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Before the Year Dot
Before the Year Dot
by June Brown
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.59

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars My worst read of the year, 24 Jan. 2014
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Difficult to imagine that one does not like the great June Brown. Yet, I'm afraid that her editors don't. This biography covers the period until the tragic suicide of her first husband in the late fifties. The rambling and repetitive text should have been edited, but obviously wasn't.
Ms. Brown gets excited about people using language and expressions incorrectly. How unfortunate then that the book includes errors such as referring to the skater Sonia Menie. In the descriptions of her hosts when performing in the Netherlands, she calls them "Herr" and "Frau": this would have been fine if they had been German but they were Dutch and in the early fifties especially, these were not considered terms of endearment.....
The period from 1960 until today, from many readers a time that would have been most interesting, is covered in FOUR pages. I had been looking forward to this book: what a missed opportunity!

RYA Pocket Guide to Boating Knots
RYA Pocket Guide to Boating Knots
by Bill Boo
Edition: Spiral-bound
Price: £6.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars what a waste of money, 21 Jun. 2012
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I should have read these reviews. A few fluffy pages with minimal info. Absolutely of no use. Do yourself a favor, throw the money in the water directly, you will get more fun out of it.

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