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The Complete WWF Video Guide, Vol. 5: Invasion! The Death of WWF (1999-2002)
The Complete WWF Video Guide, Vol. 5: Invasion! The Death of WWF (1999-2002)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for Number 6, 11 Aug 2014
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Have been devouring each of these volumes as they come out. An impressively comprehensive and well written review of every possible release from the WWF during the era in question. An invaluable reference. Both this and the other four volumes in the series are highly recommended.


9 inch PRO NEW IMPROVED - DUAL CORE 9" Android Tablet PC - 1GB RAM - 8GB STORAGE - 5 point capacitive touchscreen - 1024 x 600 - HDMI - DUAL Cameras - Android 4.2 JELLY BEAN - WiFi (White Back)
9 inch PRO NEW IMPROVED - DUAL CORE 9" Android Tablet PC - 1GB RAM - 8GB STORAGE - 5 point capacitive touchscreen - 1024 x 600 - HDMI - DUAL Cameras - Android 4.2 JELLY BEAN - WiFi (White Back)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worthwhile, 30 May 2014
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Manage your expectations and you will find this device does the job perfectly. For this price you are not buying something with the performance of a Galaxy Tab or a Nexus 7, but what you do get for your money is a budget device which does all you could ask perfectly adequately. Screen is low res but useable. Processor is slow but will handle Angry Bird or Temple Run. For the kids to play the CBeebies app, or even to plug into your TV via the HDMI socket to turn it into a smart device you will not go far wrong. Yes, things are squeezed here, the camera is a bit rubbish, battery life is no more than 2-3 hours at best, the wifi aerial is weak and struggles to hold a signal from a box on another floor, but if you want better than that you are best to save your money and pay double for a properly branded device.

I should add though that the one thing that is not low rent about this device is the customer service. The first one I had delivered came with a faulty touchscreen that made input and general use all but impossible. Messages to the vendor were answered promptly, they suggested possible fixes and when they failed simply sent me a pre-paid return label for the box and posted me a replacement 24 hours after receiving the broken one - a new device which I'm pleased to say works perfectly. So what I can say is that you should have no fear about buying from this company. They won't ship you a shoddy product and then do a runner, they will bend over backwards to make sure you are satisfied with what you've bought. For the retailer of a cheap, budget electronic device this is utterly superb.


Morning Glory: A History of British Breakfast Television
Morning Glory: A History of British Breakfast Television
by Ian Jones
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A hugely important account, 7 Mar 2014
Delighted to see this book is available for Kindle after its original limited print run. The story of the inception and development of breakfast television from the 1980s onwards is something that always fascinates TV enthusiasts and when you read this meticulously researched tale of it all, you will understand why. Everything is covered here, the precursors, the surprise format of Breakfast Time, the disastrous birth of TV-am and its renaissance, changes in the 1990s with the Big Breakfast et al. All woven into a compelling narrative and featuring contributions from every big name involved at the time. I cannot recommend this highly enough, easily one of the best books ever written about television history and one I find myself coming back to time and again.


I Wish, Wish, Wish You Were Dead, Dead, Dead
I Wish, Wish, Wish You Were Dead, Dead, Dead
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling and thrilling, 8 Dec 2013
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This book is the very kind I loathe the most. The kind which leave you seething with rage and frustration when you finally reach the last page. Simply because you have now finished and there is no more of the story left to tell.

A deftly-told tale which begans as a nostalgic story of schooldays in West Yorkshire in the 1980s before rapidly descending into a thrilling tale of mystery deaths, schoolyard intrigue and moral ambiguity, all told from the point of view of a protagonist doing the wrong thing for what he believes are all the right reasons.

I found this very hard to put down, the kind of story you regret picking up 15 minutes before bed simply because you have to then put it down far earlier than you would like. Highly recommended and I do hope Mr Hirst has more similarly twisted tales to tell.


Mousetrapped: A Year and A Bit in Orlando, Florida
Mousetrapped: A Year and A Bit in Orlando, Florida
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4.0 out of 5 stars Touching and funny in equal measure, 27 Aug 2013
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Bought the book after reading the author's guide to self-publishing. Very glad I did. Worth the trip in every sense.


