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Tales of an Aber Lad by David Lloyd
Tales of an Aber Lad by David Lloyd
5.0 out of 5 stars Those were the days, 23 Oct 2011
This is a charming book. David Lloyd has recaptured the innocence of childhood perfectly. Lots of photographs showing Aberystwyth and some of the inhabitants during the 'forties and 'fifties. He describes a way of life gone forever. Yes, it is particularly appealing to people brought up in the small seaside town, or who went to university there, but David's stories have triggered memories of my own childhood in another small town far away. Our milk was delivered by horse and trap. The horse was called Joey... So if you don't come from Aberystwyth you will still enjoy this book and you will find yourself remembering so many things you had forgotten from your own childhood. Do buy it if… Read more
The Dead of Mametz (Thomas Oscendale Mystery) Worl&hellip by Jonathan Hicks
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting tale, 29 July 2011
This really is an interesting book. There is a prologue and epilogue where Jack, son of Tom is on a visit to the site of the great David Petersen dragon memorial to the fallen in the fighting at Mametz Wood four days before the opening ceremony on 11th July 1987. He reflects on a tale told to him by his father of a job he did here as a Military Policeman. The main body of this book is Tom Oscendale's story of the battle of Mametz. The trench warfare is vividly described,and as Jonathan Hicks is a military historian, I am sure his facts are correct. But he has interwoven a detective story which makes for a very unusual read. 'The first Thomas Oscendale novel' it says on the front cover… Read more
Fool For Love [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Sam Shepard
Fool For Love [DVD] DVD ~ Sam Shepard
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very intense movie, 2 May 2011
Sam Shepard. The writer as well as the lead actor in this amazing intense drama.
A complex story, it seems to get better the more often you watch it. The main characters are superb, the lighting and camera work are quite exceptional, as is the design and direction. The setting is a cheap rundown motel and scrap yard and yet it is beautiful because all the colours and textures have been so carefully chosen. Sam Shepard is so talented in such an unusual way. A normal family, man, woman and little girl come to stay in one of the chalets and shots of their ordinary lives are intercut with the unfolding of the main story. Completely absorbing because there is no solution, we see the end… Read more