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Four Quartets (Faber Poetry)
Four Quartets (Faber Poetry)
by T. S. Eliot
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.49

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hard going, 24 Dec 2012
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I'm trying... God, I really am trying. I hope it's worth the considerable effort required actually to bother. Time will tell ...


Mark Forsyth's Gemel Edition: A Box Set Containing the Etymologicon and the Horologicon
Mark Forsyth's Gemel Edition: A Box Set Containing the Etymologicon and the Horologicon
by Mark Forsyth
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars So clever - and an absolute hoot!, 24 Dec 2012
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Completely brilliant and entertaining while still being accurate and stimulating. Anyone interested in words should love this. Either read it all in one go or dip in and out.


Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen -- Metropolitan/Levine [DVD] [2002] [NTSC]
Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen -- Metropolitan/Levine [DVD] [2002] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ James Morris
Price: £61.49

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Ring, 24 Dec 2012
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If you regret that no modern production is ever true to Wagner's own stage directions - and you should, because it is always disappointing these days, usually ugly or merely provocative for no good reason - this is the one for you because it looks so damn good and is brilliantly performed. I've more or less decided never to go to a live Ring again after spending so much on productions that simply make you squirm. Save your money - buy the CDs!
Or do as I did and simply live with Solti's old, unequalled original recording from the 60s and make your own stage scenes in your head. They will always be better than any modern production!


Rebecca Clarke - Midsummer Moon Prelude
Rebecca Clarke - Midsummer Moon Prelude
Price: £29.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful music!, 24 Dec 2012
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This composer wrote so little but it is all wonderful. The disc gives a rich selection of nearly all of her output and is so well done.


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