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The Fuzzy-Wuzzy Man (The Duty and Destiny Series - Book # 3)
The Fuzzy-Wuzzy Man (The Duty and Destiny Series - Book # 3)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Part of a well researched, readable series., 7 Sep 2014
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Part of a very readable series.


Prisoner of the Rising Sun
Prisoner of the Rising Sun
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Well Written History, 7 Sep 2014
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Mr Wort' tell his story well, how he survived both the surrender of Hong Kong and his life as a POW.

I recommend it to those who, like me, still cannot understand the barbarism suffered by the FEPOWs.


Healing in Hell : The Memoirs of a Far Eastern POW Medic
Healing in Hell : The Memoirs of a Far Eastern POW Medic
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Heartfelt Memoir, 1 Sep 2014
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This is one of the more sensitive FEPOW books I have read.

Mr Adams writes from the heart, pulling punches, but getting across his story so very well. What he saw, rather than what happened to him physically is at the centre of this memoir. It's not a journal of redemption or violence, though it contains reflections of both.

Read it, is all I can say


The Story of the Little Mole - Plop-up Edition
The Story of the Little Mole - Plop-up Edition
by Werner Holzwarth
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun, 27 Aug 2014
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Great Fun.

My grandson doesn't like reading very much, but once he had had this read to him the once he pounced on it and reads it to himself and his little mates all the time.

Little boys love lavatorial humour!


Britannia's Son (The Duty and Destiny Series - Book # 4)
Britannia's Son (The Duty and Destiny Series - Book # 4)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Immensely Enjoyable Series, 20 Aug 2014
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My advice is to read all four in Wareham's series.

I don't normally find four consecutive books by the same writer 'compulsive', but as I have finished one book, I have needed to move on to the next.

This is a very well researched series, with social issues being recognised as the reader is taken through the times of an rising Navy officer.

I'm looking forward to more.


The Friendly Sea (The Duty and Destiny Series - Book # 1)
The Friendly Sea (The Duty and Destiny Series - Book # 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another Well Researched Read, 11 Aug 2014
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Wareham's books are well researched, but he uses that research well, as background, and thankfully doesn't get bogged down in the tedium of detail that interferes with the flow of the story.

I'm moving on to the next in the series, now


The Destiny Secret: A Plot to Change the World  (Second Edition)
The Destiny Secret: A Plot to Change the World (Second Edition)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Page-turner!, 8 Aug 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, although this type of political thriller is not really something I would normally buy. It runs at a fast pace, but even though it has no real surprises for us the end, it is still enjoyable.

It is very well written (apart from the recipe for putting Swiss cheese on scallops - ugh!).


The Casual Vacancy
The Casual Vacancy
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sruggling, 27 Jun 2014
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I'm struggling to get through this. There is no doubt that it is well written, but the story line is taking me nowhere.


The Privateersman (A Poor Man at the Gate Series Book 1)
The Privateersman (A Poor Man at the Gate Series Book 1)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Well written and researched, 5 Jun 2014
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The story gallops along at a fair old pace (maybe too fast in places), but it is very readable. Wareham has researched his subject well, it would seem, and writes in an accessible style.

The story is very Jeffrey Archer - ish and those who enjoy Archer's work will no doubt love this series more. Sadly, the hero is implausibly lucky and too good to be true, but nevertheless it is a good, light read.


OUR CHANCES WERE ZERO: The Daring Escape by two German POW's from India in 1942
OUR CHANCES WERE ZERO: The Daring Escape by two German POW's from India in 1942
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautifully written, astounding true story, 1 Jun 2014
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I don't know if Magener wrote this in English or if it was translated for him, it doesn't matter which because the prose is poetic and the story quite gripping.

The main thrust of the story is the escape of two German civilians from an internment camp in India and their journey to freedom in Japan. The journey is covered in great detail, but the stay in Japan is covered in just a few pages. I think that's a shame, but India and Burma are wonderfully described.

Strongly recommended.


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