Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (22 of 32)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 102,336 - Total Helpful Votes: 22 of 32
The Marrying of Chani Kaufman by Eve Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, 15 Sep 2014
Interesting insight into a world that exists in modern day London but is largely invisible to most of us. It switches between the young, hopeful and slightly rebellious Chani and the older slightly disillusioned Rabbi's wife. Like all enclosed communities it is warm, loving and stifling. The characters are believable and draw you in and the ending is well done. I don't know if it is realistic but I assume so -the author appears to be trying to be both fair and realistic. An easy read but interesting.
Ubuy.Vsupply: 2 x UK to US travel plug suitable fo&hellip by Ubuy.Vsupply
Bought four sets for a family holiday to Canada to use with various phones, tablets, laptops etc. No problems -chargers plugged in and worked fine. In a couple of cases getting the UK plug in was a bit stiff but got there with a bit of pushing. Bargain.
Upstairs at the Party by Linda Grant
Upstairs at the Party by Linda Grant
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 15 Sep 2014
I really wanted to love this book. I had hoped it would either be a nostalgic read of university life (not really but then I'm a younger than the characters) or a 'modern day Brideshead' but it didn't really deliver. I liked the main character and found her parents interesting but found her friends, apart from Bobby, rather dull and indistinguishable. I think the real problem is that this book is trying to say something important but it's not really clear what while somewhere along the line it decides to be a mystery story.