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The Chisholms: A Novel of the Journey West
The Chisholms: A Novel of the Journey West
by Evan Hunter
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars and I like to think that in the style and compulsive page ..., 22 Aug 2014
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This is an altogether enthralling story of the adventures, misadventures, triumphs, mishaps and tragedies which befell a family from Virginia in the mid 1800s on their journey west by wagon to California. I am only sorry the book was not longer. I don't normally read Evan Hunter as an author under his own name, but I am a major fan and admirer of the work of his alter ego Ed McBain, and I like to think that in the style and compulsive page turning nature of "The Chisholms", Evan Hunter was not quite able to shut out Ed McBain. The stamp of both on a book such as this is a gem.


Send for Paul Temple Again!
Send for Paul Temple Again!
by Francis Durbridge
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.11

5.0 out of 5 stars A jolly good read, by Timothy!, 21 July 2014
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Paul Temple is probably much better known from his serialised adventures on the radio than through the novels which link to the radio plays. Nevertheless, the novels, such as this one, can be enjoyed and appreciated for themselves, and familiarity with the radio plays just adds to the reading enjoyment. Here is intrigue, murder, multiple suspects and denouements, all delivered in an atmosphere of social politeness and adherence to the proper etiquette that Jane Austen would not be unfamiliar with. A very good read indeed.


The Raid on the Transvaal by Dr. Jameson
The Raid on the Transvaal by Dr. Jameson
by P.E. Aston
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pivotal moment in South African history, 4 May 2014
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An venerable book in excellent condition, and contemporaneously written, which describes the events leading up to and culminating in this pivotal moment of pre-Boer War tension, and examines the aftermath for the protagonists.


Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
Jeeves and the Wedding Bells
by Sebastian Faulks
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 14.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely homage to PG Wodehouse, 15 Dec 2013
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This is a fine and funny Jeeves and Wooster romp by an author at the top of his game, who has faithfully maintained the classic Wodehousian traditions which make the pair's adventures so timeless. The reader, in the first person role of Bertie, manages to sound very like Richard Briers i thought, which added to the enjoyment of the work. If his Bertie was a tour de force, his Jeeves was slightly less so, yet still measured in just the right way. I found the ending, in which the strings are all so happily drawn together, quite emotional, and with one or two very satisfying twists, of which I am sure P G would approve.


The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister
The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister
by George R. R. Martin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 6.99

53 of 54 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't quite do what it says on the tin., 1 Dec 2013
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As a fan of Tyrion, and as one who has read all five of George R R Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire" publications, i expected rather more from a book with this title than a single quote per page, and mostly short quotes at that in a limited sample of his host of one-liners. In short, and with apologies, i couldn't help feeling that i had been taken advantage of.


Ordnance Survey Pack - Explorer Map 109 ~ Bodmin Moor plus scale ruler
Ordnance Survey Pack - Explorer Map 109 ~ Bodmin Moor plus scale ruler
by Ordnance Survey
Edition: Map

5.0 out of 5 stars A first class companion to The Cornish Hinterland., 1 Dec 2013
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The fact that this is an Ordnance Survey map is recomendation enough, even sight unseen. These maps are essential guides for those who are new to Cornwall, as well as those who know the county well.


Amber Sterling Silver Drop Classic Pendant
Amber Sterling Silver Drop Classic Pendant
Offered by Noda
Price: 60.00

5.0 out of 5 stars An elegant pendant, 1 Dec 2013
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I am very pleased with the appearance and style of this excellent pendant, and appreciate thewarmth and depth of colour and the lovely finish.


Octopussy & The Living Daylights and Other Stories
Octopussy & The Living Daylights and Other Stories
by Ian Fleming
Edition: Audio CD

5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing and exciting stories, 1 Oct 2013
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This collection of Ian Fleming's "long" short stories involving James Bond, make excellent listening, brought alive by Tom Hiddlestone's first class reading. James Bond tends to feature for so many people much more in the cinema than in their original literary form, and it is only by reading Fleming's work, or in this case listening to someone else read it, that you realise how good the writing is.


Sterling Silver Quartz Blue Labradorite Original Stone Pendant 925 Silver Pendant Solid Sterling Silver Pendant
Sterling Silver Quartz Blue Labradorite Original Stone Pendant 925 Silver Pendant Solid Sterling Silver Pendant

5.0 out of 5 stars A good product in itself, 1 Oct 2013
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I am very happy withthis pendant as such, and glad to have it, hence I give it Five stars. The downside of it all was that the supplier charged me extremely excessive postage, and trying to sort it out into what was fair rather soured the purchase for me.


Sanders & Bones-The African Adventures: 2-The River of Stars & Bosambo of the River
Sanders & Bones-The African Adventures: 2-The River of Stars & Bosambo of the River
by Edgar Wallace
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Entertaining, 1 Oct 2013
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The Sanders series of novels by Edgar Wallace are among his best, very well written, fast moving, full of humour and well drawn characters, and all with a pleasing sense of humanity and insight.


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