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How To Be A Telephone Psychic
How To Be A Telephone Psychic
Price: £5.08

5.0 out of 5 stars You Learn Something New Every Minute!, 19 Mar 2014
Well someone had to write this and I'm glad it wasn't me! You've done a great job here Steve!
If its askable the Great British Public will ask it!


Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil (Arkana)
Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil (Arkana)
by Liz Greene
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saturn - Liz Greene, 4 Oct 2011
Liz Greene wrote this book on Saturn in the 1980s. It is the definitive book on Saturn. Why read it? Well if you have ever heard anyone speak of their 'Saturn Return'; you'll know why. Saturn returns to its natal position every 29 1/2 years so around 30 is a very significant time in anyone's life - and also 58/59 years. Saturn teaches us the hard lessons of life and also teaches us about boundaries. People at around 29 - 30 are establishing themselves in the job/career they are likely to be doing for some time to come. They are likely to buy property or move to a more stable home, and to settle in a relationship. Relationships which are rocky tend to break down at this time. Saturn brings duty and responsibility. It also highlights the relationship with the Father and its influence on your Life. Or indeed your role as a father.
The second Saturn cycle escalates creating stability for retirement. Not that you may actually retire at this time - but simply that you have to look to creating financial stability for when you do retire. You may move home to somewhere you have always wanted to live or 'downsize' due to children having grown up and moved away. Saturn makes you look at what you value, what is really important to you in Life. Again any unstable relationships may well break down at this time too. Liz Greene looks at Saturn in the astrological signs and Saturn in the houses to show how it will impact on you individually. Saturn is about 'getting real'. And for that you will need to consult your natal Chart.


Otto
Otto
by Lisa St Aubin de Terán
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Otto by Lisa St Aubin De Teran, 4 Oct 2011
This review is from: Otto (Paperback)
Lisa St Aubin De Teran is one of the most gifted European writers today. She now lives in Amsterdam though she has lived in Venezuela, UK, Italy and perhaps somewhere else I don't know of. Otto is her fictionalised biography of a Venezuelan revolutionary. I took it to be Carlos the Jackal - but I could be wrong. Clearly this interesting revolutionary figure has recounted his life to her and she has written it down, yet shielding the real person from
notoriety. Otto describes his attraction to Marxism and his radicalism in his early years. He travels to Paris and their meets his wife, and aristocratic Iranian. He tells her of his passionate and stormy marriage and his years in the revolutionary army, trying to overthrow the Right Wing Military government in Venezuela. He has met Fidel Castro and Che Guevara and illuminates both. This compelling and driven biography is intelligent, probing and revealing. The best thing for me was how Otto describes how his passion for the Communist Party grew and how entrenched in it he became. It took the bureaucratic interrogation of the Chinese in the late 1960s to wash away completely his love for Communism. Lisa writes so articulately about Otto's commitment to a cause - and how this could not be sustained due to the lack of support and backing of other communists. Certainly both Chairman Mao and Fidel Castro were of the 'Its My Way or the Highway' school of politics. The theory and the practice - and the real world are laid bare, by Otto. Certainly a book all communists should read if they want to understand why communism didn't work out.


The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories
by Malcolm Bradbury
Edition: Paperback

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern British Short Stories, 4 Oct 2011
I bought this book to read the short story written by Angela Carter called The Flesh and the Mirror. In fact it is one of her early short stories from when she used to live in Japan. It is in no way as good as The Company of Wolves or The Bloody Chamber. I am going to enjoy reading the Edna O'Brien story - In the Hours of Darkness. There are also stories by Doris Lessing and Muriel Spark as well as Fay Weldon. A short story is often a boon to busy mothers who have to snatch time to read and who often read is short bursts. This is what I found when my son was young. Busy people also enjoy short stories as you may be able to complete one in the course of a Tube journey or train ride home. Other stories are by Malcolm Lowry, Samuel Beckett, Dylan Thomas , Graham Greene, Kingsley Amis and Ted Hughes to name but a few. Quality I hear you say! A short story anthology is a book you can dip in and out of and you do not have to read it in the order it is presented to you. Enjoy!
Marlene Packwood


Saucerful Of Secrets
Saucerful Of Secrets
Price: £19.86

5.0 out of 5 stars A Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd, 9 July 2011
This review is from: Saucerful Of Secrets (Audio CD)
If Ever there was a more moving song - tell me! Remember A Day is the song of my teens, "Why can't we reach the sun? Why can't we blow the years away?" Then - Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun - mind blowing Floyd by Roger Waters. Now we need to pay homage to Jugband Blues - thank you Syd Barrett. Magically a saucer full of secrets. For me their best album. Marlene


More: (Remastered)
More: (Remastered)
Price: £20.32

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More - Pink Floyd, 9 July 2011
This review is from: More: (Remastered) (Audio CD)
I used to hitch hike to see Pink Floyd if they were appearing near me in 69/70. I saw them at Luton Polytechnic and in Birmingham and also London. They changed such a lot after Syd Barrett left. I feel sure I saw this film but loved the music so much more - I used to have the LP. I adore The Nile Song and Up the Khyber. When they changed musically it felt like someone had died. Cirrus Minor is astounding poetically. I do love this album - the singing of Roger Waters is haunting. Marlene


Llewellyn's 2011 Astrological Calendar: Horoscopes for You Plus Astrology Basics
Llewellyn's 2011 Astrological Calendar: Horoscopes for You Plus Astrology Basics
by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
Edition: Calendar

5.0 out of 5 stars Astrological Calendar, 9 July 2011
I need an Astrological Calendar as an Astrologer and this one is extremely useful as I use it every day. It perhaps could be another size though. Perhaps narrower and longer for hanging up - Marlene


Llewellyn's 2011 Astrological Pocket Planner: Daily Ephemeris and Aspectarian 2010-2012 (Annuals - Astrological Pocket Planner)
Llewellyn's 2011 Astrological Pocket Planner: Daily Ephemeris and Aspectarian 2010-2012 (Annuals - Astrological Pocket Planner)
by Ed Day
Edition: Calendar

5.0 out of 5 stars Astro-Diary Pocket Planner, 9 July 2011
I use this every day. As an Astrologer it is essential to have daily and up to date records of movement of the planets. I use it as a diary for meetings and its size is perfect. It has an Ephemeris too and aspectarian. It could do with one or two more Notes pages and a section for phone numbers - Marlene


Inés del alma mía
Inés del alma mía
by Isabel Allende
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Ines of my Soul - a History of Chile, 9 July 2011
This review is from: Inés del alma mía (Paperback)
This Isabel Allende book is very well researched. She tells the tale of Ines and her journey from Spain to South America. Ines takes up with a conquistador and travels with him to Chile to establish the city of Santiago. On the way they encounter many challenges and perils. Allende doesn't spare us any of the carnage but does establish a strong character, who had nowhere to go but onward. It is an epic saga in the same vein as 100 years of Solitude by Marquez. After reading this you will see that she has made it as one of the greatest writers to come out of South America. She loves Chile and wishes to offer to her home country this novel as homage - and to set the record straight for women there. Marlene


The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Price: £19.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 9 July 2011
I bought this album on CD because I used to have the vinyl LP. I had a longing to hear Astronomy Domine and also Interstellar Overdrive. Otherwise this album sounds a bit dated due to the poor production (in those days!). I also love The Scarecrow - thank you Syd!Marlene


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