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David

Penrith, Australia
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For everyman or for every women

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-09-2019

Annabel is an Australian jewel. This essay needs to be compulsory reading for every one contemplating starting a family or a political career.

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history but not history

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Reviewed: 20-07-2019

kenally writes clearly. this is a well researched and informative book. written in the style of a novel nevertheless it provides an informed view of early European settlement.

every Australian needs to read this

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Reviewed: 17-06-2019

Tenches words are thoughtfully written. It gives a view of European settlement of Australia through the eyes of a Englishman.

brilliant<br />

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-08-2018

this book is the best book I have listened this year. it is brilliantly written and the narration perfect.

Hours of great listening

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 14-10-2017

This is a great series of lectures. They take me a while to get through because I am forced to pause after listening to each lecture and listen to the music discussed. There is so much material that I am sure I will be coming back re-listening to parts and reflecting further on the nature of music. I Have just purchased Greenbergs &amp;quot;Bach and the high Baroque&amp;quot; and looking forward to spending long hours listening and reflecting on a period of music that I have long neglected.

Shostakovich in the raw

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 12-09-2017

Shostakovich is one of the great composers. The lectures put his works in perspective.
Controversy about the composers life has been contentious over the last years of the 20th century. Whether you agree with the lecturer or not this is an important work Well worth the listen .

Adventures with my music library

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Reviewed: 05-09-2017

The course covers most of the works and composers you would expect. I had an enjoyable time listening to the music before listening to the lecture. The lectures then gave new meaning to what i had listened to and provided important historical setting to the master work and the composer. At this price a must listen for all music lovers.

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a biography I could relate to

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1 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 06-01-2017

What a great read. As an older reader I found his story enabled me to reflect on the major news stories of our shared lifetime. It is a book that might give the younger reader a resource that will help them understand the present day troubles that have seen the rise of IS in the middle east , Brexit , the rise of Trump in the USA and the popularity of Hansonism in Australia.

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Better than to Kill a Mockingbird

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Reviewed: 23-09-2015

This book is down to earth assessment of the politics of racism in today's world.