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Artis Faux Leather 4 Pocket Brown Sofa Couch Arm Chair Rest Remote Control Caddy Organiser
Artis Faux Leather 4 Pocket Brown Sofa Couch Arm Chair Rest Remote Control Caddy Organiser
Offered by Safield Dist. Ltd
Price: £14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Sofa couch remote control holder, 11 May 2014
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Thankyou, the product meets most of my requirements as the table was becoming a bit top heavy with remotes. It was advertised as having 4 pockets which would have been more convenient if all four had been on one side. As it is, the 4th long pocket has had to be tucked under the sofa cushion to keep the holder from slipping and therefore cannot be used.


The Shooting Party (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1985]
The Shooting Party (Collector's Edition) [DVD] [1985]
Dvd ~ Edward Fox
Offered by Magic Movies Ltd
Price: £19.93

4.0 out of 5 stars Memory Lane, 25 Nov. 2012
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I enjoyed this rather thought provoking DVD, the story is set in a country house, and the shooting party killing all the game birds just prior to all the carnage in WW1 was very symbolic.
The film was made more enjoyable by the star studded cast, James Mason, Dorothy Tutin Edward Fox etc.
I have already loaned the DVD to a friend who also enjoyed it.


Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses
Blood Sisters: The Hidden Lives of the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses
by Sarah Gristwood
Edition: Hardcover

35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cousins' War., 21 Oct. 2012
This is a terrific read. I'm not very conversant with the Plantagenet period of the Cousins' War, being more of a Tudor buff, although the book does enter the Tudor dynasty as far as the young Henry the Eighth, but thanks to Sarah Gristwood's systematic unravelling of the many threads with her meticulous research, it was an easy introduction into a very turbulent period, and an easy read despite the various protagonists.
The Plantagent Queens were fascinating,tough, manipulative and undoubtedly a power behind the scenes, each in her own way very intriguing. I was pleased to note that Sarah Gristwood was very even handed in her treatment of Richard the Third's possible involvement in the deaths of the Princes' in the Tower, leaving the reader with various possibilities to consider.
Despite having finished the book several days ago, these ladies and their machinations are still with me.


The Sugar Barons
The Sugar Barons
by Matthew Parker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Warts and All Account, 28 Feb. 2012
This review is from: The Sugar Barons (Paperback)
I am half way through my second read of Matthew Parker's superb biography The Sugar Barons, and rate it as one of the best books I can ever remember reading. No punches are pulled, some of the home truths made me squirm, but we cannot re-write history. I was given the book as a gift so didn't know what to expect, but having been several times to Barbados, and have an interest in its history, I was not disappointed. It covers the early days of British settlement, the rise of the sugar industry, its pioneers who grew wealthy on the back of slavery and corruption, and war with its devastating effect in the Caribbean islands.
I would never have thought that such a tiny island in the Caribbean sea would have changed the course of British history. A damn good read!


Road to Damascus
Road to Damascus
by Elaine Rippey Imady
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.24

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Newcomer to Syria, 7 Jun. 2009
This review is from: Road to Damascus (Paperback)
Road to Damascus
This is a very personal account of a young American woman courageously taking up a different culture, country and religion in 1950's Syria for the sake of love. The writer carries the reader along in an easy style through the tremendous learning curve of a new language and customs, and soon becomes intrinsically involved in her loving and supportive new family and friends. We follow her through the minutia of daily living, births of her children, their leisure and occupational activities, political traumas and the loss of dear friends through warfare.
This is an ideal read for anyone interested in knowing firsthand the real Syria, its wonderfully hospitable people, the mosques and Christian crosses happily co-existing side by side and the sense that this is the cradle of civilisation.


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