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Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love by James Booth
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptionally good, 31 Aug 2014
Rarely does a biography have the flowing impetus of a novel, where you find yourself longing to get back to it, daydreaming through work about finding out 'what happens next'. It's obvious why that is - mostly, you already know a life's ending... But James Booth's biography of Larkin seems in several ways to me to be a major achievement. Firstly, it's enormously generous, about a man who has definitely been subject to most of the central twentieth century accusations (racist, misogynist, pervert, Thatcherite, imperialist, even Nazi - see the detailed discussion of Sidney Larkin's mantelpiece ornaments...).

Booth is determined to retell Larkin's story as that of a kindly boss,… Read more
Lego 70013 Chima - Equila's Ultra striker by LEGO
Very enjoyable. I love the big caterpillar track vehicles, even though it's not like they're THAT reusable in other models once taken apart. Again, my son is only little and he had no trouble getting it all together - the step-by-step instructions these days are so clear that he can almost do it completely on his own. And a great looking, very solid vehicle once finished. Has stayed together a lot longer than some of the planes, which are all quite fragile....
LEGO: Legends of Chima - DVD 4 (DVD) (FSK 6)
5.0 out of 5 stars Catch up with Chima, 26 Aug 2014
This is a German DVD but contains English language option so you can watch some of the episodes from series 1 NOT yet released on UK DVD to your heart's content. The structure isn't quite the same as the UK DVDs - this runs from episode 12 to episode 16 inclusive, and the UK dvd finished with 10 so we had to miss one, but that's not the DVD's fault. Anyway, just to reassure any parents of desperate Chima fans currently watching episodes in Russian on youtube that there is another option