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The Falling Architecture of Reality: (a collection of poems)
The Falling Architecture of Reality: (a collection of poems)
by Amie Bellamy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book!, 19 Mar. 2016
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I love this book! I rarely read poetry but this collection keeps drawing me back. There seems to be all of life in these pages; a poem for every mood or experience. I'd choose the print version over the Kindle edition because there's a nice feel to the book and the visual poems work better.


Korg TINYPIANOBK Mini Piano - Black
Korg TINYPIANOBK Mini Piano - Black
Price: £149.00

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some notes for parents, teachers and professionals., 9 Sept. 2015
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This is a great little instrument, very solidly built. The finish is just like a modern grand piano.
I have just a few comments for parents, teachers or (like me) professional musicians.
1. The plastic keys are sprung so they have a spongy feel. Not all sounds are touch sensitive.
2. The sound is mono. One internal speaker.
3. The headphone socket also works as a line out. This is also mono.
4. The sound level is low, even at full volume.
5. The keys are the same size as small synthesizers such as Novation Mininova or Korg Microkorg. Still playable by adults.
6. There are no MIDI ports.

Overall, this is a great little instrument and has its own quirks and ideosyncrasies. But don't buy it if you want multiple sounds and a MIDI connection. A more conventional "keyboard" would give you more for the same money.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the effort!, 11 Nov. 2013
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This isn't like some other hand warming products; a plastic thing you put in the microwave to give you a few hours of hand-warming. It's more like running an AGA (a range) than a microwave. You need to hold a light (preferably a cigarette lighter) on it for 15 to 30 seconds (possibly longer) to get it started. But once you've lit it, it is wonderful.

(I did try lighting it with a match and the match didn't last long enough - that's why I've given 4 instead of 5 stars)


Magnetic Protective Flip Smart Cover Skin Case Stand for iPad 2 3 4 - Green
Magnetic Protective Flip Smart Cover Skin Case Stand for iPad 2 3 4 - Green
Offered by WE-PRO
Price: £2.16

4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the money, 12 July 2013
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Works very well on my iPad 2. The magnet is really strong and grips the iPad tightly. Much better than I was expecting when I saw the price. Well worth the money.


The Best of the Christmas Catalogues
The Best of the Christmas Catalogues
by Michael Leigh
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Far more than I'd even hoped for!, 17 Oct. 2012
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I already knew Michael Leigh's work so I knew that I would enjoy this book. The first thing that surprised me was just how much there is in it. It is so full of excellent work. The title implies that it's a book for Christmas. It would of course make a great Christmas present but it's much more than that. I know that I will be picking it up for a long time to come.


Dr. Dittmar Black Horn Moustache Comb
Dr. Dittmar Black Horn Moustache Comb
Offered by The Executive Shaving Company
Price: £7.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully crafted, 25 Aug. 2012
This comb is a delight. Just the right size for moustache or beard. It's made of natural materials so each one will of course be different. I think it's beautifully crafted.


The Wicker Tree [DVD] [2010]
The Wicker Tree [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Christopher Lee
Price: £3.99

3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just understand the context, 2 May 2012
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This review is from: The Wicker Tree [DVD] [2010] (DVD)
If you go back to the 1980s many people were slating the original Wicker Man: It was "low budget", it had a score based on folk music (huh?), and it featured Christopher Lee: What? The actor from outdated horror films?
The well deserved praise in recent years has put the Wicker Man in its rightful place as a superb horror. Now imagine you're Robin Hardy nearly 30 years later: You have modern production values, a bigger budget and the popularity of the "wicker" concept, and a changed world in the way religions collide.
Of course he made this film.
This is a very successful, very enjoyable film with a thrilling twist. For me, this is a successful, massively disturbing twist on the now familiar domesticity of the British thriller. See Midsomer Murders, an edge of Agatha Christie and a dose of Phil Rickman.


Breaking the Rules of Watercolour
Breaking the Rules of Watercolour
by Shirley Trevena
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.90

30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An insight into the world of a creative artist, 9 Feb. 2012
One of the things I love about Shirley Trevena's books is that you don't have to be an artist yourself to enjoy them. This book is full of insights into the world of a creative artist and many of those insights seem so relevant to all art forms. As a musician I find so many parallels. The book is an inspiration and, when it comes to the frustrations, something of a consolation.

This is an honest book, showing us every aspect of the process involved in building a painting. Shirley shares with us the frustrations as much as the triumphs and the experience is no less than life-affirming.

One of the things new to this book are the small drawings dotted throughout. These show us a different side to Shirley Trevena: The diarist as well as the artist.


The Gay Gospels: Good News for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People
The Gay Gospels: Good News for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People
by Keith Sharpe
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A much needed antidote to hatred, 22 July 2011
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This is a book full of celebration, affirmation and empowerment. As much a practical as a theoretical work, each chapter ends with either a "self-defence" or a "self-affirmation" section.
For me the central point of this book is that the life and teachings of Jesus are of tolerance, inclusion, and love. My response to much of the book was to punch the air with delight and to laugh out loud saying "yes, yes, yes!"
I'm not even a Christian and you don't need to be to a great deal of enjoyment from this book.


Chapbook of Poems for Morton Feldman, Generously Commissioned by the Royal Crown Cola Company (Floating Wolf Quarterly Chapbooks)
Chapbook of Poems for Morton Feldman, Generously Commissioned by the Royal Crown Cola Company (Floating Wolf Quarterly Chapbooks)
Price: £3.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Knowing Morton Feldman, 31 May 2011
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I really enjoyed this short book. The Kindle edition reads well even on my iPod Touch, including the graphic poem "Jesus saves...Rebound...Brian Eno Scores!" P. Scott Cunningham is both reverent and irreverent when it comes to Feldman. Look out for the Haiku re. Darmstadt which consists only of "blahs". The "Intro to Feldman" on the other hand shows that the author understands the composer and wants to share his own personal perspective. Great stuff!


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