M. Beaton

Helpful votes received on reviews: 74% (37 of 50)
Location: Argyll, Scotland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 283,826 - Total Helpful Votes: 37 of 50
Voices in the Street by Maureen Reynolds
Voices in the Street by Maureen Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!, 24 Oct 2013
I am ten years younger than the author, but I spent the first few years of my life in Dundee, and this memoir of a woman who was raised there during the Second World War brought back tantalising fragments of memories. The writing is vivid and the book is an authentic record of life in the slums in the years surrounding the War: the warmth and eccentricities of people who had to rely on each other in times of crisis, the deprivations of poverty and rationing, and the consequent appreciation of very small and simple "treats".

It engaged me completely, and I finished reading it at 5 o'clock this morning!

Bonus is that this (ex-library) book is large print, so I… Read more
Classikool 14 Inch Cake Box & Square Cake Board / &hellip by Classikool
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a good match, 24 Oct 2013
Cake board is excellent, very robust, and kept a heavy cake in one piece in the post - I would rate it 5-star. Cake box, however, was far too light and I had to use another, heavier one, well-padded, to pack the cake, and would only merit 1 or 2 stars. The two items, although sold together, were not suitable to be used together, hence the (generous) 3-star rating.
40 x 9" White Bagasse Disposable Plate - fully bio&hellip by Monarch Glen
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy, 26 Feb 2013
I have started to batch cook and freeze individual (small) meals for my elderly mum, and these plates are perfect. They can be frozen and microwaved, and then just disposed of - so no washing up to do. They have the advantage over paper plates of remaining rigid, they don't get soggy, and they are biodegradeable too.

This request for a review has reminded me that I need to order a new supply!