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Cops and Robbers (Picture Puffin)
Cops and Robbers (Picture Puffin)
by Allan Ahlberg
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Cop this!, 21 April 2014
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Wonderful drawings to accompany witty verse account of a family of robbers. Perfect for reading to your five year-old or Granny.


History of the Russian Revolution
History of the Russian Revolution
by Leon Trotsky
Edition: Paperback
Price: £22.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Revolution, 21 April 2014
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There have been many books written about revolution, not least that which took place in Russia, but none by anyone who played a defining role in such an historic event.

The exception is Leon Trotsky whose magisterial account of the Bolshevik revolution is unsurpassed for historical detail, political and psychological insights, passion and sheer drama.

This is a truly remarkable book - whatever your political persuasion. If you are interested in modern history or the way real politics operate on a global scale then this is an absolute 'must buy' for you.


Wordsworth Classics 10 Book Boxset
Wordsworth Classics 10 Book Boxset
by VARIOUS
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.77

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Library Kickstart, 17 April 2014
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It's always difficult to select a set of ten 'representative' books but this is a good attempt by the people at Wordsworth Classics.

I might have chosen a better example of Dickens' work than 'Hard Times' but there are other goodies here - Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe', Thomas Hardy, Oscar Wilde, Conan Doyle, Jane Austin, Emily Bronte, Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein', William Shakespeare (not sure how he crept in!) and for American readers there is F.Scot Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby'.

This is the sort of inexpensive box-set of 'classic' novels you might get Granny to buy some teenage who has yet to discover the intense pleasures of real fiction.


Farrow & Ball: Decorating with Colour - Interiors from an iconic heritage brand certain to inspire creativity in all home decorators
Farrow & Ball: Decorating with Colour - Interiors from an iconic heritage brand certain to inspire creativity in all home decorators
by Ros Byam Shaw
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.75

4.0 out of 5 stars The best colouring book you will ever need, 17 April 2014
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Stylish, elegant, informative, beautifully illustrated - now go and buy the paint, some new brushes and redecorate your house. I did!


The Night Porter [1973] [DVD]
The Night Porter [1973] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dirk Bogarde
Offered by Digizoneuk
Price: £13.46

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The strangest love story you are ever likely to encounter!, 17 April 2014
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This is a contemporary classic and probably the best film Dirk Bogarde ever made.

Liliana Cavani's dark, brooding account of the sexual relationship between an ex-SS guard and one of his captives makes for uncomfortable viewing at times but is riveting cinema. The performance by a twenty-year-old Charlotte Rampling is sensational. The music - yet another masterly aspect of this remarkable film - will haunt you for ever.

Buy it! Now!


Gaudete (Faber Poetry)
Gaudete (Faber Poetry)
by Ted Hughes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Village Goings On!, 17 April 2014
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This review is from: Gaudete (Faber Poetry) (Paperback)
This is a long poem, originally intended as a screen-play I think.

It tells the strange story of the vicar of a country village that is replaced by a 'changeling' and thereafter seduces all the women of the village - with dire consequences. In the Hughes' canon it is something of an oddity but hugely readable and full of the sharp description and emotional depth that characterizes much of Hughes' work.


Palace Walk: Cairo Trilogy 1 (The Cairo Trilogy, Vol. 1)
Palace Walk: Cairo Trilogy 1 (The Cairo Trilogy, Vol. 1)
by Naguib Mahfouz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Mahfouz's Masterpiece, 17 April 2014
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The Cairo Trilogy is the fictional account of an Egyptian family across three generations. The character of the father and his timid yet hugely resourceful wife is masterly, as is the growing awareness of the children of this Muslim family. Mahfouz was the first Arab to win the Nobel Prize for Literature - and rightly so, This is a contemporary masterpiece.


Stalin's Nemesis: The Exile and Murder of Leon Trotsky
Stalin's Nemesis: The Exile and Murder of Leon Trotsky
by Bertrand Patenaude
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Murder Most Foul, 17 April 2014
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This is a finely crafted account of the assassination in Mexico of Leon Trotsky by a hired killer in the pay of Stalin's secret police. The complicated events leading up to the murder are meticulously describe in a style that is both authoritative and readable. Fine historical scholarship aligned with a a real sense of the drama itself.


Seagate STBX500200 Expansion 500GB USB 3.0 portable 2.5 inch external hard drive - Black
Seagate STBX500200 Expansion 500GB USB 3.0 portable 2.5 inch external hard drive - Black
Offered by Ebuyer UK Limited
Price: £42.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Bigger, Better....Safer!, 17 April 2014
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Reasonably priced and the only way to protect your data. This portable hard drive is one of the best on the market. Get one... and breather easier.


US BRASS EASTWOOD Ankle Harness/Gusset Cowboy Boots TAN PU size 10
US BRASS EASTWOOD Ankle Harness/Gusset Cowboy Boots TAN PU size 10
Offered by Shoesbyclaire
Price: £22.74

4.0 out of 5 stars Boot Camp, 14 April 2014
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Slim, elegant man's Cuban heel boot at a very reasonable price - what more could a girl ask for for her man?


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