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Solar
Solar
by Ian McEwan
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.19

4.0 out of 5 stars Great, 8 Jan 2014
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The central character is drawn so well, you can almost smell his often rancid stench from the pages as you turn them. My only criticism is that there's not enough science fiction content.


A Member of the Club: Reflections on Life in a Racially Polarized World
A Member of the Club: Reflections on Life in a Racially Polarized World
by Lawrence Otis Graham
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars A fully-paid up member of the club, 8 Jan 2014
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This guy falls and fauns over the very things that he claims to be criticising. It was written some years ago. It might be good to see if he is anymore enlightened.


David Is Dying
David Is Dying
Dvd ~ Lonyo Engele
Offered by SAR Productions
Price: 4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Breath of fresh air. Black folks with not 'issues'., 8 Jan 2014
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Breath of fresh air. Black folks with no 'issues' with guns, knives, gang-culture, drugs, council-flat-estates and all the other 'isms' and 'schisms' associated with black representation on film/TV.


7lbs in 7 Days Super Juice Diet by Vale, 'The Juice Master' Jason 1st (first) Edition (2006)
7lbs in 7 Days Super Juice Diet by Vale, 'The Juice Master' Jason 1st (first) Edition (2006)
by The Juice Master' Jason Vale
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars You really can loose 7lbs in 7 days!, 8 Jan 2014
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Brilliant way to kick-start a healthy eating programme. Easy to follow shopping lists. No exotic foods to buy. Accessible writing style.


Sparkle [DVD] [2012]
Sparkle [DVD] [2012]
Dvd ~ Whitney Houston
Price: 4.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Sparkle…doesn't, 8 Jan 2014
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We're drawn to 'Sister' she burns bright, lives hard and 'dies' young. Sparkle, yes, she has happy, clappy dreams, but her character doesn't seem as fleshed out enough to care one way or another. The film also subtly says not so great things about black beauty acceptability/standards. There are some good set pieces, the best of which is their rendition of 'Giving Him Something He Can Feel', the slo-mo through 'Sister's' domestic violence and a dinner table scene. The character 'Satin' hints as much more. It would have been good to see more of what drove him. Great to see Whitney Houston. Can't believe we won't see her again.


Who Runs Britain?: and Who's to Blame for the Economic Mess We're in
Who Runs Britain?: and Who's to Blame for the Economic Mess We're in
by Robert Peston
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Who Runs Britain?, 12 Oct 2012
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Peston cuts to the chase in writing this. Clearly, financial products/dealings are complicated at the best of times for us common folk, but here we are made to understand that some trading was too complex for many financial players which contributed (nay, still contributing) to the financial woes of the last 5 years. It highlights how much successive governments have been enthralled by a snake oil magic of financiers and 'chosen' individuals, who've been allowed to hold Britain to ransom.

Can't wait for his update to include 'libor'!


The Oxford Companion to Black British History (Oxford Companions)
The Oxford Companion to Black British History (Oxford Companions)
by David Dabydeen
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.03

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5.0 out of 5 stars Black British History, 4 May 2012
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As is often the case unfortunately, Black British history is under-represented and lacks documentation. Often when looking at 'black' history, we are directed to many things American, and whilst some of its historical perspectives may be used as a means to evaluate British history, it cannot provide a wholistic picture for 'people of colour' in Britain. Indeed, it cannot provide a whole picture of ALL of British history for which black, white and everything else in between is entwined. The very title 'Black British History' makes plain the book's simple, but important content. At the very least it should be on every educational institution's bookshelf.


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