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Revolution
Revolution
by Russell Brand
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.99

49 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasant Surprise, 11 Nov 2014
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This review is from: Revolution (Hardcover)
To be honest I never had much time for Russell Brand until recently. Having come across his podcasts, The Trews, I was curious enough to take a punt on this latest literary effort. It’s a pleasant surprise to find he is not just another narcissistic celeb with a lust for publicity. Behind the laddish facade lurks a sensitive soul. Both his spiritual and political ideas ring true and with self deprecating wit he makes serious points about the abyss the current corrupt system is leading us to. At the very least this is an entertaining read, with much food for thought.
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Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class
Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class
by Owen Jones
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Important analysis of Britain today, 1 Nov 2014
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A good read and an important analysis of how the working class is viewed in today's Britain. Political spin and media distortion have portrayed those at the bottom of the social ladder as lazy, stupid freeloaders ripe for ridicule. Respect for working people has been so eroded in the last thirty years they find themselves abandoned by politicians, even the Labour party which they created, and left to fend for themselves in an uncaring free market economy more interested in capital than human beings. This does not make for a healthy society and is a problem that needs to be addressed.

While I agree with much of Jones' argument, the book could have been slimmer and more succinct with less repetition which hardly seems necessary to make his point. However this is an important book and should be read.


The Establishment: And how they get away with it
The Establishment: And how they get away with it
by Owen Jones
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.89

0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Should be required reading, 25 Oct 2014
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I generally don't do book reviews, but this book is so exceptional I felt moved to add my voice to the many five star reviews it so richly deserves. Most political and economic commentaries are so mind-numbing they deter any but the most motivated reader to struggle on to the end, this book is the opposite. I could hardly put it down. Owen Jones details a dismaying but hardly surprising litany of injustice and corruption, the mindless worship of capital that defines our age. A fascinating view of how the rich elite subvert democracy to further their own interests. It should be required reading.


The Great 1920s & Swingin' Gatsby 20s Classics - 100 Classic Speakeasy Jazz Hits from the Gatsby Inspired Roaring Twenties
The Great 1920s & Swingin' Gatsby 20s Classics - 100 Classic Speakeasy Jazz Hits from the Gatsby Inspired Roaring Twenties

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 7 Jan 2014
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This is excellent value if you love Twenties jazz. Lots of familiar favourites and some less well known songs so a good introduction to the genre.


Dyson DC25 Animal  Lightweight Dyson Ball Upright Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Owners
Dyson DC25 Animal Lightweight Dyson Ball Upright Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Owners
Offered by thurgo - ltd
Price: £314.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 30 Dec 2013
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It is nearly three years since I purchased this vacuum cleaner and I must say that for the price I expected a better product. It is flimsily built for an appliance that needs to take a lot of punishment. It may be bagless, but the filters need regular cleaning and are expensive to replace. It is heavy and difficult to manoeuvre around furniture, and I gave up on the hose attachment ages ago as it has hardly any reach and topples the cleaner when you try to stretch it. In any case the attachments are difficult to get on and off and are pretty useless. The lead is also too short for convenience. On the plus side it is still working but I have put up with its shortcomings for long enough and am about to replace it. I will not be buying a Dyson again after this, they seem very overpriced for what you get.


Lanikai LU-21T Tenor Ukulele
Lanikai LU-21T Tenor Ukulele
Offered by Ebony&Ivory
Price: £89.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected, 19 Sep 2013
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I am thrilled to bits with my new uke. This is my first tenor - already have a soprano Lanikai so I knew the brand was reliable - and it exceeds my hopes by a long way. Lovely smooth finish, low action and no buzzing, mellow sonorous tone. The fingering on the tenor is so much easier than the soprano it practically plays itself. Feels and sounds like a much more expensive instrument. Couldn't ask for more, really.


Lux aeterna
Lux aeterna
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 9 Sep 2013
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I have only recently discovered Ligeti and this is a perfect example of his ethereal, haunting style. The performance is flawless.


The 99 Darkest Pieces Of Classical Music
The 99 Darkest Pieces Of Classical Music
Price: £7.09

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible value, 8 July 2013
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For the price this is great value. Lots of familiar pieces and some I hadn't heard before, but all worth having. Recommended.


A Portrait of Elgar
A Portrait of Elgar
Price: £21.05

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 8 July 2013
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Some less well known pieces on this collection as well as the more familiar Pomp and Circumstance and Enigma Variations, but excellent recordings of all. I have already played it to death.


ASICS Women's Full Zip Hoodie - Strong Navy , Medium
ASICS Women's Full Zip Hoodie - Strong Navy , Medium
Offered by SportSupermarket

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the job, 14 Nov 2012
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Bought this for the cooler autumn weather and I like it very much. Soft comfortable material and flattering cut. Looks good and feels good.


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