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5.0 out of 5 stars Neat, 2 Dec. 2010
My wife wanted a bright cover for her new phone so that she could quickly locate it in her handbag, and which would also provide protection from wear and tear. This does the job admirably and she is very pleased with it.


London 1849: A Victorian Murder Story
London 1849: A Victorian Murder Story
by Michael Alpert
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Relive London in 1849, 2 Dec. 2010
I saw this book in the Southwark Library Local Studies Centre and thought it might be worth having my own copy. How right I was! If you are researching your mid 19th Century family history in Bermondsey and Rotherhithe and want to feel what it might have been like at the time, this is the book for you.

Well researched and well written. What more can I say?


The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (Liberation Trilogy)
The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944 (Liberation Trilogy)
by Rick Atkinson
Edition: Paperback

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3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the first part of the Trilogy, 2 Dec. 2010
I was impressed by the detail and research content of the first part of Rick Atkinson's Trilogy 'An Army at Dawn'. It seemed to make sense of the situation described to me by two relatives who served in that part of North Africa.

However, I am disappointed in his follow up book. It seems more partisan and omits some details which I feel would have been included before. My father was always distrustful of the American Army and Airforce due to his first hand experience of them. Rick's first book helped to explain why this might be so. This, his second book doesn't.

For example, use the index for 'British Army Royal Artillery' and you find some quotes from Spike Milligan's books. What you do not find is anything meaningful, such as any reference to the bombing of the Royal Artillery's 74th Medium Regiment by the American Air Force at Cassino. This resulted in 35 dead and injured, with a gun and equipment destroyed. As the USAAF had previously bombed the same unit in North Africa resulting in the CO being invalided back to the UK this incident should have been included as an example of why distrust between the two forces might fester.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tactile visible photo album, 9 Nov. 2010
At last, somewhere to put photos for the grandchildren to see, talk about and change when they come to visit.

Our grandson already has one in his bedroom and loves selecting photos to take home as a reminder of fun activities.


Men of Sorrows: Smugglers of the Marsh
Men of Sorrows: Smugglers of the Marsh
by Mary Thomas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Factional local history, 20 May 2007
An intriguing combination of a fictional story of the infamous Hawkhurst Gang tied in with local history of the Romney Marshes and the trails to London.

An enjoyable read.


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