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This is a brilliantly funny and heart-warming tale of a middle class London family who up sticks to the country. Through the ups and downs of their first year, the books reveals that life in the country isnâ€™t always what itâ€™s cracked up to be. Vinerâ€™s humorous prose will have you in stitches much of the time and whether you enjoyed Peter Mayleâ€™s A Year in Provence this one is well worth a punt as itâ€™s ten times better.
Torey is an educational psychologist and has written about a number of her sad cases. She is an extraordinarily determined lady here revealing the shocking story of a child too traumatised to communicate at all. It is a real tear-jerker.
Whether the story told here of an incredible friendship borne out from the most unlikely of circumstances is true or not, as the media would have you believe it’s not, this is an extraordinary piece of writing. You’ll hit every form of emotion whilst reading it and find it totally unputdownable. Frey is a brilliant writer.
Idyllic and harrowing by turns this is the account of a childâ€™s upbringing in the hills of Wales as well as a reconstruction of his parents relationship whose decision it was to upsticks from London to the country. This extraordinary way of life is an inspiration to us all and a vivid memoir of love and strife in such a remote place.
An absolutely wonderful book that will be loved by anyone who loves clothes. It really does lift the lid quite brilliantly on the styles and fashions from the ‘50s through to the ‘90s. At times provocative but always stylish and witty.
A frank, brave memoir of the overwhelming need to hurt herself. Apparently about one in every hundred people in the UK suffer from the illness. This is an important look at a very real problem, compellingly told.
A facsinating insight into the life of Richard Branson and the lessons he has learned along the way. From his humble beginnings running a student newspaper to the all-encompassing Virgin empire he runs now, Branson shares his failures, successes and everything in between. Truly inspiring, read it and feel you can do anything!
The diaries of five people during the Second World War, an unmarried secretary, a mother with evacuated children, a social worker, a salesman and a writer. It illustrates the very human side and in many ways a very ordinary side of an extraordinary period as they live their lives but reflect on times. A memorable and highly absorbing work.
Written by close friend and confidante, this, the last word on Diana is well worth a read. Covering the last four years of her life it answers some as yet unanswered questions covering why she did the things she did.
Professional football at the start of the Fergie era in the early â€˜90s by one of the top guys of his generation. Lee Sharpe enjoyed a party, boozing with his team mates and the company of women, but when Fergie asked for more focus on the football he found it very difficult to accept this change of lifestyle that was increasingly being subjected on him.
The instincts of a mother come to the fore in this remarkable story of the rehabilitation of her almost mortally injured son when all medical support had ceased. Their courage and determination is a sight to behold and with it brings a powerful message of hope. Whether or not youâ€™ve ever loved or lost this is a must read.
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