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School For Scoundrels [DVD] [1960]
School For Scoundrels [DVD] [1960]
Dvd ~ Ian Carmichael
Price: 7.69

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If Only ..., 22 Dec 2013
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Everyone should have this classic movie. If only I went to the School of Lifemanship instead of Grammar School then maybe life would have been much more fun. Look, laugh and learn.


Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India
by William Dalrymple
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing people, 22 Dec 2013
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The people featured in this book have a timeless quality to their extraordinary lives. In a fast changing India we are fortunate that William Dalrymple has told their story. These are real people with very human lives, some of them achieving spiritual levels that can only astound us.


In Xanadu: A Quest (Flamingo)
In Xanadu: A Quest (Flamingo)
by William Dalrymple
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars For fans of Dalrymple, 22 Dec 2013
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A bit dated now but still an enjoyable read. Apart from the travel stuff the enthusiasm of youth shines like a beacon through these pages. There wasn't one place mentioned that I would possibly want to visit myself; so glad that Mr Dalrymple did all the hard work for me and survived to tell the tale.


Ravensburger King of the Road 500 piece jigsaw puzzle
Ravensburger King of the Road 500 piece jigsaw puzzle

5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia Fun, 22 Dec 2013
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This small jigsaw has easy bits, challenging bits but nothing impossible. Why Ravensburger delete these excellent puzzles from their catalogue to replace them with soppy fluffy kittens is a marketing puzzle in itself. If you enjoy good quality pieces and board with a lively and educational picture then seek out this one. Only one more improvement that I would make and that is to enclose a resealable bag for the pieces. I use those freezer bags with a zip closure so that the pieces stay secure.


White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-century India: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-century India
White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-century India: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-century India
by William Dalrymple
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

3.0 out of 5 stars What might have been., 20 Nov 2013
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A wealth of research has produced this detailed account of two lives set against the doings of the East India Company. If I had been the editor I would have taken out some of the detail and insisted on larger print. The wonderful collection of illustrations deserve better quality reproduction.

If only the East India Company had realized that the real treasure was the new race of Anglo-Indian peoples where would we all be today? Much better off I think. Its great to read of the love and enthusiasm of many the British and French for the best of Indian life; sad to learn of the ignorance and prejudice which wasted so many lives. We were all betrayed in the end.


City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
by William Dalrymple
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Better than going there!, 20 Nov 2013
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William Dalrymple has such a good life and it's nice of him to share it with us. The combination of travel, history, politics and feasting all make for a good read. The genuine love and affection for the places and people he meets bring a better understanding of why things are happening in Delhi than all the news broadcasts I have ever seen. I hope he goes back soon so we can have another view of life today in this ever-changing city.


Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Gem, 20 Nov 2013
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I have this recording on an LP - I think the sound reproduction is actually better on the record. However this is a sparkling performance from two top class artists.


Bridge Conventions, Defences And Countermeasures: Bridge Conventions: Defences/Counter (MASTER BRIDGE)
Bridge Conventions, Defences And Countermeasures: Bridge Conventions: Defences/Counter (MASTER BRIDGE)
by Ron Klinger
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plain English and Friendly!, 20 Nov 2013
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Ron Klinger writes just as though he were a friend talking to you. He likes bridge, he likes you, he wants you to be a better player. He wants everyone to be a better and happier player. A very handy paperback which should appeal to all players who would like to do just that little bit better. An excellent gift. Highly Recommended.


Ravensburger Carnaby Street Puzzles (2 x 500 Pieces)
Ravensburger Carnaby Street Puzzles (2 x 500 Pieces)
Offered by AllJigsawPuzzles
Price: 12.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia fun, 6 Sep 2013
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Lots of colour in both these puzzles. Good quality board with all pieces unique so no misfits here. 500 pieces are idea for me working on a small table and needing to complete within a couple of days. I wish that resealable platic bags came as standard with Ravensburger, I use freezer bags to keep the pieces together and avoid any losses.


1975: The First Album
1975: The First Album

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars collectors item, 6 Sep 2013
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This review is from: 1975: The First Album (Audio CD)
this was a big hit in its day but is a bit dated now. Just shows how musicians have improved and recording sound has changed my expectations. This music sounds a bit flat but it is 1975.
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