Dr. R. G. Henderson

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Location: North Yorkshire & Donegal


Top Reviewer Ranking: 138,616 - Total Helpful Votes: 94 of 120
Poirot and Me by David Suchet
Poirot and Me by David Suchet
This book is great fun, and although semi ghost-written with Geoffrey Wansell you can't see the join. Suchet has become the definitive Poirot, and reading this you can appreciate why. When first asked to play the part David Suchet had to confess that he had never read any Agatha Christie. But he immersed himself in every book featuring Poirot and discovered a real character - in the end almost falling in love with him. Ultimately he became virtual co-director of the series and what he wanted in the character he got. On occasion he refused to do what the director wanted, insisting that "Poirot would never do that". He always got his way.
Christie herself grew to dislike… Read more
The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (V&hellip by Timothy Lim
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 3 July 2013
A Very Short Introduction should ideally have a Very Short Review.
I enjoyed this book I picked up at the British Museum. For those with only a sketchy notion of the scrolls and their significance this is ideal and it gives suggestions for further reading if you want more. Conspiracy theories are neatly dismissed. There seems little quesion the scrolls are linked with the Essene sect (although this is disputed by some) but it did seem that most of the book was taken up with discussion of the Essenes rather than the scrolls themselves. This didn't spoil things and my brief title sums it up.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical&hellip by Darren Henley
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good easy summary, 21 May 2013
This does not pretend to be an academic treatise, but is a good run through classical music from the Norman Conquest (more or less) to the present day. Full of interesting and/or useless facts which might help in a pub quiz, but also essentially correct. Some may quibble (and have quibbled) at the selection of composers - but all the essential greats are there with a few quirky others.
Although from Classic fm the authors encourage live music and list their top ten venues.
So enjoy - and ignore the critics.