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Gold
Gold
Price: £5.62

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the obvious picks are included, along with just about every other chart entry through 2004, 1 April 2015
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Gold is not the first Donna Summer compilation and you can bet it will not be the last. it's a two-disc set containing an overly generous list of 34 songs, roughly half of which will be of no import to those only wanting the big dancefloor hits from the '70s and '80s -- "I Feel Love," "Love to Love You Baby," "Last Dance," "Hot Stuff," "On the Radio," "She Works Hard for the Money," and alike.

All the obvious picks are included, along with just about every other chart entry through 2004. However, this does have the advantage of being an up-to-date anthology as of early 2005. Nevertheless an excellent collection that and is worthy of a five star rating.


British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Wright, Tony (2013) Paperback
British Politics: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Wright, Tony (2013) Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The good and the not so good, 31 Mar. 2015
As the blurb says these books are designed to be readable, a way to get ahead in a new topic rapidly. The narrative gives a good overview on most subjects that are covered. The book also does a decent job at trying to attract the reader into each topic field. This is the second edition of British Politics VSI and is quite up-to-date. The narrative talks about the current position of British Politics and the coalition government that we have at this time (as of 2013).

However, there is a problem here, in a book that should remain neutral in its delivery, and as other reviewers have commented the author's politics seem to influence his writing as it progresses. So here in is the `rub', so to speak and hence my rating.


The V. C.'s: Bk. 1 (Best of 2000 A.D.) by Finley-Day, Gerry (1987) Paperback
The V. C.'s: Bk. 1 (Best of 2000 A.D.) by Finley-Day, Gerry (1987) Paperback
by Gerry Finley-Day
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2000 AD gives you the VC's, 31 Mar. 2015
I read this serial in the British comic 2000 AD. I thought it was an excellent story-line, for me the narrative was very original in its telling and it can be seen how popular it was at the time. A good classic from the writer who brought you Rogue Trooper, for me this a good and reasonable reproduction of the stories in one softback volume. A mix between Starship Troopers and The Forever War the narrative is A plus with the artwork by Flint and Williams - Why hasn't Hollywood picked this up yet ? Would look amazing on the big screen!

Just a quick note the price quoted here is too high.


The Spanish Prisoner [DVD] [1998]
The Spanish Prisoner [DVD] [1998]
Dvd ~ Steve Martin

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The sexiest thing in the movie is the way Martin wears clothes, 30 Mar. 2015
When Scott fails to get his company's assurances that he will be duly compensated for his work, he falls for the advice of the dapper Martin, who knows how corporations exploit nice people and resent them for their good nature. It is now when the proverbial hits the fan.

-------------Steve Martin later tells Scott, "Good people, bad people, generally look like what they are." ---------------

The film works on the viewer’s identification with Scott as a kind of white-collar Joe Six-Pack--Charlie Chardonnay. Even his weird, vocabulary has the sound of a language developed in library. When he is trying to buck a woman up, he tells her that she's "loyal and true and not too hard to look at." Unfortunately, most of the characters speak with the same. The Spanish Prisoner sounds as if he translated some 19th-century farce from English into Russian and then back again. The sexiest thing in the movie is the way Martin wears clothes. Rebecca Pidgeon she is stuck in the jarringly off-key role of the love-struck secretary. Pidgeon's character is inauthentic, whether she is falling for Scott or just playing him for a pigeon.

Warts and all this still a film worth seeing.


Business Vocabulary: Student Book + Audio CD Pack by Paul Emmerson (2009)
Business Vocabulary: Student Book + Audio CD Pack by Paul Emmerson (2009)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is very good, 30 Mar. 2015
This is a book of two halves - that tackles business language. The first part deals with confident and competent usage of vocabulary in a business environment. While the last half is aimed at effective and targeted business communications - so that the student has the talents at hand to deliver effective language resources whether they are on the telephone, communicating over the internet, be that be in writing or audio visual context, using their business vocabulary when tackling written correspondence and being able to positively `navigate' meetings and seminars etc.

To this end the narrative and layout is precisely aimed to help business English students enhance and increase their vocabulary, allowing the student to express themselves more assuredly in a professional context. The materials contained allow for individual study, or in groups. The materials are designed to be used by candidates who are at intermediate level or higher.


