J. S. Sykes

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (23 of 27)
Location: u.k.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 458,822 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 27
Cavallini & Co. Owl Notes Glitter Greetings Card i&hellip by Cavallini & Co.
5.0 out of 5 stars Enchanting, 25 Sep 2013
These are delightful and fine quality little cards from exciting San Francisco company Cavallini and Co., well known for their delightful designs.
Ravilious in Pictures: Country Life 3 (Ravilious i&hellip by James Russell
4.0 out of 5 stars A delightful book, 25 Sep 2013
A fine artist beautifully represented in this book. Fabulous cover, however the colours look washed out in the reproduction of the iron bridge painting inside.
The Midwife's Daughter by Patricia Ferguson
The Midwife's Daughter by Patricia Ferguson
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
The Midwife's Daughter is a beautifully-written, engaging and moving story set during the early years of the twentieth century. Through its characters, mainly female, we see both the strength and the fragility of human life.
Violet, the midwife of the title, is one of those community midwives, in the old sense, the village woman who is sent for when your time comes. But times are changing, the old ways becoming obsolete...
The story widens to focus on Grace, Violet's adopted daughter. The adoption seems at first unlikely, but some deep recognition links the two together.
Through Grace's childhood we see the vitality of everyday life, security, affection, kindness, bravery,… Read more