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Moon on the Tides: The Aqa Gcse Poetry Anthology - A Guide for Students
Moon on the Tides: The Aqa Gcse Poetry Anthology - A Guide for Students
by David Wheeler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.95

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poetry fan, 13 May 2011
Having loved poetry all my life, I was amazed and delighted to discover this book.
The introduction is authoritative and refreshingly candid. It contains synopsis of 60 poems, including old favourites and some undiscovered gems. The Introduction is superb and outlines the contents exceptionally well. I found the index of terminology particularly useful.

As a budding poet wanting to extend my knowledge and understanding of this beautiful art form, I was entranced. It has certainly given me new insight into the essence and passion of the poets and their subjects.....

Whether a GCSE student, teacher or poetry lover this book makes essential reading or a superb gift.
Congratulations to the Author in writing this motivational book!


War & Peace [DVD]
War & Peace [DVD]
Dvd ~ Anthony Hopkins

0 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 4 July 2010
This review is from: War & Peace [DVD] (DVD)
Unfortunately this item arrived damaged - just one of those things I guess. I needed to email more than once to arrange a return, and then again to request a refund as I already purchased the item again elsewhere.
I am still awaiting refund notification - disappointed specially after having to return the item to the US. Thought the seller was operating in the UK. Hope to get my refund soon?
Comment Comments (4) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 15, 2013 5:07 PM BST


Dear Fatty
Dear Fatty
by Dawn French
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars honest and absorbing, 18 Jan 2009
This review is from: Dear Fatty (Hardcover)
Not a great fan of French & Saunders, but fond of Dawn French and her work, my sister gave this book to me as a birthday gift.
From the outset, the book gives a warm and funny overview of Dawn (Moo!) and her oddball family roots. The narrative just upholds what a normal, grounded, sensible and lovable lady she is.
Some of the stories are truly hysterical (I loved the kissing list)- you really will enjoy looking forward to the next page just to see what she's gotten up to next.
The book is frank and poignant in places, and this only serves to show that although one of our most loved celebrities, she isn't afraid to tell it how it is.
Highly recommended.


Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War [2003] [DVD]
Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War [2003] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Capaldi

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars glamorous but not a granny, 19 Mar 2004
After watching Mrs. Caldicot's cabbage war, I was reminded how versatile an actress we have in Pauline Collins! The story centres around a married 'non person' who suddenly finds freedom after a rather peculiar end meets her husband. Put into a 'rest home' by her weak minded son and manipulative daughter-in-law, she spends a short time in drug induced oblivion.
Eventually wakened by a sense of betrayal and longed for freedom, she finally begins to see her surroundings as they really are. Staff at the rest home are tranquilising virtually every resident to keep them quiet, prevent falls and therefore reduce staff overtime! Even the manager of the rest home (John Alderton) is reaping dividends in terms of Matron's very special kind of TLC.
The film does touch on a nerve ... the process of growing old with dignity. It makes you wonder if you might eventually end up in a similar predicament, eating cabbage seven days a week!
Reminiscent of Shirley Valentine,with essence of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, the central character demonstrates the human ability to adapt and emerge stronger without recrimination.
Pauline Collins yet again adds her own very special something to this film, and gets a gorgeous man to boot.
Glamourous? Always. Granny? Never.
Dawn M
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Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War [2003] [DVD]
Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War [2003] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Peter Capaldi

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars glamorous but not a granny, 19 Mar 2004
After watching Mrs. Caldicot's cabbage war, I was reminded how versatile an actress we have in Pauline Collins! The story centres around a married 'non person' who suddenly finds freedom after a rather peculiar end meets her husband. Put into a 'rest home' by her weak minded son and manipulative daughter-in-law, she spends a short time in drug induced oblivion.
Eventually wakened by a sense of betrayal and longed for freedom, she finally begins to see her surroundings as they really are. Staff at the rest home are tranquilising virtually every resident to keep them quiet, prevent falls and therefore reduce staff overtime! Even the manager of the rest home (John Alderton) is reaping dividends in terms of Matron's very special kind of TLC.
The film does touch on a nerve ... the process of growing old with dignity. It makes you wonder if you might eventually end up in a similar predicament, eating cabbage seven days a week!
Reminiscent of Shirley Valentine,with essence of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, the central character demonstrates the human ability to adapt and emerge stronger without recrimination.
Pauline Collins yet again adds her own very special something to this film, and gets a gorgeous man to boot.
Glamourous? Always. Granny? Never.
Dawn M
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Feb 18, 2014 5:04 PM GMT


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