Mark Christian Christian itibaren Virargues, Fransa
I'm slowly adding my reviews when I have time. But this book has been a great find. My S.I.L. referred it to me. If your child can sit on your lap for 15 minutes, they can learn how to read. It's really a no-brainer. It gives you dialogue of what to say and only takes 15 min. a day. Hudson was reading at 4 using this method. Tanner is taking a little longer because he a shorter attention span. But he's getting it too.
A fascinating trawl through the history of social housing provision in the UK since the construction of the historic Boundary Estate in Bethnal Green in 1893. Hanley's account really comes to life in the book's pivotal chapter, "Slums in the Sky" with shocking tales of corner cutting and well meaning modernism. Erno Goldfinger - rehabilitated in some quarters in recent years - is firmly back in the Naughty Seat although a one bedroom apartment in his Trellick Tower will still set you back over £400,000. The book is polemical and comes across as more passionate as a result. The Conservative administration of Harold Macmillan is blamed for many of the ills. The book could perhaps have done with a little more international material - "La Haine" and Chicago's Cabrini Green are mentioned and it is crying out for an index, but overall, this is essential reading. Hanley's most interesting question revolves around the stigma of council housing - why are we embarrassed to have our homes provided for by the state when there is no such outcast status associated with free education or health? That Mrs. Thatcher was a great brainwasher.
I absolutly loved this book!!! One of the best I have read in a long time! I recommend it to everyone. As for what i learned...thunder is only vampires playing baseball!