Dr Helen E Paynter

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (17 of 20)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,660,618 - Total Helpful Votes: 17 of 20
French in Three Months (Hugo) by Ronald Overy
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Having had my last French lesson 16 years ago, and with a holiday in France looming, I thought I'd give this a try. I was pleasantly surprised by the way it eased me back into the language, and I've ended up stimulated and challenged to take it further. You do need to refer to the book as well as the tapes; listening in the car left me with one or two nasty gaps which weren't revealed until the last 10 minutes of the final (4th) tape - genuine exerpts from Les Miserables and two French newspapers completely flummoxed me, leaving me a little disillusioned.
Busy, Buzzy Bee (DK Reader - Level 1) by Karen Wallace
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
My 2 1/2 year old loved this book. It has lavish photographs, as you'd expect from DK. The level of information was just enough to stretch her, but not so much as to bewilder her. As a bonus, I also learned something through reading it to her!

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