Mr. S. G. Brown

Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (96 of 124)
Location: Horsham, UK
Birthday: 15 July
In My Own Words:
37. English. Male. Raised in Midlands, then to London via Oxford University. Grew up in 70's watching World cinema on BBC2 as it was great way to see naked women. Crap job, nice wife, good friends.


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Grace Shiver by Catherine Stonehouse
Grace Shiver by Catherine Stonehouse
Cathy Stonehouse's second volume of poems, "Grace Shiver", opens with a quote from Heidegger: "What is spoken is never, and in no language, what is said". Motherhood, death and grief form the cornerstones of this dark and saddening work: the dead of Hiroshima; the loss of a child during pregnancy; the Moors murders; the aftermath of massacre; the death of an incestuous father; in a variety of voices and poetic styles, ranging from prose poems to single epithets, Cathy Stonehouse attempts to bear witness as best she can to what language cannot describe. From seeing Hiroshima in terms of its eternally present individual dead, to expressing maternal grief in broken phrases and false starts,… Read more
The Words I Know by Cathy Stonehouse
The Words I Know by Cathy Stonehouse
I'll confess now that I knew Cathy Stonehouse during her mid to late teens, when we were both bookish kids growing up in Cheshire in the early 1980s. Cathy wanted to be a poet: that I knew. What I didn't know was that her father had been sexually abusing her since she was a child. That fact overshadows this book. There are poems about many other things: travel, young love, intimacy, leaving home. But what happened to her at the hands of her father insintuates all of these poems, and once known it cannot be unknown. This is a painful read. Literally. There were moments when I found myself squirming and wanting to look away from the page. But at the same time once you've started it… Read more
Brother Max Easy Hold Home and Travel Weaning Bowl&hellip by Brother Max
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Having read all the reviews here I decided to go ahead and give this bowl a chance and I'm glad I did. The bowl and spoons are quite small but this is because it is a weaning bowl ie. meant for babies 6-12 months (not 18 month old toddlers), and as such is a good size. The spoons in particular are good for my little boy who, at 6 months, already wants to have a go at feeding himself. The orange inner bowl and red outer bowl fit together well and require no more than a moments thought to work out how to get apart. This allows you to clean all parts thoroughly. This lid is tight to get on and off but this is what I want from a travel bowl. The Tommy Tippee weaning bowl I bought was a lot… Read more

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