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Sor Juana's Love Poems
Sor Juana's Love Poems
by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.50

3.0 out of 5 stars It is good to have a selection of the love poems in ..., 30 Mar. 2015
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There is a slight temptation to create So Juana as a twenty first century feminist which this volume does not resist. It is good to have a selection of the love poems in translation but I suspect they need to be seen in the context of other similar love poetry of the period rather than as isolated examples somewhat out of context.


The Irish Famine
The Irish Famine
by Colm Toibin
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars As with all Toibin's writings it presents a very balanced ..., 30 Mar. 2015
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As with all Toibin's writings it presents a very balanced view of Ireland and the Irish which encourages proper sympathy and increased understanding.


The South
The South
by Colm Toibin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A first novel that shows all Toibin's literary skills and ..., 30 Mar. 2015
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A first novel that shows all Toibin's literary skills and perception of personality. Without maudlin sentimentality but with a power to touch the deeper aspects of the reader's humanity.


Andrew James Glass and Stainless Steel Infusion Teapot - 750 ml - Includes 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Andrew James Glass and Stainless Steel Infusion Teapot - 750 ml - Includes 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

4.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive and useful, 30 Mar. 2015
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When you have discovered how to get the glass out of the stainless steel container to was it a very useful pot especially for herb tea.


Physiologus: A Medieval Book of Nature Lore 2nd (second) Edition published by University Of Chicago Press (2009)
Physiologus: A Medieval Book of Nature Lore 2nd (second) Edition published by University Of Chicago Press (2009)

4.0 out of 5 stars A useful little volume, 30 Mar. 2015
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A valuable edition of an important book for those wishing to have insight into the world of medieval iconography.


Poems, Protest and a Dream (Penguin Classics)
Poems, Protest and a Dream (Penguin Classics)
by Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.35

4.0 out of 5 stars This is a good collection of her work in a bilingual text version, 27 Feb. 2015
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Juana de la Cruz is little known outside Mexico but was a remarkable woman, as poet, philosopher and feminist. This is a good collection of her work in a bilingual text version, which certainly helps with the poetry in particular. The Protest, however, does not appear in the text to have any directions toward the footnotes which is a little trying.


The Life of Ailred of Rievaulx (Oxford Medieval Texts)
The Life of Ailred of Rievaulx (Oxford Medieval Texts)
by Walter Daniel
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £112.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Aelred for Canonisation!, 27 Feb. 2015
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Powicke is a scholar and translator of 'the old school' and none the worse for that. It is a scholarly work with an excellent introduction and a good translation of the Latin text which is included. Walter Daniel was writing hagiography but it gives a remarkable insight into the religious understandings of his age even if in our terms the biography lacks something of 'the real person'.


The Music Room
The Music Room
by William Fiennes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

5.0 out of 5 stars A quietly powerful book., 10 July 2014
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A book which restores any waning faith in humanity and the possibility of genuine human love and compassion. beautifully written.


The Cathedrals of England: Southern England
The Cathedrals of England: Southern England
by Nikolaus Pevsner
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars A useful volume., 10 July 2014
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A useful contribution to a general study of English Cathedrals in the South, updated but still bearing the marks of Pevsner's engaging style.


The Poems of Wilfred Owen
The Poems of Wilfred Owen
by Wilfred Owen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars A major English poet, 7 Jun. 2014
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This is probably the best available edition of the poems for the interested reader. It tracks Owen's development up to his meeting with Sassoon and clearly demonstrates how this meeting and the experience of the trenches reshaped his juvenile poetic origins into a means of ironic reflection on the implications of War.


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