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Fable II - Limited Collectors Edition (Xbox 360)
Fable II - Limited Collectors Edition (Xbox 360)

4.0 out of 5 stars Fable 2 collectors edition-a rip-off?!, 6 Jan 2009
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
The game itself is fine- as sequels go-fun extras like pub-games and you can pimp-up your character in many new ways.Also you get a dog as a companion and that is fun but a bit pointless... The quests feel a bit boring, probably because of the immense build-up whilst the game was beeing developed.
Shame on the makers that changed the contents of the collectors edition!!!The pre-ordered page promised lots of neat stuff in the box (like a cute hobb figurine and some other things)and then all of a sudden changed it into really boring stuff mainly already available in the game!
A lot of pre-game hysteria that really turned out to be just thin smoke!
But as a game, it's fine-just not THAT fine!

The Flower Fairies Alphabet Colouring Book
The Flower Fairies Alphabet Colouring Book
by Cicely Mary Barker
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flower fairy colouring book-a nice idea!, 31 Dec 2008
With 12 pages of the familiar images made by Cicely Mary Barker, this colouring book provides hour of fun. Altogether 24 different alphabet fairies to colour in. Very good for little ones who are just learning the letters!
Not so sure what age-group to put this in, but it is probably best suited for children aged 5 to 8. Also, I found that crayons work much better on the paper than water colours, but maybe that's a matter of taste rather than fact!
Very nice size it is too.

Flower Fairies Paper Dolls
Flower Fairies Paper Dolls
by Frederick Warne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fairy paper-dolls all set for the Ball!, 31 Dec 2008
If you love Cicely Mary Barkers wonderful faries, this paper doll book is a real joy!
Four different fairies-2 boys and two girls!-and several equally flamboyant dresses and accesories for them all, to dress up in.
Pre-cut, so just press and pull, and the dolls are ready for the Fairy Ball!
A fun version of the original fairies, and one that I am certain Cicely Mary herself would have approved of!
A lovely gift for little children with their imagination intact or adults with their inner child well looked after!
The price make it four stars rather than 5-but it really is a nice book!

Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales (Boxed Set)
Beatrix Potter The Complete Tales (Boxed Set)
by Beatrix Potter
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £13.60

35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best collection of Beatix Potters work on cd!, 14 Dec 2008
Having great actors like wonderful Patrica Routledge (Hyacinth Bouquet, Hetty Wainthropp etc)reading the stories from classic Beatrix Potter's wast universe really is nothing less then magnificent!
This compilation is a fantastic gift for children and adults alike. Beautifully presented in a pack of 3 double cd's in a carboard caseing, it is easy to store as well.
23 stories consisting of a good six hours listening! All of the characters in Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddleduck, Jeremy Fisher and the rest, really comes to life!I just love this, as does my children.
Well worth buying!

All Creatures Great & Small - Christmas Specials - 1983 & 1985 [1983] [DVD]
All Creatures Great & Small - Christmas Specials - 1983 & 1985 [1983] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Christopher Timothy
Price: £10.00

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so Christmassy-All creatures box, 14 Dec 2008
The one saving grace is that Carol Drinkwater is playing Helen in both episodes.Sure the acting and settings are overall good-but for the price of this box one expected it to be a bit more value for money. Droll and sweet low-key plot, as per usual, but All creatures great and small never pretended to be anything else.Neither episode has got anything to do with christmas, but the last one (1985) at least has a better storyline involving a sick cat, a sick dog (by now very familiar themes!), a mancurian prisoner of war named Igor and a very demure, romantic side-step for young Tristan.
I for one didn't really get into a Christmas mood while watching, but felt rather unimpressed afterwards.
All in all it's not bad-but if you expect the Yorkshire halls decked in holly you'll be sadly dissapointed.

