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The Woman in Black [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Daniel Radcliffe
The Woman in Black [DVD] DVD ~ Daniel Radcliffe
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter tosh!, 7 Nov 2013
Not my choice of viewing, I'll admit. But 20 minutes in, all of us watching couldn't wait for it to end. Suspense? No. Horror? No. Did we care what happened? No. In fact I'll just elaborate on the title of this review. Badly acted, painfully slow-paced and creakily directed utter tosh.
Great Puzzle ~ Jules Shear
Great Puzzle ~ Jules Shear
I first came across the songs of Jules Shear a couple of years ago when, in pursuit of Iain Matthews' back-catalogue, I happened on 'Walking A Changing Line' an unusual but excellent album of JS covers. The brilliance of his songs shines through so I set about finding out more about the man. Following his late 70's work with the fantastic 'Jules and The Polar Bears', he continues to release solo albums of intelligent and melodic songs and this early 90s effort is regarded as one of his best.

The title track, 'The Trap Door', 'The Sad Sound of the Wind' and 'The Mystery's All Mine' are Grade A gems and most of the rest of the album, including 'Dreams Dissolve in Tears' (a duet… Read more
The Green Road Into The Trees by Hugh Thomson
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Some people are said to wear their learning lightly. Hugh Thomson is not one of those people, and therein lies the problem with 'The Green Road Into The Trees'. In part this book succeeds as an informative and thought-provoking diary of a walk along the Icknield Way from Dorset to the East Coast. Literary and historical links to the landscape traversed are liberally and sometimes interestingly placed (rather than woven) into the narrative. It's interesting and amusing at times, but ultimately the author comes across as rather smug and self-absorbed, desperate to impress the reader with his knowledge and all round general 'hipness'. If I encountered Hugh Thomson on a walk, I'd like to… Read more

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