Laura T

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,275
Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (770 of 1,025)
Location: Cambridge, U.K
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: 1,275 - Total Helpful Votes: 770 of 1025
James Martin by Wahl ZX841 Table Blender and Grind&hellip by Wahl
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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This blender is sturdy, attractive, and very useful in the kitchen. The grinder attachment is also excellent and it's good to get the two as a pair. Unlike some other reviewers, I like the look of the product and haven't yet found the grinder too small for my purposes. It's difficult to know how this item will perform long-term, but so far it is living up to my expectations.
Rapesco Stapler, Heavy Duty Stapler Zero-01 by Rapesco
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This is a good stapler that efficiently staples large numbers of pages together. Three issues: it is less effective if you just want to staple a couple of pages together, as you can be left with the ends of the staple sticking out. For this, it is best to use a bog-standard stapler. Secondly, I was disappointed that it didn't come with more staples - it isn't full. Thirdly, although this stapler is heavy and so feels expensive when you pick it up, it doesn't look as attractive as I would expect for something in this price range. I think this is because of the plastic casing and would have preferred it to be shinier (shallow, I know). Nevertheless, this is a good buy that should last a long… Read more
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Outside in, 4 July 2014
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Set in seventeenth-century Amsterdam, this novel follows eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman as she fumbles her way into a family after she marries the head of the household, Johannes Brandt. The atmospheric, evocative writing of this debut has prompted inevitable, though accurate, comparisons to Girl With A Pearl Earring; yet, oddly enough, the novel that The Miniaturist recalls most strongly, at least for its first two-thirds, is Rebecca. And like the second Mrs de Winter, Nella is our guide and point of contact, but not an especially interesting character in her own right. She's sensitively portrayed in her growth from a timid near-child to a more decisive young woman, and - unlike the… Read more

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