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Gwenneth N. Steward "wideopenwords" (Wallacetown, ON, Canada)
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Our Version Of Events
Our Version Of Events
Price: CDN$ 12.03
12 used & new from CDN$ 10.27

5.0 out of 5 stars Don't overlook this talent., July 14 2013
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This review is from: Our Version Of Events (Audio CD)
Not only does Emeli have a beautiful voice, she delivers her songs with feeling, whether
tinged with sadness, hopeful promise, or disappointment...She is both gifted with a
wonder of a voice and also as a brilliant songwriter.
A joyous listening experience.
I enjoyed my copy so much I ordered a copy for my 19 year old
grand-daughter. She is a performer herself and loves it.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A-1 purchase, July 14 2013
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With a son who appreciates many artistes and performers from yesteryear, I know
he will be delighted to received this poster for his birthday. I had it laminated for
protection and perpetuity. As the poster would be from an outside source, I must admit
to ordering with some hesitation...No need as it arrived tubed, well protected, in A-1
condition. No future hesitation for further poster purchases.
Thank you very much.

Alfie
Alfie
Price: CDN$ 15.13
23 used & new from CDN$ 10.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Marvelous uplifting voice..., July 14 2013
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This review is from: Alfie (Audio CD)
This was my first venture into Alfie Boe-land and admit to ordering the wrong Alfie Boe
CD. I do enjoy his talent as I travel the hiways and biways in my vehicle but will be more
careful when ordering the next one.
After saying that, I can't really consider any Alfie Boe CD purchase a mistake...His voice
is incredible and reaches the heart.
I look forward to my next transport into Alfie Boe-land.

Still Life
Still Life
by Louise Penny
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 11.67
17 used & new from CDN$ 3.80

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed..., Feb. 10 2012
This review is from: Still Life (Paperback)
Being out of reading material, a rare situation for me, I picked up this book in the
local drug store, not knowing this author but rather intrigued by reviews on back
and inside cover, I decided to give it a chance.
Sorry to say I'm not impressed. Too many one dimensional characters, a muddled plot and
overly descriptive content. I appreciate the Canadian setting but have to admit, I prefer
Lisa Scottaline and Janet Evanovich to mention just two, any day...
Their writing is easy, entertaining and doesn't bring on a headache. So far this book has proven
to be a waste of money...
However, I'll plug along with the reading of the book, aspirin at the ready, hoping it will
improve.

The King's Speech
The King's Speech
DVD ~ Colin Firth
Price: CDN$ 5.88
21 used & new from CDN$ 4.39

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant production, Feb. 8 2011
This review is from: The King's Speech (DVD)
After seeing The Kings Speech in the theatre, I cannot wait to own it.
A remarkable piece of work...from script, to director, to photography and music,
this film is not to be missed. One doesn't have to be a Royalist, nor indeed,
a history buff, to appreciate the production.
Headed by the inimitable Colin Firth, as King George VI, (Bertie)...one is drawn into
the deep frustration of a solidly good man, adored by his wife and daughters,
who suffers from a debilitating speech impediment, which worsens as he finds
himself faced with the unexpected weight of becoming King, thrust onto his
shoulders. As an actor, Colin Firth keeps getting better and better, from Mr. Darcy
in 1999's Pride and Prejudice, to varying roles across the years, to last year's heart
wrenching, Oscar nominated role, as The Single Man.
Again,the tight facial close-ups, convey a myriad of palpable emotions, which the director
can rely on from Firth, who delivers in spades.
With a fine, talented supporting cast...The brilliant, Geoffrey Rush as King George's
dependable, speech therapist, who becomes his friend...The always amazing Helena
Bonham Carter, as Bertie's loving and supportive wife and Queen...Guy Pearce, excellent
as the self-absorbed, spoiled Edward, who changes history by tossing over the throne for
"the woman I love" and the always solid Derek Jacobi, as the Archbishop.
This is a beautifully crafted film, from the first scene to the closing credits.

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