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Bale Out!: Escaping Occupied France with the Resistance
Bale Out!: Escaping Occupied France with the Resistance
by Alfie Martin
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Belfast RAF man made the home run, 21 April 2013
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The only account of a man from Belfast, Alfie Martin, to return from being shot down over France during the second World war. Of special interest is a photograph of Florintino, the guide who had helped many escapees to cross the Pyrenees from occupied France into Spain from where they could go to Gibraltar to be re-patriated It must have been a fearful experience.
Jim Holland


Clochemerle
Clochemerle
by Gabriel Chevallier
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny allegory of war, 5 April 2013
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Very funny, but shows an allegory of the madness of war. Al caused by efforts to provide a urinal near the church


Kindle Fire HD 7", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers [Previous Generation]
Kindle Fire HD 7", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers [Previous Generation]

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not what it says on the label, 1 Mar 2013
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It had been highly recommended yet in spite of using the first kindle, and an android it did not come up to my expectations. This may be because I'm 80 years old. I used it mainly to read and in spite of changing the font, I still had to wear glasses. font 7 /8 did not suit. Also it was too sensitive to my touch and skipped pages all too quickly. I have used an android and ipad and I was surprised that both of these a\re easier to use. I still use the kindle app which is the best so far, except for the ipad version of The Wasteland
My 10 year old grandson loves Kindle fire


The Paris Wife
The Paris Wife
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Paris wife, 13 Feb 2013
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Read to get a glimpse of the life of Hemingway, but for this it is better as the book goes on. The earlier part with it's attempt to re-create the dialogue fails It would have been better if it had been a straight biography


Escali 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush
Escali 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush
Offered by Stamford Hill Supply
Price: £12.95

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3.0 out of 5 stars Escali Pure Badger Shaving Brush, 13 Feb 2013
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As a brush effective, but I wonder about the provenance of the hair, were badgers sought and killed for the purpose of making this brush? And in what way were they killed.


Après Toi (Live aus der St. Michaeliskirche)
Après Toi (Live aus der St. Michaeliskirche)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Après Toi, 13 Feb 2013
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The English version, the lyrics, are even more endearing..Its appeal has lasted 40 years.Good to hear the French version of "Come what may" which has more promise of continuing love than the French version which suggests that the affair is over.


Crome Yellow
Crome Yellow

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Source for "The Wasteland" and "Animal Farm"?, 14 Jan 2013
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I considered that when TS Eliot transcribed an episode from this novel to his complex poem "The Wasteland" it must contain something of interest.. The early chapters are indeed hilarious and his parody of the philosopher Bertrand Russell are interesting, but his satire does not approach Orwell's. However, it occurred to me that there were sections of this novel that may have prompted Orwell to write "Animal Farm"
Jim Holland


The Masterpieces of Guy de Maupassant. Volume 2. Une Vie or The History of a Heart and Other Stories
The Masterpieces of Guy de Maupassant. Volume 2. Une Vie or The History of a Heart and Other Stories
by Guy de Maupassant
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 4 Jun 2009
This volume of Guy de Maupassant's was in prestine condition and reflected all the promises made in the catalogue.


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