J. Brooks

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (11 of 12)
Location: Kent


Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,508,050 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 12
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice item!, 15 Feb 2012
I recently purchased the above Disabled Badge holder as I was fed up with my clock and disability badge falling off the dashboard. However, when received this item is NOT made of leather as advertised but nevertheless is well made, sturdy and suitable for purpose so I did not return to sender. Good value for 2.50.
Taxi by Khaled Al Khamissi
Taxi by Khaled Al Khamissi
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A very missable book!, 16 Aug 2009
I bought Taxi after having read the three reviews on this website and cannot see why it was so highly rated. I am still wading through this book in an effort to find one good story. I have found this a most disappointing book.
The Locust and the Bird: My Mother's Story by Hanan Al-Shaykh
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely read!, 17 July 2009
I caught the last episode of this book on Woman's Hour, Radio 4 and so decided to buy the book.

Well I wasn't disappointed. The book is set in Lebanon in the 40's and 50's and is about Kamila, an illiterate young girl tricked into marriage with her dead sisters husband, a much older, religious and humble man, but this is not before she has already fallen in love with Mohammed, a young student. She could have accepted her life but instead fights the many obstacles in her path and is indeed a strong, fearless woman but feckless and dishonest too. From this alliance she bears two daughters, the youngest, Hanan, the author of this book.

She eventually meets Mohammed… Read more