Alan Murgatroyd

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (9 of 9)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 517,423 - Total Helpful Votes: 9 of 9
Extraordinary Sketchbooks: Inspiring Examples from&hellip by Jane Stobart
I've been trying to get my son to do more drawing and this collection of sketchbooks from famous and not so famous artists seemed to give the right level of encouragement to my First Year student prodigy. I have never seen the book,(I had it sent directly to him as a present) but Sam tells me it's been great for him, illustrated with facsimile reproductions from sketchbooks from the 19th and 20th Centuries, and showing just how hard some of these artists worked.
Capezio  Dansneaker Trainer black S000DS01A0MBLK12&hellip Capezio
Excellent dancing shoes - after three years, I'd danced the previous pair to bits. With a covering of suede on the soles, and our West Coast Swing dancing will glide effortlessly. I'm thinking of getting another pair right away - that's how good they are.
Forgotten Lancashire and Parts of Cheshire and the&hellip by Derek J Ripley
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This is a funny book. In fact it's a very, very funny book. It's hard to put into a category as it falls halfway between The Goon Show with the writings of Spike Milligan, and Billy's Weekly Liar - the completely untrustworthy newspaper found in Blackpool in the 1950's. It purports to be the annals of the Blunt Family and their frequent failures in various doomed business enterprises. Brilliant ideas such as the invention and marketing of the Fridge Magnet collapsed because "It was to be another Forty years before the invention of the Fridge." I'd only dipped into it, but when my partner Pat read the Fridge Magnet story to me, with tears rolling down her cheeks, I stopped the dipping… Read more