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Mr. Christopher J. Burchell "Guildford Hillbilly" (Guildford, UK)
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Henley Park in Surrey: The History of a Royal Manor
Henley Park in Surrey: The History of a Royal Manor
by (Writer on local history) John Squier
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic well researched local history, 3 Aug. 2013
Henley Park is near Normandy a few miles outside Guildford. It is a fasinating place. I remember going over there in my teens (late 70's) when the mansion was in ruin and always wondered about the history. The author does a terrific job in bringing the various strands of history together from its Saxon roots, through the Royal Palace of Edward III, the Stuarts and then through its heyday in the 18th and 19th Centuries. It finishes with the story of the Vokes factory recently demolished to make way for a new business park. Anyone with an interest in Guildford should read this as John Squires provides a revealing insight into the Royal Park which stretched aross the whole of West Surrey.

I strongly recommend this publication which is richly illustrated with maps and photos and is an easy read.


Mozart: Sonatas for Piano and Violin
Mozart: Sonatas for Piano and Violin
Price: £15.47

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful recordings, 9 Jan. 2013
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Mozart never ceases to amaze me. He touched every genre of classical music with genius.

This is my first introduction to the violin sontatas and I chose this recording based on the critics. Goldberg and Lapu play in an unhurried graceful way and because the piano is quite a dominate feature, you can really pick out the distinctiveness of each piece.

I know there are more modern recordings covering the earlier works, but this is a lovely way to explore this less well known aspect of Mozart's canon


Kitchen Craft 45 cm Deluxe Cast Magnetic Knife Rack
Kitchen Craft 45 cm Deluxe Cast Magnetic Knife Rack
Price: £11.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 25 Jun. 2012
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This is great. Very strong magnet - holds knives well. I recommend it. Easy to put up too.
It is very helpful to have all the knives in one place.


Spice and packet rack, 3 tier, 300 mm hole centres
Spice and packet rack, 3 tier, 300 mm hole centres
Offered by Suki Hardware
Price: £16.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Depends on jars, 25 Jun. 2012
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I do really like this. The screws were a bit fiddly as our walls are bad but it is fine now.
The only thing to mention is that some jars like the schwartz ones are a bit hard to get in and out but the tescos spice jars fit perfectly.
I am very happy with these are they are so useful .


Trueshopping 'Sulgrave' Compact Solid Rubberwood Kitchen or Garden BBQ Storage Rolling Trolley Cart with Butchers Block Style Chopping Board
Trueshopping 'Sulgrave' Compact Solid Rubberwood Kitchen or Garden BBQ Storage Rolling Trolley Cart with Butchers Block Style Chopping Board
Offered by Trueshopping Ltd
Price: £104.99

5.0 out of 5 stars great, 25 Jun. 2012
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This was smaller than i expected but nevertheless I love it. It is lovely and solid and very useful.
I would recommend it. I am an avid review reader so thought this may help.


Prestige Smartplus Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker - 6 Litre
Prestige Smartplus Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker - 6 Litre
Price: £51.97

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, 25 Jun. 2012
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I have never had a pressure cooker before and I love this one. It is easy to use and works great.
Don't know how I ever managed without it now!


Time Loves A Hero
Time Loves A Hero
Price: £8.28

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fushion Boogie, 9 Jun. 2006
This review is from: Time Loves A Hero (Audio CD)
Little feat were one of the most touted bands of the 70's and literally blew headline acts on stage when they played as support.

This is one of the band's most eclectic releases with less input from founder and ace slide guitarist Lowell George, but more in the way of improvisational jazz fushion from classically trained keyboard player Bill Payne and guitarist Paul Barrere. Apparently this was a direction not favoured by George.

There is still more of the lowell magic, however, on 'New Delhi Freightrain' and 'Rocket in my pocket', but the stand out track 'Day at the Day Races', not pennned by George, races along energtically in a brilliant swirl of keyboards and guitars.

Although not as highy rated as earlier releases there is no doubting the sheer class of other tracks 'Red Streamliner' where Michael McDonald adds soulful vocals and the poignant 'Missin you' which ends in a pretty sublime note.


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