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Odyssey: Photos by Linda Connor
Odyssey: Photos by Linda Connor
by Linda Connor
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Introspective, 15 Feb 2010
Linda Connor is a photographer of very introspective work. If you are interested in mystics and mysticism, in the ancient cultures, in rituals and old traditions, you will truly love this work. The technique Linda Connor uses adds to the introspectiveness of the pictures. A must if you love photography!


Schumann: The Songs of Robert Schumann, Vol. 02  Simon Keenlyside
Schumann: The Songs of Robert Schumann, Vol. 02 Simon Keenlyside
Price: 10.89

0 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for me, 15 Feb 2010
I got this CD, because I am an admirer of Simon Keenlyside. The Schumann songs are, however, a bit disappointing, and not for me. But if you are a Schumann fan, you may love this performance.


Henri Cartier-Bresson: The man, the image & the world: A retrospective
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The man, the image & the world: A retrospective
by Henri Cartier-Bresson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 23.56

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 15 Feb 2010
This retrospective gives a perfect overview of Henri Cartier-Bressons work. The shape of the (paper back) book is a bit odd and because of its weight it can easily slip off your table and get damaged. The contents are, however, not to be missed.


Birding Babylon: A Soldier's Journal from Iraq
Birding Babylon: A Soldier's Journal from Iraq
by Jonathan Trouern-Trend
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 5.61

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing observations, 29 Nov 2009
I had expected a great deal from Birding Babylon, but unfortunately this (much too) little book is extremely disappointing. Jonathan Trouern-Trend just is not a very gifted writer. He gives very few clear descriptions of his locations, the Iraqi countryside or the people he meets, nor does he write much about his personal experiences or feelings. Also the birds are left with very little commentary and only receive extremely brief descriptions. For anyone without any knowledge of birds, it is totally useless. There are no photographs of the birds, and the little drawings are randomly divided over the pages. All in all this book is not an interesting read - it is more of an extended list of sightings, than a book.


Dogs
Dogs
by Catherine Johnson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 7.96

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Endearing dogs, 7 Sep 2009
This review is from: Dogs (Hardcover)
The dogs in this book are endearing, as dogs usually are; most of them were photographed in the US. It's always a pleasure to see, how people and their dogs relate to each other. The quotes in this book are from various well-known as well as anonymous people: 'Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative' (Mordecai Siegal). The photographs in this book were collected by Catherine Johnson, and cover a period between approx. 1910 and the 1950-ies. The book was published in 2007, but has an older appearance, because of layout and printing; it should also be added, that it is very heavy.


The Queen Among the Heather: The Alan Lomax Portait Series
The Queen Among the Heather: The Alan Lomax Portait Series
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: 23.95

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The queen of Scottish ballads is Jeannie Robertson., 4 July 2009
The queen of Scottish ballads is definitely Jeannie Robertson. Not only does she know some exceptional ballads, but also her presentation is unique as she brings them to life. She presents the old folk stories wonderfully, with her warm and very musical voice. On this recording there are also some short interviews to be heard, where Jeannie gives background information about herself, about the ballads, and about her mother who taught them to her. The recording was made by Alan Lomax, who is likewise unique, because of his exceptional collection of folk and traditional music.


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