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Good Evening, Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Donnes (Persephone Classics)
Good Evening, Mrs Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Donnes (Persephone Classics)
by Mollie Panter-Downes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.00

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dorothy Parker - without the acid, 9 Nov. 2008
This was such an enjoyable read - she has all of Dorothy Parker's insight and eye for detail, without the acidity and cynicism. Mollie Panter-Downes captures a time and place that are both long-gone, but manages to evoke them so clearly that you are right there with her. But don't be expecting something saccharine - far from it. Her wit is devastating, and she can capture a character in only a few words. This is a delight - read it!

Flood [2007] [DVD]
Flood [2007] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert Carlyle
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.50

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Flood - should have been drowned at birth, 9 Jan. 2008
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How I wish I'd read some of these reviews before I wasted my time renting this! It was truly terrible. Robert Carlyle must have been desperate to pay the mortgage when he accepted this, and Lord only knows what a superb actor like David Suchet was thinking of when he decided to play the DPM. Robert Carlyle spends most of the first 30 minutes or so slagging off his father, but gives us one of the most unintentionally hilarious lines in the film 'My mother died heartbroken because of this'...'this' being the Thames Barrier. Oh dear oh dear. The, in the blink of an eye, he realises his father was right, and the barrier will be useless; changes tack almost in mid-sentence, and apologises for everything. Not a wet eye in the house. Apart from those belonging to the poor people who are already flooded out. do yourself a favour - give it a miss and just watch The Day After Tomorrow again.

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