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Wolf Tool Bag Tough and Strong Heavy Duty Nylon Tools Bag with External Pockets and Shoulder Strap
Wolf Tool Bag Tough and Strong Heavy Duty Nylon Tools Bag with External Pockets and Shoulder Strap

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice bag, 10 April 2015
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Well made tool bag, Not quite as heavy duty as my CK bag but far less expensive, and a lot better made than other bags I have seen at this price. I would buy another one.
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Etta James Rocks the House
Etta James Rocks the House
Price: £5.99

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her best album, 14 July 2009
Fantastic live performance. It's in a different league from her later recordings, it's less produced and there are no soft strings. It's not pretty but it is loaded with real emotion and energy. You can hear that she is enjoying herself - feeding off the audience, improvising, singing a duet with the saxophone, growling, mewing, laughing. "You can dance if you want to" she tells the audience. If you've never heard Etta this is the one to get. The best live blues/soul album ever.

City Of Men (TV Series) [DVD] [2004]
City Of Men (TV Series) [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Darlan Cunha
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Price: £1.47

31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much more than a TV spin-off, 8 Oct. 2004
City of Men is a TV spin-off from the film City of God, but it is not a diluted derivative. City of Men tones down the violence and uses it as a backdrop for some universal themes of adolescence: status, identity, friendship and, of course, sex. It successfully blends these familiar themes with ones of poverty, racism and corruption to create a vivid picture of life in the favella with which we can all identify, even if conditions there are far from our own.
Each episode is a self contained story, a densely packed small film, centred around the life of two teenage boys. Some of the episodes are more edgy than others and as the series progresses it seems to soften. But even in the episode 'It Has to be Now', which is principally about teenage love-sickness and frustrated desire, there is a pervasive backdrop of social exclusion, poverty and impending violence. The final episode, 'Hot Spot', hardens right back and is, for TV, violent.
The performances are said to be mostly improvised and are utterly convincing. There is a lot of wit throughout the series, always understated, and the humour is all the more effective because of its tragic context. There are occasional scenes of kindness which stand out like an 'Amelie' in a war zone. Visually it's a treat: conventional film gives way to video and Super-8, and there's a lot of hand-held camera, sophisticated colour grading and even animation.
I cannot say whether I prefer the TV series to the film, they are too different. City of Men has to be judged as TV and as such, it's one the best things I've seen. I would like to see more, but it may be that if the series is continued it will become a formula. Perhaps the seven episodes we have are enough. They are a gem.
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Simple French Food
Simple French Food
by Richard Olney
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.94

51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An old favourite now in hardback., 11 May 2003
This review is from: Simple French Food (Hardcover)
My paperback copy of this book is falling apart with use - it is one of my favourites - and now a hardback is available. If you like Elizabeth David you will love this, it is intelligent, eloquent and very evocative. The recipes are detailed but not strict. There is a lot of emphasis on the nature of ingredients and on general method, which invites improvisation and confident invention.
The 'simple' food of the title is simple in the sense that it is not the over-elaborate food of urban restaurants, it is about the best home cooking which you can still find in unpretentious small town cafes. But simple does not mean artless, it is about well chosen ingredients combined with great technical understanding and real sensitivity. This is French food at its best, and an inspiring book for adventurous cooks.

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