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Agatha Christie : The Miss Marple Collection (12 Disc Box Set) [DVD] [1984]
Agatha Christie : The Miss Marple Collection (12 Disc Box Set) [DVD] [1984]
Dvd ~ Joan Hickson
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5.0 out of 5 stars Miss Marple EOS., 30 Oct. 2014
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This is the definitive version and the later adaptations hmmm..... those responsible for those really should be ashamed but it is obviously mand with "a buck is a buck" in mind. Joan Hicson WAS miss Marple, simple as that. The production is done brilliantly and it is very impressive to wiew all the correct details, cars, furniture, buildings etc. The team must have scoured England to find suitable locations, remember this is done Pre-Cgi.
12 discs of brilliant entertainment in good compagny.


All You Need Is Ears
All You Need Is Ears
by George Martin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

3.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but ......, 30 Oct. 2014
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Having read "Summer of Love" also by George Martin i was perhaps expecting a bit more but then again this book is older. It gives a very good description of what formed George Martin and how he got into the recording business and it is very interesting to read about the early years and the way they recorded. Wiewed from 2014 it seems like the Stone Age. I have a 32 track harddiscrecorder standing on my desk as i write this. The last parts of the book are VERY tecnical and perhaps a bit dated but all in all a good book.


Wings on My Sleeve: The World's Greatest Test Pilot tells his story
Wings on My Sleeve: The World's Greatest Test Pilot tells his story
by Captain Eric Brown
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars A true hero, 6 Nov. 2013
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You cannot help admiring Eric Brown. He was a natural pilot, got his first flight with Ernest Udet, worked in Germany before the war but was kicked out as the war started. He then joined the navy and flew fighters. He was onboard Britains first escort carrier and nearly went down with it. He then started out on the path to becoming a test pilot firstly because he was a brilliant pilot and secondly because he was a master in the delicate art of landing on an aircraftcarrier. He testflew an enormous number of planes and in the closing stages of the war he was sent to Germany to pick up captured German planes because he spoke German. He was the only non German pilot that flew the rocket powered ME163 under power and he brought a lot of german planes back to Britain.

To this day he holds the record for flying most different types of aircraft.

This is a very "clinical" story though, he tells very little about himself and his feelings but that is the British "stiff upper lip" i suppose. Still, it is a very enjoyable book if you are interested in aviation.


Murder Most English [DVD]
Murder Most English [DVD]
Dvd ~ Anton Rodgers
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky but fun, 6 Nov. 2013
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I am afraid that young people will only last about 5 minutes wiewing this series, the tempo must seem very slow compared to the "cop shows" of today but is IS very funny. I ave read a lot of the books and i think that this dramatisation hits spot on. The actors really fit their roles, much credit to the casting.

This is 3 separate stories where we follow the team Purbright and Love played by Anton Rogers and Christopher Timothy as they try to deal with a murder where the body is dissolved in acid, -or is it? then there's the conman luring lonely widows via a marriage bureau and finally a dead man who's friends suddenly start to die violently.

I particularily enjoyed the second story because it introduced Miss Lucinda Teatime, a very entrepeneuring woman who is in many of the later books.

If you like old time crime stories with a humourus twist you'll enjoy this.

PS: If you are very anti-tobacco, stay away. They smoke a lot in this series..


The Victorian Farm Complete Set [DVD]
The Victorian Farm Complete Set [DVD]

5.0 out of 5 stars The best, 6 Nov. 2013
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This is the second series where the team relive past days and this one is in my opinion the best. This is how history should be taught and the 3 "lecturers" are brilliant because they are really good storytellers. This is also a "reality show" completely without stupid competitions, intriges og any of that.
It is definitely not a "everything was better in the good old days" story, it simply tells the story about how it must have been being a farmer in the victorian age. It deals with the huge progress that happened just then with new farming tools being put to use and transportation being improved a lot, first with canals and then with the railway.


Lost Girls
Lost Girls
by Alan Moore
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.40

4.0 out of 5 stars I like it, 6 Nov. 2013
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This is a typical Allan Moore book and then again not. It will offend some and dissappoint some but if you, like i, like the way Moore mixes classc stories and you have an open mind about sex you'll like this one. It IS graphic and direct but also highly fascinating and it is NOT a book you read in a day or two.


