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The New Sylva: A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the Twenty-First Century
The New Sylva: A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the Twenty-First Century
by Gabriel Hemery
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 32.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but..., 11 Jun 2014
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Perhaps expectations were unreasonably high and the book was a little disappointing. Would have appreciated more of the very good illustrations.


Britain Against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory, 1793-1815
Britain Against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory, 1793-1815
by R. J. B. Knight
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.40

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative and readable, 3 Mar 2014
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Well written and the book gives the amount of factual detail that the title implies. A good addition to the other works that deal with the period.


Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% of Everything
Deep Sea and Foreign Going: Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Brings You 90% of Everything
by Rose George
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Marine transport from a different prospective, 11 Dec 2013
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This is a well written personal account taken from a "landlubbers" viewpoint. It rings true to those who have had sea-going experience.


Ravel's Bolero
Ravel's Bolero
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3.0 out of 5 stars Jaques Loussier's version of the Bolero, plus., 9 July 2012
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A good technical recording, but it might not please those listeners who are committed to the Bach variations. In my view it improves with familiarity. Certainly it was more agreable on the third and subsequent playing. However there is always a risk that if a recording fails to appeal on it's debut it may not be played again. I doubt that it will achieve the popularity of the earler Loussier recordings.


Robert Taylor's Battle of Britain: The Celebrated Paintings of WWII's Defining Moment
Robert Taylor's Battle of Britain: The Celebrated Paintings of WWII's Defining Moment
by Robert Taylor
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Illustrations of the Battle of Britain, 1 Dec 2010
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This book fully met expectations. The illustrations are excellent examples of Robert Taylor's work and the book is nicely bound and well presented. As a reference to this important period in our history the book is a valuable addition.


Hurricane: Victor of the Battle of Britain
Hurricane: Victor of the Battle of Britain
by Leo McKinstry
Edition: Hardcover

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A valuable addition to the analyses of the Battle of Britain, 3 Aug 2010
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The author really knows the aircraft he writes about. This book is complementary to his previous well researched publication of the 'Spitfire'.
Perhaps it is understandable that the 'Hurricane' should follow the 'Spitfire' because this is the general view. Few realise that the Hurricane was statistically the more successful of the two aircraft during the Battle of Britain, and had advantages over the Spitfire as the author stresses. Perhaps it was the development limitations in the subsequent period of the War that helped to endorse this rather biased image in the public mind.
This is a highly readable acount of the development of the aircraft and the people involved with the operations. It is essential reading for anyone who has even a mild interest in military history and particularly events in the Second World War.
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The Big Nowhere
The Big Nowhere
by James Ellroy
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars The Big Nowhere, 10 Nov 2009
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A lengthy thriller with a clever, but somewhat complicated plot. A knowledge of the geography of Los Angeles would be a great help from the start as would an understanding of the jargon and slang which is widely used throughout. Perseverance is rewarded by the conclusion. A good read, but not for those easily offended by language and detail.


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