J. C. Chamberlain

This is me
Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,646
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (579 of 622)
Location: Manchester, Cheshire, UK
Birthday: 19 Mar
In My Own Words:
I'm a Writing student specialising in Poetry. I love music, film and books- be they novels, poetry or drama. I'm also a blogger of random things.



Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,646 - Total Helpful Votes: 579 of 622
Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare (Illustrated &hellip by Rosie Dickins
I bought this for my friend's daughter, who is like a reading machine. She reportedly loves it, but more than that she understands the stories and characters, she's learning new words (because it's not all in simple English), and I think her parents are too...
GG920 - Gear Gremlin Spare Zipper Pullers (4Pack) by Gear Gremlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, 1 Feb 2014
My zip up Doc Martins' zip broke. I took it to Timpsons who quoted me 30 to replace the zip.

I bought these zips for 7.74 including postage, which is a little expensive but a fraction of the price I would otherwise have been charged. The zip was easy to place and it's worked perfectly for over a month now, with no sign of the metal bending.

The fact that I have 3 spare zips in case the same thing happens on other shoes/bags/clothes is a bonus. Happy to fully recommend to anyone.
Tokaido Road by Nancy Gaffield
Tokaido Road by Nancy Gaffield
4.0 out of 5 stars An Unexpected Joy, 10 Oct 2013
A journey down a road through Japan? An interesting idea for a collection. But its much better than just that.

The information at the front of the book explains that Gaffield was born in the USA but lived in Japan for many years before moving to SE England, so immediately I got the feeling of a woman who was on the move in her life.

One of the points of joy in the collection is that movement. It would have been so easy to take the idea of moving along a road (the road between Kyoto and Tokyo, the 'eastern and western capitals') and made them static poems about points along the way. What Gaffield does though, is maintain that feeling of movement. Whether it is a river… Read more

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