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The Corn is Green (1945) Starring Bette Davis, John Dall, Joan Lorring and Nigel Bruce (2012)
The Corn is Green (1945) Starring Bette Davis, John Dall, Joan Lorring and Nigel Bruce (2012)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 27 July 2014
it is brilliant a must for anyone who likes black and white films


The Penal Colony
The Penal Colony
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of action and brutality, 17 Jan 2014
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A completely different prison environment. Prisoners are split into two groups, one half savage and cunning, the other half intelligent and well protected. A contingent of marines fly helicopter sorties to stop escapes from the Island but let the two halves fight it out. Brilliant.


The Fatal Shore
The Fatal Shore
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5.0 out of 5 stars The brutality of the government to its own people is unbelievable., 17 Jan 2014
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I was shocked to the core by the treatment of the prisoners in 18th century Britain. The government and ruling class considered the working population almost as vermin.
If you want to know what conditions were like this is the book for you. The first quarter of the book covers conditions of work, hygiene, law and punishment in Britain that will shock and amaze. If you think nothing could be worse wait until the prisoners arive in Australia, If they are lucky enough to survive the journey; if luck is a word you can use about this period in British history. The book is so well written it is hard to put down.


Thomas And Jane Carlyle: Portrait of a Marriage
Thomas And Jane Carlyle: Portrait of a Marriage
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best historical read for years., 17 Jan 2014
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This is a book that you can read more than once;not only is it historically interesting and well written, it also introduces other well known figures like Lamb, Hazlitt, Wordsworth and Coleridge etc. Thomas Carlyle's wife is amazing; her letters can be hilarious and also showing how 19th century life can be so challenging for the female in a marrage where the man is almost totally dominant. However, Jane wasent the kind to roll over without a fight.
Outstanding.


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