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Penguin Great Ideas : Meditations
Penguin Great Ideas : Meditations
by Marcus Aurelius
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Roman wisdom, 16 Mar. 2015
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a wonderful and inspirational littlebook, full of friendly wisdom- great for packing on hols!


Henne Color Brown Henna Hair Colouring Cream 90 ml
Henne Color Brown Henna Hair Colouring Cream 90 ml
Price: £5.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 16 Mar. 2015
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does the job in between full henna treatment


Night Walks (Penguin Great Ideas)
Night Walks (Penguin Great Ideas)
by Charles Dickens
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £4.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars a beautiful and atmospheric glimpse of the Victorian City of London at night, 4 Mar. 2014
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This was a replacement copy for one I already had, following the exhibition at the Museum of London on Dickens' London. It is, as you would expect, a beautifully written account of Dickens' night walks through the City of London, due to bouts of insomnia. You can almost smell the fog, the cold, the night watchmen's braziers. Well observed, not without a certain melancholic humour. Especially interesting if you know the City of London, which, though much changed by modern building, has not changed much in atmosphere at night.


Talk French Grammar
Talk French Grammar
by Mrs Sue Purcell
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect companion to learning French, 13 Jan. 2014
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a clear and comprehensive guide to French grammar- no nonsense, no frills, plenty of comfortable progress checks- perfect learning material. As a graduate of the Sorbonne, I would quibble with one or two expressions, but generally excellent.


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy / Smiley's People Double Pack [DVD] [1979]
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy / Smiley's People Double Pack [DVD] [1979]
Dvd ~ Alec Guinness
Price: £7.10

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original and best!, 31 Oct. 2011
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Many years after seeing the original on TV, it has not lost its grip. Alec Guinness was George Smiley! Smiley's People was a personal revelation- almost every street or place in it is somewhere I know or have lived! Tinker Tailor, Soldier spy, this version, is head and shoulders above the latest one. The slower pace and the silences are telling, somthing the modern version does not achieve, simply because it reflects today's increased pace of life. The atmosphere of the cold war is palpable, how it reached into all our lives, as well as theirs; something the new film just doesn't " get" - granted, many people involved in the new film were not even born at the time and, I believe, the young director is from outside the UK; they are also trying to compress 6 episodes into one film, but, even so... in this case, the original TTSS should be entered into the all time classic " hall of fame" for films and as an important historical document of that era.


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