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The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Price: £3.99

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars very disapointing, 17 July 2013
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OK as a short story I suppose but flogging it as a novel,makes you feel youve been well and truly ripped off.I seem to remember he's just published a short talk as a book as well.Maybe its the wife's influence on moneterising his output but would put me off wasting money on any further productions.


Nhs Sos: How The Nhs Was Betrayed – And How We Can Save It
Nhs Sos: How The Nhs Was Betrayed – And How We Can Save It
by Raymond Tallis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STOP THE TORIES, 27 Jun. 2013
The best book Ive read so far on the ideological destruction of the NHS by the torries and their big money backers.Ably abetted by new labour and lib debs.The introduction by Ken Loach is worth the price of the book by itself.The rightous indignation by the other writers is a real wake up call for the rest of us who who would sit idly by as a world renowned institution is sold off to a bunch of shysters who will rob us and the next generation's blind.The tories have an ideological hatred of free health care for all.Look at the american system coming our way and weep.
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Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good
Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good
by James Davies
Edition: Paperback

6 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars another psychotherapist saying psychiatrists are 'really bad', 5 Jun. 2013
This book is OK but all the stuff has been written much better by other people,usually psychiatrists.Nothing new here unfortunatly and I'm always cautious of psycho therapists dismissing psychiatry with a scientological zeal,when it is hardly grounded in scientific rigour or free of 'abuse'.Maybe therapy isnt paying so well these days and they have all gone into the book business?
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The Enemy within: Thatcher's Secret War Against the Miners
The Enemy within: Thatcher's Secret War Against the Miners
by Seumas Milne
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an antidote to the thatcher myths, 10 May 2013
Very detailed analysis of thatcher and her backers dealings with the unions in the 80's.I dont suppose much has changed over the years.Transparency would be a wonderful thing in modern day Britain.


Always Right (Kindle Single)
Always Right (Kindle Single)
Price: £1.15

6 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money., 5 May 2013
Why pay good money for an badly written article from a newspaper?How some second rate TV historian for hire, could try to justify neo liberal policies when they have produced only disaster for the majority of people in this country and around the world?It would take a very jaundiced view of history,which obviously Ferguson is famous for.As the wooden lady would have said,don't waste your money.


The Spirit of '45 [DVD]
The Spirit of '45 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tony Benn
Offered by Direct Entertainment Supplies
Price: £7.89

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic film making, 28 April 2013
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One of the most moving pieces of cinema I have ever seen.The footage and interviews are brilliant.Unbelievable how the tories have reversed all the advances made by the post war government and people.How the need not to let the rich profiteer has been turned on its head.Strange it should come out in DVD just as thatcher dies.I hope that's a good omen for society.


Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea
Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea
by Mark Blyth
Edition: Hardcover

11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars austerity doesn't work, 20 April 2013
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Fantastic critique of right wing ideology dressed up as economic fact.It shows why little boy osbourne has made a right mess of the economy.They say you cannot spend your way out of debt but you certainly cant grow by spending less,when everyone else is doing the same.Explains quite complex economics so even I could sort of understand it.Maybe they could bring out an idiots guide and then the tories could read it too.


Craft Beer London
Craft Beer London
by Will Hawkes
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well crafted little book, 20 April 2013
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Lovely little book looking at some interesting new pubs in London.Makes you want to sample them all.Good for tourists or Londoner's. The pictures and descriptions make all the pubs look very inviting.Small enough to carry in your pocket while you toddle around.


Argo DVD [2013]
Argo DVD [2013]
Dvd ~ Ben Affleck
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £3.75

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars TV movie, 20 April 2013
This review is from: Argo DVD [2013] (DVD)
I thought 'The Town' was quite good so was expecting more from this.It looked and felt like a cheap made for TV drama.Not much suspense or drama unfortunately.None of the characters were particularly memorable or sympathetic so you didn't care if they were caught.The whole thing just fizzles out at the end.Maybe you would have to be an american to find it of any interest.


Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
by Lawrence Wright
Edition: Hardcover

22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He's not the messiah,he was just bonkers., 26 Jan. 2013
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Only read a few chapters but very well written.Doesnt totally ridicule Hubbard,in fact quite sympathetic at times.Does show how really barmy he was but I suppose that doesnt disqualify you from creating a religeon and not paying taxes.Really enjoyable read unless your a scientologist of course.


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