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Black Paintings (Jurassic Gold Medal)
Black Paintings (Jurassic Gold Medal)
Price: £0.77

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 26 Dec 2014
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Ancient Cornwall (Tor Mark Cornish series)
Ancient Cornwall (Tor Mark Cornish series)
by Paul White
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars This did not do justice to the enormous amount of ancient Cornish remains to be found, 27 May 2014
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Very thin book without any illustrations of finds etc. Cornwall is much richer in Stone Age remains and I think older ones than mentioned


Invisible Child: A Boy's Survival in Franco's Spain
Invisible Child: A Boy's Survival in Franco's Spain
by Carol Macfie Lange
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Invisible Child a first novel by Carol Macfie Lange, 22 May 2014
Invisible Child is set in the Alpuharras in Southern Spain where Carol Macfie Lange lives for much of her time. Her love of this area is strongly shown in her description of the wild and savage, yet very beautiful, countryside which provides a background to this tale of loss and cruelty in a village during Franco’s time. This sensitively written story of betrayal is lightened by the underlying hope and eventual happiness that still survives in such hardship. This is a fantastic first book and I look forward to reading the sequel.


Alpujarras Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
Alpujarras Tour & Trail Super-Durable Map
by David Brawn
Edition: Map
Price: £8.29

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars does not cover all of the Alpurajjas, 27 Feb 2014
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does not cover all of the Alpujarras. You kindly let me keep it as it was unreturnable. I will give it to a charity shop in the part of the area in which I live - not included on the map.
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Britain Begins
Britain Begins
by Barry W. Cunliffe
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Latest reliable research presented in a form to be read by the academic or amateur interested in our far past, 20 Nov 2013
This review is from: Britain Begins (Paperback)
This book fills a space in our knowledge of our past that can now be filled with the help of recent developments in DNA testing and other more detailed research. It is filled with easy to understand diagrams, maps, evocative photographs and mor. With the help of these the text never becomes opaque, even to a reader unversed in this area of knowledge


Skios
Skios
by Michael Frayn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not my kind of humour, 14 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Skios (Paperback)
tedious convoluted story with expected twists. great for those who like it. we will all look more carefully at our black cases in future.


South From Granada (Penguin Modern Classics)
South From Granada (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Gerald Brenan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars important record of the alpujarras, 14 Sep 2013
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brenan writes of a time before the civil war and captures this little recorded valley with humour and great observation. as writtn later it is said he missed out some details of his own living arrangements......


Carrington [DVD] [1995]
Carrington [DVD] [1995]
Dvd ~ Emma Thompson
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4.0 out of 5 stars possibly too romanticised?, 14 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Carrington [DVD] [1995] (DVD)
this film did not show the trials of living in the years between the wars. the houses were immaculate, china sparkling and unchipped so sign of servants. litton's panama always crisp and new etc. emma thompson gave a good impression of actually painting. factually quite good but there were still people around to remember the time.


The Very Best of Cleo Laine [BOX SET]
The Very Best of Cleo Laine [BOX SET]
Price: £9.55

3.0 out of 5 stars mixed collection, 14 Sep 2013
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some of the tracks are fantastic but some i found mediocre and not her very best. expensive for this reason


Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past
Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past
by Giles Tremlett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.24

5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic insight into previously hidden times in spain, 14 Sep 2013
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clearly written for the modern reader. exposing so much not known before. as written by an outsider the observations are made with more clarity


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