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The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit
The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit
by Helena Attlee
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bella Italia!, 11 May 2014
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After hearing snatches on BBC Radio Four, this was a must-have purchase and has not disappointed! If you thought that a lemon was just a lemon or that Earl Grey tea was devised by Earl Grey, think again!


Muslims in Britain
Muslims in Britain
by Sophie Gilliat-Ray
Edition: Paperback
Price: 22.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Truth will out, 11 May 2014
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A very informative and interesting account of Muslims living in the UK. Very well written and should be compulsory reading for many!


Jamaica Inn (VMC Book 224)
Jamaica Inn (VMC Book 224)
Price: 2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Wreckers and the wrecked., 11 May 2014
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Bought Kindle edition having read it many years ago and lately seeing abysmal production on TV. Good story and decently written but not as good as, say, 'Don't stop now'. Worth buying on Kindle but not as a hardback.


Dreamland Intelliheat Heated Fleecy King Size Dual Mattress Protector
Dreamland Intelliheat Heated Fleecy King Size Dual Mattress Protector
Offered by Bargains 2 U
Price: 89.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Warm and cosy, 24 Mar 2014
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This fleecy king size heated Dual Mattress protector does exactly what it says in the title......and all with electronic control. A good night's sleep guaranteed!


Modernity Britain: Opening the Box, 1957-1959
Modernity Britain: Opening the Box, 1957-1959
by David Kynaston
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.00

5.0 out of 5 stars We never had it so good!, 24 Mar 2014
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Another excellent book in Kynaston's series about Britain from 1945 until 1979. This is reality ghistory and all his volumes so far have been fantastic reads. These books will become the standard work of the period I am sure.


July 1914: Countdown to War
July 1914: Countdown to War
by Sean McMeekin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 19.90

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars July is a warm month, 24 Mar 2014
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McMeekin's book is a detailed study of the month before the outbreak of WW1 and as such is pretty detailed about what happened during the build-up. We read about the antics of various statesmen; the depth of (mis)understanding between diplomats and politicians and the general stupidity that prevailed.

I suggest you read this along with Prof MacMillan's "The War that ended Peace".


The War that Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned peace for the First World War
The War that Ended Peace: How Europe abandoned peace for the First World War
by Margaret MacMillan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Man's stupidity writ large., 24 Mar 2014
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Of all the books that I have read about WW1 this is clearly the best in my opinion. Prof MacMillan sets out in clear, easy to read English, the steps leading up to war itself and I found myself thinking often whilst reading the book....."why are you doing/saying this?" ...as stupidity and arrogance brought disaster ever closer. If you are interested in polemology (the study of war) then this is for you.
Read it and weep for mankind.


House of Tolerance [DVD]
House of Tolerance [DVD]
Dvd ~ Hafsia Herzi
Price: 5.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tolerably OK, 24 Mar 2014
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Haven't really got into this as yet...the storyline so far is pretty boring but the atmosphere and the girls are very good. I believe a second series is on the way/has been made.


Hamlet [DVD] [2000]
Hamlet [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Ethan Hawke
Offered by lobigo
Price: 13.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Returned item, 24 Mar 2014
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This item was returned as it was foreign dialogue! However, the play itself is fantastic! I am collecting all versions of the play.


Wintersmith
Wintersmith
Price: 9.46

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Spoilt Span, 24 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Wintersmith (Audio CD)
A very disappointing listening experience. Steeleye Span have gone 'out of the envelope' and missed the point I feel. I would not recommend this CD.


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