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Twenty Years After
Twenty Years After
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding, 18 May 2014
It was even better than the Three Musketeers. Should such a thing be possible. Barely a moment to pause for breath and you learnt a lot more about Athos, Aramis and Porthos and of course D'Artagnan. Their characters stood out on the page. Dumas' descriptions, particularly of Athos, Comte de le Fere were almost poetic and I felt he must have known someone who had the qualities he described in such loving detail.

Exciting and perfect for anyone who loves France and England, history and Musketeers. None of it is tedious or dull as so many writers of the time could be. He certainly knew how to keep the reader's interest. A shame more writer's dirge on endlessly over nothing very much.

I am English but live in France and know very well all the places he refers to.


Three Musketeers eBook Boxed Set: All Six Thrilling d'Artagnan Novels in One Giant eBook
Three Musketeers eBook Boxed Set: All Six Thrilling d'Artagnan Novels in One Giant eBook
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All for One and One for All, 10 May 2014
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Read first book years ago but failed to read the other five. Beautifully written, can't turn the page fast enough. Plus I live in France and so many of the places where the action takes place is near where I live or I know well. Dumas' eloquence and wit is timeless. Athos, Aramis, Porthos and d'Artagnan are probably the most dashing of heroes ever.


The Musketeers - Series 1 [DVD] [2014]
The Musketeers - Series 1 [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Luke Pasqualino
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5.0 out of 5 stars What else do you need on a winter evening, four gorgeous Musketeers!, 7 May 2014
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Have loved the films since a small girl in 1950s. Introduced to by my mother who also loved them. Read the book aged ten. Read again over the years. Loved Dick Lester's two films. Love Dumas per se! Athos is the probably one of the best fictional characters in the history of the world. Tom Burke captures him perfectly. Love Aramis, D'Artagnan and Porthos. But Athos is the lynch pin and always was. Dumas wrote about him as if he had known someone just like Athos, his words are pure poetry about the understanding and love one man can have for another. His son Raoul and friend D'Artagnan. Which carries on wih D'Artagnan and Raoul so far. Only other is Shakespeare who has captured that rare thing. To write like that is to have experienced it. Not often a book can reduce me to tears of wonder, but Twenty years Later has. The only other is the in fiction of Stephen Ambrose and Band of Brothers. All those men, real or fiction would have understood each other.

I am so looking forward to series two next year. Not exactly like the books but who cares. Clearly the writer, Adrian Hodges loves the Musketeers as much as those who already know them have done for decades. Great escapaism. Plus I live in the Pas de Calais and know all the places the four heroes traverse. Picardy, Bethune, Amiens and all points between here and Paris, even La Rochelle.

Superb. Plus dressing them in leather and the Jack Sparrow boots as they should be as cavaliers, what more could anyone want on winter evenings!!!!!


World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume 3, 1942-1943 (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage) (World War II London Blitz Diary, (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage))
World War II London Blitz Diary, Volume 3, 1942-1943 (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage) (World War II London Blitz Diary, (A Woman's Revelations Enduring War and Marriage))

4.0 out of 5 stars My mother lived through all of it, 20 Feb. 2013
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An incredible insight into a Victorian woman's thoughts, someone striving to escape but never doing so, coping in the most awful situations thrust on millions in those years.


Midnight in Paris [DVD][2011] [2012]
Midnight in Paris [DVD][2011] [2012]
Dvd ~ Owen Wilson
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful, 10 Jan. 2013
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Saw it on television. A hidden gem. Ordered it immediately. A real treat for romantics and those who like Paris and have some knowledge of writers and artists! Definitely a film to cheer you if feeling down.


Silk - Complete Series 1 and 2 Box Set [DVD]
Silk - Complete Series 1 and 2 Box Set [DVD]
Dvd ~ Maxine Peake
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0 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift..., 10 Jan. 2013
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Bought as a gift for friends who liked it very much on television. I couldn't abide the series on television.
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The Spirit of the Dog: An Illustrated History
The Spirit of the Dog: An Illustrated History
by Victoria Stilwell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect gift for a dog lover friend, 10 Jan. 2013
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I bought this as a Christmas gift for a special friend who adores dogs. She was thrilled with it and said she even found breeds she did not know about which surprised her.


Wizard of Oz / Singin' In The Rain /  High Society  (DVD Triples) [2006]
Wizard of Oz / Singin' In The Rain / High Society (DVD Triples) [2006]
Dvd ~ Judy Garland
Price: £10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Hollywood Genius, 10 Jan. 2013
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Favourites that were all in one boxed set. Singin' In the Rain and High Society brilliant. Absolute favourite singin' In the Rain.


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