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Xiaolu Guo
A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers
A love story - cultural differences, misunderstandings and yes, I see what she is saying.
Su Tong
Binu and the Great Wall

Binu and the Great Wall

Binu And The Great Wall is a wonderful myth retold in the words of Su Tong, the author of ‘Rice’.  The myth of Binu and how her tears washed away the Great Wall have been passed down through the ages. It is a tale of hardship, brutality and undying love. Su Tong’s version of the myth, brings to the reader the harshness and brutality that led to the constuction of the wall and the terrible effects it had on the common people.

14 août 2007 2 14 /08 /août /2007 21:39
I have been on the look out to buy a flat at the moment. Last year I went to Lower Ford Street to look up the new part buy New Homes flats. Off I trotted with Emma and Bobbie, but the office although up a ramp was not accessible because it had one of those pvc french windows type door with a lip. Anyway they said the flats were not accessible - they will be in the next phase.

and that is now, I got the notification through my letter box. The next new phase is ready. I was excited, i rang and made an appointment. This time I could not get to the apartment-the kerb had no dropped kerb.I was not happy - so I informed the main office. The woman told me that  the developers had told her that the road will be built up to the level of the pavement later but not before all the flats were sold- well, that would not be very helpful for me - however, on top of that they think  they did not need to provide me access (or words to that effect) since they were not advertised as disabled units. I said coolly to her fine but i would like that in writing. She soon rang me back saying that that did the trick and I would be provided with a ramp  on the Monday - that was yesterday. Sure enough there was a tarmac ramp up to the pavement.

It is a shame that I am not overwhelmed by the flats available. I think they look like solid flats - reasonably proportioned and i would really seriously consider getting one if it had not been for the fact that they look towards the ring road. The doors were quite wide - why does such a small flat need two bathrooms.

Any person who wants to have an easy affordable 50% share 2 bedroom flat prices from £65.000 near Coventry University opposite the Sports complex can have a look at Monea Hall, Lower Ford Street, Coventry CV1 5PY

For what it is, its not a bad property and quite accessible in terms of the way its design (no narrow corridors, wide enough doorways) and the bathroom is quite sensible - you can get near it with a wheelchair as ditto with shower although it is not a wet room.

Telephone 02476228882 for a viewing.

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