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P.G. Wodehouse and Hollywood: Screenwriting, Satires and Adaptations
P.G. Wodehouse and Hollywood: Screenwriting, Satires and Adaptations
by Brian Taves
Edition: Paperback
Price: 32.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Information you won't find anywhere else, 9 Jun 2014
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More comprehensive than any of the Wodehouse websites that I have seen, this collects information on all film and television adaptations and screenplays. It is disappointing how few of them there are. It does not offer much comment or narrative and is really only for people who know a lot about Wodehouse and are hooked.
I bought my copy at a very good price but that seems to be an exception. You need to be aware that it is a modest sized paperback, which you may not guess from the price usually asked. If it only guides you to the brilliant TV series with John Alderton and Pauline Collins then it will have been worth the money


Fresh Prints: 25 Easy and Enticing Printing Projects to Make at Home (Simple Makes)
Fresh Prints: 25 Easy and Enticing Printing Projects to Make at Home (Simple Makes)
by Christine Leech
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Full of good ideas, 9 Jun 2014
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Competitively priced, very well illustrated and full of interesting ideas for how and what to print. I doubt I will be copying the projects as they are ( they tend to look a bit 70's Habitat) but that does not matter; it is the ideas and techniques which are the most helpful. Some ideas require special equipment or materials, but a lot can be done with things you can find around the home.


The Squeeze Story
The Squeeze Story
Price: 7.80

4.0 out of 5 stars More than just the hits, 9 Jun 2014
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I have liked Squeeze's hits but never owned anything other than a greatest hits on vinyl. I thought this would give me the hits and introduce me to a lot more. Unfortunately, for me, the hits still sounded brilliant but nothing else grabbed me and quite a lot sounded a bit weak. But as it cost no more than a simple greatest hits, why not give it a go. You may love some of the other stuff and the hits are still great


Knitting Smitten: 20 Fresh and Funky Hand-knit Designs (Simple Makes)
Knitting Smitten: 20 Fresh and Funky Hand-knit Designs (Simple Makes)
by Jessica Biscoe
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

4.0 out of 5 stars For beginners, 9 Jun 2014
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Easy to read, well illustrated, beginners guide to knitting. You will not be knitting a complicated jumper by the end but you should have acquired a lot of the skills to get you there. It has plenty of practice projects (eg woolly hats for eggs or knitted phone covers) to give confidence. If you want to have a go at knitting, and don't have a friend or relative to show you how, then this seems a good place to start and is competitively priced


The Little Book of Mindfulness
The Little Book of Mindfulness
by Tiddy Rowan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 3.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It is a little book of mindfulness, 15 May 2014
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This looks straightaway like a gift book and is well produced and has a brief suggestion or quotation on each page. I had been wanting to find out more about mindfulness for some time and this did help. However, if I had been buying this, I think I would have spent a bit more and tried to get something which went into the topic in more depth. This does no more than whet the appetite


1 - Life On The Limit [DVD]
1 - Life On The Limit [DVD]
Dvd ~ Paul Crowder
Price: 10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant story of Formula 1, 10 Mar 2014
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This is a wonderful film with lots of high quality colour footage going back to the 1960's, much of which I had never seen before. In between there are interviews with numerous people connected with formula one of years, going well beyond the usual interviewees, for example very interesting comments by Jacky Ickx. The thread running through it is the dangers of the sport and how slow many people were in agreeing that this was unacceptable and doing something about it.

For anyone with an interest in motor racing, this is a must buy. I suppose the crucial question is should anyone who is not interested in motor racing buy it? The same issue arose with 'Rush' and, in that case, I am sure it has wider appeal. I am not so certain about this. One of the interviewees who witnessed a fatal crash says that he was not sure why he was so upset about somebody he did not know. In the nature of this film, there is no time to get to know any of the people involved and this is why I wonder whether it will have a market beyond motor racing fans.


Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century (Yale Center for British Art)
Edwardian Opulence: British Art at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century (Yale Center for British Art)
by Angus Trumble
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 42.60

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a time to be born rich, 13 Jan 2014
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A fantastically produced book; quality paper, lovely illustrations, weighs a ton. The content does not let it down. I was expecting the art, elegant portraits and illustrations of society at play, and they are there but so is much more. it covers fashion, jewellery, photographic portraits, and all the trappings of a society with time and money to spend but in a wider society changing quickly. The book accompanied an exhibition in America, and it just begs for something similar here as so much comes from the UK in the first place. Great as history or art or just something to browse.


William Morris Textiles
William Morris Textiles
by Linda Parry
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 28.70

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a brilliant book, 9 Jan 2014
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I am surprised to find that I am the first person to review this book. It is produced by the Victoria and Albert museum and written by Linda Parry so I assumed I could guarantee its quality and authority, and I was not disappointed. It is slightly expensive but then it is a high quality book full of illustrations. It not only covers woven and printed textiles but also the tapestries and embroideries produced by William Morris and his family and associates. The methods of design and production are explored and there are several examples I had never seen before. If you are at all interested in art, design, social history, or the arts and crafts movement then you will enjoy this book.


A Presumption of Death
A Presumption of Death
by Jill Paton Walsh
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.57

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good whodunnit, 9 Jan 2014
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I picked up an inexpensive copy of this after hearing an interview with Jill Paton Walsh about her latest Peter Wimsey book. It is a thoroughly enjoyable whodunit. The principal characters are captured well enough though the murders are a little disappointing; the first is a common assault and the second, though spectacular, is far fetched even for detective fiction. What is very well done, as was always the case with Dorothy L Sayers, is that the sense of time and place is brilliantly captured. Being in a war when nothing has really happened yet but living under a constant threat is a consistent background. Then there are the difficulties of travel, rationing, suspicion of strangers, all woven into the plot and adding substance and reality to the story


A Short Book About Drawing
A Short Book About Drawing
by Andrew Marr
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.50

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Who is this for?, 9 Jan 2014
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Having reading this book, I am ending up damning with faint praise. There is nothing wrong with it. It is well produced. But I cannot think, unless you are a big fan of Andrew Marr, that there is anything here that you could not get more of, and better, elsewhere. The drawings are very good but not exceptional. The text is fairly brief and did not say anything particularly new. I have enjoyed a lot of things done by Andrew Marr over the years, and thought his programmes on modern history exceptionally good, but this branching out seems not bad but just unexceptional


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