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Odd Couples
Odd Couples
by Giles Radice
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Written with a very easy style so that readers who are not especially political, 26 April 2016
This review is from: Odd Couples (Hardcover)
Written with a very easy style so that readers who are not especially political, but are interested in history and political figures , can enjoy it. Whilst he could be expected to write knowledgeably about the Labour party over recent decades, the earlier chapters focusing on the post Second World War years are by far the best. He seems to respect political stalwarts from that era, and they come across as more committed and interesting characters than the politicians of today. Giles Radice has written other books which are similar in their comparisons of politicians, and his diaries are worth reading.


Chocolate Cherries, 14 Leonidas Dark Dipped Cherry Liquors, The famous Cerisettes, A Luxurious Belgian Delicacy (375g)
Chocolate Cherries, 14 Leonidas Dark Dipped Cherry Liquors, The famous Cerisettes, A Luxurious Belgian Delicacy (375g)
Offered by Chocolate Express
Price: £22.90

1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed - the cherries had dried out and so all ..., 2 April 2016
Disappointed - the cherries had dried out and so all I got was chocolate, liqueur (both okay) and a bit of shrivel around a stone each time!


Adara Silver 16 inch Flower Disc Necklet with 2 inch Extender
Adara Silver 16 inch Flower Disc Necklet with 2 inch Extender
Price: £10.86

4.0 out of 5 stars It is delicate and pretty - very thin, 10 Nov. 2015
It is delicate and pretty - very thin. The disc is silver - the photo so darker to show up the design.


Events, Dear Boy, Events: A Political Diary of Britain 1921 to 2010
Events, Dear Boy, Events: A Political Diary of Britain 1921 to 2010
by Ruth Winstone
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars ... his editor Ruth Winstone and that there was a great affection between them, 16 April 2015
Reading Tony Benn's diaries makes it clear how much he respected and trusted his editor Ruth Winstone and that there was a great affection between them. His diaries are wonderful and have been great company as I have travelled. I took Ruth Winstone's book with me recently and it had a similar effect - a most interesting and well compiled read. In addition to covering events during the last century, she chooses entries that makes the social attitudes of people like Virginia Woolf clear - they can jar with the attitudes expressed today. Moreover, Ruth Winstone is able to make clever links that can reflect a lack of foresight in politicians of the time. What I found most useful was the list of diarists at the back of the book and I used it to guide me when buying other books, some out of print but available through the Amazon market place. I have all Tony Benn's diaries and will miss having more to read, but hopefully Ruth Winstone will continue to publish books on a par with his.


Sterling Silver Celtic Swirl Scarf Ring
Sterling Silver Celtic Swirl Scarf Ring
Offered by Orkney Bracelets
Price: £19.99

1.0 out of 5 stars One Star, 26 Mar. 2015
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The centre pattern broke the first time I tried to use it.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. Has made a huge difference - effective straight ..., 13 Jan. 2015
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Excellent. Has made a huge difference - effective straight away. Is more comfortable to wear than I had imagined.


Alba Coat Stand Wave H1750mm Ref PMWAVE
Alba Coat Stand Wave H1750mm Ref PMWAVE
Offered by Universal Office Products Ltd
Price: £81.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not only is the frame sturdy but so are the coat hangers, 27 Sept. 2014
Not only is the frame sturdy but so are the coat hangers. When hung, the coats balance properly and there is no sense that the stand will become overloaded and topple. It has a clean look - and for a functional item it looks good enough and does not look cheap.


Two Brothers
Two Brothers
by Ben Elton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The £2.99 price is a sound warning., 20 Aug. 2013
This review is from: Two Brothers (Paperback)
Ben Elton writes it himself: such a cliche (page 22).

Having heard many positive things about Ben Elton as an author, I wanted to enjoy this book. I had been certain this would suit me better than his humorous novels.

As other reviewers have noted, the dialogue is just atrocious. None of it flows naturally, it is far too modern, and it is too foul. It just does not seem appropriate that so many people from that era spoke in that way, and so casually.

Ben Elton makes the mistake that other historical novelists often make: they try to educate the reader by including details a period writer would not think to include, and by having characters slot historical facts or knowledge that became known after, often long after, events into their politically correct/incorrect talk.

As a comic Ben Elton tended to be rather repetitive, whether it be the themes he focused on, his delivery or the vocabulary he used, and he is guilty of the same here.

The most interesting part was the four page afterword that comes after the novel has ended. It shows that Ben Elton had an interesting tale to tell, and that his motives are sincere, but he lacked the writing ability and subtly to pull it off.


The Corporal's Wife
The Corporal's Wife
by Gerald Seymour
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars disappointed with delivery, 7 Aug. 2013
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Having pre-ordered this months ago as a gift for my husband, I was very disappointed that it arrived 7 days after the publication date - especially as I could have bought it from the local Tesco on day one.
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Pied Piper Presents A New Concept In Detroit Soul
Pied Piper Presents A New Concept In Detroit Soul
Price: £13.88

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite tracks, 12 July 2013
I have just ordered this but I know I'll be happy as it contains marvellous heart-wrenching track 'Tears Keep Falling' by Sam E Solo. I have it on an old Kent compilation and have been waiting and waiting for it to appear on a CD. To whomever made the decision to add it to the CD: THANK YOU.


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