Nemo: Heart of Ice (Nemo Trilogy 1)
Nemo: Heart of Ice (Nemo Trilogy 1)
by Alan Moore
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 6 Nov. 2013
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Nice spinn-off from the league series, Nemo's dauhter is a fascinating caracter and there are stuff for more novels following her. We see the last of her in Century 1969 where she transport the group to England and then return to Lincoln Island to die but there must have happened a lot inbetween.
Being a Tom Swift reader i actally enjoyed the portrayal of him in this book.

Moore in top form.


Fate is the Hunter
Fate is the Hunter
by Ernest K. Gann
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and catching, 31 May 2013
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Gann is a very good story teller and here he tells a story that is seldom told. There has been written many books about fighter/bomber pilots and quite a few about test pilots but rather few about the unsung heroes from transport command without whom the war would have grinded to a halt pretty rapidly. The author started as a traffic pilot in pre-war america and his tales from his early years are both funny, scary and at times quite moving. This was in the days before weather radar, satelite maps, GPS systems and all the things that has turned civil aviation into a well oiled and safe machine for tranporting people. Back then the flying was "seat of your pants" and Gann tells some rather hair raising stories from those early days. He never try to hide the fact that he was lucky and a lot of his comrades from the flying scool was not.

Then Gann along with a lot of his colleagues were "lured" into something they didn't quite know what was but it turned out to be the start of the largest "flying transport business" the world had ever seen Air Transport Command. He and his colleagues were still civilian pilots but the millitary used them to "fly anywhere with anything". He tells the story brilliant and the reader (you) get a very good description off how it was, for instance, to fly via Canada - Greenland - Iceland to England in days where navigation relied on "Dead reckogning" and star sightings.

After the war he had some years with a luxury Air line where he ALLMOST became a victim of one of the first cases of Metal Fatigue but when the Airline folded and he was forced to fly second hand machines for a litttle airline he gave up and started writing instead, which he did sucessfully i might add.

The story is mainly autobiographical BUT he states that some names have been changed and some stories actually happened to other people. It is a book i can wholehartedly reccomend.


The Big Show (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
The Big Show (CASSELL MILITARY PAPERBACKS)
by Pierre Clostermann
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars A surprise (positive), 1 Feb. 2013
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I thought i knew this book, turns out i didn't. The first time i encountered Pierre Clostermann was when my parents bought a 3 binder "The World at War" based on the TV series of the same name. In there was a chapter, or some of it, from "The Big Show".
It got me curious så i looked it up at the local library, found the book, read it and was fascinated and moved. Some years later i found a paperback copy in a second hand bookstore and bought it. I have read it many times and yet when i got this copy it dawned on me that i had only read half of the story and the whole story made a lot more sense.

This is in my opinion, one of the finest accounts of how it was being a fighter pilot during WW2. Clostermann tells his story well and he is not afraid of showing emotions wether it is anger, when he witness the Americans bombing the wrong target (and killing a lot of French civilians) or joy, when he describes his pleasure in flying a thoroughbread fighter, -or fear, when he describes grund attacs with enemy flak, or sadness, when he describes all the good friends he lost. He certainly "tells it at it was" and he is just as critical at the French, the English and the Americans

This version is a "must have" for all who loved the original book and i can only reccomend it.


My Bass and Other Animals
My Bass and Other Animals
by Guy Pratt
Edition: Hardcover

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3.0 out of 5 stars Funny but a bit alarming, 16 Oct. 2011
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I have allways liked Pink Floyd and have read a lot of books about them. This is an "Outsider" story so to speak as Guy was hired to replace Roger Waters on bass, NOT the most difficult task i might ad (i play the Bass too) but he did it brilliantly and in general blended in nicely with the band. What alarms me is his open entusiasm for drugs which i find rather troublesome given the HUGE number of people dying from that stuff every year. Guy may not have any problems with it but David Gilmour nearly succombed to Cocaine addiction. It is a funny book though.


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