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Guitar Classics: In the Italian Tradition
Guitar Classics: In the Italian Tradition
Price: £20.66

5.0 out of 5 stars well worth buying - & from this seller, 9 July 2015
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great music expertly played. item sent quickly


The Venice Project
The Venice Project
by Philip Gwynne Jones
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfetto, 18 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: The Venice Project (Paperback)
If, like me, you are a Venetophile who is frustrated by being obliged, through circumstance, to being able to spend no more than a few weeks (or even days) each year in Venice, you will love this modest-looking account of 2 Brits having the courage & stamina to set up a permanent home in La Serenissima. It is exceedingly well written and as informative as it is funny. It is such good value for money that I hope it succeeds in terms of sales - it really ought to do so. Grazie mille all round.


Death in Florence (Inspector Bordelli)
Death in Florence (Inspector Bordelli)
by Marco Vichi
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gripping stuff!, 17 Aug. 2013
If, like me, you have enjoyed the first 3 Bordelli books then you will love this, the latest & longest in the series. I do not want to spoil the plot for others but I can safely say that the action takes place shortly before, during & immediately after the disastrous floods in Florence on 4th November 1966. The characteristion of the Inspector is well developed &, however unorthodox his methods, he remains (& becomes even more than before) an entirely likeable & credible person - & much the same goes for the other main players like Rosa, Ennio. Totò & Piras. Without revealing the ending I can say that I hope (& believe) that Marco Vichi has left himself with enough loose ends to enable at least one further book - & hopefully many more.


The Collini Case
The Collini Case
by Ferdinand von Schirach
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars must read, 17 July 2013
This review is from: The Collini Case (Hardcover)
An extraordinary, very well written story which, for various reasons, falls into the 'must read' category. It can, and should if possible, be read in a single, unbroken session. It will take you a long time to get it out of your head afterwards.


Terror's Reach
Terror's Reach
by Tom Bale
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars less than credible, 14 Oct. 2012
This review is from: Terror's Reach (Paperback)
despite a multiplicity odfcharacters (which in itself is confusing) the plot is less than credible & such that I could not be bothered to finish the book.


Flesh and Blood
Flesh and Blood
by (Fiction writer) Mark Peterson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars excellent debut, 17 Sept. 2012
This review is from: Flesh and Blood (Paperback)
Gritty, authentic & fast moving. To be read in as few sittings as possible. I just hope that the author has not shot his bolt & that the follow-up is as good in terms of plot & local knowledge.


Kiss Me Quick
Kiss Me Quick
by (Crime fiction writer) Danny Miller
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a bit of a curate's egg, 1 July 2012
This review is from: Kiss Me Quick (Paperback)
The first and final thirds of the book are very good over all but it loses its way so much in the middle that I almost gave up the struggle. I am glad that I did persevere since the last few chapters are excellent.


City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire
City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire
by Roger Crowley
Edition: Hardcover

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars pettirosso, 7 Sept. 2011
This is the first Roger Crowley book that I have read. I bought the book because I am an unashamed Venetophile. The book is absolutely brilliant - as readable and well written as it is meticulously researched. A 'must' for every lover of Venice and its history.


Death in August (Inspector Bordelli)
Death in August (Inspector Bordelli)
by Marco Vichi
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a thumping good read, 28 July 2011
The 1 & 2 star reviews of this book are so wide of the mark that they should not be treated as fair to this delightful book. The language (at any rate in the excellent translation) exudes the oppressive heat of Florence in August. The book easily lives up to its expressive cover. Comparisons can be made between Bordelli on the one hand & Brunetti & Montalbano on the other but he is different from both of them - just as good, no better & no worse. This is the first of what hopefully will be a successful and entertaining series. I can hardly wait for the second book next year.


The Whisperer
The Whisperer
by Donato Carrisi
Edition: Paperback

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb, 25 July 2010
This review is from: The Whisperer (Paperback)
This book is everything that the previous review says it is not & vice versa. If you come to read the book with an open mind, without any preconceptions that you are not going to like it, you will be captivated by it. I have rarely known a story with more unexpected twists & turns. It sends shivers up your spine. A modern masterpiece.


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