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I am sick and tired of the mail, (which, by the way, is a paper that I enjoy) advertising so-called free offers, only to find out that i have to send off and pay a small fortune in postage. Recently there has been a spatge of 'free' plant offers which seem to me to be a thinly disguised advertising ploy by Thompson and Morgan. The same applies to their recent 'everyone's a winner'. If I had sent off for the iron cast toy, plants etc that were free, I would have spent over £10 in postage. Not very free in my book. I wish that they would stick to the offers such as the free magazines, which really are free. Other than this, it's a great paper.
Sorry again just realised this was your first opinion and i was being a bit harsh, so i upped the rating. Enjoy writting and good luck. Mario
MJRules 29.04.2001 13:21
Sorry again just realised this was your first opinion and i was being a bit harsh, so enjoy writting and good luck. Mario
gander 29.04.2001 13:16
I entirely agree with the "Free" having to pay postage, but even so, I like talking books, and getting one for 50 or 60p insted of up to £8.00 is quite a saving, also they quite often sell additional ones at two for the price of one, and postage of the free one is then not required.
Collection of stories and articles typical of its era. Stories, hobbies, quiz etc. ... more
Numerous line drawings and a coloured section by way of illustration. Green pictorial boards with matching unclipped dust jacket. Front cover is light green with girl with blonde, short hair with a pink bow, and green scarf. Poem opposite title page is 'Cats: Two black cats / one short, one fat. / One facing this way / one facing that.' Stories include: 'Introducing Katie Fortune,' by Mollie Chappell, 'The Strange Legacy,' by Marion Holden, 'A Thimble for Lucy' by Jean E. Stevens etc, also articles: 'Fungi' by Sheila Rusby, 'Anya Linden' by Noel Streatfield, 'A Most Uncommon Hobby' by John Baldwinson. etc VG pages, some edge and d/j wear.
Large format. Cream faux-leather hard covers with gilt titles on the front. Back board has ... more
a couple of small dark spots otherwise very little shelf wear. Unclipped dust jacket has edge wear with short tears and chipping. Published for the silver jubilee of the daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition in 1948. Full of mid twentieth century ideas for running and improving the home, all aspects covered and also sections on fashion, beauty and leisure. Many period advertisements. Full of black and white drawings and photographs plus numerous full page colour plates from the 'Cries of London' series.