Mr. M. H. Dewey

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (89 of 105)
Location: London, England
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 860,698 - Total Helpful Votes: 89 of 105
Between the Sierra and the Sea by Joan Fallon
I bought this book because of a family link with the coast between Malaga and Almeria, and a personal interest in the history of the region. The first half of the book is set in the Spanish Civil War. It seems like a fairly conventional romance - beautiful Elizabeth meets handsome Juan - but the account of the civilian flight from Malaga along the coast road and the attack from German gunboats is gripping. However, the book really impressed in the second half. A middle aged, divorced woman, living in England in 2007, discovers that there is some mystery in her grandmother's past, relating to her time in Spain. There is no real mystery for the reader, but the fun is in getting to know Kate… Read more
Andalucia: A Cultural History (Landscapes of the I&hellip by John Gill
4.0 out of 5 stars A personal exploration, 10 Jun 2012
I was expecting an academic history book or perhaps an arty guide book. The author's personality prevents it falling into either of these categories. By the end of the book I knew a fair bit about the cultural history of Andalucia and a lot about John Gill. Thankfully, he is a likable narrator. I enjoyed his asides and opinions. I'd quite like to meet him and discuss his views. More importantly, the book makes me want to go back to Andalucia, to visit the places, to see the paintings, to read the books and listen to the music that he describes with knowledge and passion.
The Uke of Wallington by Mark Wallington
The Uke of Wallington by Mark Wallington
4.0 out of 5 stars A celebration, 10 Jun 2012
This book is an celebration of simple joys; playing music, walking, travelling on buses,sampling Britain's cities, towns and villages, talking to people in pubs. Readers should search for the author's performances on YouTube and find out more about the ukelele at [...]

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