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Who Killed the Poet?
Who Killed the Poet?
by Luis de Miranda
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A great read in Tina Kover’s taut and sparkling English translation, 20 Oct. 2017
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The Bard of Avon, Bardo and Bernardo will keep you thrilled in Who killed the poet? Luis de Miranda’s literary whodunnit takes the reader on a magical mystery murder hunt criss-crossing Europe, from Paris to Hamburg, Vilnius, Tallinn, the Baltic Coast and back to the outskirts of Oxford for a sinister stay in the quiet village of Stanton Saint John. Who did kill the poet? Turn the pages to find out. A great read in Tina Kover’s taut and sparkling English translation.


Baku: The City of Ali and Nino
Baku: The City of Ali and Nino
Dvd

5.0 out of 5 stars The meeting of East and West, Islam and Christianity and the rise of oil money, 5 Sept. 2017
A must watch for anyone interested in international affairs and the history of the twentieth century; this film and the novel 'Ali And Nino: A Love Story' give fascinating insights into the meeting of East and West, Islam and Christianity and the rise of oil money. Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan is like a character in the book, made up of multiple facets of personality, religion, beliefs and tastes. Under Soviet rule, freedom and cosmopolitanism were curtailed, but since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan has struggled to reintroduce effective democracy. The breaking banking scandal shows that the power of oil and money to buy influence abroad is still tempting.

Cherfas's film gives a contemporary view of the city and country with input from leading local and international experts who explain the present with reference to the past. It is an invaluable, beautifully crafted document that helps unravel the mysteries of where East meets West.


The Legacy
The Legacy
Price: £2.39

5.0 out of 5 stars On a memoir written by a dear friend, 18 Jan. 2012
This review is from: The Legacy (Kindle Edition)
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`The Legacy' by David Sil is a tribute to the grandmother he adored as a small child and whose memory he has always cherished. Not only is this book a beautifully-crafted depiction of a child's awareness of authentic love and affection, but also a compelling story with a fascinating, unexpected twist, adorned with a thread of philosophical pearls in the form of his grand-mother's Maxims. She was undoubtedly a formidable presence whose strength of character, elegance and uncompromising confidence come across almost palpably in the pages of his book, yet we only see her through his child's eyes. One can imagine that he has inherited her penetrating gaze, which can inspire both disquiet and intense affection, her love of the most exquisite precious jewels and the elegance of a natural stylist, for whom life and art are facets of the same skilfully polished stone.

A ray of sunlight, shining through his student lodging's window, illuminating a fine cut crystal perfume phial, a memento from his grandmother, points him to other hidden treasures that she bequeathed him.


The Geneva Conventions Under Assault
The Geneva Conventions Under Assault
by Sarah Perrigo
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars International Humanitarianism, 3 Jun. 2011
The Geneva Conventions under attack is a collection of up-to-the-minute essays about the state of international humanitarian law (IHL)and is well worth reading for anyone interested in the subject. The collection is diverse, in that the different authors focus on legal, philosophical, political and military aspects and therefore have quite different approaches. It is interesting that so many of them are based in or have qualified from universities in the UK.


Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS Digital Camera - Silver (10 MP, 3.0x Optical Zoom) 2.5 inch LCD
Canon Digital IXUS 95 IS Digital Camera - Silver (10 MP, 3.0x Optical Zoom) 2.5 inch LCD

4.0 out of 5 stars Great little camera, 28 Aug. 2010
I bought this to replace a similiar model and am very happy with it. Close-up macro function is very good.


Cold Comfort Farm [1995] [DVD]
Cold Comfort Farm [1995] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kate Beckinsale

6 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 30 April 2010
Read the book, but don't bother with this film; it just doesn't do the book justice. Shame.


At Worst...The Best Of Boy George And Culture Club
At Worst...The Best Of Boy George And Culture Club
Offered by mrtopseller
Price: £5.40

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars memories, 12 Mar. 2010
yes, worth having for karma cameleon, everything i own (pw botha dub mix is even better) and the crying game.


Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love
Edward Carpenter: A Life of Liberty and Love
by Sheila Rowbotham
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very interesting book, 3 April 2009
I recommend this book to anyone interested in politics generally and sexual politics in particular.

It was a great surprise to me how far in advance his times Edward Carpenter was. It was only about 20 years ago that Jean Genet's works were no longer banned in the UK, which has been behind much of continental Europe in the acceptance of homosexuality lifestyles and literature.

Sheila Rowbotham's book is quite academic and a little dry, but a fantastic contribution that is eminently readable.


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