S. F. Nicholson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (28 of 33)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,033,106 - Total Helpful Votes: 28 of 33
The Reivers And The Making Of The Borders - Series&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Alistair Moffat
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing there., 9 Sep 2013
Not history, or even particularly about he Reivers.

This is more of a tourist board production dealing with the Scottish Borders. Much is filling - a man who renovated a peel tower, some border rugby players, people who were in border Regiments.

If you know anything about this period of history at all you'll learn nothing new here.
The Pixies: Pixies [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Pixies
21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stop Complaining, 25 Aug 2004
What a lot of moaners. For years nothing new about the Pixies, then a DVD with just about everything that existed on tape becomes available and people complain!
The gig is brilliant - pure Pixies magic. The documenary is watchable. As a fan of a marginalised band I found it refreshing to see other (well known!) people who felt the same as me about the Pixies. For those not in the know this was origionaly a TV documentary. Kim Deal isn't there - a shame, but better something than nothing! I'm sure she had her reasons and rather they cracked on without her than didn't bother. The videos aren't great but that's late '80s indie for you. The tour footage isn't excellent either, but… Read more
The Teatime Islands by Ben Fogle
The Teatime Islands by Ben Fogle
7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I bought this book as I thought the subject matter sounded fascinating, although I was concerned that it may represent more of a cash-in on a name than a genuine travel book. As it transpired, my fears were well founded.
Fogle can't write - its that simple. I'm surprised that some of this got past the editor. His descriptive writing is woolly, to say the least. It smacks of having to reach a word count, or of him having been told to be more descriptive - "Two fans hung down, spinning slowly like tired geriatrics". What? "Thankfully I had never been in a courtroom as either a defendant, a witness or an observer." Why thankful that he had never been an observer?
The painful… Read more

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