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Mansfield Park [DVD]
Mansfield Park [DVD]
Dvd ~ Anna Massey
Offered by HarriBella.UK.Ltd
Price: £9.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars Gentle presentation of Austen masterpiece, 27 Nov. 2015
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Mansfield Park is probably the most difficult Jane Austen novel for modern readers to relate to, but this DVD does a good job in presenting it. Being a six-episode series spaced over two DVDs it keeps closely to the text of the novel and develops at a leisurely pace; maybe too leisurely for some viewers today, but Austen obsessives will be enchanted. Sylvestra le Touzel carries off the difficult job of making the nervous, unassuming Fanny Price the heroine of the story in the face of the beautiful and bewitching (though ultimately amoral) Mary Crawford, played here by Jackie Smith-Wood. Anna Massey give a suitably waspish performance as the evil Aunt Norris while Angela Pleasance's Lady Bertram is a remarkable study in lassitude and a comic performance almost as good as Alison Steadman's Mrs Bennett in Pride and Prejudice, a decade later.


When The Boat Comes In - Series 2 [1976] [DVD]
When The Boat Comes In - Series 2 [1976] [DVD]
Dvd ~ James Bolam
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £29.08

5.0 out of 5 stars Series Two - the excellence continues., 27 Nov. 2015
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In this series Jack is the Branch Secretary of the Fitters Union and living comfortably, though ghosts from his chequered past continue to come back to haunt him. The sub-plot is the return of Billy Seaton, having completed his medical training and looking to find work at home as a doctor, causing friction in the Seaton household. Once again the acting is superb, story-lines interesting and varied, North East settings excellent and this is good British television drama of the highest quality.


Sunnyside Down: Growing Up in '50s Britain
Sunnyside Down: Growing Up in '50s Britain
by Kenneth Blakemore
Edition: Hardcover

2.0 out of 5 stars Too much attempted comedy spoils book of memoirs., 26 Nov. 2015
I'm afraid I found this book rather annoying. The author appears to be trying to write a comedy rather than a gently humorous memoir of life in a Cheshire village in the 1950s. I find the attempts at comedy heavy-handed and too modern in it's stance, judging the 1950's by today's standards like a tedious stand-up comedian. There is a suspicion that some of the stories are either made-up or embellished to make them sound more wildly hilarious than they are. On the plus side there is a lot of period detail which will jog the memories of those who lived through the period and, the best thing about the book, the black and white photographs, which help to bring it all back. However, I felt that the book was not quite as informative as I had hoped it to be about many aspects of the period.


The Golden Years of Frank Sinatra
The Golden Years of Frank Sinatra
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £4.21

4.0 out of 5 stars Golden Years meaning, in this case, the 1940s., 25 Nov. 2015
Excellent collection from Frank's early years on Columbia Records. I was disappointed not to have more details about the recordings, but you can find orchestras and dates of recording at http://www.discogs.com/Frank-Sinatra-The-Golden-Years-Of-Frank-Sinatra/release/921128 if you are an obsessive collector like me. If you are a fan of the classic, mature Sinatra work from the 1950s and 1960s this collection may disappoint you. This is "The Voice" from his "Sultan of Swoon" period in the 1940s. The singing is sweeter and smoother, the arrangements sounding a little more dated, particularly those from the 1943 musicians strike period, with only acapella singers for backing. However, there is a perfection to the voice and there are some wonderful songs here. This is the voice that first made Sinatra the singing superstar of the 20th Century and here it is in all its innocent glory. Different to the Classic 1950s Sinatra, but not necessarily inferior. This set will help you make up your mind.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived very quickly, fits my phone and works perfectly ..., 27 Sept. 2015
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Arrived very quickly, fits my phone and works perfectly. Of course, no sooner had I ordered it than I found the old one that had gone missing, but at least now I have a spare on for when I lose it again!


SLx 27822HSG Twin Output Signal Booster (4G Compatible)
SLx 27822HSG Twin Output Signal Booster (4G Compatible)
Offered by Plumbing Supermarket
Price: £9.50

5.0 out of 5 stars I'm pretty sure this does the job it's designed for and ..., 27 Sept. 2015
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I'm pretty sure this does the job it's designed for and it arrived despite a short delay due to being out of stock, but it didn't solve my problem, which probably necessitates buying a new digital set-top box. However, this was cheap enough to try just to make sure the problem wasn't simply the strength of signal.


A Thousand Stars: The Best Of
A Thousand Stars: The Best Of
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: £3.66

5.0 out of 5 stars Billy Fury fans have been infuriated (not Fury-ated) by the ..., 26 April 2015
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Billy Fury fans have been infuriated (not Fury-ated) by the many CD compilations of Billy's music you can buy, only to find they are inferior re-recordings from the 1970s. This, however, is the real thing in all its glory - Billy just as we remember him. All the songs you'd expect are here.


Thermal Cotton Black Balaclava, Under Helmet Protection
Thermal Cotton Black Balaclava, Under Helmet Protection
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Price: £2.44

4.0 out of 5 stars Get out on your bike in the winter., 20 Jan. 2014
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It keeps your ears warm while your helmet is keeping your skull safe. Essential for North Yorkshire during most months of the year! Folds up and fits in your pocket and- as you can see in the picture - it's as stylish as they come! Ignore the wind and the frost and get out on that bike!


Persuasion
Persuasion
by Jane Austen
Edition: Audio CD

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Persuasion, 20 Jan. 2014
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The lovely tones of Amanda Root, who played Anne Elliot in the 1995 screen version opposite Ciaran Hinds, make this a delicious prospect, and one I enjoy over and over again. Never was Miss Austen's prose in such lovely hands. Sincerely recommended.


BT Dual-Band Wi-Fi Dongle 600
BT Dual-Band Wi-Fi Dongle 600
Price: £24.99

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works a treat, 20 Jan. 2014
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What can I say? You stick it in your computer and it delivers perfect uninterrupted wi-fi broadband, even here in North Yorkshire. I'm a big fan!
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