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Crime Scene Britain and Ireland: A Reader's Guide (Readers Guides)
Crime Scene Britain and Ireland: A Reader's Guide (Readers Guides)
by John Martin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An invaluable introduction for new crime readers and a useful guide for fans who want to widen their reading., 27 Mar. 2016
A long overdue survey of the whole UK and Ireland crime-writing scene, this is clearly written with enthusiasm and no particular log to roll. Martin is up-to-date and comprehensive, with economical summaries of writers' careers and recommendations that, insofar as I know the books concerned, are accurate and judicious. An invaluable introduction for new crime readers and a useful guide for fans who want to widen their reading.


Falling off
Falling off
by Paul Sutton
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deadpan humour. Dead good poems., 6 Jan. 2016
This review is from: Falling off (Paperback)
This is an intriguing collection that mixes prose poems and tight, mostly single page poems with titles like 'Ennui', 'Genre Fiction in Old Trains' and 'A Collection of Collectors', titles that suggest the deadpan humour that runs through it, reminiscent of earlyish Martin Stannard. Some hit the mark more than others, but it's always interesting, with a strong sense of modern Britain's malaise. I like the quote from Michael Blackburn on the back: 'You may find his poems too abrasive, unsettling or even offensive. That is exactly why you should read them.' I'll certainly be reading more.


Rebel Rebel: All the songs of David Bowie from '64 to '76
Rebel Rebel: All the songs of David Bowie from '64 to '76
by Chris O'Leary
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.30

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book on Bowie, bar none., 30 Nov. 2015
This is an outstanding piece of work, expanded from the groundbreaking, comprehensive blog 'Pushing Ahead of the Dame' and taking the Bowie story up to 'Station To Station', with fascinating accounts of every single song he recorded (and, in some cases, didn't release). Beautifully written, with some entries full length essays - but don't be put off by this, songs like 'Space Oddity' deserve them. And don't think that you might as well just read this online. It works much better in full length book form, but you may find it useful to have access to Bowie's back catalogue while reading!


Red Velvet Underground: A Rock Memoir, with Recipes
Red Velvet Underground: A Rock Memoir, with Recipes
by Freda Love Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Unique, highly engaging memoir about indie music, cooking and being a parent (with added recipes), 17 Nov. 2015
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This is a unique book which combines parenting with cooking and a rock memoir. Normally, the first two aspects would put me off, but I have an interest in Freda Love Smith because of her fiction and background as a drummer with Blake Babies and other bands. I intended to dip in from time to time but ended up quickly reading it from cover to cover (OK, I skipped a lot of the recipes, but does anybody properly read recipes before they decide to cook them?). It's a very engaging, beautifully written memoir that skilfully gives us Freda's life story and describes her eldest son's passage from home to university through the prism of the kitchen. Highly recommended. I'll be buying it as a Christmas present for the music junkie parents in my life.


The Early Years
The Early Years
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Price: £1.45

2.0 out of 5 stars This 28 minute album complements the far superior 'Legendary Demos' and consists of four demos from her ..., 8 Jun. 2015
This review is from: The Early Years (Audio CD)
This 28 minute album complements the far superior 'Legendary Demos' and consists of four demos from her Goffin/King days, including an excellent 'Up On The Roof' that sounds like it was being pitched for The Drifters and the obscure 'It Started Over Again'. Unfortunately the other six cuts are alternative takes in poor recording quality using the same arrangements as appeared on 'Music', making them totally redundant. Poor value.


Out of Sheer Rage: In the Shadow of D. H. Lawrence (Canons)
Out of Sheer Rage: In the Shadow of D. H. Lawrence (Canons)
Price: £6.17

5.0 out of 5 stars Dyer at his best, 29 Mar. 2015
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A very funny book. You might even learn a little about D H Lawrence.


The Something Rain/San Sebastian 2012 [VINYL]
The Something Rain/San Sebastian 2012 [VINYL]
Price: £14.86

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Only One LP, 14 Jun. 2014
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This is a beautifully presented live version of The Something Rain, minus one track (Chocolate) with a nice insert of the paintings that form the cover. I've knocked off one star for the misleading description, which suggests that you get a vinyl of the original album. No. Only disc two is present, the live one, but it's worth having for keen fans.


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5.0 out of 5 stars At last, we need no longer feel (quite so) guilty about shopping at Amazon!, 11 Jun. 2014
My right-on friends look down on me for using Amazon. My excuse is that a) I'm an author, so relatively poor b) I make more money from sales on Amazon than anywhere else, so boycotting it would make me a hypocrite. The arrival of a living wage for its workers will make me feel less guilty about using this highly efficient service. Now, if Amazon could just start paying a fair amount of tax and stop driving publishers into bankruptcy by cutting their profit margins to the bone, I might encourage others to use Amazon too...


Love Will Tear Us Apart (A Short Story)
Love Will Tear Us Apart (A Short Story)
Price: £0.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No Joy In This Division, 20 Dec. 2013
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This is a vivid, unusual horror story, with lots of black humour and a very original take on Zombies. I love The Walking Dead, but it never told me what effect Zombies have on house prices in central London. Builds to a very satisfying ending, too.


Bob Dylan : London Bridges Tour Of England 1965 CD/DVD Set
Bob Dylan : London Bridges Tour Of England 1965 CD/DVD Set

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid, 29 Nov. 2013
This is a commercial boot rip-off item stolen directly from a fan sourced project that can be easily found in trading circles and elsewhere on the net, for free. Shouldn't be on sale here.
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