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Blackboard Blunders: Spelling Slip-ups and Homework Howlers
Blackboard Blunders: Spelling Slip-ups and Homework Howlers
by Richard Benson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 4.49

5.0 out of 5 stars aaah dear little angels, 7 July 2012
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This book is funny and in some cases hilarious - I hope all the entries are real ie not made up by an adult but, having just laughed a lot at one of my teenage daughters schoolbooks with her from when she was seven years old, I feel the book could well be authentic.


Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom
Shakespeare's Lost Kingdom
by Charles Beauclerk
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.88

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beauclerc's lost kingdom (Amazon book), 7 July 2012
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I have read a lot of 'chunks' of this book and it is, to me, fascinating. Part of the best 'whodunnit' imaginable. The works of Shakespeare really are illuminated in many ways by linking them (whether erroneously or not) to the life of Edward Earl of Oxford and his world where, apparently, incest,rape, murder of rivals (even if they are ones own close family), were everyday occurences in the battles for wealth and power.

The book is not heavy on material proofs for the theory that Edward was one of a few illegitimate offspring of The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth the First but it is very convincing in its use of circumstances, the plays and sonnets, psychology and intuition even to convince the reader. There are other more fact-filled books on this topic and some come to the same conclusions.

It has to be kept in mind of course that the author is a descendant of Edward de Vere (and apparently Nell Gwynn) and so might have a very good reason for wanting to save the reputation of his ancestors (he has also written a book on the life of Gwynn) as any credit for them shines on him too etc. Even so, the book is detailed, written intelligently and should keep you enthralled until the end. Whether or not you agree that Edward Earl of Oxford was Shakespeare, his life story is a great read and a shocking insight into the super spun regime of the Tudors.


More To Life Than Shoes: How to Kick-start Your Career and Change Your Life
More To Life Than Shoes: How to Kick-start Your Career and Change Your Life
by Nadia Finer
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars change your shoes...(!), 26 Feb 2012
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I have not read all of this book and the format of it allows for dipping in and still getting something of use I feel. The tone is lighthearted but not frivolous I find because the information and ideas are so far genuinely helpful. The authors seem wise,reassuring and non-judgemental and, although I have nothing against American self-help books which can be great, I was surprised to see such a work form two English women. So often this positive stuff seems to have to come out of America. Not patronising or expecting perfection nor advocating any affirmations or such (again fine when done properly) but just things to do that could help written in a chatty sometimes amusing way.


Der Mann, der Shakespeare erfand: Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford
Der Mann, der Shakespeare erfand: Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford
by Kurt Kreiler
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 22.01

3.0 out of 5 stars help, 26 Feb 2012
I have not read the book so this is not a review but a plea to translate it into English so that I CAN read it - I like looking at the various pieces of 'evidence' regarding who Shakespeare was..... Perhaps there is already an English version? Or maybe a German reader could let me know if it is any good?
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