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Reisenthel Easyshoppingbag BA 0304 Shopping Bag Red
Reisenthel Easyshoppingbag BA 0304 Shopping Bag Red
Price: 17.16

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant bag, 6 April 2011
I have several of these 'easy shopping bags' and rate them to be excellent. Light, strong and easy to hook over (shallow) trolleys in supermarkets. They don't collapse as you load into them and the hooks are tough enough to withstand endless use. (Some trolleys with bulkier construction are not quite as easy to fit the bags on to). The bags are especially useful if you shop somewhere with a 'zapper' system, putting your scanned goods in the trolley as you go, paying without having to use conventional tills. I cannot fault them and would not be without them, nor would the friends to whom I have given them. Frequently admired by other shoppers too.
I have had mine for years and they are still going strong. Unexpectedly excellent product.

The Last Supper: A Summer in Italy
The Last Supper: A Summer in Italy
by Rachel Cusk
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.79

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The joy of good writing, 4 Oct 2010
I bought this book on a whim, the subject matter suggested that it might be perfect holiday reading. Too often such books are at once lumbering in style and light in content. What relief, indeed, delight, to find that this idiosyncratic account was so beautifully written. To criticise Cusk for having taken off on a wonderful few months of escapism is to miss the point. Her observations are sharp and her analysis of art is spot on. I can see that some readers might not like this book; it moves slowly, cautiously, is personal and often barbed in its comments. Sometimes though, the empathy she feels for her characters is touching and it is felt through an oblique description. Nothing flat-footed here. Reading another book on Italian History alongside The Last Supper was illuminating. One which should have offered such insight and information was ruined by bad writing while Cusk, in describing her very particular sojourn, offered enchantment and a masterclass in writing. If only more books were as well written.

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