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The Heavyweight Champion - The Complete Atlantic Recordings
The Heavyweight Champion - The Complete Atlantic Recordings
Price: £24.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious 'Trane, 22 Aug. 2014
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Not much to say about this set. Seven CD's full of some of the finest jazz ever set to disc. Coltrane would move onwards and upwards from here, but some of these recordings world never be beaten for sheer joy and listening pleasure. These albums should be in every jazz-lover's collection, either as the box set or as individual CD's. Self recommending.


George Szell Conducts Beethoven Symphonies & Overtures
George Szell Conducts Beethoven Symphonies & Overtures
Price: £9.50

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5.0 out of 5 stars Szell's Beethoven, 22 Aug. 2014
A terrific set of Beethoven symphonies by a great conductor and a top flight orchestra in his finest hour. Szell brought the Cleveland orchestra to its highest level during the late fifties and early sixties, and these recordings catch the orchestra at a peak. Love all of them, no real peaks and certainly no troughs. Now my first choice modern Beethoven set. Sound is early stereo but perfectly acceptable, played on a decent CD player and system.


OSCAR PETERSON/_HISTORY OF AN ARTIST
OSCAR PETERSON/_HISTORY OF AN ARTIST
Price: £28.52

5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific small band jazz., 22 Aug. 2014
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A first class collection of tunes superbly played by the late, great Oscar Peterson in his heyday. Ably backed by such greats as Ray Brown, Joe Pass, Bobby Durham and Herb Ellis, along with many more. A wonderful snapshot of Peterson at his best.


The Wainwright Companion
The Wainwright Companion
by Clive Hutchby
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Small but beautiful, 22 Aug. 2014
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A beautiful little guide to the fells of the Lake District. Very much a pot-puree, it is ideal for dipping into (in the smallest room, perhaps!) and full of lovely photos. Criticism? The book is small, so many of the lovely photos struggle for impact. Overall, a winner.


Paris. Portrait of a City
Paris. Portrait of a City
by Jean-Claude Gautrand
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.24

5.0 out of 5 stars The BIG photo book of Paris, 22 Aug. 2014
A huge book, full of wonderful photographs beautifully reproduced. I have several photo collections of Paris, and this is the grand-daddy of them all. It really IS a big book; think lying on the carpet or settling back into a comfortable armchair with Ravel or Debussy playing in the background. Oh, and by the way, the book is very BIG.
Well recommended.


Restaurants of Paris (Everyman Guides)
Restaurants of Paris (Everyman Guides)
by Everyman
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide to eating in Paris, 22 Aug. 2014
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An excellent guide to eating in Paris, unfortunately now quite dated (1994). Of course, a good restaurant in 1990 is likely to be a good restaurant now - if it still exists! Taken as a more general guide to eating out in Paris, the guide is well worth the miniscule investment it involved (1p plus postage!). Excellent service from Awesome Books; the book arrived in time and in very good condition, pretty well unmarked. I would buy other books in this series, and I would buy from Awesome again.


A Memory Of Light: Book 14 of the Wheel of Time: 14/14
A Memory Of Light: Book 14 of the Wheel of Time: 14/14
by Robert Jordan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

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3.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag, 7 Aug. 2014
I was disappointed in this finale to the series. For the most part it was well paced, and difficult to put down. I was thoroughly enjoying it, and finding it difficult to put down. So why the disappointment? After 14 long volumes, all of them substantial books, it felt that the series had been finished just too quickly, in something of a rush. Yes, I know that Robert Jordan had planned the last three books to be just one volume; I don't think that was ever going to happen. But even splitting them into three parts seems to be a rush job.
The outcome for Rand is just sloppy. Walking away in a new body, leaving everyone behind him? The Rand al'Thor who had regained his humanity in the last two books? Not very probable. He could have died in humanity's cause, or lived on to rebuild the world, but not this! What becomes of Elayne and her two realms? What of Mat? Is he to rule Seanchan with Tuon? Perrin and Faile? Surely not retirement to a provincial forge! Will the Aes Sedai, the Kin and the Wavefinders find common ground? And Cadsuane as the Amyrlin Seat!!! Moiraine or Elayne would have been fine, but a woman who has spent several hundred years avoiding responsibility taking the post at such a crucial time?
All these questions and many others demanded another two to three hundred pages, or even another volume. I suppose there was pressure to finish the series, but it does feel like a missed opportunity. On the positive side the writing was good, with a scarcely noticeable transition from Jordan to Sanderson.
All in all a concluding volume which delights and disappoints in equal measure.


The Definitive Guide to the Da Vinci Code: Paris Walks
The Definitive Guide to the Da Vinci Code: Paris Walks
by Peter Caine
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars Blinkered, 23 July 2014
A rubbish concept, but a moderately interesting guide. Far too blinkered to serve as your sole guide (unless you're a Dan Brown fanatic on a Da Vinci exploration). There are interesting places and sights in here, but don't place too much trust in the book.


Access Paris
Access Paris
by Richard Saul Wurman
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Offbeat and decidedly eccentric guide to Paris., 23 July 2014
This review is from: Access Paris (Paperback)
An offbeat and decidedly eccentric guide to Paris. The Musée Jacquemart-André falls between a Chinese art gallery and a decent enough brasserie in the Boulevard Haussmann. This higgledy-piggledy approach is quite endearing, and leads to a random 'see what comes up' approach. It can be frustrating if you're looking for something in particular - but, hey, that's what indexes and conventional guides are for.


Paris Inside Out (Paris Inside Out: The Insider's Handbook to Life in Paris)
Paris Inside Out (Paris Inside Out: The Insider's Handbook to Life in Paris)
by David Applefield
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Living in Paris, 23 July 2014
A guide to Paris designed for those living in the City of Light, but of interest to anyone who loves the French capitol.Not recommended as a guide for a first (or even second or third) visit to Paris, but a good source of information if you want to know more about Paris and Parisians.


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