Miss Blimey

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (44 of 51)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,621,287 - Total Helpful Votes: 44 of 51
Persuasion : Complete ITV Adaptation [2007] [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sally Hawkins
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
This film had a lot to live up to - the BBC having made a version of Persuasion in the late 90s which was extremely well received. Persuasion is also Jane Austen's most grown up book and is therefore, I think, more difficult to pitch.

I was very worried before watching it. ITV had made a season of three Austen adaptations and I wasn't overly impressed with the first two. Mansfield Park had some great actors in it but a dreadful interpretation of the text and a lack of chemistry made it flat and disappointing when compared to the 1999 film version starring Frances O'Connor. Northanger Abbey had been better (the two leads Felicity Jones and JJ Feild were great) but once again the… Read more
Just So Stories (Collector's library) by Marcus Clapham
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful classic, 24 Oct 2004
The Just So Stories have delighted children over many generations now and hopefully this book will mean it will go on delighting them well into the 21st century. Don't let the slightly old fashioned language put you off - its spellbinding no matter how out of date it may get.
If I Don't Know by Wendy Cope
If I Don't Know by Wendy Cope
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Down to earth poetry, 19 Sep 2001
I think what often puts one off reading poetry is the sense that it is too grand - too concerned with the fundamentals of the universe to be of much relevance to the ordinary everyday person. Wendy Cope however has always managed to relate the two in a very simple and effective way. Her humour is always refreshing and never misplaced. She may never be regarded by the establishment in the same way as the Hughes', Wordworths' and Byrons' of this world are, but I will always see her as being one of the best poets I have personally ever encountered.