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Top Reviewer Ranking: 810,462 - Total Helpful Votes: 38 of 49
Otter Country: In Search of the Wild Otter by Miriam Darlington
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
On the cover of Otter Country is a puff from Jim Perrin 'If a better nature book is written this year I would be very surprised.' As we approach December I think we can be safely say he was right. Otter Country is a delight; beautifully crafted, passionate and authentic, it chronicles Darlington's quest not just to observe but to understand the otter - and in so doing to discover more of herself. And it's this aspect - the willingness to place herself and her responses into the narrative - that I enjoyed so much. Too many supposed new-nature books use the landscape as a prop for the author's ego - reams of research material supported by a fleeting visit to the 'wild' (the much lauded… Read more
Not Tonight Neil by Ian Gregson
Not Tonight Neil by Ian Gregson
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Not tonight Neil is part thriller, part dark comedy, part coming of age and part Sixties nostalgia - it centres on teenager Dennis who sleeps a thin wall's distance from the bed of Neil and Helen, his young and sexually active neighbours. One night Dennis hears Helen scream - and it doesn't sound like an orgasm. Gregson's plot wittily explores the divide between genrations that was so acute in the late Sixties; the tension between morals and expectations, leading ultimately to murder. Not Tonight Neil is fast paced, cleverly written and constantly surprising - whilst the style is more 'popular' than 'literary' it's in a different league to the pulp nonsense which bigger publishers get… Read more
TeckNetŪ New iPad 4, iPad 3 Premium Folio Case / C&hellip by TeckNet
5.0 out of 5 stars Astonishing value, 28 May 2011
The title of this review says it all really. It is smart, good quality, simple to use and designed for the iPad 2 so it works with the camera. I have dumped my apple smart case in favour of this.

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