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A Bus Pass Named Desire
A Bus Pass Named Desire
by Christopher Matthew
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.08

4.0 out of 5 stars Sex and love start at 65. And you don't need a ticket., 19 Feb. 2016
A perfect, witty gift of well versed sex and romance for those of a silver sheen for whom love is just a wishful thought away.


Sexual Impolitics: Heresies on sex, gender and feminism
Sexual Impolitics: Heresies on sex, gender and feminism
Price: £1.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Whether or not you agree with the argument posited in ..., 10 Nov. 2014
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Whether or not you agree with the argument posited in this book, it takes guts to question the often unquestioned dogmas of some in the feminist movement, and its argument merits a careful reading.


Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
by Shaun Usher
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.40

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Present, 19 Mar. 2014
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I've bought this book for several friends and relatives and will buy it for more. Every home should have a copy.


Dark History of Hollywood: A Century of Greed, Corruption and Scandal behind the Movies (Dark Histories)
Dark History of Hollywood: A Century of Greed, Corruption and Scandal behind the Movies (Dark Histories)
Price: £6.47

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stirring the cocktail that is Tinseltown, 19 Mar. 2014
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There have been other books about scandal in Hollywood, but few have bothered to put the hedonism of the stars into the context of Hollywood as a whole - a place and an industry built on a collision of great talent, popular taste, great beauty, astonishing greed, heartbreak and some very dubious business morality.

Right from the beginning of movies, there were vicious and sometimes violent rivalries, casting couch compromises, and brilliant, if totally amoral, entrepreneurs. Los Angeles was a movie town and if you were a star and found yourself in a spot of trouble (and many did), you didn't call the police. Oh, no. You called the studio, which, with its corrupt links to the police and the district attorney, could fix everything.

But if you weren't a star, well, you were on your own - and, in the early days ,probably walking around town in stage make-up to make people believe you were in employment. Few places can be a cruel as Hollywood for losers.

Taking a long, brilliantly researched trawl through the decades of movie magic, from the sad later life of the genius Buster Keaton to Mafia infiltration of one of the unions, the Communist witch hunt of the Fifties which ruined the lives and careers of so many talented writers and directors, and on to the gargantuan budgets of present day movies, Kieron Connolly has distilled the cocktail that is Hollywood into a thoroughly readable, knowledgeable and sometimes jaw-dropping, book. But, though packed with incident, gossip, unexplained deaths, corrupt cops, cynical studio chiefs, and, yes, quite a bit of sex and drugs, Dark History Of Hollywood never overlooks the brilliance of the movie-makers themselves and the entertainment they've given the world. Highly recommended.


Good Ol' Freda [DVD]
Good Ol' Freda [DVD]
Dvd ~ Freda Kelly

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Dignified, Moving and Honest View of the Beatles, 22 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Good Ol' Freda [DVD] (DVD)
They don't make girls like Freda Kelly any more, and when Brian Epstein asked her to work for him with the very young Beatles, and then promoted her to be the Beatles Fan Club secretary, he was choosing a diamond. If you want to know what it was really like in the Beatles' Liverpool days this is the film for you. Both funny and moving, it tells a story of a different time and a terrific and scrupulously loyal young woman. Brilliant.
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Angle McCartney: My Long and Winding Road
Angle McCartney: My Long and Winding Road
by Angle McCartney
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars God Loves A Tryer, 12 April 2013
Life is what you make of it and Angie McCartney has made her 83 years a real roller coaster ride. Among Beatle fans she is well known as the single mother who married Paul McCartney's father, Jim, in 1964, and there are, as you'd expect, some intriguing Macca stories to be found in this autobiography.

Far more interesting to me, however, is the way the author used her demon speed at shorthand and typing to keep life and limb together when things weren't going too well. At first that was in Liverpool, then came London, Australia and finally Los Angeles - where, in partnership with daughter, Ruth, she founded a multimedia company.

This is the story of a woman who was never beaten when events turned against her - who just kept on trying until she eventually succeeded. Her energy, and generosity of spirit, as can be seen in these pages, is a lesson to us all.


The Riddle of the Seal (Chronicles of the Greater Dream Book 1)
The Riddle of the Seal (Chronicles of the Greater Dream Book 1)
Price: £7.67

5.0 out of 5 stars A Book For Our Times, 14 Oct. 2012
"This, the first of the Chronicle Of The Greater Dream trilogy, is absolutely a book for our time. Part fantasy, part adventure, part mystery this is also a metaphor for a world in need of healing itself. Extraordinarily, sometimes eerily, and always imaginatively, the story will appeal not only to those who enjoyed the fun of The Lord of the Rings sagas but to those looking for modern political and ecological parallels. Once you have read this first episode, you will want to read the two books which follow it."


Diana's Nightmare - The Family
Diana's Nightmare - The Family
Price: £4.13

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating, Tragic Woman, 28 Jun. 2012
Princess Diana will forever be remembered as the beautiful young girl who became a princess and discovered to her surprise that she had an innate ability to reach out to ordinary people and make them happy.

She could not, however, make herself happy, and as her marriage fell apart she would speak increasingly and often indiscreetly about her fears.

Chris Hutchins knew many of the people involved in the Diana drama. Read this book if you want to know the true Diana and what was really happening in Kensington Palace.


Cheeky Monkey: a story in English and French
Cheeky Monkey: a story in English and French
by Marie-Jeanne Giselle Sellier
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.50

5.0 out of 5 stars A Cheeky Monkey that is not only useful but delightful, too, 20 May 2012
Cheeky Monkey, a story that helps teach elementary French to young English children, is an inspired idea by author and illustrator Giselle Jones, an English mother who lives in France. Beautifully drawn and whimsically written it's a perfect present - delightful but also extremely useful. I hope there will now be a series of Cheeky Monkey books.


Elvis meets the Beatles
Elvis meets the Beatles
Price: £3.54

5.0 out of 5 stars An extraordinary book for an extraordinary moment, 25 Nov. 2011
When the Beatles called on Elvis in Los Angeles during a US tour it was like the usurpers to the throne visiting the former deposed king. That was how Elvis must have felt, anyway, as his career went into free fall in Hollywood in the Sixties and the Beatles appeared and stole his crown.
But the new kids in town were still Elvis fans, albeit a tad disappointed with the records and films he had begun to make. What would they say to him, they wondered. Would Priscilla be there?
This book, written by Chris Hutchins, then a journalist and the man who engineered the meeting, is a must for every Beatles and Elvis fan, not only for the details of that bizarre night when an embarrassed Elvis played bass along with the Beatles, but for the inside track on the diplomatic niceties which had to be agreed before it ever happened.


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