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Review of Aristotle - Dick King-Smith by BlackSwan

Advantages: Unpatronising with a gentle message on personal security
Disadvantages: Not particularly engaging

“Aristotle” (also known as “The Nine Lives of Aristotle”) is a whimsical tale, published in 2003 by Walker Books, created by one of the world’s most prolific children’s authors, Dick King-Smith. The story concerns the early life and (mis)adventures of a g ... Read review

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29.04.2016 15:49
An Enchanting Children's Novel
Review of The River at Green Knowe - Lucy M. Boston by justarube

Advantages: Enjoyable book.
Disadvantages: None.

This is the third book in a series of six written by Lucy M. Boston. Each novel revolves around a magical and 'haunted' house called 'Green Knowe'. The first two novels are seen from the perspective of schoolboy Tolly who goes to Green Knowe to stay with ... Read review

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Might need to have a look! by Secre
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29.04.2016 13:38
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Restless- A gasp out loud spy thriller.
Review of Restless - William Boyd by splishsplash

Advantages: A story line that will keep you up late reading it.
Disadvantages: Some may find the two stories running in tandem a little annoying.

Spy thrillers are not normally my first choice for reading but I was drawn to this one as the cover had "Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2006" on the cover so I knew I would be in for a good read, better than many books that I have picked up from our loc ... Read review

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Seems good by LiveMusicLoverLyn

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29.04.2016 12:47
Demon Road - Book Review
Review of Demon Road - Derek Landy by dragon747

Advantages: interesting premise
Disadvantages: characters are a little annoying

...such as un-dead serial killers, demon ... Read review

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Skulduggery Pleasant! by LiveMusicLoverLyn
Nicely done. by afy9mab
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27.04.2016 06:48
Knowing Me Knowing You
Review of Knowing Me Knowing You - Brian Finnegan by jules.34

Advantages: A Great Read
Disadvantages: Cannot Think of Any

This is a book with an Abba theme, hence the title being the name of an Abba song. The story begins in August 1983 when four friends - Maggie, Dee, Charlie and Daniel - are out on a boat. They are talking about Abba (they have formed an Abba fan club) a ... Read review

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Can't stand 'Abba.' by 1st2thebar
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26.04.2016 18:01
Stick with Usborne
Review of Usborne Sticker Dolly Dressing: Movie Stars - Fiona Watt by Scarlet.Sky

Advantages: Fun, colourful and educational,
Disadvantages: some stickers are small and tear easily

...Sticker Dolly Dressing books by Usborne are fabulous for children. However, my older sister is an adult with autism and she finds these sticker books very engaging too. She really enjoyed dressing up the various dolls printed across the p ... Read review

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25.04.2016 14:10
Dark Secrets Buried, But Not For Long
Review of Silent Creed - Alex Kava by gothic_moon

Advantages: Memorable characters, engaging writing style, good chapter length, vivid scenes
Disadvantages: Not entirely believable

...is one of them. Thankfully, Silent Creed didn’t disappoint and I whipped through this quite qu ... Read review

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Please give a rescue dog a home! by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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25.04.2016 08:40
"Like a whisper in the Air" du Maurier's Descriptive Style Wins
Review of I'll Never be Young Again - Daphne Du Maurier by LiveMusicLoverLyn

Advantages: Du Mauriers lovely descriptive style
Disadvantages: Old fashioned prose and slow start

I'll Never be Young Again - Daphne Du Maurier Having loved Rebecca and the adventure and atmosphere of Jamaica Inn, both which I have read twice and read some non-fiction by du Maurier, I thought I knew her work and I rate her as among my favourite auth ... Read review

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Lovely insight by Bollinger28
Sorry - catch up with no E's! by Secre
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22.04.2016 09:58
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She's not my Nanny Ogg
Review of Nanny Ogg's Cookbook - Terry Pratchett, Stephen Briggs, Tina Hannan by angelfish28

Advantages: great for Discworld fans and cooks everywhere
Disadvantages: If you dont know the Disc you might not be amused

My attempts to keep fit are often thwarted by my liking for calorific foods and addiction to curling up on the sofa with a book. One of my favourite authors is Sir Terry Pratchett who has since my early teens managed to capture my interest with his books ... Read review

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Good review. by Absinthe_Fairy
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19.04.2016 00:28
A Novel Which Brings A City To Life...
Review of Consolation - Michael Redhill by justarube

Advantages: Well written, has depth.
Disadvantages: None.

I first read this book just before going to Toronto for a holiday. I'd actually been searching online for podcasts of city tours which I could load onto my mp3 player and listen to whilst walking around the city. I eventually found one of these tours whic ... Read review

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I'd want to read it before going too by LiveMusicLoverLyn
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18.04.2016 09:12
Sniffing Out A Good Crime Thriller
Review of Breaking Creed - Alex Kava by gothic_moon

Advantages: Intriguing & absorbing premise, warm characters, well written, good pace
Disadvantages: None for me

On the cover we’re told this is from the ‘Bestselling author of the Maggie O’Dell Series’, and that this is ‘The first in a thrilling new series starring Ryder Creed’. Of course, these things only really interest those who are familiar with Kava, but tur ... Read review

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Excellent. by mikemelmak
An E from me, great info. by jb0077
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17.04.2016 13:48
A Strange And Compelling Story...
Review of The Third Policeman - Flann O'Brien by justarube

Advantages: Unique, well written.
Disadvantages: None.

...clues to delve deeper into the story and to try and figure out the secrets of the show. Early in the show the producers started to highli ... Read review

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I did not guess the ending! by mikemelmak
Classic O'Brien. Have you by any chance come across At-Swim-Two-Birds, which is even stranger, but certainly funnier. by torr

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17.04.2016 08:32
Discover The Children Of Green Knowe!
Review of The Stones of Green Knowe - L.M. Boston by justarube

Advantages: Well written, engaging, entrancing.
Disadvantages: None.

...I was a child. It's the final novel in a six book series by the author Lucy.M Boston. Generally the series is referred to as 'The Children Of Green Knowe' collection and this is also the name of the first book in the s ... Read review

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Good write up. by 1st2thebar
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15.04.2016 08:12
Thomas & Friends Sodors Legend of the Lost Treasure - W Awdry
Review of Thomas & Friends Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure - W. Awdry by K2705

Advantages: Price, story, pictures.
Disadvantages: None.

Aswell has having hundreds of Thomas the Tank themed toys as you can probably guess we also have the books aswell. On Christmas Eve I did my 2 Sons a Christmas Eve box including various things such as a DVD, activity books and this particular book as it ... Read review

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good review by mumsymary
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14.04.2016 19:36
Mice may look cute, but they can be very naughty.
Review of The Tale of Two Bad Mice - Beatrix Potter by CoffeeQueen68

Advantages: A lovely little story for children & Beatrix Potter fans.
Disadvantages: None.

...child, and decided on purchasing the books again that I loved as a child. The latest book I have acquired is ... Read review

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Charming tale. by mikemelmak
Well reviewed! by CelticSoulSister
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14.04.2016 19:21
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