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Charlie 75ml Chic Perfumed Body Spray
Charlie 75ml Chic Perfumed Body Spray
Offered by Online4Perfume
Price: £3.89

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not quite 'what it says on the tin', 9 Oct. 2012
I was a bit disappointed when this arrived. I was half-expecting a can or perfume bottle, but instead got a long roll of paper (very long) with a sticky bit along one edge. Undeterred, I decided to try and wrap some round my wrists and neck, a bit tricky but with a friend you can get a neat finish. Rather than the "dynamic mix of flowers and spicy fruits" it only really smelt of strawberries. Puzzling. I still give it five stars, as it was fun sticking the long sticky bit to my friends' backs.


Graveyard Blues (Night Blues Book 1)
Graveyard Blues (Night Blues Book 1)
Price: £2.29

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read, 7 July 2012
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I've just read this book for the second time, mainly to try and hoover up even more details from this incredibly rich, well-thought out story. The narrative flips between Hettie's point of view, a young woman mauled by a horrendous and gruesome killer, and Henry's, an elderly man whose life is changed beyond all recognition by pledging to help Hettie get revenge. I like the two alternative protagonists; the characterisation could easily have become blurred through the flipping between Hettie and Henry, but I never felt that they were other than two distinct individuals with their own histories, preferences and motivations. Very skilfully written. Hats off to Reina Salt, and roll on the next publication.


Bible Belt
Bible Belt
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £9.18

5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute cracker, 6 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: Bible Belt (Audio CD)
I love this. Great voice, incredible harmonies, excellent arrangements and backed up with some quality musicians. Looking forward to her next offering, a collection of covers of early 80s goth standards - gotta be heard to be believed!


Colossal Youth
Colossal Youth
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £18.95

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A strange, beautiful collection of great quality, 14 Mar. 2003
This review is from: Colossal Youth (Audio CD)
I first heard one of their songs on Annie Nightingale's show on Radio 1 back in the early 80s and spent ages trying to find out more about this band. Finally in about 1985 I got hold of the vinyl 'Colossal Youth' and was welcomed into an eerie world of unique making. The music is very sparse, with guitar, bass, vocals and drum-machine only (I swear one of the 'beats' is a recording of a tennis ball hitting a wall or a racket), but this makes the songs all the more compelling. The sound thus created sits in that fine balance between raw and polished, without being under- or over-produced. The lyrics, sung in Alison Statton's haunting vocals, are curious, intriguing and touching.
This music is definitely something of a precursor to the more unusual British girl-singer indie-band such as the Sundays and Portishead, and all the more interesting as, unlike other bands, the music is still very fresh and not at all dated. Many highly influential bands formed at this time: this is one of them. It's a great shame that the Young Marble Giants didn't survive to become better known, and I'd love to know what they could have achieved had they stuck together.


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