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Crossing the Lines
Crossing the Lines
by Melvyn Bragg
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.99

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a modern classic, 11 Feb 2005
This review is from: Crossing the Lines (Paperback)
Crossing the Lines sees the central character of Joe - perhaps largely modelled on the young Bragg - undergo the rites of passage into adulthood before going to Oxford University. For those who grew up in the 1950s, it is an evocative reminder of those times and what it was to be young. Bragg is an excellent novelist and this trilogy is a significant contribution to contemporary British literature.
My partner and I have loved all the books in the trilogy. Perhaps the highest compliment we can pay is that they are books we hope to read again.

Osho Rajneesh (Studies in Contemporary Religions)
Osho Rajneesh (Studies in Contemporary Religions)
by Judith M. Fox
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.93

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a little gem, 10 Jun 2004
Judith Fox is a leading expert on new religions and this small book is certainly a fine contribution to understanding the Indian mystic Osho. This work covers the guru's emergence in the 1960s after he resigned as a professor of philosophy. Dr Fox manages to combine her insights into Osho's teaching while documenting the controversies that surround his ashrams - first in Poona and then Oregon, USA before his eventual return to India. Critics and admirers are both represented in this balanced study which is a recommended introduction to one of the most charismatic spiritual figures of recent times.

Silent Feet: COLOURS
Silent Feet: COLOURS
Price: 28.43

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An overlooked classic, 6 Oct 2003
This review is from: Silent Feet: COLOURS (Audio CD)
I first bought 'Silent Feet' in the vinyl days of 1978, a recommendation from a school friend. And it remains one of those few old albums of that now distant decade that I occasionally revisit. It is the title track that I particularly love for Brunninghaus' running style on the piano. Weber's work is at times challenging to the uneducated ear but it is easy to realise that this is a master of his instrument. The opening notes of 'Seriously Deep' - such an evocative title - demonstrate that he, even back in the 1970s, had developed a unique style for the double bass. This is a recording that has stood the test of time and it's well worth a listen.

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