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Finding specks of happiness amongst the dross of life

Advantages: comic elements, interesting characters, realistic dialogue, easy to read
Disadvantages: none

...I saw this several years ago at the theatre and found it so interesting (weak, I know, but ‘enjoyable’ simply isn’t the right word) that I had to grab a paper copy as soon as I saw it available. Now, fifty years after it was written, interest in this slip ...

brokenangelkisses 21.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of A Taste of Honey - Shelagh Delaney

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Rats, plague and conquerors . . . couldn't have been much fun!

Advantages: packs in a lot of elements of Middle Age life, child-friendly text
Disadvantages: none really for the age group it's aimed at

Because the illustration of the two ladies in the stereotypical pointy hats looking in horror at an ill-looking peasant is on the left side, my eye has always been drawn towards that side of the cover but actually, behind the wall they are all standing ne ...

KateHurst 03.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Measly Middle Ages (Horrible Histories) - Terry Deary

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Wahing clothes in Urine ? You taking the pee?

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I've really gotten into the Horrible Histories series lately - ever since picking up my first book from the series at a charity shop- mainly for my daughter, but I had to read it with her, and I got really into them. I've been lucky enough recently to vi ...

Thehonesttruth 03.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Measly Middle Ages (Horrible Histories) - Terry Deary

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The Measly Middle Ages is Magnificent!

Advantages: is interesting and enjoyable to read from the ages 9 to 90
Disadvantages: you wont be able to put it down!

I have been reading the horrible histories series for many years now and this is has to be one of my favourites. Especially as it helped me through my history course at high school . The book is all factual but with a comedic twist which makes it suit ...

pingu2710 05.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Measly Middle Ages (Horrible Histories) - Terry Deary

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Platelets, Villi and Alveoli Ice Cream

Advantages: will answer lots of body questions
Disadvantages: won't answer all of them

The self-explanatory entitled ‘See Inside Your Body’ is a lift-the-flaps book by Usborne. It’s a hardback with stiff cardboard pages that have thin card flaps. My three year old has owned this since Christmas. Like a lot of young children, she’s very inte ...

noodlebutty 17.03.2011 · Read full review
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Review of See Inside Your Body - Katie Daynes, Colin King

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