What a superb train set to receive as a gift or to give as a present! The wonderful opulence of travelling on the british pullman VSOE can be recreated...... more
What a superb train set to receive as a gift or to give as a present! The wonderful opulence of travelling on the british pullman VSOE can be recreated in the world of model railways with this set. Not only is there a top of the range classic British model steam locomotive included but also three elegantly decorated pullman cars. The train runs on an oval of track with siding together with a midimat, which with the addition of extra Hornby track and building packs can be simply and quickly built up into a truly fascinating layout.
A formal shirt with double cuffs and short collar. Perfectly compliments a variety of our suiting. Classically cut in plain cotton for a smart yet comfortable,...... more
A formal shirt with double cuffs and short collar. Perfectly compliments a variety of our suiting. Classically cut in plain cotton for a smart yet comfortable, everyday style. Creates an immaculate look with a variety of our silk ties. , Shirt , Custom fit , Plain , Double Cuff , Long sleeve , Machine Wash 30°C , 100% Cotton.
Formal cut with double cuffs perfectly adorned by variety of our cuff links. Boasting striped cotton with a lightweight feel to beautifully compliment much of...... more
Formal cut with double cuffs perfectly adorned by variety of our cuff links. Boasting striped cotton with a lightweight feel to beautifully compliment much of our suiting. , Shirt , Custom fit , Stripe , Double Cuff , Long sleeve , Machine Wash 30°C , 100% Cotton.
While Philip Pullman's greatest popularity is as a creator of novel-length magical realism for young adults, such as The Northern Lights, he continues...... more
While Philip Pullman's greatest popularity is as a creator of novel-length magical realism for young adults, such as The Northern Lights, he continues to explore and stretch the limits of other children's and young adult genres. Clockwork is no exception. With its inspiration lying solidly in the German romantic tradition of E.T.A. Hoffmann and the Brothers Grimm, the story begins, as all good fairy tales do, with someone whose human weakness sets events inescapably in motion. As the townspeople of Glockenheim gather in the White Horse Tavern on the eve of the unveiling of a new figure for their great town clock, Karl, the clockmaker's apprentice, reveals to Fritz, a young storyteller, that he has not been able to construct the figure. A new clock figure is expected of all apprentices, and Karl is the first in hundreds of years to fail. Fritz, in his turn, has the beginnings of a new story to tell, and as it rolls off his tongue, its dark antagonist materializes and offers Karl his dearest wish. Not surprisingly, Karl's Faustian pact brings him destruction, but an innocent child is the deus ex machina that saves another child and the spirit of the town from seemingly ineluctable oblivion. With its eerie black-and-white illustrations by Leonid Gore and its happily-ever-after ending to some thrilling suspense, Clockwork is a fine fairy tale for younger children and a thought- provoking twist on the art of narrative for older ones. --Barrie Trinkle
Advantages: Beautifully presented little snippet of the future, post-His Dark Materials Disadvantages: Undeniable aftertaste of pointlessness
...Anyone who has read any of my previous ops about books, audio books or children?s books, will have come across copious references to Philip Pullman, and my love of the beautifully crafted His Dark Materials. It is an extraordinary book, published as a trio of intelligent, pacy, fantastical novels: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. If this epic collection has a fault it...
Advantages: Lots of action, parallel worlds are believable, those last two chapters -- wow Disadvantages: Will does irritate me just a tiny bit
...The last shall be first
It's not often that I'll begin a review of a novel by talking about the book's ending, but in the case of The Subtle Knife, the middle volume of Philip Pullman's extremely fine His Dark Materials fantasy trilogy, I'm going to make an exception. No, don't worry, I'm not going to give away the details of precisely what happens... but what I will say is that in...
Advantages: Brilliant end to a brilliant trilogy. Short chapters: ideal stopping places Disadvantages: Much longer than the others. Very descriptive in the middle.
...A little short of amonth ago, I woke up on Christmas morning and opened my presents. One of these was Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' trilogy. I had eagerly awaited these (guessing I would get them for Christmas) and tucked into them immediately.
The first two in the trilogy, namely 'Northern Lights' and 'The Subtle Knife', leave you thristy for more. Pullman creates a fantastic tale...