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GWP*NYC*TLC Vol 2
GWP*NYC*TLC Vol 2
Price: 13.62

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mixed Bag, 6 Feb 2010
This review is from: GWP*NYC*TLC Vol 2 (Audio CD)
A bit of a mixed bag in here - as usual from Kent, good quality sleeve notes etc, however content doesn't include, in my opinion, any real "wowers" - songs that get you pushing the repeat button - but that may be simply down to the fact that I guess I prefer "southern soul". Sorry.


Morphy Richards 43731 Jug Kettle, Stainless Steel
Morphy Richards 43731 Jug Kettle, Stainless Steel

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It works., 6 Jan 2010
Amazon suggested that I provide a review on this kettle.
I am pleased to report that it boils water successfully & reasonably quickly, which is helpful, coz it means that it does what it says on the box.
It does also look quite pretty when boiling, because it is stainless steel with a fancy little blue light which illuminates the spout when switched on.
Helpful when trying to know which end to grab at 7:00 in the morning.
Hope that helps others come to a decision in "choosing your next kettle".


1914-1918: The History of the First World War
1914-1918: The History of the First World War
by Irene Schoenberg
Edition: Paperback

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is not a detailed battle book - but no less an impressive "overview"., 19 Nov 2009
If you are looking for a book about which battalion attacked what position on what day, then this is not for you.
If you are looking for a well researched, generally even handed, review of the circumstances leading up the outbreak of war, an insight into the various "sessions" of conflict in the context of the history of warfare & in relationships with each other (protaganists, generals, weapons, theatres etc), and an explanation as to how it all ended (& led to the continuation of world wide conflict), then this book is highly commended. Sometimes it can get overwhelming in its detail & references, however the sheer scale & intensity of the conflict is the cause of this. It merely reflects the events.
I would suggest that the reader may need to have a general knowledge of both the overall basis of WWI & some of the details (say, having already read some books on individual actions - eg Battle of the Somme), and now wants to expand their knowledge base into the broader picture, knitting together more complex issues, rather than the other way round - this is not an "entry level" book by any means.


Somme Mud
Somme Mud
by E. P. F. Lynch
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Why can't I add a sixth star?, 15 July 2009
This review is from: Somme Mud (Paperback)
Whether this is "faction" or not is irrelevant - this book works on both levels of being an excellent yarn (probably due to the editing), or as a graphic recounting of the true reality of the first modern war, of man against machine. Was it Lynch's catharsis? Or was it his tribute to his fallen digger mates? Who cares - this has to be one the greatest books about WWI, told with real wit, candour & clarity of description, describing the horrors of those battlefields to the extent that one can still hear the noise of the shells etc. through the writer's descriptions. Yes, the period of his recuperation in "Blighty" is surprisingly missing with no explanation, but no way does this detract from the fact that this is a superb book, and deserves to be read and indeed re-read, if you are looking for a book about the ordinary foot soldiers war in WWI. This is the "in your face" story of the results of those broad arrows across maps of Flanders found in the factual books of the Great War.


The Routledge Atlas of the First World War (Routledge Historical Atlases)
The Routledge Atlas of the First World War (Routledge Historical Atlases)
by Martin Gilbert
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.55

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what i expected., 31 May 2009
I was actually looking for a book with the detailed maps of the Western Front, perhaps overlaid onto modern maps, so one could plot out the trench lines & see the "ebb & flow" of the battlefront, which this book doesn't give - nor, as I discovered, does it set out to give you that sort of detail. So, if that is what you are looking for - don't get this book!

However, what it does do is give, in map form, all sorts of obscure information, such as the routes of the Zepplin raids over England, as well as a general overview of the various "big pushes" (colloquial terminology for a collosal waste of life for a few yards of chalky or mud filled waste land), so in that respect it is unusual, informative and clearly presented.

If you are a real student of WWI, then it is a useful addition to your library. If you are a trying to see where a relative fell in battle, get a feel for the topography of a particular attack, then this book is not for you.


Jamie Singles Collection
Jamie Singles Collection
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 20.16

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Young, Gifted & Buy Now!, 10 April 2009
Is it good? Yup, very much so. Real style & quality to her singing, and bridges the gap between the late "Rock'n'Roll" days into the mid/late 60's, but still sounds fresh today - & she could play a mean guitar too! Not all the songs are "Northern Soul Floor Fillers", but if you appreciate good music played from the heart and soul, then you will like this CD.


The Complete Ty Karim Los Angeles' Soul Goddess
The Complete Ty Karim Los Angeles' Soul Goddess
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 11.49

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One mighty foxy lady!, 10 April 2009
Do you recall the golden age of American/Northern Soul first hand, or have recently come to it? Either way, this lady had real power and range to her voice, & this CD showcases her versatility and sheer class in the genre. Backed by seriously good musicians who knew how to put down tracks that still sound good today, This CD has now been in my car, at full blast, for over a month & I still haven't heard it enough. "Keep on Doing Watch'a Doin" is a 8 minute gem, almost worth the whole cost of the CD on its own. Don't keep on hovering your mouse above the "Add to Basket" - just do it. You will not regret it.


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