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An English Affair
An English Affair
by Richard Davenport-Hines
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book, 28 April 2013
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I had read 'An Affair of state-The Profumo case and the framing of Stephen Ward by Knightley/Kennedy ( Sadly now out of print but available if you search on ebay) and have always been interested in this period. Now 50 years on and with the release of previously censored and withheld papers Mr Davenport-Hines is able to tell a wonderfully detailed account of the time, the people, the politics and of course this scandal. It is a very detailed book and some readers may find that too much but I find the detail essential to enable the reader to fully understand and get a clearer picture of the period and the place of this affair in the time. The title says it all, the book is not just about ; Profumo, Keeler, Rice-Davies and Ward indeed it deals in depth with all those people but Macmillan, Rachman, Denning, Astor and the Police are all subject to the author's forensic scrutiny. I thought the book was excellent and wholeheartedly recommend it to those who already know the period and think they know all about this scandal but also to those who are new to it and want to read a thoroughly well researched and interesting book.

The Rolling Stones: The Biggest Bang [Blu-ray] [2009]
The Rolling Stones: The Biggest Bang [Blu-ray] [2009]
Dvd ~ Rolling Stones

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Short changed, 20 Feb 2011
I had the 4 dvd set of 'the Biggest Bang' and naturally wanted to upgrade when it was released on Blu- ray. There is only one Blu- ray disc and given that you can easily fit 4DVD's worth of material onto one Blu-ray I was expecting to see the same content. What a shame then that half of the DVD content has not been included, the reviewer above has already helpfully set this out. It's very irritating as the Copacabana beach concert is well worth seeing along with 'the rest of the world' only some of which is on the Blu ray. unless there is going to be another 'special' Blu ray of Copacabana, I cannot see that this release is anything more than cynical.

The music and filming are first rate but I deduct stars because of Universal's apparent contempt for fans. The Stones are a big enough band to have the muscle to stop this type of thing happening.
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