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Francisco de Osuna (CWS)
Francisco de Osuna (CWS)
by Francisco De Osuna
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 24.42
22 used & new from CDN$ 24.42

5.0 étoiles sur 5 I was delighted to find this still available for purchase, Aug. 18 2014
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Spiritual treasure! I was delighted to find this still available for purchase!

6 pc Puppy Dog Cake Candles
6 pc Puppy Dog Cake Candles

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Five Stars, Aug. 18 2014
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This review is from: 6 pc Puppy Dog Cake Candles (Toy)
Lovely! Arrived on time for birthday too!

Octonauts Annual 2013
Octonauts Annual 2013
10 used & new from CDN$ 0.77

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Five Stars, Aug. 18 2014
This review is from: Octonauts Annual 2013 (Hardcover)
Typical Annual - LOTS to do, lovely pictures, hours of book-time entertainment for your child!

Octonauts Creature Report
Octonauts Creature Report
12 used & new from CDN$ 5.03

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Info on creatures is excellent! Stickers can be re-positioned - total brainwave for ..., Aug. 18 2014
This is the UK publication. The North American edition has a different cover. Info on creatures is excellent! Stickers can be re-positioned - total brainwave for those overly fussy about perfect positioning! Really fun for beginning readers to do with a reading friend.

Octonauts Little Library
Octonauts Little Library
by aa vv
Edition: Board book
19 used & new from CDN$ 0.97

5.0 étoiles sur 5 Five Stars, Aug. 18 2014
Sweet stories! Well made, as expected. Perfect for small hands and big imaginations!

Nickelodeon Dora & Team Umizoomi's Fantastic Flight - Nintendo DS Standard Edition
Nickelodeon Dora & Team Umizoomi's Fantastic Flight - Nintendo DS Standard Edition
Offered by 1stVideo
Prix : CDN$ 24.73
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 I'd say don't waste your money, Aug. 18 2014
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This game was a pleasant surprise. As a parent with a Dora-fan child, we have aaalllll the Dora DS games and the Umizoomi DS game. I was surprised by the content. The game designers actually made an effort, instead of a ho-hum cash-grab to extend the haul from this franchise. If it was a $70 game, I'd say don't waste your money, but this is mid-range price and good entertainment for your appropriate age child.

Captain Wentworth's Persuasion: Jane Austen's Classic Retold Through His Eyes
Captain Wentworth's Persuasion: Jane Austen's Classic Retold Through His Eyes
by Regina Jeffers
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 12.64
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Thoroughly Satisfying Read!, Nov. 11 2011
I didn't think I would ever read a Captain Wentworth Perspective book that was better than the 2 volume "For You Alone" by Susan Kaye. Well now I have! "Captain Wentworth's Persuasion" made up for everything that "For You Alone" lacked - including an in-character ending!
Captain Wentworth's Persuasion retains the nature and behavior of Jane Austen's original characters. They have not been modernized and the retelling is faithful to the events and motives of the originals.
I think what I appreciated most was the dignity and intelligence attributed to the Captain, which justifies his rapid promotion and success in the Navy. He is smart, compassionate, manly, foolish, jealous and proud in a most satisfying mix! It's no wonder Anne never got over him!
Like many retelling novels this one goes ahead of, and continues past Jane Austen's original story yet the events are logical and in keeping with the nature and personalities of her characters. To me, this respect is the highest tribute a reteller can pay to the original author's work. No smut, no smarm, no "poetic licence", just a true-to-Austen version of a fantastic and much loved story I thoroughly enjoyed reading! OK, honestly, I couldn't put it down!
I also want to compliment Regina Jeffers on the excellent period research that obviously went into this novel. Many things that are often "whoops"es in rewrites were avoided and that was especially nice! (Inventions, people or events that are historically incorrect etc).
So if you couldn't get enough of Jane Austen's original Persuasion, here's a second serving you'll find deliciously satisfying!

