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Sterling Silver Pig head Stud Earrings - SIZE: 5mm&hellip Heather Needham Silver
5.0 out of 5 stars Oink!, 15 Feb 2014
As a long-standing pig fan, I was delighted to find these earrings on Amazon, and ordered a pair immediately. They are exactly what I'd hoped, and what's more they arrived quickly, in an attractive little box, with a helpful letter from the supplier. Definitely five stars!
Distant Intimacy: A Friendship in the Age of the I&hellip by Frederic Raphael
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars How sad, 9 Oct 2013
As an admirer of Joseph Epstein's essays, I was looking forward to this long (long) book of letters exchanged with Frederic Raphael, but oh dear, what a disappointment. The first 40 or so pages were fine - lots of bad jokes, some dazzling wordplay, enough cattiness to be amusing without being offensive. But then it all became sour and graceless and the wordplay was increasingly heavy-handed. There appears to be no modern writer that these two admire: not Seamus Heaney, not Ted Hughes, not anybody except, possibly, Frederic Raphael and Joseph Epstein. The effect is of two overgrown adolescents showing off, and I repent buying the book (an almost unheard-of reaction from a print addict like… Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spoil your furry friend!, 25 Feb 2013
Heavens, these are a success with my much loved cat - he spends half the day sitting hopefully in front of the cupboard where he knows I keep a good supply, occasionally wailing pathetically. And I don't mind yielding - they're tasty, low-calorie and he just adores them. Five stars from the real customer (I just pay the bills).

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