John Mason

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Location: Ripon, UK


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Philips AZ102B/05 Portable CD Player with AM/FM Ra&hellip by Philips
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I would have liked more information about the tuning controls on radio before purchasing. They are extremely difficult to see so it means just searching blindly! Otherwise happy with product at the price.
Beating for Light: The Story of Isaac Rosenberg by Geoff Akers
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A War Poet, 7 Jun 2006
I found this book an absorbing read. I had not heard of Isaac Rosenberg before and I am grateful to Geoff Akers for his graphic fictionalised account of the brief life of this poet and artist.

The difficulties he had in the England of the beginning of the twentieth century, with its social and racial prejudices, are well described. The common soldier's view of the futility of the Great War is apparent in the dialogue and the horror of trench warfare comes through clearly. Yet from all of this came wonderful poetry which deserves to be much better known. This is a book I would recommend to others without reservation.