Jane Eyre (2011)
Jane Eyre (2011)
DVD ~ Mia Wasikowska
Prix : CDN$ 9.99
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Pleasing Surprise!, Nov. 11 2011
This review is from: Jane Eyre (2011) (DVD)
I read a number of reviews before purchasing this video. Most of those reviews missed how fresh and accurate the visuals were. I felt the the locations and sets much more accurately reflected the period than many versions of Jane Eyre than I have seen before. The actors were an excellent casting choice and supplanted my previous favorites of Ciaran Hinds and Samantha Morton (excellent acting, lousy script). I enjoyed the flashback storytelling because it broke up the tedium of the telling of the early years which were dreary and oppressive. My only real disappointment, as with so many versions of this classic story was the script. I can't understand why so many directors take the position, "Let's see how much we can cut out or change and still have a good story!". Too much attention was given to trivialities and not enough to the more important aspects of the story. For example, Jane's relationship with Rochester seems to have blossomed from furtive looks and assumption as there was little in their dialog to establish anything more than a casual interest between either. Truncating the relationship between Jane and her cousins, especially with St. John made his proposal of marriage seem strange and absurd, to say the least!
The omission of the central event of Bertha Rochester invading Jane's room and tearing her wedding veil robbed the story of it's one true gothic horror scene (important to the original author and central to the nature of the story) and withered the believability of Jane's apprehension about the marriage to nothing. Although there was a version of it in the Deleted Scenes bonus feature on the DVD release, it was over done and I was glad it was not part of the finished movie. Badly done is worse than not done at all! It requires subtlety and talent to portray the menacing, devious nature of Bertha and Jane's very real and blood chilling fear. This is the sort of passion this movie lacked.
This young director brought some freshness and some folly to this retelling. Too bad it wasn't a better balance. This movie comes so close to greatness but lacks the substance (easily provided by the original book but set aside) to be truly "great"!
This movie is likely to be enjoyed best by those who have read the book and actually know the story, provided they can tolerate how much important stuff was left out or ignored. Strangers to the story will not get a satisfying taste of what makes this story a true classic.
In spite of all that it is still a good version, infinitely better than the 2006 version with Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens (abysmally poor script and poor casting!). If you love Jane Eyre and want an enjoyable retelling, this film is fresh and fairly accurate. Overall a pleasant surprise and I'm very glad I bought it. It is now my 2nd favorite version behind the 1983 mini-series with Timothy Dalton and Zelah Clarke which actually follows very accurately the events and dialog of the book.

Darcy and Fitzwilliam
Darcy and Fitzwilliam
by Karen V Wasylowski
Edition: Paperback
Prix : CDN$ 13.51
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Brutish Disappointment!, April 22 2011
This review is from: Darcy and Fitzwilliam (Paperback)
If you like sleazy Harlequin-type "romance" books then you'll love this novel. If you are a big fan of authentic Jane Austen then you'd be well advised to steer clear of this one! Due to advertising hype I was expecting a story that explored the brotherly relationship between Darcy and Col Fitzwilliam and viewed the events of Pride and Prejudice from their perspective. Instead, their ribald and viscious verbal exchanges would make hardened sailors of their time blush! Their relationship never would have survived the mutually disrespectful and rude dialogue which completely robs them of the breeding and class Jane rightfully understood to be a product of their education and position. Worse, their bawdy exploits are a page taken right out of Wickham's code of conduct and would have made him, Fitzwilliam and Darcy bosom buddies not enemies!
Elizabeth is reduced to a screeching, pottery throwing, jealous, pouty brat bereft of the wit and intelligence Darcy so respected and loved.
This is especially sad because the plot is quite good and the story line engaging, even workable, if the author had an ounce of respect for the characters Austen originally created. The only one she seems to have expanded successfully is Lady Catherine De Bourg who saves the day in the end. In a nutshell this book is a shipwreck of a marriage between Jane Austen characters and low class 21st century morality.

Masterpiece: Jane Eyre
Masterpiece: Jane Eyre
DVD ~ Ruth Wilson
Prix : CDN$ 19.99
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Masterpiece can do better than this!, July 24 2009
This review is from: Masterpiece: Jane Eyre (DVD)
Although the casting was good I felt Ruth's portrayal was cold and unsympathetic. This may be the fault of the writers who didn't give her character a very high IQ as far as dialog went. Worse, her over-emphasised over-bite reminded me of Bart Simpson! (sorry Ruth, it's nothing personal but walking around slack-jawed didn't help dissipate the appearance of low intellect!) They also chopped out some of the more significant parts of her life which made her character shallow indeed! Perhaps they wanted to "modernize" this story but it's a sad failure! WHY try to "improve" an already compelling and beloved classic by warping the characters and gutting the events? The Jane Eyre in this version is so wishy-washy and soul-less she would have stayed on as Rochester's live-in companion, not run away! "Yes sir!". The BBC production with Dalton is truer to the story and well cast, if you're looking for a better version. The ultimate version, in my opinion would be the BBC script with Cirian Hinds and Samantha Morton cast as the leads! There was chemistry, depth and passion, sadly crippled by (yet another) truncated script!

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