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Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High-Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High-Resolution Display (212 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good but I think Amazon needs to re-think its procedures ..., 13 Aug. 2014
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Good but I think Amazon needs to re-think its procedures with bookmarking to keep that as simple as possible so as to make it easier to look things up in the book.


Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Persimmon  [will only fit Kindle Paperwhite (5th and 6th Generation)]
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Leather Cover, Persimmon [will only fit Kindle Paperwhite (5th and 6th Generation)]
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4.0 out of 5 stars I decided to take the Persimmon coloured cover as I ..., 13 Aug. 2014
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I decided to take the Persimmon coloured cover as I had a black one before and I lost it. I feel that a bright colour might be harder to lose. Amazon should think about producing some other bright colours.


Ten Cities that Made an Empire
Ten Cities that Made an Empire
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3.0 out of 5 stars This is view of the British Empire does give some ..., 29 Jun. 2014
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This is view of the British Empire does give some novel perspectives but I feel that at times there is a tendency to lapse into nostalgia for what is in fact spread crude capitalism and masked raw exploitation under the guise of a civilizing mission.


Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War
Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1919 Demystified, 28 April 2014
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A good clear analysis of a complex and extraordinary moment in international relations when the seeds of further conflicts were being sown..


Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: 100 Men on the Words That Move Them
by Anthony Holden
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.59

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poems of Emotion, 28 April 2014
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This made an excellent present and the recipient really appreciated it and it helped them to reflect on their own memories and melancholy moments in life.


Islington entertained
Islington entertained
by Bill Manley
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely pictures but incoherent text, 12 April 2014
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This book was compiled more than 25 years ago and has not been updated. It has wonderful illustrations that the librarian author got together but the text is not clear. It needs to be read in conjunction with other specialist local history works such as the Survey of London.


Westminster: A Biography: From Earliest Times to the Present
Westminster: A Biography: From Earliest Times to the Present

4.0 out of 5 stars A useful introduction to a place with a long and illustrious history, 12 April 2014
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I have a few quibbles with some of the historical generalisations but on the whole this book is a thoroughly readable and convincing overview of a place that is at the heart of British political history.


A People's History of London
A People's History of London

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4.0 out of 5 stars History from Below, 15 Mar. 2014
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It is useful to look at the history in London from the point of view of ordinary people in this time when political and economic life has shifted so far to the right and social inequality is increasing by leaps and bounds. It tells us how ordinary people in London have struggled over the ages to improve their lives.


The Horologicon
The Horologicon
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Horologicon, 27 Feb. 2014
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Following on from the success of the Etymologicon this book is an amusing study of the language and phrases associated with the activities we go through during the 24 hours of our day. A lot of fun and with interesting insights into language and idiom.


The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Broken Road, 27 Feb. 2014
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Pieced together from fragments of Leigh Fermor's diaries recovered by his biographer this book details his experiences in Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey on his epic walking trip across Europe in the early 1930s.


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