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And The Over-Used Phrase Award Goes To...

Advantages: very good characterisation, story holds your attention, not too predictable
Disadvantages: How many times can you use one irritating phrase??

...I have read several Catherine Cookson books and found them to be much better than I had expected and also much different. They are not all historical romances set in the 1800s! Books like The Silent Lady and The Thursday Friend are excellent, books li ...

KarenUK 16.05.2002 · Read full review
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Review of The Cultured Handmaiden - Catherine Cookson

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I'd rather have Ahern-ia than read this again

Advantages: Aspects of the plot; may appeal to some people's sense of humour
Disadvantages: The rest of the plot; forced humour isn't my thing

I'd like to say that Cecelia Ahern is a brilliant author who deserves all her success, but after reading one of her books it seems to me that having a Prime Minister for a dad may have helped her out just a little bit. The story centres on a 33-year-o ...

Starlight81 27.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Thanks for the Memories - Cecelia Ahern

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♥Memorable Chick Lit♥

Advantages: Engaging character, feel good & magical story
Disadvantages: A bit contrived, you will have to suspend your belief a bit

Bizarrely enough, my dad gave me this book, "Thanks for the Memories" over Christmas after he had read it himself. I would say he picked it up by mistake but I know that's not true. He isn't too bothered about what genre a book is - He read my "Bridget Jo ...

burtybookworm 20.01.2009 · Read full review
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Close your eyes and stare in the dark.

Advantages: A story that may remind us of people we know.
Disadvantages: May upset people who have lost a baby.

Close your eyes and stare in the dark was the advice Joyce's Dad used to give her when she was a child and couldn't sleep. He said those same words many years later. Bereavement, friendship, families, love are all covered in this delightful book, most ...

jo145 30.03.2009 · Read full review
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Thanks for another good book...

Advantages: likeable characters, easy to read
Disadvantages: ending seemed rushed

After reading ‘Where Rainbows End’ by Cecelia Ahern, and absolutely loving it, I was keen to read her novel ‘Thanks for the memories’ which I had bought at the same time. ~The Story~ Justin Hitchcock is an expert on art and architecture. He’s an Ame ...

pink_champagne 12.07.2009 · Read full review
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