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Ex cathedra

Advantages: A fascinating study
Disadvantages: More pictures would be helpful

Perhaps it is because I come from the same background (Western Anglo-Catholic) as the approach from which Richard Kieckhefer comes in this text that I find such a resonance with what he has to say. 'Theology in Stone' looks at various aspects of church de ...

frkurt 26.05.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley - Richard Kieckhefer

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The Rise and Fall of Britpop

Advantages: Interesting read
Disadvantages: Author rather subjective

Britpop was the term used, very loosely, to describe a whole plethora of British bands which sprang up as a reaction to US domination of the British music scene and charts inn the early 90’s – itself largely due to grunge music and above all t ...

JoePoirot 04.08.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the Demise of English Rock - John Harris

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Delving into Carr's plays!

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...Having recently finished reading Marina Carr's ten published plays, I decided it was time to read The Theatre of Marina Carr. I had read some good reviews about the book, and hoped that it would deliver. Thankfully, it did just that! The book is edited b ...

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Review of The Theatre of Marina Carr - Anna McMullan

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Behind the Scenes at Gormenghast

Advantages: great background information
Disadvantages: aimed at a limited audience

...Any book of this kind would appear to have a fairly limited target audience. You probably watched the TV show if you were a fan of the books, and you would probably buy this "making of.." publication if you enjoyed the TV adaptation. However there is a lo ...

steerpyke 04.07.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Art of 'Gormenghast' (The Making of a Television Fantasy) - Estelle Daniel

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Essential TV Bible

Advantages: Marvellous and Epic
Disadvantages: Nothng

...As something of a quiz and trivia addict, I have in my collection, so many reference books my spare room is hard to move around in. One of the most recent additions to this is the The Penguin TV Companion by Jeff Evans. This massive tome of tv information ...

DanielFullard 17.01.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Penguin TV Companion - Jeff Evans

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