B. Wright

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (722 of 841)
Location: Gloucester, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,983 - Total Helpful Votes: 722 of 841
Knitting Smitten: 20 Fresh and Funky Hand-knit Des&hellip by Jessica Biscoe
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Knitting Smitten, 10 July 2014
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This is a wonderfully visual book, with excellent shots of all of the projects and quirky little images scattered throughout. It offers a fairly broad overview of knitting with around 40 pages of 'knitting basics' at the start of the book. These cover topics from knitting kit and choosing yarns, then simple techniques (casting on/off, knit and purl stitches, all shown with picture tutorials) and some tips for beginners. Once the basics are covered, there's another 80 pages dedicated to projects, split into three categories: Knits to Wear; Knits to Share; and Knits for Your Home. Some of these are the usual things - cushions, hats, mittens, phone cases. However, there are a few more unusual… Read more
The Moth: This Is a True Story by Catherine Burns
The Moth: This Is a True Story by Catherine Burns
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This book is my first exposure to The Moth, a non-profit organisation dedicated to the art of storytelling. It brings together people to tell their stories in front of a live audience.

The Moth: This Is a True Story collects together transcripts of 50 of these stories, grouping them together into very general themes, such as stories of war, love, or the generation gap. The themes are there to give some structure to the book, but don't really make any impact other than this. The stories chosen cover a huge range of emotions, they are all personal but touch on very human events and universal emotions. Many of them are incredibly moving, some are funny, some are harrowing. The book… Read more
Nikon Coolpix L820 VNA330E1 16MP Compact Digital B&hellip by Nikon
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nikon Coolpix L820, 10 Jan 2014
I bought this camera as an upgrade from an older bridge camera, and have been impressed with it, with one exception. The camera does very well with auto and presets (of which there are a considerable number), and offers all of the usual you'd expect to find (macro, fireworks, sports, dusk/dawn etc). There are also other features such as colour capture, where you can remove colours from the image before taking a photograph, and sepia/black and white. The images are of a very good quality, and the camera copes well in most lights, giving a warm and accurate reproduction of colours. The zoom is excellent and stabilisation works well to reduce blur on the images. There is also a zoom button on… Read more

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