M. Dowden

Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2011 2012
Top Reviewer Ranking: 15
Helpful votes received on reviews: 93% (11,977 of 12,829)
Location: London, UK
In My Own Words:
Since a child I have always loved reading, a past time that has thankfully stayed with me. With television, cinema and computer games it is nice to know that you still can't beat a good book.

Amongst music, films and theatre I also have an interest in history - predominantly social history. My first love has always been in books, with a keen interest in 19th Century literature. I also have a predilection for gothic and sensation novels,… Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 15 - Total Helpful Votes: 11977 of 12829
The Unprevented War: Why the First World War was F&hellip by Bill Price
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 19 April 2014
This book is quite interesting and does have an active table of contents. There are a few typos throughout but these shouldn't ultimately hinder your reading of this. I don't really know how many people already know most of the information presented in this book, so as well as students studying the First World War at school this may be of use to a few adults. The full title of this book can also be a bit misleading.

Covered here are subjects and incidents that go back to the Napoleonic Wars and the state of Europe onwards from that period which although interesting does take up quite a chunk of the pages here. Ultimately the problem with this is that it is too ambitious in… Read more
Under Milk Wood <a href="">Richard Burton</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
Under Milk Wood Richard Burton MP3 Download
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5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to Llareggub, 18 April 2014
Sixty years ago Dylan Thomas' famous play was first heard on the BBC, and since then people have still kept coming back to it. Narrated by Richard Burton and others playing the characters this has become a classic to listen to, not just to read. I must admit that although I have read the actual play many times over the years it has been ages since I have listened to it, which is really the ideal way with this.

Set in the fictional town of Llareggub the writing is so lyrical and poetic and is a pure pleasure to read, and even more so to listen to as here you get the full musicality of the voices, really bringing this to life.

Although you can listen to this at any… Read more
Lego Movie Minifigures 71004 by LEGO
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, 18 April 2014
Most of us grew up with Lego and passed that enjoyment on to our children. These lucky dip bags, which I have been buying when doing the weekly shop are great, they can be put on a shelf say as collectibles, or as they are the standard mini-figures can be played with along with other Lego items, thus giving hours of fun.

Obviously as these are lucky dip bags you won't know what figure you have until you open the pack, but so far we have been more or less lucky, with only the policeman popping up a few times. Doubles can be swapped, played with, or if like me you can have some fun and spread a bit of happiness. Being an adult I have appropriated a Lego policeman that has popped… Read more