Mr. T. Sturrock

Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (85 of 105)
Location: Bradford, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 95,912 - Total Helpful Votes: 85 of 105
Come Spy With Us ~ The Secret Agent Songbook ~ Various Artists
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I was nobbut a lad when the first wave of spies hit screens in the sixties, I missed out on watching but remember being caught up in the residual excitement - the glossy 'Man From UNCLE' annual at the bottom of my christmas shopping. I got the same sense of childish glee when this CD dropped through my door - it's beautifully packaged and presented with extensive sleeve notes. But the content left me feeling disappointed and here's why. 'High Wire' (Theme from 'Danger Man') and the 'Man From UNCLE' theme here are not the originals. No big deal I suppose but the originals sounded so much better - likewise the James Bond theme is by 'Johnny and the Hurricanes' who get the twangy guitar… Read more
Walks in the Forest of Bowland: 30 Short Walks in &hellip by J. Keighley
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Where's the Blue Tank?, 20 April 2013
As a fan of Jack Keighley I give this book two stars with a heavy heart. His books on the Yorkshire Dales helped me to get out and discover what a fantastic landscape there was (and had always been) within travelling distance of home. His pithy little Yorkshire comments often had me grinning, even when traipsing uphill in the rain and the meticulously detained maps always look like they've been hand drawn by him on the back of a beermat in the pub. From the Dales books I moved on across the border with his walks along the Ribble Valley and this covers similar terrain. It should be ideal; most hikers and tourists head for the Dales - the Forest of Bowland is rich in under-explored gems… Read more
Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the C&hellip by Wade Davis
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A friend recently bought this and when I told her I was currently reading it she asked me for my opinion. "A bit of a slog" I replied, perhaps subconciously mirroring all I had absorbed of the exhausting progress and sheer blind wilfulness that got the climbing parties up that vast terrifying mountain. To be honest I'd borrowed it from the library and got up to page 346 after three weeks, taking it back to renew it I found there was a waiting list so my request was declined. I was left with the choice of whether to give up on it or borrow it again, read the rest at a later date. I'm so glad I went with the latter option.
Having read other biographies on Scott and Fawcett,… Read more

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