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THINGS I AM ASHAMED OF: A Memoir (Kindle Single)
THINGS I AM ASHAMED OF: A Memoir (Kindle Single)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 Sep 2014
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An honest and insightful book. Had me thinking back to many similar embarrassments in my youth… well worth 99p.


You Are Awful (But I Like You): Travels Through Unloved Britain
You Are Awful (But I Like You): Travels Through Unloved Britain
by Tim Moore
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awfully good, 14 Jun 2013
Worth buying just for Tim Moore's spoof regeneration slogan: "Mordor - Going Forward". And the time he's accosted by an irate resident wanting to know why he's taking photos of his "f**ken flat" on the Cumbernauld estate.... great tales from a dodgy motor going through the badlands of Britain.


Mr Moon Has Left the Stadium: Confessions of a Matchday Announcer
Mr Moon Has Left the Stadium: Confessions of a Matchday Announcer
by Jeremy Nicholas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars He goes above the Tottenham announcer!, 19 Oct 2012
Anyone seeking a present for a West Ham fan could do a lot worse than try match day announcer Jeremy Nicholas' Mr Moon Has Left the Stadium. It's very funny and also available from the Newham Bookshop in Barking Road on match days. Jem has presided over more communal wailing than that newsreader in North Korea after the death of the Dear Leader. Worth reading just for the time Alan Pardew tried to bring some Florida razamatazz to the West Ham announcing and the time Gordon Strachan got all hot and bothered with Jeremy. Mr Moon will presumably receive a cut of the royalties once he stays in his seat all game...


The Green London Way: Walking the City's History and Wildlife
The Green London Way: Walking the City's History and Wildlife
by Bob Gilbert
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll never walk alone, 21 May 2012
This is a great route around London, longer than the newer Capital Ring, and a very interesting trek indeed. Gilbert writes with much more flair than the factual Capital Ring guide and his knowledge of natural history and London anecdotes shines through on every page. Recommended


Mona Lisa's Sister
Mona Lisa's Sister
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Price: £28.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Parker at his best, 12 April 2012
This review is from: Mona Lisa's Sister (Audio CD)
Some brilliant songs. Back In Time is a sublime reflection on going back to childhood haunts, Success and Blue Highways have a lovely acoustic sound and inspired lyrics while The Girl Isn't Ready was the first grown-up song I'd ever heard about being a dad. Not a bad track on it and a deserved comeback for Parker at the time...


Bonnes Vacances: A Crazy Family Adventure in the French Territories
Bonnes Vacances: A Crazy Family Adventure in the French Territories
by Rosie Millard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.34

5.0 out of 5 stars Baguettes and baggage, 12 Oct 2011
The real stars of this book are Millard's four children and her struggles to amuse them on endless long-haul flights and in various Dom-Toms with giant cockroaches, overflowing loos, fog and no shops (though croissants in the jungle with eccentric Englishmen help).
There's also a nice line in self-deprecating humour as she attempts to be professional for her husband director, while trying to remember her French as she encounters numerous people being resolutely Gallic in parts of the world I never knew existed. It's also fascinating how much France spends on its hidden empire. Worth reading.


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68 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful and informative, 24 Nov 2010
Great for all fans of free books trying to negotiate their way around Kindle. Chris Graham really knows his stuff. And at 86p it's almost free!


Graham Parker Live in America
Graham Parker Live in America

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Parker on great form, 10 Nov 2009
Just played this again and Soul Corruption and The Three Martini Lunch must rank as two of the finest songs Parker has ever written. The live atmospheres seeps out of every pore on this Mona Lisa's Sister-era CD, with great versions of Watch The Moon Come Down, Back In Time, You Can't Be to Strong and A Change Is Gonna Come. Recommended


Wild: An Elemental Journey
Wild: An Elemental Journey
by Jay Griffiths
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Passion is no ordinary word, 10 May 2009
Jay Griffiths lived this book for seven years and her passion for wild authenticity shows in every page of her inspiring, poetic writing. Wild is a howl of anger against the injustice of linear western thinking that degraded the knowledge and land of the Amazon tribes, the Inuit, the Aborigine, south sea gypsies and the people of West Papua. The thinking that dismissed Australia as terra nullius, an empty land. Griffiths bestrides her subject matter like a sexed-up John Pilger, exposing horrendous cruelty and injustice that we choose to mainly ignore. She's great at taking the dictionary root of words and really making you think about their origins too. Once you start Wild you'll find it very difficult to put down. And you'll never trust a `missionary' again.


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