Tony Farson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 87% (84 of 97)
Location: Liverpool UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 38,422 - Total Helpful Votes: 84 of 97
Drink Time!: In the company of Patrick Leigh Fermo&hellip by Amanda Hopkinson Dolores Payás
This is a delightful and surprisingly intimate account of the author's time with "Paddy" in the last few years of his life. I was slightly shocked to read how frail he had become being so used to the young man who had strode out across Europe and who had led a group of SOE men and Cretan andartes in the capture of General Kreipe. Nevertherless he remained full of energy and life and ideas and as devoted to the booze as ever, despite medical advice and him being 96! He continued to celebrate books, language, poetry and song and to entertain his guests until the small hours.

This is also the story of the house built by Paddy and his late wife, Joan, in a very special location in… Read more
Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player by Google
1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I'm afraid I was very disappointed with this device. I responded to recent newspaper ads offering it heavily discounted at some well known stores (at one of which I had an unused gift card) and have discovered it is being considerably overhyped.

I bought it to be able to "cast" (in the jargon) photos and videos to the TV from both an Android phone and tablet, thinking they were Google based so all would work well. Wrong. I found it reasonably easy to do the basic Chromecast set-up but fairly slow while I hunted for the app on the Google Chromecast site. At least only one app is needed to start up Chromecast for all devices but from then on you need an app or extension for… Read more
Oxford Greek-English Learner's Dictionary by D N Stavropoulos
This is simply the finest dictionary I have ever used in any language. I bought it just over a year ago and have used it extensively since but consider I have only just skimmed the surface and it is likely to be teaching me many new things for years to come. My use of Greek has developed massively as a result of this book for which I am extremely grateful. It is exactly what it says: a learner's dictionary and as such not just for looking up words to find their meanings (which it does excellently, of course) but to read and study in order to develop fluency and understand the usage of the language.

I found its strongest point (among many) was its copious use of illustrative… Read more