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Child Bride: The Untold Story of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
Child Bride: The Untold Story of Priscilla Beaulieu Presley
by Suzanne Finstad
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the nicest of people, but unsurprising given the behaviour of those around her, 19 May 2017
This is billed by some reviewers as a hatchet job on Priscilla, but no one around her comes out of it very well - the parents who cut her grandparents out of her life and practically sold her to Elvis, the rock star who fooled around and slept with underage girls (footballer Adam Johnson has just been locked up for many years for doing a lot less with a marginally underage girl), Currie Grant the man who got Priscilla to sleep wth him in exchange for access to Elvis, Colonel Parker who took 50% of whatever Elvis earned, and so on. OK, Priscilla comes over as a rather nasty bit of work too, but she is hardly the only girl in history to use her looks and body to ensnare a celebrity and given the dysfunctional people around her you can forgive her some of it, at least in her younger days. And you can forgive her for lying about her sexual past too, given what was at stake, although it's surprising no one dug it up at the time - anyone dating a celebrity these days has their sexual past laid out for public consumption in the Sun within 48 hours of being snapped with their 'catch'. Actually for all his foibles the person for whom you feel sorriest is Elvis, who tried to look after those around him while most of them took him for a ride.
The book is generally well written and widely researched. I felt that the author rather lost interest after the immediate aftermath of Elvis' death, although it may just be that I did. The latter chapters covering the 80s and 90s are certainly the least interesting, apart from the couple of pages covering Lisa's mystifying marriage to Michael Jackson, about which I could happily have read rather more. Still, good book, well written.


Elliott 2-Piece Stainless Steel Scourers, Silver
Elliott 2-Piece Stainless Steel Scourers, Silver
Price: £2.18

3.0 out of 5 stars Fine, 28 April 2017
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No issues. They're scourers. 'Nuff said.


Buddy Holly Lives! His Life And His Music - The Legacy and The Legend
Buddy Holly Lives! His Life And His Music - The Legacy and The Legend
by Wise Publications
Edition: Sheet music

5.0 out of 5 stars I'm Raving On about this!, 28 April 2017
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Excellent value, sheet music for piano/vocal of most of his best songs, in keys pretty close to the original. Was particularly pleased to get 'Blue Days Black Nights' which is my favourite, other Holly sheet music compilations don't have this. Also has Peggy Sue, Not Fade Away and Every Day. Only omission for me is Rock around with Ollie Vee, which is in fairness not one of his best known tracks anyway. Highly recommended.


Fifteen Grades of Hay: A novelette of love, lust and sheep (Studies in Macroeconomic History)
Fifteen Grades of Hay: A novelette of love, lust and sheep (Studies in Macroeconomic History)
by Derek the Weathersheep
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.75

2.0 out of 5 stars All over in a few minutes (like Dolly and Derek really), 28 April 2017
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Amusing concept but not particularly amusingly executed. Would have been more fun if Farmer Honey had joined in.
Read it in les than 15 minutes. Apart from the title and the sex no direct parodying of anything in 50 Shades.


Philips Shaver Series 5000 with DualPrecision Shaving and Pop-up Trimmer PT860/17
Philips Shaver Series 5000 with DualPrecision Shaving and Pop-up Trimmer PT860/17
Offered by Five&Stars
Price: £67.07

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works fine, 26 April 2017
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Very good. The only drawback with this series is the tendency for the top section (specifically the hinge) to break off if you accidentally drop it, in which case you are stuffed and need to get a new shaver. I have had to do this twice in last 7-8 years. In both cases the shaver was still working fine after 3-4 years' daily use so generally quite durable.


Sex with Your Hamster
Sex with Your Hamster
by Norman Litter
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Most instructive, 25 April 2017
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This review is from: Sex with Your Hamster (Paperback)
Some useful tips here. I'm sure most hamster-lovers are already comfortable with the use of sellotape and the section on fellatio is I find a little optimistic. However, foreplay is not something I had considered previously in this context and the potentially galvanising effect of potato peelings was also a new and worthwhile suggestion.


The Best Of Steeleye Span
The Best Of Steeleye Span
Offered by westworld-
Price: £14.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for Alison Gross and Cam Ye O'er from France, 25 April 2017
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I had this on vinyl a few decades ago and thought it was about time I caught up with it on CD having been record playerless for some years. I still think side 1 (as it was then, now tracks 1-6) is great and side 2 largely not worth bothering with, at least after Long Lankin. Gaudete is fine, or at least it would be if it didn't sound like it had been recorded in a bathroom and started (and finished) with them processing from a nearby bedroom to the bathroom and back again, resulting in a lengthy fade in and out at the beginning and end of the track which goes some way to ruining it. All around my cat is their other hit and needs little further commendation. Thomas the Rhymer is Ok, although it has the feel of something which is going to build up to a great climax and somehow never does. Alison Gross is the best track on the album, simply brilliant. Little Sir Hugh has a twee nursery rhyme of a chorus separated by some innocent-sounding verses describing infanticide, very good. Cam Ye o'er from France is the second best track on the album, also wonderful. Long Lankin takes some time to get going but is still comfortably the best track on what was side 2. Gone ot America sounds a bit like a C & W ballad, inoffensive i itself but nothing to write home about. Let her go down is simply dull and I find it hard to imagine this was considered one of the best 11 tracks in their entire output. Black Jack Davy is a third rate Alison Gross while Bach goes to Limerick could be any old pub fiddle band to be honest.


American Reunion
American Reunion
Dvd
Price: £6.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Not awful but enough is enough now., 23 April 2017
This review is from: American Reunion (Amazon Video)
Hopefully this will be the last edition of this particular franchise. Stiffler and Eugene Levy are still amusing but the four other guys are just dull and (as in previous films) insufficiently delineated. You could take Kevin and Finch out of the film and no one would notice. Hannigan does little but be a straight foil (as she does in How I met your mother) and memories of that mystifyingly long-running US 'comedy' are further stirred by the presence of Barney from that show in a cameo. There are a few funny moments - Stiffler's revenge involving an ice box for example -but most of the funny events are predictable 10 minutes before they happen, as soon as Finch's Mum turns up it is obvious where that particular plotline is going.


Breville VST027 2 Slice Sandwich Toaster
Breville VST027 2 Slice Sandwich Toaster
Price: £16.20

3.0 out of 5 stars Good value although bit smaller than the last one we had, 22 April 2017
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This works fine and is very good value. Only criticism I would make s that it is a bit smaller than the previous one we had and as such it can't enclose two pairs of large slices of bread at one go. Otherwise fine.


Kitchen Devils Lifestyle Vegetable Knife
Kitchen Devils Lifestyle Vegetable Knife
Price: £6.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Chops veg fine, 22 April 2017
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nice and sharp and cuts up carrots and potatoes no problem.


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