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1. Chicken Run: Featuring Mel Gibson,
2. British People of Jordanian Descent:
3. Absolutely Fabulous - Gay - Feature
4. Classic FM 100 Favourite Humorous
5. Saffy's Angel
6. Absolutely Fabulous: Two Original
7. Escapando de la muerte.(TT: Escaping
8. The Rise and Fall of the Confederate

1. Chicken Run: Featuring Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha & Jane Horrocks (Puffin audiobooks)
by DreamWorks
Audio Cassette: Pages (2000-06-20)

Isbn: 0141802308
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Ginger, Bunty, Babs and Fowler are determined to make a break for freedom before they end up in Mrs Tweedy's chicken pie machine, but every escape goes "fowl" when they are caught out by Mr Tweedy. When a flying rooster named Rocky makes a crash landing into the farm, Ginger sees her chance. ... Read more

2. British People of Jordanian Descent: Jordanian Immigrants to the United Kingdom, Julia Sawalha, Jamil Al-Banna, Nadia Sawalha, Nadim Sawalha
Paperback: 28 Pages (2010-06-13)
list price: US$14.14 -- used & new: US$14.13
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Asin: 1158098294
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Jamil al-Banna (Arabic: , ) is a Jordanian with refugee status in the United Kingdom who had been living in north-west London. He is currently on bailed release in the United Kingdom following his release from extrajudicial detention in the United States in the Guantanamo Bay detainment camps, in Cuba. Al-Banna's Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 905. The Department of Defense reports that al-Banna was born on May 28, 1952, in Jericho, Turkey . His wife is quoted as saying that Jamil is not from Jericho, Turkey but was born in Jericho, West Bank Jamil El Banna was captured in Gambia in November 2002 and was transferred to the United Kingdom on December 19, 2007. Jamil and Bisher al-Rawi travelled to Gambia to meet a shipment of machine parts to be used to set up an edible oil factory owned by Basher's brother. They arrived in Gambia on November 7, 2002. He was captured by the Gambian National Intelligence Agency on arrival at Banjul airport in Gambia on November 8, 2002, purportedly on suspicion of alleged links to al-Qaeda. At first they were under a kind of unofficial house arrest. They were not formally charged with any crimes under Gambian law. They were told that they would be released when their machinery had been checked to make sure it wasn't something that could be used for terrorism. They weren't detained in a Gambian jail, but rather in a CIA snatch team safe house, provided by American security officials, guarded by Gambians, but interrogated by Americans. In late December, 2002 the decision was made to take them from Gambia. The team that arrived to do that wore black uniforms, their faces covered by black balaklavas. They cut their clothes from their bodies, when they bound them for transportation.. They were illegally "r... More: http://booksllc.net/?id=2797386 ... Read more

3. Absolutely Fabulous - Gay - Feature Length Special [Non-US Format, PAL, Region 2, Import]
Perfect Paperback: 80 Pages
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Asin: 8389375494
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A further instalment in the lives of Patsy, who now has her own concept fashion store, and Edina, who has found out that her son, Serge, is gay... ... Read more

4. Classic FM 100 Favourite Humorous Poems
by Mike Read
Audio CD: Pages (1998-12-03)
list price: US$41.30
Isbn: 1840321113
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This book represents the top one hundred of those suggestions, together with selected biographies of the poets by Mike Read. Whether you laugh outloud, or just smile, this is a collection to enjoy and return to again and again. It includes work by Betjeman, Belloc, Carroll, Chesterton, Eliot, W.S. Gilbert, Lear, McGough, Milne, Wodehouse and many more. ... Read more

5. Saffy's Angel
by Hilary Mckay
Audio Cassette: Pages (2002-05-07)
list price: US$25.00 -- used & new: US$8.93
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Asin: 080720823X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Reader t.b.a.
approx. 4.5 hours
3 cassettes

