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How Long Will I Love You
How Long Will I Love You
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent version, 28 Nov. 2013
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An excellent version of the song and, if I may say so, the better of the two on the album. Jon Boden captures the meaning and underlying feeling of the song so well.

The Full English
The Full English
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars English folk music at its best, 28 Oct. 2013
This review is from: The Full English (Audio CD)
I tend to find talk of 'revivals' to be unhelpful and, sometimes, overstated. Nonetheless, this album marks the fact that the heritage of these islands, in musical terms, is alive, well and being celebrated.
On this occasion, it is being celebrated by a group of the finest musicians currently playing (and singing)traditional music.
I had the good fortune to see them perform it live but the album stands very well on its own and passes the fabled 'whistle test' remarkably well, providing songs and tunes that will be hummed, whistled and, one hopes, sung to wider audiences.
I may be a tad biased but all round, a very good album and one well worth buying.

Pillars of Fire: The Battle of Messines Ridge, June 1917
Pillars of Fire: The Battle of Messines Ridge, June 1917
by Ian Passingham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A very readable account, 21 Oct. 2013
Being comparatively new to the field of WWI study, I had little idea of what to expect from this book, save that it came well-recommended.
It did not disappoint at all. It is a remarkably readable account of the many months that led up to, and the few hours that actually became the Battle of Messines.
Not only is the narrative well-told and very engaging, but there is a large amount of detail and statistical evidence to support the story.
If are going to visit the battle sites, this book will prepare you more than adequately to find and understand the geography of the area and then to understand how the battle was planned and executed.
A most excellent read.

BRASHER Bosoli Men's Walking Shoes
BRASHER Bosoli Men's Walking Shoes

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most comfortable walking shoes, 7 Aug. 2012
These are, quite simply, the most comfortable light walking shoes that I have ever owned. They are clearly aimed at those who require a fairly wide fitting.
Now onto my second pair having worn the first pair out!

Bosch Rotak 40 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower
Bosch Rotak 40 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent mower, 3 May 2009
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After years of trying many different types of mower, this mower has been something of a revelation. It has a good size of cut for quite a large lawn, yet is light and easy to use. The offset wheel arrangement that enables it to cut close to edges is an excellent design element and minimises the need for strimming afterwards. Grass pick-up is good and the box hooks on easily.
I have always enjoyed grass mowing. Now I am enjoying it rather more!

Tudor Lodge [Limited Edition]
Tudor Lodge [Limited Edition]

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gem from the past, 9 Jun. 2006
Originally released in 1971 on the Vertigo label, this eponymous album is a classic example of what now seems to be called progressive or acid folk. Based on the core trio of John Stannard, Lyndon Green and American flautist, Ann Steuart, the band was augmented for this album by the rhythm section of Pentangle - Terry Cox on drums and Danny Thompson on bass.

The tracks, all self-penned except one (by Ralph McTell), range from gentle sweet songs (very 1970s, long floaty dresses and wondering about the meaning of life) through to slightly disturbing instrumental sounds (The Willow Tree)led by Cox on the drums. The whole thing is immaculately produced with a clarity of sound that allows the guitars, woodwind, piano and pure vocals to shine through. The original LP version is now impossible to get hold of, but it had a fantastic gatefold sleeve with a fold-out poster / lyric sheet. Much sought after, this album is now available on CD. It is an album of its time but none the worse for that and it has worn well.

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