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The Ocean At The End Of The Lane: A Novel
The Ocean At The End Of The Lane: A Novel
by Neil Gaiman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 20.05
48 used & new from CDN$ 9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Magical little story, Oct. 23 2013
I had no idea what to expect with this one... and it surprises along the way, with some magical realism and flights of fancy that actually work. An involving, though quite short read.

Homeland: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]
Homeland: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Claire Danes
Price: CDN$ 39.99
26 used & new from CDN$ 15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible show, Oct. 23 2013
After all the buzz, just finished the first season and it's so good. Claire Daines is incredible along with Damian Lewis. The show keeps you guessing all the way through in impressive ways. A very good thriller.

Vikings: Complete First Season [Blu-ray]
Vikings: Complete First Season [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Travis Fimmel
Price: CDN$ 39.97
4 used & new from CDN$ 34.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big and bloody fun, Oct. 23 2013
An entertaining, sometimes violent portrayal of Viking life. Travis Fimmel is great in the lead and Gabriel Byrne too. Kathryn Winnick rocks as a shieldmaiden. Well done action and battles.

Call the Midwife: Season One
Call the Midwife: Season One
DVD ~ Vanessa Redgrave
Price: CDN$ 24.99
22 used & new from CDN$ 22.98

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely stories in a bleak time, Nov. 28 2012
This review is from: Call the Midwife: Season One (DVD)
Interesting UK drama about midwives in a poor neighbourhood after WW2. Fascinating how retrograde some parts of childbirth and healthcare were.

Ken Follett's World Without End (Bilingual)
Ken Follett's World Without End (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Cynthia Nixon
Price: CDN$ 39.99
6 used & new from CDN$ 15.00

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Epic historical drama, Nov. 28 2012
This follow up to Pillars of the Earth takes place 200 years later, so it's a new cast, and a great group of actors including Miranda Richardson, Cynthia Nixon and Ben Chaplin. A great watch for fans of historical fiction, though decidedly different from the novel.

Downton Abbey Season 3 (U.K. Edition) (Masterpiece)
Downton Abbey Season 3 (U.K. Edition) (Masterpiece)
DVD ~ Hugh Bonneville
Price: CDN$ 39.74
30 used & new from CDN$ 9.46

4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for this!, Nov. 21 2012
So excited about the continuing adventures of the Crawley clan, especially about the addition of Shirley Maclaine. Downton Abbey forever!

Selfish and Perverse
Selfish and Perverse
by Bob Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 14.80
19 used & new from CDN$ 5.87

3.0 out of 5 stars A genial summer read, Sept. 5 2011
This review is from: Selfish and Perverse (Paperback)
This is a fun premise off the top but then gets bogged down in exposition through the Alaskan section. Not sure if the characters really change meaningfully, but it's a genial enough read for the beach.

Camelot: The Complete First Season
Camelot: The Complete First Season
DVD ~ Jamie Campbell Bower
Offered by Fulfillment Express CA
Price: CDN$ 48.89
20 used & new from CDN$ 22.95

7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun with the Arthurian legend, Sept. 5 2011
This entertaining reimagining of the Arthurian legend likes to take liberties with the conventional telling and that's partly why I liked it. It's a new angle on the myth, and I love Joseph Fiennes as Merlin. Eva Green also rocks as Morgan, cooly stealing many of the best scenes. This is definitely not like the BBC's Merlin as it's definitely more adult and sometimes risque! There's sex, nudity, magic and some bloodly bits.

Downton Abbey Season 1  (U.K. Edition) (Masterpiece)
Downton Abbey Season 1 (U.K. Edition) (Masterpiece)
DVD ~ Hugh Bonneville
Price: CDN$ 19.97
39 used & new from CDN$ 0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love, love, Sept. 4 2011
Wonderful writing from Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park) makes this British period drama sing. The performances and casting are all note perfect, including Maggie Smith. It's like reading a great novel.

The Borgias: The Complete First Season
The Borgias: The Complete First Season
DVD ~ Jeremy Irons
6 used & new from CDN$ 29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sumptuous and good fun, Sept. 4 2011
This gorgeous soap is riveting thanks to Jeremy Irons in the lead. I also love the rest of the cast like Joanne Whalley and Colm Feore. Beautiful European locations and sets make this a feast for the eyes.

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