J. Simpson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (16 of 18)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,272,210 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 18
Weleda Organic Pomegranate Creamy Body Wash 200ml by Weleda
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I absolutely love the pomegranate range from Weleda - the title to my review says it all.

When I ordered the listings weren't up to date and the stockist only had one left in stock, I'd ordered two. They contacted me and offered me a refund, or a replacement of the 2nd item with the sea buckthorn body wash. I took the replacement offer (it also smells great) and was really pleased to get the delivery the next day. On top of that they had added a couple of additional items, I guess as an apology for the mix up with the order.

Really good of them.
The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley
The Camomile Lawn by Mary Wesley
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I first read this book back in the 90s when the TV adaption was on (I missed the later episodes and wanted to find out what happened).

This utterly got me hooked on Mary Wesley books and it contains all her important themes -
sexual freedom
liberal politics
loneliness of the outsider
enduring love
good food

The characters jump off the page with elegance, but it's Mary Wesley's brisk,no-nonsense style that drives the whole thing.

I would definitely recommend this - along with Not That Sort of Girl, which is arguably slightly better and would make a great film
Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Believable and moving, 9 Sep 2007
It said on the front cover something like, you'd have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by this book - and that is exactly right.

Although I've read a lot of Tudor history, I didn't actually know much about Lady Jane Grey, having only a blurry view of her from the (romanticised) Helena Bonham Carter film. This really made me look at her story in a completely different light and the depiction of all the characters is utterly believable.

It's hard to credit that Jane was so young when all these awful things happened to her. Other than Tess of the D'Urbervilles, I can't remember reading another novel that sends such an innocent and likeable central character so… Read more

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