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Matt Helm - The Frighteners
Matt Helm - The Frighteners
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic Helm, 19 Feb. 2017
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This volume in the long-running secret agent series by Donald Hamilton sees our intrepid hero south of the border, on a mission to foil ruthless arms dealers and avert a deadly conflagration in Mexico.

As usual, things (and people) are not always as they seem, so Helm needs all his wits about him as he untangles the web of intrigue and learns who he can trust - and who he can't.


Cold War Jet Combat: Air-to-Air Jet Fighter Operations 1950-1972
Cold War Jet Combat: Air-to-Air Jet Fighter Operations 1950-1972
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jet combat through the decades, 19 Feb. 2017
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This valuable book provides a series of snapshots of jet-to-jet combats in several of the significant conflicts that followed World War II. Rather than focusing on personal reminiscences, it concentrates on the strengths and weaknesses of the aeroplanes and the associated tactics employed by their pilots. As such, it complements the numerous accounts of what it was like to fly Canberras, Lightnings, and so on.

Highly recommended for those who want to follow the jet's evolution as a fighting machine from the early days of Korea, with guns, to more recent conflicts that rely on sophisticated missiles that can be fired from a great distance and don't even have to be pointing directly at the target when launched.


Prime Target (Alistair MacLean's UNACO): Prime Target"
Prime Target (Alistair MacLean's UNACO): Prime Target"
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best UNACO books, 19 Feb. 2017
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This is arguably the best of the books about the United Nations Anti-Crime Organisation (UNACO), with a plot that is anything but small-scale and demands maximum effort from our intrepid heroes to avert a serious threat to world peace.


LEGO Star Wars 75155 Rebel U-Wing Fighter Building Set
LEGO Star Wars 75155 Rebel U-Wing Fighter Building Set
Price: £58.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Another worthy LEGO toy, 19 Feb. 2017
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This offering from LEGO will be of interest to those who want a reminder of 2016's "Rogue One". The U-Wing is of moderate build difficulty, comparable to what can be thought of as its companion toy, the LEGO Star Wars 75154 TIE Striker Building Set (although the two never fought in the film).

A definite benefit for the builder is the relative lack of repetition, compared for example to the Striker or other TIEs. And the completed vehicle is a distinctive and attractive addition to the LEGO Star Wars fleet.


Borrowed Time (Alistair MacLean's UNACO): Borrowed Time"
Borrowed Time (Alistair MacLean's UNACO): Borrowed Time"
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4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual and interesting UNACO story, 19 Feb. 2017
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This very readable story sees some of the top agents of the United Nations Anti-Crime Organisation (UNACO) investigating drug-running in the Vale of Kashmir. The author clearly knows the territory and tells his tale at a brisk pace, without making the mistake of simply piling action sequence on action sequence. A sub-plot sees an attempt to displace the intrepid head of UNACO, and this leavens the main narrative nicely.

If you have enjoyed the other books in this series, you will very likely enjoy this one. Recommended.


Piano Works Vol.1: 6 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 35 / 3 Caprices, Op. 33, Perpetuum mobile in C, Op.119
Piano Works Vol.1: 6 Preludes and Fugues, Op. 35 / 3 Caprices, Op. 33, Perpetuum mobile in C, Op.119
Price: £7.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Mendelssohn, 14 Feb. 2017
The first (out of five) Naxos albums featuring Mendelssohn's piano works superbly played by Benjamin Frith, this CD does not disappoint: all the works are worth hearing. Frith treats every piece seriously, so there is never a sense of things just being recorded for completeness rather than merit.

If you enjoy this album, you will definitely want to acquire the other volumes in this series. And if you like Mendelssohn but aren't familiar with his piano music beyond maybe the first piano concerto, you may be pleasantly surprised at what else he wrote for the instrument.


Mendelssohn: Piano Works, Vol. 2 By Felix Mendelssohn (Composer),,Benjamin Frith (Piano) (1996-01-12)
Mendelssohn: Piano Works, Vol. 2 By Felix Mendelssohn (Composer),,Benjamin Frith (Piano) (1996-01-12)
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5.0 out of 5 stars More marvellous Mendelssohn, 14 Feb. 2017
The second (out of five) Naxos albums featuring Mendelssohn's piano works superbly played by Benjamin Frith, this CD does not disappoint. Although the only substantial work is the Sonata, Op. 6, all the other works are worth hearing. Frith treats every piece seriously, so there is never a sense of any of the recordings having been made for completeness rather than merit.

If you enjoy this album, you will definitely want to acquire the other volumes in this series. And if you like Mendelssohn but aren't familiar with his piano music beyond maybe the first piano concerto, you may be pleasantly surprised at what else he wrote for the instrument.


Mendelssohn, Felix - Piano Works Vol 3: Sonata / Three Fantasies / Rondo capriccioso
Mendelssohn, Felix - Piano Works Vol 3: Sonata / Three Fantasies / Rondo capriccioso
Price: £7.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Very rewarding Mendelssohn, 14 Feb. 2017
The third (out of five) Naxos albums featuring Mendelssohn's piano works superbly played by Benjamin Frith, this CD does not disappoint. Although the only substantial work is the Sonata in B Flat, Op. 106, all the other works are worth hearing. Frith treats every piece seriously, so there is never a sense of any of the recordings having been made for completeness rather than merit.

If you have been enjoying the other volumes in this series, you will definitely want to acquire this one. And if you like Mendelssohn but aren't familiar with his piano music beyond maybe the first piano concerto, you may be pleasantly surprised at what else he wrote for the instrument.


Mendelssohn: 7 Characteristic Pieces, Op. 7 / Fantasia, Op. 28
Mendelssohn: 7 Characteristic Pieces, Op. 7 / Fantasia, Op. 28
Price: £5.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Final (and fine) volume of Mendelssohn piano music, 9 Feb. 2017
This excellent series from Naxos concludes with another very listenable selection of piano works written by Felix Mendelssohn and superbly played by Benjamin Frith. Although most of the pieces are not well known, there is no sense of their having been recorded for completeness rather than merit. Each is treated seriously, and definitely worth listening to.

If you have been enjoying the previously volumes, you'll definitely want to complete your collection with this one. And if you are not familiar with this composer's compositions for the piano, beyond perhaps the first piano concerto, it might provide a rewarding new listening experience for you.


Mendelssohn: Sonata In G Minor / Fantasia, Op. 15 / Variations, Op. 83
Mendelssohn: Sonata In G Minor / Fantasia, Op. 15 / Variations, Op. 83
Price: £5.39

5.0 out of 5 stars More excellent Mendelssohn, 9 Feb. 2017
The fourth (out of five) Naxos albums featuring Mendelssohn's piano works superbly played by Benjamin Frith, this CD does not disappoint. Although the only major work is the Sonata in G Minor, all the other works are worth hearing. Frith treats every piece seriously, so there is never a sense of any of the recordings having been made for completeness rather than merit.

If you have been enjoying the other volumes in this series, you will definitely want to acquire this one. And if you like Mendelssohn but aren't familiar with his piano music beyond maybe the first piano concerto, you may be pleasantly surprised at what else he wrote for the instrument.


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