Christopher Wright

Helpful votes received on reviews: 85% (55 of 65)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 146,978 - Total Helpful Votes: 55 of 65
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe
"Saturday Night, Sunday Morning" is an authentic portrait of fifties, Midlands working class life and that's all I really need to say about it. Also worth reading is the sequel, "Birthday", written years later.

My question for readers is, does Alan Sillitoe have a bit of a chip on his shoulder? I've read three of his books and his protagonists all have more than their fair share of aggression, or maybe it's bitterness. What do you think?
Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks (plus audio CD) by Roibeard O Maolalaigh
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I've always had a strong interest in languages. I'm an English speaker (from Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and learnt French and German in school, which I've mostly forgotten, and have since taught myself to speak pretty good Spanish.

I've been fascinated with Scottish Gaelic for years, mainly as a result of my many trips to Scotland. I've always been slightly frustrated by my inability to pronounce place-names ("Cnoc an Leothaid", "Stac Pollaidh" etc), which was possibly my main motivation to learn Gaelic. I also have some Scottish heritage and would love to discover that I'm a Cattach, or that my ancestors were from Caithness!

I've been using this book now for several… Read more
Heart And Hand <a href="">Jed Grimes</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
Heart And Hand Jed Grimes MP3 Download
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Songs with heart., 14 Feb 2012
I've been listening to Jed Grimes play guitar and sing for about thirty years and what a privilege it's been. Jed's guitar sound is a deep mixture of blues, country and folk and- it's no use, I can't avoid a cliche- he makes it talk. However, cliches are not something you'll hear Jed play- just good taste with a bit of filth thrown in.

Jed has a strong voice perfectly matched to the songs he sings- ballads in the true sense of the word, and his singing contributes to the storytelling.

Beautiful songs, beautifully recorded: what's not to love? Jed Grimes reminds us that so-called "folk" music is, or should be, relevant to all of us in the 21st century… Read more

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