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The Coincidence Authority by J.W. Ironmonger
The Coincidence Authority by J.W. Ironmonger
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is a compelling page turning book, with a cleverly woven plot and a range of endearing characters, which is why I have given it a five star rating. However, for me the major shortcoming is the author's woeful grasp of English geography. Early on in the narrative we have a beach described as being "in North Devon, near Bude", which is a bit like saying Bideford near Cornwall. By page 127 our heroes the delightfully named Azalea and statistician Thomas Post taking a trip to North Devon to visit the place of Azalea's mother's untimely demise, Millook, just south of Widemouth Bay. Despite having an EX (Exeter) postcode, Bude is firmly within Cornwall, as are Millook and Widemouth. My… Read more
Grasshopper on the Road (I Can Read Books: Level 2&hellip by Arnold Lobel
5.0 out of 5 stars slightly surreal, 3 Sep 2013
This is a very well presented hardback edition consisting of a series of adventurous encounters, as Grasshopper undertakes a journey. Arnold Lobel has a wonderful sense of humour and sense of the bizarre. I bought this for an eleven year old whose reading ability is below his chronological age and he found it both accessible and good fun. The "I can read" books offer an excellent range of books for less confident readers, without being babyish.
Old Tupton Ware - Summer Meadow Design - Cheese Di&hellip by Old Tupton Ware
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful design, 30 Aug 2013
Although I am allergic to cheese, I bought this for my partner, after he complained that his mature cheddar seems to lose its strength after a day in the fridge and hearing an item on Radio 4 that cheese should NEVER be refridgerated.
This is a beautifully designed product, fit to grace any table or kitchen work surface. The speed of delivery was brilliant, within 24 hours of placing the order and it arrived in a bonus lined gift box, which would make it ideal as a gift as well.
The only downside is that it is a tad on the small side but that was my fault for not reading the product dimensions before purchase. Its quality and attractive appearance more than compensate for this… Read more

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