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Marquis de Piro (VALLETTA, Malta)

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A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery
A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery
by Aileen Ribeiro
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Something Rather Special, 22 July 2017
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This book fills in a gap in studying a particular and most enjoyable focus on the contribution of fashion to the assessment of art. Every collector and student should have a copy of this certainly not overpriced and delightful book.


Vicious - Series 1 [DVD]
Vicious - Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Ian McKellen
Price: £6.70

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars WELL WELL, 25 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: Vicious - Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
They are both at least five star wizards, but I have seen them in better parts. Where is Richard III and where is Claudius the God? These are the great and you can see them in mufti.


The Monuments Men [DVD]
The Monuments Men [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Damon
Offered by ReNew Entertainment
Price: £2.69

3.0 out of 5 stars AT LAST - WHAT A SUBJECT, 25 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: The Monuments Men [DVD] (DVD)
It is not the ultimate word on the subject of Nazi and Russian art spoils from WWII. What a string of expensive actors! This could have been a greater, much greater film.


August: Osage County [DVD]
August: Osage County [DVD]
Dvd ~ Abigail Breslin
Price: £2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A WORK OF ART OUCH!, 25 Jun. 2014
This review is from: August: Osage County [DVD] (DVD)
The acting is impeccible. If you are sophisticated in your knowledge of the arts you will perhaps (after your wife* has left the room) persevere to appreciate this work. Will you enjoy it? I wonder. I did not enjoy it, however, I marvelled at the talent.

* Forgive me for being politically incorrect - you may swop 'wife' for 'husband' or 'lover' if you wish.


The Wolf of Wall Street [DVD] [2013]
The Wolf of Wall Street [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Leonardo DiCaprio
Offered by ReNew Entertainment
Price: £4.50

9 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars OH DEAR, 25 Jun. 2014
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I like DiCaprio and he can act. It is a pity that he has been subjected to this. I watched one third always hoping... finally I removed the disc, and, not without difficulty, I bent it, cracked it and put all the pieces into the bin.


Four Warned (Quick Reads B)
Four Warned (Quick Reads B)
by Jeffrey Archer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £2.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars YES IT'S AS GOOD AS TRIFLE, 25 Jun. 2014
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I wish I knew less about Geoffrey Archer - this little book is quite unputdownable. It can be read anywhere! The problem is do you have the strength of character to stop reading in order to do something else. It has been said before: Archer is among the greatest of storytellers; he is an entertainer and I am sure he knows it. If you call him lowbrow, you will be missing out on some excellent moments, but then perhaps you do not like Giuseppe Verdi, Strauss or the Beatles .


Downton Abbey: The London Season (Christmas Special 2013) [Blu-ray]
Downton Abbey: The London Season (Christmas Special 2013) [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Hugh Bonneville
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Downton Abbey Hurrah!, 24 Jan. 2014
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At first I thought the author would never level up to 'Upstairs Downstairs'. In fact he has done so and I take off my hat to him. The production team was clearly knowledgeable enough to have consulted Mr Fellowes. The detail of dress and furnishings has not been surpassed by anybody in any production I have seen. This is not for the unobservant: it is an education for the educated! It is also eminently entertaining and certainly not to be missed.


Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
by Shaun Usher
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.40

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Letters of Note, 24 Jan. 2014
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The idea is great, There is something though which is a nuisance: the book is not a great art book and does not need to be so heavy. I tried reading it in bed (this is the sort of book one might like to read in bed) and I found it difficult to handle. A smaller, lighter book with a much better cover would make it more desirable. The cover really is awful..
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Hugo [2011] [DVD]
Hugo [2011] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Asa Butterfield
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £2.84

5.0 out of 5 stars Without a doubt - five star!, 21 July 2013
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This review is from: Hugo [2011] [DVD] (DVD)
The production was admirable. The casting director deserves a special pat on the back, for it was his choice that gave the film much of its fun and panache. The entertainment value never wained: it was dramatic most of the time and toungue-in-cheek quite a lot of the time. I heartily recommend this film and I think I want to see it again.


Becoming Jane [DVD] [2007]
Becoming Jane [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Anne Hathaway
Price: £7.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Becoming Jane, 20 July 2013
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This review is from: Becoming Jane [DVD] [2007] (DVD)
Charming if you like this sort of thing. I enjoyed it: the detail costume and decorwise was totally professional. Writing it must have been quite difficult as, of course, Jane Austen is one of those goddesses of literature whose personal life is cloudy and subject to imaginative interpretation. Ladies and Gentlemen - thumbs up!


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