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The Zane Grey Megapack
The Zane Grey Megapack
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jolly good adventures, each story, so far, very gripping., 11 Sept. 2014
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This is a compilation of 48 books and I am working my way through them alternating them with other books, so it will take some time to get to the end.

There is a very good index.

The stories are about the untamed west of America and the first two are based on actions of his home area and his ancestors.

The third is based on a famous hunter, I looked him up on the internet.

It should be remembered that the action in these books takes place in a different time and when there were different values so some people may find the treatment of animals a little hard to take.


Dr Wortle's School (Penguin Classics)
Dr Wortle's School (Penguin Classics)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good story, facing the same questions as we have faced in our recent past., 11 Sept. 2014
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Very good. Action takes place in England and America. It is about a man who marries a widow only to find that her former husband is still alive.
The tale is about the loyalty of a headmaster to stick up for his staff regardless of the consequences, will it ruin him in the process?


The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia with an introduction by Julius Bramont
The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia with an introduction by Julius Bramont
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint hearted., 11 Sept. 2014
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I have only read part of this book, I may go back to it, but possibly not!
It is not for anyone wanting a light read - it is very dreary and sad. I feel that I should persevere, and there might be some positive and happy part to it but we shall have to see.
I am quite sure that the life portrayed is accurate, which is what makes it so harrowing.


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read for anyone interested in this very astute leader of men., 11 Sept. 2014
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This book is very interesting and is written in two parts.

The first part is written very well and is fascinating, about Franklin's early life. The second part is written when he is much older and the style is different. It gives very good information of how the governance of the American people developed through very dramatic times but it is very difficult to related to the historical events of the time without having some knowledge of American history.


Cousin Henry
Cousin Henry
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cousin Henry is a good short story., 11 Sept. 2014
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Cousin Henry is an excellent story which I thoroughly enjoyed.

However it was not clear that a second book was also included and there is no index. The result is that Cousin Henry is actually quite a short story, and the additional book is the American Senator. I have read this so it is rather superfluous.

Amazon should do more to ensure that books are properly indexed.


Tudor: The Family Story
Tudor: The Family Story
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for anyone wanting to know more of our history., 28 Jun. 2014
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This is a fascinating and informative book which is very easy to read.
However, it was impossible to read the family trees which are vital to the understanding of the various relationships, and I resorted to looking on the internet. It is a problem I find with Kindle and I have found problems with other books where there are maps etc.


Orley Farm
Orley Farm
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent., 28 Jun. 2014
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Another good Trollope tale - describes the position of women before the days of inequality, and how very mean people could be with regards to inheritance.


The Kellys and the O'Kellys
The Kellys and the O'Kellys
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5.0 out of 5 stars The title is not very inspiring but the tale is well worth reading., 28 Jun. 2014
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This was really good - the action took place in Ireland and it gave a fascinating account of life in Ireland at that time.


The Bertrams
The Bertrams
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Bertrams - excellent., 28 Jun. 2014
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Another excellent book by Anthony Trollope. It was particularly interesting that part of the action took place in Jerusalem and descriptions of the place were very interesting. However, some of the philosophical passages went on a bit long and I'm afraid that a skipped over some of them.


Taylors Eye Witness Digital Fork Thermometer
Taylors Eye Witness Digital Fork Thermometer
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too big, 12 Jan. 2014
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I gave this to my daughter at Christmas last year (2012) and it is still in the box - not even used as a carving fork. Other reviewers had said it was large but it still took me by surprise.


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