Mrs. R. B. L. Clarke

"Rachel Worcester"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (60 of 67)
Location: Worcester UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,899,075 - Total Helpful Votes: 60 of 67
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This is a new translation which was reviewed on BBC Radio 4 as the Book of the Week. The Great and the not so Good fought to review it. It was wrenched out of my hands recently by a famous Hollywood film producer, who was still looking for someone who could turn it into a decent film script. "How do you know about this"? she asked accusingly. A lover of BBC Channel 4, she had yet to tune into BBC Radio 4.

Machiavelli was commander of a mercenary army, hired by the Medicci Family, to take Pisa back. Mission accomplished he was subsequently imprisoned because as he posed too much of threat, to his masters. He decided to decant a lifetimes study of how great men come… Read more
Taking Risks with Watercolour by Shirley Trevena
Taking Risks with Watercolour by Shirley Trevena
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
A no rules approach to watercolour painting, very encouraging and informative. This book bins a lot of watercolour folklore. A good investment for the experienced painter who wants to push the boundaries further, especially still life of fruit and flowers. Only artists who are very talented, and realize that the source of their creativity is themselves, are as generous with the fruits of their experience, Shirley is one of those. She deserves her success.
The God Squad by Paddy Doyle
The God Squad by Paddy Doyle
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The God Squad, 13 April 2007
`Out of the mouths of babes and suckling's come all ....,.. Paddy Doyle relates the story of his childhood in a beguiling voice of an innocent child, illuminating the unfathomable reasons why very young children latch on to their abusers. No other gauge exists for them. The orphanage he was put into was a notorious industrial school, run by the Sisters of Mercy. If they knew anything of nurture they certainly were not going to waste it on a four year old child. Finally persuaded that he was genuinely ill, they dumped their charge in the local hospital. In loco parentis was an alien concept to them. He never saw them again. Paddy at only seven years of age had a progressive neurological… Read more

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