This is a detailed and in parts graphic, telling of the backdrop and story of the Great Fire of London, a must for anyone interested in this piece of history. It is helpfully written in the style of a novel to help make it easier to follow.
A very useful and detailed resource indeed.
This really is a 'different sort of book', beautifully illustrated and gently written, a story of hope, optimism, motivation and light at the end of the tunnel; narrated through the eyes of a caterpillar who becomes a butterfly.
This is a lovely book for any shelf, quick to read but I'm sure you will stop and ponder on each page, thinking about the message and meaning being conveyed.
I'd also strongly recommend this book as an ideal gift for anyone, but especially anyone who is feeling down or struggling to get through a rough patch so to speak.
If you like Dan Brown books, I think you'll like this as it's in the same vein. Lots of suspense, action, mystery, chase, and unravelling conspiracy throughout.
I really enjoyed this book and wish it was longer or part of a series of books.
The Cattle is a conspiracy action packed thriller that moves at a fast pace, it opens with an edge of your seat type of scene and continues on this path throughout. Themes include 'a powerful few trying to control the masses,' using advanced technology. This is not a book that drags on, in fact it's quite short in length so easy to read in a day.
Beach Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones: 7/10
What drew me to this book was the fact that it is based on real life events, so I though it would be a bit like watching reality tv (through a book). I love holidays so thought this would be an ideal fly on the wall type of book. It was ok, it felt far more ficticious than I thought it would and didn't really go into much detail about the characters - perhaps the characters were made up while the themes in the story were pulled from true accounts.
An easy and light hearted read.
This book challenges today's norms around career women, working women and family structure. An interesting examination of motherhood from a rarely talked about perspective, one that many would probably argue is outdated and politically incorrect. An interesting read for all, and a great means to refec.
Tip: Read Mutant Message Down Under first.
If you are interested in real life accounts of westerners going into the outback and living the real aboriginal life you will love these books. Marlo Morgan's books will make you reflect strongly on how simple nature and life can be, and how far removed we are from many of these simplicities. I will definitely read these again as it's been a while but I remember feeling like I'd been taken on a very real journey through these real life stories.
It's amazing how in tune the aborigines are with the earth and the weather, making use of their highly tuned senses - fascinating.
The books are written as a novel would be written - in a story-like way but they are not fiction.
Enjoyable and very educational.
I'll probably come back and update this review again once I've re-visited.
A good old classic from Dan Brown, by far my favourite from him, and as usual the book is way better than the film (if you haven't seen the film, read the book first).
Plenty of conspiracy, twists, fast paced, edge of the seat kind of story set against the backdrop of the Vatican and advances in science.
Your Health At Risk by Toni Jeffreys Ph.D: 10/10
This book looks at various aspects of health, challenging commonly held notions and beliefs with alternative perspectives. This book will encourage you to question your attitudes and convictions about what is harmful to health.
A shocking, horrific account of a man's real experience in a prison in Thailand, let it be a warning to anyone thinking of messing with drugs, especially in a foreign country. The prison systems are not as humane as they are in the UK!!
If I'm honest I expected a lot more from this story, more thrills and conspiracy etc...as it built me up to expect this, but I read it in one day and it kept me engrossed. The end of the story takes a few slightly unexpected (but not jaw dropping twists), so on the whole, an ok read. Bought from a street seller whilst on holiday for £1.36 so not a bad deal!