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Dave Mearns, Brian Thorne, John McLeod
Mark. Pafford, Steve. ; Bowie, David. Paytress
March 2013
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reviewed: The Worm Forgives the Plough
Although I'm enjoying the writing, something about this book isn't quite grabbing me - maybe I'm just not in the mood for at ...
The Worm Forgives the Plough - John Stewart Collis
reviewed: Megasaga
This book is a bit bonkers. It purports to give the origins of the Rimmer family and by way of doing so draws in the lost tri...
Megasaga - Walter Jesson
reviewed: King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table (Puffin Classics)
The story is a workmanlike adaptation for children, but the illustrations by Thomas Mackenzie are really rather fine, hence t...
King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table - Roger Lancelyn Green, David Almond
reviewed: Complete Richard Hannay Collection (Pulp Heroes and Villains)
I've finished the first book in this volume, The Thirty-Nine Steps, so my rating is currently based on that one novel.Well wr...
Complete Richard Hannay Collection (Pulp Heroes and Villains) - John Buchan
reviewed: Terry Pratchett: The Spirit of Fantasy
I had intended never to own a Terry Pratchett book for the very unreasonable reason that whenever he did a book signing at Fo...
Terry Pratchett: The Spirit of Fantasy - Craig Cabell
reviewed: Christmas Books (The Oxford Illustrated Dickens)
The Christmas Books, while not always being set during the festive season, each exemplify some aspect of the spirit of charit...
Christmas Books - Charles Dickens, Eleanor Farjeon
March 2013
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March 2013
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reviewed: A Geevor Miner's Tale
A short book (pamphlet, really) about life working in a Cornish tin mine.The author was a miner at Geevor tin mine and, when ...
A Geevor Miner's Tale - Ian  Davey,  Eileen Coak
reviewed: Finn Family Moomintroll
I remember Moomintroll from TV adaptations and Jackanory readings from when I was a child, but I've never read any of Jansson...
Finn Family Moomintroll - Tove Jansson, Elizabeth Portch
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March 2013
17
reviewed: The Summer Book (New York Review Books Classics)
It's a long time since I sat down with a book and read it from cover-to-cover, but (apart from a necessary overnight sleep) t...
The Summer Book - Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
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March 2013
16
reviewed: Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures
Dark Agnes is a rare thing in the writings of Robert E. Howard: a female protagonist. As she says herself, "I drink, fight, a...
Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures - Robert E. Howard, Jim Keegan, Ruth Keegan
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March 2013
02
reviewed: I Can't Stay Long
I dithered about my rating for I Can't Stay Long. It's a collection of short articles, essays and memoir that Lee put togethe...
I Can't Stay Long - Laurie Lee
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February 2013
22
reviewed: The Cats of Rome
I was attracted to this book by its title (I like cats), but I'd never heard of Seymour before. A quick flick through the boo...
The Cats of Rome: New and Selected Poems - William Kean Seymour
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January 2013
27
reviewed: A Book of Nonsense: The Centenary Edition (Peter Owen Modern Classic)
Why, when I already have two editions of this book (not to mention [b:Complete Nonsense|16447335|Complete Nonsense|Mervyn Pea...
A Book of Nonsense: The Centenary Edition - Mervyn Peake, Maeve Gilmore, Sebastian Peake, Benjamin Zephaniah
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January 2013
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January 2013
06
reviewed: Lovecraft Library Volume 1: Horror Out of Arkham (The Lovecraft Library)
A nicely constructed book: sturdy and printed on good quality paper (take that, e-readers!). The illustrations match the stor...
The Lovecraft Library Volume 1: Horror Out of Arkham - Menton Matthews III
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