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What an excellent adaptation

Advantages: Gripping Drama
Disadvantages: None

...I am probably writing this in slightly the wrong section, as I am referring to the recent screen adaptation of this Catherine Cookson story, rather than the novel itself. The cast was outstanding and was a really interesting story. It was the tale o ...

anjib 27.12.2000 ∑ Read full review
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Review of A Dinner of Herbs - Catherine Cookson

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Catherine Cookson - A Dinner of Herbs

Advantages: Another great Cookson Novel
Disadvantages: none

...Another great literary example of the power of words Catherine Cookson creates when pen meets paper. A tale of hardship, poverty and children that are thrust into adulthood without a thought in the world. Cookson introduces us to new characters: Rodd ...

yummy.mummy 28.02.2008 ∑ Read full review
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Review of A Dinner of Herbs - Catherine Cookson

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Ok if you've got insomnia

Advantages: If you loved all her other books then you'll love this one.
Disadvantages: If you didn't love her other books, don't bother

...bored one afternoon, and having reread every book that I own, my mother tried to stop my winging by handing me this book. Now, Iím not a big fan of Catherine Cookson, Iíve read Nana Dan which was mediocre and I skipped a lot of pages, and this nove ...

sarahbethy 23.03.2001 ∑ Read full review
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Things never really change

Advantages: good read
Disadvantages: much the same as others

Rain is the story of a young girl and the problems she faces in her life. She lives with her parents, her older brother Roy and her sister Beni. Firstly her dad is a drunk who has been known to hit her mum, they are a poor family and her dad tends t ...

bronwyn91 08.05.2003 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Rain - Virginia Andrews

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Rain - Virginia Andrews

Advantages: Easy read
Disadvantages: A bit slow in places

Rain is the first book in a 4 volume series, the subsequent titles being Lightning Strikes, Eye of the Storm and End of the Rainbow. The books follow the Hudson family and a girl of mixed race called Rain Arnold. The first book, Rain, finds the title ...

aliree 29.11.2004 ∑ Read full review
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