Reviews by Dai Alanye

Bunyip Land

by George Manville Fenn

The Daily Chronicle seems at fault in its assessment. Bunyip Land is too naive for late teens and adults, I would say, but perhaps adequate for younger lads. not sure that girls of any age would care for it.

Fenn can write, so perhaps that's the market he was going after.

Reviewed on 2014.09.10

Mansfield Park

by Jane Austen

Perhaps the weakest of all Austen's works, including the fragments.

Reviewed on 2014.09.07

Mansfield Park

by Jane Austen

Perhaps the weakest of all Austen's works, including the fragments. The main problem, of course, is the heroine.

Reviewed on 2014.09.07

Dick Cheveley

by W.H.G. Kingston

Has ever a boy got himself into such trouble as Dick Cheveley? Likely not. You might almost think his story is fictionů which it is.

Our hero manages to get himself locked up more than once, winning free only after the greatest and most unlikely exertions. Not content with that, he gets himself marooned a couple times.

Were it not for the fact that he\'ll eat nearly anything and rarely suffers from thirst, he might never have lived to tell the tale to give other boys this good advice: \"If you run away to sea make sure you have your pockets full of useful tools, and don\'t be too picky about your food.\"

Reviewed on 2014.09.06

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