Saffron's two sisters, Cadmium and Rose, and her brother Indigo were all named from a color chart by their mother Eve, a fine-arts painter.When Saffron, known as Saffy, discovers that her name is not on the chart, it soon leads to another discovery.She has been adopted.
Life in the Banana House, as their home is called, is never dull.Caddy, the eldest, is taking driving lessons from an instructor who happens to be a very attractive young man.Indigo dreams up ways, sometimes quite dangerous, to conquer fear.Rose, the youngest, has learned how to get her own way without upsetting the other.As for Saffy, all she remembers from when she was very small is a stone angel in a garden in Italy.With the help of a newfound friend, Saffy sets out on an adventurous and sometimes hilarious search for her angel. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Quick, warm and humorous read for young girls
Saffy's Angel is the first book in a series of five books about the Casson family. Our main character is 12 year old Saffron, or Saffy as she's called on a daily basis. We also meet Saffy's family. her mother and father and her three siblings. Saffy's mother, Eve, spends most of her days in the shed, painting, and the father, Bill, spends his week in his studio in London. The four Casson children mostly cares for themselves, being a painter doesn't leave much time to raise children(it's not that the parents doesn't love their children!).

One day Saffron starts pondering why her name isn't on the coloring chart. All her siblings are named after a color, why is she named after a spice? Saffy's world turns upside down when she discovers the truth.

One day Saffy argues with her dad, she runs after his taxi and in frustration throws his lunch after the car(which is long gone) as she turns around to head home she crashes into the wheelchair of the girl next door, Sarah. Sarah more or less force Saffy to become her friend(the Casson kids kind sees Sarah as a stuck up snob). It doesn't take the girls long to become the best of friends.

All of the sudden the Casson childrens grandfather perishes. In his will he leaves each of the children an item, most of the things are long gone. Saffy has been left an angel and she is somehow sure that this angel really exsists somewhere, but where? Saffy has some vague memories of an angel in a garden. After a little while Saffy get's a lead on the angel, it might be in Sienna in Italy, how does she get there? Saffy needn't have worried, Sarah is used to getting her way and manages to persuade her parents that a trip to Italy is just what they need this holiday. And just like that Saffy is being smuggled away to Italy to find her angel.

Saffy's older sister, Caddy, is taking driving lessons and to say that Caddy isn't a particulary good driver might actualy be an understatement. Perhaps the reason for this is Caddy's crush on her driving teacher, Michael?The lessons are at least very entertaining for the readers, here's a little excerpt from one of Michael and Caddy's driving lessons:

"What do you notice about this street?" he asked conversationally.

"Lovely gardens," said Caddy, getting out her hamster.

"It's one-way! Turn right, I said, and instead you turned left up a one-way street! Then you parked in the fire station exit. And that mirror is for looking behind you, not admiring your lipstick in!"

Since I'm already quoting I have to add the description of my favorite character in this book, Indigo, Saffy's younger brother:

Indigo was a thin, dark-haired little boy with anxious indigo-colored eyes. He had a list in his head of things that did not matter (such as school), and another list of things that did. High on Indigo's list of things that mattered was his pack. That was how he thought of his sisters. His pack.

This book is a quick, warm and humorous read. Can be recommended for girls age abt. 10-16 years old.

5-0 out of 5 stars Saffy's Angel
ISBN 0807208248 - Before I picked up this book, I'd read a review, someplace, that referred to the book as "British comedy". Since it's a childrens' book, that made me curious. I've never read - or listened to - a childrens' British comedy. And I still haven't. This is nothing even remotely like a British comedy, unless you're going to count Julia Sawahla's accent.

Saffy's parents are both artists. Her father maintains a studio in town, while her mother paints at home. Her father is prententious and, apparently, untalented, while her mother is subtle and skilled. This only comes to light slowly, as does everything else in the story. Saffy's siblings are... colorful. Literally. Indigo, Cadmium and Rose have all been named for colors on the color chart; knowing this is why Saffy - Saffron - is so bothered to discover that her name is not on the chart at all. Eventually, her parents tell her that she is actually the daughter of her mother's sister, who died in Italy when Saffy was a baby. Saffy feels as if she's lost her family and sometimes, to guard against their rejection, she rejects them first. A minor collision brings Sarah, a wheelchair-bound neighbor, into Saffy's life just when she needs a friend. When the childrens' grandfather dies, Saffy's father ridicules his will. He hadn't owned anything and couldn't leave the children anything! Still Saffy is certain that his note about "Saffy's angel" is real, and her angel is out there. All she has to do is find her.

