S. Hammond

Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,314
Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (730 of 826)
Location: Oxfordshire
In My Own Words:
I'm a postgraduate student studying for a MSc in architectural conservation.

My other interests are 18th and 19th century art, especially Pre-Raphaelite art, Dickens, other Victorian literature, 19th century poetry, social history, the countryside, period drama TV adaptations, archaeology, antique furniture and silver, and of… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,314 - Total Helpful Votes: 730 of 826
Dylon Fabric Dye - Machine Use - Tulip Red 200g by Dylon
This was my first experience with clothes dye, and I was really impressed with how easy it was and how good the results were. I used dishwasher salt with the dye powder in the washing machine as I had masses of that, and dyed a faded peach coloured pure cotton dress, an old white t shirt and a greying white poly cotton cardigan. The dress turned out so well, and looked nicer than it ever had done before. It was a vivid red (more of a pink red than an orange red- and I prefer pinker reds) and even all over. The t shirt looked completely renewed as well. The poly cotton cardigan was a pinker colour as the dye doesn't take so well on synthetics, but still even and nice looking. After an empty… Read more
Barry M Cosmetics Gelly Hi Shine Plum 10ml by Barry M
Lovely deep midnight purple colour, and I don't know if I'd bought a duff bottle which had been sitting on a shelf for a while, but the texture was thick and gloopy, as if it was an old nail varnish. Because of this is wasn't the easiest to apply and needed a top coat to disguise the smudgy texture. I have had other Barry M nail varnishes and haven't had this problem before, so am hoping this is just a one off.
Jamaica Inn [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jessica Brown Findlay
Jamaica Inn [DVD] DVD ~ Jessica Brown Findlay
28 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Jamaica Inn

I had high hopes for this production, as it's one of my favourite books. And after thirty or so years since the last adaptation (a melodrama lacking the gravitas of the book, in my view), this is a novel overdue for a screen interpretation which finally does it justice. Regrettably, although this production got some things right, overall it fell somewhat short of my admittedly high expectations. A shame, because Du Maurier's gothic evocation of wild, brooding landscape in which unfolds a mounting sinister tension, culminating in a violent and macabre climax, is so descriptively rich that this story is a dream for any writer, director and producer.

So let's… Read more

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