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Capezio CC123 BURGUNDY Camisole Leotard LARGE
Capezio CC123 BURGUNDY Camisole Leotard LARGE
Offered by Living Dance
Price: £14.75

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good quality, 8 Mar 2014
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This is well-made and worth the cost, better than cheaper imitations. Looks good but still practical in all sorts of situations.


Persuasion (Repackaged) [DVD] [1995]
Persuasion (Repackaged) [DVD] [1995]
Dvd ~ Amanda Root
Price: £4.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Very faithful adaptation, 8 Mar 2014
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This version has many virtues especially of realism, and some wonderful performances especially Corin Redgrave as the vain baronet, and Sophie Thomson as the youngest sister. It is steady in pace and some viewers might prefer the 2007 ITV version, but ideally you should own both.


Anthony Blunt: His Lives
Anthony Blunt: His Lives
by Miranda Carter
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent full biography, 8 Mar 2014
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of a controversial figure, written with sympathy but not rose spectacles. Very good analysis of the many conflicting stories about Blunt and the intelligence web.


The Interactive Lovers Guide [DVD]
The Interactive Lovers Guide [DVD]
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: £24.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Well produced, 8 Mar 2014
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as an intro to sex. Only teenagers are likely to find it erotic but it usefully covers a range of basic ideas and approaches to sex and might well enable viewers to branch out in directions they had not tried.


Q [DVD]
Q [DVD]
Dvd ~ Déborah Révy
Offered by DVD Vault UK
Price: £4.69

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Teenage angst rather than erotic, 8 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Q [DVD] (DVD)
As so often with 'erotic' films the story is extremely slender. You need to have something else to do to keep your mind occupied while watching this, maybe the ironing.


Wired-up HDMI to HDMI Gold Plated Connectors 1.8m Cable v1.3A
Wired-up HDMI to HDMI Gold Plated Connectors 1.8m Cable v1.3A
Offered by memorycapital
Price: £1.13

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, 8 Mar 2014
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I bought this for my new blu-ray player rather than pay the exorbitant prices charged by shops. It works perfectly well.


The Other Mitford: Pamela's Story
The Other Mitford: Pamela's Story
by Diana Alexander
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £11.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written, 8 Mar 2014
Although one might think this book had some value from being written by someone who knew Pamela Mitford for some years, in fact it is very poorly written (especially in being endlessly repetitive of the same information), so that one can hardly believe that a 'professional' journalist is the author; and also there is very little new information (especially hard facts as opposed to domestic trivia or opinions).


The Descendants [Blu-ray]
The Descendants [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ George Clooney
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £7.78

3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant film for an evening, 16 Feb 2014
Man tries to reconnect with his daughters and the wife who's now in a coma...interestingly set in Hawaii without being picture postcard. The two playing his daughters are good, George Clooney mostly just looks moody. Not great depth but some salutary points about family life.


Young Philby
Young Philby
by Robert Littell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.24

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, 17 April 2013
This review is from: Young Philby (Hardcover)
Not very long, but an informative and interesting read about the beginnings of Philby's career as a traitor, which I knew little about. The format - written as contributions from various people in Philby's life as supposed letters, diaries, memoirs etc, works well and gives variety. As another reviewer has noted, there are some anachronisms - some words which a 1930s Englishman would never have used, and some which are straightforward Americanisms. A pity because much of the dialogue and text is convincingly idiomatic. A couple of hours work by an English editor (preferably aged 50+) would have eliminated these solecisms. But overall a very good book and I am encouraged to read more of his work.


Power Play
Power Play
Price: £6.59

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 31 Mar 2013
This review is from: Power Play (Kindle Edition)
Patrick Robinson has declined seriously. His early book like Nimitz Class were superb but this latest effort is bad in two ways. First, the story line is simply not credible. It basically just assumes the Russians (and Chinese, who figure vaguely in it) are mad, which they are not. And the idea that the US would spend a huge amount building a new base in Ireland (not even a NATO member despite all the sentimental remarks about the old country) just to sink one Russian ship, when it could easily just pay to refurbish a British base, is downright silly and just a way to get in loads of local colour about Donegal. Second, the book continually criticises the UK from an extreme right wing perspective. Strange considering Robinson's highly pro-UK stance in the past. Obviously he has fallen out of love. Admiral Morgan of course is still around, rather unconvincingly living in County Cork.....


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