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Ms. S. E. Edgar

"sue edgar"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (104 of 115)
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 121,661 - Total Helpful Votes: 104 of 115
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing new talent, 14 Feb 2014
What a wonderful novel. It is a rare thing to find a book that you quite literally can't bear to put down, and even rarer to emerge from a book feeling kinder than you were before you started it. Filer does that amazing thing that some writers do, where they transfer an entire person right into your head; and afterwards you miss them like a friend. The voicing is perfect, the language beautiful, the rhythms unbearable. Can't wait for his next one. What a talent.
Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout
Abide With Me by Elizabeth Strout
This is a truly great read. Funny, kind, beautiful, painful, uplifting - and stunningly well written. I can't get enough of Elizabeth Strout.
The Founding of America (6 DVD Box Set)
68 of 69 people found the following review helpful
This is a truly amazing series of documentaries about the founding of America. The historians who advised, and who also speak to camera in the films, are highly regarded in their field (Gordon S Wood on the Revolution, for example - how much more authoritative do you want?) and engaging in their presentations. I could have handled quite a lot more of that.

There is a great deal of time given over to the nuts and bolts of the military side of things, however. I imagine this is great for those who are interested in military history, but actually the emphasis on how each battle was fought and who the generals were and what everyone said in their correspondence didn't really amount… Read more