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Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
by Alison Gernsheim
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.49

28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but short, 8 Aug 2003
I bought this book, expecting to be blown away with lavish descriptions, detailed diagrams and touched-up clear photographs.
Instead, this book has a LOT of history which is positioned between two huge blocks of photographs.
Yes, there *Are* a lot of photographs, but they are not annotated and are rather dull, as they are originals.
This book would be good for someone studying fashion, etc. but if you're expecting a colourful, detailed manual this is not for you.
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Emma [1996] (Tv-Film) [VHS]
Emma [1996] (Tv-Film) [VHS]
VHS
Offered by shannon-raven
Price: £8.99

5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfactory, 8 Aug 2003
Having watched the Gwyneth Paltrow version first, I may perhaps be a little biased towards it, but I think that I preferred it more to the Kate Beckinsale version.
In this version Miss Bates and Mrs Elton are nowhere near as annoying as in the Gwyneth version, Mr Knightley is far less handsome, Harriet Smith is meant to be "plump", but she isn't..
Minor differences perhaps, but Hollywood has fulfilled it's purpose - to entertain.
This film would be incredibly useful to someone studying the novel by Jane Austen, as it follows the storyline thoroughly, except for annoying dream sequences that have been created for Emma.
At the end of the day I think that the Jane Austen lovers would enjoy this adaptation and appreciate Kate Beckinsale's amazing performance.


A Level Letts Explore: Emma (Letts Explore for A Level)
A Level Letts Explore: Emma (Letts Explore for A Level)
by Jane Austen
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it should, 29 July 2003
I found this book to be better than the York Notes version, partly because the text commentaries are EXCELLENT.
Questions are posed in the middle of these commentaries, which make you think, instead of just mechanically reading.
They truly are *Commentaries* and not just summaires.
This book is great for A level students, as it provides original points to include in coursework & examination essays, and shows you how to write both.
This book has:
Plot synopsis,
Character summaries,
Themes,
Image and Language discussions,
Test commentaries on all 3 volumes,
Self-Test questions and
Coursework & Examination essay guidelines.
I found this book to be very, very helpful.


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