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Craghoppers Womens Kiwi Pro Stretch Zip Off Convertible Walking Trousers - Dk Navy, Short-Size 12
Craghoppers Womens Kiwi Pro Stretch Zip Off Convertible Walking Trousers - Dk Navy, Short-Size 12
Price: £30.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable, and a generous size, 29 Sept. 2014
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Comfortable, and a generous size. I ordered a short length, however, and although marked as 'Short', which was supposed to be 28 in. leg, these were ridiculously long and I had to tuck them into my socks.


A Prayer for Blue Delaney (Children of the Wind)
A Prayer for Blue Delaney (Children of the Wind)
by Kirsty Murray
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A glimpse of 1950s Australia, 19 Mar. 2013
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This historical novel takes its inspiration from the child migrant schemes of the mid 20th century. Colm is a child born in England to an Irish mother who places him in the care of a religious-run orphanage. As was the case for thousands of children in England at this time, Colm is chosen for migration to Australia and sent there without his mother's knowledge or consent. This piece of hidden history is also told in the book (and subsequently the film) Oranages and Sunshine (I would strongly recommend the film for anyone interested in this story). In Murray's story, Colm escapes from the Christian Brother's notorious Bindoon home for boys, and travels Australia in the company of Bill Dare, an unconventional drifter. Murray blends Colm's story with the stories of the stolen generations, linking them as instances of wrongful state interference in the lives of children and families. The scene in which Colm witnesses the breaking-up of a mixed-race family is moving and arresting. Colm eventually finds a home and happiness with Bill Dare's daughter in Melbourne, and even gets to watch Ronnie Delaney winning an Olympic medal. It might not be every child reader's cup of tea, but it is a well written story with depth of characterisation and emotional involvement.


White Lies
White Lies
by Mark O'Sullivan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Involving story and characters, 17 Jan. 2013
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This story offers a thought-provoking perspective on issues of race in Ireland, viewed from the point of view of Nance, an adopted mixed-race teenager who is on a quest to discover her origins. The truth is not what she, or the reader, expects. The story also deals with some issues facing her boyfriend, who has dropped out of school. The characters here are well developed and the story is well told, with plenty of interest to keep the reader turning the pages. It's noticeable however that it was published first in 1997 - the characters do quaint things like look up phone books when they are trying to locate people!


The Classic Fairy Tales (Norton Critical Editions)
The Classic Fairy Tales (Norton Critical Editions)
by Maria Tatar
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal introduction, 3 Dec. 2012
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This is a great edition for general readers as well as students and academics. The editor has done a wonderful job of selecting both different tellings of the tales themselves as well as some of the best critical writing on fairytales (Zipes, Propp, Warner, Bettelheim etc) to give a multifaceted view of these well-known stories. Her introduction also manages to cover a huge amount very briefly and lucidly. The issue of feminist responses to fairy tales is particularly well handled. I would recommend this very highly for those interested in teaching fairy tales.


Amazon Kindle Leather Cover, Wine Purple (will only fit Kindle)
Amazon Kindle Leather Cover, Wine Purple (will only fit Kindle)

3.0 out of 5 stars Nice but pricey, 11 April 2012
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Well, I needed a cover and I bought one. It's a really nice colour, but did it have to be quite so expensive?


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