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The History & Arts of the Dominatrix
The History & Arts of the Dominatrix
by Anne O. Nomis
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Five stars, 1 May 2014
A beautifully presented and well written book on a fascinating subject.

A triumph of art and dedicated research.

Can't recommend this highly enough.


London 2012 Olympic Games  [DVD]
London 2012 Olympic Games [DVD]
Dvd ~ Danny Boyle
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: 4.40

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Team GB, 5 Nov 2012
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This set of DVDs does what it does extremely well - and that is to show how well Team GB performed at the Olympics.

But beyond some swimming and track races there is virtually nothing else shown. So if you're a fan of sports where GB didn't do well - weightlifting, fencing, volleyball etc - then you won't get much joy out of these highlights.


The Wire: Complete HBO Season 2 [DVD] [2005]
The Wire: Complete HBO Season 2 [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Dominic West
Price: 14.20

1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, not great, 9 April 2009
Whilst it would be wrong to say that this is a bad TV show, it seems to fall a fair way short of the "greatest ever" rating so often given.

Its intricately plotted, well produced with some extremely good acting. But on the downside there is some very clunky plotting needed to get the "police squad" back together which drags down the opening episodes and the dockworkers subplot isn't that great. The demise of blue collar unions was more relevant 25 years ago, and was dealt with better in some dramas of that time.


Essential Carols
Essential Carols
Price: 8.20

10 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very professional, 13 Dec 2008
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Lovely singing and a great price make this a very good buy.

But, for me, the singing is too professional and clinical - somehow lacks the joy of a parish church, packed with school-kids and slightly tipsy parents, hammering through the carols.
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Lucky Jim (Penguin Modern Classics)
Lucky Jim (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Kingsley Amis
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

10 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The Wrong Time, 9 Oct 2008
Its probably the wrong time to be reading this book - to me it comes across as being depressingly old-fashioned.

At the time of publication it appears to have been lauded for its satirical relevance, in a few decades time it may have the charm and interest of a period piece. But to me, the deep misogyny and sneering contempt for all things provincial and non-Oxbridge are more unpleasant than the rigid and pompous post war society that the book is attempting to lampoon.

There are some good comic moments - description of a hangover, fight between two characters, and the frustrations of a slow bus journey - but the humour is patchy and my main memories of the book will be its very peculiar attitude towards women.


Dawn Chorus
Dawn Chorus
Price: 11.31

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 20 Sep 2008
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A beautifully clear and well structured recording of early morning birdsong.

Manages to be both uplifting and relaxing at the same time.


Datawind PocketSurfer2 - Portable Internet Device (discontinued by manufacturer)
Datawind PocketSurfer2 - Portable Internet Device (discontinued by manufacturer)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Adequate, 20 Sep 2008
Its occasionally useful to have an internet connection when away from your main PC etc - and this small, compact, relatively cheap device does provide full internet access. Its certainly much better than trying to use a mobile phone for any internet use.

Its easy to understand how to use the gadget and pages load relatively quickly - but the control and data entry is tedious when you're used to a normal mouse; and graphics aren't great - occassionally text can be tricky to read.

So its not a case of surfing the internet for fun - really more a good email device that can be used as a slightly frustrating back-up to keep a check on websites that are important to you when away from home or if your home computer/internet connection is playing up.


Walking the Cathedral Cities of England (Walking Guides)
Walking the Cathedral Cities of England (Walking Guides)
by Rowland Mead
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very useful guide, 25 July 2008
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This is an invaluable book to have when visiting the cathedral cities of England.

Solid guides containing a brief history and a plan of each cathedral with a route showing the main points of interest. These tend to provide more information than the guides you can pick up in the cathedrals and are written with an engaging style that avoids too much architectural or ecclesiastical detail.

Even better are the walks outside the cathedral. There are often 2 walks per cathedral - one around the immediate area of the cathedral, the other being a walk of a couple of miles or more around the town showing points of interest, museums etc and also recommendations of pubs, eateries etc.

A guide aimed squarely at providing useful, interesting and well-presented information for the visitor - just about the ideal travel book.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent small radio, 7 July 2008
Neat, sturdy, lightweight, great battery life and decent sound from such a small unit.

Slightly fiddly controls and the delayed response of the on/off switch were minor niggles that I quickly got used to.


Children Of The Stones: The Complete Series [DVD] [1977]
Children Of The Stones: The Complete Series [DVD] [1977]
Dvd ~ Gareth Thomas
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: 24.98

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia Treat, 3 Jun 2008
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Difficult for me to write an objective review of this one - it brings back memories of a summer holiday in Wiltshire during the 1976 heatwave, and then watching the scariest thing I'd seen on TV the next year. Much more memorably frightening than Dr Who.

Viewing it now, the music is still distinctly creepy and the general plot of mystery and loss of more & more villagers to the "happy-dayers" makes for a very good drama.

Some nice interviews for the DVD extras as well.

The acting is a bit flakey at times, and the ending which could be called enigmatic and thought-provoking is really more muddled and meaningless.

But its a dvd thats well worth watching - especially for those with fond memories of watching the programmes back in the 70s.
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