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The Help - excellent book!

 
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Mary-Jane



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 10:46 am    Post subject: The Help - excellent book! Reply with quote    

Have just finished reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett (recommended to me by Katieowl)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Help-Kathryn-Stockett/dp/1905490437

Bloody brilliant book. Couldn't put in down. Finished it last night...and am now struggling to think what I should read next

robkb



Joined: 29 May 2009
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Location: SE London
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And coming soon to a DVD store near you...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Help-DVD-Emma-Stone/dp/B006FVHRYK/ref=sr_tr_sr_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1326889080&sr=1-1

gai



Joined: 31 Dec 2004
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Location: Ireland
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have to agree it was a great read and I'm looking forward to the film. It was one of the first ebooks I read when I got my iPad. If anyone out there wants to read it on ibooks or Kindle PM me and I'm happy to email it.

wizz



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes - definitely one of the best books I've read in years. Couldn't put it down.

Green Rosie



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Location: Calvados, France
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 12 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just got back from seeing the film this evening. It was excellent. Would recommend it.

Green Rosie



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 12 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I saw the book in French on sale today and thought I might give it a go ... until I turned to the back. 24.80 if FAR too much to pay for a paperback, even a big one and a good read

lettucewoman



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Location: Tiptoe in the Forest!!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 12 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Kindled!! 4.99....

Duckhead



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Location: Up the hill, Italy
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 12 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: The Help - excellent book! Reply with quote    

[quote="Mary-Jane:1208129"]Have just finished reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett (recommended to me by Katieowl)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Help-Kathryn-Stockett/dp/1905490437

Bloody brilliant book. Couldn't put in down. Finished it last night...and am now struggling to think what I should read next [

The Forsyte Saga all three. I have read hundreds of books but none as good as them.

kaz



Joined: 09 Sep 2006
Posts: 189

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 12 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: The Help - excellent book! Reply with quote    

Mary-Jane wrote:
.and am now struggling to think what I should read next


We have just read The Help for our local Book Club and the next one that we have just started is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - it looks as though it may be quite an emotional read

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 12 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nell is also reading said book, and thinks similarly highly.
A.

robkb



Joined: 29 May 2009
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Location: SE London
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 12 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: The Help - excellent book! Reply with quote    

kaz wrote:
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro - it looks as though it may be quite an emotional read


Superb book, really creeps up on you as it progresses.

oliveoyl



Joined: 18 Sep 2008
Posts: 424

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 12 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've been keeping my eyes out for The Help when charity shopping... no joy yet, but it'll turn up.

Room by Emma Donoghue... an excellent read http://www.amazon.co.uk/Room-Emma-Donoghue/dp/0330519026/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333616535&sr=8-1

Nell Merionwen



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Location: Beautiful Derbyshire
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 12 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We've just watched the film - superb.
A.

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