Julia Lee Dean

Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (89 of 98)
Location: London


Top Reviewer Ranking: 512,783 - Total Helpful Votes: 89 of 98
Shattered Nerves: Doctors, Patients, and Depressio&hellip by Janet Oppenheim
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 19 April 2013
A really useful book. One to keep. I bought it for one research project but I very much suspect that it will be instrumental in future research too. Highly recommended.
Whizbangs and Woodbines by J C. V. Durell
Whizbangs and Woodbines by J C. V. Durell
1.0 out of 5 stars Almost entirely illegible, 19 April 2013
I am researching this period and was recommended this book. I understand the principle of facsimilie but feel that more effort could have been taken over lightening some of the photocopies. Some of the pages are absolutely illegible. I'd suggests trying to get an original copy from the library - British Library if you're close enough. This book is too expensive for the information you're likely to get from it purely due to the poor legibility.
All That I Am by Anna Funder
All That I Am by Anna Funder
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I loved this book. I admit I was nervous when other reviewers said that it could be hard to get into - so much so that I went and read a biography of Eliza Carthy before opening this novel. Perhaps it was because I had come straight from non-fiction that made it easier for me but the opening really worked.

If I'm honest I was a bit disappointed at first with the elements of modern-day perspective because I wanted to be totally immersed in 1930s Berlin and London. However, as I settled into the book this became simply part of a well-crafted piece of work and it undeniably gives the writer a bit more flexibility with the perspective of the story she's telling which I think the… Read more

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