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Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (DG The Originals)
Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (DG The Originals)
Price: £13.73

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 27 April 2015
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My favourite opera, beautifully performed.


Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away
by Rebecca Goldstein
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.88

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book we all should read., 27 April 2015
I think this book is is something everyone on the planet should read - several times! it is a truly excellent introduction to many of the great philosophers, especially Plato and his contemporaries and helps you in very up to date language, mixed with wicked humour to contemplate all aspects of philosophy, living a "good" life, our place in the universe, what is reality etc., etc. I only wish I remembered and then could utilise a 100th of what I read, but maybe re-reading umpteen times will help!


Zbigniew Pelczynski - A Life Remembered
Zbigniew Pelczynski - A Life Remembered
by David McAvoy
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A life well lived, 3 Jan. 2013
I think this is a remarkable biography both from the perspective of the man written about, and the writer. The life of Zbigniew Pelczynski shows that one man can make a enormous difference in the life of others through good will, perseverance, energy, humour and compassion, mixed with a willingness to take risks. David McAvoy does an incredible job, based on an unbelievable amount of research, but presents everything as a page turning story rather than an academic tome. You really get to know Zbigniew and want to meet him as a result, not something that happens with many biographies, so thank you to both of you, for uplifting my heart and showing the postive side of people and life, during a period of history, where there is much to be negative about.


The Gift of Thanks: The Roots and Rituals of Gratitude
The Gift of Thanks: The Roots and Rituals of Gratitude
by Margaret Visser
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you1! for "the Gift of Thanks, 12 Feb. 2010
This is the second book by Margaret Visser that I have read, the 1st being the amazing Geometry of Love. It does not disappoint, being as full of wise knowledge, flowing prose and perceptive linking of disparate ideas that illuminate the subtleties and complexities of human interaction. It is a book that can be read alongside Lewis Hyde's Excellent book The Gift - The erotic life of property, looking at different aspects of giving taking, thanking and reciprocating kind deeds or not!. Margaret has that unique ability to go way beyond the obvious, applying a seemingly bottomless well of knowledge in a wide variety of fields and to present the resulting ideas in a fresh and enjoyable way.


Playwriting: The Structure of Action
Playwriting: The Structure of Action
by Sam Smiley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars After reading this, you begin to understand why some plays work and others don't, 12 Feb. 2010
I find this book a good read, which through careful use of good examples and clear explanations, exposes the structures and links that develop, create and enliven plays. You sort of knew it all before, but not in such a coherent way. As someone who has slipped into theatrical and now film production simply because of an enthusiasm to make ideas that came into my head a shared tangible experience, this new knowledge is really useful. Its not written as a "how to" book, but gives you some of the key building blocks/bullet points to keep in mind. Definitely a book worth having if you are involved in theatre or film in any way.


The Geometry of Love: Space, Time, Mystery and Meaning in an Ordinary Church
The Geometry of Love: Space, Time, Mystery and Meaning in an Ordinary Church
by Margaret Visser
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A revelation in looking at and understanding a building, 5 Jan. 2010
I found this book a revelation in looking at and understanding a building as bricks and mortar, initiatives for its construction, development and use, a mirror of its age etc. etc. The depth and the sensitivity of her looking, coupled with deep knowledge of the deep meanings and history of words,art, architecture, philosophy, and Catholicism and numerous other -ologies and ism's have enthralled me for weeks, as I read the book slowly and carefully to fully savour it all.

This is a book to have on a shelf by you and to be re-visited every year.


Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday life
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness meditation for everyday life
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.19

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What it says on the box!, 8 Oct. 2009
An excellent book that tells you in a very simple and direct way, how and why to mediate, without making you feel superior to anyone. It preaches humility in thought word and deed, does not say that it will be easy, but gives you good reasons to keep trying. Its a book that I will be referring to for a long time.


The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes: Creative Applications of Small Flashes (Voices That Matter)
The Hot Shoe Diaries: Big Light from Small Flashes: Creative Applications of Small Flashes (Voices That Matter)
by Joe McNally
Edition: Paperback
Price: £23.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Big advice from someone who knows: Flash - illuminated!!, 7 July 2009
I find this one of the best "how to" photography books I have come across. Years of experience in the field, helps Joe McNally put across very basic core facts about lighting in a useful way, then presents an amazing range of tricky situations which test them to the extreme and gives really practical and usable advice that helps you light in creative and dramatic ways. Based largely on Nikon SB900, 800, 600 Nikon SB-600 Speedlight flash units, and with useful tips on a wide range of lighting accessories this book should prove an essential part of any photographers kit.


The New York School: Photographs, 1936-63
The New York School: Photographs, 1936-63
by Jane Livingston
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best photo book ever??, 30 Mar. 2009
I love this book, which I bought when it was published in 1992. It shows the photographs of people like: Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Alexei Brodovitch, Ted Croner, Louis Faurer, William Klein, Saul Leiter and Lisette Model. All are exquisitely printed and presented in large format with a super accompanying text by Jane Livingston.
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Standing on Earth: Selected Essays
Standing on Earth: Selected Essays
by Wendell Berry
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book of its time then and now, 7 Mar. 2009
Everyone should read this book. Wendell writes about how man's link with earth has been broken and needs to be rebuilt. basically how we should live "right" in communion with earth, nature, each other.


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