Dr. P. J. Edwards

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (18 of 18)
Location: Glasgow UK


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Scotland's Best Small Mountains (Cicerone Guides) by Kirstie Shirra
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Small is beautiful, 6 Jun 2011
Kirstie Shirra's wonderful guidebook is the antithesis of the list-ticking, Munro-bagging approach to Scotland's mountains. For those of us who would rather climb a hill because of its quality rather than its quantity, then Ms Shirra has produced a fine guide to an assortment of Scotland's very best. Her route descriptions are informed and also engaging, bringing out the individual character of the mountains she describes; the warmth she feels for the hills in her book is tangible.

As well as all the useful 'getting there' information you'd expect from a Cicerone guidebook, I particularly appreciated the 'something else' caption included with the route information. This points… Read more
Walking in the Hebrides (Cicerone Guide) by Roger A. Redfern
I take the previous reviewer's point about the lack of detailed maps and routes in Roger Redfern's guidebook, but I would counter that Walking in the Hebrides provides a fine overview of the region and is a great resource for those seeking ideas about where to walk in the islands. The routes Mr Redfern describes take the form of personal accounts full of insightful observations and suffused with a real warmth for the islands he describes.

I found Walking in the Hebrides a source of inspiration, so much so that I went off and researched my own more detailed guidebook to the Southern Hebrides for Cicerone who also publish detailed guides to most of the Hebridean islands… Read more
Time Of The Wolf [DVD] [2003] <b>DVD</b> ~ Isabelle Huppert
Time Of The Wolf [DVD] [2003] DVD ~ Isabelle Huppert
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
'Time of the Wolf' is one of Michael Haneke's less-heralded masterpieces and, in my opinion one of his best. The drama unfolds amid anonymous countryside in northern France where Parisians Anne (Huppert),her husband Georges and their two children have fled an un-named disaster.

The family's world unravels in a single brutal moment and the ensuing quest for sanctuary is a compelling human drama enacted with economy and understatement even when emotions are fierce and raw.

While we recognise how thin the veneer of civilisation can be when society breaks down the narrative of Haneke's film also subtley demonstrates the collective urge to organise and for natural leaders… Read more