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Love of seven dolls
4.20
it was amazing
I have always loved this book -because of it's charm, sadness, the vulnerability but feistiness of the heroine Mouche and the darkness and tragedy of ...more
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Jan 12, 2011
 
I.O.U.: Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay
3.99
it was amazing
I have read four books recently on the credit crunch with the desire to understand better what went wrong, why and who is to blame, and to marshall my ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
Experience: A Memoir
3.95
it was amazing
Have not been able to get into an Amis novel since The Rachel Papers years ago. I liked that then but not now. But this Memoir, Experience, was in a d ...more
Feb 23, 2010
Feb 23, 2010
 
Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
3.93
liked it
Good in parts but not original -far too much on the Merchant of Venice -"weren't they anti semitic in those days" stuff which we know, and factually G ...more
Jan 21, 2016
Jan 22, 2016
 
Diaries of a Cabinet Minister
3.92
really liked it
Fascinating insight into the workings of Government and the Civil service during the premiership of Harold Wilson 1964-1969. Should perhaps be read in ...more
Apr 04, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Unhooking the Moon
3.90
really liked it
I found this book impressive and much better than many books by established children's authors. I finished it in one reading. Hughes makes you care ab ...more
Jan 10, 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, #1)
4.21
it was amazing
An original. Beautiful floopingly wonderful. He invents new worlds and new language at the same time, and does wonders with lateral dining experiences ...more
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Jan 12, 2011
 
So Much To Tell
3.37
really liked it
Extremely well researched and well written biography of Kaye Webb, founder of The Puffin Club. She lived during a fascinating period - 1920s to 1980s. ...more
Mar 11, 2011
Apr 05, 2011
 
Heidi
3.97
it was amazing
This was a well worn favourite as a child -I think it was the fresh air on the mountains and the love of the goats, and the simplicity of everything - ...more
Jan 1961
Jan 12, 2011
 
The Call of the Wild
3.84
it was amazing
One of the greatest adventure stories ever told. London writes about the relationship between dogs and their young male owner in a wild cold landsacap ...more
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Jan 12, 2011
 
Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1)
4.23
it was amazing
One of the great classics of children's literature that absorbed me as a young girl and probably would still if I had not given the book away to someo ...more
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Jan 12, 2011
 
Skippy Dies
3.72
liked it
Well written steam of teenage consciousness that is far too long.
not set
Jan 10, 2011
 
Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
4.34
liked it
I am glad for Gail because success is hard in the publishing world I understand, but it really is not a very good book. It was obviously published at ...more
Feb 28, 2018
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Jan 24, 2018
 
One Hundred Years of Solitude
4.05
it was amazing
Chief among the greatest books ever written.
not set
Jan 12, 2011
 
One Day
3.77
did not like it
Badly written and boring.
not set
Jan 10, 2011
 
Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America
3.45
did not like it
Dire book about a vain man.
Jan 2011
Jan 10, 2011
 
The Book Thief
4.36
it was ok
Found I couild hardly start this book. As experimental fiction it may be ground breaking but it is awfully difficult to enter. Perhaps it is just me b ...more
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Jan 22, 2011
 
The House of the Spirits
4.21
really liked it
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Jan 20, 2011
 
A Little Princess
4.19
it was amazing
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Jan 12, 2011
 
1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England
4.01
it was amazing
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Jan 12, 2011
 
I Capture the Castle
4.00
it was amazing
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Jan 12, 2011
 
Shōgun (Asian Saga, #1)
4.37
it was ok
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Jan 20, 2011
 
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
3.81
it was amazing
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Jan 12, 2011
 
Hamlet
4.01
really liked it
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Jan 20, 2011
 
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
4.19
really liked it
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Jan 20, 2011
 
Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10)
4.16
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Jan 20, 2011
 
King Lear
3.90
it was amazing
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Jan 20, 2011
 
Katherine
4.18
it was amazing
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Jan 12, 2011
 
Gulliver's Travels
3.56
really liked it
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Jan 20, 2011
 
East of Eden
4.36
it was amazing
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Jan 20, 2011
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