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Keith Giles (Deneysville, Free State, ZA)

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Boomerang: The new Detective Jason Smith thriller: 2 (A Detective Jason Smith thriller)
Boomerang: The new Detective Jason Smith thriller: 2 (A Detective Jason Smith thriller)
by Stewart Giles
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! Declaration of interest - I'm Stewart's dad, 15 July 2014
A page-turner with characters you'll grow to care about and a plot that races along. This second novel involving Detective Jason Smith who successfully combines typical Yorkshireman-ism with unorthodox sleuthing in some unusual corners of the world keeps the reader involved right to the climactic finale. Brilliant!

Declaration of interest - I'm Stewart's dad.


Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A Pelican Introduction
Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A Pelican Introduction
by Orlando Figes
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 July 2014
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There can be no better introduction to this topic. This will set the standard for a generation.


Wooden Retro Turntable 3 Speed AM/FM Radio CD and Cassette Player - (Beech)
Wooden Retro Turntable 3 Speed AM/FM Radio CD and Cassette Player - (Beech)

5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!, 15 July 2014
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Just what I've wanted for years. I love it!


From the Mouths of Babes (Detective Jason Smith series Book 1)
From the Mouths of Babes (Detective Jason Smith series Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The most brilliant debut novel since Tjhe Pickwick Papers., 12 Oct 2013
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Astounding talent, insightful detail, tight plot - a truly amazing page-turning, cliff-hanging masterpiece.

I must declare an interest - I'm Stewart's dad!


An Armenian Sketchbook
An Armenian Sketchbook
by Vasily Grossman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 8.40

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Work of sublime genius., 13 Sep 2013
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Anyone in need of a 'lift' should read this book. The final chapter alone, describing a peasant wedding , is enough to rescue anyone from the deepest depression. This a work of true genius.


Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures and Innovations
Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures and Innovations
by Mary Beard
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 17.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "...but mainly the Romans.", 21 July 2013
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"Confronting the Classics" lives up to the claim on the cover that it is "learned, trenchant and witty";we have come to expect nothing less from the classy classicist Mary Beard. However, we all have our favourite areas of the classics and if Ancient Greece is yours then you might come away feeling a trifle short-changed. I am a devotee of the Romans, so I was not too concerned about this, and the middle three sections of the book were a delight. I could not see where Section Five fitted into the scheme of things. It looked very much as if this omnium- gatherum had been tacked on to the end of the book simply to pad it out.

An extended version of Sections Two, Three and Four devoted solely to the Romans would have been a better bet, and would have gained five stars I am sure.


Breakthrough Spanish
Breakthrough Spanish
by Sandra Truscott
Edition: Paperback

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent introduction to Spanish., 21 Oct 2001
This review is from: Breakthrough Spanish (Paperback)
For beginners learning the Spanish language this has got to be the best. In the almost 20 years since the Breakthrough series was introduced they have obviously, through revisions and innovations, produced a finely-honed product. As an Italian tutor who is learning Spanish from scratch, I can confirm that New Breakthrough Spanish is enjoyable as well as informative, covering the customs, culture and everyday life situations in Spanish-speaking countries.
The course is accompanied by four sixty-minute cassettes, and it must be said that students studying alone would find it very difficult to make progress without these cassettes. Even those who are following a beginners' Spanish course with fellow students would be well-advised to buy the cassettes.
Grammar is treated in minimalist fashion. Only the grammar required to understand the language at absolute beginners' level is covered. Nevertheless, as well as being an excellent introduction to Spanish, this is also a valuable introduction to study at GCSE level and beyond. It comes as no surprise to me that this language series has sold several million copies worldwide.


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