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Jane Austen's Sewing Box
Jane Austen's Sewing Box
by Jennifer Forest
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 10 Mar. 2014
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I was disappointed in this book because I thought that it would either cover the social world of women in Jane Austen's time and the place that needlework of many kinds played in that, or that it would provide patterns for the things that women made. It is a once over lightly on both of these aspects. The pattern instructions are sketchy and in some places inaccurate. The social lives of women of the time and the importance of sewing is similarly lightly covered.


The Crimes of Charlotte Bronte: The Secret History of the Mysterious Events at Haworth
The Crimes of Charlotte Bronte: The Secret History of the Mysterious Events at Haworth
by James Tully
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing work, 11 Jun. 2009
I've just finished reading this novel. I found it badly written and implausible. Mr Tully presents his evidence for the prosecution very selectively. If Charlotte had access to a competent defence lawyer Martha's "document" would be shot out of the water as the self-interested justification of an unpleasant and unreliable egoist. Read the Bronte books, read their letters if you must, but let them speak for themselves through their work. Nothing else really matters.


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