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R. Olds-Bartlett

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 83% (15 of 18)
Location: London, UK
Birthday: 26 Oct
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,388,806 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 18
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Total Fail, 17 Jan 2011
Aren't these supposed to be waterproof?? Like a sponge, more like. My one-hour commute today was in steady rain. Within 10 minutes, the fingers of these gloves filled up with water. There was no way that water was getting in from the wrist (the cuff is in fact very well designed, and the cuffs of my jacket were likewise velcro'd tight over the cuffs of the gloves and weren't shifting at all). The fingers filled up so much that when I lifted my arm to signal/indicate or to adjust my glasses, the gloves poured cold water right down my wrist into the sleeve of my wool jersey. Not nice! Got sick of that after an hour, stopped, removed gloves and wrung - yes, wrung - at least a cup of water out… Read more
Dark Assassin by Anne Perry
Dark Assassin by Anne Perry
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "gotten", 10 Jun 2007
skirrow22 writes in his Sept 2006 review: ".. I do draw a line at the word 'gotten' which crept on to the page. Hardly a Victorian word, hardly an English word either!"

"Gotten" is an English word that was exported to America, where it survived. Its usage in England however died out. Anne Perry was perfectly correct to use it in her Victorian-era novels.