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The Testament of Mary
The Testament of Mary
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5.0 out of 5 stars New take on an old story, 8 Mar 2014
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This is a fascinating book, imaginatively seeking to enter the mind of an ageing Mary as she looks back on her life as the mother of Jesus. Thought-provoking and stimulating.


Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More questions than answers!, 8 Mar 2014
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An enjoyable read, making complex ideas from physics understandable. Not ultimately convinced by the notion of multiple parallel universes. The last chapter asks a number of crucial questions which have to be answered whatever particular theory of the origin and nature of the universe one adopts.


Donizetti: Belisario [ [Opera Rara: ORC49]
Donizetti: Belisario [ [Opera Rara: ORC49]
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rare recording, 8 Mar 2014
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There have been so few recordings of this opera that anything would have been good! But this was very good indeed and well worth the cost.


Dvorįk
Dvorįk
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Music, great playing, 13 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Dvorįk (Audio CD)
Having heard Mutter and the CBSO give a magnificent performance of the Violin Concerto just a few weeks ago in Birmingham, I was fearful that the recording might be a bit disappointing. But my fears were groundless: the recording recaptures much of the live performance. The playing is superb and makes you sit up and listen, even if the piece is familiar. Thoroughly recommended.
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Awakening
Awakening
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story, Beautifully Written, 13 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Awakening (Kindle Edition)
A splendid book which follows the "awakening" of two sisters brought up as staunch Calvinistic Baptists in the middle of the nineteenth century. Awakening in several senses of the word. The background is the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species, contact with avant-garde thinkers, tensions in the relationships between the two sisters who spiritually go their separate ways, and the experience of sexual awakening and frustration. All of this within the context of the expectation of a spiritual revival, or awakening. Famous Baptist figures like C.H.Spurgeon and John Clifford appear in the story. The story unfolds simply, with much hinted at or left to the imagination. There is an underlying sadness built around the tragedies that occur which challenge orthodox belief. With hindsight it is easy to be dismissive of the attitudes and beliefs of the characters, but the novel enables us to enter into what were very real dramas at the time. A thoroughly satisfying read.


Panasonic V100 Full HD 1920 x 1080 Camcorder - Black (42x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, Power OIS, Face Recognition) 2.7 inch LCD
Panasonic V100 Full HD 1920 x 1080 Camcorder - Black (42x Intelligent Zoom, SD Card Recording, Power OIS, Face Recognition) 2.7 inch LCD

4.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic V100, 10 Mar 2013
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This is the first camcorder I have owned, bought for a trip to New Zealand. It was easy to use, and produced excellent pictures and good sound. I t had good battery life. The only drawback - and this is true of most similar designs - is that the screen was not easy to see in very bright sunlight, especially when the sun was behind, as my own reflection, or that of things behind me, made it very hard to see the objects being videoed. But excellent value for money. I would certainly recommend it to others wanting a compact camcorder that does all the basics well.


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