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Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I'll start with the negatives, since I had a difficutl start with this book, and frankly it's easier to pinpoint exactly what was not enjoyable about a novel than what was. First thing: it was written in letter form, but there were separate 'memory paragraphs' within the letter. So I didn't really get into it until I was willing to suspend my disbelief and allow for the existence of a character who would write long, complex letters that included floating, italicised paragraphs of childhood memories detached from the letter surrounding them.

I also had some difficulty with the narrative device, which involved the main character Beatrice explaining previous events to another… Read more
Mooncup Model A Menstrual Cup by Mooncup
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I found out about Mooncup from Malcolm Tucker, the foul-mouthed spin doctor in political comedy 'The Thick of It'. "Out of my way, you f***ing human mooncup!" he shouts at a journalist, meaning to insult him. But having now experienced how brilliant the Mooncup is, I think being called a 'human mooncup' should be considered a highly flattering compliment!

I bought a size B Mooncup for myself as a Christmas present (didn't feel comfortable putting on my Christmas list!). I was initially very intimidated by the size of it (yeah, my boyfriends always feel good about themselves) but found that it went in very easily, although there was an odd 'pinging' sensation when it unfolded… Read more
Sophie Scholl and the White Rose by Annette Dumbach
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fitting Tribute, 8 Jan 2013
A comprehensive account of an extraordinary group of people. It is exhaustively researched with numerous primary source appendices, including all of the White Rose's pamphlets, and a selection of photographs. Although the title refers to Sophie Scholl, Dumbach gives plenty of space to the other members of the White Rose, so you feel that you come to learn about them all. Her insights into German culture at the time, and its influence on the members of the White Rose are interesting, too. As you read, so the tension steadily builds until the terrible climax. Overall just a great, easy to read book, worthy of its subject.

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