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Quo Vadis?
Quo Vadis?
by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece, 28 Nov 2010
This review is from: Quo Vadis? (Paperback)
This is an exceptional novel, a romance with great adventure and excitement which also profoundly examines human temptations, wickedness and great virtue. All set in Nero's Rome with the emergence of Christianity and the brutal attempts to destroy it.

Sienkiewicz has a great understanding of human nature and obviously knew much of the Roman and Greek cultures as well as possessing a thorough understanding of Christian theology.

I thoroughly recommend it and found it not only informative but immensely enjoyable and uplifting. I can't remember reading a better book.


The Book Thief
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars the book thief, 2 July 2010
This review is from: The Book Thief (Paperback)
The style of writing in this book is one that i wasnt used to and therefore found the book a bit hard to get into but by page 50 or 60 i couldn't put it down, the plot is very interesting and well written. I enjoyed learning about the characters in a different way from most books, i think because this book is so different it is more enjoyable. I loved this book and would recommend it to teenegers and adults .


Philips Tresemme Seduce HP4668/27 Straightener Gift Set with Straightening Balm and Iron Style & Hold Spray
Philips Tresemme Seduce HP4668/27 Straightener Gift Set with Straightening Balm and Iron Style & Hold Spray

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars tresemme straightners, 26 Feb 2010
i recieved these last christmas and used them every time i washed my hair, it wasn't until a few months later that i realised how badly damaged my hair was it was all dry and split.I liked the model of the straightners and they where easy to use but i didnt like what they did to my hair.i regret using these as now my hair is in terrible condition, i would not recommend these to anything who likes there hair in good condition as it will be quickly ruined. These straightners are good for occasional use like twice a month but they are terrible for everyday use .


Herstyler Baby Curls 13mm Pink Professional Hair Curling Iron
Herstyler Baby Curls 13mm Pink Professional Hair Curling Iron

5.0 out of 5 stars really easy to use and the curls stay in up to four days and still look lovely, 8 Jan 2010
I recieved these curlers for christmas and havn't stopped using them since. There soo easy to use - just plug in and turn on. My hair is quite long and curls beautifully with these 13mm curlers, the curls stay in for up to four days and still look lovely. The curling wand can create tight curls, loose curls, waves and more.It only takes me about 20 minutes max to curl all of my hair, and my hairs really thick. I definetly recomend them to anyone who loves curls or loves styling hair.


Name To A Face
Name To A Face
by Robert Goddard
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 30 Jun 2008
This review is from: Name To A Face (Hardcover)
This is poor from Goddard, I really wanted to stop reading. The plot just seemed to get increasingly implausible; and how the main character gets motivated to chase round after a series of half-baked clues stretches credulity too far.


Evan Almighty [DVD] [2007]
Evan Almighty [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Steve Carell
Price: 9.24

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film, 5 Jan 2008
This review is from: Evan Almighty [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
I haven't laughed so much for ages. I had heard the critics pan this but it is a really great family film. My children (ages 3 to 13)thoroughly enjoyed it.


Past Caring
Past Caring
by Robert Goddard
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.14

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rivetting, 29 Sep 2007
This review is from: Past Caring (Paperback)
I loved this book. I couldn't put it down for the first 400 pages. There are however more than 500 pages, the last of these seemed a bit of an anticlimax. Perhaps I'd been emotionally drained by then. By this point however the mystery which compels you to keep reading has been revealed. Goddard seems to struggle to bring it all to a satisfactory end but don't let that put you off reading this excellent novel. I could have happily stopped contented at what Goddard achieves before the last fifth of the book.


Gunpowder, Treason And Plot [DVD] [2004]
Gunpowder, Treason And Plot [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Robert Carlyle
Offered by video-days
Price: 28.99

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but variable in quality, 5 Aug 2007
This two part film for television gives an overview of the dramatic lives of two Monarch's Mary Queen of Scots and her son James VI of Scotland. The first part follows Mary's troubled life in trying to govern a very divided Scotland. Acting is impressive and mostly convincing. This fades a bit in the second part where the characterisation of the people involved in the gunpowder plot are hard to believe. I knew quite a bit more about the lives of the plotters before seeing this than I did about the characters surrounding Mary Queen of Scots so perhaps this is why I found the story much less enjoyable. Some of the historic facts are just so wrong as to overshadow the storyline, for example the outcome of Francis Tresham's life was quite different to that given in the film. There is also an inconsistency in the portrayal of just about all the main figures, who are correctly portrayed as willing to die for their faith but they then take their faith so lightly in relation to murder and marital fidelity. The scope of the film is massively ambitious and therefore it is difficult to give any depth to this remarkable period in time. But the series is worth watching and might encourage viewers to follow it up with a read of Antonia Fraser's excellent biographies of the same period.


Tsotsi [DVD] [2006]
Tsotsi [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Presley Chweneyagae
Offered by TwoRedSevens
Price: 3.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finding hope in desperate life of a young South African, 5 Aug 2007
This review is from: Tsotsi [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
Tsotsi is ultimately an uplifting film set in the brutal and hopeless world of a young man (Tsotsi) living in a shanty town outside Johannesburg.
Tsotsi is a scary character, callous and violent. He survives on the profit of crime and in the pursuit of one nights work an unlikely person gets entangled in his life. In his own distorted way Tsotsi has found someone to love and someone who is fully dependent on him for survival. A survival which seems precarious and adds to the tension of the film.
The film is I believe a story of the search for love and how in starting to care for another, one's life can be transformed. Tsotsi's life seems hopeless but hope and redemption seem a possibility for him as his conscience gradually awakens and the consequences of his criminal life come to a dramatic climax.


Miss Potter [DVD] [2006]
Miss Potter [DVD] [2006]
Dvd ~ Renee Zellweger
Price: 3.68

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and enchanting film, 24 Jun 2007
This review is from: Miss Potter [DVD] [2006] (DVD)
I didn't expect to like this film and was therefore greatly surprised. It's the best I've viewed for ages. Renee Zellwegger gives an outstanding performance as the charmingly eccentric children's author. Her touching romance with her publisher, played superbly by Ewan McGregor is gently portrayed. It's a wonderful family film, my children loved the glimpses of Miss Potter's animations and were enthralled by the story line, the scenery and the music.

Don't miss this film.


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