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Writing Poems (Bloodaxe Poetry Handbooks)
Writing Poems (Bloodaxe Poetry Handbooks)
by Peter Sansom
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.97

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for Readers of Poetry, 27 Jan 2013
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Just taken to poetry and found this book from Bloodaxe ideal. Author is talking to readers as well as writers and poetry at school was pretty bad when I did it but the fact it should be spoken out loud rather than just read on the page is one of the main points covered.


Buddhism is Not What You Think: Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs
Buddhism is Not What You Think: Finding Freedom Beyond Beliefs
by Steve Hagen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Buddhism for Real, 13 Dec 2012
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I found the author's earlier book an interesting read and bought this one as a follow up It cuts through a lot of the monastic traditions and treats the teachings as a 20th Century philosophy


How the World Can be the Way it is: Inquiry for the New Millennium into Science, Philosophy and Perception
How the World Can be the Way it is: Inquiry for the New Millennium into Science, Philosophy and Perception
by Steve Hagen
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Read His other Books, 13 Dec 2012
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Found this a bit on the heavy side but will read it thhhrough to the end and see what I think then


The Thoreau You Don't Know: The Father of Nature Writers on the Importance of Cities, Finance, and Fooling Around
The Thoreau You Don't Know: The Father of Nature Writers on the Importance of Cities, Finance, and Fooling Around
by Robert Sullivan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Thoreau as Human, 13 Dec 2012
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Always been interested in both the man and his writing since reading Walden. I idn't want a straightforward study and this one looked of interest. I am still reading it sid by side with Journals


Did They Mention the Music?: The Autobiography of Henry Mancini
Did They Mention the Music?: The Autobiography of Henry Mancini
by Henry Mancini
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Mancini's Magic Touch, 13 Dec 2012
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I really interesting book on both his work and how the film music business works and also Hollywood is a bear trap


Letters to a Young Actor (Art of Mentoring) (Art of Mentoring)
Letters to a Young Actor (Art of Mentoring) (Art of Mentoring)
by Robert Sanford Brustein
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.48

3.0 out of 5 stars Actors Little Helper, 13 Dec 2012
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Bought as a gift for a friend who was told it was a good book to read and use again and again


Crazy Salad & Scribble Scribble: Some Things about Women & Notes on the Media
Crazy Salad & Scribble Scribble: Some Things about Women & Notes on the Media
by Nora Ephron
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.55

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ephron's Best Bits, 13 Dec 2012
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Regret only started reading her books after her death and reading her obituary. Have most of them now and find them funny,real and interesting.


Songs from Girls Singer: Music
Songs from Girls Singer: Music
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5.0 out of 5 stars George's Aunt Rosie, 23 Aug 2012
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I had discovered Rosemary Clooney through her second book The Girl Singer and started to collect her albums. I think she has been overlooked as a very talented singer in the style of Crosby and Sinatra. She was issuing albums right up to the year before her death and although her voice had changed ,as all singer's voices will over the years,her style and depth are still there. Her jazz album "Blue Rose" with Duke Ellington and those with Nelson Riddle are great. This collection from across her life is a good starting point for anyone with an interest in her singing.


Driving Home: An American Scrapbook: An Emigrants Reflections Pb
Driving Home: An American Scrapbook: An Emigrants Reflections Pb
by Raban Jonathan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raban's Journeys, 23 Aug 2012
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A large collection of Jonathan Raban's writings over a period of years since he left the UK for Seattle his new home. 604 pages A collection of his published reviews and articles from magazines and newspapers some of which I had read before. Many others were published in magazines that I didn't come across and probably wouldn'y have bought anyway. His writing covers two decades through American history and also more recent world affairs. I would put it up there as an ideal Desert Island book read then again why wait. Read it now.


Glasgow: Not a Guide to
Glasgow: Not a Guide to
by Bruce Durie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Duries's guide, 23 Aug 2012
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An interesting little book from a lover of Glasgow with all its good and bad points(what bad points!) Mr Durie is well versed in Glasgow culture and anyone looking for an interesting starting point on Glasgow would do well to read this short guide.


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