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Dragonquest (The Dragon Books)
Dragonquest (The Dragon Books)
by Anne McCaffrey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Love it, 13 Sept. 2016
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Much loved book this was a replacement for an elderly copy with small print


The Wounded Name
The Wounded Name
by D. K. Broster
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic story of honour lost, 13 Sept. 2016
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A book of its time. Concerned with loyalty and the love of one young man for another. Not love in the purely physical sense but in the hero worship of one who believes his hero can do no wrong despite the evidence against him and is willing to go to great personal lengths to support his friend


To Spare the Conquered (Peacock Books)
To Spare the Conquered (Peacock Books)
by Stephanie Plowman
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A different view of the Romans, 13 Sept. 2016
I have owned this book since it was published in 1965 as a peacock book and read it many times since. Certainly the style is not to everyone's taste but I find it quite satisfying if at times lacking in colour and detail.


Witness [DVD] [1985]
Witness [DVD] [1985]
Dvd ~ Harrison Ford
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: £16.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Cultures clash., 11 Mar. 2016
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This review is from: Witness [DVD] [1985] (DVD)
The clash of cultures between strict religious sects such as the Amish and other Mennonite orders, and men who live by violence seems to fascinate film producers. Witness is one, as are "The angel and the badman" (John Wayne) and "The Outsider" (Tim Daley).
All three have a wounded outlaw/shootist/cop taken in by a woman from a strict religious sect - Quaker, Amish, Mennonite

Witness is beautifully filmed on location in Philadelphia and Lancaster County with excellent direction by Peter Weir and haunting music by Maurice Jarre. One thing I really like is that the producers were able to use Harrison Ford's ability as a carpenter in the barn raising scenes.

A classic film I never tire of watching.


Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple
Windows 8.1 Plain & Simple
by Joli Ballew
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Recycled., 7 Mar. 2016
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Book might be OK but windows8.1 isn't so I've ditched it and gone to Windows 10


The Outsider
The Outsider

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real gem of a film., 7 Mar. 2016
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A beautiful film from all angles. The Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia acts as the Montana setting and the scenery is beautiful with a clarity of light that enhances the excellent camera work and direction.

Taken from the book by Penelope Williamson the action has been pared down to concentrate on the growing love between a widow - Rebecca (Naomi Watts) from a strict Mennonite sect and the Outsider (Tim Daley) of the title. The Outsider, Johnny Galt is a shootist and gambler who killed his first man at the age of 14 and has been killing ever since, admitting that he is good at it. Daley portrays the character perfectly changing from the dangerous man to one who shows an unexpectedly tender side especially in his treatment of Rebecca's son Benjo. Alone all his life, trusting no-one and belonging nowhere he has a hunger for love and not just the physical desire he develops for Rebecca. He has come into her life, badly wounded and though she is going against the wishes of her church she tends him.

Rebecca's husband was hanged by the local cattle baron who wants the sheep farmers off the range and will do anything to get rid of them. Johnny, to Rebecca's horror offers to kill him for her but her beliefs argue strongly against it. At the bottom she hopes to change Johnny from his killing ways, but he wants to protect her. There is love and desire but also conflict between them.

Altogether a lovely film, excellent acting, direction, music, . This French DVD has an English language version but with, most unusually, French subtitles which cannot be switched off. Pity, but it is still worth it.


The Outsider
The Outsider
by Penelope Williamson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £6.18

4.0 out of 5 stars Love overcomes all., 7 Mar. 2016
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An enjoyable romance though the plot is not exactly original. The are echos of the 1984 Peter Weir film 'Witness' .Here we have yet again a widow with a son who belong to a strict religious sect. Her name as in the 1984 film is Rachel. Into their lives comes a wounded man from a culturally different life. The man is a shootist and threatening to her beliefs but slowly she becomes attracted to him and he to her. She and her boy represent all that is missing in his life, namely a family.
There are other characters - an drunken doctor, a ruthless cattle baron, a good hearted prostitute, the strict religious sect members etc. The members of her church are very antagonistic towards the outsider who they see as totally evil and are not even willing to seek his salvation.
The depiction of the realities of sheep farming life on what was open range and the brutality of frontier life, where the only law resides in a sherif in the pay of the cattle baron, takes up much of the story but the main theme is the love between the outsider and Rachel .
It ends violently.
As with the film the end result is violence.


Essential Carols
Essential Carols
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £8.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic and traditional, 5 Jan. 2016
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Very much the background to Christmas. Traditional - that's what I like at Christmas.


The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd
The Illustrated Herdwick Shepherd
by James Rebanks
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars lovely souvenir., 5 Jan. 2016
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Just beautiful. Great photograhs, something his other book was sorely missing, though his twitter account is full of them.


Highlander Complete Series 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 Box Set [European Import / Region 2]
Highlander Complete Series 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 Box Set [European Import / Region 2]
Offered by AVALON
Price: £123.96

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable fantasy, 18 Dec. 2015
This German release is beautifully packaged. Each season is in a well designed sleeve, all in the same style and containing indivdual packs with two discs in each . OK the writing is in German as are the episode titles when the discs start but it is relatively easy to select English on the audio.
If you need a list of the episode titles go to Wikipedia. The quality of the images is not as crisp as modern dvd productions but that is only to be expected.
I'm only viewing season 1 at the moment but find that the order of episodes on the discs does not correspond to the original air dates. I hope this does not affect any story arcs which come up. Have to wait and see.
the later seasons are OK and in the correct order thank goodness.
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