Anne Shewring

Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (23 of 32)
Location: London


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,462,004 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 32
Blood and Roses. The Paston Family in the Fifteent&hellip by Helen Castor
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something different, 18 Jan 2005
A fabulous and, for me, different read. Not having much knowledge of the period, I was delighted by the clarity and openness of Helen Castor's writing. She peels off layer upon layer so that we are left with a feeling of genuine knowledge about the Paston family and an understanding of their complex world. While the context is all-important, the protagonists are revealed to us in a humane and understandable way so that the reader gains a sense of historical difference while also recognising the timelessness of human emotion, weakness and interaction. Well worth spending some time with this book.
Change the World for a Fiver: We are What We Do by ANON.
11 of 19 people found the following review helpful
It's wonderful to see how much people are enjoying the book. I have to admit to being slighly bias as I actually work for We Are What We Do, the organisation which produced "Change the World for a Fiver." It is exciting for us to see the book selling so well and to hear people's reactions.
One small thing: I noticed that one of the reviewers said that We Are What We Do was co-founded by Innocent, the people behind those lovely smoothie drinks. While they have been very supportive, Innocent is not a co-founder. Indeed, We Are What We Do grew out of Community Links, a charity which runs community-based projects in East London. In addition, the development of We Are What We Do has… Read more

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