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An Officer and a Spy
An Officer and a Spy
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dreyfus exposed!, 26 Jan. 2015
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I don't usually read books written in the present tense throughout, but after the first chapter of this book I was hooked; indeed I found it very difficult to put down. The devious machinations of his superiors ensured Dreyfus was found guilty & condemned to hideous imprisonment on Devil's Island for 4 years before Picquart started to question the evidence, only to have those same superiors use his findings against him until the truth became obvious. This makes a riveting story, Robert Harris strikes again. Recommended.


Sprig Muslin
Sprig Muslin
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5.0 out of 5 stars A twisty-turny tale of Recency romance., 17 Jan. 2015
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The delightful Amanda, besotted Hildebrand, handsome & rich Sir Gareth & unappreciated Lady Hester make an entertaining & enjoyable tale of Recency life. Good fun in a light, frothy story.


The Healing Land: A Kalahari Journey
The Healing Land: A Kalahari Journey
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4.0 out of 5 stars So interesting., 11 Jan. 2015
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How many westerners know about the Bushmen, the original occupants of Africa, and their fight for the return of their traditional hunting grounds, or the effect of "civilisation" on their way of life? What a great book.


Masters of Rome: VESPASIAN V
Masters of Rome: VESPASIAN V
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable!, 1 Jan. 2015
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What a fabulous 5th book in the Vespasian series. I shall really look forward to reading the 6th. Highly recommended, but read the other 4 first or you'll be lost character-wise.


One Day
One Day
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a lovely book., 27 Dec. 2014
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This book is great, much better than the film. Just when you think all is working out for Em & Dex, suddenly it's over & he has to pick up the pieces. Recommended.


BBC Weather
BBC Weather
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5.0 out of 5 stars Be prepared!, 23 Dec. 2014
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It's great to have a weather forecast at your fingertips, especially when the arthritis is telling you it's going to rain! And the 10-day forecast is really useful for planning trips away or a barbecue. Recommended.


The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women Who Worked There
The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women Who Worked There
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5.0 out of 5 stars The dedicated, non-flying few., 19 Dec. 2014
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The Battle of Britain pilots celebrated their victories, quite rightly, and we owe them a great deal, but the unsung workers at Bletchley Park were instrumental in shortening the war & saving countless millions of lives in complete secrecy. We owe them a great deal too, & it's only fitting that this book brings their story & dedication into the open. Turing, Flowers et al, with their inventiveness & dogged determination to break the Enigma codes, should be regarded as national heroes & their successes taught in every school. A great book. Recommended.


Only in Cyprus: A hilarious guide to living in Cyprus
Only in Cyprus: A hilarious guide to living in Cyprus
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a book, more a pamphlet., 10 Dec. 2014
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This is neither hilarious nor a guide to living in Cyprus. It's a series of incidents which illustrate the peculiarities of the Cypriot people, who have had a lot to put up with over the years, especially from Brits on holiday. If he was born and lived in the UK for 53 years, why can't he spell or use punctuation properly? Not a book I will read again or recommend.


Bath Tangle
Bath Tangle
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5.0 out of 5 stars Regency froth!, 9 Dec. 2014
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Another lovely story from the wonderful Georgette Heyer, a true tangle of emotions brought to a satisfactory conclusion on the last page. Pure escapism. Recommended.


Zemindar
Zemindar
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3.0 out of 5 stars A historical novel - but not the best., 2 Dec. 2014
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The events of the Indian Mutiny are well documented and don't need this tepid love story to make them interesting, although the description of conditions in the Residency at Lucknow is very graphic and no doubt based on truth. If you want to read a really riveting story with the Mutiny in the background, try The Shadow of the Moon by M M Kaye, a fabulous book and my all time favourite. It knocks spots off this one.


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