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The Good Pub Guide 2014 by Alisdair Aird
The Good Pub Guide 2014 by Alisdair Aird
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
I have bought the Good Pub Guide for decades - but may not buy the 2014 edition, and not because Messrs Aird and Stapley think thousands of pubs deserve to close. I have to confess a vested interest here, as I run my own pub review website and use the GPG for reference (not plagiarism I can assure you). Over the past few years I have referred to it less often because the entries tend to be food pubs rather than just good pubs. I know why they charge for the main entries now, but there's a balance between making the publication pay, which it must do to survive, and undermining its 'trusted guide' integrity. Like a pub, if you lose sight of your customers' needs, you're doomed to fail.
Untouchable [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ François Cluzet
Untouchable [DVD] DVD ~ François Cluzet
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, but not comic, 30 Mar 2013
I was surprised to see this film billed as a comedy. Yes, it's funny, but it has much more. It's a film about love, without pity. Brilliantly acted and directed, it shows the unlikely relationship between two people, from two extremes of society, forming a bond of mutual respect. Two people who change each others view of themselves and their circumstances. It's a touching film, without schmaltz....definitely not a sitcom.
Hide and Seek: The Irish Priest in the Vatican who&hellip by Stephen Walker
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping and well told, 17 April 2011
Not only does Hide and Seek tell a gripping true-life story of two adversaries, but it paints an intriguing picture of the unique tensions between a neutral Vatican, fascist Italy and the Nazis. Obviously well researched, it's written in an easy and flowing style which drew me into the story and kept the pages turning. A really good read.

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