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The Penal Colony
The Penal Colony
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, but...., 25 April 2014
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.....the homophobia & racism let it down.
However, the idea of a regular man being plunged into an aggressive environment was interesting.


The Crone: Woman of Age, Wisdom, and Power
The Crone: Woman of Age, Wisdom, and Power
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 25 April 2014
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I don't class myself as religious but having been raised in a Catholic belief, it made interesting reading.
The only thing that let's the book down is the last chapter that turns a bit "huggy-feely" and states that if women were in power then war/torture/genocide would never happen...really? I find it hard to believe that *all* women are pacifists!


PHILIP PERSIO LEATHER BIKER CUFF MEN BLUE SQUARE WATCH
PHILIP PERSIO LEATHER BIKER CUFF MEN BLUE SQUARE WATCH

1.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre, 30 Aug 2013
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After 1 month the '2' fell off the '12' on the watch face.
After 2 months the battery is failing.
The strap makes my wrist sweat.
It costs a fortune to send it back to the US vendor so I can't fix anything.
The watch looks cool but is rather "meh"!


Tall Tales From Pitch End
Tall Tales From Pitch End
by Nigel McDowell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 4.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling Adventure for All Ages!, 14 Jun 2013
Nigel has succeeded in writing a wonderful book for children...which will hook their parents too!
It is funny without patronising, has an evocative turn of phrase and credits the reader with being able to handle the darker side of life.
This book made my commute speed by (and made me look forward to the return journey so I could read more!) and I want my 3 year old nephew to get a bit older so he can read it!


Glossed
Glossed

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5.0 out of 5 stars Read it!, 3 Jan 2013
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Raw, brutal & beautifully written. I would rank "Glossed" alongside "Wasted" for its truthfulness about ED's.
As someone who fell into that pit, every word rang loudly & it was a relief to know other people have heard that horrific litany of abuse that shouts at you every day, all day.


Washington Square
Washington Square
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4.0 out of 5 stars Frustratingly satisfying!, 6 April 2012
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As with all Henry James, he is often a tough read. why say 1 sentance when 4 pages need to be filled? The tale of a young woman manipulated by family and lover, and tells of the limitations of the era.
However, this is a rewarding book with a nice twist....give it a go!


Only Fat People Skip Breakfast: The Refreshingly Different Diet Book
Only Fat People Skip Breakfast: The Refreshingly Different Diet Book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oh God, it's true!, 2 April 2012
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Brutally honest and very sensible. Everything Lee says is true and sheds light on binge triggers. She also blows holes in any "I'll start again tomorrow, Monday, next month" diet excuse too. I found it scary to start {to say goodbye to junk even though it hates me} but glad to finally have a clear direction {without the complicated diet rules}.
Just stop eating sugar and take responsibility for yourself. Food is not a reward!


Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition
Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better a live donkey, than a dead lion!, 26 Mar 2012
97 miles from the Pole and they turned away. The men who laid the path for Scott and provided the inspiration. Admittedly, Shackleton was another ill-equipped Brit, but, he lived to tell the tale. Enigmatic, thrilling and compellling....the tale of The Boss and his crew.
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

5.0 out of 5 stars Good God! A true story!, 26 Mar 2012
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I picked up this book 4 years ago, thinking it was a work of fiction, only to then read Shackleton's "South" and realise it was all true! Also try Worsleys "Shackletons Boat Journey" for another dimension.


Tom Crean - An Unsung Hero: Antarctic Survivor: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor
Tom Crean - An Unsung Hero: Antarctic Survivor: Tom Crean - Antarctic Survivor
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a hero!, 26 Mar 2012
Wow! What a man! This is a brilliant biography of a great explorer. Creans natural modesty and Irish charm shine through....you see why Shackleton wanted him for that legendary boat journey (besides his singing voice!).


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