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Another wacky collection of irritating letters covering such diverse subjects as purchasing, filteration “heads” for filteration of ant seed, getting sponsorship for the world’s biggest quiz, (all participants to be over seven feet tall), to enquiring what tennis whales might be. It’s all good Christmas giggle stuff that should end up in the loo for the rest of the year.
This is a great read. I'm a city girl, so sometimes when I'm wedged under an armpit in the tube, the idea of packing up and moving to the country is terribly appealing. Christina Jones' fantastic book is just what I need in those situations; a little slice of rural England that I can carry around in my bag. Set in the village of Bagley, where everyone's business is common knowledge, Sukie Ambrose decides to use essential oils from the plants in her garden for her Aromatherapy business. She is surprised to discover that her potions help with a little more than her clients' aches and pains and soon the whole village seems to be under her spell. Plenty of humour, romance and a little touch of magic.
I enjoyed this book. The authorâ€™s prose is, as usual, simple, almost naÃ¯ve in style but as the story of the Eros figure of Angus progresses, and the five modern but very different fables interwoven into his quest for love emerge, we are drawn into a world of dreams where the charactersâ€™ hopes and fears in life are gently explored. There is the newly wed wife who is visited by Angus while she dozes awaiting her husbandâ€™s return from a late night stroll, the brothers from the remote fishing village whose filial love is interrupted by the elderâ€™s departure for Canada, the boy who searches for the identity of his real father, the young man who tends lovingly the pigs used for bio-research, the betrayed wife who is helped by her psychotherapist to a reconciliation with her husband. Each story has a link to Angus, the dream-maker and so reality and dreams are woven together in this mesmerizing re-telling of the Celtic myth of Angus. A gentle and enriching read.
Long before Harry Potter arrived at Hogwarts, Mildred Hubble was a delightfully hopeless pupil at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches and Wizards in the very first Worst Witch story. Who cares that she’s the kind of girl who never quite gets the hang of flying and whose spells go just a little bit wrong. Mildred’s blunders have a habit of getting things sorted in a thoroughly unconventional way.
If you are a fan of his wonderful A Year in Provence then this is a perfect extension to your pleasure. In his witty and infectious style he takes us into everything that fascinates, intrigues or amuses him about his adopted country from food to history, trivia to art.
Ever wanted to know when computers really started? Or who really discovered America? Would you be surprised to know that Marconi didn’t invent the radio? If you’re intrigued by these questions … this fact-filled book is for you!
Winner of the T S Eliot Poetry Prize 2006. Shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award 2006.T S Eliot Judges' comment: “Seamus Heaney’s District and Circle is a commanding, exhilarating work. In an outstandingly strong field, this was an exceptional collection of poems.” On hearing that he had won the T S Eliot Prize 2006, Seamus Heaney said: “There are many reasons to feel honoured by the award of this prize – the aura of T S Eliot’s name, for a start; the distinction of the previous winners; the quality of the other poets on this year’s shortlist; and the high regard in which the judges are held. When I called one of the poems in District and Circle ‘Anything Can Happen’ I wasn’t thinking that anything like this would happen to the book, but it certainly expresses what I’m feeling at the moment.” Costa Book Awards 2006 Judges' comment: "Elegiac and contemporary haunting and haunted poems of immense intelligence and freshness."
What is truth and what is hogwash? This is the question that The Book of General Ignorance asks. Did Henry VIII have six wives, does Earth have only one moon? If you still think so, then you badly need this book to right your wrongs. Thomas Edison stated that we know less than one millionth of one percent about anything; Mark Twain thought it would take 8 million years to master mathematics alone; Woody Allen said that some drink deeply from the river of knowledge, but others only gargle. A comprehensive and humiliating catalogue of all the misconceptions, mistakes and misunderstandings in 'common knowledge', which will make you wonder why anyone ever bothers to go to school.
V.I. WARSHAWSKI - Launched in 1982 by Sara Paretsky in INDEMNITY ONLY, Vic Warshawski is the toughest gal on the Chicago block, a female private eye who could outfight Philip Marlowe and his kind, as well as outsmart them. Pigheaded and socially conscious, she is the queen of hard-boiled. Lovereading view... Sara Paretsky has created one of the most compelling yet complex characters in detective fiction. Private Investigator V. I. Warshawski is beginning to wonder whether a trip down memory lane – Chicago - was such a good idea after all, having been drawn in to some sinister goings on as a favour for a friend and ending up badly injured on the roadside. A well-written and tantalising action packed mystery. V.I. Warshawski series: 1. Indemnity Only 2. Deadlock 3. Killing Orders 4. Bitter Medicine 5. Blood Shot 6. Burn Marks 7. Guardian Angel 8. Tunnel Vision 9. Hard Time 10. Total Recall 11. Blacklist 12. Fire Sale 13. Hardball
A gripping read which keeps you guessing for most of the book. It is the story of a hunt for a missing woman and child, with red-herrings galore. Pierce Quincy, a retired FBI profiler and who has featured in previous stories, is married to the missing woman. With his younger daughter (also in the FBI) we enter a race-against-time as they pick their way through the mass of conflicting evidence. It is very tense indeed. Highly recommended.Similar this month: None but try Sara Paretsky.Comparison: Tami Hoag, Laura Lippman. Quincy / Rainie series: 1. The Perfect Husband 2. The Third Victim 3. The Next Accident 4. The Killing Hour 5. Gone 6. Say Goodbye
This lovely author writes two series, Barleybridge which are veterinary orientated, and this one, a Turnham Malpas novel centring on the church. They are gentle, warm, full of gossip and very infectious. Also available as an audiobook in CD or Cassette format.
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