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If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things
If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things
by Jon McGregor
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things, 12 Sep 2012
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To borrow a word from the title this is a remarkable novel by Jon McGregor. In it he details the everyday concerns of everyday people who share the same street and allows the reader to see the world through their eyes. JMcG possesses a rare gift in his use of words and the text here is a prose that flows here and there, swoops and dips, cuts left and right. The reader is irresistibly drawn into the lives of the characters and the difficulties they face and the choices they make as they cope, some more successfully than others, with life and all that it offers. The conclusion is heart breaking but full of humanity.

If you enjoy language and here it is beautifully poetic at times, then this is for you. Look out. especially, for an inventive use of the simile.


The Glasgow Boys
The Glasgow Boys
by Roger Billcliffe
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £32.00

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Art, 9 Jan 2010
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This review is from: The Glasgow Boys (Hardcover)
This is a beautifully presented book on art with an extremely high standard of reproduction, especially when it comes to the paintings. A lot of effort has been put into its production.

This is not a parochial book as the title may suggest. It may be based on a specific group of painters at a specific time but its scope is universal as good art should be, universally appealing.

If you think you hate art, buy this book as your conversion kit. If you are already a convert buy it and give yourself a huge treat.Glasgow Boys


Christmas in the Heart
Christmas in the Heart
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Price: £13.97

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Satchmo Move Over!, 9 Jan 2010
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This Christmas offering, issued for a worthy charitable purpose, is much better than some commentators would have you believe. The tiresome Terry Wogan dismissed it out of hand claiming the singing was much worse than his own. He needs a new pair of ears!

Dylan swings his way through 15 seasonal favourites including "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" "Silver Bells" "O' Little Town Of Bethlehem" and 12 others you know and love. He seems to enjoy himself along the way.

Dylan's voice is moving closer to Louis Armstrong as the years pass so now there are two old growlers on that particular bleacher. If you think of "Wonderful Life" you will get a good idea of the style of singing, a rich gravel mix.Christmas in the Heart


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