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In Concert [VINYL]
In Concert [VINYL]

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazz Couriers, 19 Feb. 2014
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I am too young to remember the original Couriers, however I saw Ronnie Scott in the early 1980's and was suitably impressed. Later I inherited several recordings he made with Tubby Hayes, what a loss to the Jazz world; fluent, subtle, full of ideas.
This recording is on premium 180 gram vinyl, beautifully cut and presented, a must for lovers of British Jazz nostalgia.
Highly recommended...


The Theatre Workshop Story
The Theatre Workshop Story
by Howard Goorney
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Theatre Workshop, 12 Dec. 2013
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Perhaps the finest ground breaking theatre revolution pre and post WW11 properly explained… a delight… an essential read for all who appreciate theatre...


Titus [DVD]
Titus [DVD]
Dvd ~ Anthony Hopkins
Price: £4.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Titus Andronicus, 12 Mar. 2013
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Fine interpretation, with flawless acting throughout. Superb production, however at some junctures it was slightly OTT. Alan Cumming is sufficiently creepy and oily to convince. Good use of Mussolini's fascist architecture.


Brother DCP-J315W Wireless Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer with Media Card Centre
Brother DCP-J315W Wireless Colour Inkjet Multifunction Printer with Media Card Centre

5.0 out of 5 stars Brother DCP J315W Printer, 12 Mar. 2013
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Extremely good value for money printer, not difficult to set up. Quite robust and almost perfect printing quality. Good size ink reservoirs. Printed well from the first trial print and apart from one jam, which due to my inexperience may have been my fault, has performed superbly.
My only slight reservation is that it is a little difficult to wirelessly set up. However for the person who requires a reasonable, first time printer, I recommend this machine...


ION Audio Profile LP Record Player - Vinyl Turntable with USB digital conversion Audio - Piano Black
ION Audio Profile LP Record Player - Vinyl Turntable with USB digital conversion Audio - Piano Black
Price: £69.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Ion Vinyl converter, 28 Jan. 2013
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Superb product does exactly what it says on the tin. Why not 5 stars? The instructions are a little wooly, but the product itself is excellent.


Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel
Bared to You: A Crossfire Novel
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bared to You, 16 Jan. 2013
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Crass, poorly written and unbelievable. I gave up on this book halfway through. Ms Day should immediately attend a creative class...


1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off
1,227 QI Facts To Blow Your Socks Off
Price: £3.77

4.0 out of 5 stars 1,227 Facts, 16 Jan. 2013
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Quirky and enlightening, a book to dip in and out of. For the pedant invaluable! A product of the Qi Elves!


The Pinecone
The Pinecone
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Pinecone, 16 Jan. 2013
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Sarah Losh was a proto feminist if not quite in the league of Mary Wolstencraft but worthy of this outstanding biography. She lived in Wreay (to rhyme with rear) near Carlisle. Sarah rebuilt the church of St Mary's to her own design and had a hand in many acts of largesse. The title of the biography is the 'Pinecone,' reflecting Sarah's interest in mathematics and the Fibonacci sequence.

St Mary's church anticipated the 'Arts and Crafts' movement by over half a century.

The book is a little rambling, however for a taste of the social mores of the early to mid 19th centuries in a rural parish it is invaluable. Recommended!


Messenger bag Gusti Genuine Leather Case Shoulder Bag Satchel Business Office Briefcase Vintage College University Campus School Bag Laptop Bag Unisex U25A
Messenger bag Gusti Genuine Leather Case Shoulder Bag Satchel Business Office Briefcase Vintage College University Campus School Bag Laptop Bag Unisex U25A

4.0 out of 5 stars Gusti Satchel, 24 Dec. 2012
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A little basic, however it is well made and looks like it will last a lifetime. A good durable bag for a laptop.


In Place of Fear
In Place of Fear
by Aneurin Bevan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.05

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In Place of Fear, 24 Dec. 2012
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This book was written in 1951, it is as relevant today as it was then. Nye Bevan implemented the NHS and oversaw the rebuilding of homes after WWII. The book is a manifesto of Socialist thought. A must read in these times of austerity.


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