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Doctor Who: Human Nature
4.14
it was amazing
One of the best pieces of original Doctor Who fiction yet published. A magnificent story full of humanity and wit.
not set
Jun 16, 2010
 
La Traviata [With 2 CDs]
4.17
it was amazing
Concise and pithy guide to this perennial Verdi favourite. We have a brief overview of Verdi's life, the background to the opera's creation and its cr ...more
not set
Jun 16, 2010
 
Never the Bride (Brenda and Effie Mystery #1)
3.70
really liked it
This is the first in the on-going Brenda series, and introduces us to the central character, a woman of mysterious provenance with hands of different ...more
not set
Aug 16, 2010
 
Something Borrowed (Brenda & Effie Mystery #2)
3.88
liked it
Something Borrowed is the second novel in the Brenda and Effie series, following Never the Bride and succeeded by Conjugal Rites. Like its predecessor ...more
not set
Aug 16, 2010
 
Life After Life
3.74
liked it
What if you had the chance to live your life again, and again and again, until you got it right? That is the premise of Kate Atkinson’s latest novel, ...more
Aug 22, 2013
Aug 24, 2013
 
The Passage (The Passage, #1)
4.04
it was ok
The military set out to create indestructible soldiers, but ended-up creating a breed of monsters who thirst for blood and are all-but impossible to k ...more
not set
Aug 16, 2010
 
The Teleportation Accident
3.44
it was amazing
In nineteen-thirties Berlin, a dark force is coming to power. And it’s not the one you might expect. Egon Loesser is a theatre designer struggling to ...more
Apr 30, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
 
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Harold Fry, #1)
3.89
liked it
When retired former-brewery worker Harold Fry receives a letter from a dying former colleague whom he hasn't seen for over twenty years, he is moved t ...more
Apr 12, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
 
I Saw the World End
4.51
it was amazing
Deryck Cooke was one of the best musicologists, his thoughts cogent and brilliantly expressed. This was to have been his magnum opus, a detailed accou ...more
not set
Jun 28, 2010
 
The Man Who Wrote Mozart: The Extraordinary Life of Lorenzo Da Ponte
4.21
it was amazing
A highly readable account of one of the greatest librettists of all. Da Ponte collaborated with Mozart of three of his greatest operas, but that was o ...more
not set
Jun 16, 2010
 
Death Comes for the Poets
3.00
did not like it
Someone is killing the poets of the British Isles in ways which mirror their work. The widow of one victim calls in Victor Priest, a specialist in art ...more
Apr 26, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
 
Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma
2.99
did not like it
Eric Saward tried to spruce up this truly horrendous story with touches of Douglas Adams-style wit, but sadly this corpse of a story was beyond saving ...more
not set
Jun 16, 2010
 
The Sellout
3.80
it was amazing
A brilliant satire on race and intolerance in America. The main character devises a unique way of improving the lives of the black population in his t ...more
Dec 07, 2016
Dec 11, 2016
 
The Kenneth Williams Diaries
4.24
it was amazing
Astonishing account of a life - from the 1930s to the day of his death. Hugely rewarding and endlessly rereadable.
not set
Jun 18, 2010
 
License Denied: Writings from the Doctor Who Underground (Virgin)
3.97
really liked it
Nicely-chosen anthology of pieces from various fan-produced magazines devoted to Doctor Who.
not set
Jun 16, 2010
 
The Western Lit Survival Kit: An Irreverent Guide to the Classics, from Homer to Faulkner
4.09
it was amazing
Well-written and very amusing overview of several thousand years of literature.
Jan 02, 2013
Aug 05, 2013
 
The Inferno of Dante Alighieri
3.99
really liked it
A very powerful translation of this great work, by one of the finest poets writing today. Written in Dante's own chosen form of terza rima, Carson nev ...more
Dec 08, 2013
Dec 08, 2013
 
Some Tame Gazelle
3.97
it was ok
Frankly tedious novel by an inexplicably popular author.
Jul 24, 2013
Jun 12, 2010
 
I Am The Doctor
4.16
it was amazing
Jon Pertwee wrote a memoir, 'Moonboots and Dinner Suits', but ended the book before the point at which he was cast as everyone's favourite Time Lord. ...more
not set
Jun 16, 2010
 
Falling Man
3.20
it was amazing
Of the vast slew of post-911 novels, this really stands out. Set in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks, the novel deals with Delillo's perennial t ...more
not set
Jun 18, 2010
 
The Lyttelton/Hart-Davis Letters: Correspondence of George Lyttelton and Rupert Hart-Davis, 1955-56
4.50
it was amazing
George Lyttleton, Oxford Don, complained that no one ever wrote to him. Rupert Hart-Davis, one of his former students, promised to begin a corresponde ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
Lyttelton Hart Davis Letters Vol 3
4.00
it was amazing
George Lyttleton, Oxford Don, complained that no one ever wrote to him. Rupert Hart-Davis, one of his former students, promised to begin a corresponde ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters, 1955-1962: A Selection
4.75
it was amazing
George Lyttleton, Oxford Don, complained that no one ever wrote to him. Rupert Hart-Davis, one of his former students, promised to begin a corresponde ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters:  Volumes One and Two 1955-1957.: Correspondence of George Lyttelton and Rupert Hart-Davis: Vol 1-2 in 1v.
4.18
it was amazing
George Lyttleton, Oxford Don, complained that no one ever wrote to him. Rupert Hart-Davis, one of his former students, promised to begin a corresponde ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters
5.00
it was amazing
George Lyttleton, Oxford Don, complained that no one ever wrote to him. Rupert Hart-Davis, one of his former students, promised to begin a corresponde ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
Lyttelton Hart Davis Letters Vols 5 6
4.00
it was amazing
George Lyttleton, Oxford Don, complained that no one ever wrote to him. Rupert Hart-Davis, one of his former students, promised to begin a corresponde ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
Lyttelton Hart Davis Letters Vol 4
5.00
it was amazing
George Lyttleton, Oxford Don, complained that no one ever wrote to him. Rupert Hart-Davis, one of his former students, promised to begin a corresponde ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
The Lyttelton Hart-Davis Letters: v. 3-4 in 1v.: Correspondence of George Lyttelton and Rupert Hart-Davis
4.00
it was amazing
George Lyttleton, Oxford Don, complained that no one ever wrote to him. Rupert Hart-Davis, one of his former students, promised to begin a corresponde ...more
not set
Jun 26, 2010
 
Doctor Who the Handbook: The Sixth Doctor
4.04
it was amazing
David J Howe and co wrote one book on each of television's Doctor Whos. This book covers the controversial era of the Sixth Doctor, played by the char ...more
not set
Jun 16, 2010
 
Il Trovatore
3.93
it was amazing
Excellent guide to one of Verdi's great masterpieces, with a detailed background to the opera's composition, an account of performance history, a deta ...more
not set
Jun 17, 2010
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