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Genius Friend: G. B. Edwards and The Book of Ebenezer Le Page
Genius Friend: G. B. Edwards and The Book of Ebenezer Le Page
by Edward Chaney
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guernsey's Genius Author, 1 Oct. 2015
This wonderful biography is a 'must read' for all fans of The Book of Ebenezer Le Page by Guernsey-born author G B Edwards. The biographical detail leads to a much deeper understanding of the characters in this acclaimed novel as well as placing the author in the context of the literary circle of his day. Gerald moved and worked with a group of writers who recognised both his superior intellect and his talent as a writer. Chaney's research into the 'lost years' of Edwards' life helps us to understand the enigmatic author, his relationships, his obvious literary 'genius' and the rather sad final years of his life. Beautifully illustrated throughout with photographs that put faces to the names of so many of the novel's characters, the biography promises to delight the many devotees of Edwards' master-piece. Hopefully this new insight into Gerald's life will encourage his island to celebrate what is undoubtedly one of the finest novels of the twentieth century.


Man at the Helm
Man at the Helm
by Nina Stibbe
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Stibbe at the Helm, 28 Oct. 2014
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This started as a good, entertaining, light read. There are some real laugh out loud moments (especially the trip to Fenwick's) and some beautifully drawn characters (is her mother still speaking to her one wonders?) Stibbe's 'voice' is very convincing as that of the young girl and her perspective on her situation delightfully insightful. Sadly one of the chapters becomes unexpectedly melodramatic and seems out of kilter with the rest of the book. Other than that it is a fun read where Stibbe's power of observation triumphs.


Perfect
Perfect
Price: £4.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another gem from Rachel Joyce., 2 Sept. 2014
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The more I read of Rachel Joyce the more I think that her long involvement with theatre has been behind her ability to create such credible characters. I was irritated by Beverley, frustrated by Diana and wanted to give 'Jim' a big hug and tell him it would all be alright in the end. Then along came Eileen.

Wonderful, wonderful stuff with a clever denouement. Joyce's powers of description are like nothing else that I have read. Quite how she manages to come up with so many creative images that totally avoid what could very easily be cliche I don't know.

Can't wait for next month and her new novel.


Memory Maps
Memory Maps
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful journey, 1 Aug. 2014
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This lady gets better and better. A poignant journey through some of her favourite places described with passion and sensitivity but without sentimentality. Her places aren't just the glamorous ones but sometimes somewhere where no-one else can recognise the special qualities. Fully recommended.


Toile de jouy blue curtains 66"x90" lined
Toile de jouy blue curtains 66"x90" lined

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not quite in the picture, 19 Oct. 2013
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Having already bought the bedding in this range I decided to buy the matching curtains. Unfortunately when they arrived the pattern did not read across the two curtains so they had to go back. The fabric is quite thin, so don't go for these if you want a heavy drape. I appreciate that Toile de Jouy is an expensive fabric to match but I was also disappointed that the two pillow cases did not have a picture central to the pillow. On the whole, disappointing.


Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
Price: £4.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner by Tim Parks, 18 July 2013
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A creative approach to Italian rail travel that explores much more than trains. Another wonderful insight into the Italian way of life from an original perspective. Thoroughly recommended for all lovers of Italy.


How to Recognise Machine Laces
How to Recognise Machine Laces
by Pat Earnshaw
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Informative, 27 April 2013
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An excellent guide to those who are interested in collecting vintage lace. Really useful in helping you to spot the difference!


Cotswold Gardens
Cotswold Gardens
by David Hicks
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Old but still useful, 27 April 2013
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An informative guide to the gardens of the Cotswolds. Both famous and lesser-known gardens included. A useful guide for all.


Donkey 200301 Tea Party, pack of 5 teabags, Royaltea
Donkey 200301 Tea Party, pack of 5 teabags, Royaltea
Offered by Findmeagift
Price: £10.18

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product!, 27 April 2013
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Fun, topical and now collectable! (I haven't even tried the tea because I like the set so much!) A useful present.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Keep calm, I liked it!, 27 April 2013
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The whole of this range are good but let down by the thick rim of the mug. Soemthin gless chunky would make it a much better product.


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