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The Devil in the Flesh
3.74
'What appears dream to others...seems to me to be as real as cheese to a cat- in spite of the glass that covers it. If the glass breaks, the cat takes...more
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Feb 28, 2013
 
The Debt to Pleasure
3.78
The false friend has a more general applicability and usefulness than in the purely grammatical sphere.Not least in family life',

Narrated by one Tarq...more
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 09, 2014
 
Born in the Briar Patch
3.50
"My God, I've got two women expecting children from me at the same time",, April 21, 2014

This review is from: Born in the Briar Patch (Paperback)
rece...more
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
 
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
4.09
Clever but not enjoyable, May 7, 2014

This review is from: If on a Winter's Night a Traveler (Paperback)
When I visit an art gallery, I see lots of bea...more
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May 07, 2014
 
Left Hand, Right Hand!
3.71
'Left Hand as we are born, Right Hand as we make it', July 27, 2014

This review is from: The Cruel Month (Left Hand, Right Hand! An Autobiography, Vol...more
Jul 27, 2014
Jul 27, 2014
 
Pobby and Dingan
3.86
'Everybody has an imaginary friend of some kind, even if you don't think they have', May 7, 2014

This review is from: Pobby And Dingan (Kindle Edition...more
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May 07, 2014
 
The Last King of Scotland
3.73
'My life story...It is very exciting. Because, as you know, I am the hero of all Africa', July 26, 2014

This review is from: The Last King of Scotland...more
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Jul 26, 2014
 
Half-Past Bedtime
3.00
Another side to H H Bashford, June 2, 2014

This review is from: Half-past bedtime (Paperback)
A collection of fifteen magical little tales for children,...more
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Jun 02, 2014
 
Beware of Pity
4.20
'that compassionate lie had made her happy, and to make someone happy can never be wrong or a crime',, July 1, 2014

This review is from: Beware of Pit...more
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Jul 01, 2014
 
tommy wideawake
3.00
"may I - would you allow me so to trespass on this friendship of ours, as to ask for your interest in my only son, Thomas?", June 1, 2014

This review...more
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Jun 01, 2014
 
Monkfish Moon
3.51
'These sad spare stories illustrate the shocking fragility of the whole modern world', June 25, 2014

This review is from: Monkfish Moon (Kindle Editio...more
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Jun 25, 2014
 
Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
4.22
'The cafe...funny how a little knockabout place like that brought so many people together', June 19, 2014

This review is from: Fried Green Tomatoes At...more
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Jun 19, 2014
 
Wave
3.67
'I imagine saying those words -"my family, they are all dead, in an instant they vanished" - and I reel', 13 July 2014


A terribly, overwhelmingly sad...more
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Jul 13, 2014
 
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
3.87
'narratives of Mario are nourished by the life around him...Camacho by the fantasies engendered by his disintegrating mind', 4 Aug 2014

Weird and wonde...more
Aug 04, 2014
Aug 04, 2014
 
harmsworth's household encyclopaedia
0.00
'literally true that no Household interest has been neglected', July 24, 2014

This review is from: Harmsworth's Household Encyclopedia. 6 volume set (...more
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Jul 24, 2014
 
Eight Years' Wanderings in Ceylon
3.33
'I longed to be once more roaming at large with the rifle through the noiseless wildernesses in Ceylon, June 18, 2014

This review is from: Eight Years'...more
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Jun 18, 2014
 
A House in the Country
3.75
'...for themselves, personally, the war seems to mean practically nothing', June 12, 2014

This review is from: A House in the Country (Paperback)
Writt...more
Jun 12, 2014
Jun 11, 2014
 
The Angel of Grozny: Orphans of a Forgotten War
4.00
'Svoboda ili Smert. Freedom or death.', 4 Sep 2014

This review is from: The Angel of Grozny: Inside Chechnya (Kindle Edition)
An excellent look at the t...more
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Sep 02, 2014
 
At The Pines: Swinburne And Watts Dunton In Putney
3.00
I knew nothing about the poet Swinburne when I started this book; this did not stop it being a fascinating read, covering his middle and old age in su...more
Feb 05, 2013
Feb 05, 2013
 
Kevade
3.76
Most enjoyable Estonian children's book of 1912, set in a village school. The adventures focus on sensitive Arno, and his classmates, notably Toots wi...more
Feb 08, 2014
Feb 07, 2014
 
Regeneration (Regeneration, #1)
4.02
"Nothing can justify this", April 22, 2014

This review is from: Regeneration (Regeneration Trilogy (Plume Books)) (Paperback)
This review is from: Rege...more
Apr 22, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
The Brontës Went to Woolworths
3.49
'If you're frightfully interested in people, you begin to KNOW things about them',, May 1, 2014

This review is from: The Brontes Went to Woolworths (T...more
May 2014
Apr 29, 2014
 
Fly on the Wheel
3.57
Stephen Carey has been left in charge of six brothers; with no finances, he alone has levered them into respectable positions in middle-class Irish so...more
Aug 20, 2013
Aug 19, 2013
 
Jam Today
3.00
Wonderful little feel-good book in which the author recalls a six-month sojourn in Paris with her friend, Flavia in the 1950s. Unencumbered by such th...more
Sep 18, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
 
Hidden Bhutan: Entering the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon
3.43
'Gross National Happiness - Bhutan's State Philosophy', September 13, 2014

This review is from: Hidden Bhutan: Entering the Kingdom of the Thunder Dra...more
Sep 13, 2014
Sep 11, 2014
 
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
3.97
'His discerning nose unravelled the knot of vapour and stench into single strands of unitary odors', 16 Jun 2014

This review is from: Perfume: The Sto...more
Jun 15, 2014
Jun 13, 2014
 
Chiaroscuro and other Stories
2.50
(official description)
'Deledda vowed to make Sardinia better known to the world through her fiction. Rising vividly out of her Sardinian experience, t...more
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
 
Without Knowing Mr Walkley
3.50
Mr Walkley was the drama critic in The Times when the author was a child and desirous of becoming an actress. She never did...but these are her memori...more
Feb 12, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
 
The Woman's Way
3.00
Celia Grant, a lady fallen on hard times, lives in a grotty apartment building in London, supporting herself financially. One day she happens upon the...more
Sep 28, 2013
Sep 25, 2013
 
Sugar Street
4.14
Last book of Mahfouz's 'Cairo Trilogy': this opens some eight years after the cliffhanger end of book 2. Events have taken their toll and the former f...more
Feb 28, 2014
Feb 24, 2014
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