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Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England
Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England
by Amanda Vickery
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.69

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 27 July 2014
Found this book very disappointing. Slightly patronising writing style, more in keeping with a series of academic essays than a novel ("this chapter will discuss..."). Also found it rather heavy to read and was relieved to get to the end. Having said that there were some interesting parts and a wealth of detail to help you visualise the era.


Topsy and Tim: Go on an Aeroplane
Topsy and Tim: Go on an Aeroplane
by Jean Adamson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Gives unreasonable expectations, 10 Jun 2014
The book is clear and follows the process through the airport well, but Topsy and Tim get to visit the pilot in the book - something that no child is allowed to do now! My son was very disappointed that he couldn't do this when we went on a flight and I really think this part should be removed from the book.


Perkin
Perkin
by Ann Wroe
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Hard work, 1 Jun 2014
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Interesting book and had lots of new information (I read quite extensively on this period of history), but very hard work to read and at times confusing. The author seems to skip between scenarios without being clear that she has done so and writes five sentences when one would have done! All in all quite a struggle to get through what should have been a very interesting book.


Dinosaur Cup Cake Toppers (Pack Of 12)
Dinosaur Cup Cake Toppers (Pack Of 12)
Offered by Party Bags 2 Go
Price: 3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, 1 Jun 2014
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Fantastic item, made cupcakes look great. As they stick out of the cupcakes they are quite striking - much better than cupcake toppers. One very pleased little dinosaur-mad boy.


Wildflower Mixture (Scatter Seeds)
Wildflower Mixture (Scatter Seeds)

2.0 out of 5 stars Very few seeds, 1 Jun 2014
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Arrived quickly but very few seeds inside the packet. They were also put in the packet loose (rather than in a sealed packet inside) so they fell out easily when it was opened. Disappointed.


Skagen Ladies Watch 107XSSSX with Silver Stainless Steel Bracelet and Mother Of Pearl Dial
Skagen Ladies Watch 107XSSSX with Silver Stainless Steel Bracelet and Mother Of Pearl Dial

2.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful but NOT WATERPROOF, 27 May 2013
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This is a beautiful watch and I have been very happy with it. However, I have now had it for just over 4 months and it is no longer waterproof! As it should be water resistant to 30m and I have only had it in the swimming pool or bath I am very disappointed.


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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality, 8 May 2013
= Durability:1.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
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My 4 year old son loves this suit, but it is such poor quality. After only wearing it for an hour the fastenings around the cape had almost torn through the fabric and he was devastated. There are loose threads everywhere and the stitching is harder wearing than the materials so it just pulls and rips it. So disappointing.


The Fairy Tale Book: Classic Tales From Childhood
The Fairy Tale Book: Classic Tales From Childhood
by Various Authors
Edition: Hardcover

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing look, 8 Jan 2013
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Having read the reviews of this and looked the number of fairy tales in this book I was really keen to get this for my kids so they had some classical stories. But the format is disappointing. Firstly the book is quite small - A5 size - and will get lost on a bookcase. Secondly there are very few pictures and nothing in colour. I didn't think they would find it attractive at all and so won't want to listen to the stories. I will be returning the book for something more colourful and appealing for them.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work!, 12 Dec 2011
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This seems like a really nice idea, but it just doesn't seem to work. The cubes just don't pop out which is really frustrating.
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Tales from a Midwife: True Stories of the East End in the 1950s
Tales from a Midwife: True Stories of the East End in the 1950s
by Jennifer Worth
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 7 Mar 2011
While this is a collection of earlier works, the stories themselves are amazing. I simply could not put the book down. The poverty and conditions that she describes are often heartbreaking and I can hardly believe that this is within people's lifetime.


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