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Lullaby Land. Songs of Childhood, by Eugene Field.&hellip by Eugene Field
I have the original version of this book - it's Edwardian with the art-nouveau Robinson illustrations which still evoke images of the old, deep South of the United States. It's not at all like the picture on Amazon - mine is hardcover with a lady embossed in gold-colour on the front. This is a compilation taing poems from several of Field's poetry volumes - with the poems inside actually selected by Kenneth Graeme who wrote Wind In The Willows. This book is so old (my copy is now over 100 years old but still going strong - not a page coming loose, unlike some modern books) it was obviously compiled before Grahame wrote Wind In The Willows, as his authorship of an earlier book is… Read more
Wynken, Blynken and Nod by Eugene Field
Wynken, Blynken and Nod by Eugene Field
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is, quite simply, one of the tenderest, most beautifully worded, evocative poems ever written for children. Eugene Field was a Victorian author who wrote many more beautiful poems - I urge you to seek out the rest of his books. Children will be enthralled by tales of magic, faraway lands, exotic birds and trees on which chocolate grows - my siblings and I knew these poems off by heart when we were young. This is the perfect poem to lull the little ones to sleep and give them sweet dreams - it certainly used to for me!
Kiss Me Once ~ Kylie Minogue
Kiss Me Once ~ Kylie Minogue
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I never, ever thought I'd say this about a Kylie album, but this is absolutely terrible. There's not 1 even half-decent track on this album - nothing that could stand even near Confide In Me, Better The Devil You KNow, or Can't Get You Out Of My Head. Kylie has dumped her old manager and moved to Rihanna's record label, and obviously the mature pop princess has tried her hardest to be the cutting-edge, Rihanna-clone she believes her new label want her to be.

But the rubbishness of this album has been reflected in its chart placing, and the shameful placings of its singles. A Kylie comeback album should go straight to no 1, and the singles from it should glitter like her… Read more