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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2012
In this remarkable book Fiona Roberts shares with the reader an honest and refreshing account of her life as a medium .I would recommend this book to everyone (believers or not) as Fiona takes us on a very personal journey allowing the reader to consider and reflect upon many ideas and philosophies without being doctrinaire.
This book is far removed from her other publication A Beard in Nepal but equally entertaining,well written and most importantly thought-provoking.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2011
The author of "A Beard in Nepal" and "The Truth About Teeth" and other tales surprises us with a complete change of direction. "Ghost of a Smile" is a moving memoir of a difficult childhood, and an exploration of the writer's earliest experiences with the spirit world, a world that she relates to as naturally as you or I relate to the world around us.

Whether you are a new reader or you are already a fan of this Fiona's work, this latest book is a fascinating story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 20, 2012
I was drawn to Ghost of a Smile by Fiona Roberts because I had read and enjoyed her previous books "A Beard in Nepal" and the sequel "A Beard in Nepal 2 (Return to the Village)", which had me laughing and crying. I don't normally read biographies, and I knew very little about the spirit world and mediumship, but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed Ghost of a Smile. Fiona tells her story in such a compelling and entertaining style that really gave me pause for thought about where we have come from and where we are going. I have to say it was one of those books you want to finish in one session. I can't wait to read the follow-up book to this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2012
After reading A Beard in Nepal I was so looking forward to reading the next literary work by Fiona Roberts and I was not disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed the insight into her spiritual world which for a layman like me is full of mystery of wonder and I love how she makes the reader feel so welcome. This has definitely left me wanting more I cannot recommend it highly enough
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2012
A short but delightful book chronicling the author's difficult childhood in 1950s Liverpool and eventual discovery and cultivation of her psychic gifts. It was well-written and absorbing - I recommend it to anyone with an interest in the paranormal. I'll go on to read her other works on the strength of this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2012
Interesting, informative and incredibly well written. An insight into a different world which most people do not come into contact with. An enjoyable read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 4, 2012
Excellent Fiona whens the next one? Emotional, real and intriguing.Leaves alot to the imagination and leaves you wanting to know more
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on October 3, 2014
"Little" because the book is quite short, and also because it's not all that much to do with mediumhood. Only a little....But that's fine. Fiona describes her childhood, and although this part of the book consists more of impressions than an exhaustive tale, it is very evocative, very touching. The description of the French medium who gives Fiona her first reading is so well written it made me feel she should write novels.

The book, then, is in my eyes sweet but not spectacular - and that is just as I like it. Many well known mediums have written books with spectacular tales of their abilities and exploits, and these books often come across as...well, not very truthful, shall we say. I get the strong feeling that Fiona Roberts does not fantasize or exaggerate. Therefore her little book gave me perhaps my first bit of true insight into how a medium feels and thinks.

Although the book is fairly short and unsensational, I gave it 5 stars because it is only 1 dollar, and thereby actually delivers very good "value for money".
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on October 15, 2012
This book was well written and insightful, chronicling the life of a real medium. The stories were heartwarming and endearing, especially the one about the loss of her beloved dog. I was a little disappointed when the book abruptly ended (when I thought it just began) but I guess the author is leaving the rest for her next book perhaps. I was expecting the book to be more about her cases and experiences but there were only a few to be honest.
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on August 7, 2014
I found this fascinating, as I've always wanted to know more about the medium. This one seemed to be more credible than most. I have always been fascinated by stories of the supernatural, but we have to be careful in choosing our sources. I find the near-death experiences more informative and credible, but try to keep an open mind about things we can't prove. This book was a new and interesting experience for me.
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