Jenny Shaw-Browne

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The Politics of Washing: Real Life in Venice by Polly Coles
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Venice experienced., 7 Aug 2013
This book takes you to live in Venice for a year with Polly and her family. I was looking forward to getting to know the various members of the family and hearing their thoughts on the experience. However, the book is surprisingly light on the motives for the move and we are only given brief glimpses into the children's lives and thoughts. Alberto the husband is almost never mentioned we never get to hear about his motivation or participation in the day to day family life. There is a great deal of discussion on modern Venice versus past Venice. Venetian versus tourist. However, the book lacks the human intimate touch which its title promises.
Magician (Riftwar Saga) by Raymond E. Feist
Magician (Riftwar Saga) by Raymond E. Feist
5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling, 20 Dec 2012
If you want true escapism then dive into this book. You will find it hard to put down. Follow apprentice Pug as he learns the ways of magic on two worlds. Instantly you are drawn to the main characters through their life changing experiences. Can't wait for the next book in the series.