Sawahla's reading, and her accent (I know, that's so American to say), is probably what made this book for me. The greatest negative in the story are the parents, quite possibly the worst - and most oblivious - parents in the history of the world. The kids, however, all make up for it. This is a nice story about what really makes a family, for ages 8 and up.

- AnnaLovesBooks

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!
This book was a delightful read. I immediately fell in love with all the Cassons. The characters felt real and lovable, and I loved their quirky life style. It was defintely a unique book. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a charming and unforgetable book.

1-0 out of 5 stars File Under M For Misandry
Whew! I'm about a quarter of the way through the book and already I'm thinking I hope no boys come along to read it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Saffy's Angel
I rented this audio CD from the library and it was wonderful!Too bad that you do not stock it. ... Read more

6. Absolutely Fabulous: Two Original TV Episodes (BBC Radio Collection)
Audio CD: Pages (2002-08-05)
list price: US$18.60 -- used & new: US$15.00
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Asin: 0563536721
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, June Whitfield and Julia Sawalha star in the award-winning TV comedy series that defined the early 90s. Now Eddie and Patsy's hilarious escapades can be heard on audio - crack open the Bolly! Birthday: It's Edina's 40th birthday and she's at her most vitriolic. To mark the catastrophic occasion, Saffron organises a boring old family lunch. But maybe Eddie's two exhusbands will liven things up a bit. Fat: Prepare the liposuction tables, Edina's on a diet. Forget the pills/chanting/mung beans - they're not enough! There's only one thing for it - she'll have to exercise... ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Complete Scripts to Brilliant Writing
Absolutely Fabulous (1992), released in the US (1994), offers viewers a sharp and satirical view of two women who have left an indelible-lipstick-smeared mark on popular culture. Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders), Boomer-age mother with a strong penchant for excess, enjoys a friendship with her partner-in-crime, Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley), a rapidly-aging blonde who considers sexual promiscuity an ongoing contact sport. She is Samantha Jones' older English cousin.

The cast includes Saffron (Julia Sawalha), Edina's overly-restrained daughter, who finds herself frustrated with her mother at every turn, largely because Edina cannot foresee the consequences to her self-indulgent choices. What makes Absolutely Fabulous enjoyable are the antics which Edina and Patsy engage in, often to their detriment, which in this show, is played down carefully. Included among the other characters: Bubble (Jane Horrocks), Edina's incompetent secretary, who cannot organize much less offer structure to Edina's already chaotic existence. Bubble is "bubble-headed" and is played for laughs, largely for her quirky and periodic turns of character. For example, she cannot remember to inform Edina of an impending deadline in the third episode, "France", but she manages to translate perfectly what the Frenchman says to them when he tries to explain that Edina and Patsy have mistakenly assumed lodgings in the wrong place.

This first volume features the complete scripts for each of the six episodes from the first season including: "Fashion", "Fat", "France", "Iso Tank", "Birthday", and "Magazine". The book also includes 16 pages of full-color inserts taken from episodes of the show.

Absolutely Fabulous fans will enjoy reading the brilliant writing which reflects the superior intellect that both Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French, the respective creators, bring to the comedy table. Viewers, when enjoying this very fine comedy, must also remember that it is satire. By its definition, satire not only seeks to make known what it criticizes but it also invites reform. To watch Absolutely Fabulous and to enjoy it for its high-spiritedness is in itself, a great pleasure. But Saunders and French have also suggested that the excesses of these two women, who have too often, known little self-restraint might have to face genuine consequences sooner or later.

