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Mrs. M. A. Jordan "Magie Jordan" (Portmellon, Cornwall)

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About Time [DVD] [2013]
About Time [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Rachel McAdams
Price: £4.00

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Cornwall, 2 Mar. 2014
This review is from: About Time [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
Lovely gentle film for enjoying on a cold winters night snuggled in front of a fire. Enjoy the beautiful scenery, sea and coastline of Cornwall where much of it was filmed near Mevagissey. The beach is Bow or Vault beach and one you can have nearly to yourself even on a Bank Holiday because you have to walk to it down the cliff and has no facilities when you get there. Perfect! Watch and dream, and travel there yourself this summer.
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Ready, Steady, Dig
Ready, Steady, Dig
by Rosalind Winter
Edition: Paperback

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy for everyone you know, 15 Jan. 2009
This review is from: Ready, Steady, Dig (Paperback)
Ready Steady Dig! by Rosalind Winter

Ready Steady Dig! is Rosalind's first book and was read late into the night as I could not put it down. When a Roman family had to leave their beautiful villa in England they left their treasure to be guarded by their household gods until their return...but they could not come back. These household gods or Lares, to give them their Latin name, inhabit small stone figurines and can, of course, move and speak. They are a delight with lovely little characters ...anyone you recognise? After several centuries their peace is shattered by the arrival of the Ready Steady Dig! TV team who have come to excavate the site. Panic sets in. There is a battle to try to save the treasure from the TV crew, the locals and the baddies, and protect the family graves from excavation. This is tricky when you are only six inches high and know little of the modern world (particularly outside the kitchen) and how it works. With help from a local girl and, surprisingly, the TV show presenter will they achieve their aim? You too will be reading into the night.

This book will be compared to Terry Pratchet and JK Rowling but Rosalind has a style all of her own and at times I laughed out loud. I am a fast reader and usually skim the detail to get the story but not this time as her descriptions are delightful and again often full of humour. Aimed at the young teenage reader but, as with all good children's books, suitable for adults as well. I hate to say this is educational so as not to put anyone off...but if you have a smattering of Latin this will have you reaching for your `Shorter Eating Primer' and dictionary just to remind yourself of a few things and may well pave the way for younger readers to want to learn more. Rosalind also managed to condense the whole history of England into one paragraph: amazing.

If you are looking for a birthday present for your teenagers...this is what to get them...or even yourself. You won't be disappointed.

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