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Cycling (Beginners Plus)
Cycling (Beginners Plus)
by Hazel Maskell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great starter, 2 July 2015
Attractive format, loads of interesting information and very easy to follow. My son is just getting into cycling and he loves this book.

The Golfer's Guide to Pilates: Step-by-Step Exercises to Strengthen Your Game
The Golfer's Guide to Pilates: Step-by-Step Exercises to Strengthen Your Game
by Monica Clyde
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every golfer should have this, 6 April 2014
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This is a fabulous little book. It is well organised, clearly described and allows you to easily compile your own programmes.

I'm 55 and was never a big fan of stretching excercises, Pilates, Yoga etc. before but this book has had a tremendously positive impact not only on my golf but on my general well-being.

If you love your golf, this one is a no-brainer...

George Thorogood & the..
George Thorogood & the..
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £8.78

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forgot what a great album this is, 15 Jan. 2014
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I had this album as a teenager in the late Seventies and I was blown away by GT's power and immediacy. For some reason, I never replaced it when CDs came along until I recently rediscovered it.
To my delight, it has lost none of it's freshness and immediacy and the tracks are now a fixture in my playlists. I can highly recommend this to anyone who loves the raw and direct sound of a blues slide guitar.

Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7
Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7
Price: £11.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Legendary!, 3 Aug. 2013
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Probably the best Beethoven recording, I have ever heard. Don't know what it is about Kleiber, but he has an uncanny knack of making the music come completely alive. And it's an absolute bargain to boot...

1000 Years of Annoying the French
1000 Years of Annoying the French
by Stephen Clarke
Edition: Paperback

18 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars History, Daily Mail-style, 20 Oct. 2011
What a tedious book this is! I received it as a gift and I tried to read it several times but I've finally given up on it. Its pages will now be used to light fires in the fireplace this winter because I wouldn't want to inflict them on any unsuspecting customers browsing the Oxfam store.

Let me be clear, I am fascinated by history and I do like irreverent treatments or sideways looks at our past. But this does not belong in that category. This is the Jeremy Clarkson school of history. It is the smug, grinning and self-satisfied face of Britain. It is the pub bore who will tell you that climate change is just a conspiracy of scientists and politicians who are trying to make money out of it. It is the bloke at a dinner party who tells you his three-year-old son could better than Jackson Pollock. And it is the woman at the same dinner party who is really upset about XXX getting voted off Strictly Get Me Out Of Here On Ice.

Read Ken Follett or CJ Sansom if you like a good yarn. Read Simon Schama or David Starkey if you like solid historical information that is accessible to non-experts. Or read Bill Bryson for a really affectionate and touching portrayal of Britain's recent past.

But give this one a miss - unless you like to see your own prejudices reinforced.
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The Uncommon Reader
The Uncommon Reader
by Alan Bennett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Please recommend this book to everyone you know!, 11 Feb. 2009
This review is from: The Uncommon Reader (Paperback)
This is the funniest and most moving book I have read in a long, long time. I'm a reserved, rational 40-something (just about) and this book had me pinned to my chair for an evening, alternatively shedding tears of laughter and of compassion.
Every ten minutes or so I felt compelled to get out my marker pen just so I wouldn't forget yet another sly joke or another insightful passage of comical genius.
I will make it my mission in life (at least for the next month) to recommend this book to anyone I know - so you guys are just the start...
Read it - it will enrich your life immeasureably! (...and it will be completely painless)

Consolers Of The Lonely
Consolers Of The Lonely
Offered by DVD Overstocks
Price: £9.96

32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!, 31 Mar. 2008
This review is from: Consolers Of The Lonely (Audio CD)
I first saw the Raconteurs at Reading two years ago and was completely blown away by their set. I liked White Stripes before that, but this was much, much richer and more varied. It seemed as if JW had really found had found the perfect context for his mercurial talent...

So I bought Broken Boy Soldiers on the strength of the concert and was mildly disappointed. Sure, Steady As She Goes is catchy and Intimate Secretary or Store Boght Bones are terrific tracks but they kind of paled in comparison to the live performance.

So when Consolers of the Lonely came out, I wasn't entirely sure whether I really needed another Raconteurs studio album. However, the love of my life bought it for me and I will be forever grateful that she did!

The album is an absolute gem from start to finish. It is more varied and confident than SBB and it doesn't have a weak track on it. There are some standout tracks such as You Don't Understand Me, Rich Kid Blues and These Stones Will Shout, but really you'll want to listen to all of this over and over again.

One of the albums of the year without a doubt!

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