Sue Williams

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (28 of 32)
Location: Telford, Shropshire United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,979,909 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 32
The Grenadillo Box by Janet Gleeson
The Grenadillo Box by Janet Gleeson
25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful read, 4 Jun 2003
This book was recommended to me by a friend and although I'm a modern murder and thriller reader normally, I decided to give it a go - and I'm so glad I did.
Janet Gleeson has brought the 18th century vividly to life with her descriptions of not only the scenery and smells (and yes there are occasions when you really can smell things!) but also the social niceties of the day. The hero for instance due to his station in life is not allowed to question statments made by a Lord, even when they are patently wrong as it is 'not his place' to do so. This makes the murder mystery even more intriguing as many things we would take for granted that you could do nowadays, were closed off to him… Read more
Cosmopolitan Virtual Makeover 3 by Mindscape
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for beginners, 24 April 2003
As the previous reviewer has already said, this was a really really difficult program to use.
I tried to add eyeshadow but couldn't get it in the right place, I wanted to add glasses, didn't like them, then tried to get back to the page where I had no glasses but couldn't and ended up having to start from scratch.
Admittedly I hardly ever read manuals, and hadn't in this case, but in my experience all good software should be intuitive - this certainly wasn't.
A much better example of how makeover software SHOULD be is the IStyle program. Cosmo designers take note!

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