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"Wyrd bith ful araed. Fate is fate." Review with images

AdvantagesSolid characters, great laughs, profoundly moving

DisadvantagesA play, really, is meant for performing. This is only half the experience. If that.

"...certainly one of those plays. == Someone Who'll Watch Over Me == The play opens on a bare room, where two men are chained up. They're playing at _Desert Island Discs_, and extolling the virtues of Ella Fitzgerald. After a couple of minutes Edward, an Irishman, starts re-enacting Dawn Run's victory in a horse race. Then he and Adam, an American, begin to wonder whether they're going to be taken out and shot, or released by their unseen captors. By ..." Read review
26.03.2014

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Frank McGuinness... A great play-write!

AdvantagesEasy to follow, sharply funny

DisadvantagesWish there was more detail in individual stories told

"I bought this book ages ago (I think it was only £0.50 from a car-boot sale), I only finished it yesterday, I think it took me a good 2 months to read it; this was mainly due to work and other obligations. The book is adapted from the play version which I have heard has done very well in its target market. I would read this book again, absolutely, but only if I didn't have other things occupying my time. Its a book that is easy to follow, and that ..." Read review
08.09.2006

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