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Road to Ekaterinburg: Nicholas and Alexandra's Daughters 1913 - 1918
Road to Ekaterinburg: Nicholas and Alexandra's Daughters 1913 - 1918
by E.C.S. Banks
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.41

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars When is a history book a novel?, 21 Jun 2013
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Well this one is - I thought it was a non-fiction historical book but it is nothing of the kind. It is written in a way that I can't really describe but be wary of buying it if you are expecting a scholarly tome.
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Kipling Shoulder Bag NAGATO,  - Grau (Gentle Grey 826), K15151
Kipling Shoulder Bag NAGATO, - Grau (Gentle Grey 826), K15151

5.0 out of 5 stars Light and easy, 21 Jun 2013
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This bag is brilliant - very light, medium sized but remove enough in the large compartment for purse, book and glasses plus a lot more. And you've got two more compartments to fill.Definitely recommend this bag.


New ladies Visconti large Heritage red leather purse wallet CR7
New ladies Visconti large Heritage red leather purse wallet CR7
Offered by Lets Travel
Price: £27.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Italian Luxury, 10 May 2013
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I needed a larger purse and this one is perfect - not too big but with plenty of sections inside and out. The leather and quality of manufacture are exactly as I expected from Visconti.


Kipling Women's Scipio Small Handbag Warm Grey K15067828
Kipling Women's Scipio Small Handbag Warm Grey K15067828

5.0 out of 5 stars Small but nice, 10 May 2013
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I needed a small back with a lot of room and this fulfills that requirement nicely. Great for holidays if you do not want to lug a big bag everywhere and you can use it as cross the body bag for security too.


Magoo Plain Black Magnetic Car Tax Disc Holder
Magoo Plain Black Magnetic Car Tax Disc Holder

5.0 out of 5 stars Tax Disc Holder, 10 May 2013
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This product does exactly what it says on the packet - holds the tax disc firmly and clearly with very little difficulty putting on car


The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn: The Most Happy
The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn: The Most Happy
by Eric Ives
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.54

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anne Boleyn, 17 May 2011
Having read the original 1986 version of this book I was expecting merely an up to date version. But it has been entirely rewritten with excellent additional chapters. The writing is clear and thought provoking without sliding into political correctness or the necessity to say something revisionist on the subject to differentiate his work from other historians. He gives the facts and allows you to come to your own conclusions.

Well worth adding to your library.


The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander: Anabasis Alexandrou (Landmark Books)
The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander: Anabasis Alexandrou (Landmark Books)
by Flavius Arrianus
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitive Version, 17 May 2011
A superb version of Arrian, illustrated with excellent maps and interesting essays by historians on various aspects of Arrian and Alexander.


Horemheb: The Forgotten Pharaoh
Horemheb: The Forgotten Pharaoh
by Charlotte Booth
Edition: Paperback

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Horemhab, 11 Jan 2011
This is a well written book about a Pharaoh few have heard of except in the 'conspiracy' theories about Tutankhamen's 'murder'. This at least gives you the facts though I was surprised she made no mention of Maya, Horemheb's colleague and his Treasurer when king, especially as they had tombs next to each other at Saqqara and Maya's was painted like royaly - this could only have been with the agreement of the King.


The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance
The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance
by Jonathan Jones
Edition: Hardcover

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Giants in the playground, 31 Aug 2010
What can you say about this book? It is BRILLIANT.

The author has brought together two of the greatest artists in history, two men of startling talents and differing characters and he has made them accessable and understandable. He has brought both down from the pedastels historians and artists have placed them on and given them back their humanity - virtues and vices - in a way that is well written, if a little jingoistic in places, and objective.

If it is the only book you buy on these two giants you will have one that will make them come alive.


Antony and Cleopatra
Antony and Cleopatra
by Adrian Goldsworthy
Edition: Hardcover

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Love Story, 28 July 2010
This review is from: Antony and Cleopatra (Hardcover)
I picked this up because I was interested in a new slant on these 'infamous lovers' and was not disappointed altogether. Mr Goldsworthy gives a balanced view of both Cleopatra and Anthony, putting aside the 'romantic' over view this Macedonian Queen of Egypt seems to engender.

My only bugbear was Mr Goldsworthy blindness to the faults of Caesar; Cleopatra may or may not have been in love with the dictator but Mr Goldsworthy most definitely is! Even to saying at one point that no one was immune to Caesar's charm - well I can think of one or two who were: Brutus, Cassius, Cicero, Pompey, etc and on and on.

Otherwise, it is a good read and a relief from the rose-tinted portrayls of these two people who, as the auhtor says, did not really change history at all.


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