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Art Nouveau Umbrella Stand / Stick Stand
Art Nouveau Umbrella Stand / Stick Stand

5.0 out of 5 stars Looks fantastic in my lounge, 20 May 2014
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When people normally think of umbrella stands they probably see them as being quite dull and boring. However, this stand is anything but that. I've got it sat next to a table in my lounge and it's a real focal point. It is incredibly strong and has the most fantastic pattern which is really striking. The picture of it does not do it justice. So if your looking for that something a bit different and special I'd 100% recommend this.


Michael Palin's Great Railway Journeys - BBC Series [1993] [DVD]
Michael Palin's Great Railway Journeys - BBC Series [1993] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Palin
Price: 4.75

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes me back to my childhood, 11 July 2011
I remember first watching this in my early teens and it takes me right back to the 1980's. Its amazing how far things have come. Michael Palin is fantastic and has a great narrative style. I am very tempted to buy everything he has done, because not only is everything presented in such good humour but you learn so much too. 10/10 Mr Palin.


Atomic Train [DVD]
Atomic Train [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rob Lowe
Offered by Direct-Offers-UK-FBA
Price: 4.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Atomic Train gone wrong, 2 April 2011
This review is from: Atomic Train [DVD] (DVD)
This film follows in the wake of Death Train. Rather unbelievable a russian nuclear warhead is smuggled on a train carrying, guess what, really dangerous chemicals. The trains brakes fell and then its a race against time to stop the train from crashing into Denver. Why anyone would want to destroy Denver is slightly beyond me. The film I think was made for American TV and it has the feelings of it. Not a real film at all, but something rather thrown together. The acting is not great. The only thing that half makes this film watchable is the special effects.


Code Name: Emerald ( Deep Cover ) ( Codename: Emerald )
Code Name: Emerald ( Deep Cover ) ( Codename: Emerald )
Dvd ~ Max von Sydow
Offered by DaaVeeDee-uk
Price: 23.68

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Code Name Emerald, 2 April 2011
This has to my one of my all time favourite war films. The story is based on a real event. The attacking of an american dummy run for the invasion of normandy by a german e-boat squadron. However, what follows, the capturing of an american who knows the date and place of the invasion, which the germans are desperate to find out, is not. The film features some excellent acting by Ed Harris, Patrick Stewart, Max Von Sydow to name but a few. I thoroughly recommend it.


Bozen Gries, Italian Travel Poster, 1934. Artist: Franz Lenhart (30x40cm Art Print)
Bozen Gries, Italian Travel Poster, 1934. Artist: Franz Lenhart (30x40cm Art Print)
Offered by VINMAG
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Vintage travel poster, 5 Aug 2010
This is a fantastic poster and will look great on a wall, especially if you want to add something from the 1930's in your home. It is printed on very thick high quality paper. It really does look fantastic with a good frame. Well worth the price.


Bounder!: The Biography of Terry-Thomas
Bounder!: The Biography of Terry-Thomas
by Graham McCann
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read about a truely great actor, 19 Jan 2010
One of the films that I will always remember from growing up is "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines". The reason I love this film is not just because of the French taking the mick out of the German team but Sir Percey Ware-Armitage, the lovable British rogue who was out to win the race by nobbling as many of the competitors as possible. Sir Percy was played by Terry Thomas. Terry Thomas or TT to his friends was the architype British cad, but reading the book he was not a real cad, but loved life, good food, an excellent wardrobe and women. Taking you through from when he started in acting to when he died the book is incredibly interesting. Infact I couldnt put it down. My only criticism was that it didn't go into much detail about some of the key films he made like "Those Magnificent Men". However, the general discription, ease of reading and illustrations make up for this. I definantly recommend this.


Arsenals of Folly - The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race
Arsenals of Folly - The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race
by Richard Rhodes
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping read, 19 Jan 2010
When you read this book you realise just how stupid the cold war was. The book explains clearer how nuclear weapons were developed and then stockpiled by both the Russians and the Americans. It also talks a lot about the politics of nuclear weapons and the importance of the nuclear triad. It takes you through by era the different leaders policies upto Regan and Gorbechev, when through Gorbechevs efforts, constructive talks began to try and reduce the stockpiles. It is a shame when you read about the talks how we could have ended up significantly reducing nuclear weapons if it had not been for Regan, his pet space weapons programme, dubbed Starwars and the military. Some sobering lessons.


Diana Rigg: The Biography
Diana Rigg: The Biography
by Kathleen Tracy
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.95

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read, 19 Jan 2010
When I got this book I was slightly suprised as its written by an American, for Americans. As a result when she talks about the wages Diana got when in the theatre its all in dollars. However, give the author her due she has done her research incredibly well. It really was a fascinating read and the images that accompanied were excellent, and really helped you to realise why Diana Rigg was talked about when she first started out and then found her 1st big break in the Avengers. I would certainly recommend this book.


Orient Express Picturesque Travelog
Orient Express Picturesque Travelog
by Marie Sherwood
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.89

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor pictures for a picturesque travelog, 19 Jan 2010
I bought this as a gift for my Mum, who would one day like to go on the Orient Express. Reading the text about the book it sounded really good, but when I got it I was really disappointed. I was hoping for lots of colour images as on the front cover, but there are hardly any images at all. I also thought that this is very overpriced for what is essentially a few pages of text and some photos.


Wonders of World Architecture (60th Anniversary Edition)
Wonders of World Architecture (60th Anniversary Edition)
by Neil Parkyn
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.92

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For lovers of famous buildings everywhere, 15 Dec 2009
This book is great if u love buildings, bridges, tunnels and dams. Basically it showcases the best of each of these all over the world. The pictures are excellent, the details interesting and some good narrative about how each building e.t.c. was constructed. A must for lovers of architecture.


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