John Arlom

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (56 of 64)
Location: Canberra, ACT, Australia


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,112,010 - Total Helpful Votes: 56 of 64
Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines [19&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Stuart Whitman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun!, 24 July 2011
What could be better than an escape into a turn of the century aviation historical event, which just could have happened. What a delight to hear such racist comment, poking fun at nationalistic tendencies, stuff that no one would dare to write today.
Complete with real English, French, American and Italian engine sounds, the Japanese entry completed an all star cast of never to be forgotten sparring.
The New First Aid in English 2nd Edition by Angus MacIver
I used this little book for years as an aid in my years as a Primary School teacher. I recommended it recently to a friend studying to be a teacher of English as a Second Language, who mentioned that her knowledge of English grammar was sorely lacking as a result of "modern" teaching methods in the nineties.
I well remember the old blue cloth edition full of stimulating questions on correct usage of words and sentences, loved by the children and a joy to teach. Always something fresh. This is how to make language interesting and alive.
Prokofiev - Peter & the Wolf ~ Richard Hale
5.0 out of 5 stars A Little Gem, 21 Aug 2010
I purchased this disc after a search to find the earliest recording. From my childhood I remembered the old 78RPMs of the original recording, purchased by my father and long remembered in my imagination of the countryside, and all the excitement of the music at that early stage in my life. And here it was again! all re-mastered and with the same musicians and narrator.
A good recording standing up very well with the big names of theatre and film of the past decade or two.
I must refer also to another review I wrote of this work on DVD. This CD is not in the same class now, but is very well worth possessing for its historic relevance and integrity.

Wish List

Bach: English Suites ~ Angela Hewitt
Bach: English Suites ~ Angela Hewitt
Bach: Italian Concerto & French Overture ~ Angela Hewitt
Turkish Cooking by Ghillie Başan
Turkish Cooking by Ghillie Başan
Brahms: Violin Sonatas ~ Anne-Sophie Mutter
Brahms: Violin Sonatas ~ Anne-Sophie Mutter
Yellowstone [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Peter Firth
Yellowstone [DVD] DVD ~ Peter Firth