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Description Danielle is resentful when her mother cannot afford to send her to art school. She loses job after job when her temper gets the better of her, so when she discovers that her mother gave birth to her a... more

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Description Meg (Mira Sorvino) wise-talking Raychel (Mariah Carey) and wannabe dancer Kate (Melora Walters) become friends while waitressing at an Italian restaurant. When Meg realizes that the restaurant is mob-... more

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“Not only for the wise”

published 19/10/2005

AdvantagesA joyful celebreation of life

DisadvantagesIt ends...

...Wise Children, like all Angela Carter's novels, is very, very, very hard to quantify. The novel itself is a minefield of clichés, stock characters and contrived situations waiting to happen. My point being: this never happens. Ever. Not at all. This does not seem possible. Contextualisation: knowing the name and not much else I picked up the novel second hand, having read the first few...

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AdvantagesWell written and good historical facts in places

DisadvantagesBit weird and unbelievable in places too!

...I have just finished The Wise Woman by Philippa Gregory. This is one of her standalone novels published in 1992. I am working my way through all of Gregory's books having really enjoyed the ones I have read in her Tudor series. The Wise Woman is about a young girl call Alys. To escape a life of poverty in an old shack with the woman who adopted her when she was left on her doorstep, Morach...

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AdvantagesComplete peace of mind - takes the worry out of motoring.

DisadvantagesIt is not cheap but if you want cheap go to someone else and take a risk.

...the trade told me that they were all 'crap' and a waste of money. They would do their best to avoid paying out on claims. However I carried on and found Warrantywise. Apparently motoring correspondent Quentin Willson had given the same thumbs down on Top Gear and was approached by Warranty Wise who challenged him to design a policy he would approve of himself. This he did, and I was so impressed I...

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