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Wake
Wake
by Elizabeth Knox
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Still awaiting Vintner's Luck 'magic'...., 13 April 2016
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The imagination of Elizabeth Knox knows no bounds. I first read her masterpiece, The Vinter's Luck, having started reading it when browsing in an airport bookshop. On a following trip to the airport, I scoured all of the shelves to find the book, and wasn't disappointed. Well written, uplifting, and incredibly imaginative, it's in my all-time top ten. Sadly, the excitement and pleasure generated by that wonderful book has not (so far) been matched by her subsequent (and equally imaginative) writing, which is a real shame. I found 'Wake' to be unpleasant. None of the characters are engaging (or in some cases even interesting), and because the essential story line is so odd (community cut off by 'alien' force which causes some sort of murderous madness to descend), you keep pressing on to find out why things are like that. It is explained, and I was grateful not to be left hanging in the air, but by then I wasn't really interested. In some places the writing seemed poor and rushed, maybe it could have done with a stronger editing process. It read more like the basis for a sci-fi movie, and if it is made into a film, the number of characters (14) needs to be drastically reduced, and a much more sympathetic hero / heroine created. The sort of book you plough on to the end rather than enjoy. I'm really sorry as I wanted to enjoy it, but didn't.


Multi-Love
Multi-Love
Price: £9.99

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2.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected Disappointing Follow-Up, 17 Feb. 2016
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Saw them live during the summer and after reading reviews, bought the previous album (II) first, which is great. Then succumbed to temptation and bought this, which unfortunately is far from great. A lot of noise and little enjoyable creativity. Strange since the previous album (II) is now one of my favourites and is highly recommended. If I'd bought this first, I'd never have bought the previous one.


Scrotal Recall: Season 1
Scrotal Recall: Season 1
Dvd
Price: £9.49

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed (seriously) !, 18 Jan. 2015
Anyone hesitating whether to try this should have no qualms or doubts - this is a hilarious comedy show, great interplay between the three main characters, and Johnny Flynn displays all of his Sussex Wit in performing the lead role. But Evie - Evie ! What a gorgeous woman, played by a gorgeous actress.....Dylan is completely bonkers not to go with her....but wait....series 2 may be where it all comes together ! Series 2 may also (depending on the writing) be where it all comes of the rails, as the brilliant premise for series 1 cannot continue (or....can it ?). Anyway, my sons (aged 30) thought Dad (me - 60 ish) had made a great find when we played them our recording of this over Christmas. Go on, you won't be disappointed ! This should have won BAFTAs and comedy awards galore, far better quality than most of the stuff that was nominated.


The Shortest History of Europe
The Shortest History of Europe
by J. B. Hirst
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The shortest review on Amazon, 5 Nov. 2014
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Excellent service, excellent price, thanks.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 27 Sept. 2014
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It does exactly what I expected. Arrived promptly. No issues.


Collection Monsieur Madame (Mr Men & Little Miss): Madame Beaute
Collection Monsieur Madame (Mr Men & Little Miss): Madame Beaute
by Roger Hargreaves
Edition: Paperback
Price: £2.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Madame Beaute, 5 Feb. 2014
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Bought as an amusing stocking filler, it was well received. Can you buy a complete collection of Mr men and Little Miss in French (rather than individually) ? That would be good....


Grown Backwards
Grown Backwards
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite album, 5 Jan. 2014
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Over the years, I keep coming back to this album for its variety, humour and musicianship. It is simply superb !


In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century
In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century
by Geert Mak
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic insights into 20th century Europe, 1 Jan. 2014
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This is the fourth copy of this book I have bought, as a gift for a friend. Extremely readable, it gives a different insight into the history of 20th century Europe. In very few places does the narrative flag, and Mak has a happy knack of finding individual connections to the great events which have shaped Europe. And if you think we are civilized, read this book.


One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw
One Good Turn: A Natural History of the Screwdriver and the Screw
by Witold Rybczynski
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A present for a friend, 28 Jan. 2013
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Excellent quality for 1 whole p....! Bought as a 'joke' gift for a carpenter friend, it is really very good and enjoyable. Excellent service from seller !


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