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Happy Campers

Advantages: A really good read
Disadvantages: none

...may not have heard of her, Jennifer Chiaverini has written a number of books, called the Elm Creek Quilts series. I have read and enjoyed all the others so I had to get this one. This book is actually a prequel to the others. It ...

Madge11 17.09.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Sugar Camp Quilt - Jennifer Chiaverini

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Uhtred fights on...again

Advantages: Storytelling, flows through, characters, entertainment
Disadvantages: So repetitive of the previous books, gets a little tedious due to this

Bernard Cornwell's series covering the end of the 9th Century and the beginning of the 10th is now 6 books in the making I believe, and shows no sign of stopping. This is the latest, released in paperback this year, and I am now satisfied that I have fina ...

pmcds 28.12.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Death of Kings - Bernard Cornwell

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Hard Times indeed

Advantages: Interesting snapshot of life in 1841
Disadvantages: Didn't focus on main characters enough

...About a year ago I read my first novel by Sara Fraser ‘ The Workhouse Doctor’ with mixed views on it. I always try and reserve judgement on an author until I have read at least two books by them. So finally here is my second review on t ...

CPTDANIELS 29.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Surgeon's Apprentice - Sara Fraser

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Not so elusive anymore

Advantages: great read, wonderful character, brilliant adventure
Disadvantages: I still don't have the rest of the series

...now, a friend found a copy of The Scarlet Pimpernel in a charity shop. She bought it and loved it. She lent the book to me to read and did a tour of all the charity and second hand book shops in the area, finding two or three others i ...

87degrees 25.08.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Elusive Pimpernel (Scarlet Pimpernel) - Baronnesse Orczy

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