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Mr. Christopher Harris "Chris in Brum" (Birmingham UK)
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Haydn: The 'Sturm und Drang' Symphonies (DG Collectors Edition)
Haydn: The 'Sturm und Drang' Symphonies (DG Collectors Edition)
Offered by Gute_Preise
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent collection, 7 Nov. 2014
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This is a top class period instrument version of some 19 of Haydn's symphonies. The recording is very good as is the playing. A very useful collection for any lover of the music of this period. It doesn't have the lush strings of say Dorati but it is more a sHaydn would have heard it.


Shostakovich: Symphony No.13, Prokofiev: October Cantata
Shostakovich: Symphony No.13, Prokofiev: October Cantata
Price: £16.60

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A visceral performance, 17 Sept. 2014
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I agree with the previous reviewers, this is brilliant. Visceral is the word that has sprung to my mind to describe this performance. Like others I'm not sure this is really a symphony, more a cantata to my mind, but I don't think that matters. It is what it is and here you can almost touch the emotion. It is completely RUSSIAN in all its aspects. An outstanding performance and an excellent recording for its age. I'm listening on SACD.

Buy this if you are interested in this repertoire. Indeed buy it anyway!


The Combat History of the 21st Panzer Division, 1943-45
The Combat History of the 21st Panzer Division, 1943-45
by Werner Kortenhaus
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £59.95

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the keen enthusiast or historian, 17 Sept. 2014
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This is a detailed account of the 21st Panzer Division from the Normandy campaign onwards. It is an excellent primary source but it is I suggest only for the keen enthusiast or historian. Someone who is just generally interested in military history would probably find it too detailed.

Having said that it gives great insights into the working of the German military. Strongly recommended.


Body Pure 1,200 mg Raspberry Ketones
Body Pure 1,200 mg Raspberry Ketones
Price: £14.59

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I'm not sure what to say! After 2 days ..., 18 Aug. 2014
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I'm not sure what to say! After 2 days I had diarrhoea and stopped taking them and it went away. It may just be me but I'm not taking any more.
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Ringworld Engineers
Ringworld Engineers
by Larry Niven
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth owning, 5 Aug. 2014
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This review is from: Ringworld Engineers (Paperback)
This follows on from "Ringworld" and is very good if not quite as ground-breaking as that book. Well worth owning though as Niven's ideas are sparkling.


Ringworld (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Ringworld (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
by Larry Niven
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A must have classic, 5 Aug. 2014
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This is a classic. That's not to say that it's a great story or particularly well written! Niven was not a great writer, his characters are 2 dimensional at best, but he did have fantastic ideas and the Ringworld concept is one of his best. I love the idea of the Teela Briwn gene too.

A must have for any sf fan. My original copy had fallen to pieces and this is a nice modern edition.


Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain
Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain
by John Darwin PhD
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ... his "After Tamerlane" is widely regarded as being the best modern book on the subject, 10 July 2014
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Darwin is a leading historian of "empire" and his "After Tamerlane" is widely regarded as being the best modern book on the subject. This book looks in more detail at Britain's empire and is excellent. Darwin can write really well and he explains his ideas really clearly.

if you are interested in the history of empire then this is a book you should own.


Chopin: Piano Concertos 1 & 2
Chopin: Piano Concertos 1 & 2
Price: £13.74

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These are excellent performances up there with the best in the catalogue ..., 10 July 2014
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Ingrid Fliter was a new name for me and I bought this on a personal recommendation. I am very impressed with this young lady who I think will be a real star in the future. These are excellent performances up there with the best in the catalogue and it's an excellent recording too.


Hitler's Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe
Hitler's Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe
by Mark Mazower
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's pretty grim reading of course so not for the faint-hearted, 10 July 2014
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Mazower is a leading historian of the 20th century and this is a masterly account of what happened in Hitler's Europe. (See his "Dark Continent" for a more complete history of the 20th century after WW1. It's pretty grim reading of course so not for the faint-hearted.

Mazower is a good historian so this is very factual and I've been a bit unfair holding back a star but I really would like him to be a bit more angry about the while thing! I think we should still be angry about these horrific events that happened less than 100 years ago.


The Cruel Sea - Digitally Restored [DVD] [1953]
The Cruel Sea - Digitally Restored [DVD] [1953]
Dvd ~ Jack Hawkins
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Surely the greatest of naval war films there will be few who ..., 10 July 2014
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Surely the greatest of naval war films there will be few who don't know the story. I won't spoil it for those who don't but will just say that the acting is excellent, the story is great and digitally restored the film quality is good too.


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