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Nice patterns to knit and crochet

Advantages: Great patterns, nicely described, easy to follow
Disadvantages: No hook size suggestions

100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet I received this book as a Christmas present from my mummy few years ago. It is available form Amazon in various conditions and prices, but the average for new in paperback is around £ 7. About the book: T ...

mousy86 19.05.2015 · Read full review
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Review of 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet - Lesley Stanfield

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How the record business grows, shrinks, and then grows again

Advantages: Fascinating account of the music business from a different angle
Disadvantages: None

...It’s not difficult to find a history of popular or recorded music, written around the musical names who made it happen. Cowboys and Indies takes a different approach. While there is plenty in these pages about several of the most important stars, there is ...

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Review of Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry - Gareth Murphy

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Never Turn Your Back on the Sawdust Ring

Advantages: Strong journalism, engaging, entertaining, informative and attractively presented
Disadvantages: A few minor factual errors

Circus Mania” is a much needed dispassionately written book on the British circus scene. In order for this institution to survive, thrive and regain mainstream respectability in the media it needs journalistic appraisal, insight and critique. The author, ...

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Review of Circus Mania - Douglas McPherson

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Mozart and Michael Jackson, the boy prodigies, and many others

Advantages: Good, concise study of the subject
Disadvantages: Inevitably a few omissions

...As an award-winning composer of choral music, film and TV scores and stage musicals, Howard Goodall is well qualified to write and present on the subject. Covering something which has flourished for over 40,000 years in every shape and form imaginable is ...

JOHNV 26.12.2013 · Read full review
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Review of The Story of Music - Howard Goodall

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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 ...

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Review of Yeah Yeah Yeah The Story of Modern Pop - Bob Stanley

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