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Agatha Christie's Tommy And Tuppence: Partners In Crime [DVD]
Agatha Christie's Tommy And Tuppence: Partners In Crime [DVD]
Dvd ~ Francesca Annis
Price: £11.30

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value Christie, 30 Oct. 2014
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Excellent Christie drama with an engaging couple of amateur detectives.


Value For Money [DVD]
Value For Money [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Gregson
Price: £4.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful Dors!, 30 Oct. 2014
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Diana Dors at her best, with historical location shots in Yorkshire


Pool Of London [DVD]
Pool Of London [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bonar Colleano
Price: £9.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping drama, 30 Oct. 2014
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Powerful story with a multiplicity of interesting c1950 location shots of London


Die Nibelungen (Harald Reinl - 1967) (DVD)
Die Nibelungen (Harald Reinl - 1967) (DVD)
Offered by zoreno-uk
Price: £12.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Gory folklore, 30 Oct. 2014
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German legends brought to life - but rather gory!
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The Chiltern Hundreds [DVD]
The Chiltern Hundreds [DVD]
Dvd ~ Cecil Parker
Price: £4.90

5.0 out of 5 stars A real treasure, 30 Oct. 2014
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Excellent film with very interesting historical location shots.


Videolines - The Great Steam Locomotives of France Dvd (Trains)
Videolines - The Great Steam Locomotives of France Dvd (Trains)
Offered by Railway Recollections
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy, 30 Oct. 2014
Good content, worth purchasing.


The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England's Most Infamous Family
The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England's Most Infamous Family
by Susan Higginbotham
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.39

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great biography of a drama-filled family, 5 Mar. 2014
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First, just one very small quibble. Why call the Woodville family "England's most infamous family" (as in the title)? This suggests they were wicked and criminal, which is utterly misleading.

Fortunately the actual book is much more accurate and descibes carefully and grippingly the rise of the family, with the young widow Elizabeth Woodville (nee Grey) becoming the wife and Queen of Edward IV and mother of his children. Tragedy ensued after Edward's death, with the two young sons being usurped, imprisoned and reportedly murdered by Edward's brother Richard III. Richard had other members of the Woodville/Grey family judicially murdered, including a son of Elizabeth by her first marriage and one of her brothers.

In the male line, the Woodville family died out, but Elizabeth posthumously has had the last laugh. Her eldest daughter, also Elizabeth, married Henry VII (Tudor) and was not only the grandmother of the famous Queen Elizabeth I, but is also the ancestor of the present Queen Elizabeth II, who thus carries a few drops of Woodville blood.


Sir Thomas Malory: Le Morte D'Arthur (Collector's Library Editions)
Sir Thomas Malory: Le Morte D'Arthur (Collector's Library Editions)
by Sir Thomas Malory
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Value, 5 Mar. 2014
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This is a brilliant reproduction edition at a reasonable price.

I didn't realise that Morte d'Arthur is so long. Those aristocratic medieval readers who ploughed through this book must have had remarkable concentration spans. Maybe the lord and master of the household made a pageboy or squire read it to the assembled family on cold winter evenings, in small doses.
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Sleeping Car To Trieste [DVD]
Sleeping Car To Trieste [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jean Kent
Price: £4.60

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5.0 out of 5 stars Marvellous live shots of French and Italian steam locomotoves!, 5 Mar. 2014
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The drama is well-acted and absorbing, but the real stars are the French and Italian steam locomotives. If your heart beats a little faster at the sight and sound of mighty locomotives hauling crack express trains, you really must buy this DVD!

There was obviously a high degree of co-operation from the French (and Italian) railway authorities, making this movie a steam-lover's treat.


Rome Express [DVD] [1932] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Rome Express [DVD] [1932] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: £5.56

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long live the PLM Railway!, 5 Mar. 2014
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The real stars of this movie are the locomotives of the Paris Lyon Mediterranee (PLM) railway (and Italian railways too) in the 1930s. There is also a model PLM locomotive masquerading as a real one. And to really mix things up, the shots of the locomotive crew in action are actually taken in the cab of a locomotive of the (British) London and North Eastern Railway!

Not long afterwards, the PLM became part of the state-owned French railways (SNCF).

For even better scenes of steam locomotives on the ex-PLM main line and in Italy, buy the DVD of "Sleeping Car to Trieste", which was filmed after WW2 as a re-make of Rome Express.


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