Trish Evans, Senior Lecturer, Media Studies, Westminster University

"Trish Evans, Senior Lecturer, Media Studies, Westminster University"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (5 of 6)
Location: London
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,761,781 - Total Helpful Votes: 5 of 6
Grand Pursuit: The Story of the People Who Made Mo&hellip by Sylvia Nasar
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Gift, 18 July 2012
Sylvia's book hits the spot. Many friends and colleagues find her erudite blend of economic history, literary reference and social analysis uniquely helpful and compelling. As one put it, "I marvel at Sylvia's stamina and her sustained clarity of thought. Her book is a remarkable achievement; the way she tells it, her story is a true contribution to a better tomorrow."
The book weaves an enthralling tale that enlightened this lay-person's half-understandings and misperceptions, and threw into focus how the ecomomy got to where it is today. I recommend it unreservedly to anyone who wants a refreshing, panoramic view of economics, as a bright star for your journey.
You Don't Have to be Good by Sabrina Broadbent
You Don't Have to be Good by Sabrina Broadbent
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Sabrina Broadbent moves from comic farce in the opening chapters to drama and tragedy as the story unfolds. To some extent readers may find the novel's initial jokiness misleading. Faced with the pathos of the characters' lives, in particular the sisters' disastrous unhappinesses, earlier laugh-aloud witicisms become rare as the book advances, although the teenaged children retain their capacity to crack a joke. Perhaps the author set out to write a comic novel and the characters took over, as often happens. If so, I'm glad they did. Not only do Bea and Katharine, two sides of the same coin, enable us to recognise our own worst characteristics, but in Precious, although a minor part and… Read more

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