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Catherine has commented on (7) products.

Vancouver Is a Garden by Donna Mcclement

Catherine, August 3, 2007

I originally bought this book at a used-books sale to cut up for my collages solely because I fell in love with Donna McClement's charming watercolours of local flowers and sketches of familiar landmarks/buildings in Vancouver. I'm so glad now that I read it through first. The words are simple, young children will have no difficulties reading this little volume . . . but they are a wonderful tribute to the many pretty places in Vancouver. One favourite of mine in particular is the pages that feature a sketch of the Vancouver Art Gallery. That was where my first crush/boyfriend took me on our 'first date'. I have very fond memories of that place, and this book has held that moment for me. I'm glad now that I didn't cut this book up. Highly recommended!
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Ready-To-Use Gibson Girl Illustrations
Ready-To-Use Gibson Girl Illustrations

Catherine, April 19, 2007

Romantically nostalgic illustrations . . . can be used for colouring projects, crafts, etc . . .

Also, just a lovely 'picture book' to look at, the drawings are sure to transport you to another elegant time in the distant past.
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April Lady by Georgette Heyer
April Lady

Catherine, April 19, 2007

Not sure which book the publisher's comment was referring to, but . . ..

April Lady is a little domestic and social adventure set in Regency England. Nell Cardross, wife of Earl Cardross, is madly in love with him but feels that he married her because she comes of a good -- though impoverished -- family. Cardross is in love with her as well but because Nell secretly helps her brother pay his debts and tells him that she spends her money on expensive gowns and trinkets, he begins to think that she married him only for his fortune. Nell's mother very much complicates the matter by warning her daughter that this is only a marriage of convenience and so Nell keeps her husband at arm's length. Cardross's half-sister Letty and Nell's brother Dysart contribute admirably to the romantic confusion and the misunderstanding dances along for many months
but in a wonderfully suspenseful way, there is a happy hard-earned ending.
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How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It by Arthur Herman
How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It

Catherine, October 30, 2006

The title may be a bit of an exaggeration, and some parts of the book fairly glow with unfounded praise, but on the whole, it was an enjoyable read. The author does a capital job of explaining how much of our modern ways of thinking, technology, engineering, architecture, etc . . . are either by and large an achievement of the Scots initially or greatly influenced by them. It was a truly thought-provoking book with ne'er a dull moment, which is always a wonderful thing to find in a non-fiction history book.
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The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation

Catherine, October 16, 2006

Who could resist two tales told in one lengthy book? A Regency heroine looking for her one true love, and a modern day American girl writing a dissertation about flower-named spies looking for true love as well. If you think this book is just a fluffy romance, then you haven't read it. It's not all substance, but it's not all fluff either, and this book is most certainly not one of those boring tomes that you will snore over and your history professor will lecture about. This is the type of book that you will hide under your incriminatingly blank Analytic Geometry notebooks, and worth getting called to the principal's office for.
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