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Why Mahler?: How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed the World
Why Mahler?: How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed the World
by Norman Lebrecht
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not recommended, 20 May 2014
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Faber and Faber is a distinguished publishing house, whose books are generally synonymous with excellence. Furthermore they have, over the years, published some very fine titles on Mahler-Donald Mitchell was their Music Books Editor.

This book however is a complete turkey, and should not have come close to the commissioning stage.

It is Inaccurate, glib, poorly researched, name-dropping and pompous.

By some distance, this is the most disappointing book of any type that I have read in years. If you want to read about Mahler, much better to stick to de la Grange, Mitchell, Cooke, Kennedy, or maybe Floros or the more recent Fischer.


Site Works
Site Works
by Robert Davidson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful stuff, 21 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Site Works (Paperback)
A tremendously atmospheric, gritty read, strongly recommended for its powerful evocation of life on this building project in the north of Scotland. The characters are brilliantly, individually delineated and the technical descriptions are a tour de force.
An unusual and powerful book that lingers in the memory long after it is finished. Deserves national best seller status.


Ribbon of Wildness: Discovering the Watershed of Scotland
Ribbon of Wildness: Discovering the Watershed of Scotland
by Peter Wright
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ribbon of Wildness, 19 Nov. 2010
I've not enjoyed an outdoors book as much as Ribbon of Wildness for many years. Many congratulations on an epic idea and walk and a beautifully written, thoughtful book-it's refreshing to read a writer who treads carefully through his own pages-by which I mean we don't always need to know every detail of every camp and brewsite etc. I love the idea of a wild walk that takes in an urban landscape too.
Great idea, great book. Now how what happens if you travel south from Peel Fell and head in the general direction of Dover?


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