Edgar Livingstone

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A disturbing snapshot

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-09-17

Excellent value for money. A disturbing snapshot of Berlin on the cusp of Nazism. Things could have been so different had the forces of civilisation been channelled against the Nazis instead of pontificating. On a more trivial level, delightfully decadenf.

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Another time, another world

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-08-17

The literary world of The Saint was hidden to me for years. I used to find Saint books read by my parents left about the house but never got around to reading them myself - unlike Agatha Christie and the like. It is only in my old age that I am getting around to revisiting aspects of my youth, and discovering The Saint in words (supposed to the pictures of Sir Roger Moore and Ian Ogilvy) has been an enjoyable revelation. John Telfer's narration is first class, reminding us of an earlier, different time. And perhaps a better one. These 'novellas' are a good place to start.

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An ent

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-03-17

Like all of Peter Ackroyd's work, this is an authoritative, informed yet entertaining account of his subject. Thoroughly recommended.

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Good liustening

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-16

This ius well-presented. My only adverse observation is that it should have been divided into chapters.

A good try but ...

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-04-16

This is another piece of Hollywood/radio/advertising history, and is of interest for that reason, but the dramatisation is just too short to get a handle on any of the characters and there is no real feel of Hemingway about the production.

An historical gem

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-04-16

A programme of particular interest to fans of the film, and those interested in the history of Hollywood and a particular stytle of advertising.

Engaging and evaluative

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-01-16

A first class introduction to, and exploration of, a path into the literary critique of Milton's work, which is delivered with enthusiasm and passion.