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Robert Mitchum: Baby, I Don't Care
Robert Mitchum: Baby, I Don't Care
by Lee Server
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not bad, 1 Oct. 2010
I don't quite recognise the hyperbole about the writer and the contents of this book. The prose is no more than workmanlike, the pacing is erratic, the descriptive elements sometimes far too aimlessly over-detailed and the analytical elements pedestrian. So, in my humble opinion, a run-of-the-mill sort of film star biography. But that isn't to say it's bad. Mitchum was a fascinating man, and actor, and there are enough stories and scandals and speculations to make any book on him worth reading. What we get here is a competant account of this remarkable man, and a good basis for more thoughtful analysis elsewhere.


Right Monkey!
Right Monkey!
Price: £5.66

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 29 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Right Monkey! (Audio CD)
Al Read was one of the great radio comedians of the 50s and 60s. If you love Northern humour, and probably if you just love good comedy, you'll enjoy these routines. I believe Bob Newhart adapted one or two of these for American audiences, and the two were certainly very similar in the way they could conjure up various characters and act out comic dialogue. Al Read is an English great, and this collection is a fine introduction to his comic world.


Lana: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies
Lana: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies
by Cheryl Crane
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good, 29 Sept. 2010
This is a great big glossy treat of a book. Lana Turner was a major star from Hollywood's golden era who also had an eventful life off-screen. This book doesn't go too deep into a critical appraisal of the career - it's more of a chronicle than an analysis - but it certainly provides a vivid enough picture of the remarkable individual who is its subject, and tells her story well. As has been noted, you get your money's worth in terms of weight as well as content!


A Few Quick Ones (Everyman's Library P G WODEHOUSE)
A Few Quick Ones (Everyman's Library P G WODEHOUSE)
by P. G. Wodehouse
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.34

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another fine collection, 28 Sept. 2010
Wodehouse didn't write poor books. This might be a bit patchy and not one of his best, but he set the standard so high that still means that what's here will be a delight to relax with and read. Each story contains that inimitable precision, pacing and wonderful light bit slyly deft style of prose that makes the author so appealing. (And Jonathan Cecil reads them so well if you can find his 'spoken' version.)


Creative Zen Stone 1gb MP3 Player - Blue
Creative Zen Stone 1gb MP3 Player - Blue

5.0 out of 5 stars perfect, 28 Sept. 2010
This is perfect for someone very 'non-techy' like me. Easy to use, it takes plenty of talking books and music tracks, pops into my pocket and keeps me entertained on long boring journeys. Unless you want a huge library with you at all times, this is so useful and convenient. It looks good too!


Ladies Who Do [1963] [DVD]
Ladies Who Do [1963] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Harry H. Corbett
Price: £8.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice little comedy, 28 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Ladies Who Do [1963] [DVD] (DVD)
This was a nice surprise. The film looked good, the cast was very impressive, the performances delightful and the story, though light and comic, quite an intriguing little slice of very gentle social commentary. It's sort of 'Boulting Brothers-lite'. Well worth a watch.


George And The Dragon [DVD]
George And The Dragon [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sid James
Offered by cs-marketplace
Price: £21.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice nostalgia, 28 Sept. 2010
This review is from: George And The Dragon [DVD] (DVD)
George and the Dragon was quite a big sitcom in the 1960s. It had a good cast, with a lovely supporting performance by the great John Le Mesurier as the dotty Colonel, and enjoyed a few years of uninterrupted success. Looking back on the show now, I found a few of the episodes pretty weak, relying on the popularity of the characters to make up for the forced plots and hit and miss dialogue, but most of the instalments still had their charm for me, and the nice, unforced and inoffensive comedy was a pleasant reminder of that era in TV.


ByteStor 8GB USB High Speed "Dataferry" Red Flash Drive
ByteStor 8GB USB High Speed "Dataferry" Red Flash Drive

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars can't go wrong, 28 Sept. 2010
This is ideal for someone who wants to store plenty of important files or just transport a few regular files from machine to machine. It looks good, it's very convenient and the price is very competitive.


Eggs, Beans and Crumpets: Complete & Unabridged
Eggs, Beans and Crumpets: Complete & Unabridged
by P. G. Wodehouse
Edition: Audio Cassette

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delight, 24 Sept. 2010
Jonathan Cecil is a superb interpreter of Wodehouse's prose, and this collection is an old favourite of mine. Funny from start to finish, and brought to life delightfully by Cecil. This should be more widely available.


Hollywood Babylon Revisited: v. 1
Hollywood Babylon Revisited: v. 1
by Darwin Porter
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Woeful Stuff, 23 Sept. 2010
I guess if you like wild fabrications and unsubstantiated 100th-hand gossip, this book will keep you interested until the next issue of the National Enquirer poops out of the presses, but otherwise I'd steer well clear. The two Kenneth Anger books were witty and playful affairs, but much of this sad volume is just arrogant invention posing as in-the-know revelations. Many stories, indeed, have already been ably discounted by proper biographers who actually do research, check facts and have a conscience. In this volume we get key quotes that have no sources, events that were not witnessed and entire lives that appear to have been studied via spiritualists. This tawdry little tome is to Anger's irresistable books what a hastily-made Channel 5 documentary is to a BBC Arena profile.


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