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Tender is the Night
Tender is the Night
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5.0 out of 5 stars s greatest tnovel, to be read again abd, 2 Nov. 2015
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America;s greatest tnovel, to be read again abd afain


Music, Sense and Nonsense: Collected Essays and Lectures
Music, Sense and Nonsense: Collected Essays and Lectures
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of its kind since, 18 Oct. 2015
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Perfected version of a classic collection of musical essays. The best of its kind since Tovey


Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
Sweet Caress: The Many Lives of Amory Clay
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not reallt one of his best - quite readable, 13 Sept. 2015
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Not reallt one of his best - quite readable, but too long andstraggly, too much the mixture as before.


Bird in the Apple Tree
Bird in the Apple Tree
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scenes from a Musical Life, 20 Jun. 2014
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A beautifully structured novel built around the little-knownearky life of one of the greatest of modern composers, Alban Berg. Scrupulously researched. with vivid scenes set in Vienna and Carinthia a hunrred-or-so years ago, it brilliantly conveys the neurosis of the man. Written in the tradition of Arthur Schnitzler, it was not published in this exclusive kindle edition until after its author's death. The final chapter is greatly moving. Criticus


Lives in Writing
Lives in Writing
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lodge at his best, 17 Mar. 2014
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A brilliant collection of his essays on biographies or autobiographies of distinguished authors. Recommended for its wit and wisdom and especially its essay on Graham Greene.


THE TABLECLOTH SHOP Chintz Red Oilcloth Tablecloth 2.5m Metres
THE TABLECLOTH SHOP Chintz Red Oilcloth Tablecloth 2.5m Metres
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good cheer in the kitchen, 17 Mar. 2014
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If you eat in your kitchen, this is a perfect PVC tablecloth in beautifully checked colours. Easy to clean, good to look at..


Coffee Direct Viennese Coffee Beans Cafetiere Grind (Large) - 908g
Coffee Direct Viennese Coffee Beans Cafetiere Grind (Large) - 908g
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4.0 out of 5 stars worth sampling, 17 Mar. 2014
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Outside Austria, Viennese coffee is hard to find. This oneis not so good as the tins of Viennese ground coffee with fig essence that could be bought in Britain but it's not atall bad. Recommended.


Stage Blood: Five tempestuous years in the early life of the National Theatre
Stage Blood: Five tempestuous years in the early life of the National Theatre
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect title for a perfect book, 3 Dec. 2013
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A marvellously theatrical picture of life in the early days of the National, with Peter Hall as the smiling villain, Laurence Olivier as the adorable but devious hero, and Michael Blakemore as the constant observer. Beautifully written, constantly illuminating, it is at once one of the great books about the stage, often very funny, with the birth of the National's Long Day's Journey into Night as its superbly sustained centrepiece. Olivier is vividly, and very movingly, depicted. So too - though I cannot say movingly - is the rascal of the story, John Dexter, who had the habit, expertly conveyed, of speaking of himself in the third person. I thought he was a terrible opera director (not a subject Blakemore touches on) but clearly in his element in spoken drama. A book that revives the long defunct Kenneth Tynan tradition, this is a page-turner of the choicest sort - and Tynan himself, I am happy to say, comes out of it well. Conrad Wilson


I Found it at the Movies: Reflections of a Cinephile
I Found it at the Movies: Reflections of a Cinephile
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The French Collection, 19 Sept. 2013
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A fine collection of essays, some of them now a little faded, written by the doyen of British film critics.


The Last Leaf
The Last Leaf
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4.0 out of 5 stars A model short story, 4 Sept. 2013
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A beautifully structured, infinitely touching short story which I have loved since childhood and which has lost none of its truthfulness. The chance to read i again, and to pass it on to my children, has been welcome. Th ook shold b in everyone's personal collection.


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