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The Worm Ouroboros by E. R.  Eddison
The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantasy without Equal, 22 July 2014
I first read an excerpt from this book some 50 years ago and by chance heard it mentioned as an aside on a TV programme recently. The memory of the original stayed with me so I sought out a copy. This book is of course pure fantasy and it would not be an exaggeration to say " they don't write them like that any more'. Fantasy writing is a genre I don't read any more but for nostalgic reasons I went for this book. What an absolute pleasure it was to read. Due to the style of writing(old style english) it will not be to everyone's taste but the grandeur of the prose and the majesty of the descriptive passages is breathtaking-rarely has there been such power in prose.I wonder why no one… Read more
Philips Dual Precision HQ8/50 Replacement Shaving &hellip by Philips
Just purchased this as first heads replacement for my Aquatouch wet and dry razor about 18 months after purchase.
Definitely fiddly to fit. Instructions on box are only easy to follow if you've done it already and are too curtate. The answer is to google for a u-tube video on the subject. There is one readily available which explains the process clearly. Time will tell whether or not the purchase was worthwhile.
Matilda: Wife of the Conqueror, First Queen of Eng&hellip by Tracy Borman
An interesting and informative account of an important period in English history. For a historical factual book it is surprisingly easily read. It also manages to add character to the main personae. Whether or not this is an accurate representation of the period is for the reader to decide but it is certainly believable. The author does try to avoid too much conjecture and openly admits when she feels boundaries have been reached. Well worth a read.