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Review written by Natalie aged 9:

Absolutely brilliant! One of the best books I've ever read! I found the part when Lord Darkwater started talking to t...more
Feb 19, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
Honour Thy Father
It's been a hell of a long time sine I've given any book 5*
Totally my problem, reading block, lack of concentration etc. But this book has hit so man...more
Jun 2013
Nov 12, 2008
The Believers
Like in Notes on a Scandal this was chocca full of unlikeable characters, but rather than put me off, I found it lots of fun.
As the characters develop...more
Apr 21, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
The Bellwether Revivals
Described as part The Secret History and part Brideshead Revisited - well how could I resist?
Oscar is a care assistant in an nursing home who is draw...more
Jan 19, 2012
Jan 17, 2012
The Secrets Between Us
I’m part of the Transworld Book Group!
I'm very pleased to have received this copy through this challenge.

This is my third Louise Douglas book and did...more
Aug 18, 2011
Aug 12, 2011
The Lifeboat
A fantastic premise for a novel, having read and loved Life of Pi, this became my 'must-have' book as soon as I had heard about it.
Set in 1914 just be...more
Mar 15, 2012
Mar 10, 2012
The Boy Next Door: A Novel (Trade Paperback Edition)
What I love about reading is that you can pick up a book you've never heard of, full of a place and time you know nothing about and by the end of it h...more
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 19, 2010
The Sandalwood Tree
I read this book as part of the Transworld Reading Group Challenge.

Really enjoyed this book, Elle Newmark certainly knows how to paint a picture. I co...more
Sep 06, 2011
Sep 03, 2011
The first half of this book tells the history between two childhood friends, Henrik an aristocrat and Konrad a poor military cadet. The second half is...more
Apr 17, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
Loved this powerful story and strong characters set in the Mississippi Delta around WW2. Struggled to keep reminding myself that this was only set in...more
May 07, 2009
Jan 04, 2009

Marian Sutro is a young woman recruited by the British to go to occupied France and work with the resistance there and fulfill a particular mission -...more
Apr 09, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Go to Sleep
Enjoyed this book about a single mother who struggles to bond and cope with her baby as she suffers severe sleep deprivation and probable post-natal d...more
Dec 12, 2011
Dec 10, 2011
Repeat It Today With Tears
Not an easy subject to tackle, I wasn't even sure that I wanted to read it but am so glad that I did.
Susie seeks out the father she never knew and lea...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Blue Monday (Frieda Klein, #1)
Afraid Nicci French's latest offering missed the mark for me a little.
I have previously enjoyed many of their earlier books but this one felt quite d...more
Feb 02, 2012
Jan 31, 2012
Death Sentence
Frank Fons makes a fairly decent living writing crime/murder novels - famous for killing his victims in increasingly bizarre and contrived fashions. H...more
Oct 21, 2011
Sep 21, 2011
The Obscure Logic of the Heart
'I’m part of the Transworld Book Group!’

The new Romeo and Juliet for the modern age? This had all the right ingredients but strangely it didn't quite...more
Sep 16, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
Pearl of China
I already knew that Pearl Buck was a real person before I read this book, The Good Earth is on my bookshelves although unread so far, but I knew nothi...more
Apr 25, 2010
Mar 17, 2010
The Book of Summers
Emylia Hall's tale ,of a young girl as she 'summers' in Hungary with her mother every year after her parents break up, rang a lot of bells with me. So...more
May 2012
Mar 30, 2012
The Memory of Water
Marnie returns to her childhood home to help her nephew, who is refusing to speak, since suffering a trauma on a boat with his mother.
This re-opens o...more
Apr 14, 2009
Feb 21, 2009
The Mourning Emporium (The Undrowned Child, #2)
Wonderful! Enter a magical realm of pure fantasy that transports you from a devastated Venice to a London reeling from the death of Queen Victoria.
A s...more
Nov 25, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
Poppy Shakespeare
In the unusual position of preferring the tv adaptation of this, which I really enjoyed, rather than the book. Not sure I would have continued with it...more
Apr 25, 2009
Nov 07, 2008
When Nights Were Cold

Nothing like reading about Arctic explorations and snowbound mountains from the comfort of your own centrally heated living room :)

Grace Farringdon is...more
Feb 22, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
A book of three parts, Arcadia begins the story of a hippie commune and it's beginnings, hiatus and fall.
The original members led by Handy, a charism...more
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 02, 2012
Guantanamo Boy
An unexpected subject for a teen read but an important one.
Khalid an unexceptional and naive teen is mad about; football, computer games, girls and ha...more
Jan 13, 2012
Sep 15, 2010
The Wilding
Raced through this book in about 2 days flat. I loved the post Cromwell historical setting, an England still recovering from war and a family mired in...more
Apr 02, 2010
Mar 31, 2010
Beneath the Skin
Liked the fact, unusually for a crime thriller, that it concentrated on the victims rather than the cop or killer. Who they were and how they felt to...more
Aug 18, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
Identifying himself as part human part cockroach, Hage's Lebanese waiter isn't so much reaching for the sky as looking into the underground.
Almost inv...more
Mar 02, 2010
Mar 02, 2010
The Lieutenant
After a slow start, this book really began to draw me in once the lieutenant arrived in Australia. A very interesting account ,loosely based on real e...more
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 09, 2009
Kind of Cruel (Spilling CID, #7)
Loved Amber as a character and the author creates fantastically imaginative situations that you'll never figure out in a million years BUT the police...more
May 09, 2012
May 05, 2012
My Dearest Osan
Always had a fondness for books made up of letters and this one was no disappointment. A short novel that got to the point very quickly, grabbed my at...more
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Apr 26, 2010
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