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Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery
by Henry Marsh
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read., 10 April 2014
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Having met this wonderfully kind and understanding surgeon who decided not to operate on my brain back in 1991 (Yes I'm still here and fine!) I was v keen to read his book which confirms what an unusually diligent, kind and highly skilled surgeon Henry Marsh is. His book is an easy read with medical terms used and explained only where necessary.His genuine concern for his patients and their families is heartwarming. How I admire his staying within the NHS with all the frustrations and seemingly ridiculous hoops that have to be gone through with more and more layers of 'management'. He explains some of his excitement approaching a challenging situation within someones brain as he looks down the microscope preparing to go in with his specialist tools and he also does not shy away from writing about the terrible risks you sometimes have to take or the dreadful occasions where things do go horribly horribly wrong. Thank heaven there are men like Henry Marsh with the honesty, courage, humour understanding and knowledge to help the rest of us deal with those life changing dangerous moments and more often than not give us a brighter outlook. A fascinating, humbling read that will also have you chuckling along the way.


The Hunt (Jagten) [DVD]
The Hunt (Jagten) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Mads Mikkelsen
Price: £5.70

0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, 14 Jun 2013
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This review is from: The Hunt (Jagten) [DVD] (DVD)
Love M M's acting but found the end a bit abrupt.
Just left with a feeling of disappointment.
This film won rave reviews so my expectations were very high.
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The Whistleblower [DVD]
The Whistleblower [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rachel Weisz
Price: £4.15

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shocking true story, 14 Jun 2013
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This review is from: The Whistleblower [DVD] (DVD)
I was in Bosnia on a religious retreat at the time the action in this tale was taking place and I watched this film in utter horror.
Very hard to watch this brutal, no holds bard film, but it just shows how the most awful, unimaginably barbaric things go on in this world whilst most of us are oblivious.How close is the line between human and inhuman.
I didn't feel this was sensationalised but it made me sit up and think. Not for the squeamish in any sense.


Quartet [DVD]
Quartet [DVD]
Dvd ~ Maggie Smith
Price: £4.39

4.0 out of 5 stars Gentle tale., 14 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Quartet [DVD] (DVD)
A gentle tale beautifully acted as we have come to expect from these actors.
Not quite as meaty as I hoped but a great film to watch with my mother and her friends!
That is not meant in a derogatory way - it is good to find a film to add to the 'suitable for Mum' pile!


Trouble With the Curve (DVD + UV Copy) [2012]
Trouble With the Curve (DVD + UV Copy) [2012]
Dvd ~ Clint Eastwood
Price: £3.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Well observed, 14 Jun 2013
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This film deals beautifully with relationships in the baseball coaching world and within family.
Lovely sense of humour too.
Happily watch again.


Conviction [DVD]
Conviction [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hilary Swank
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Price: £4.52

4.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary true story, 14 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Conviction [DVD] (DVD)
Just amazing what one person would go through over years to help a sibling.
Films like this are always worth watching when the acting is believable as here.


Life of Pi [DVD]
Life of Pi [DVD]
Dvd ~ Suraj Sharma
Price: £3.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!, 14 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Life of Pi [DVD] (DVD)
Stunning film - a wonderfully magical tale brought to the screen with breathtaking originality.
You must watch the 'making of' film you will be in awe of the talent and teamwork.
I hadn't wanted to see this film but my film group did. So glad I followed their wishes!


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