L. Collins

Helpful votes received on reviews: 97% (29 of 30)
Location: London England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,482,523 - Total Helpful Votes: 29 of 30
The War Poets: The Lives and Writings of the 1914-&hellip by Robert Giddings
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book, 1 Jun 2009
You don't have to be doing GSCEs or A Levels to appreciate this book. For anyone who has a love of First World War poetry it's an absolute must on the bookshelf. The illustrations add to the moving poetic testaments of what those guys went through all those years ago. Irritatingly, some light-fingered visitor nicked my copy so I had to buy another - I wouldn't be without it. Read it, and literally, weep.
The English Hymn 4 - All Things Bright and Beautif&hellip ~ William Henry Monk
28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Despite receiving strange looks from my husband, I played the above at full volume to get the benefit of the beautiful orchestration and vocals.
I wouldn't have put myself down as a huge fan of choral works, so it's either a sign of getting old or just that I have such fond memories of singing hymns at school [which, incidentally, I probably thought I hated at the time]; but I felt the hairs rise on the back of my neck as I listened to songs I haven't heard for 30 years, such as He Who Would Valiant Be and When a Knight Won His Spurs.
I felt quite sad listening to this CD and realising that due to current education policy, my own children will never become familiar with hymns like… Read more