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New Season Official DISNEY WINNIE POOH Ladies girls Socks size 4-6 3 Pair Pack
New Season Official DISNEY WINNIE POOH Ladies girls Socks size 4-6 3 Pair Pack
Offered by ROBERT SMITH ROWAN EXPRESS HATS
Price: £5.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and funky, 27 Jan. 2015
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Very nice, decent quality and my daughter likes them, although they are not quite as pictured. (no blue yellow and pink stripey one, with Pooh for example).


Cosmic
Cosmic
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed by both my 10 year old and me, 27 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Cosmic (Paperback)
I got my 10-year-old daughter to read this to me all the way through and it was an epic if enjoyable journey for both of us. Like the best of Anthony Horowitz's books, this can be enjoyed by both kids and adults and - if there are a few chapters where not too much of import happens - I would thoroughly recommend it.
Quite reminiscent of Charlie and the chocolate Factory in some ways but with more believable - and sympathetic - characters. Only criticism is that I found the end a bit abrupt and unsatisfactory.


Far Away in Time
Far Away in Time
Price: £7.81

3.0 out of 5 stars Early Blondie without the tunes, 15 Jan. 2015
This review is from: Far Away in Time (Audio CD)
this is a 'best of' compilation from a group that only had one hit. There wasn't even a follow-up soundalike cash in that crept in to the top 40 at number 39 and went out again. That said, they deserved more success. Most people will have bought this for Echo Beach, but there are a few other tracks were having. Best of the rest is undoubtedly Monotone, which comes, like most of the rest of the decent tracks on this CD, from the first album, (which accounts for the first half of this CD). There are fewer nuggets to be found in the second half, standouts being 'Women around the world at work' and the cover of Chris Spedding's 'Motorbikin', although on balance I still prefer the original.
Much of the album sounds like Plastic Letters era Blondie, no bad thing in itself, although the melodic invention is generally not up to Debbie Harry's lot. Judicious use of sax on a few tracks certainly enhances them though, and the use of keyboard on a couple of numbers brings the stranglers to mind, although there's nothing quite in the same league as 'Get a grip on yourself' or 'No more heroes' here.
I got someone to get it for me for Christmas, three weeks on I've played it quite a lot and I'm glad I've got it, although I doubt I'll listen to much beyond the best 2-3 tracks on a regular basis for much longer.
Not a waste of (someone else's) money though.


Philips HQ7380 7300 Series Rechargeable Rotary Male Shaver
Philips HQ7380 7300 Series Rechargeable Rotary Male Shaver

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good,, 4 Jan. 2015
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Very good, has lasted much longer, and blades have stayed sharper, than with previous Phillips shavers I have had. Recommended.


Gilbert & Sullivan: Utopia Limited
Gilbert & Sullivan: Utopia Limited
Price: £19.94

4.0 out of 5 stars Much better than the D'Oyly Carte recording, 4 Jan. 2015
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This is the recording to buy, unless you don't want the dialogue and can't be bothered to click on to avoid it.
The dialogue is well delivered, the tempi sound right (none of the ridiculously stately tempo of 'although of native maids the cream' on the d'oyly carte version here, and most importantly, it's pretty well sung throughout too, one weedy voiced minor flower of progress apart. Nearly all the men have strong voices and the women sound the right age (unlike on d'oyly carte where all bar Zara sound at least 60).
I gave it 4 stars rather than five because of the Zara, she is the only cast member to speak with an intrusive American accent and has a tendency (not unknown in principal sopranos at any level!) to try to dominate rather than blend in ensembles.
Overall though, heartily recommended.


Free At Last! Diaries 1991-2001
Free At Last! Diaries 1991-2001
by Tony Benn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.74

4.0 out of 5 stars No holds barred assessment of a political decade, 24 Oct. 2014
Confess I didn't share all of Benn's views but always respected his opinions. Here we chart his last decade in parliament as disillusionment with the New Labour project sets in and he sadly becomes increasingly preoccupied with his wife's health, who sadly lost her battle with cancer towards the end of this book.
Rather like the People's Front of Judea hating the Judean People;s Liberation Front more than the Romans in Monty Python's Life of Brian, Benn seems to save much of his ire for those supposedly on his own side. He clearly had no time at all for Kinnock and while the personal relations are better he obviously has little time for New Labour in general and Tony Blair in particular. On the other hand he seems to have got on very well with John Major and Ted Heath, as well as several less well known Tories - not to mention Ian Paisley - although he does seem to have cultivated Heath and Major rather more than their less famous political kinsmen.
Early on he suffers from the common politician's delusion that what he thinks is seriously important but as time progresses the man shows through, with his sense of humour, eccentricities, compassion and other sensitivities, while continuing to fight for those causes he holds dear.
I saw him speak live whilst at school around 1980 and was most impressed then. he has a legacy as a conviction politician, albeit one whose convictions prevented him attaining the highest of offices, and much respect to him for that.

