Tom Douglas

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (3,679 of 3,979)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 323 - Total Helpful Votes: 3679 of 3979
The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
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It is not often I can describe a book as beautiful, but this is one such - a touching modern fairy tale, based very loosely on an ancient Japanese one, which tells the story of George and the mysterious Kumiko who enters his life.

It has a constant thread of melancholy, of unmendable fractured hearts, and is written with a lightness of touch which stops it every becoming cloying.

It is a brief read, seeming much shorted than its 300 pages, and urges you on with a storyline which keeps you looking for more.

Ness is clearly a writer of profound talent.

Five stars
Quest Elite Snowdon Porch Awning Quest
Technically a porch awning, but this wide enough that it isn't much smaller than a full awning, with the benefit that it fits on anything.

I bought this to go with my newly-acquired 10 year-old caravan and and it is absolutely top-notch.

Pros:
- Very strong construction, with rugged PVC roof and sturdy steel poles.
- Large three-layer windows: bug-mesh, clear PVC, dark PVC, with zips and tie-backs
- Full mud flags and skirt
- A bag big enough that it fits when you pack it yourself (rather than only ever fitting when it was first packed in the factory!)
- Fits anything, so it won't be obsolete when you get a new caravan

Cons
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Quest Elite Snowdon All Season Heavy Duty Porch Aw&hellip
Technically a porch awning, but this wide enough that it isn't much smaller than a full awning, with the benefit that it fits on anything.

I bought this to go with my newly-acquired 10 year-old caravan and and it is absolutely top-notch.

Pros:
- Very strong construction, with rugged PVC roof and sturdy steel poles.
- Large three-layer windows: bug-mesh, clear PVC, dark PVC, with zips and tie-backs
- Full mud flags and skirt
- A bag big enough that it fits when you pack it yourself (rather than only ever fitting when it was first packed in the factory!)
- Fits anything, so it won't be obsolete when you get a new caravan

Cons
- No… Read more

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