Laura T

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Location: Bradford-on-Avon, UK
In My Own Words:
I'm a PhD student in History at King's College, Cambridge, currently writing a novel 'in my spare time'. I blog over at Laura Reading Books, if you're interested in seeing more of my reviews.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,222 - Total Helpful Votes: 802 of 1068
The Emperor Waltz by Philip Hensher
The Emperor Waltz by Philip Hensher
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Whatever else it is, Philip Hensher's latest novel is an immensely enjoyable read; and that's no little achievement for one of these patchwork creations, like David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas or Nicole Krauss's Great House, that flit between characters, settings and times, leaving the reader to do a lot of puzzling as he or she tries to fit the pieces together. I'm not very good at these sort of puzzles, and I'm sure I've missed many of the subtle connections that Hensher weaves between his three major stories: Christian persecution in a third-century settlement at the edge of the Roman empire, avant-garde artists at the Bauhaus in Weimar in the 1920s, and the network of customers at London's… Read more
Brabantia 30 Litre Pedal Bin Silent Plastic Inner &hellip by Brabantia
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I have never had a Brabantia bin before, and was impressed by the attractive and functional design of this product. My previous bin was a cheap plastic affair that was easily stained, so this is a massive improvement. I like the mint colour, which will go with a wide range of kitchen furniture, and it seems unlikely to be easily damaged. One of the best features of the bin is the inside bucket, which allows you to remove full bin bags without them leaking over the rest of the house. Another useful feature is the lid, which will lower silently if you use the pedal to open the bin, but if you pull it open manually, will stay open, so you can keep the bin open easily if necessary. The only… Read more
1Byone 8.6" Circular Diso Light Super LED Dome Lig&hellip by 1Byone
5.0 out of 5 stars Party in the house ( video review), 21 Aug 2014
I hoped this disco ball would be a good way to make the dance floor in the marquee look a bit more like a disco for my wedding in September. I'm extremely pleased with how well it works and how easy it is to use. It comes with a clear instruction booklet, but I found the settings largely intuitive and easy to adjust. You can change the colour and speed of the lights, and also put it into a flash mode. The ball is extremely portable, and plugs into a normal socket. Despite its small size, it projects across a large area, and I'm sure it will work very well on the dance floor in the marquee. The product can also be attached to the wall or ceiling, but I have not attempted this. This product… Read more

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