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Child 44
Child 44
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 17 Mar 2014
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I really enjoyed this book with its many strands finally coming together towards the end. I suupose it reinforced our preconceptions regarding life in the USSR. How true the events were is open to speclation as it is difficult to imagine such a brutal regime. However, the ending was a bit of an anticlimax after the intensity of the main story. It felt rather out of character with the brutality of the preceding twenty odd years. Having said that it was a good read and most enjoyable


Now the long trick's over
Now the long trick's over
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Informative, 5 Mar 2014
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I enjoyed reading this book and discovering the sometimes brutal life in the Merchant Navy. Life also was never fair to sailors especially those, like the author, who were obviously keen to learn and accept responsibility. It was interesting reading about the author's rise through the ranks, but where it became a but turgid was in the constant recounting of the bare outlines of many voyages with no description, simply 'we went there and came back' A little more description would have been useful. However, it was a good read.


Scotts EvenGreen Drop Spreader
Scotts EvenGreen Drop Spreader
Price: 28.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good Spreader but poor construction, 1 Nov 2013
I have purchased three of these machines and each one has disintegrated in the same place ie the thin metal tube which is supposed to be the axle. Despite religiously washing the spreader after each use the tube rots and the driving wheel drops off. It will work well for say a year but then you are on borrowed time. I will not purchase another until this design fault is rectified


The Captain`s Story
The Captain`s Story
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Most Enjoyable, 9 Mar 2013
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The author obviously did a lot of research and it shows. For someone who has never been in the Navy I found it most informative. The switching of times from raw rating to ship's captain is good and gives an idea of a sailor's progress through the ranks. There are parts of the story however where the heroics just do not ring true for example where the captain leaves his ship, to go and rescue sailors from a sinking ship, or where he, again leaves his ship in a most dangerous situation in the Falklands, to go swanning around in a helicopter to film Argentinian defences. I always understood that the most senior officer on a ship should be there to be in charge, especially when his ship and the lives of two hundred and fifty odd seamen were in great danger. Having said that it is a good read and most enjoyable.


Dear Teacher
Dear Teacher
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 9 Mar 2013
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As with all the other books in this series this is a thoroughly enjoyable read from an insightful and amusing author. I can highly recommend it


Mister Teacher
Mister Teacher
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 9 Mar 2013
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Having read other books in the series and enjoyed them all I found this just as warm and idealised as the others. As a retired head teacher I can recognise many of the children having had to deal with their many and varied foibles over the years. Jack Sheffield obviously wrties from experience and it shows. The books are homely and amusung - a bit sugary at times but most enjoyable nonetheless. Highly recommended for a light read.


The Spies Of Warsaw
The Spies Of Warsaw
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read., 5 Feb 2013
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I loved the book. Kept my attention from beginning to end. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good going spy story.


The Destroyer Captain
The Destroyer Captain
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but could be better, 8 Nov 2012
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The author obviously knows the ins and outs of a destroyer and its workings. This I found extremely interesting as this is not normally included in many novels or factual books. The story line was a little thin and forced and this spoiled it a bit for me. The pressures on ship's captains in wartime are extreme but I felt that the author overdid this and he produced a rather unbelievable story especially the Narvick episode.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, 22 Aug 2012
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I just wanted a simple data base for domestic purposes and this is perfectly adequate for me. Easy to use and recommended.


GARDEN FURNITURE Aqua Water Resistant Beanbag Lounger For Kids Perfect For Indoor or Outdoor Bean bags
GARDEN FURNITURE Aqua Water Resistant Beanbag Lounger For Kids Perfect For Indoor or Outdoor Bean bags
Offered by Beautiful Beanbags Ltd
Price: 24.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good, but..., 15 July 2012
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The beanbag arrived very promptly,surprising me how quickly it was delivered. The quality of the product is good but it does not resemble the photograph on the website. The picture gives the impression that there is a back to the beanbag. In reality it is a bean bag without a back and a trifle misleading. I will be very wary about buying similar items


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