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Ancient Haunts: The Stoneground Ghost Tales / Tedi&hellip by E. G. Swain
5.0 out of 5 stars A LIttle Gem, 26 Jan 2014
An excellent collection of ghost stories by a contemporary of M.R.James. These deserve to be far better known than they are. Thoroughly entertaining.
The Eagle [DVD] [2011] <b>DVD</b> ~ Channing Tatum
The Eagle [DVD] [2011] DVD ~ Channing Tatum
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I suppose all adaptations of well-loved novels - and this is certainly one of those - never quite manage to live up to the original. This is one of those. The beginning of the film is excellent and reasonably true to the story as penned by Rosemary Sutcliff. Chanum Tatum is good as Marcus Aquila and Jamie Bell excellent as Esca. Donald Sutherland is wasted as Uncle Aquila. However, after Marcus and Esca set offi in search of the lost eagle of the ninth legion, the story begins to lose impetus. Much of what takes place in the novel is lost and the return journey is nowhere near as suspenseful as in the book. The ending - is reminiscent of Custer's Last Stand (well almost) whereas what… Read more
Fatal Colours: Towton, 1461 - England's Most Bruta&hellip by George Goodwin
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book is extremely well researched, but I would take issue with its sub title which, in my opinion, would be more reflective of the content if it read "Fatal Colours: The Road To Towton". That would better convey the subject matter which consists primarily (and understandably) in setting the scene - political, social, and military - which led to the bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil, which took place but a few miles to the south of York, on Palm Sunday 1461, where, during a freezing, howling blizzard, thousands of men died gruesome, horrible, and savage deaths at the hands of their opponents.

The chapters outlining how and why the Wars of the Roses (a Victorian… Read more