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Deanna Durbin Box Set 4 [DVD] - I ll Be Yours, Lady On A Train, Something In the Wind and That Certain Age
Deanna Durbin Box Set 4 [DVD] - I ll Be Yours, Lady On A Train, Something In the Wind and That Certain Age
Dvd ~ Deanna Durbin
Price: £33.81

5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, 26 Mar 2014
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A very gifted artist who is often under rated. The films are delightful and her voice is superb, and I think better than Judy Garland.


Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2014
Coins of England and the United Kingdom 2014
by Philip Skingley
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £25.00

5.0 out of 5 stars high standard as usual, 25 Mar 2014
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A high standard of work. Arrived on time and well packaged. I recommend this if this is your field of interest. there is no better book available


One For the Money [DVD]
One For the Money [DVD]
Dvd ~ Katherine Heigl
Price: £12.13

4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable fun which I will watch again, 25 Mar 2014
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I bought this film having read all of the books and loved it. Yes, it is silly and contrived, but so are the books. Do not buy this expecting any highbrow notions. It is entertainment pure and simple and laugh out loud funny into the bargain. I watched it after a particularly difficult day and it lifted my mood no end. So I recommend iit f you just want to kick back and have a laugh. A lighthearted film worth watching again.


Death Comes to Pemberley [DVD]
Death Comes to Pemberley [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matthew Rhys
Price: £7.20

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3.0 out of 5 stars works as a period drama but not as a sequel to P&P, 25 Mar 2014
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As previous reviewers have mentioned this really isn't a sequel to Pride and Prejudice.

Leaving the plot to one side for a moment, the main leads were totally miscast. Anna MM's performance lacks the spirit and energy which are part of Lizzie's character. As for her co star Matthew Rhys he lacks Darcy's passion.

Secondly, the main leads are far too old. Several of the most important scenes from the PandP book are replayed in the drama as flashbacks and unfortunately they just don't work. Lizzie is meant to be about 20 in Pride and Prejudice and since this is meant to take place about 6 years later she is meant to be 26 or so. Anna MM is about 37. Rhys looks like he is meant to be Georgiana's father (she is now about 21) when in Pride and Prejudice he is about 26 so here would be about 32.

Oh and I agree with a previous reviewer as to the wardrobe malfunction. Why is Lizzie wearing the same green dress the whole time?

Having said this one of the most energetic performances came from Jenna Coleman as Lydia. She captured her spoiled character perfectly. I wonder what she would have made of Lizzie?

The plot works quite well as a mystery drama and we see the impact on the Darcy family of Wickams selfish actions.

Overall the acting isn't bad and Trevor Eve gives an excellent performance. I didn't enjoy it as a sequel to Pride and Prejudice but as a stand alone drama whose main characters happen to be called Lizzie and Darcy it works well enough.

It is a pity because had the main leads and possibly Wickam been better cast this could have worked very well. Unfortunately it felt more like a Dickensian drama (yes I know Dickens was Victorian not regency or Georgian) than a sequel to Pride and Prejudice. All of the characters seemed miserable and you really wonder why on earth Darcy and Lizzie got married.


Astrosaurs Academy 3: Terror Underground
Astrosaurs Academy 3: Terror Underground
by Steve Cole
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars good but no cards!, 2 July 2013
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Very good book. My 6 year old loves this series but was very disappointed as the book we received did not contain any collectors cards, even though the picture of the book on Amazon does. And when you are 6 this sort of thing matters.


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