4.5 Stars for this utterly unique, incredibly clever book. While I’m sure this won’t be a hit with everyone, these stories, told completely in plays on words, were a rare blend of intelligent humor and lighthearted fun.
This was a lovely collection of essays that used plays on words in each one. One essay had no d's. It is a fun light book that will entertain and make you laugh. Highly recommended.
Quirky. Intriguing. Fresh. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel from start to finish. The author uses beautiful language to convey tone and make readers think.
A great collection of essays that use play in words in each one. This is a great book for dipping in and out of as the essays aren’t that long. But they are all very enjoyable and it’s always nice to read something different from the norm.
Very well done. This author is very talented and creative and smart. The story with no Ds reminded of one of Steve Martin's books where one of his characters goes a few days without speaking any words with Es (that would really be a challenge!). Anyway, for some intellectual stimulation and humor, check this out.
Helen was born and brought up in Yorkshire, then born again (as Helene!) in France twenty-two years later. Her love of languages took her all over Europe and sometimes further, but it was in France that she decided to settle. She currently works at the National Gliding Centre in the Southern Alps, and lives in a lovely old stone house in a friendly village. When not looking after glider pilots from all over the world she writes songs (accompanied by her guitar), and practises yoga. She visits family and friends in England whenever possible, and her son lives in Sydney, which is an excellent excuse to travel down under.
Watson bubbled out of a crack in her broken heart a long time ago, and he taught her to laugh at herself and at life when things were tough. And he still does!