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Reviews from Lord Taylor of Glencoe

Cloud Busting

Cloud Busting: Malorie Blackman, February 22, 2016 My rating: ♦◊◊◊◊ Cloud Busting is a very disappointing effort from Children’s Laureate Emeritus, Malorie Blackman. Acknowledging her considerable skill and talent, this falls way … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Double Cross

Double Cross: Malorie Blackman, March 18—May 16, 2013 Hiatus from 1 April—5 May My rating: ♦♦♦◊◊ The fifth and final volume in the award-winning Noughts and Crosses sequence was a … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Knife Edge

Knife Edge: Malorie Blackman, 25 July–4 August, 2011. My rating: ♦♦♦◊◊ Knife Edge is the sequel to Noughts & Crosses (first read 2009) and also follows the events of Eye … Continue reading

August 7, 2011 · 1 Comment

Noughts & Crosses

Noughts and Crosses: Malorie Blackman. 26 October – 6 November 2009. My rating: ♦♦♦♦◊ Forbidden love spawned by mixed childhood friendships – on the surface, Noughts and Crosses appears to be … Continue reading

November 7, 2009 · 2 Comments

Author Cloud

@Queen_UK Adolf Hitler agatha christie Alan Clements Alastair Campbell Aldous Huxley Aleksandr Orlov Alex Shaffer Andrew Neiderman Anthony Burgess Arthur Miller Bateman Ben Brooks Ben Elton Bram Stoker Bret Easton Ellis C.J. Cherryh Carolyn Jess-Cooke Charles Dickens Chuck Palahniuk Dan Brown Dante Alighieri dashiell hammett david baldacci David Brin David Glattauer David Kirkpatrick David Line David Tennant David Wolstencroft Dylan Jones E.L. James Edgar Allen Poe Emilia Fox Eoin Colfer Erica Spindler Frank Peretti Gabrielle Lord Gareth Roberts Geoff Ryman George Orwell George R. R. Martin George W. Bush Gillian Flynn Gillian Slovo Graham Greene Guy Piran Harper Lee Harriet Lane Herman Koch Ian Rankin J.K. Rowling Jack Thorne Jacqueline Rayner James Herbert James Patterson Jasper Fforde Jeff Green Jeff Kinney Jeffrey Archer Jem Lester Jenny Robson Jeremy Clarkson Jerry B. Jenkins Jim Thompson John Crowther John Green John Grisham John Tiffany John Verdon Jonas Jonasson Judith Kerr Juliana Foster Justin Richards Kaci Hill Karen Levine Keeley Bolger Louis Walsh malorie blackman Marissa Meyer Mark Haddon Mark Z. Danielewski Martin Sixsmith Mary Higgins Clark Mary McNamara Matt Haig Matthew Ravden Michael Berry Michael Connelly Michael Morpurgo Michael Quirke Miguel de Cervantes Mike Lancaster Morris Gleitzman Morton Rhue Neil Sinclair Nick Hornby Nick Page Patricia Cornwell Patricia Stotley Patrick Ness Paula Hawkins Paul Johnston Peter James Phil Allcock R.J. Palacio Rachelle Dekker Raymond Chandler Richard Bachman Robert Louis Stevenson Robert Ludlum Robin Cook Robin Kirkpatrick sandra brown Sebastian Beaumont Sharon Osbourne Stella Rimmington Stephen Cole Stephen King Steve Lookner Steve Lyons Stuart MacBride Sue Townsend Suzanne Collins ted dekker Terry Pratchett Tim LaHaye Tim Randall Todd Strasser Tom Avery Tom Bower Tom Cain Tom Hoyle tony blair William Golding William P. Young William Shakespeare
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