Ms. C. Power

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (16 of 18)
Location: england


Top Reviewer Ranking: 532,812 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 18
The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson
The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars engrossing, 4 Jan 2012
A lovely book set in the 1700's about Tom Page, a horse groom turned elephant keeper. Timothy and Jenny are the elepephants under Tom's charge. Unfortunatley Timothy is sold without Jenny so Tom stays with Jenny,which we see they develop more than just work aquaintances,they develop a strong friendship and love each other dearly.
This book is beautifully written and seems almost based on historical events,ie; peoples reactions to elephants and the myths surrounding them.
A delightful read,and it seemed to end quite quick but only because I couldn't put it down.
Facing Up: A Remarkable Journey to the Summit of M&hellip by Rev. Colonel David Cooper
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars bear at his best, 4 Jan 2012
Facing Up is a brilliant adventure book recalling Bear's ascent of Everest. With the odds stacked against him he was still able to overcome adversity and reach the summit of Everest aged only 23. It's an awe-inspiring book and will make you want to go out and try something challenging. A must read for a Bear fan or anyone interested in mountaineering or someone who needs a little motivation!
Mud, Sweat and Tears by Bear Grylls
Mud, Sweat and Tears by Bear Grylls
5.0 out of 5 stars Bear's brilliant book, 8 Oct 2011
A great autobiography including his school days at Eton, (also where Sir Rannulph Fiennes attended), his Uni days, and his SAS(R) selection. His ascent of Everest was a childhood dream that he was able to complete in memory of his dad. Bear reveals his ups and downs of his life, and his words are very motivational. A great read for anyone that's interested in adventure,the armed forces or Everest. highly recommended.