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The Ladies' Paradise by Emile Zola
The Ladies' Paradise by Emile Zola
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I borrowed Ladies' Delight by Zola, translated by April Fitzlyon, from the library. When I had read half of it, it had to go back to the library. So I bought this version translated by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly for my Kindle, so I could finish reading it. (This was the cheapest one.) I found this translation far more stilted than the Fitzlyon version - I guess you get what you pay for!

I always find Zola's accounts of the modernisation of Paris fascinating. I found the buildings and the social changes brought about by the development of the department store more interesting than Denise and her little family, though I would have liked more about Jean's apprenticeship. I agree with a… Read more
KLOO's Learn to Speak French Language Board Game -&hellip by KLOO Games
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I have played classic Kloo with my French conversation group. We had great fun competing to make longer sentences. We all have a good standard of French, so we were very strict about the sentences making sense. The game is very versatile and we soon found that the rules can be adapted to suit the ability of the players. There are lots of games on the Kloo website and we are keen to try more of them. The rules can be downloaded to print and there are videos showing how to play some of them - I found this useful for getting started.

We haven't yet used the board for scoring - pen and paper worked fine, but having read other reviews, I can see the board will add an extra… Read more
3-Year Kindle Protection Plan with Accident & Thef&hellip by SquareTrade
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
On 21 November I bought a Kindle on my Amazon account, but my husband is keeping it to give me for Christmas. Two days later I received an email about the Square Trade warranty. I tried to buy it, but couldn't as my Kindle won't be registered until Christmas Day. As the warranty has to be taken out within 30 days of buying the Kindle, this posed a problem. I sent an email to Amazon's helpline and received a phone call within 2 hours. I was helped to buy the warranty and I received the policy very quickly by email. I then phoned the number on this email to ask if the warranty could be changed to begin from 25 December and this has been done.

Of course, the real proof of the… Read more