Terence Gilbert

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (20 of 21)
Location: Norfolk, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 238,289 - Total Helpful Votes: 20 of 21
Groovy UK Kids Star Wars Jedi Bathrobe, Large (10 &hellip by Groovy Uk
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This has gone down very well with my 9 year old son, who no longer has to be encouraged to wear a dressing gown. It's really just an ordinary soft velour gown with the addition of a Star wars badge and - crucially - a hood, which allows the wearer to disguise themselves as a young Padawan, but hey, it works :-)
The only thing I would say is that the sizing details are a bit awry. Having read other reviews, I ordered a large one. My boy is very small for his age (118cm), but the 10-12 one is by no means vast. It will fit him for a while, though, which is what I wanted.
Moonshot: The Inside Story of Mankind's Greatest A&hellip by Dan Parry
I have just read this to my 9 year old son over the course of several weeks ( 2 or 3 nights a week). He lapped it up, as did I, and we now know much more about Lunar Orbit Rendezvous and why it was chosen, why and how Neil picked the exact spot he did to land, and much more besides, including the individual personalities of the three astronauts, and not forgetting the mission controllers and others who made it all possible.
I did not really have to censor anything, although others may wish to note I was faced with question 'What's a brothel, Daddy?' in response to the revelation that one of Collins's childhood homes was close to one! The tragic fate of Apollo 1, and occasional details… Read more
Belonging and Betrayal: Bronia's story by Dr Gervase Vernon
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A beautifully-written short book, based on the real life-journey of the author's grandmother.
The main character confides her story to the author, imagining himself as a baby. This is a neat authorial device, allowing `her' to tell him of her life and of the grandfather he will never know, with frank honesty and with a delightfully subtle poignancy.
Evocative episodes are set in the Paris of World War I, the St Petersburg of the Russian Revolution, Interwar Poland (where Bronia's husband was `President-for-a-day' just after the Nazi invasion), and also Rome and New York (to name but a few).
The book should especially appeal to anyone interested in 20th Century European… Read more

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