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Suit Direct Ben Sherman Pink Micro Stripe Shirt - Slim Fit Formal Shirt Pink, 16.5
Suit Direct Ben Sherman Pink Micro Stripe Shirt - Slim Fit Formal Shirt Pink, 16.5

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent shirt, 24 Mar. 2013
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Love Ben Sherman, brought for work, excellent fit. Couple of my works colleagues even commented on the shirt and ask where i got it from. No complaints

Lamb: A Novel
Lamb: A Novel
by Christopher Moore
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 23 Sept. 2011
This review is from: Lamb: A Novel (Paperback)
As accurate as it needed to be, (I studied 2nd temple Judea at uni) As funny as it should be as enjoyable as anything I have ever read, this book was superb, made me laugh out loud, brought a tear to my eye and kept me hooked right to the end.

Written in an economical and fluid style, the story whips along at just the right pace. I am really not someone who is usually this gushing about anything really, but I can highly recommend this book i can honestly say I haven't enjoyed reading anything this much since i first read catch 22 and that was donkey's years ago........

Forbidden Kingdom [DVD]
Forbidden Kingdom [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jackie Chan
Price: £3.47

5 of 34 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish, 25 Nov. 2008
This review is from: Forbidden Kingdom [DVD] (DVD)
Utter Rubbish, crashing disappointment, disgrace to the orginal monkey series and Jet Li should be ashamed of himself, Chan sold his soul to the dollar years ago so no surprise he appeared in this. this film is all about making the money of the back of the names of the two stars, with little effort, thought or imagination as possible, watch paint dry, far more enjoyable.
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Dead and the Deadly [1983] (REGION 1) (NTSC)
Dead and the Deadly [1983] (REGION 1) (NTSC)

4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun, 31 May 2007
Kung Fu Horror films are either laughably bad and very good, and there is a very fine line between whether a film makes in to the former or latter category.

This is not on a par with the first two installments of the Chinese Ghost story trilogy but is good fun none the less. Sammo uses his body and slap stick skills to his usual high effect making this a simple and enjoyable film. As with all kung Fu films of this era you don't really need to pay to much attention to the plot sit back and enjoy the action, buy and enjoy

Bez's Madchester Anthems
Bez's Madchester Anthems
Offered by Discountdiscs-UK : Dispatched daily from the UK.
Price: £18.91

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not that good really, 18 Jan. 2007
I have written a review for a number of these "madchester/baggy" compilations and its not so much as critise what has been included, (though a few are a bit odd) but what is missing.

You see anyone can lay there hands on the Roses, Mondays and New Order tunes. Its songs like Weekender by Flowered Up, or Standing Here by the Mill town Brothers, My Rising Star or Shall We Take a Trip by Northside. that a hard to track down and that give a real flavour to the madchester sound rather than Orbital, or Admakski who you can find on any compilation from the era. I am guessing some of the problem with these bands is ownership of the publishing rights but even so I am sure a better representation of the scene and the bands involved could have been put together.

Take the Smith's, for instance, I love them to bits but they have about as much to do with Madchester as the Nirvana did. So try again Bez. A better compilations for the scene are, Madchester Vol 1 or Weekender, (if they haven't been deleted) whilst neither comprehensively cover the scene completely they do a much better job than this one.
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The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things
by Arundhati Roy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

2 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wow, 19 July 2006
I guess you really do love or hate this book, before I read the reviews here I had assumed that that no one had ever managed to get to the end of this book without falling into a deep coma.

