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Albania (Bradt Travel Guides)
Albania (Bradt Travel Guides)
by Gillian Gloyer
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best available, but a Rough Guide would be more complete., 2 Mar. 2013
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Modelled on the Rough Guides, which do not cover Albania, it is well presented. We have not yet used it in that country, but I have already found some slipshod editing, although this is the 4th edition. Ardenica monastery and the city of Fieri are on page 101 but are omitted from the index, so we will not be surprised to find other instances.


The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion
The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion
by Leo Steinberg
Edition: Paperback
Price: £28.00

0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars a thesis that is not convincingly argued, 14 Jan. 2013
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Steinberg maintained that sexual references in renaissance art were insufficiently recognized. If a figure's hand is over his crotch, honi soit qui mal y pense. Does not deal convincingly with the obvious question why Biblical characters are not depicted as Jewish - surely because traditional Christianity tried to deny this.


Eugénie Grandet (French Edition)
Eugénie Grandet (French Edition)
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2.0 out of 5 stars would it be published today?, 14 Jan. 2013
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Noted for its depiction of a monstrous miser, a domestic tyrant who ruins his daughter's life. Excessively long descriptive passages and an ill-balanced narrative, with a rushed ending. A famous novel is not always a great read.


Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life
Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars a rambling narrative, 14 Jan. 2013
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Some insights into Goethe's youth and 18th century German cities buried in a prolix narrative. Glad I got it free.


Winter Dreams [DVD] [2011]
Winter Dreams [DVD] [2011]
Dvd ~ Darcey Bussell
Price: £11.67

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A lightweight buy, 14 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Winter Dreams [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
Winter Dreams is a brief and lightweight ballet. Worth viewing for the extra, an interesting survey of Kenneth MacMillan's choreography.


Strolling through Istanbul: The Classic Guide to the City (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)
Strolling through Istanbul: The Classic Guide to the City (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)
by John Freely
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A guide for the serious visitor, 6 Feb. 2010
'Strolling through Istanbul' is a full and authoritative architectural guide. We shall use it on our future visit to the city. Meanwhile, we would warn that, while there are local maps in the various chapters, the visitor will also need a good map of the old city in order to find the way to each quarter that Freely describes. The book is not for the casual visitor, and everyone will also need a general guidebook (e g the Rough Guide to Istanbul).


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