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Friends And Rivals: Crosland, Jenkins and Healey
Friends And Rivals: Crosland, Jenkins and Healey
by Giles Radice
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars In the cut-throat world of party politics, it was Denis Healey not Jenkins or Crosland, that would have made the best P.M., 12 Mar. 2017
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The biography - three for the price of one - seemed to skirt around the influence of Harold Wilson, almost as if he had been deliberately airbrushed out of the book. Politicians are driven people, it is their chosen career and they will do almost anything to get their views into the public domain. After reading this book I am of the opinion that it was Denis Healey that was the most suitable of the three to become Prime Minister, Crosland was not to be trusted and Jenkins was, in the end, a one-issue politician who nearly destroyed the party that his father and others tried to make the natural party of Government. Harold Wilson achieved this. Roy Jenkins, as Home Secretary, helped to re-shape society. I don't think we have any idea what the UK was like when it was illegal to be a homosexual and where back-street abortions ruined the lives of many women. I was very young when Parliament came to its senses. Giles Radice has written a book that may well encourage you to read longer and more detailed biographies, such as Ben Pimlott's 'Wilson' or John Campbell's 'Jenkins'. I have just ordered Denis Healey's autobiography, 'The Time of My Life', having read Giles Radice's book.


Cupid Stunts: The Life and Radio Times of Kenny Everett
Cupid Stunts: The Life and Radio Times of Kenny Everett
by (Television writer) Caroline Stafford
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Kenny Everett - How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?, 4 April 2016
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He was my Radio hero. He was someone who played lots of jolly tunes, but then so did many other DJs. Kenny was special because he drew you into a magical world of wonder with his jingles, links and introductions. I am glad to say that David and Caroline Stafford's book told me more about Kenny the person behind the mask. I was amazed how he was able to mesmerise even some of crusty old BBC production staff to go along with his madcap japes. He was spontaneous and outrageous. You listened to him because you never quite knew where he would take you. I loved the special musical events, such as when he played Beatles album tracks before anyone else, how he insisted that Bohemian Rhapsody at over five minutes long was going to be a hit even if it didn't suit the advertisers, Life on Mars ... Harry Nilsson ...
David and Caroline Stafford bring up the subject of Kenny needing very firm production throughout this excellent book frequently, because he was exasperating to work with. To misquote from "The Sound of Music" - How do you solve a problem like Kenny Everett? How do you keep a wave upon the sand? Everyone tried hard but no-one succeeded, even his most loyal, and often devoted close friends and admirers. The book explores his journey from Crosby, Liverpool to his final hours, a victim of HIV/AIDS, and how his ability with two tape recorders, sellotape and razor blades turned him from the fragile Maurice Cole into the staggeringly wonderful Kenny Everett. It is a cracking read and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in Kenny, Pirate Radio, the start of Radio 1 or the art of disk-jockeying.


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WINTER JASMINE Jasminum nudiflorum yellow winter flowering shrub - arching habit
Offered by Tree Online Nursery
Price: £6.90

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 29 Mar. 2016
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Excellent packaging and healthy plants. Well done!


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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Jun. 2015
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This is my second order - an excellent case which keeps the precious thing safe.


The Endless River
The Endless River
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Price: £10.00

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thank you for the last album - it has been a pleasure!, 14 Nov. 2014
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This review is from: The Endless River (Audio CD)
I had to buy this album to go with all of the others some of which I have owned in four different formats (LP; CD; cassette and eight-track, five if you include MP3 downloads) ... It took me about five plays before I began to recognise the tracks I liked more than the rest. Very much in the world of 'Echoes' and pre-Dark Side, which is good by me. Most of the material was recorded in the mid-1990's. I saw Pink Floyd several times in the 1970's and the Earls' Court 'The Wall' concert in August 1980 was the best birthday present I have ever had (thank you to Kevin Katner). They have made a lot of money from me over the years, but I do not regret a single penny spent. This is probably the last Pink Floyd album, so we should be grateful, and praise its excellent notes/cover. Pink Floyd's album covers have always been a joy to behold, I have two of them on display in my lounge.


Tedim Ultra Slim/Small Wireless Optical Mouse for Apple Mac Book/Laptop - White
Tedim Ultra Slim/Small Wireless Optical Mouse for Apple Mac Book/Laptop - White
Price: £12.45

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 14 Nov. 2014
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Works well but it feels wrong compared with the full-priced Apple product, which costs four times as much!


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Price: £9.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Nov. 2014
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I love this pouch-wallet thingy. Very reasonable price. It impressed my children!!


Replacement Laptop Battery for Toshiba SATELLITE L500-19X ( 4400mAh / 10.8V )
Replacement Laptop Battery for Toshiba SATELLITE L500-19X ( 4400mAh / 10.8V )
Offered by BattPit United Kingdom
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A very good value for money product that recharges quickly and holds ..., 14 Nov. 2014
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A very good value for money product that recharges quickly and holds its charge as well as the original.


Football Manager 2015 (PC/Mac)
Football Manager 2015 (PC/Mac)
Offered by 2huskys
Price: £14.99

0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Nov. 2014
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The long-awaited FM 2015 looks better and plays well.


Pack of 100 - A4 Cut Flush Folders 120 Micron Assorted Colors (3352288)
Pack of 100 - A4 Cut Flush Folders 120 Micron Assorted Colors (3352288)
Price: £9.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Nov. 2014
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Excellent product and very quickly processed order.


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