You live and learn

The La's
The La's
Price: £4.50

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 25 July 2005
This review is from: The La's (Audio CD)
I must confess that I was originally let down by this album, when I brought it all those years ago. I had always though that There she goes was possibly the greatest moment in pop history. Being young and stupid I expected all of the album to have the same bitter sweet poppy sound, how foolish.Lee Mavers in retrospect took, the mersey beat, the liverpool skiffal (excuse my Dyslexia) tradition and turned it into something rather special. Liberty ship, Freedom song and looking Glass are my particular favourites of mine. The album has a seemless continuity that most other modern albums lack. Its very much like the Stone Roses debut in that the album flows from song to song, each one crafted to fit its place. I am often told that the album is famously under produced, that it was never intended to be released as an album, and that Mavers was never happy with it. Well that may well be, but the La's had soul and it comes out in there music, all this is helped by the fact that Mavers is singing about dark places in his soul. Lee Mavers was or still is one of british musics lost greats and this album deserves to be cherished.

Works: Jewish Antiquities, Bks.I-III v. 5 (Loeb Classical Library)
Works: Jewish Antiquities, Bks.I-III v. 5 (Loeb Classical Library)
by Flavius Josephus
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Handle with care, 18 Oct. 2004
Now this is not a book you pick straight of the shelf and read, Josephus, bless him, was a complex character and the series of event that chronicled the history of jewish civilsation was writen for a very good reason. The Loeb edition as with all of their translation (in this case Thackery) have become the standard for academic use at an undergraduate level for most of the last hundred years, god knows it helped me through my undergraduate and postgraduate career, but be warned, if you want an easy read with an introduction to second temple Jewish history buy a text book, Jews in the Roman World by Smallwood, or Lester Grabbe's Massive work. In truth the foot notes that can take up most of a page and the small size of the books can make reading the books a nightmare, The translation runs parallel to the original Greek. (jospehus may have written in Aramaic as well but that never survived.) And espically to begin with it can prove anoying to read. As with all Loebs they are easier to use as refernce book, rather than a straight read, and boy does it help to know your way around The collective Works of Josephus. Josephus, survived throughout the ages largey because he is the only, contemporary, non christian source to mention Jesus, (though the passage has clearly been tampered with.) but Josephus was a propgandist it is important at all times be bear in mind that he was justifying Jewish culutre to a wider, largely Greek/Roman audience as an Apologetic. Flavius Josephus was a character and that comes out in his writing, from Moses down to his own day (the Jewish revolt of 70ce) He charts the history of the Jewish world, of particular interst is his discussion of what First century Jews though of there history, all be it a rich Hellenised Jew who was patronised by the Emperor Vespasin and his son Titus. It is easy to knock his reliablity he even mentions himself a number of contempories knock his work. Still well worth reading, but was he a pharisee?

Self Help Serenade
Self Help Serenade
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £4.68

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff, 13 Oct. 2004
This review is from: Self Help Serenade (Audio CD)
Reviews should be both good and bad . Since these reviews help people to make there mind up on albums, fans are not always objective and so a bad review can be as useful as a good one, of course a fan is going to love this album but prehaps this can be a little misguiding so roll on the bad reviews.Great album, rolls along melodic gratefull dead like in places loved it. Most notably Waves, the single that turned me onto this band.

The Godfather: The Very Best of James Brown
The Godfather: The Very Best of James Brown
Price: £4.67

12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not soul, but Funk, 1 Oct. 2004
From the begining to the end this album charts the rise of the genius that is James Brown. From Public enemy to the Stone Roses, anyone who tries to move the listener with pumping bass and wicked Beats owes a debt to James Brown. Brown stamps all o his music with his attitude and energy, his music burts with energy, but often carries a sleazy dirty edge that takes it above and beyond some of the other funk masters, great as they are, where as the Meters and George Clinton, have a happy up beat, a sense of fun about there music James Brown went for a harder sound, more intune with the blues greats before him than mAl green or Marvin Gaye.
Brown is often remember for his all action stage shows and the energy of his songs, but this album show cases his fantastic voice. Whats more Brown always surrounded himself with great musicans, Maceo Parker on Sax (of Cross the tracks fame featured on the brit film Snatch soundtrack), Bootsy Collins on base et al. My all time favourite Tune is the Boss, but less face it all these songs are great, check out the JB's his backing band and Bobby Byrd his side kick for similar music. The word Legend is to widely used but brown was in spades, long live the Soul Father.

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