K. Malone

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (130 of 167)
Location: Oxford


Top Reviewer Ranking: 882,594 - Total Helpful Votes: 130 of 167
My Darling Diary: Girl in and Out of Love v. 2 by Ingrid Jacoby
This is a delight. The diarist is a young woman in her early 20s, originally from Vienna, and living in Oxford during the late Forties/early Fifties. She's vital, semi-bohemian, loves the arts, music, books, people in general and men in particular. A very frank diarist, and shows it's a myth that 'sex was invented in 1963', as Larkin would have it ;)
Wardrobe Secrets by Emily Neill
Wardrobe Secrets by Emily Neill
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for 'normal' women, 10 April 2009
I commend this book for not using celebrities, but rather 'normal', attractive women we can all relate to. I write this, as some style books I've seen recently use the photos of film/TV stars or celebrities to make style points, which is distracting. It's difficult for the reader to critique the clothes rather than the person, who is usually photogenic and affluent full stop.

The only criticism I have is that the book fails to deliver one cover statement: 'Where to find flattering clothes that don't cost a fortune'. As far as I could see, there were no acknowledgements of where the clothes featured came from, and no advice on retailers.
The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley
The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley
5 of 38 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Snort, 28 Jun 2006
I remember seeing Mary Wesley interviewed about 'The Camomile Lawn' and saying someone had told her it 'captured exactly how life was lived duing the 1940s'.

I told my mother that (who was a young woman herself during the '40s) and she snorted, 'Not the sort of life WE cared to live, thank you very much!'