In some ways, what makes Absolutely Fabulous enjoyable is the delightful friendship these women share with one another. Occasionally, we are offered glimpses into the past and in doing so, we see how one's childhood affected who these women became. In "Magazine", a brief flashback offers a comedic yet telling sequence featuring Patsy's mother (Eleanor Bron) who was herself, a selfish, highly-libidinous woman prone to resent any sexual competition, particularly from her daughter. When we flash ahead to a retirement home, Patsy's mother is aged and incredibly bitter. Next to her mother, sits a resentful Patsy, complete with 80s hairdo, who listens to a riotously funny if pitch-perfect speech in which her mother fulminates that she has been reduced to reading: "two Barbara Cartlands a month..." What we sometimes miss in watching the show, due to its fever-pitched speed in delivery, we can enjoy a bit more in reading and re-reading these very fine scripts which should delight any fan.

1-0 out of 5 stars DON'T DO IT
I love the show as does one of my best friends.When I saw there were 2 books out, I ordered them for her for xmas.All these are are the scripts from the show.No behind the scenes stuff, no commentary, nothing.They were such a waste of money.You get more info by going to the Ab Fab website.

5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Hilarious

Jennifer Saunders is a comedy genius and this has to be one of her best works to date. It reveals the completely obnoxious side of the quick fix 80's and 90's, with mood shifts that go from bizarre machinations to impulsive, thoughtless and wreckless PR.

Contemporary British comedy at its excruciatingly exacting best.


Martyn R Jones

5-0 out of 5 stars A brilliant example of comedy writing
Jennifer Saunders is a comedienne loved all over the world for her dead-on characterizations & biting satire. If you have seen the television show "Absolutely Fabulous," you know how Saunders can inhabit a character and make it her own.Now with this and her follow-up "Absolutely Fabulous 2," you will see just what a wonderful and inspired writer she is. The rapid-fire wit of her writing jumps from the page straight into your psyche. Hilarious characters, well written, and later well performed in the television series. This is a must for any "AbFab" fan, but I also highly recommend it to anyone who loves comedy or likes to read tight, smart & funny character plays.

5-0 out of 5 stars The full scripts for the first season
This book is the perfect companion for any "AbFab" fan.If you don't know what "AbFab" is, perhaps you should buy the book anyway in order to read some of the best, sharpest, and most right-on satirical sitcom writing since the days of "All in the Family."Edina and Patsy are fashion-obsessed, substance-crazed, self-absorbed Baby Boomers.Saffron is Edina's prim daughter.Fans will find this book interesting by noting how and where the text differs slightly from the actual shows as they were put on tape.Some good bits are included in here that were left out of the final shows; due, I suppose, to time limitations.Well, cheers Jennifer Saunders, thanks a lot, babe! ... Read more

7. Escapando de la muerte.(TT: Escaping from death.)(Reseña): An article from: Semana
 Digital: 2 Pages (2000-06-23)
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This digital document is an article from Semana, published by Spanish Publications, Inc. on June 23, 2000. The length of the article is 475 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Escapando de la muerte.(TT: Escaping from death.)(Reseña)
Publication: Semana (Magazine/Journal)
Date: June 23, 2000
Publisher: Spanish Publications, Inc.
Volume: 6Issue: 382Page: 20

Article Type: Reseña

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8. The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government
by Jefferson Davis
Kindle Edition: Pages (2010-04-02)
list price: US$4.00
Asin: B003F775JE
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The object of this work has been from historical data to show that the Southern States had rightfully the power to withdraw from a Union into which they had, as sovereign communities, voluntarily entered; that the denial of that right was a violation of the letter and spirit of the compact between the States; and that the war waged by the Federal Government against the seceding States was in disregard of the limitations of the Constitution, and destructive of the principles of the Declaration of Independence. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars From the publisher
This title took me a long time to get right.I had to take out all of the numbered pages (450+) and put them all together with links to their respective chapters.I'm glad someone liked it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Read
Constitutional issues are explored in depth. This is not a book about the various battles of the Civil War but an in depth analysis of the causes and the philosophy. A must read for the serious historian. Originally this was in several volumes but Kindle has combined all into one. Superb!!!! ... Read more

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