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Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (532 of 625)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 215,724 - Total Helpful Votes: 532 of 625
Cricket Our Great Summer Game by Neil Sturgess
First up, this is a great little book to introduce children to cricket and the author has done a great job in weaving terminology and more technical terms into the narrative (yorkers, stumpings, nicks, swing bowling).

My only reservations are that some of the rhymes are rather forced, and that if you read the book from end to end then it isn't really a story - and I think with a few tweaks, this could have been a story. The "ending" rather fizzles out and a final page to wrap it all up would have been welcome.

The illustrations are functional, but could do with a review for accuracy - the wicket keeper stumps the batsman without the ball in his gloves, which has… Read more
It's Morecambe and Wise (Vintage Beeb) by Eddie Braben
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The title probably sounds a bit harsh - some comedy is still funny, but the interplay between Morecambe and Wise and the natural timing they both possessed makes this a joy to listen to. Some of the material has dated a little and it's hard to imagine the casual younger listener more familiar with Ant and Dec than Eric and Ernie getting a lot from this, but if you like your humour relatively clean, risk free and just plain daft then this is for you.
Alistair Cooke's Seasonal Letters from America (BB&hellip by Alistair Cooke
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To be fair, Alistair Cooke's Christmas letters from America were uniformly excellent; the BBC could have issued any of them in a box set and it would still have been worth buying. But this collection of eight broadcasts has been singled out for some pivotal moments, and it doesn't disappoint. Spanning almost five decades, his recollections are by turn witty, thought provoking, and sad - particularly his memories of two recently departed friends. The only small irritant is the link work provided by Justin Webb, one of the new breed of presenters who seems bland by comparison. Still, as something to listen to and reflect on by your fireside this christmas, this would be a great gift - it's… Read more