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Downton Abbey - Series 1 [DVD]
Downton Abbey - Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hugh Bonneville
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £5.63

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Upstairs, Downstairs revisited, 26 Dec. 2011
Downtown Abbey is very good. No doubts about it.

Is it very original? No, it is not. For someone like me, who watched in the 70's "Upstairs, Downstairs", this Downtown Abbey sounds as some sort of the same plotline. It is very good, obviously: the acting, plotline, scenarios, etc. But the impact it is not as big as it could be.

Downtown Abbey also has an eye on the American Market - one of the main characters is from USA. New times, new markets, new demandings.

People who have fondness for these type of stories, that is, English Nobility, First World War, problems that affect the rich people, some social issues will enjoy Downtown Abbey.

In my case, I still prefer "Upstairs, Downstairs".

The Portuguese:A Modern History
The Portuguese:A Modern History
by Barry Hatton
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book!, 5 Mar. 2011
I am a Portuguese Citizen and I must say this: Barry Hatton book about my Country is a great effort!

If you want to gain some solid knowledge on Portuguese History, Culture, Traditions and Modernity , then... just buy this book!

You will not be sorry, I can guarantee you!

Love Actually [DVD] [2003]
Love Actually [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Alan Rickman
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.25

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars more of the same, 18 Feb. 2011
This review is from: Love Actually [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
Another English/British production where the Portuguese People are portrayed as a bunch of retarded morons.

So typical from the Brits...
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The Tudors: Complete Season 1 [DVD] [2007]
The Tudors: Complete Season 1 [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Offered by Side Two
Price: £6.99

6 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars awful, 22 Jan. 2010
This is one of the worst tv shows in recent history.

The historical inaccuracies are unacceptable.

The racism towards Portugal is insulting.

This tv serial deserves to be highly criticized because it displays huge historical errors and it is a racist and insulting tv show.

Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business
Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business
by Teresa Bradley
Edition: Paperback

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good for a Start on Mathematics!, 4 Dec. 2007
I am a teacher of Introductory Mathematics for Economics. Traditionally, it is not very easy to find good introductory books of Mathematical Economics.

I consider this book to be one of the best. It covers the most important mathematical concepts and techniques such as functions, differentiation, partial differentiation, integration, differential equations, financial mathematics. In all the chapters the reader will find several progress exercises adequate to an introductory level.

The authors clearly show a great deal of concern with the economic applications. This is one of the best aspects of this book: for every mathematical technique explained, the authors present several economic applications.

If you are an undergraduate student of Economics or Business you will find this book extremely useful. If you are a Professor you will discover several interesting examples of mathematical applications to Economic analysis.

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments): 1
City of Bones (Mortal Instruments): 1
by Cassandra Clare
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Basically is more of the same, 13 Sept. 2007
I am acquainted with Harry Potter fanfiction. Very well acquainted. So, as one could expect I am familiar with Cassandra Claire fanfiction work: The Draco Trilogy. To be honest, I've never been a fan of Cassandra Claire's style of writing. I read the first part of her trilogy because I thought it was almost an "obligation" for someone like me, that tries to keep up to date with what goes on in the world of HP fanfiction.

I cease to read her trilogy after the first part. Reason: her style of writing is boring and repetitive.

Her novel has exactly the same characteristics. This to say, that if you are already a fan of Cassandra's writings, probably you will enjoy her novel. If you are not a fan, then... don't waste your time. There are better things to read available.

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