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Doodle Stitching: Fresh and Fun Embroidery for Beginners
Doodle Stitching: Fresh and Fun Embroidery for Beginners
by Aimee Ray
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely inspiring especially for beginners, 18 July 2010
I was getting frustrated with cross stitch as I felt constrained to simply copy somebody else's design. I had always wanted to learn free hand embroidery but thought it was too difficult. I came across this book and it has been so refreshing to find a book about embroidery that is modern, easy and enjoyable and makes you want to make something straight away. The author openly shares how to have a go at her ideas and encourages you to swap designs with other ones, change colours and branch off and develop your own unique style. I feel like I can be as good as the author and make my own designs and gifts to give to my family and friends. I love this book very much. If you want to learn to embroider in your own way but think it is too difficult, buy this book and it will give you the confidence to do it. For the price it is such good value for the long-term enjoyment you are sure to get from it.

Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition)
Lord of the Flies (50th Anniversary Edition)
by William Golding
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the low stars please, 9 Mar 2006
I just wanted to up the overall rating for this book, as most of the comments here are completely unjustified.
This is an excellent read if you like a novel that really gets you thinking.
In this novel Golding explores issues of savagery, civilisation, adulthood and childhood, and how these aspects can become blurred, especially when applied to a group of boys isolated on a desert island.
His skill as a writer enables the reader to pursue these ideas beyond the setting of the book into a more universal question of what it is to be human.
I highly recommend this book to people who enjoy finding books that keep them thinking after they've finished reading and want to read again and keep with them throughout their lifetime.

Rem: The Rem Collection (Vhs Box Set)
Rem: The Rem Collection (Vhs Box Set)

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big Fans of REM will love it, the odd song lover steer clear, 29 Aug 2000
One of the videos is great if you are fairly new to REM, like me if you started to be a fan from Monster. It shows 11 of their music videos (most from before Monster) which are all non-mainstream, each video is almost a mini film or piece of art in motion.This is the only chance really of seeing the videos now. But i wish they would have included the Losing my Religion one. The other 2 videos are from concerts, one recent the other at the end of the Green tour. Non- big fans will probably find the early one cheese. Big Love for REM? You'll love this!

The Dark
The Dark
by James Herbert
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't show Herberts best side.....or his bad side either., 22 July 2000
This review is from: The Dark (Paperback)
...Although not one of his better books, you still shouldn't dismiss his other books too without reading them. The Rats for instance is unmissable. Give the bloke a chance. Books can be a hit and miss. This one is good in places, not so good in others. Most creative people experiment. This is the only way they can eventually create something of great significance. The rats trilogy more than makes up for this reasonable attempt.

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