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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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A Classic Piano Music Book That's Only For Christmas?

Advantages: It exists, very popular, good size for clarity, some well known songs for piano, timeless.
Disadvantages: Can be a struggle for amateur players, a bit pricey, smaller condensed book would be handier.

In the not so documented-online approach of being an educationist and as a musician, there are only a couple of books that I rely on when it comes to playing piano and music books in general. This is largely down to cost prices of music on manuscripts, or ...

Nar2 27.12.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Christmas Tunes You've Always Wanted To Play - Chester Music

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Decline, fall and deification

Advantages: Objective, very thorough examination of the man, the legend, and his place in popular culture
Disadvantages: None

The phrase ‘Elvis has left the building’ was first used by a promoter in December 1956, when he assured a passionately pro-Elvis audience from the stage that their idol had gone home, and would they please resume their seats to watch the rest of the acts ...

JOHNV 31.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Elvis Has Left the Building: The Death of the King and the Rise of Punk Rock - Dylan Jones

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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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