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Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike - a year in the l&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Terry Abraham
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed, 4 July 2014
I've been a fan of Terry's films for some time, even admiring some of the promotional work he did for the Peak District National Park, and found his last big work, "The Cairngorms in Winter" hugely impressive, so looked forward to this DVD. I know how much effort he puts in to filming, to the extent of finding myself teasing him on twitter as I eat steak in a Hotel while he shivers in a tent on the fell, and when you consider his production crew consists of basically him, the commitment and output is astounding.

This film concentrates on a relatively tiny parcel of ground, basically a single mountain and it's immediate massif, but one that attracts such attention,… Read more
A Letter Home [VINYL] ~ Neil Young
A Letter Home [VINYL] ~ Neil Young
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
This review refers to the vinyl box set edition. Going straight to the summary, I love this album. Partly for the perversity of the way it was recorded and presented, but mostly for the music, the performance and the feel.

In a way, it's a concept album which hinges on the romantic idea that Young could communicate with his dead mother as though making a phone call, and this explains the collection of old covers, though not all quite fit the timescale implied (Springsteen's song being quite recent for example). The idea collides with the notion of recording on an archaic contraption to produce a basic, but not unlistenable sound, and in this edition we are provided with a… Read more
The Last Englishman: A 2,650 mile hiking adventure&hellip by Keith Foskett
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring, 12 May 2014
Keith's account of a PCT attempt was the first I read, and so far the most inspiring (in the middle of a couple more). His writing style is intimate and good humored, even quite comical in places and he does manage to give the story some shape, instead of being an endless list of things he did. We get a fair view into his emotional state too which is important, as such an adventure, or even a two day wild camp locally, should evoke some feeling to be worthwhile. If I have any observation about the way the book reads, it would be that there is a marked stylistic difference between the main telling of the story which is succinct and businesslike, but when he reproduces sections of the… Read more

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