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The Best Bette: Deluxe Edition
The Best Bette: Deluxe Edition
Offered by westworld-
Price: £16.74

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sleaze with ease!!! or a star lives, 14 Jan. 2010
How do you describe Miss Middler?? (eat your heart out Miss Ross-the DVD explains all). She is quite simply a STAR. You either love her or hate her but she is a star in the mould of the likes of Ethel Merman. All her best and tackiest personas are diplayed in all their kitch, totally over-the-top, smack you in the face best by a Star. DELORES in her mermaid tail and wheelchair and back be the Harlettes, Soph. with her husband Ernie. She is a consumate performer and, Thank God, her roots performing in Gay Bath Houses in New York accompanied by Barry Manilow show through in every number.No self respecting homosexual or heterosexual should be without this CD/DVD double whammy in the collection.
Forget all the boring stars, superstars, celebrities or what ever names journalists dream up. Bette Middler is the STAR and Viva the DIVA. Quality at full volume - what more could anyone want.

The Boy in the Dress
The Boy in the Dress
by David Walliams
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Men in frocks or men selling books????, 9 Dec. 2009
This review is from: The Boy in the Dress (Paperback)
I have always enjoyed children's books and re-read classics on a regular basis. I love Alice, Narnia,Wind in the Willows but I don't think David Walliams offering will stand the test of time. Unfortunately, dear reader, (how many times I could have screamed at this affectation) the book is contrived and pedestrian. There are genuine touches of whimsy but I kept wondering whether Walliams was justifying his own desire to wear women's clothes. Great if you enjoy it. BUT, had he not already been famous as part of "Little Britain" would the publisher have been interested? I doubt it. The cult of celebrity perhaps which does not further the art of writing childrens books.

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