ACB (swansea)

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (8,804 of 9,653)
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There is so much to learn (and forget, unfortunately). I review as I enjoy it, but also to remind me of some the books, films, music that my grey cells may have misplaced.

Many. Now have time since retirement. Medicine, haematology and psychology degrees. Science, films, Hollywood musicals. Sport, fitness, , nutrition . Avid reader. All music, with a love of jazz from all eras but am open to anything new in any me… Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 26 - Total Helpful Votes: 8804 of 9653
Christmas at the Beach Cafe: A Novella by Lucy Diamond
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Evie is determined to share the perfect experience of an idyllic, traditional Cornish Christmas with her boyfriend, Ed. Well-planned from within her Beach Café in Carrawen Bay, sentiment is still running high from the loss of Jo. Things could only get better, surely? Her plans suddenly go awry. A broken toe is nothing compared to her realisation of the nasty, scheming, bitchy ex-wife of Ed, Melissa, messing up the Christmas ideal, aided by the emotional blackmail of their daughter Violet. Ed insists Melissa means nothing to him, yet Evie is uncomfortable. With Ed's brother Jake suddenly on the scene, things begin to alter as Melissa's name keeps cropping up. Evie tries to keep her… Read more
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Det&hellip by Alexander McCall Smith
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This is a most welcome and delightful addition to the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. From the opening pages, the atmosphere of the relaxed and innate characters from Botswana flow, sweeping through as if never having left. The business side of the profession is wrapped in the wonderful dialogue of life in this small community. Whilst Mma Precious Ramotswe is discussing the pros and cons of having promoted Mma Makutski, in the last book, with her husband Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, 'a nice gentle-looking man', she wonders about her bossy former employee, her husband Phuti and their purring new baby , 6 month old Itumelange, who 'sounds like a lion', raising local superstitions of whether… Read more
iPad for Seniors In Easy Steps 3rd Edition covers &hellip by Nick Vandome
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not My Cup Of Tea, 17 Sep 2014
As a long in the tooth professional, recently retired and now devoid of my understanding, caring IT can-do-it-all, on-the-ball secretary, I have degenerated to things I am comfortable with. Technological advances are not one of them. I have resisted social networks of Twitter and Facebook, (got the jargon from my 4 year old granddaughter) as I picked up my newspaper; comfortable and can be held in large hands. What happens next - granddad gets an iPad for Christmas. After the thanks and genuine surprise, I looked on this piece of equipment with horror. Thus, the book. I'm sorry but I still cannot work out how it is applicable to this 'tablet' and more importantly, why do I need it to work… Read more