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My Life in Agony: Confessions of a Professional Agony Aunt
My Life in Agony: Confessions of a Professional Agony Aunt
by Irma Kurtz
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put this down. Wise, warm, intelligent, witty. a great read. a great present., 16 Mar 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed Irma Kurtz's look back at her life as an agony aunt. She writes in an intelligent, witty, and engaging style, mixing her own life experiences with the lives of her readers and those she helps. She provides wisdom and common sense about life's challenges without judgement interspersed with warm and sometimes wistful portraits of her past loves and life. Through her longevity she also charts how our society has changed. I couldn't put this down and thoroughly recommend it. I have just bought more as presents for my female friends who could all do with an Irma Kurtz at their side.


Ten Thousand Miles
Ten Thousand Miles
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5.0 out of 5 stars sublime, moving, beautiful, 16 Dec 2013
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One of the loveliest recordings I've heard for years. The 3 voices blend so well though their personalities are all present - they create a new personality with their sound. It's such a moving song and they are masters at singing it.


A Festival of Britten
A Festival of Britten
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime perfection, 15 Dec 2013
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Beautifully sung, conducted and recorded. The choir sounds tremendous. The girl soloist is top class. Another musically magical recording by probably one of the best choirs in the world. A


Solace
Solace
Price: 13.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime, 23 Nov 2013
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A beautiful album, with sublime playing and sensitive composition. We play it over and over again and never fail to feel uplifted, peaceful and inspired. The sleeve notes say Roy Powell wrote it because the world needed some beauty after 9/11. This is a testament to the power of music to bring beauty into the world. One of my all time favourites.


Orchestra: The LSO: A Century of Triumphs and Turbulence
Orchestra: The LSO: A Century of Triumphs and Turbulence
by Richard Morrison
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.93

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Orchestra LSO review, 5 Dec 2010
This book is a fantastic read for anyone with a passing interest in the history of not only the LSO orchestra, but also British classical music and arts culture in the last 100 years or so. It is a witty and opinionated book written with a light touch which is full of entertaining anecdotes, journalistic analysis and personal testimony from LSO players, conductors and management past and present. It covers the ground of the history of the orchestra, but concentrates most on the pivotal moments and the best stories setting them neatly in the music scene of London, the rest of the UK, Europe and America. Did you know that the LSO narrowly missed being on the Titanic, changing their tickets only at the last moment? I particularly enjoyed the chapters on the 70s and 80s which saw the orchestra veering from the heights of artistic brilliance to near financial ruin - often at the same time. I loved reading about the essentially English quality of the players - the 'rock n roll' classical musicians who ran their orchestra in their way with maverick and often dazzlingly brilliant flare. A great read.


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