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Laminated Iceberg
Laminated Iceberg
Offered by PopArtUK
Price: £12.24

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Jan. 2015
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Another present for my wife. On her office wall.


Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia
Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia
by John Gray
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Find hope elsewhere?, 16 Jan. 2015
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Thought-provoking, radical and essential. He may do more to undermine devout faith than Dawkins, and his political perspectives challenge socialists, liberals and conservatives. He is no neo-con, despite having been a Thatcherite. The subtitle is more informative than the misleading but punchy title.


The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland (Canons)
The Living Mountain: A Celebration of the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland (Canons)
by Nan Shepherd
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Nature-classic, 16 Jan. 2015
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Prose poetry. A song of praise for wild land.


Hostile Habitats - Scotland's Mountain Environment: A Hillwalkers' Guide to Wildlife and the Landscape
Hostile Habitats - Scotland's Mountain Environment: A Hillwalkers' Guide to Wildlife and the Landscape
by Mark Wrightham
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.05

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book, beautiful country, 16 Jan. 2015
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This is a beautifully produced book at a good price. Written at a level that will satisfy knowledgeable environmentalists and the layperson, this is a pretty comprehensive overview of the nature of Scotland.


Der Ring des Nibelungen / The Ring of the Nibelungen (The Rhinegold, The Valkyrie, Siegfried, Twilight of the Gods)
Der Ring des Nibelungen / The Ring of the Nibelungen (The Rhinegold, The Valkyrie, Siegfried, Twilight of the Gods)
Offered by Music-Shop
Price: £17.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain box, 16 Jan. 2015
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I had not listened to any Wagner operas. This bargain box drew me to them. After Verdi and Puccini I recognise the symphonic German tradition here -- a level of musical development and sophistication that can make some Verdi sound like an organ-grinder. I won't return to these massive works often, but I am glad I got them, and will at least dip in from time to time.


365 Dogs 2015 Page-A-Day Calendar
365 Dogs 2015 Page-A-Day Calendar
by Workman
Edition: Calendar
Price: £9.08

5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas present for my wife. Loves it. Couldn't ..., 16 Jan. 2015
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Christmas present for my wife. Loves it. Couldn't get the normal one this year. This one seems just as acceptable to her.


The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths
The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths
by John Gray
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Read and weep?, 16 Jan. 2015
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After reading this one I bought others. John Gray is a penetrating thinker who causes one to reassess assumptions. He has eroded my residual religious faith more than Richard Dawkins. Some criticise him for being an ex-Thatcherite. There is more rejoicing in heaven for one repentant sinner etc. etc.


Three Wolves in the Snow Wolves Photography 91.5x61cm Poster
Three Wolves in the Snow Wolves Photography 91.5x61cm Poster
Offered by GB Posters
Price: £4.90

5.0 out of 5 stars They might look friendly..., 16 Jan. 2015
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Bought as a Christmas present for my wife, She loves it.


Crap Towns Returns: Back by Unpopular Demand
Crap Towns Returns: Back by Unpopular Demand
by Sam Jordison
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £4.94

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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't be smug, Bath - you'll be in it sometime, 16 Jan. 2015
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I chuckled and laughed out loud. Cruel, a bit cynical (truth hurts). As a near-Sotonian I could be aggrieved by the inclusion of Southampton, but it is a bit of a dump (in places).


Verdi: Complete Recordings - Aida, Il Trovatore, Falstaff, Requiem
Verdi: Complete Recordings - Aida, Il Trovatore, Falstaff, Requiem
Price: £12.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Bargain Box, 16 Jan. 2015
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The name of von Karajan will suggest authority to most music lovers, and these are fine/great performances. I found this box an affordable way to gain access to three of Verdi's best operas, plus the operatic Requiem. There are no texts, and the packaging is basic (ecologically sound?!). The 1950s recordings are more than acceptable. A bargain.


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