Mrs Everywoman

Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (90 of 94)
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A Private View by Anita Brookner
A Private View by Anita Brookner
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An unlikely premise, 14 Aug 2007
I am a huge admirer of Anita Brookner, particularly "Hotel du Lac" and "Bay of Angels" and I DID enjoy this novel, but I have one major problem with it, and I apologise to Ms Brookner if I am missing something here. Ms Brookner has always been a fascinating chronicler of the female heart and mind, but if I hadn't read most of her other novels this one might have put me off, because of what seemed to me such out-of-character behaviour on the part of the main character, interestingly ordinary though he was in general.
I don't think Ms Brookner is the sort of female novelist who thinks men are complete idiots, but I DO wonder about the central character here.

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Eva Fraser's Facial Workout (Penguin Health Care &&hellip by Eva Fraser
83 of 87 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money, 8 Aug 2007
I bought Eva Fraser's book about five years ago, and did some of the intermediate exercises faithfully for a few weeks, then fell off the wagon, I'm afraid. However, advancing years forced me back into Eva's fold, and I started again, in earnest, three months ago, and worked my way up to the more advanced exercises, and, to be honest, I doubled up on the number of repetitions. The first results, after I checked in a month and compared against a photograph from day one were encouraging, to say the least. My eyes were much less hooded, you could see my eyelids, and a slight droop in one eye was beginning to be corrected. After three months my cheeks have lifted, and my neck and jowls… Read more