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The Autobiography of Ingrid Pitt : Life's A Scream
The Autobiography of Ingrid Pitt : Life's A Scream
by Ingrid Pitt
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Life is also what you make it, 30 April 2014
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This book is at times quite harrowing to read, but also very positive. From such a difficult start in life - being treated as a 'non-person' and even imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp at the age of 5 - Ingrid managed to achieve her ambition of becoming an international actress both on stage and screen and also have a happy family life. Her determination, honesty at her own mistakes and struggles, but most importantly her sense of humour make this an enjoyable and uplifting autobiography.


The Lion's Roar
The Lion's Roar
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely harmonies, 11 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: The Lion's Roar (Audio CD)
This is an album inspired by the country music of Emmy-Lou Harris and similar artists. There are some great tunes and lovely harmonies. This version also includes a guitar pick, poster and a few extra tracks.


My Own Country: An English Song Collection
My Own Country: An English Song Collection
Price: £17.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful collection of songs, 18 April 2012
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This CD was a gift for my Mum. We both enjoy listening to the songs, which are beautifully sung. It's a varied collection of English songs - some of which are amusing and others simply beautiful. Enjoy!


Wall Art - Metal Wall Art - Teardrop Stone Tree
Wall Art - Metal Wall Art - Teardrop Stone Tree

4.0 out of 5 stars Striking piece of wall art, 13 Sept. 2011
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This piece of wall art makes a striking feature for any room. The colours look subtle and natural. I have installed it on my office wall above a fireplace. 2 small metal loops enable you to fix it to a wall using screws. No screws are provided though.

The tree/branch was packaged well and arrived in perfect condition.


The Portable Magritte
The Portable Magritte
by René Margritte
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Portable art gallery, 14 Feb. 2011
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The Portable Magritte offers a vast collection of Magritte's works. The pictures are each reproduced clearly with their original titles and an English translation. There is also a brief essay and a chronology of Magritte's life. So, this book is very good for anyone who wants to explore Magritte's images without in-depth discussion of his work - you can interpret his work here yourself. The title is also appropriate because, as a paperback, it is certainly portable, but, with so many pages, it is not a 'pocket' book.


Plan 9 From Outer Space [DVD]
Plan 9 From Outer Space [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bela Lugosi
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Price: £10.84

5.0 out of 5 stars A film with no plan, 3 Nov. 2010
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This DVD includes not only the original black-and-white film, but also an extensive documentary about the making of 'Plan 9' and its influence. Wood's sheer enthusiasm for filming shines through to create an unintentionally hilarious film with, nevertheless, a thoughtful message about humankind and a tragi-comic documentary with some of the stars, including Vampira.

According to the documentary, the film is even used by a lecturer as a reference for what not to do when making a film: 82 examples of poor directing/filming/editing/scriptwriting can be seen in this film. 'Plan 9 from Outer Space' is, therefore, a must-see film for so many reasons. Enjoy!


Once Upon A Time
Once Upon A Time
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic gothic punk, 28 Jun. 2010
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A good collection of early singles from Siouxsie and the Banshees. These singles sound darker than the later singles collection (Twice upon a Time), but have lots of good, striking tunes, especially 'Happy House'.
The accompanying booklet contains all the lyrics so you can sing/shriek along.


Felicity Wishes: Little Book Of Christmas
Felicity Wishes: Little Book Of Christmas
by Emma Thomson
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Christmas wishes fulfilled, 15 Jan. 2010
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My niece told me this was her favourite Christmas present. She is only 5, but I can see why she liked it so much. It has lovely illustrations and encourages a child to read the book to others and let them make a wish. It does not describe the traditional meaning of Christmas, i.e. the birth of baby Jesus, but it does give the message of sharing and giving to others, which is important after all. Our family will just have to wait and see if our wishes are fulfilled!


The Best Small Business Accounts Book (blue Version): For a Non-VAT Registered Small Business
The Best Small Business Accounts Book (blue Version): For a Non-VAT Registered Small Business
by Peter Hingston
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal accounts book for a small business, 20 Oct. 2009
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With this book you can fill out all your invoicing and payment details (cheque payments and petty cash) each month. So, you (just!) need to add the monthly totals together at the end of each financial year in order to complete your tax return. A section is provided at the end of the book for this very purpose.

I have used one of these books each year since 1997 and it certainly makes completing my tax return straightforward, as the relevant information is to hand.


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