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The Stone Gods

Reviewed by Emily Harms

The Stone Gods is set in an apocalyptic near-future that is a direct result of the forces of desolation. On one level it is a philosophical piece of science fiction based on a love story between Bill…

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Elgar: Violin Concerto, Chausson: Poeme

Reviewed by Phil Richards

This very difficult piece is handled with consummate ease by one of the great violinists. A very bright, vivid and well-balanced sound add to the pleasure. Coupled with Perlman’s beautiful performanc…

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Playground

Reviewed by Richard Mohr

A lovely second album from the dynamic drummer from Sting and Jan Garbarek’s bands/ This time Katche dispenses with the services of Garbarek and Tomasz Stanko, who contributed so memorably to Neighbo

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Live from the Artist’s Den

Reviewed by Dave Clarke

From the time I first heard Patty Griffin’s debut album Living with Ghosts in 1996, I have been enraptured with her. I was working at her record company and it seemed that myself and two friends were…

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My Foolish Heart

Reviewed by Richard Mohr

2001 Montreux Jazz Festival set from the top piano trio in jazz, and their most energetic, uplifting offering in quite a while. This time, the trademark reinventions of tin pan alley standards cohabi…

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The Adversary

Reviewed by Paul Landymore

With a plethora of ‘same same’ crime thrillers each month, it’s always pleasant to come across a book with a fresh setting. I’ll admit that I missed Walters' debut book featuring Inspector Nergui, Th

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Fire in the Blood

Reviewed by Maloti Ray

Guest review

Fire in the Blood is a worthy introduction to the writings of Irène Némirovsky, whose life came to an untimely end in an Auschwitz infirmary in 1942. Its plot is characteristic of her …

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The President’s Last Love

Reviewed by Huw Murdoch

Sergei Pavlovich Bunin, a Ukranian, lives in the futuristic world of 2015 – and is president of the Ukranian Republic. Some weird things are going on in his life: his heart transplant is causing odd …

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The Elephanta Suite

Reviewed by Leanne Hall

The Elephanta Suite delivers three loosely-related stories of Americans travelling and living in India. In ‘Monkey Hill’ a long-married couple, Audie and Beth Blunden, grow apart while holidaying in …

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J. S. Bach: Goldberg Variations

Reviewed by Richard Mohr

If you thought you there were enough Goldbergs or that Gould, Tureck or Schiff couldn’t be matched, think again! The debut CD of this young American pianist has caused a sensation in the US, for the …

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