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The Search Warrant: Dora Bruder
The Search Warrant: Dora Bruder
by Patrick Modiano
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving account of wartime France., 24 Mar. 2016
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A deceptively simple merger of historical research with autobiographical experience, which illuminates conditions in France during the German Occupation, a subject rarely broached. Good translation of Patrick Modiano's limpid prose..


Wagner 4-DVD Box Set
Wagner 4-DVD Box Set
Dvd ~ Richard Burton
Offered by MMRSALES
Price: £11.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware extreme disappointment, 6 Dec. 2014
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This review is from: Wagner 4-DVD Box Set (DVD)
The quality is AWFUL. The dvd does not play loud enough and both the sound and the picture are fuzzy.

With such a stellar cast, the potential for wonderful music and a fascinating, controversial life story, this dvd ought to be great. I must admit I haven't got past the first one of the four dvds in the set as the technical quality is so appalling.


Afghanistan: The Great Game [DVD]
Afghanistan: The Great Game [DVD]
Offered by langton_info_england
Price: £18.36

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SUPERB, 10 May 2014
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Fascinating account of the history of Afghanistan leading up to the situation today, wonderfully filmed and told with great eruditon by historian,academic and diplomat Rory Stewart who is as unassuming as he is brilliant. A rare treat!


Quality Badminton Set 4 players
Quality Badminton Set 4 players

5.0 out of 5 stars Badminton Gold!, 13 Aug. 2012
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I gave the set to a small residential community where it was an enormous success with everyone, play continuing on the lawn until the light faded. An alternative to watching the Olympics, even! So popular that the shuttlecocks wore out within a couple of weeks, but were quickly replaced. Very good value in every way.


Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas
Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas
by Matthew Hollis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Edward Thomas, 15 Feb. 2012
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Excellent account of the last years of one of our finest but most neglected poets. Sensitive analyses of his poems in the context of his his personal life and the moeurs of the period. Interesting portraits of some of the artistic figures of the day, such as Robert Frost and Rupert Brooke, and their often tumultuous relationships. Thomas was a difficult man who turned from literary criticism to writing his own poems shortly before his early death at Arras, France, in the Great War. A tragedy for English poetry.


The Tempest [DVD] [1979]
The Tempest [DVD] [1979]
Dvd ~ Heathcote Williams
Price: £5.99

2 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wreck in the name of gaity., 6 Nov. 2011
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This review is from: The Tempest [DVD] [1979] (DVD)
Of historical interest, I suppose, but the subtlety of Shakespeare's text is massacred in the cause of heavy-handed homosexuality. Tedious and incomprehensible in parts.


Fiction
Fiction
Price: £10.17

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5.0 out of 5 stars French brilliance, 10 Jan. 2011
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This review is from: Fiction (Audio CD)
These French classical musicans bring their dazzling performance skills and the emotional intelligence they've gained from working on their historical string quartet repertoire to a sublime CD. The mixture is so rich - from freeform jazz to rearrangements of such American classics as 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' and 'Some Day My Prince Will Come' which give a whole new - and sometimes disturbing - interpretation to well-loved songs. But 'Baghdad Café' and 'Lilac Wine' just make the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. A wonderful, subtle and infinitely rewarding set. (And in the sleeve photos they just look like great guys having fun!)


Take These Men (Echoes of War)
Take These Men (Echoes of War)
by Cyril Joly
Edition: Paperback

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Desert Rats, 13 April 2010
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Moving, realistic account of tank warfare in the Western Desert, particularly relevant given today's war in Aghanistan. My only criticism is that all the 'men' speak with cockney accents whilst the 'officers' speak Oxbridge English; there were certainly well educated men - or boys - in the ranks who do not deserve to be lampooned in this way - especially those who gave their lives in the conflict. A great shame this book is out of print.


Lawrence Of Arabia: The Man Behind The Legend [DVD]
Lawrence Of Arabia: The Man Behind The Legend [DVD]
Dvd ~ Lawrence of Arabia
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: £11.99

13 of 25 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lawrence of Arabia, 13 Feb. 2010
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Just be warned, this is a documentary about the historical Lawrence. There is no accompanying film with Peter O'Tool etc. This is NOT made clear on Amazon and you may, like me, be disappointed. I would have thought they could at least have included the movie on a separate disc!
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