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A Beautiful Book About A Horrible Man

Advantages: Treads a delicate line between revolting us and making us feel sympathy
Disadvantages: The issue of the death is never really resolved

...Not one for the sun lounger An Obedient Father by Akhil Sharma is not an easy or comfortable book to read but is one the reader feels compelled to get through. It touches on horrible behaviour but oddly manages at times to make the reader almost feel ...

koshkha 15.05.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of An Obedient Father - Akhil Sharma

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Always fun to read a Kelk book!

Advantages: Easy summer reading and enjoyable storyline and characters
Disadvantages: None

I always enjoy Lindsey Kelk books and keep my eyes out for them being released. I got very excited when I heard she was releasing a new one that wasnít part of any of the series of books and after reading bits of teasers the author kept releasing on her F ...

frankiecesca 14.07.2015 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Always the Bridesmaid - Kelk, Lindsey

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A Song for Issy Bradley

Advantages: fantastic read
Disadvantages: Very sad in places

...This is another book that I saw on NetGalley that I liked the look of and thankfully my request for the book was granted.† While I was leafing through the chapter titles, I noticed a few were Biblical references which did put me off slightly as although I ...

euphie 02.09.2014 ∑ Read full review
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Review of A Song for Issy Bradley - Carys Bray

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Two wrongs don't make a right...

Advantages: Quite compelling in parts.
Disadvantages: Could not warm to the characters.

Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career as a Geneticist, renowned in her field. Married to Guy, with two grown up children she doesn't really want for anything. Or does she? As one day she makes the most irrational of decisions. Whilst giving evidence ...

JEFFJEN 05.03.2014 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Apple Tree Yard - Louise Doughty

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A desperately sad story of young love and loss

Advantages: Compelling characters and vivid descriptions
Disadvantages: Will be too shocking for some readers to handle

A Love Story with a lot of Differences ĎAli and Ramazaní, written by Turkish novelist and journalist Perihan Magden and translated by Ruth Whitehouse, is a story of young love. Thatís not an unusual topic for a novel but in this case, itís a very diff ...

koshkha 04.08.2014 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Ali and Ramazan - Perihan Magden

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