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The Most Famous Ice Rink in the World: Memories of Richmond Ice Rink
The Most Famous Ice Rink in the World: Memories of Richmond Ice Rink
by Torvill/Dean (Forewd
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.00

5.0 out of 5 stars "The Richmond Ice Rink", 17 Aug. 2017
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A worth having book if you were one or more of the countless thousands for whom the 'Richmond Ice Rink' - more accurately but less affectionately, 'The Sportsdrome - was the hub of your social activities in its heyday. Post WW2. A collection of first-hand accounts that favour its more subsequent years, when it became the centre for world class figure skating and ice dancing - the very best were tutored and developd there. The book has all the signs of an enthusiastically but not over professional gathering of text and printing production. Revised, beefed up with a broader age range of recollections, interviews with management and staff characters - if any survive - skilfully edited and redesigned throughout, it would be a delightful book of broad international appeal. Chapters could include much about the competitive ice hockey period and speed skating, summaries of other London - Wembley, Streatham, Harringay, Earl's Court, etc. - rinks, plus outside London - Brighton and Nottingham come to mind - but like the rink's promised bur never materialized replacement - hints of local government planning skulduggery there - that, sadly, is unlikely to happen.


Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters
Do I Make Myself Clear?: Why Writing Well Matters
by Harold Evans
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ..., 17 Aug. 2017
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A master class ... from a master.


Think Like an Artist: . . . and Lead a More Creative, Productive Life
Think Like an Artist: . . . and Lead a More Creative, Productive Life
by Will Gompertz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars good read., 17 Aug. 2017
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Interesting, thought provoking, good read ....
I recommend it.


Passionelle® 6 Pack Ladies White 100% Cotton Handkerchiefs With Stripes [Size One Size, Colour White With Assorted Colour Single Broad Stripes]
Passionelle® 6 Pack Ladies White 100% Cotton Handkerchiefs With Stripes [Size One Size, Colour White With Assorted Colour Single Broad Stripes]
Offered by British Thermals
Price: £1.35

4.0 out of 5 stars Prompt., 23 April 2017
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Product arrived promptly and safely, and was what I was looking for. Thank you.


New Mens/Gents Black Slip On Wider Fitting Casual Shoes - Black - UK SIZE 8
New Mens/Gents Black Slip On Wider Fitting Casual Shoes - Black - UK SIZE 8

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good buy., 16 May 2016
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Good sound purchase. Comfortable and robust. I look forward to wearing these shoes for a long time.


Morphy Richards 75184 All Night Heated Underblanket - Double, White
Morphy Richards 75184 All Night Heated Underblanket - Double, White
Offered by ElectricalWorld
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 Mar. 2015
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Just what I needed.


Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception
Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception
by Claudia Hammond
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars And the service from Wordery was as excellent as ever, 4 Mar. 2015
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Still working my way through this but enjoying it greatly. Very readable. A welcome relief from many a PhD thesis written down for the public. And the service from Wordery was as excellent as ever.


atFoliX Screen Protection Film Nikon D750 Screen Protector - Set of 3 - FX-Clear crystal clear
atFoliX Screen Protection Film Nikon D750 Screen Protector - Set of 3 - FX-Clear crystal clear
Offered by @FoliX GmbH
Price: £8.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 4 Mar. 2015
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Good product but the instructions for use translation from German to English had me struggling.


Predication 2012: Volume 1 (Transformation Trilogy)
Predication 2012: Volume 1 (Transformation Trilogy)
by Richard Barker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fantastical or Far-sighted?, 13 Nov. 2012
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Predication might sound like a word that could have been stumblingly coined by former US President, George W. Bush, but Predication 2012, a new book by Richard Barker, is more interesting and deeper than that.

If a touch awkward and clumsy in places, the language of the book has a cinematic feel, keeping the reader's mind racing and curiosity heightened, wanting to know more and occasionally what on Earth is going on.

In fact what might be going on - or more correctly, what is going to go on in the near future of this planet of ours - is very much at the heart of Predication 2012.

Often drawing upon shared experiences common to us all but which remain unexplained scientifically, via the shifting of time, memory, perception and association, the author takes us on a multi-dimensional journey. Along the way many of our gut-reactions to the unexpected and the unknown in life are probed, sometimes conjuring up deja vu images or catching us wrong-footed on and around accepted wisdoms, but invariably creating an enjoyable expectation that persists throughout the journey.

The action twists and turns, separates and intertwines, taking its various protagonists and their stories across the world to come together in one spectacular climax. There are goodies and there are baddies, and it's not always clear who's going to be which, but the ending is one that affirms and underlines the mainly positive aspects of inevitable change, death, rebirth, and new generational hope for the future.

If you're into sci-fi, flights of fancy, science-based projections of time and space, or if you're not, this book is worth tackling, even if it often reads like a first novel that - while far from perfect - promises more and better to come.

Michael Young
November 2012.


The Way We Were: 60 Nostalgic Memories from a Golden Era
The Way We Were: 60 Nostalgic Memories from a Golden Era

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Large dollops of Nostalgia., 2 Aug. 2011
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Bought it for a friend who loves it.
Helps in you lived through this period.
Although I was not quite so mainstream.
Arrived quickly, well packaged. Good service.


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