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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

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

For northerners everywhere

Advantages: Amusing, a light read
Disadvantages: May not interest you if you have no connections with the north

This book provides a light hearted look at the North/South divide from the point of view of a proud northerner, Judith Holder (author of Grumpy Old Women) and featuring many contributions from other proud northerners, along with a few ‘southern wusses.’ ...

moistbabe 19.10.2011 · Read full review
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Review of It's Grim Up North - Judith Holder