R. Lawes

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (56 of 61)
Location: London


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,269,552 - Total Helpful Votes: 56 of 61
Mummy Told Me Not to Tell: The true story of a tro&hellip by Cathy Glass
0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poorly edited, 1 Mar 2011
There are 21 other reviews that will tell you all the good things about Cathy Glass, and there are plenty of them. She seems like a wonderful foster mother, experienced and professional. Her stories are compelling. However, the publisher needs to do a much better job of correcting the author's malapropisms and spelling mistakes.

For the record, "flout" and "flaunt" are two entirely different words, it is forgivable for Mrs Glass not to know that but her editor should have picked it up. Moreover, there are no sweets called Fruit Pastels. The word you are looking for is pastille. Pastel and pastille are not the same. This kind of thing is incredibly annoying to read. Five mentions… Read more
Yarn Harlot by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Yarn Harlot by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
56 of 56 people found the following review helpful
A lovely book. Steph's very first chapter is the cautionary tale of the Giant Green Afghan, in which she shocks a yarn store assistant with the sheer amount of wool she's buying. The author endures laughter from her mother ("that's a lot of knitting!"), invents psychological techniques to force herself to knit 200 identical green squares - and finally gives up, stuffing the half-completed item in the back of the cupboard.

This chapter alone tells you that Yarn Harlot is not going to be one of those preachy 'this is the right way to knit' books. Rather, it is like getting a warm and very honest letter from a friend who loves knitting even more than you do, but who isn't… Read more

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