O. Fisher

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (3 of 4)
Location: Sussex, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,784,656 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 4
Six Weeks: The Short and Gallant Life of the Briti&hellip by John Lewis-Stempel
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a well researched book. Some of the accounts are truly moving and it gives a fantastic insight in to a subaltern's life in the trenches. For the most part these subalterns were a lion hearted bunch and there is no doubt that relative to their numbers they suffered disproportionate casualty rates because of their courage. My only criticism is that the author has a misty eyed view of these privately educated, wealthy and privileged young men. Whilst I don't doubt they suffered hardships, surely compared to their poorly paid, poorly equipped conscripts they had it easier? That doesn't seem to get a mention. At the end the author waxes lyrical about the demise of the aristocracy brought… Read more
Rudyard Kipling: The Complete Verse by Rudyard Kipling
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Mr Kipling, 9 Nov 2012
I was new to Kipling but this is very accessible. All his poems are here along with a great introduction to the man. Well worth a look
Wind at Work: An Activity Guide to Windmills by Gretchen Woelfle
1.0 out of 5 stars poor, 9 Nov 2012
Very wordy and low quality pictures. It looks like a photocopied school project. It might do for teenagers but not for young children