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Jul 19

And Furthermore by Judi Dench

And Furthermore

by Judi Dench

as told to John Miller

(5/5)

Autobiography: And Furthermore by Judi Dench

Autobiography / Biography / Memoir / Non-Fiction
Publisher: Phoenix
First Published in 2010

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Book Review:

This autobiography of Judi Dench’s career was a fun and easy read. As an actor myself, I loved reading about her stage productions and the different experiences, directors and actors she encountered. Dench comes across extremely down to earth and hard working actor with a playful sense of humour. I read the book with a mixture of envy and awe – Dench was actually fought over to play Shakespeare’s Cleopatra by two directors, Peter Hall and Terry Hands, who had both decided to direct the play at the same time!

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Mar 08

Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait

by Cally Taylor

(3/5)

Fiction / Chick Lit / Light Reading
First Published in October 2009
Publisher: Orion
Chicklitreviews.com 2009 Book Awards: Book of the Year and Debut Novel of the Year

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Book Synopsis:

Lucy Brown is about to marry a wonderful man. Dan is handsome, caring and funny. Lucy has never been happier, she is about to get everything she has ever wanted.

But, on the eve of her wedding, Lucy dies in an accident.

Lucy has a choice to make: she can go to heaven and be separated from her soul mate, or she could be with Dan forever…as a ghost.

Lucy will not leave Dan, and she makes her choice. But things are not quite so easy for Lucy. She has a task to complete before she can become a ghost. First, she has to find true love for a total stranger.

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Dec 06

Simply Divine

Simply Divine

by Wendy Holden

On the grand scheme of good books: (2/5)

On a fun light-reading  level: (3.5/5)

Picture 1 Fiction / Light Reading
First Published in 1999
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Set in: London, present day

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Book Synopsis:

Jane is an ordinary journalist. She has love-life stress, stress from work and she just can’t seem to shed those extra pounds. Then, the gorgeous celebrity-for-celebrity’s-sake social butterfly Champagne D’Vyne is thrown into her life. Champagne is as different from Jane as could be. As their worlds become strangely entangled, Jane discovers that this busty blond goddess will do everything to get what she wants. She lets nothing get in her way. Including Jane.

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Nov 29

Her Fearful Symmetry

Her Fearful Symmetry

by Audrey Niffenegger

(2/5)

Picture 1Fiction
First Published in 2009
Publisher: Random House
Set in: London, present day

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Book Cover Synopsis:

Julia and Valentina Poole are normal American teenagers – normal at least for identical ‘mirror’ twins who have no interest in college or jobs or possibly anything outside their cosy suburban home. But everything changes when they receive notice that an aunt whom they didn’t know existed has died and left them her flat in an apartment block overlooking Highgate Cemetary in London. They feel that at last their own lives can begin… but have no idea they have been summoned into a tangle of fraying lives, from the obsessive-compulsive crossword setter who lives below them, and even to their aunt herself, who never got over her estrangement from the twin’s mother – and who cant even seem to quite leave her flat…

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