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Review of Blue Monday - Nicci French by frankiecesca

Advantages: Great plot and well written
Disadvantages: None

I’ve now read quite a few Nicci French books and really do enjoy them. I have no bought a few others over the years and some are still sat on my book cases waiting to be picked as my next read. This one is one of the newer ones even though t was actually ... Read review

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Lovely review =) by BrutalHonesty91
Interesting by LiveMusicLoverLyn

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07.12.2016 13:46
I Once Was "Lost"...
Review of The Lost Chronicles: The Official Companion Book - Mark Cotta Vaz by Soho_Black

Advantages: Well put together reminder
Disadvantages: Very out of date now

...first shown on TV in the UK. Whilst we were able to enjoy the first couple of series on Channel 4, neither of us had a Sky subscription when they bought the rights to screen it fro ... Read review

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Handy by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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05.12.2016 20:49
Rock Family Trees - A must for any quiz and music enthusiast
Review of The Complete Rock Family Trees - Pete Frame by catsholiday

Advantages: Packed full of interesting information
Disadvantages: Print is a little small so you may need a magnifying glass to help read some

The Complete Rock Family Trees Author: Pete Frame Publisher: Omnibus Press; 01 edition (1 Dec. 1983) ISBN-10: 0711904650 ISBN-13: 978-0711904651 I bought this book for my husband many years ago as he is very interested in connections between differen ... Read review

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sounds a great read by 2mennycds
Very well written! I'm all out of E's though :( by Classicc
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03.12.2016 20:44
A phizz-whizzing collection of whizz-popping books!
Review of Roald Dahl's Scrumdidlyumptious Story Collection - Roald Dahl by stephbond1989

Advantages: A fantastic collection of books for children and adults alike!
Disadvantages: The full 15 book collection is actually cheaper than this!

Roald Dahl’s Scrumdiddlyumptious Story Collection Introduction When I was a young girl, I love books! I always had a story read to be at bedtime, and once I was old enough to read, I would always have a book on the go. My mum introduced me ... Read review

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super review!! by bettyboo47
Great review, but my Es are in short supply! by 2mennycds
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02.12.2016 13:15
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Opposites by Emma Thomson - three years worth of learning!
Review of Opposites - Emma Thomson by snow_drops

Advantages: beautiful, gentle illustrations, useful learning tool for language, short and sweet
Disadvantages: might be too simple for some children

Opposites by Emma Thomson Price: RRP £3.99 Available: Waterstones, Amazon, Speedy Hen, and other online book retailers Suitable: from birth (to approximately two or three years old) Offers: none currently Author: Emma Thomson Illustrator: Emma Th ... Read review

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well reviewed by StewwyB
amazing how such a simple book can fire the imagination!! by bettyboo47
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01.12.2016 08:57
A secret well shared
Review of In Spain's Secret Wilderness - Mike Tomkies by 2mennycds

Advantages: Fascinating accounts of personal encounters with wildlife in Spain
Disadvantages: At least one map should have been included!

...gave up a successful career in journalism – including being on first-name terms with a number of Hollywood stars – for a very back-to-basics life, initially in Canada and then in the Scottish Highlands. This is an unusual book in that it dea ... Read review

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Thorough review. by IzzyS
Fab review! by Chippytarka
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30.11.2016 07:29
Complete, But Uninspired
Review of The Complete Kylie Minogue - Simon Sheridan by Soho_Black

Advantages: Well researched
Disadvantages: Repetitive in format

...looked more likely to be the one who would have a singing career. So Simon Sheridan’s “The Complete Kylie” was going to be a trip down memory lane as much ... Read review

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Definitely not interested, but excellent review! :) by eve6kicksass
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29.11.2016 21:46
*(*The Magic & Madness that Defined a Superstar *(*
Review of Michael Jackson: The Magic & the Madness - J.Randy Taraborrelli by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Definitive ~ inside view
Disadvantages: None

Michael Jackson the Magic and the Madness by J Randy Taraborrelli There has been so much written and so much speculation about the life and career of Michael Jackson that I wonder if it is really almost impossible to extricate the truth of the man from ... Read review

