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Hush Puppies Ladies Belleville Boot Hush Puppies
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing overall, 3 Sep 2009
Really comfortable boots, known and trusted brand, nice looking - great. What's to be disappointed about?

Both pairs I've had eventually started to crack on the heel and sole (letting in water slightly on one pair), so I decided to prolong their life by taking them along to the cobbler to have them reheeled and soled. Completely impossible. The construction of the boot means that the heels cannot be replaced at all. A huge disappointment as I'd happily have paid to have these repaired time after time if it were possible, as it's taken me years to find a good boot in this style. I'll have to keep looking.
Erik The Viking (Director's Son's Cut) [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Samantha Bond
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost, but not quite., 20 Nov 2006
It's not quite true to say that Disc 2 features 'the original UK theatrical release'. At least one scene is still missing, so if you're the kind of person who remembers that Leif the Lucky had a bigger part in the cinema than he does on the VHS release, you'll be sad to hear that he isn't any luckier in this version. It is more or less the same as the VHS release, however. But that's not the primary reason for buying this set.

The Director's Son's Cut is shorter than the original - 25% shorter, in fact - and the difference is probably only noticeable to people who know the film well. A line here, a tiny scene there, a bit of running around before he reaches Freya's cave, that… Read more
Straight Face by Nigel Hawthorne
Straight Face by Nigel Hawthorne
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not just Sir Humphrey, 28 April 2003
This is an unusually well-written autobiography, and one is left feeling rather sad that Hawthorne died before he could read the excellent reviews it attracted in the press and from readers.
He takes time and care over the childhood sections, something too many actors gloss over, and paints a fascinating picture of the young man he grew to be. Moving from South Africa, where he'd spent his early years, to Britain, at the end of his teens, he strikes a good balance between emotions and facts, skipping over some details ....but evoking a strong sense of the person he was. Similarly he doesn't dwell overly on his most famous roles (Sir Humphrey Appleby, for instance) but has some… Read more

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