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I'm female, a retired teacher and my pen-name means 'Truth teller' in Greek. I try to pursue truth, no doubt in my own flawed way! I'm a wife and grandma and am interested in a dilettante manner in a number of topics, as listed below. Reviewing books is a bit of an obsession, though possibly born of now having the time to be slightly bored!

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 589 - Total Helpful Votes: 250 of 267
The Prosperity Movement by Roger Smalling
The Prosperity Movement by Roger Smalling
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 18 Sep 2014
I thought this was excellent value for the very cheap price. it is very intelligently written and gives a fair and balanced assessment of the Prosperity Movement. The latter part of the book is devoted to giving biblical teaching on some of the issues involved. It is both systematic and scholarly, without being at all 'heavy'. The author says clearly that he is not anti-Pentecostal and accepts the spiritual gifts as valid, though not always necessarily as they are understood in the modern charismatic church. He has personal experience of some prosperity teachers to share, something which I always find interesting, since I dislike the kind of 'knee-jerk' reaction I have sometimes experienced… Read more
BT Inspire 1500 Single Digital Cordless Phone with&hellip by BT
I ordered this telephone on 14th September and it arrived on 17th, which I thought was pretty good. It came in a box which had been opened because it had contained two phones and I required only one. Again, I thought this was pretty good since, presumably, it was done rather than making me wait for new stocks of single phones to arrive. It has a good, clear display and good-sized buttons - ideal for us at our advanced time of life! The instruction leaflet was reasonably clear and I soon understood how to charge the phone and programme the answerphone. My only disappointment was that I had hoped to get it to ring more than six times before the answer machine came on, and I found that I could… Read more
Death on the Downs (Fethering Mysteries) by Simon Brett
4.0 out of 5 stars Amusing and enjoyable, 17 Sep 2014
This is the second book in the Fethering series, in which friends Carole and Jude bumble about trying to solve a mystery before practically falling over the murderer. They are not subtle detectives, mainly relying on muscling in on private conversations and private lives, asking cheeky questions and miraculously finding that they get an informative reply instead of the rebuff they deserve.
Simon Brett's books are not complex and demanding puzzles designed to test our ingenuity and intelligence as we try to work out who is the murderer; rather, they are an opportunity for him to invent interesting characters and indulge his undeniable sense of humour.
It is best to read the… Read more

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