Magic Roundabout - The Wishing Tree & Dougal's Darling [DVD]
Magic Roundabout - The Wishing Tree & Dougal's Darling [DVD]
Dvd ~ The Magic Roundabout

7 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Magic Roundabout...gone are the good old days!, 4 Dec 2008
Having been in a bit of a hurry when I ordered this, I missed the fact that it was a re-make of the cult childrens show from the seventies...
My mistake, but while watching my dissapointment grew, no matter how fabulous the cast (Robbie Williams, Kylie et al!)is-it still lacks both in personality and quality.
The CG animations are well executed, but feel very synthetic-I miss the animated puppets (even the odd showing piece of string!)and the psycedelic dynamics they created.
For smaller kids, this may even be a bit too much "in your face" and OTT as far as colours and pace are concerned. Even though the storylines are simple, som effects are a bit much..the red mexican-looking Jack in the box (his name escapes me...)scares even me!
I hope they will re-release the original on dvd!
I for one will buy it-no matter the cost!
This?!-Nah, save your money and get In the night garden instead, at least if it's dreamy psycedelia you are after!

The Snowman: The Book of the Film (Book & CD)
The Snowman: The Book of the Film (Book & CD)
by Raymond Briggs
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £5.59

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Snowman- not really value for money..., 4 Dec 2008
Nice enough pictures, nicely read story by Andrew Sachs (very good narrator and a lot more versatile than Manuel in Fawlty Towers...)but somehow a very thin and cheap-looking book with cd. The feeling of disappointment when I recieved this, reflect the fact that I will put it in my babys stocking, rather than in his christmas parcel...
Hopefully it will keep for the years to come-given the soft cover and thin paper, I very much doubt it!
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Official "Family Guy" Desk Block Calendar 2009 2009
Official "Family Guy" Desk Block Calendar 2009 2009

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and dates with Family Guy!, 4 Dec 2008
It's a table calendar, it's colorful, it's the Family Guy 2009 calendar.
Perfect Christmas presents to kids both 12 and 42!
A vibrantly colorful page-a-day, with fun quotations..
If you don't get Family Guys sometimes crude yet hilarious sense of humour, maybe buy a a calendar with nice kittens in a basket instead-if you are a fan of Brian, Lois, Pete and Stewie the baby devil, buy this!
At least you'll have a laugh a day in the next year!

The Best of Paddington on CD: Complete & Unabridged
The Best of Paddington on CD: Complete & Unabridged
by Michael Bond
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £10.49

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete Paddington Bear-a cd book!, 4 Dec 2008
Wonderfully read by amazing Stephen Fry (is there anything this man CANNOT DO?!)the much loved contemporary yet classical stories about the small and lovable bear from darkest Peru, continues to spellbind and entertain generation after generation. In all 7 cd's with at least one hour playing time each, the last three beeing Michael Bonds newest contribution, the novel Paddington Here and now-thus celebrating the little chaps 50-th anniversary.
A great buy for kids of all ages and their parents too....
The actual cd case feels a bit breakable-nice enough design, but maybe best handled by adult, rather than a child.

Swann [DVD] [1997]
Swann [DVD] [1997]
Dvd ~ Brenda Fricker
Price: £10.08

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intense acting from the professionals-Swann is a great film, 4 Nov 2008
This review is from: Swann [DVD] [1997] (DVD)
Fantastic Brenda Fricker and quite believable Miranda Richardson as an american writer, starrs in this intense film about a woman poet that got murdered by her husband.
Evocative leaps in time and space brings an extra dimension to this, although low-key, great film that really did not get the attention it deserved when it first came out.Also it has a very intense lightsetting and good camerawork, that in parts reminds of a thinking mans Alfred Hitchcock.Even though it is not a traditional thriller by no means.
One that have you wondering long after you switched the telly off. I kept thinking of Doris Lessing and her ability to get under your skin with thought-provocing issues. Mate that with a hint of Ian McEwans way to portray a dead-end middle class in decline, and you are nearly there...

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