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When Hoopoes Go to Heaven by Gaile Parkin
When Hoopoes Go to Heaven by Gaile Parkin
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joyous, 18 Aug 2013
This was a joyful read. The dialogue is perfect and shows a very fine appreciation for the modes of speech in the region - it would have been possible to tell that Gogo Levine was South African from the "Ag"s and "Hey"s even if it wasn't stated. The characters are very likeable and Benedict is developing into a great little personality. I especially enjoyed his confusion between being indentured and requiring dentures.

In terms of parallels between the books of Gaile Parkin and Alexander McCall Smith, I think it is more the wonderful characterization of Africans than the actual books themselves. Anyone who has been to either Botswana or Swaziland can see both countries, and the… Read more
Copper Slug Tape Multibuy 3 x 4m rolls by Slug tape
I bought this product more in hope than expectation to try to keep slugs off my pair of 2*1m raised beds. Having resident hedgehogs I was keen to avoid chemical control methods. So far after three reasonably cool damp nights, there doesn't seem to have been any further slug damage to my peas and beans which gives me grounds for optimism.

The product was easy to apply, although I did give myself a small "paper" cut from the tape, but more care and attention on my part would have avoided that.

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