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Never Mind the Bollards: A road trip around England's rock & roll landmarks (Footprint Activity & Lifestyle Guide)
Never Mind the Bollards: A road trip around England's rock & roll landmarks (Footprint Activity & Lifestyle Guide)
by Max Wooldridge
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive, 14 Dec 2010
This book is absolutely packed with gems. It goes through England county by county and town by town to give you a definitive rocknroll history of England. It will have stuff youve heard before but many other things you wont ( I never knew about the punk credentials of genteel Tonbridge Wells for example). You will find out what happened at legendary locations such as the Eel Pie island and what you can find there now. There are fascinating sections on for example Pink Floyd's Cambridge or the Canterbury Sound. Whats great about this book is that it links English music to its geograohical and cultural setting in a way ive not seen before. Its also written with great passion and wit and beautifully laid out. The only thing missing is more photos showing you what the locations are like now.


How to pay less for more: The consumer's guide to negotiating the best deals - whatever you're buying
How to pay less for more: The consumer's guide to negotiating the best deals - whatever you're buying
by Marc Lockley
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.28

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great ideas for saving money, 10 Mar 2008
Really useful little book. Clearly laid out and entertainingly written - full of great tips and anecdotes. Will give you new confidence in dealing with sharp-suited salesmen. Ive never been much of a negotiator but i read it before buying my house recently and reckon i saved a few thousand pounds - it gave me a better idea of how the estate agents and the sellers were thinking.
Thoroughly reccomended.


Apple Venus: VOLUME 1
Apple Venus: VOLUME 1

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Pastoral Pop Masterpiece, 7 Jan 2000
This review is from: Apple Venus: VOLUME 1 (Audio CD)
Its been 7 years since the last XTC album but when the result is so exquisite its worth the wait. This is an album of finely judged arrangements and beautiful songs. Whereas many XTC albums have been let down by Andy Partridge's eccentric songwriting, on Apple Venus he is on fine form. Whats more it flows together sylistically unlike any of their other albums with its feel of the sun going down on village England. The startling opener 'River Of Orchids' sets the scene with its plucked strings and odd rhythms (they've been listening to Sravinsky) plus the environmental concerns of its lyrics. The first single 'Easter Theatre' also has an unusual dissonance - no chance of it being a hit then - but stick with it and eventually the melody will burst over you. This time out there's no need for Colin Mouldings catchy tunes to rescue the album. He throws his hat into the ring just twice, most notably with the carefree 'Frivolous Tonight'. However this is very much an Andy Partridge album. As Guy Barkers trumpet fades away on the elegaic closer 'The Last Balloon' your senses will really be working overtime. Roll on Volume 2.


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