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  1. trendsetters

    Posted Aug 06th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Vivienne Westwood (1941-) Dame Vivienne Westwood is an English fashion designer who first brought punk into mainstream fashion design. In 1971, Westwood and impresario Malcolm McLaren opened a shop on London's fashionable King's Road, selling punk clothing Westwood had designed and made. The punk look was like nothing English fashion had seen before. Westwood ...

  2. A nice, solid, almost old-fashioned good read

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Ibbotson's The Star Of Kazan is a solid, almost old-fashioned story about cruel villains, stolen jewels and false identities, with an innocent heroine in peril at the centre of the action. ...

  3. Short thriller winds up tension in timely fashion

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Clockwork is a tightly wound-up and sinister short novel that will chill the blood in your veins. Master storyteller Philip Pullman does not waste one word as he gears up the tension to breaking point in a mere 90 pages. Karl is an apprentice ...

  4. An old-fashioned mystery

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... This peculiar novel about strange things taking place at a school is like a relic from a time warp, writes John Millen Just when you thought they didn't write them like that anymore, along comes Dominic Mieville to prove that they do. The Mysterious Burnchester Hall is a retro adventure romp complete with creaky dialogue and teenage protagonists that is so old fashioned ...

  5. A good old-fashioned thriller

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Axel Bellmann who seems all set to develop into a good old-fashioned villain of interesting proportions. Few authors know how to stir up a complex story like Philip Pullman, and The Shadow in the North, a sinister old-fashioned thriller with unexpected twists, turns and cliffhangers, is Pullman at his best. His talent for grabbing a reader and not letting go is almost unique amongst ...

  6. Ugly Betty

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Betty lives with her family in Queens, a not very fashionable district of New York. She is naive, well-meaning, brave, honest and an overall nice person. Betty wears thick-framed glasses and clunky blue dental braces. Her hair looks like a haystack and the clothes she wears are always mismatched and terribly out of fashion. Her plain physical appearance and awkward personality ...

  7. Ghost Ship

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... animals Question 10 What condition was the ship in? a. badly damaged b. damaged slightly c. good condition d. old-fashioned Question 11 Some people thought that the crew of the Marie Celeste ...

  8. listening

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen, Karly Cox, Sara Yin

    ... venue b. a fashionable nightclub c. a cheap dance club Question 3 Where did the fire start? a. in the bar area b. in the toilets c. on the dance floor Question 4 How many people were injured ... fashion. b. The dancers panicked and rushed for the exits. Question 8 a. Some of the revellers were slow to respond to what was happening. b. All the revellers responded quickly to the fire alarm. ...

  9. Back to boarding school

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen The Dragonfly Pool Eva Ibbotson Published by Macmillan ISBN 978 0 230 70458 9 To describe a new novel as old-fashioned could be interpreted as an insult, but this is certainly not the case with Eva Ibbotson's latest, The Dragonfly Pool. Take a gentle step back into the world of the school story, a popular read with teenagers decades ago. The first half of the novel ...

  10. As thin as a rail

    Posted Oct 21st 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... 2 These ginger biscuits are very thin. They're delicious! 3 I don't like seeing quite thin models in every fashion advert. 4 He got into the government by a very, very thin margin. 5 Don't ...




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