T J Laurence

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (58 of 64)
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 886,424 - Total Helpful Votes: 58 of 64
The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This is an outstanding book for those who wish to know more about whales, or have already been fascinated. BUT, it already exists in a British edition, called Leviathan, and has done for three years. If you want a hardback copy at a very reasonable price, then go ahead and buy this US edition. Meanwhile for reviews on the book go to


I saw the author speak recently and he spoke as eloquently as he writes. Buy his book so he can keep watching and educating people about whales. Because they're worth it
Aegean Dream by Dario Ciriello
Aegean Dream by Dario Ciriello
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Aegean Nightmare might have been the title of this book, as the author describes a slow and painful descent from the fantasy of sun-kissed, friendly-native, retsina-quaffing paradise to a living hell of ghastly petty officials demanding more payment and endless forms. A worthwhile read to counterbalance the avalanche of post Year in Provence offerings where the horrors of modern city life in the North are exchanged for southern sun. The writer and his wife do all they can to learn the language and love the Greek way of life, but in the end are worn down by the endless game that is played with them.
Brazilian Portuguese-English Dictionary & Phrasebo&hellip by Osmar De Almedia-Santos
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not great for Kindle, 16 Feb 2011
I bought this thinking, great, I'll be able to look things up really quickly. I was shocked to find that there was no index within the book itself, and had to use the 'Menu - Search within this book' option instead. Also, it doesn't really deserve the word Dictionary in its title, as the number of words is very small. I would say avoid this unless you really do only need an extremely fundamental book. But then why pay this much for that?

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