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Horrible Histories - Series 6: Rotten Rulers [DVD]
Horrible Histories - Series 6: Rotten Rulers [DVD]
Price: £8.00

5.0 out of 5 stars There is a tweek to the well done formula of ..., 23 Jun. 2015
There is a tweek to the well done formula of using a range of historical periods and each episode here focuses on one person - it is still really well done, and had my children discussing what magna carta means at the dinner table - something I didn't do at a young age! Well done and I hope that there will be another series.


The Simpsons: Tapped Out
The Simpsons: Tapped Out
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5.0 out of 5 stars addictive, 21 May 2015
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As a 40something I suppose many games aren't aimed at me, but this is a great game, allowing you to make decisions about the use of money and doughnuts, and growing your town


Arthur & George [DVD] [2014]
Arthur & George [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Martin Clunes
Price: £10.99

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a great drama, 17 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Arthur & George [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
There has been many new dramas in the first few months of 2015, but for my money this is one of the most interesting ones, the characters and story line are based on a true story, which was then adapted into the book on which this was based. Some have been critical to Martin Clunes accent, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of this great drama.


The Casual Vacancy [DVD]
The Casual Vacancy [DVD]
Dvd ~ Rory Kinnear
Price: £10.99

9 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of a top notch cast, 4 Mar. 2015
This review is from: The Casual Vacancy [DVD] (DVD)
I found this series depressing - it is supposedly dark, I realise, but it didn't have any of the warmth or delightful story telling that I found in the Harry Potter series, which I really enjoyed as an adult. This was a superb cast, but they were totally wasted in a really depressing story.
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Mr. Turner (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2014]
Mr. Turner (Two-Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Timothy Spall
Offered by M & L UK
Price: £15.05

6 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not great, 13 Nov. 2014
This is a review for the film, not any extras on dvd, I agree with the reviewers who said that it was too long, indeed it might work better on dvd as you could watch it in 2 halves rather than sitting in the cinema for the duration. that said the scenery is excellent, and the work on 'authenticity' was superb, clearly a labour of love. Timothy Spall carried it off well, but it was a shame to have some superb actors only on the screen for minutes, and it was a bit of spot the actor and where have we seen them before! I suspect this is more of a critics film, i was hoping for more insight into his life in relation to art and what inspired him, and perhaps how he related to others, more than was there.


Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-faith World
Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-faith World
Price: £4.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring, 24 July 2014
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I haven't read a book like this before, but it ticks so many boxes for me and makes great sense, should be compulsory reading for all Christian ministers.


Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days: The Revised and Expanded 2011 Edition
Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days: The Revised and Expanded 2011 Edition
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars really good, 7 Feb. 2014
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There is little doubt that this is a well researched book. You cannot doubt the author's commitment to searching out the truth, and meticulous research. Why have I not given 5 stars? The last chapters are dragged out, and her use of the constant naming "Laura Thompson" in the last chapter is clumsy, and the whole attack of other biographers seemed petty. Cade at one point gives anonymity to the person that spent 6 months with Max, why? This did not stand up with the rest of the biography. The idea that someone doesn't want something revealed and the author seems happy to go along with it, goes against what the rest of this biography is supposed to be about. I was also surprised that the rest of the book was a biography. The title and expectations isn't as simple as looking at her disappearance.


Anglican Difficulties: A New Syllabus of Errors (Contemporary Church Issues)
Anglican Difficulties: A New Syllabus of Errors (Contemporary Church Issues)
by Norman Edward
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars pessimistic and unreal, 15 Aug. 2013
Simply put I don't recognise the Church he writes about. Some of the best scholarship for the church has comes from the pens of evangelicals (Tom Wright, Alister McGrath, etc) and isn't the simplistic world Norman writes about. Although unstated I think it is obvious he was about to leave the Church of England, he is in the Gareth Bennett role, who 25 years ago wrote the infamous Crockford preface, a frustrated character who would have wanted to been a bishop. Ten years on from this book, the Church of England (which has its faults certainly) remains the boat I want to live in. Norman saddens me by trying to sink it, but there's much life left in it yet.


The Producers [DVD] [2005]
The Producers [DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Nathan Lane
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Critically it may have flopped, but for a musical extraganza.., 25 Mar. 2013
This review is from: The Producers [DVD] [2005] (DVD)
I really can't get why people dislike this, there's lots of great musical numbers, big set pieces, some great comedy moments. It isn't very clever intelligent humour, which often isn't funny, but is a great way to spend a couple of hours.


The End of the Party
The End of the Party
by Andrew Rawnsley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

4.0 out of 5 stars All good but..., 25 Mar. 2013
This review is from: The End of the Party (Paperback)
By good, I mean the quality of writing and the high level of research that has gone into this, rather than necessarily a judgement on those described within its pages. I found this very interesting and readable. BUT (and I read the hard back edition, but there isn't an indication there's been new material in the paperback - I might be wrong) This went to the printers before the election of 2010, far better if it had been held back and waited until the election. Perhaps the publishers pushed for an early date for publishing, but a shame.


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