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It seems I am a 'Grumpy Old Woman'

Advantages: Entertaining in small doses
Disadvantages: Not a book I can read from cover to cover in one session

Grumpy Old Women by Judith Holder BBC Books ISBN: 0563522534I picked this book up through Bookcrossing in Derby as I really love the TV programme and thought it might be entertaining. This is not the sort of book I tend to buy so it is great to be able to ...

catsholiday 25.09.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Grumpy Old Women - Judith Holder

Who says you've got to be old to be grumpy?

Advantages: Relatable content presented in a humourous way
Disadvantages: Original price was a bit much for the size of book

I suspect I'm not exactly the target market for this book - I was twenty-one when I got it for Christmas - but that doesn't mean to say I don't enjoy reading it. Based on the BBC series (and including many quotes from the programme's featured contributing ...

KateHurst 02.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Grumpy Old Women - Judith Holder

Salting genuine advice with sly humour

Advantages: Genuine, actual advice within on a range of concerns with a nice twist
Disadvantages: It's destined to be cracked open only on the lavatory

Ah, the book which comes across as lessons told by a sarcastic and sly, yet knowledgable and dependable father figure. The author Nick Harper has, to his credit, done his research and consulted a great variety of experts in their field and assimilated it ...

Mk2twin40 04.11.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Man Skills - Nick Harper

50 Shades, Belfast style

Advantages: Great read, very funny
Disadvantages: None, although you do need to have some understanding of the Belfastian language!

...Most people have heard of the '50 Shades of Grey' trilogy, but this is 50 shades Belfast style and of course it's red, white and blue rather than grey! You do need to read this book with a Belfast accent otherwise it won't make sense, as it is written in ...

euphie 04.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of 50 Shades of Red, White and Blue - Leesa Harker

The Idle Parent is brilliant!

Advantages: This book is humorous and encouraging.
Disadvantages: He does repeat the same point a few times.

...I found this book to be completely inspirational. With so many baby books out there, telling you to do so much with your baby, this book does the opposite. He reinforces the idea that children are not useless and neither are the parents. Letting chil ...

lazandra 05.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Idle Parent: Why Less Means More When Raising Kids - Tom Hodgkinson