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Elizabeth's Spy Master : Francis Walsingham and the secret war that saved England [ Spymaster ]
Elizabeth's Spy Master : Francis Walsingham and the secret war that saved England [ Spymaster ]
by Robert Hutchinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ BOOK., 23 May 2007
First - I wish I had the wit, skill and talent to have written this superb 'page turner', not a term you normaly use for a historical publication, but this is truly a winner, well to me anyway.

Its a good read, well written, great subject, should be made into a film.

The product of a good writer who knows how to entertain and inform, not a boring historical text book by some historical 'expert' who feels you should read without comment and agree, but a book that talks to you as a friend and keeps you needing to read more.


Essex: A History You Can See (Images of Wales S.)
Essex: A History You Can See (Images of Wales S.)
by Robert Hallmann
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.09

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT BOOK FOR YOUR CARS GLOVEBOX., 20 May 2007
If you think you 'know' Essex, think again and read this little gem. Its truly GREAT, the product of a good writer, who is a great photographer.

The text is full of information which is well written, and the photographs are SUPERB, shows what a quality film Hasselblad can do in these days of digital cameras.


The Lost Villages of England
The Lost Villages of England
by Leigh Driver
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very fine book - BUY IT., 20 May 2007
This is a very good book, the subject matter is of interest, it is well written and worth twice the price.

I could go on with praise but you would be better off ordering The Lost Villages of England by Leigh Driver, and enjoying it ..


Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy
Christopher Marlowe: Poet & Spy
by Park Honan
Edition: Paperback
Price: 25.82

8 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A writers views on a genius .., 20 May 2007
I read this book as something of a Marlowe fan, and this publication did not meet with my expectations, but maybe my oppion is at fault or I am not at ease with this writers style.

The story of Christopher Marlowes life should be vivid and exciting, Christopher comes over as a bore and tiresome, the writer looks for faults and errors in his subject and sings little praise of his talents and values.

The book is 'worthy' and a product of a bright mind but lacks the 'sparkle' of its subject.


The Cloudspotter's Guide
The Cloudspotter's Guide
by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Edition: Hardcover

26 of 62 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit up in the air and over hill if you ask me., 4 Sep 2006
I love clouds, and I like most books, but this is boring, and forgetable.

A book packed with waffle about very little, by the time you finish each chapter you cant remember the start and end up chucking the book away and just stare at the sky.


Mudlark
Mudlark
by John Sedden
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It maybe a Puffin, but its the best best book Ive ever read., 3 Sep 2006
This review is from: Mudlark (Paperback)
It maybe a Puffin, but its the best best book Ive ever read.

This may seem an overstatement but to be honest I truly loved this book. I am 59, born in Portsmouth and look apone the two main lads in the story as mates. The whole concept is superb, the only things that let it down are the terrible cover design and the 'blub'.

This work of art should be reprinted on parchment and bound in real leather with gold lettering.

A copy should be sent to every Police Force in the country and the book should replace all so called classics and be the ideal every author should strive for.

Well done John Sedden, your book is PERFECT.


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