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Before I Go To Sleep
Before I Go To Sleep
Dvd
Price: £2.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Before you go to sleep? :), 6 Sept. 2015
Watched this film thinking it would be a rather gentle drama, and it turned out indeed to be more like a Hitchcock plot.

As the story starts, there could be a wory that the film is going to be repetitive, since the main character does not remember the last day from the current one, and therefore needs the same things repeated again and again, but the novel/script is well written and the action unfolds in a more and more tensed fashion.

Most recommended.


Nostell Priory and Parkland
Nostell Priory and Parkland
by National Trust
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Most interesting, 3 Sept. 2015
This is your typical National Trust guidebook, with a good balance of text and images.

At 64 pages, it's among the thickest of the collection, with an actual flat binding with the title of the volume on it, which is not always the case.

From the plans of the house, and the introduction, the guide literally takes you on a tour of the house, room after room; then moves on to the park, pleasure grounds and gardens.

The last part of the guide focuses on the history of the property and its most illustrious owners, the Winn family.

This property is well worth visiting and reading about, as it is a fine example of neo-classical neo-palladian archiecture and landscaping, with a unique collection of Chippendale furniture throughout.

Feel free to ask questions if you feel this review is not useful enough for what you're after. :)


Virginia Woolf & Monk's House (National Trust Guidebooks)
Virginia Woolf & Monk's House (National Trust Guidebooks)
by National Trust
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They 'lived in squares', but also in the countryside, 11 Aug. 2015
This is a typical National Trust historical property guidebook, focusing on Monk's House which Virginia Woolf purchased with her husband in 1919.

It is abundantly illustrated in colours, like all guidebooks in the collection, and gives enough information about both the history and the premises in the house.

'An unpretending house'
Life at Monk's House
Furnishing Monk's House
The Sitting Room
The Dining Room
The Kitchen
Virginia Woolf's Bedroom
The Garden
The Lodge


Petworth Servants' Quarters
Petworth Servants' Quarters

4.0 out of 5 stars The downstairs of the upstairs as it used to happen in real, 10 Aug. 2015
This is a typical National Trust historical property guidebook, but not so much focused on the property as such - here Petworth, West Sussex - but on the servants' quarters, and the servants who used to work and live there.

It is, as usual, abundantly illustrated with period photographs and atmospheric new shots of the premises with period reconstructions.

The text moves on from the upper servants, to the estate servants, the kitchen equipment, the kitchen staff, the pastry, the scullery,the chef's sitting room and weighing room, to the larder and the still room.


Alfriston Clergy House
Alfriston Clergy House
by National Trust
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Where it all began for National Trust historical properties, 10 Aug. 2015
This review is from: Alfriston Clergy House (Paperback)
This is your typical National Trust property guide book with a good balance of text and images, both contemporary and historical.

At 16 pages, this guidebook is on the light side compared with other guidebooks for other properties.

However, it is an important one as this 'clergy house' was the first building property that the National Trust acquired in the late 19th century.


Agile Project Management: How to Succeed in the Face of Changing Project Requirements
Agile Project Management: How to Succeed in the Face of Changing Project Requirements
by Chin
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good and practical, 5 Aug. 2015
Not really sure why the record says this book contains 60 pages as it clearly contains 230 pages, and covers extensively and clearly all aspects of agile project management, as can be seen from the table of contents in the preview.

Would warmly recommend as it is very accessible, and regularly take stock of the discussion to offer intermediate and chapter summaries.

There are also regular comparisons between agile and classic project management styles.


Leading Project Teams: The Basics of Project Management and Team Leadership
Leading Project Teams: The Basics of Project Management and Team Leadership
by Anthony T. Cobb
Edition: Paperback
Price: £33.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Accessible and comprehensive, 4 Aug. 2015
This book covers all areas of leading project teams, from initial specifications and work breakdown structure, to developing and leading project teams, and writing project reports.

Will keep referring to it, and would recommend to anybody fairly new to project management and leading project teams.


Little Moreton Hall
Little Moreton Hall
by National Trust
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating book for a fascinating building, 12 July 2015
This review is from: Little Moreton Hall (Paperback)
This is your typical National Trust property guide book, of the generation where the contents are quite specific about the property tour, and it's rather text-heavy and not so illustrated as more recent editions of other property guide books, with abundant large illustrations. This one is still full of nice and interesting pictures relating to this fascinating timber-frame building.

The guide book includes the usual plans of the house, the tour of the house, the garden and estate, the history of the building of Little Moreton Hall, of the Moreton family, and of the decay and restoration of the hall.


Wallington
Wallington
by National Trust
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A great guide for a great site, 12 July 2015
This review is from: Wallington (Paperback)
This is your typical National Trust property guide book, of the generation where the contents are quite specific about the property tour, and it's rather text-heavy and not so illustrated as more recent editions of other property guide books, with abundant large illustrations.

Inside the cover, you will find the plans of the house.

Then the guide book carries on with the tour of the house, the garden and the park, the estate, and Wallington and its owners, the Trevelyan family.

Well worth visiting are the painted panels in the central halls, completed by Newcastle's William Bell Scott.


Lindisfarne Castle (National Trust Guidebooks)
Lindisfarne Castle (National Trust Guidebooks)
by National Trust
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A great read for a great site, 12 July 2015
This is your typical National Trust property guide book, of the generation where the contents are quite specific about the property tour, and it's rather text-heavy and not so illustrated as more recent editions of other property guide books, with abundant large illustrations.

Inside the cover, you will find the plans of the castle.
Then the guide book carries on with the tour of the castle, the walled garden - a great example by Gertrdude Jekyll, Holy Island itself, and a history of the castle: the Tudor fort, the Edwardian House, and finally a couple of chapters about Life at Lindisfarne and Later History.


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