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Wallace and Albert

Advantages: Witty, imaginative, some gems
Disadvantages: Inconsistency, some characters overworked

Like the two Jungle Book volumes, this is a book I found while clearing my Mum’s house due it being up for sale. People of an older generation may well have heard of some of the comical monologues performed by Stanley Holloway (but many were penned by o ...

2mennycds 28.10.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Stanley Holloway Monologues - Stanley Holloway

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

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 Fame Monster

Advantages: Very current, scarily insightful at times
Disadvantages: Confusing style in places

I have what is perhaps a regular-sized interest in A and B-list celebrities. I can name the off-spring of many an actress, tell you who the spokespeople for certain brands are, write a list of celebs with publicly declared devotions to certain religions, ...

zoe_page 27.07.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Celebrity - Marina Hyde