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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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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, I’m not a big fan of Catherine Cookson, I’ve 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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TRAGEDY DAWNS . . . . .

Advantages: Simple to follow
Disadvantages: Could be depressing.

Virginia Andrews was a late starter as a novelist, only publishing her first novel, ‘flowers in the attic’, in 1979, seven years before she died. However, in those few years of publishing Andrews managed to add forty novels to her list of achievements, wh ...

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Review of Dawn - Virginia Andrews

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Another Series of the same...

Advantages: Good entertainment value, keeps you occupied
Disadvantages: Too similair to the rest

Virginia Andrews was born in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1924, she was one of three children and had a happy childhood. Then when we was 15 tragedy struck when she accidentally fell down the stairs and ended up spending the rest of her life in a wheelchair. ...

Romey 12.04.2004 · Read full review
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