KS2 English: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Study Book by CGP Books (2013) Paperback
KS2 English: Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Study Book by CGP Books (2013) Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars KS2 English study book, 30 Mar. 2015
A good textbook that gives the young student the ability to acquire and reinforce those basic skill sets that are the essentials of good grammar. This would be for areas such as better punctuation and spelling. The CPG books are clear and colourful and the text is well laid out, and you're able to zero in on areas of weakness/interest. You are also shown how to avoid common errors. This is done by illustrating with good examples and through clear summaries . At the end of the book there are additional useful tips on the SATs test.

The text is not only there to help the student in their SATs tests, but can also help those that need to `brush-up' on their basic grammar. A very good resource that is recommended.


Robert Harris Lustrum (Hardcover) Lustrum hardcover 2009
Robert Harris Lustrum (Hardcover) Lustrum hardcover 2009
by Robert Harris
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The second volume of Harris's classical planned trilogy, 30 Mar. 2015
Lustrum is the second volume of Harris's classical trilogy. Picking up where Imperium left off, after the election of Cicero as consul of Rome in 63 BC. Once again, the book continues in the set-up of the first novel, with the story told in the first-person from the point of view of Cicero's secretary Tiro. It follows on immediately from Imperium, starting with the beginning of Cicero's consulship and ending with his exile as a result of the enmity of Clodius.

One of Harris's great strengths is the thoroughness of his research and his absolute mastery of complex historical periods. As some readers of Lustrum will know strands of the story already and Harris weaves in well-known events. An example of this is the plot to assassinate Cicero, to create an utterly convincing quasi-historical narrative. For me this is a very well written and totally plausible life and politics of Cicero. An excellent read that is highly recommended.


Under the Greenwood Tree (Oxford World's Classics) by Hardy, Thomas ( 2013 )
Under the Greenwood Tree (Oxford World's Classics) by Hardy, Thomas ( 2013 )

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Rather Pastoral Novel, 29 Mar. 2015
There are number of very good reviews of this novel. I believe the other reviewers have given a good plot overview. So here goes on my thoughts, for what they're worth. For my part I was introduced to Hardy's work in my English Literature class and even then I enjoyed the narrative and skill of his storytelling, for Hardy this was his second novel and unlike his later works the tale has a happier ending the lead protagonists getting married and the conclusion being more cordial.

This was also the first of his, well noted, series of Wessex books. For me there are two themes that run through the book, firstly - the romantic nature -our main lead one Dick Dewy is besotted, with the comely Miss Fancy Day as he tries entering into the life and affections Miss Day. However, Fancy's good looks have earned her the attention of other suitors, including a well to do farmer and the new vicar at the parish church. The second underlying theme is the changing nature of rural town life in the middle of the nineteenth century, as the Industrial Revolution takes hold on England.

As with other notable works that have been `reproduced' in the Oxford Word's Classic series of books there is a wealth of additional information that accompanied the narrative. There are explanatory notes, and good glossary. There is also a very good introduction which prefaces the work. This book is maybe less well known than Hardy's other works, but for me you get to see the initial `ground work' that is laid down by the author for his later works and gives the reader good insights into the authors machinations.


By Jonathan Stroud Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase: Book 1 (Lockwood & Co 1)
By Jonathan Stroud Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase: Book 1 (Lockwood & Co 1)
by Jonathan Stroud
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just a great read, 29 Mar. 2015
If you have read any of Jonathan Stroud’s other works such as the books in the Bartimaeus Sequence you know you are onto a winner. If you are new to his work then you’ll find in this offering that there is Ghost hunting, - where Ghosts kill, cause murder and mayhem. From the get go the book is great read, and once again the Mr Stroud’s abilities to generate some quirky but always well rounded and interesting characters is amazing. Really what is there not like about this book? In short this very good story telling and please do not pigeon hole yourself over which age group may read it, whether you in your teens or your sixties this book covers all.


KAESO MANICURE CRANBERRY SENSATION HAND TREATMENT CREAM 250ml
KAESO MANICURE CRANBERRY SENSATION HAND TREATMENT CREAM 250ml
Offered by CosmeticsQueenuk
Price: £7.40

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kaeso Cranberry Sensation Hand Treatment Cream, 29 Mar. 2015
This Kaeso Cranberry Sensation Hand Treatment Cream rubs into your hands and takes just a few seconds to be all absorbed. It has a fantastic smell. The cream is rich and has lovely consistency. its a brilliant restorative for reintroducing moisture in dry or chapped hands. The overall result is nice smooth texture to the skin.


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