Mrs. Beatrice N. Faulkner

"Queen Bea"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (4 of 4)
Location: Angus Scotland
 

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A Quiet Life by Martha Robertson
A Quiet Life by Martha Robertson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Quiet Life, 11 Mar 2012
I have always had an interest in lighthouses and when my mobile librarian, who happens to be the author's son, recommended this book, I was happy to 'give it a try.' This book is Martha's story. It is a heart-warming account of what life was like being a lighthouse keeper's daughter, where life was lived in some of the most remote and inhospitable parts of Scotland without mod cons such as electricity, WCs, or running water. It covers the years from her birth in 1922 until when her children were born, as part of the post-war 'Baby Boom.' I was particularly enthralled to read how this affected her development as the family's isolation added to her sense of shyness, whereby social… Read more
View Beyond : Sir Francis Bacon: Alchemy Science M&hellip by Dave Patrick
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The View Beyond, 11 Mar 2012
I expected this book to contain essays and articles that related solely to Sir Francis Bacon. While many did concentrate on his life and works, others made only passing reference. However, all the essays were interesting to read and raise fundamental issues regarding how we see humankind as going at the present time, both in relation to rational scientific thinking and the relationship to the more esoteric. I was particularly interested to read Birgitta Jónsdóttir's article "Transformation of Politics." I had read about this lady in another book entitled "The Most Dangerous Man in the World," all about Wikipedia and Julian Assange. She was elected as an Icelandic MP in… Read more
Colloquial Spanish: The Complete Course for Beginn&hellip by Untza Otaola Alday
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Colloquial Spanish, 29 Dec 2009
I like this type of language book because it teaches the language in a systematic way, each layer slowly building onto the previous one. The exercises are useful and help to reinforce learning. I imagine this book might not be best suited to some younger people unless they like learning in the systematic way of a previous generation. However, if one takes the time and effort to work through this book a good understanding of the language should emerge with apposite use of grammar and modern usage of words and phrases. I found that I was quickly able to use Spanish in a correct way in letters (albeit on a small scale). It was a much more useful book than the one I currently use at… Read more