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London for Lovers
London for Lovers
by Sam Hodges
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

5.0 out of 5 stars Ace, 17 Oct. 2013
This review is from: London for Lovers (Paperback)
First up, this book isn't just for lovers, obvious as that may seem. Yes, every little adventure is great 'a deux' but they all seem pretty appealing with a pal as well, or even on your own. This is basically a beautiful guide to hidden London. The design is fab too - looks GREAT. I love the letterpress printing and the photographs are fantastic. This is a perfect gift for anyone who lives in London or for a tourist thinking of paying a visit who maybe wants to do something a little less obvious.


Sign of the Cross: A Spike Sanguinetti Mystery (Spike Sanguinetti 2)
Sign of the Cross: A Spike Sanguinetti Mystery (Spike Sanguinetti 2)
by Thomas Mogford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Belter, 8 May 2013
I read this in two sittings. Plunged back into the seedy underworld of Mediterranean crime, this time in Malta, Mogford takes the reader on a rollercoaster and doesn't hit the breaks. Tautly structured, an original plot, lashings of historical context and intrigue - the Knights of Malta -, twists and turns and jolts aplenty - I couldn't put it down. What sets this apart from others of the genre is the writing - Mogford's prose sprinkles with gems of description and observations. The trick he pulls is doing as a complement rather than disruption to the fast pace of the novel. Next instalment please - Spike Sanguinetti's second outing is even better than the first.


The Secret Museum
The Secret Museum
by Molly Oldfield
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real treasure, 22 Feb. 2013
This review is from: The Secret Museum (Hardcover)
This is a rare instance where you can judge a book by its cover - glittering gold, this book is truly a delight. The author lovingly tells the story of 60 different objects hidden in archives and stores around the world - spacesuits, Van Gogh's sketchbooks, blue whales, bits of Mars, sleds, explorers' hats.

The book is a glorious mix of different delights, and each object proves the gateway to a very different story as Molly takes the reader on a journey first into the storerooms of museums around the world - NASA's spacesuit storage springs to mind - and then into the world of the object itself. As you might expect from a QI writer the emphasis is on what is interesting and curious, rather than on the dry and academic. The writing is fresh, lively, and above all, accessible - this is a book written for everyone. And the production of the book is just sumptious: full colour, glossy pages, and just the most lovely illustrations. A real treasure - 5 out of 5.


Shadow of the Rock (Spike Sanguinetti 1)
Shadow of the Rock (Spike Sanguinetti 1)
by Thomas Mogford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Pageturner, 13 Sept. 2012
There's something appealing about being strapped in for a page-turning thriller in a random destination you haven't been to before - in this case, Gibraltar and the mysterious Tangiers. A couple of great characters - Jean-Baptiste and the accused especially - some nice twists and bumps in the plot, and you'll zip through it in no time. I look forward to the next, and to learning a little bit more about Spike Sanguinetti - a nice element of mystery and I suspect skeletons in the closet about the lead in this one.


The Game: How The City Really Works
The Game: How The City Really Works
by (Stockbroker) Alex Buchanan
Edition: Paperback

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars To the point, 19 Mar. 2010
I don't work in the city, I never have done, and I doubt I ever will. But I love this book. I imagine it will appeal to hungry job applicants feverishly plotting their rise up the city ladder, those stuck on the ladder wondering why they're not moving up, or those at the top smugly looking down, annoyed someone is giving away all their tricks. 'The Game' is utterly believable and real, stripping away the mystique and revealing the city as one big poker game of bluff and chance. Its strongest point is that this book is blessed with the wry detachment and witty observations of someone who has played the game and perhaps decided he would rather write a book instead. Interesting, funny, and if you like this game, probably useful.


Amazon: An Extraordinary Journey Down The Greatest River On Earth
Amazon: An Extraordinary Journey Down The Greatest River On Earth
by Bruce Parry
Edition: Hardcover

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Food for thought, 24 Oct. 2008
This, perhaps unsurprisingly for followers of the series is an intelligent and thought provoking counterpart to the BBC series and another addition to the canon of admirable work Parry is undertaking. This is beautifully produced full of sumptuous photos but it does not shirk the harder issues tackled in the show. He has a knack of managing to raise awareness of all important issues without patronising or preaching. Buy. And buy Bruce's wonderful charity album too as well - might go some way to helping the human casualties of amazon exploitation - tribes.


The Courtesy Fall
The Courtesy Fall
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £14.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars wow, 23 Oct. 2008
This review is from: The Courtesy Fall (Audio CD)
I'm a big fan of this album - I've been listening to it loads since I bought it last year. Check out her track 'Love is my new drug', on the Bruce Parry Amazon album. More of the same and absolutely brilliant.


Bruce Parry Presents Amazon Tribe - Songs for Survival
Bruce Parry Presents Amazon Tribe - Songs for Survival
Offered by Music-Finder
Price: £21.78

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring wonderful stuff, 1 Oct. 2008
What a cause, and what an album. Massive variety of songs on this - haunting melodies of Skin and Johnny Borrell's vocal performances, to the banging beats of Hot Chip and Hybrid. Blue State and Go! Team tracks are fab too. And Apparatjik (Coldplay, A-ha and Mew members, apparently!) and Mystery Jets too. And Jason Mraz???!! AND the millions-selling heavyweights of KT Tunstall, Mike Oldfield and Yusuf Islam too???! All good stuff and above all incredible that they all have come together with brand new and exclusive tracks for this one album . I guess it takes someone like Bruce Parry and a cause like Survival to make this happen. Buy it - you won't regret it.


Who is Charlie Conti?
Who is Charlie Conti?
by Claus Von Bohlen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Searching, 4 July 2008
This review is from: Who is Charlie Conti? (Paperback)
I very much enjoyed this. The theme of a search for an identity is a popular one in novels, particularly first novels, and so the author's twist on this, by robbing the hero of his identity, is particularly gripping and kicks the crutch away from the reader. A sympathetic hero, a wonderful narrative voice, all set in an alien landscape, yet where the themes are all strangely familiar. Very contemporary, yet strangely timeless.


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