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i would be interested to read this, he always seemed such a tortured soul to me. by siberian-queen
I've this also and agree that it's very good. What a pity MJ's reputation has been tarnished by the allegations of child abuse. Some of the muck is bound to stick. by mikemelmak

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26.11.2016 12:38
My Booky Wook - Russell Brand -
Review of My Booky Wook - Russell Brand by snow_drops

Advantages: interesting, candid, funny in parts, seems to be an honest account
Disadvantages: not for people who don't like Russell Brand as his distinctive 'voice' is present throughout

My Booky Wook by Russell Brand Price: paperback £8.99, kindle edition £5.99 Availability: Amazon Suitable: not rating stated, but does contain adult themes (sex, drugs, swearing) Offers: none currently Author: Russell Brand Published: Hodder Pape ... Read review

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I didn't know he'd written so many books! by mikemelmak
Brilliant review but I'm afraid I loathe him especially after the Andrew Sachs incident - and the belated "apology" that was wrung out of him. by 2mennycds

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26.11.2016 10:00
You've seen the film - now read the book
Review of The Talented Mr.Ripley - Patricia Highsmith by Calla76

Advantages: Gripping, inventive, fascinating
Disadvantages: None for me

About the book THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY BY PATRICIA HIGHSMITH FIRST PUBLISHED 1955 BY COWARD-MCCANN 252 PAGES The synopsis Like a hero in a latter-day Henry James novel, Tom Ripley travels to Italy with a commission to coax a prodigal young ... Read review

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helpful by catsholiday
good review by 2mennycds

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25.11.2016 20:27
How to prove proud, stubborn students wrong.
Review of Legal Skills - Emily Finch by Egosumcaudex

Advantages: Easy to read, a guide for your law course, focuses on practical skills not just exam skills
Disadvantages: Its money for a textbook which isn't necessary for your core modules

If you make it into university, students generally get the sense that they are smart. Having recently started doing an undergraduate in law, my first impression when I saw this book was 'you have got to be kidding.' Some of the skills focused on are extre ... Read review

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Excellent review, welcome to Ciao! :) by eve6kicksass
Welcome to the site = great start =) by BrutalHonesty91
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24.11.2016 18:53
One of the best books I ever read
Review of The Mennyms - Sylvia Waugh by Ag108

Advantages: a heartwarming story with original characters and plot
Disadvantages: -

The first time I read the book, I was very, very impressed, because I would never think it was possible to come up with such an original story. Sylvia Vaugh wrote a novel that was highly underestimated by media, the story about a family who is nowhere els ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
Good review. by IzzyS

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22.11.2016 21:57
Reigning Men
Review of Marcus Aurelius - Frank Mclynn by 1st2thebar

Advantages: Admirably explored and an education for enthusiasts and young Classic scholars
Disadvantages: The several pages of illustrations were superfluous

...stated he took pride in Marcus Aurelius's book called: 'Meditations' - sadly, he neither comprehended or practiced con ... Read review

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E review by mumsymary
Not something I have any experience with but a stunningly good review that would have an E if I had one left to give!!!!!! by SnowSurprise

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22.11.2016 17:23
In a Gospel Far, Far, Away
Review of The Gospel According To Star Wars - John C. McDowell by Soho_Black

Advantages: A decent thematic discussion of the "Star Wars" universe
Disadvantages: No recognisable linking of the two subjects

...their religion as Jedi in the 2001 census and 176,000 maintaining that belief 10 years later, it’s perhaps hardly surprising that someone would want to relate “Star Wars” and Christianity, as it’s not entirely uncommon for Christian ... Read review

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Good stuff by anonymili
vh :o) by euphie
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21.11.2016 22:03
Don't read that! ... You might like it
Review of The Bad Beginning - Lemony Snicket by Ag108

Advantages: original attitude of the author; a dark, but humorous narrative
Disadvantages: To some it was repetitive, but was it a disadvantage? I don't think so.

...heard about this book for the first time. It was described in a newspaper designed for Harry Potter fans. One of the section of the magazine treated about the books “that were similar to Potter”. While I can agree the books was a ... Read review

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I used to love these books!!!!!! by SnowSurprise

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20.11.2016 23:37
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