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Benbecula and South Uist/Beinn Na Faoghla Agus Uibhist a Deas (OS Explorer Map Series)
Benbecula and South Uist/Beinn Na Faoghla Agus Uibhist a Deas (OS Explorer Map Series)
by Ordnance Survey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.13

5.0 out of 5 stars Go there and explore, 1 Oct 2014
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Map addict - great detail, exotic location. Yes. exotic.


Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna and Sanday (OS Explorer Map Series)
Rum, Eigg, Muck, Canna and Sanday (OS Explorer Map Series)
by Ordnance Survey
Edition: Map
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars On sandays i canna not muck about eating eigg washed down with rum, 1 Oct 2014
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Map addict - great detail, exotic location. Yes. exotic.


Shetland: Mainland North West (OS Explorer Map Series)
Shetland: Mainland North West (OS Explorer Map Series)
by Ordnance Survey
Edition: Map
Price: £6.53

5.0 out of 5 stars Wild frontier, 1 Oct 2014
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Map addict - great detail, exotic location. Yes. exotic.


Orkney: Hoy, South Walls and Flotta (OS Explorer Map Series)
Orkney: Hoy, South Walls and Flotta (OS Explorer Map Series)
by Ordnance Survey
Edition: Map
Price: £6.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 Oct 2014
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Map addict - great detail, exotic location. Yes. exotic.


5Ft X 3Ft 5'X3' Flag United Nations Peace
5Ft X 3Ft 5'X3' Flag United Nations Peace
Offered by Leomay Ltd
Price: £3.76

3.0 out of 5 stars Brothers and sisters unite, 1 Oct 2014
The artwork is a bit coarse - lines are thick. The badge seems bigger in relation to the flag than it should be.


The Middle East: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
The Middle East: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
by Philip Robins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A useful context for what's going on now., 5 Sep 2014
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Just what I wanted. Not bang up to date, but provides the context to understand current developments. A few surprising errors that may be more than just typos, but I forgive them in the context of what is overall a pretty masterful survey.


Goodbye to All That (Collectors Library)
Goodbye to All That (Collectors Library)
by Sean Barrett
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars I bought this small hardback as this is a book I would like to last and not yellow, 5 Sep 2014
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I read this book many years ago. I bought this small hardback as this is a book I would like to last and not yellow. His account of his war experiences is riveting, and while his life before and after was more humdrum, he is an engaging writer, and his account is never less than interesting.


Puccini without Excuses: A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer (Vintage Original)
Puccini without Excuses: A Refreshing Reassessment of the World's Most Popular Composer (Vintage Original)
by William Berger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.61

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, keep dipping into it, 5 Sep 2014
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Loved it, keep dipping into it. This author is a Puccini fan, forgiving any faults and boosting him when necessary. I will get round to reading his Verdi (first) and Wagner (probably somewhat later) books.


Puccini: La Bohème
Puccini: La Bohème
Price: £11.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Where have you been all my life?, 23 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Puccini: La Bohème (Audio CD)
Opera has not been one of my musical loves, but I felt it was a dimension of classical music that I could become acquainted with now that prices are so low. I have listened to this set several times now and the melodies keep running through my head. Puccini is a good starting point because his melodies are irresistible and he avoids ancient gods and mythology. Reviews of this set are all positive, and who am I to disagree?


Puccini: Tosca
Puccini: Tosca
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £8.82

3.0 out of 5 stars A good Tosca, 23 Jun 2014
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This review is from: Puccini: Tosca (Audio CD)
Having "got into" Puccini via La Boheme, I tried this for contrast. It is beautifully sung, and the orchestra is on great form. The Scarpia lacks menace. I was not disappointed as the price is low, and while it lacks the gut-wrenching drama of Callas/Gobbi (since purchased) it is a good interpretation. No libretto, and the synopsis does not make links to the numbers.


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