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Lady Icarus - The Life of Irish Aviator Lady Mary Heath
Lady Icarus - The Life of Irish Aviator Lady Mary Heath
by Lindie Naughton
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buying this book, 17 Jun. 2011
Although "Lady Icarus" is now selling for inflated second-hand prices, it can still be had new directly from the publishers, Ashfield Press in Dublin, Ireland. Check their website.
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A Book of Silence
A Book of Silence
by Sara Maitland
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

6 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not about silence, 20 April 2011
This review is from: A Book of Silence (Paperback)
When a book claims to be about silence and fairly immediately admits that there is no such thing, you know you have a problem. Sarah Maitland is not writing about silence but about the solitariness and the effect it has on normally gregarious human beings.
Her thinking is woolly and some of her inferences preposterous - hunger is what makes food taste exceptionally good, not aloneness.
Had hoped for some insight into why modern human beings can't do anything without a set of earphones dangling from their head and why we have lost the ability to be social and connected.
Wrong book for me obviously; gave up after a hundred pages.


Last Detective: Complete Collection [DVD] [2009] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Last Detective: Complete Collection [DVD] [2009] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Peter Davison
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: £50.18

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please - a UK box set!, 31 Jan. 2011
Love this series, which I have been watching again on the satellite channels. Way past time for a UK box set. Someone - please!


Little Wheel Spin And Spin
Little Wheel Spin And Spin
Price: £8.68

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enduring classic, 10 Jan. 2011
Many, many years ago, I bought this record with my pocket money. I had heard the title song "Little Wheel Spin and Spin" on the radio and Buffy's powerful and unusual singing made the hairs stand up on my neck.
When I got my hand on the album, I loved everything about it; the classic folk tunes such as "House Carpenter", "Waly Waly" and "Lady Margaret" and her own songs such as "Sometimes When I Get To Thinking Of You" and "My Country 'Tis Of Thy People You're Dying". These siongs have their roots in Buffy's American Indian culture and her strong political views.
A few days ago, I came across a CD version. I bought it, a bit worried that it might not have the same old magic. I need not have feared. This is a powerful and enduring folk classic - as good as anything Buffy Sainte-Marie ever produced.
Great singing, great playing (guitar and mouthbow) that sounds as fresh today as over 40 years ago.
Thoroughly recommended.


And Furthermore
And Furthermore
by Judi Dench
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars As told to..., 3 Jan. 2011
This review is from: And Furthermore (Hardcover)
Warning: this is NOT a book by Judi Dench. It is an "as told to", obviously based on tape recordings - the kind of thing you expect in footballers' so-called "autobiographies". It isn't shaped or edited in any way. Why Dame Judi lent her name to it is a mystery.
Hugely disappointing.


British Fingerpicking Guitar
British Fingerpicking Guitar
by Stefan Grossman
Edition: Sheet music
Price: £20.28

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 15 Nov. 2010
Bought this for "Lady Nothyng's Toy Puffe" by John Renbourne; very happy with the version tabbed here. Another major bonus is the CD with all the tunes by the original artists; worth the price alone.
Only draw-back with the book is the old-fasioned tab style; markings are between lines rather than on them, which take a little getting used to. It might also be nice to have the fingerings marked. But that is a small quibble.
Unreservedly recommended.


Irish Florilegium: Wild and Garden Plants of Ireland
Irish Florilegium: Wild and Garden Plants of Ireland
by Ruth Isabel Ross
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £62.66

5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous, 9 July 2010
If you have any interest in flowers or water-colours, then snap this book up.
It is gorgeous; beautifully produced, informative and reflecting a lifelong knowledge of plants on the part of both artist and author. The first edition disappeared very quickly and we are indeed fortunate that Thames & Hudson decided on a re-print. You may not get a third chance!


Mad Men - Season 1 and 2 [DVD]
Mad Men - Season 1 and 2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jon Hamm

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars H'mmm...., 17 Feb. 2010
"Mad Man" has had praise heaped on it since it first came out and I decided to get the box set and find out what all the fuss was about. Not so sure I know even now.
Even if this is meant purely as satire, the characters are selfish, venal and difficult to warm to, while the casual sexism is off-putting for a female viewer.
Not sure either that I like the 60s ambience - it comes across as fake. Did people REALLY smoke that much?
On the plus side, the dialogue is razor sharp and Jon Hamm very watchable.
But won't be rushing out for the third series.
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SanDisk SDCFH-004G-U46 4GB Ultra 30MB/s CompactFlash Memory Card
SanDisk SDCFH-004G-U46 4GB Ultra 30MB/s CompactFlash Memory Card

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Let me down, 5 Feb. 2010
Was out on a job that required photos yesterday; took a few shots with the SanDisk Ultra II 15mb in my Canon 40D and when I got home, they wouldn't transfer (despite regular formatting). Have been using the card for about 15 months so maybe it's getting tired, but I certainly won't be trusting it again. Fortunately I had a second camera using the Extreme III 30mb card and it worked perfectly.


Craft Running Pullover Black - Small
Craft Running Pullover Black - Small
Price: £34.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Soft and cosy, 20 Nov. 2009
Just love this top - it's soft and cosy; feels great and works perfectly. It's my favourite top (of many...). Match with a thermal vest and a windproof top and you're fit for the worse of British or Irish conditions.
Only wish they had it in a few other colours.


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