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Review of Beneath The Skin - Nicci French by missrarr

Advantages: Without doubt an illustration of why French's earlier books were better.
Disadvantages: Starting to feel a little dated perhaps

Brace yourselves, people, for here be another review from "The Commuter Files" - in other words I got so fed up of being forced to travel in the company of others that I decided to lose myself in books again. There might be a few of these coming up in the ... Read review

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Definitely not one for me! by Kukana
Great review by alliewallie

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30.09.2014 22:58
'Blooming' Marvellous
Review of Cakes in Bloom - Peggy Porschen by haybel19

Advantages: beautiful photography wide range of flowers clear step by step instructions
Disadvantages: none

At the beginning of the year I started a cake decorating class and it was not long before I became interesting in making sugar flowers and searching for books on the topic. During one of my Amazon searches I discovered that Peggy Porchen whose flower skil ... Read review

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Good read x by angelboouk123
Nice review by alliewallie
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30.09.2014 22:38
A game changer and for good reason!
Review of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd - Agatha Christie by horcruxer1

Advantages: The reveal of who murdered Roger Ackroyd will blow you away
Disadvantages: You probably won't be as shocked by a crime novel again

This is the novel that really caught the public's attention and cemented Agatha Christie as the 'Queen of Crime'. What sets this novel apart is its ingenious structure and surprise reveal at the end, which shattered the traditional rules of crime novels a ... Read review

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30.09.2014 18:56
An Agatha Christie novel with a difference
Review of The ABC Murders - Agatha Christie by horcruxer1

Advantages: Sense of urgency and panic, serial killer on the loose, ingenious method of selecting his victims
Disadvantages: Maybe could have done with a few more murders?

...a crazed serial killer on the loose, but what's fascinating about this killer is how he chooses which people to kill. At first he goes for Alice Ascher in ... Read review

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More personal opinion would get you higher rates by euphie
No thought behind the analogy. More details required. by 1st2thebar

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30.09.2014 17:32
You'll never guess who did it...
Review of Murder on the Orient Express - Agatha Christie by horcruxer1

Advantages: Surprise reveal at the end
Disadvantages: Though the ending is great, some would argue it's not that believable

...I read who did it! Murder on the Orient Express is a classic Christie novel set on, you guessed it, the Orient Express, which gets stuck in a snowstorm. Of course, there's murder afoot and Poirot is on the case i ... Read review

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More information would be helpful by euphie
I love all things Christie. by ravingreviewer

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30.09.2014 17:21
Who are you New Doctor Who?
Review of The Official Doctor Who Annual 2015 - BBC by Chippytarka

Advantages: Easy to read, good mix of different puzzles & write ups, excelllent pictures
Disadvantages: Not as much on the new Doctor as a fan may like

...had a few weeks in the new school year which has meant changes for both of my children. One child now is in full time rather than part time nursery care, and in a new room with new teachers. The other child has moved up a year, new classroom, ne ... Read review

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Excellent review. by Absinthe_Fairy
Brilliant review by AnneLorraine1
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30.09.2014 12:56
More like a bloody Sure Start Center these days...
Review of Library services by thedevilinme

Advantages: Free to use
Disadvantages: Degraded every eyar

My local library service is like a crèche these days, packed full of screaming kids playing on plastic castles, the books scattered around the place they are supposed to be reading, used to build the ramparts, libraries the new Sure Start centers as the T ... Read review

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Libraries have changed so much. Its a shame most of them aren't being used and run to their full potential as they are such an asset or can be in a community!xx by Chippytarka

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30.09.2014 11:10
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A sequel within a series
Review of Police - Jo Nesbo by pdoyle007

Advantages: A great story and characters you know
Disadvantages: None

The 'Harry Hole' series has now reached 10 books based around the brilliant but (former/sometime) alcoholic Oslo detective. The books were originally written in Norweigan, but due to their success have been translated successfully into English. The novel ... Read review

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good read by mumsymary
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30.09.2014 11:04
~ * Won't Forget This! * ~
Review of Remember Me? - Sophie Kinsella by xd-o-n-z-x

Advantages: Plot, characters, easy-reading
Disadvantages: nothing major!

Along with Paige Toon, Sophie Kinsella is one of my favourite authors. I am huge chick-lit fan and so Sophie’s books are right up my street. I have read quite a lot of her books, however I am always on the lookout for more. So when I came across this book ... Read review

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30.09.2014 08:41
Danger at Totleigh Towers
Review of Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves - P. G. Wodehouse by JOHNV

Advantages: Certainly one of the funniest of Wodehouse's last books
Disadvantages: Possibly a little predictable, but still fun

P.G. Wodehouse P.G. Wodehouse (1881-1975), that most prolific writer of comic fiction, was heading for his twilight years when ‘Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves’, the ninth of his eleven novels featuring the Bertie Wooster and Jeeves partnership, was publis ... Read review

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29.09.2014 19:38
There's a lot of shades to Mr Grey.
Review of Fifty Shades of Grey - E L James by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: Good read in parts and lots of hotness.
Disadvantages: The writing style is a bit weak.

Author: E L James Published: 2011 Publisher: Arrow Books ISBN: 9780099579939 Pages: 514 Introduction I first heard about this book from my brother when he asked me if I had read it. I hadn't at that point, but my sister-in-law had read it (bro ... Read review

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VH. I too gave in to curiosity when it came out. Was not impressed! by missrarr

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29.09.2014 11:04
Read for free...
Review of Library services by ravingreviewer

Advantages: Good community resource.
Disadvantages: Some charges.

...am writing this review on library services, however I am going to have to state at the outset that I am writing this based on my experiences of having used the library services in Plymouth. And so therefore, any similarities or differences I hope are go ... Read review

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Well reviewed.x by Pmshack99
Well covered. I haven't used my local library in quite some time but im glad its there regardless. by IzzyS

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28.09.2014 19:21
Another great Famous Five adventure
Review of Five on Kirrin Island Again - Enid Blyton by rolandrat123

Advantages: Good wholesome adventures - with ginger beer included!
Disadvantages: Some may find it a little dated

Cost and Editions Paperback: 208 pages Publisher: Hodder Children's Books; New Ed edition (19 Mar 1997) ISBN-13: 978-0340681114 Full price on Amazon is £4.79 for the paperback but can be bought for 1p plus postage second hand. There are many other ... Read review

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28.09.2014 18:44
A Whodunit set in 1950s Yorkshire
Review of Tuppenny Hat Detective - Brian Sellars by moistbabe

Advantages: Held my interest, great descriptions evoking the era and the place
Disadvantages: Dialect may be off-putting to non-locals

In Sheffield in 1951, 11 year old Billy Perks gets more than he bargained for when he goes to get his ball back from the house of Anabel Loveday, the ‘Old Star Woman’ (so called because she used to sell The Star newspaper on the streets.) There Billy fi ... Read review

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28.09.2014 18:32
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Beauty Under Siege
Review of The Madonnas of Leningrad - Debra Dean by hiker

Advantages: Brutally honest and surprisingly beautiful.
Disadvantages: None

...this is happening. She studies the faces, knows she should recognise them and tries to say something sensible... which is very hard when you don't know who they are, why they are here or what you call... "th ... Read review

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An excellent review. John by Coloneljohn
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28.09.2014 18:31
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