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Bring Up the Bodies
Bring Up the Bodies
Price: 3.66

5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read, 16 Oct 2013
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A fantastic follow-up to Wolf Hall, with the same distinctive style. Cromwell continues to be portrayed as a man well ahead of his time in both thought and deed.

Couldn't put it down (despite knowing what happens at the end!)


The Instant Guide to Budapest
The Instant Guide to Budapest
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Little Guide, 5 Jun 2013
I recently did a weekend with some mates in Budapest. This book was great and quickly accessible on my kindle when walking around and thinking about what to do.
Such a fantastic city, this guide and a map-app was all I needed. It covers all the major sites and gives good tips to a few more obscure things also. I picked it as it was published very recently, so I knew it would be up to date - unlike many of the paper guides out there.
A great weekend, for anyone visiting the Turkish Baths at night are must! I also highly suggest walking to the other side of the river to look at the Houses of Parliament. It's all in this guide. Happy travels.


Knife Edge: Montgomery and the Battle of the Bulge
Knife Edge: Montgomery and the Battle of the Bulge
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hitler's last great gamble., 5 Jun 2013
Such an important conflict of WWII, The Battle of the Bulge is worth reading about. Hitler's last real push at the end of the war, the battle sat on a 'knife edge'.

This ebook is a good analysis that looks at the role of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery extensively. It examines the surprise attack by the Germans and attempts to destroy Montgomery's Army. But essentially it hones in on how Monty drove the Nazis back.

Oulds turns to primary sources such as letters and telegrams - to let the key players of the conflict speak for themselves. A comprehensive look at motivations and struggles of those involved in a decisive battle.


Here Come the Girls
Here Come the Girls
Price: 3.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun! `, 5 Jun 2013
Great fun, one even the guys can read and enjoy! Real characters and well-built relationships. I'd recommend Milly's books to those who like a laugh as well.


Poison Seed (A Lady Serpent Egyptian Murder Story)
Poison Seed (A Lady Serpent Egyptian Murder Story)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Egyptian murder mystery., 5 Jun 2013
A historical murder mystery set in ancient Egypt. Anyone who has a love of Ancient Egypt and detective fiction should read this.

Lady Serpent has been poisoned and there is a race to solve the mystery. Lots of atmosphere, this is a fast-paced, eventful book - full of betrayal, murder, mystery and a fascinatingly complex assasin.


Ancestors In Arms: Tracing Your Family Military History
Ancestors In Arms: Tracing Your Family Military History
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4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and Informative, 5 Jun 2013
I've been interested in what my ancestors did in the World Wars for some time now. With the resource of the internet, it is so much easier to trace people than it was in the past. No messing around with archives in drawers - so much is online.

Fowler's guide is no-nonsense and easy to use. He's obviously done this countless times before and knows all the best sites/shortcuts/tips. The ebook is broken down into different themes and areas of the armed forces to find out which route is best to discover your family history.

Read this before trawling the internet, it will make things a lot simpler!


Ancient Light
Ancient Light
by John Banville
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Haunting and Beautiful, 22 May 2013
This review is from: Ancient Light (Paperback)
I've always enjoyed Banville's books. I like how Banville looks closely at characteristics of people that we rarely examine. His main character doubts even the accuracy of his own story at points. Something which I myself understand. We often load a lot of fiction in with our memories.
His main character flits between being a 15 year old boy fascinated by his best friend's mother and as a older man dealing with the pain of losing a child and a wife on the edge of sanity. It's Banville's descriptive explanation of the small things in this novel that I like.
An apt look at different stages in someone's life and the things that can affect us and divert our path.


Ladies of the Street: The Women Who Transformed Journalism
Ladies of the Street: The Women Who Transformed Journalism
Price: 2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A really interesting read for any budding journalist or media-buff alike., 22 May 2013
Liz Hodgkinson really captures the mood of Fleet Street during a difficult era for women. Using many many examples she looks at the public and private problems women faced in the media world after WWII and right up till now.

The female pioneers of British journalism not only helped changed the landscape of the British media, but in turn the public attitude towards females in general. They introduced new styles and topics. Hodgkindon describes how these new journalistic approaches also opened up discussion of issues previously kept out of the public sphere. Some of the names I had heard of, but most of them I hadn't.

This book is bold and honest. It looks at the high points and low points of women in British journalism - from the perspective of an insider. I'd recommend as a historical overview of the way journalism changed in the last century as much as a book about the role women played in that change.


In The Dark Of The Moon
In The Dark Of The Moon
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun, 22 May 2013
If you're a fan of naval adventure stories, then this book is for you. England in the 1800s and a hero who has something to fight for. Having lost everything Matthew Milburn joins Nelson's Navy. However, in a twist, he doesn't end up fighting in the war he intended.
Set at a time when it was hard to differentiate between right and wrong on the high seas - it's an entralling adventure. Looking forward to more of this genre.


Young Blood
Young Blood
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A book that makes you savour your childhood., 15 May 2013
This review is from: Young Blood (Kindle Edition)
Simply astonishing story. I honestly don't want to write too much and give it away - but this books has a bit of everything. Harry's experiences will not disappoint - even the most avid thriller reader will be entertained and shocked.

A story of a young person thrown into an incredibly difficult situation. A book for those who love tales of intelligence and espionage.


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