The Railway Man

The Railway Man by Eric Lomax is described as “a remarkable true story of forgiveness–a tremendous testament to the courage that propels one toward remembrance, and finally, peace with the...
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The Kingmaker’s Daughter

Anyone picking up The Kingmaker’s Daughter as their first Philippa Gregory book will not be disappointed. Anyone who has already read The White Queen, The Red Queen and The Lady of the Rivers ma...

The Great Gatsby (2013)

What a great example of how to make a 30 minute drama into a 2+ hour mess. Simple enough story, one party scene all that required to get the message over, and scrub the comic style and you might have ...
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The Scarpetta Factor

I enjoy Patricia Cornwall and have enjoyed her Scarpetta series in the past but The Scarpetta Factor just didn’t work for me. What storyline there was worked OK but the book was too disjointed, ...

The Colour Of Law

You have read The Colour Of Money by Mark Gimenez, even if you have never heard of him, as there is not one original thought or story line in the book. It is a ‘copy and paste’ of cliche&#...
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Rugby Arena

According to the iTunes Store the Rugby Arena – The 2011 World Cup Guide (Unofficial) describes Alexandru Halmagean’s application like this: Rugby Arena is the ultimate app for rugby fans....

Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris

It took me a while to get round to reading Blackberry Wine by Joanne Harris. In fact I remember starting it once and it not grabbing me straight away. I have enjoyed the other Joanne Harris books that...
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AroundMe iPhone Application

Sometimes I can only dream about how good the iPhone is! You see living here in Almerimar I really don’t get to use it to its full advantaage: I don’t commute to work The marina is 5 minut...