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Dominion
Dominion
by C. J. Sansom
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.85

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good...but!!, 15 Dec 2013
This review is from: Dominion (Paperback)
For most part this is a well written and well researched book of what may have happened had Churchill not become leader of Britain at the outbreak of war and Britain had signed a peace treaty with Germany in 1940, thereby making the UK a puppet state of the Nazis. My problem with it is the author sets part of the story in Birmingham and sadly it seems he has never been there. In the book one of the main characters is incarcerated in a mental asylum in the Bartley Green area of Birmingham; Bartley Green has never had an asylum and the author is clearly referring to Hollymoor Hospital or Rubery Hill Hospital (which for those of you who do not know were big mental asylums almost next door to each other - separated by a single lane which bypassed part of the Rover factory and resevoir)in the Northfield and Rubery districts of Birmingham. I suggest this as the author then describes a journey into Birmingham City centre from Bartley Green Hospital which takes the characters past the Austin (Leyland/Rover) factory - you would not pass the factory from Bartley Green as it is in another direction entirely and is closer to the city centre than the factory but you would pass it from Rubery Hill Hospital....just a little whinge as i grew up around there, in an otherwise very good book.


Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Price: 7.22

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Father, Son, Holy Ghost, 17 Feb 2012
This review is from: Father, Son, Holy Ghost (Audio CD)
Girls 2nd full album 'Father, Son, Holy Ghost' is the best album I have heard in the last 5 years or so. Though often accused of having no definable sound, other than that of 'indie band' Girls do embrace different genres and styles on a regular basis, particularly on this album with nods to Thrash, Country n' Western, Rock n' Roll, Pop, Accoustic, Gospel etc and the mini-album 'Broken Dreams Club' with it's Latin horn influences BUT it is exactly this quality that make them such a musically brilliant and interesting band who seem to refuse to be pigeon holed into any genres. In Christopher Owen, Girls have the most gifted song-writer of this generation whose lyrics and voice are full of pain but equally hope. Many of Girls songs begin with loss, heartache, regret, sadness etc but mid-way through they often take on an almost 2nd song quality which is hopeful, accepting, forgiving and optimistic that change will occur for the better. Quite simply this is an amazing album from the best and most interesting band in the world at the moment.


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