Kay Sexton

Helpful votes received on reviews: 90% (84 of 93)
Location: Brighton UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 690,673 - Total Helpful Votes: 84 of 93
Grow Your Food for Free (Well Almost) by Dave Hamilton
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
As a keen allotment-holder and sometime writer of gardening blogs (and books!) I'd be the first to say that some of the books out there are really not much use to the serious grower, and misleading to the novice one. Not so Dave Hamilton's book, which fills an empty niche (which is the whole point of a specialist subject book, there are far too many coffee table style allotment books out there, full of lovely pictures and devoid of useful information) and that niche is upskilling and informing the environmentally conscious (and conscientious) frugal food-grower.

I can't recommend it too highly because, apart from anything else, I am horrified at the amount of money I see new… Read more
The Hummingbird and the Bear by Nicholas Hogg
The Hummingbird and the Bear by Nicholas Hogg
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Sam Taylor is was raised by a single mother who marries a man who turns into a violent step-father and Sam becomes one of the many young men who are thrown out of their `family' homes by a man who usurps the role of head of householder without choosing to serve as father. After a few years of roughing it, Sam turns his life around, at least on the material level, and becomes a self-made man. It's a familiar enough story on one level - all the real life rough diamonds who polish themselves into success are examples of this story in action.

But this self-made man, with a superb standard of living, `perfect' girlfriend and every possible advantage, is unmade when he meets a woman… Read more
Something Beginning With by Sarah Salway
Something Beginning With by Sarah Salway
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
When I first read this book I had no idea what it was - even now, I struggle to explain it to others. It's a list book, but written before the list book genre took hold of publishing, it's a romance, but of a dark and elegantly twisted type, it's a buddy book, but the buddies are an easily-influenced and slightly eccentric woman and her worldly-wise, confident best friend, it's a story about relationships and also about the gap between the outside world and the interior life and how each individual fills that gap with myths, illusions, doubts and peculiarities.

Written in alphabetical format, it's actually an episodic narrative: you can't read it at random and get the best out of… Read more

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