A. C. Hull

(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (34 of 45)
Location: Bristol, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,692,401 - Total Helpful Votes: 34 of 45
Solutions for Writers: Practical Craft Techniques &hellip by Sol Stein
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solutions for Writers, 28 Sep 2010
~For anyone starting out as a writer, or wanting to improve their writing, this is an excellent resource. As an editor, it is definitely something I would recommend to writers, and I would also use it on the writers' courses I teach on.
Seriously Funny by Adrian Plass Jeff Lucas
Seriously Funny by Adrian Plass Jeff Lucas
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars view from the editor, 4 May 2010
I got to read this book first, after the authors, and I really enjoyed it. I know it is a cliche to say it made me laugh and it made me cry but both are true - and it made me cry while travelling on a train, which I could have done without. Jeff and Adrian are honest, and their honesty is a breath of fresh air. They are funny - there are bits I love to reread, just because they make me laugh. But beyond that is the fact that so much of what they say is illuminating and encouraging. You do get the sense of 'I'm not the only one who thinks/feels/acts like that'. Both men know that God is great and they are not. As a book for disciples who fail, this is essential.
Fight the Good Fight: From Vicar's Wife to Killing&hellip by Catherine Fox
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This book is the story of how a vicar's wife, Catherine Fox, decided to return to an old passion - judo - and get her black belt before a crucial birthday. This is an excellent introduction to the sport of judo, but it is also so much more.

The mark of an excellent non-fiction writer is someone who can take a subject that their readers aren't necessarily interested in, and make it fascinating. Richard Askwith's Feet in the clouds did this superbly, and Catherine Fox does so just as well. Judo? Me? But this book is not just about judo, it's about pursuing a goal, going for something tough. It is extremely funny - Catherine Fox's books always are - and life-affirming. I thoroughly… Read more

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