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  1.  makes you stop and think


    This book really made me stop and think about what I've been eating and I have read it more than once. It's the type of book that you can dip in and out of when you want to.

    I did think, however, that the title was mis-leading - I don't think it's a diet book at all, I think it's more a book on nutrition.

    I have recommended this book to friends.

  2.  Not sure...


    I wanted to read this book because it was different from any other I 've read.

    I did like the way it was written as though being spoken, and I thought it was very descriptive - I could easily imagine the scenarios.

    I can't say I disliked this book but I can't say I enjoyed it all that much either. I'm glad I've read it but I don't think I'll be re-visiting it!

  3.  I felt like I knew Rosie & Ruby!


    It took me a little while to get into this book but once I did, I found myself feeling like I really knew Rosie & Ruby and did have to keep reminding myself that it was fiction. Morbidly, I did want to find out what happened after they stopped writing!

    I'm glad I read this book.

  4.  Refreshingly honest


    I really enjoyed this book and, like the others who have reviewed, couldn't put it down. That said however, I found one of the early chapters particularly disturbing and found it difficult to sleep - that'll teach me for reading in bed!

    I thought this book was really honest and frank. I agree with the other reviews that it's not seedy or sordid and I think Ms Annandale is really brave for using putting her experiences down in black & white for others to share.

  5.  Compelling, fascinating and a real eye-opener


    I've not yet finished this book but I'm finding it very hard to put down. The accounts of midwifery practices in the 1950's are unbelieveable - there have been times when I've been physically wincing! It's hard to believe that these accounts are based on a time when my own parents were born!

    The characters are really colourful and very well-described. I can imagine that no two days were the same for Ms Worth.

    It's written in a style that's very honest and frank so at times is quite graphic so it's probably not for the queasy. I would definately recommend this book and I'm very glad I'm reading it.

  6.  Intriguing


    I really enjoyed reading this book and found it hard to put down. There's a couple of twists at the end (one of which was quite obvious). If you read thisbook, don't do what I did; I always want to know how many pages are left and I saw one sentence at the back of the book that gave away another twist that I wasn't expecting. Doh!

    A good book to read if you enjoy historical fiction.

  7.  A wonderful book!


    I agree with leachio, I too challenge anyone not to love this book! This was my nephew's favourite book & so I put it on my little boy's Christmas wish list. He loves it and took it to Nanna's house on a recent visit & she loved it just as much as we do!

  8.  A lovely book


    This book was recommended to us, and I'm very grateful because it's truly a lovely book. My son and I really enjoy the rhyming story - it's really easy to read!

    The illustrations of the weird and wonderful animals are lovely, albeit quite dark, and there are lots of things to see on every page.

  9.  A wonderful little book!


    I borrowed this book from the library for my two-year-old, and in the time we had it we read it together at least two or three times a day. He loved it - he even wanted to take it with him on visits to his aunts and nanna's house's to read it with them. The book has been returned to the library for about 10 weeks now and my son is still talking about Tico Tango and his yellow mango!

    It's a story set into a lovely little rhyming poem, and it was very easy to read (over and over and over again!). It was ideal as a bedtime story because of the gentle rhyming but was also fun during the day because of the lovely pictures and their bright colours.

    We loved this book so much, we buying a copy each for our niece & nephew's birthdays and buying a copy to put away for Santa to give to our son. I know he'll love it!

  10.  Superb!


    In the name of all that is good and holy, you must watch these. We wathed the whole series (the whole 24 hours worth!) in one weekend 'cos we were so gripped, and I promise you'll not be disappointed if you go on to watch the next seasons! Jack Bauer rocks!