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Review of Benedict the Gateway - A J Chess by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Fast Paced Adventure
Disadvantages: Only from Amazon

BENEDICT The Gateway I have tried very hard to interest you in this book without including any spoilers, I hope I have succeded: Things were not going well for Lucy Wilson. Her aunt was dead and her house ransacked. The last thing she needed (or expecte ... Read review

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14.07.2014 17:14
Politics and treasure hunting can be dangerous.
Review of The Sea Without A Shore - David Drake by Coloneljohn

Advantages: A thoroughly enjoyable addition to the series.
Disadvantages: Some will be put off by the science fiction nature of the work

...Sea without a shore” is the latest edition (10th) to the Lt Leary/RCN saga of stories which shows no signs of fading away with failing quality of writing. Like others, Mr Drake has used historical events here as his basis as he explains ... Read review

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Well that certainly gave you more to get your teeth into and lead to a first rate review. R. by RICHADA
E review! by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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14.07.2014 09:38
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Sweet Venom - Book Review
Review of Sweet Venom - Tera Lynn Childs by dragon747

Advantages: great read
Disadvantages: none

...some brilliant YA books and Sweet Venom is yet another fantastic read to add to your bookshelves. Rich with mythology, it is a light hearted story with a fresh concept - and written with the usual wit and charm that I've come ... Read review

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Great x by xmum2fourx
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14.07.2014 05:22
Me and Mr Jones
Review of Me and Mr Jones - Lucy Diamond by jules.34

Advantages: Great escapism
Disadvantages: Far fetched in places

When I saw this book in my local library, I thought it looked a good book so decided to give it a try. It turned out to be a perfect summer read - I was in Center Parcs for a few days this week and read it while away. It was such an easy book to get int ... Read review

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great x by sparkleychel

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13.07.2014 21:05
Not Keeping Up Appearances
Review of Coronation Talkies - Susan Kurosawa by hiker

Advantages: Great fun
Disadvantages: None

There's a generation (so I'm told) that thinks that sex was invented in the 1960s and that it was also round about then that women started taking control of their own destinies. Obviously, this is a generation that never talked to their grandmothers and, ... Read review

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That dos appeal to me - great r by catsholiday
Nicely reviewed. John by Coloneljohn
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13.07.2014 13:32
Portent? Poor me more like!
Review of Portent - James Herbert by FloridaDino

Advantages: big type
Disadvantages: 384 pages, written in English

I've read a few James Herbert books down the years, and found he can be a little hit and miss. Some books I've really enjoyed, many not so. In the midst of a clear out of late, I came across this which had been hiding for some 15 odd years behind a shelf, ... Read review

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I like Herbert's stuff. by Jarisleif
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11.07.2014 14:30
Vessel - Book Review
Review of Vessel - Sarah Beth Durst by dragon747

Advantages: great read
Disadvantages: none

I had never heard of Sarah Beth Durst before and knew nothing of her books. Yet when someone recommended this story to me, I knew instantly she was an author I needed to check out. Being a big fan of fantasy, I enjoyed all the magical elements hidden with ... Read review

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nice review by blissman70
Great by Jarisleif
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11.07.2014 09:22
Busy Fun
Review of A Busy Day With Toby The Tractor by kat123456

Advantages: cheap, play mat is fun
Disadvantages: story is dull, could be more to it

...received this ‘busy book’ as a gift from his grandparents. He already owned the Thomas & Friends Busy Book and loved it so he was pleased to receive this, which has a similar concept. This currently prices at £3 on Waterstones website. The ‘bo ... Read review

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Nicely reviewed by catsholiday
Excellently reviewed. John by Coloneljohn
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11.07.2014 07:40
A fast paced adventure with lots of excitment
Review of Five Go to Mystery Moor - Enid Blyton by rolandrat123

Advantages: Exciting and innocent adventures
Disadvantages: may be a little dated in places

Background The Famous Five are the titles of a series of 21 books written by Enid Blyton and published between 1942 and 1963. The Famous Five are siblings Julian, Dick and Anne with the other two being their cousin Georgina (who is a tomboy and in ... Read review

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10.07.2014 17:55
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A quiet camping trip turns into a mystery and adventure
Review of Five Go to Billycock Hill - Enid Blyton by rolandrat123

Advantages: Lovely innocent adventure story
Disadvantages: Maybe a bit old fashioned in places for some

...published between 1942 and 1963. The Five of the title are three siblings Julian, Dick and sister Anne Kirrin and their tomboy cousin Georgina together with her ... Read review

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10.07.2014 17:52
Guilty?... Or not guilty?
Review of The Guilty One - Lisa Ballantyne by JEFFJEN

Advantages: Absorbing read overall
Disadvantages: Story lacks depth in parts and moves slowly at times

A little boy was found dead in a children's playground... Daniel Hunter is a London-based solicitor who has spent years defending lost causes, but his life changes when he is introduced to eleven-year-old Sebastian, who is accused of murdering an ei ... Read review

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This sounds like a great summer read by dee7778
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09.07.2014 22:38
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A thoughtfowl piece of work?
Review of In His Own Write: A Spaniard in the Works - John Lennon by JOHNV

Advantages: Amusing in small doses
Disadvantages: Humour is a personal thing; rather dated nowadays

The author John Lennon was one of the most famous people of the 20th century. You don’t need me to tell you that he was a Liverpudlian singer-songwriter, peace activist, musician, and one of The Beatles, who spent the last few years of his life li ... Read review

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Great review by Gingerkitty
Not sure I'd really 'get' it by hiker

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09.07.2014 19:48
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The Deadhouse by Linda Fairstein American Crime Thriller
Review of The Deadhouse - Linda Fairstein by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Formulaic person gets murdered and our protagonist sets out to solve the murder.
Disadvantages: see advantages as it depends what you like.

The Deadhouse Linda Fairstein One of the genres of fiction I enjoy is crime thriller; however I have to be in the right mood to start a book in this genre and that might be why whilst I read a lot it has taken me almost two years to open the first page ... Read review

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very well reviewed x by spanielize
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08.07.2014 17:11
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Continuing to set the benchmark
Review of Pagan Lord - Bernard Cornwell by pdoyle007

Advantages: Great Story
Disadvantages: None

Bernard Cornwell is one of my favourite authors, with the excellent 'Sharpe' and 'Warlord' series. You can tell someone is good when he is the one others are built up to be like and in the genre of historical fiction this is the benchmark. The 'Saxon Ser ... Read review

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if they are I hadn't heard but it's the same author as the 'sharpe' books so he has history on the tv screen by pdoyle007
Is this the set the BBC are planning on dramatising? by Essexgirl2006
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07.07.2014 09:55
What The Ladybird Heard!
Review of What The Ladybird Heard - Julia Donaldson by daylehall

Advantages: Lovely story, easy to read
Disadvantages: Illustrations can look a bit 'patchwork'

...a Julia Donaldson book called What The Ladybird Heard. What The Ladybird Heard is wr ... Read review

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Good review by yazoo88
Love Julia Donaldson books. x by carlz2001

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05.07.2014 20:42
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