sarah poet

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (16 of 16)
Location: Buckinghamshire, UK

I am an NHS doctor and used to be editor of an internet poetry website. Addicted to 20th century poetry.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,221,032 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 16
Extreme Survivors: 60 of the World's Most Extreme &hellip by Bear Grylls
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for kids, 16 July 2013
I had thought this book would make an interesting read for my 10-yr-old son. I should have read the other reviews first... Perhaps I was swayed by Bear Grylls' Scouting connections (I think this book came up as a recommendation after I looked at some Scouts' items). However, this is very much an adult book, or at least not for primary-age children. The reading age is fine for a ten-year-old, but not the content. Now, I didn't expect the stories to be unfailingly happy, but nor had I realised that they would include accounts of girls abducted and kept in cellars as sex slaves, for example.

For an adult, very much a book to dip in and out of, as there is no real narrative. A… Read more
RSPB My First Book of Garden Wildlife (Rspb) by Mike Unwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 22 Aug 2011
Fabulous book - my 4-yr-old son adores it. The pictures are beautiful - I thought they were photos at first, but the are actually lifelike paintings. Thoroughly recommended!
Living it Out: A Survival Guide for Lesbian, Gay a&hellip by Rachel Hagger-Holt
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This is an excellent book - well written without being academic, God-centered without being pious, and good-humoured without getting silly. Not bad for a serious book about a difficult and complex subject.

If you are looking for theological answers about 'the gay debate', you won't find them here - but if you want to hear from gay and lesbian Christians about how they experience God and the Church, and the dilemmas involved, you will learn much from it. Should you come out to your house group? Is celibacy a real option these days? How can a straight parent support their gay son or daughter? These and many other topics are dealt with in the light of the real experiences of 50… Read more