65 My Life So Far
65 My Life So Far
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond extraordinary, 17 Feb 2013
This review is from: 65 My Life So Far (Kindle Edition)
The phrase "autobiography" has a bad reputation these days, the market sullied by the existence of the life stories of 20 year old micro-celebrities who can offer little in the way of insight into human life or indeed very little else. Far better then to read the account of a life well-lived and from the perspective of a man who has been at the beating heart of popular culture almost from the moment he emerged from school.

In this book you will get a blow by blow account of a wide number of experiences. Life at all-boys public schools in the 50s and 60s, tales of the exploits of pop stars of the 60s and 70s, a background insight into the music industry of the 70s, the making of television in the 80s and the true stories behind the Brit Awards and Eurovision Song Contests of the 90s.

Then the piece de resistance, and the issue which has caused the sadly more prejudiced reviewers below to expound the view that this book should not even exist in the first place, an honest and at times quite frightening account of one man against the legal system, fighting against the odds to defend his innocence and ultimately losing in what must surely go down as one of the most grotesque miscarriages of justice in recent years - at the very least a shocking indictment of the difficulty of anyone accused of historic offences of any kind in obtaining a fair trial.

You may have been conditioned by the tabloid press to dislike this man, but read it with an open mind. You may not necessarily end up with a changed opinion but you will at the very least gained an appreciation of the life and creative legacy of a true giant of popular culture.

Just one complaint - if ever a book cried out for an index, this was it. Thank goodness for the search facility on a Kindle.


my radio times
my radio times
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful work from an underrated broadcasting name., 5 Feb 2013
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The name of Nigel Rees may conjure up few images these days, save for those still dedicated to the long running Radio 4 quiz Quote:Unquote, but during the course of his career the author has played his own part in a wide variety of broadcasting institutions, from helping to launch LBC, being a one-time presenter of the Today programme, a core member of the cast of cult radio comedy The Burkiss Way and even taking up residency in Dictionary Corner on Countdown during the 1990s. This isn't the account of a superstar with lashings of showbiz scandal stirred in, simply a warm and accessible account of a man who worked hard at his life and career and achieved a great deal along the way. I'm delighted he took the time to share it with us.


Three Months: 100 Glorious Sunny Days in the Summer of 2012 a Diary
Three Months: 100 Glorious Sunny Days in the Summer of 2012 a Diary
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3.0 out of 5 stars Love him or hate him, 5 Feb 2013
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Near the start of this diary, Jonathan King notes that is friend Lyn Barber complains he is a terrific egomaniac. Well he'd have to be, why else would he assume people would be interested in a blow by blow account of three months touring Europe as part of the kind of lifestyle that we all would envy. From sweeping descriptions of the scenery encountered, careful notes on the quality of service received in various hotels and the constant backdrop of the summer of sport that everyone in the UK experienced, this is a worthwhile snapshot of what will eventually become a particular moment in history. One for dedicated completists only however, this is a Jonathan King book all about Jonathan King and if that annoys you then it may be best to steer clear!


The Last Champions: Leeds United and the Year that Football Changed Forever
The Last Champions: Leeds United and the Year that Football Changed Forever
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating account, 5 Feb 2013
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I'm only a casual football fan, with no great affiliation to any team, but having lived and worked in Leeds during the early 1990s I'm only too aware of the great affection that the city feels towards the players who brought the championship trophy back against all odds. The reason this book works so well is not simply because we get to hear the stories of the matches themselves, but the personal details behind many of the players, the way they came to the club, what part they played in that greatest ever season and in particular how they all fared afterwards. Combined with the way the whole exercise is something of a personal odyssey for the author and the underlying pathos of the tragic death of Gary Speed which casts a shadow over every single memory related and you have an extremely worthwhile document and a very enjoyable read.


Love You Bye: My Story
Love You Bye: My Story
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4.0 out of 5 stars A worthwhile insight, 22 Jan 2013
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A surprisingly diverting if at times a little lightweight read. Scott tells us the story of his early life and the development of his career, although the tale of him rising with little effort to end up at Radio One is possibly only of real interest to the dedicated radio fan. He pulls no punches about the personal issues he's faced growing up, whether panic attacks or the drinking problem he acknowledges he suffered with in the last decade. For the mainstream Mills fans the second half of the book is the real treat, talking at length about the features on his show and in the most powerful bit of all, detailing his trip to Uganda to make his famous documentary on their homophobic policies.

I'm not a Scott Mills fan and have never really heard any of his shows, but I came away with respect for him as a broadcaster and an entertainer.


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