Roger Risborough

 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,171
Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (459 of 581)
Location: Richmond
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,171 - Total Helpful Votes: 459 of 581
Downhill [DVD] [2014] <b>DVD</b> ~ Karl Theobal&hellip
Downhill [DVD] [2014] DVD ~ Karl Theobald, Jeremy Swift, Ned Dennehy Richard Lumsden
4.0 out of 5 stars West to East up North, 15 Aug 2014
Loved it. A well-worn footpath, maybe, (former college-mates reunion, rambling west to east up north), but a wonderful walk in heart-warming company.
The Presidentís Hat by Antoine Laurain
The Presidentís Hat by Antoine Laurain
2.0 out of 5 stars The Emperor's New Hat, 15 Aug 2014
The logical thing to do on finishing this book would be to leave it on a bench in the park for a random stranger to pick up and let it improve their life. In the age of Kindle, that's not really a practical solution, but having read the book, I'm not desperate to keep hold of it. By it's own admission, this is a fairy tale, telling the story of how accidental temporary possession of Francois Mitterrand's hat can lead to new-found confidence, reawakened creativity, self-determination, and, well, health, wealth and happiness. And it's as simple as that. Not so much The President's Hat as The Emperor's New Clothes.
10 for 10: Hedley Verity and the Story of Cricket'&hellip by Chris Waters
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is both an extended eulogy to the greatness of Hedley Verity as a cricketer and a man, and a wistful elegy to a lost era of English cricket before the Second World War. It is Monday 11 July 1932. Donald Bradman is the undisputed king of world cricket and Yorkshire are the kings of the English game. Europe is poised between emerging from the Great Depression and descending into brutal conflagration, and cricket is at its own pivot between its Golden Age and the acrimony of the Bodyline series, which is just a few months away. At Headingley, it is pouring with rain, and in an age of uncovered wickets when most spinners would be licking their lips, Hedley Verity is expecting "some… Read more

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