Gaelen Parker

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The Jazz Baroness [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Helen Mirren
The Jazz Baroness [DVD] DVD ~ Helen Mirren
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure magic, 20 Jun 2012
Fabulous fabulous fabulous
I bought this documentary after reading Hannah Rothschild's brilliant book 'The Baroness'. This film tells the same story through music, interview and stunning images.
You dont have to like jazz to love this film- you will LOVE it anyway.
Fifty Shades of Grey: 1/3 by E L James
127 of 135 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh please really, 31 May 2012
Oh please really. We are asked to identify with a beautiful, wonderful gloriously intelligent 21 year old virgin who has multiple orgasms at the site of a paddle and rope. Her demonic, handsome sadistic boyfriend hurts and humiliates her (but all in the nicest most legal way of course)and she spends hundreds of pages wondering if this is a good thing or not. the only reason to stick with him is his private aeroplane, collection of cars and nice valet. Please tell me women's lib has got a bit further and that it takes more than S and M to inspire lust.
It is compulsive reading but please can someone come up with something more life enhancing, better written and erotic which doesnt… Read more
River of Smoke (Ibis Trilogy 2) by Amitav Ghosh
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious, 31 May 2012
Glorious, meandering, captivating second part of Ibis trilogy. Read Sea of Poppies first and get transported into a historical melodrama. If you thought you werent interested in the opium trade, international warfare, flora and fauna, sailing and slavery then think again.