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Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,509 - Total Helpful Votes: 128 of 162
Populaire <b>DVD</b> ~ Dedorah Francois
Populaire DVD ~ Dedorah Francois
5.0 out of 5 stars Mad Men Meets Amelie, 15 Sep 2014
A cute quirky little film. Francois & Duris are adorable as the main leading couple - Rose, who leaves her "nowhere" village to become secretary to Duris' Louis. He takes note of her typing skills & starts training her to become a speed typing champion.
It's a little predictable; you can guess the outcome long before the end of the film but the beautiful styling, quirky French humour & the wonderful characters mean you overlook this. I was whisked away to a 1959 France & longed to jumped into the TV screen to join in.
Capital by John Lanchester
Capital by John Lanchester
The residents of Pepys Road start receiving postcards showing pictures of their house & the message "We Want What You Have". The book follows the lives of the residents, & those connected with them as we, supposedly, discover who has been sending these cards & why/
I did enjoy the book - it's broken into small chapters, which makes it easy to read. I liked the little insights into the characters, a Polish builder, a City banker, a couvert graffiti artist (think a London copy of Banksy), an African footballer but sometimes it felt as if there were too many characters & they were all a bit of a cliche. We'd have a couple of chapters about one character but then they wouldn't… Read more
The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman
The Light Between Oceans by M L Stedman
An extremely beautiful & moving book. After surviving the WWI battlefields, Tom returns to his native Australia & finds work as a lighthouse keeper on the remote Janus Island. New wife Issy soon joins him & they live an isolated life until one day a boat washes up containing a dead man & a crying baby. The choices they make regarding the people in this boat will change their lives forever.
The descriptive scenery in this book is amazing; I could taste the salty sea air & really imagine being on this windswept rock in between two oceans. The characters are also well thought out & I soon came to connect with them & imagine them as real people. It's an emotional book that makes you think… Read more

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