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Her Mummy Knew But Did Nothing **

Advantages: excellent read
Disadvantages: extermely vivid and upsetting

Over the past month or so I have been reading a lot of books – which is very unlike me as I much prefer to either watch TV or browse the internet. I am actually starting to enjoy reading very much and find that when I have a book I am really enjoying I ca ...

just.bcoz 27.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Mummy Knew - Lisa James

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Mummy Knew Is A Brilliant Book

Advantages: Mummy Knew will lift your spirit and take your emotional intelligence to a new level.
Disadvantages: Mummy Knew will raise your pulse, triple your heart-rate & deprive you of any sleep you may need!

Mummy Knew is the BEST true story I've read in years and I would say it sets itself completely apart from the whole genre. Thanks to Lisa James, it has a very unique writing style which holds you mesmerized by wonderful detail and a gift for unravelling t ...

hollywoodguru 18.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Mummy Knew - Lisa James

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Can love conquer all?

Advantages: Excellent writing, well researched historical detail
Disadvantages: None

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You is another one of the many First World War novels that attempt to emulate the success of the classic war story, Birdsong. This novel is one of the few that come close; it tells the story of the men fighting in ...

dee7778 12.05.2012 · Read full review
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Review of My Dear I Wanted to Tell You - Louisa Young

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My Dear I Wanted to Tell You About this Story

Advantages: WWI setting, great characters, historical research used well in the story
Disadvantages: Rose was an intriguing character and there wasn't enough about her

This moving historical novel tells the story of 5 people during World War I, and the opportunities, dangers and changes they face. Working class Riley Purefoy has had a grammar school education, and an insight into upper middle class artistic life. He ha ...

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Review of My Dear I Wanted to Tell You - Louisa Young

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Good, historical story which I learned a lot from reading

Advantages: Good read, you learn from it, good for all readers
Disadvantages: Not really any for me

SUFFRAGETTE Last year in my history lessons at school we were studying women's history and how they got the vote around a hundred years ago. I think I am quite good at history and I enjoy learning about the past. My mum and sister like these books ...

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Review of My Story: Suffragette - Carol Drinkwater

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