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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, ...

BlackSwan 22.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Circus Mania - Douglas McPherson

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'Blooming' Marvellous

Advantages: beautiful photography wide range of flowers clear step by step instructions
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At the beginning of the year I started a cake decorating class and it was not long before I became interesting in making sugar flowers and searching for books on the topic. During one of my Amazon searches I discovered that Peggy Porchen whose flower skil ...

haybel19 30.09.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Cakes in Bloom - Peggy Porschen

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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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Windows of Imagination

Advantages: Beautiful reproductions of amazing stained glass
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Some time ago I was given a huge hard-backed copy of Edgar Allan Poe's "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" with each story illustrated by beautifully intricate black and white drawings. Both enchanting and grotesque - like Poe's stories themselves - the pi ...

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Review of Strangest Genius - Lucy Costigan

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