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Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Songbook
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous album., 29 April 2014
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I first heard this album when my parents bought it in about 1959 (when I was a kid of 4) and it made a huge impression on me. I have listened to so much music since, but nothing has eclipsed the beauty of Ella's voice and the sensitivity of the arrangements on this record. This would definitely be one of my 'desert island discs'.


Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac 2014 (Reed's Almanac)
Reeds PBO Small Craft Almanac 2014 (Reed's Almanac)
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Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.14

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5.0 out of 5 stars I wouldn't go to sea without it., 29 April 2014
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It's tempting to think that your tablet or smartphone can provide all the info the cruising yachtsman needs these days, but cellular coverage just isn't good enough for one thing, and of course an electronic device (particularly in a hostile environment) can stop working too easily. So this book is part of my basic navigator's kit. It has all the info you need and not a lot else. Perfect.


Wanker
Wanker
by Ted Polhemus
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Harold's early 21st century cyber life and his pursuit of the girl with the perfect ass. Funny, intense, lewd, existential. (y), 29 April 2014
This review is from: Wanker (Paperback)
The title of this book will be as attractive and intriguing to some as it is repellent to others - if you don’t think you’ll like reading descriptions of sex and pornography then this book definitely isn’t for you. So what is it all about? It’s the first decade of the new millennium, the internet explodes with porn, and we follow narrator Harold as he agonises over his love-life and enthuses over his newly found cyber-sex-life. Plenty of lewd sex, a lot of black humour, thought provoking existential musings, and a plot that keeps you guessing. Ted Polhemus, renowned for his works on fashion and style, gives stylishness a withering sidelong glance this time as he rather effortlessly weaves a tissue of truths. I don’t think it was ever meant to be ‘a nice book’. Harold dishes the dirt - mostly on himself! In fact he’s dark, dismal and downright offensive when he's had too much to drink, and I all but kicked him to the kerb. But once sobered up and back in his stride I laughed my ass off. So all is well with the world. I was left wanting to know what happens next, but that’s not a bad thing and hopefully Polhemus is working on the sequel.


BOOM! - A Baby Boomer Memoir, 1947-2022
BOOM! - A Baby Boomer Memoir, 1947-2022
Price: £4.31

5.0 out of 5 stars BOOM! - A Baby Boomer Memoir, 1947-2022, 21 Mar. 2014
Ted Polhemus' eagerly awaited autobiography/social commentary is every bit as entertaining and interesting as I hoped it would be. Ted effortlessly blends his sometimes painfully self aware, but often utterly hilarious, life story with his searingly insightful social observations to make a book I just couldn't put it down. Tremendous!


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