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100 of the Best Restaurants in Los Angeles
100 of the Best Restaurants in Los Angeles
by Vadim Kravetsky
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.65

1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money!!, 3 Aug. 2013
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This 'book' consists of 26 pages comprising a list of restaurants with no notes or editorial of any kind - something anyone could have put together at home in an hour. A serious disappointment - and to charge £6.65 for this pamphlet is breathtaking. The last page says 'Printed in Great Britian by Amazon.co.uk, Ltd. Really surprised they want to put their name to this....


Myra Hess | Solo And Concerto Recordings (Myra Hess) (APR: APR7504)
Myra Hess | Solo And Concerto Recordings (Myra Hess) (APR: APR7504)
Price: £23.53

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful tribute, 6 April 2013
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There is a show currently going around the UK entitled 'Admission: One Shilling', performed by Patricia Routledge and Piers Lane, which tells the story of how Myra Hess came to start the famous lunchtime concerts in London's National Gallery during the Second World War, and this wonderful set of recordings, stunningly remastered and beautifully packaged, makes a fitting companion to that marvellous piece. At six-and-a-half hours this set is superb value, and APR are to be congratulated on producing what must now be the definitive collection for anyone interested in this extraordinary performer.


The Worst Country in the World
The Worst Country in the World
by Patsy Trench
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.34

5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly absorbing page-turner, 10 Nov. 2012
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This is a fascinating account of how a 53-year-old widow decides to uproot herself and her five children from village life in Dorset and travel across the world (on a hazardous six-month sea voyage) to become one of Australia's first settlers. Part family history, part memoir, part novel, it is an extraordinary drama told by Mary Pitt's great great great great granddaughter, and written in such a way as to bring the hardships and incredible challenges faced by the entire family to vivid life. A must-read for anyone interested in Australia's first stumbling steps - or, indeed, anyone fascinated by extreme human endeavour in the face of overwhelming odds. It can't be long before the film rights are snapped up....!!


The Final Curtsey
The Final Curtsey
by Margaret Rhodes
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.58

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No proof reader?, 20 Aug. 2011
This review is from: The Final Curtsey (Hardcover)
A fascinating book, but very badly let down (as noted by other reviewers) by constant typographical errors which give the book a very amateurish feel and make for a frustrating read. Umbria Press clearly didn't believe in 'The Final Curtsey', or they would certainly have taken more care with its presentation. What a shame - and a considerable disservice to Margaret Rhodes.


Music and Men: The Life and Loves of Harriet Cohen
Music and Men: The Life and Loves of Harriet Cohen
by Helen Fry
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 25 Aug. 2009
This book is a missed opportunity. There is obviously an intriguing story to be told here, but this pedestrian account is heavy-going - and one longs time and time again that a fellow musician or artist had written this book, as there is almost no insight into how the passionate affair between Bax and Cohen affected their respective creativities, or, crucially, how it impacted on Bax's composition and Cohen's performance. After a while the repetitive nature of their letters sheds no new light on the relationship (you feel they are being quoted simply because they were there), and we are left at the end of a lengthy volume not really knowing much more about these two extraordinary people or the world they lived in. (There are also enough musical inaccuracies to suggest that the author wasn't entirely at home with her subject.) The definitive version of this story is yet to be told.
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