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Mr. Christopher Harris "Chris in Brum" (Birmingham UK)
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Rome's Italian Wars: Books 6-10 (Oxford World's Classics)
Rome's Italian Wars: Books 6-10 (Oxford World's Classics)
by Livy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 13 Jun 2013
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Livy's stature as one of the greatest of Rome's historians is surely unchallenged. This new translation of books 6-10 of his "Rome's Italian Wars" is very readable; the language is modern and the grammar is clear.

Livy is an important source for historians of Rome and this volume covers (roughly) the 4th century BCE. Of course, like all sources, you have to read Livy critically. He was writing some 300 years after the events he describes here so he was not a witness to them and is himself relying on earlier sources. The Introduction gives a clear outline of how the reader should treat Livy as a source which is very useful for a student of this period.

All in all this is an excellent version and well worth having.


Sirene
Sirene
Price: £20.36

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 30 May 2013
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Simply very beautiful singing by a relatively new name. If you like this type of music and want to hear a new voice then this is a bargain.


Humbrol AG9155 A4 Cutting Mat
Humbrol AG9155 A4 Cutting Mat
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A really good thing, 30 May 2013
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If you do any modelling these cutting mats are ideal. This is rather small but fits perfectly in the Humbrol WorkStation. You can't really go wrong with this.


Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814
Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle for Europe, 1807 to 1814
by D. C. B. Lieven
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An in depth-study, 22 May 2013
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This is an important work and looks at the Napoleonic wars from 1812-1815 from the Russian viewpoint. Lieven is a leading historian and this is a scholarly and comprehensive work and it isn't a quick read. If you are interested in this period this is required reading.


Alleluia
Alleluia
Offered by MEGA Media FBA
Price: £10.70

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply beautiful, 8 May 2013
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Very lovely singing. I've played it several times in the few weeks I have had it and it has not paled. This young lady has very great potential.


Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos
Price: £24.38

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great?, 8 May 2013
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These are very well played and well recorded performances. But somehow they lack for me that last edge of excitement and emotional involvement that would make them great performances. I'm not enough of an expert to say why so I have to leave it as an impression.


Vital Baby Nurture 240ml Breast-Like Feeding Bottle (Pack of 2)
Vital Baby Nurture 240ml Breast-Like Feeding Bottle (Pack of 2)
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars My granddaughters like them!, 16 April 2013
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I didn't test these myself but my daughter and daughter-in-law assure me that they are excellent. They both used them for my granddaughters and found them easy to use and easy to keep clean. A good product.


Animal Farm: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama
Animal Farm: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama
by George Orwell
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £10.77

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent version, 16 April 2013
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Animal Farm is one of the greatest political satires in the English language and this is an excellent version. I particularly liked Tamsin Gregg. If you want an audio version this is an easy recommendation.


Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
Brahms: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
Offered by Giant Entertainment
Price: £10.87

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A rediscovery, 10 April 2013
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I'd actually forgotten about these versions which I had on vinyl many years ago. Listening to them today was like welcoming back an old friend. I think these are very good interpretations and well worth having. I particularly like the 4th which is played with much energy and captures the spirit of the piece.

I've taken 1 star off because these are old recordings and a bit thin. They are much better listened to via speakers than via headphones!


Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1; Scottish Fantasia
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1; Scottish Fantasia
Price: £9.87

5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 1 April 2013
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I love Kyung Wha Chung and think she was one of the greatest violinist of the 20th century. As well as technical brilliance she brings a great depth to her interpretations. Easily the best version of the Bruch in my opinion.


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