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"Zoe S"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (83 of 87)
Location: Bucks, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 630,169 - Total Helpful Votes: 83 of 87
The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell Mystery 0&hellip by Laurie R. King
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ripping good yarns, 9 Feb 2011
My husband introduced me to Mary Russell at Christmastime. To be honest, when I read the precis on the back I thought that these books were going to be completely naff. The concept of trying to bring a 'modern' woman into the Sherlock Holmes novels, written by a new, female writer decades later sounded absurd, and I dreaded the consequences.

But, ever the dutiful wife (!) and bored one dull, dreary afternoon I decided to dip in and see what I found. Oh dear - four books later and I'm completely hooked!

They are fantastic. Suspend any notion of them being at all 'Sherlock Holmes' novels, and that Mary is supposed to be of her time nearly 100 years ago (she is most… Read more
Pandaemonium by Christopher Brookmyre
Pandaemonium by Christopher Brookmyre
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I love Christopher Brookmyre's books. They have lasted longer with me than the Scottish boyfriend I was visiting when I picked up my first at Glasgow airport. 7 years on and I have had my Christopher Brookmyres longer than both my husband and daughter.

So, I really, *really* wanted to like Pandaemonium. Like Brookmyre himself I expect, I have tired a little of Jack Parlabane and Angel X (lovely to have a Girl Power heroine written by a man tho). I loved AFAG and hoped we were going to have yet another book of similar quality. I really didn't think that Christopher Brookmyre, with all respect, had a rubbish novel in him.

Unfortunately, I was wrong. The theme of… Read more
Prestige Deco Cordless Dome Kettle, Black, 1.5 Lit&hellip by Prestige
As per another review - yes, this is a kettle, and yes, mine boils water just fine. But, I am glad that I read older reviews before I bought this kettle as the coating scratches if you so much as touch it with a sharp fingernail.

Filling up under the tap is a complete no go if you want the coating to stay looking good. I bought a cheap plastic jug and fill the kettle with this which works well. But, if you're in the least picky maybe you won't see this as a viable solution!

Form, for this kettle, therefore outweighs function. It's up to you to decide whether its looks overcome its impracticalities.

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