Recommended.


The Descendants [DVD]
The Descendants [DVD]
Dvd ~ George Clooney
Price: £3.00

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3.0 out of 5 stars worthy but dull, 12 Oct. 2014
This review is from: The Descendants [DVD] (DVD)
this is well enough acted but downbeat throughout (perhaps not altogether surprising given the subject matter) and you spend most of the film waiting for something dramatic or interesting to happen, which never does.
Maybe somebody else read the first draft and agreed as the eldest daughter's friend fulfils no dramatic purpose, but seems to have been tacked on to provide some attempt at comic relief (largely failing given the cariciature he has to play).
Clooney carries the film fairly well from an acting standpoint, ably assisted by Woodley, who provides some eye candy for the male audience while she's about it (it's OK to say this, she was 19 when the film was made!). The younger daughter is also good and the cuckolded wife has a very affecting scene 10 minutes from the end.
To paraphrase Michelle of the Resistance, worth watching very carefully, but only once.


The Air That I Breathe: The Very Best Of The Hollies
The Air That I Breathe: The Very Best Of The Hollies
Price: £5.52

3.0 out of 5 stars few strands of chaff with the wheat, 4 Oct. 2014
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This has a lot of great pop songs on it, probably 15 or 16, which is some achievement.
I went for this CD over 20 golden greats because it had 'King Midas in Reverse' which the latter doesn't. There are 4 or 5 other tracks that serve to lower the overall quality of the disc though (notably the very last track from the days when prime movers Clarke and Nash had long since departed).
That's not to say there aren't a lot of great tracks on it ('can't let go' and 'stop ,stop, stop' being personal favourites), it's just a mild irritant to have to keep reaching out for the skip button.
The Hollies (with a couple of members left over from the 60s) are still touring today - which is in some ways very sad for a group that hasn't had a hit in over 40 years, but it is also a testament to how good they were in their heyday.


Die Another Day - Special Edition [DVD] [2002]
Die Another Day - Special Edition [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Pierce Brosnan|Halle Berry|Rosamund Pike
Offered by Quality Music UK
Price: £1.40

2.0 out of 5 stars Not one of the best Bond films, 26 Sept. 2014
Piece Brosnan was an excellent Bond, but this was his least successful outing.

The plot is on the sillier ide of un-credible, gadgets ditto, and while Halle Berry and the the baddie are OK (but why an Oscar winning actress would want to play a bimbo like this is a moot point), not everyone else is.
John Cleese is the same as he always is whatever the part, Madonna is awful (although is thankfully only in one scene) while Rosamund Pike combines being probably the least attractive Bond 'babe' in the entire canon with one of the most wooden performances. Odd really as she is otherwise a moderately successful actress.
Not bad, but not a patch on Goldeneye.


Our Version of Events [Special Edition: Bonus Tracks]
Our Version of Events [Special Edition: Bonus Tracks]
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning debut, justifies the hype, 5 Sept. 2014
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This is an excellent album. Given the ongoing flow of singles from it - last single Clown makes 6 by my reckoning - casual observers will be familiar with nearly half it already. While there are inevitably a few average tracks in here, there are still a few relatively undiscovered gems that could easily make hit singles 7, 8 and 9 if the record company were so inclined, `Daddy' is probably the pick of the remainder, whilst hundreds of millions of people watched her perform John Lennon's `Imagine' at the Olympics' closing ceremony and, given the indestructability of the song, that would no doubt be a hit too.

The $64,000,000 dollar question is whether Sande can succeed where female singer songwriters over the last 40 years from Kiki Dee through Kate Bush, Sade and Judie Tzuke to the present (with the exception of Adele) have tried but failed to produce a follow up as spectacularly good as the breakthrough. It is now nearly 3 yeas since this album came out. The world waits...


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