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Mr. R. Ashworth "Bob Ashworth" (Suffolk UK)
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More Than Cowboys: Travels Through the History of the American West
More Than Cowboys: Travels Through the History of the American West
by Tim Slessor
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What you need to know about America, 9 Mar 2012
Totally absorbing stories about the wild west. All of them evoked memories of the passion that I had, as a boy, for the books of some of the great writers of an earlier generation such as Zane Grey, James Fennimore Cooper and Jack London;Tim Slessor's descriptive powers are no less powerful. They are well balanced by an Englishman's light touch and humour.


Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood
Jazz Suite Inspired by Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Jazz, 20 May 2009
Under Milk Wood
Well reviewed by many others and for me just superb.


HP Original No 343 Tri-colour Ink Cartridges (2 Pack)
HP Original No 343 Tri-colour Ink Cartridges (2 Pack)
Price: 31.09

0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars value?, 20 May 2009
HP Original No.343 CMY Ink 2-cartridge pack
Didn't seem very good value. Have binned the printer and transferred to another brand.
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Transylvania and Beyond
Transylvania and Beyond
by Dervla Murphy
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The tough of the Irish, 20 May 2009
Transylvania and Beyond
For anyone unable to understand the difference between a tourist and a traveller. The marvellous Devla Murphy gets to the core of any place she goes to and you can only wonder at the resilience of her spirit. How she can write!


Mr Lionel: An Edwardian Episode: Lionel De Rothschild
Mr Lionel: An Edwardian Episode: Lionel De Rothschild
by Martin Harper
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A robust age, 20 May 2009
Mr Lionel: An Edwardian Episode: Lionel De Rothschild
A delightful story of early motoring experiences. A must for the veteran and vintage car enthusiast and a joy for anyone else.


John Adams - The Complete HBO Series [DVD] [2009]
John Adams - The Complete HBO Series [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Paul Giamatti
Price: 13.30

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellence, 4 Mar 2009
One of the most absorbing films I ever seen. Great production, direction and acting. There was an air of authenticity that made it very convincing. John and Abigail Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin (amazing) brought to credible life by the players. Nothing sentimental in a script that gave the feeling that the real story was much like it was told in the film. It was powerful stuff, impossible to watch more than one episode without a good break before the next. Loved every minute of it.


Three Cups Of Tea
Three Cups Of Tea
by Greg Mortenson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational reading, 30 Dec 2008
This review is from: Three Cups Of Tea (Paperback)
This story is very well written and that makes it easy to be drawn into the thoughts and actions of man of humanity. When you have read the book, mostly scripted by David Oliver Relin, and you are not sure about Greg Mortenson, have a look at his lecture 'Promoting Peace and Building Nations' broadcast on You Tube. He talks with sincerity and, apparently, without notes. The book unveils a tale of a man who is beaten by a mountain, 8611 metres tall and finds himself, in desperate circumstances, being cared for by the good (muslim) people of a very remote village in the Himalaya. How that affected him is something worth finding out about. Also the description of the great valleys of the Karakorum, Hindu Kush are graphic enough to have you searching for a way to take a trip along the Karakorum Highway.
Let me quote from the text, page 151:
"Haji Ali taught me the most important lesson I've ever learned in my life" Mortenson says. "We Americans think you have to accomplish everything quickly. We're the country of thirty-minute lunches and two-minute football drills. Our leaders thought their 'shock and awe' campaign could end the war in Iraq before it even started" Haki Ali taught me to share three cups of tea, to slow down.......... that I had more to learn from the people.........than I could ever hope to teach them"
'Three Cups of Tea will put you in a reflective mood if nothing else.


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