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Islam: A Short History (UNIVERSAL HISTORY)
Islam: A Short History (UNIVERSAL HISTORY)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spiritual and political history, 23 Jun 2013
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This is a brief spiritual and political history of Islam from the earliest times to the present day. It manages to pack in an enormous amount of information, but without being a dry catalogue of facts.


Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century
Benjamin Britten: A Life in the Twentieth Century
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5.0 out of 5 stars Balanced and comprehensive, 23 April 2013
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The author not only has a feel for his subject, but also for the various locations, particularly Suffolk. The descriptive coverage of the music works well, though it is rather like reading a book about mathematics that contains no equations or the biography of a poet that contains only prose descriptions of the poems. The handling of Britten's relationship with Peter Pears is sensitively handled and the text includes moving letters between them.


Dandelion Wine
Dandelion Wine
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3.0 out of 5 stars Episodic, 9 April 2013
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'Dandelion Wine' does not have the tight narrative structure of 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'. It is rather a collection of episodes (some of which were also used as short stories) that are (just about) held together by continuity of the group of characters and by the personality of the small town. There are passages of fine writing mixed with workmanlike linking prose. Worth reading, but not one of Ray Bradbury's better efforts.


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