Alan Brown

"Lincoln Alsy"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 68% (15 of 22)
Location: Lincoln, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 450,145 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 22
Fist of Fun - The complete series 1 and 2 [DVD]
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I bought this DVD based on memories of Rich and Stu from the mid-1990s, and I have to say most of it is still pretty funny. I'd forgotten about such classic surreal moments as Rich and Stu being taken in by the world's worst Rod Hull impressionist, or the Annual Pie Pie Pie festival in a certain Shropshire town. Not to mention the 'Ian News' - a newscast read by two blokes called Ian, about celebrity Ians, in which every other word is adapted to contain the word "Ian". There's quite a number of familiar comedy faces in the show too, in their early years. In short, this is mid-90s comedy at its best - up there with their contemporaries like Alan Partridge, Vic and Bob etc. And (in this… Read more
The Lore of the Land: A Guide to England's Legends&hellip by Jennifer Westwood
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
As other readers have pointed out, this is not a book to be read in one go, more a kind of reference work to dip in and out of. The book is huge, and more might have been gained by producing individual books on certain running themes: i.e. one work concentrating on ghosts, one on fairy mythology, one on the Devil and witchcraft and so on. That said, this work is endlessly fascinating, and expertly researched and I cannot fault the content at all. The reason why I have given this book three stars is because of a publishing mess-up which (in my copy, at least) completely fudges the section on Yorkshire. A great swathe of this chapter is missing, replaced by duplicated pages from earlier and… Read more
Travel Egypt; Nile Cruise by Janet Wood
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This book is the perfect first-time Nile traveller guide; this is a whimsical piece of work, full of anecdotes and personal accounts, and yet and at the same time packed with detail, historical information and statistics for the traveller to Egypt. In many ways these 'personalized' travel guides allow the reader to evaluate what they want to see and do for themselves, as it is like talking to a close friend who has been there already, which can be very reassuring for the first-time traveller. This book is also richly illustrated: thanks again for a well researched concept.