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Something stirs in deepest Brixton

Advantages: Fascinating read from both a musical and a business point of view
Disadvantages: None really - except is it really that uncool to mention Brian May?

...Who on earth would want to buy and run a live music venue in deepest Brixton, and manage to keep it running for fifteen years, transforming it against all the odds into what becomes one of Britain’s most iconic establishments of its kind? Such an underta ...

JOHNV 10.05.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Live at the Brixton Academy - Simon Parkes, J.S. Rafaeli

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We can't rewind we've gone too far

Advantages: A good history of pop music
Disadvantages: Too much opinion to be definitive

Every so often I like to listen to every UK number one single in order, right from the early 50s. I stop with I Think We’re Alone Now by Tiffany, as that’s about the time when I started to have proper opinions about music, and also because the chart after ...

hogsflesh 24.10.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Yeah Yeah Yeah The Story of Modern Pop - Bob Stanley

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Just So

Advantages: Brilliant if you're actually studying Kipling...
Disadvantages: ...less so if you're not.

...Rudyard Kipling, born in India in 1865, is still the youngest ever Nobel literature laureate. He was a prolific author and at the turn of the century up to the first World War an immensely popular one. Even now he remains the most frequently quoted of all ...

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Review of The Cambridge Companion to Rudyard Kipling - Howard J Booth

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"Have you seen a purple cow?!"

Advantages: Great light reading
Disadvantages: Very big book (so also quite heavy reading!)

...came across this book whilst browsing on Amazon, and once I had read a little about it, I just had to have it. The list price is £24.95, but Amazon charge only £16.46, and there are many copies available new and used for as little as £13.00, I have just ...

ajaybie 03.04.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Art of Looking Sideways - Alan Fletcher

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A Guide to Visual Awareness.

Advantages: Endless hours of fascination and amusement.
Disadvantages: It's heavy.

The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher, a renowned designer and art director, is a great coffee table book full of interesting and random information to keep the reader entertained. The book has won a number of awards. The book is hard back, ...

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Review of The Art of Looking Sideways - Alan Fletcher

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