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Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town
Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town
by Mary Beard
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars What a joy to read and so informative, 15 July 2014
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What a joy to read and so informative. I'm not sure what gives me the most pleasure - watching and listening to Mary Beard on TV or reading her books. And to cap it all, her wonderful sense of humour. I think, like Japan, she should be considered a National Treasure!


Michelangelo: His Epic Life
Michelangelo: His Epic Life
by Martin Gayford
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.40

5.0 out of 5 stars brillliant!, 5 Jun 2014
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What a magical book! Surely no one can ever write about Michalangelo's life
after this book. I find it hard to express the pleasure it has given me.
And will give me in the future - I will most certainly read it again.


Russian Fairy Tales (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)
Russian Fairy Tales (Everyman's Library Children's Classics)
by Gillian Avery
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 7.69

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The exquisite Bibilin illustrations., 16 April 2013
I agree with everything M. Lawton says about Bilibin. The only way to get fairly good prints
of his work is to order them from Russia, which Waterstone's Russian dept. can help with.
I think he outshines many of the illustrators of his time, Russian and otherwise.
I have some fairy tales from Russia with his illustrations which are superb - perfect paper, perfect print.


Who Do That Poo? An Oliver Owl Illustrated, Rhyming Mystery for Children (Oliver Owl Illustrated Rhyming Mystery Series for Children Book 1)
Who Do That Poo? An Oliver Owl Illustrated, Rhyming Mystery for Children (Oliver Owl Illustrated Rhyming Mystery Series for Children Book 1)
Price: 2.05

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rip-off, 16 Mar 2013
Oh come on! Don't you reviewers read other childrens' books? This one is a copy of "The little mole that knew it was none of his business" - which, by the way, is brilliant. Even the title "Who do that Poo?" confirms that it's a steal.
As it is said: If you can get away with it, why not do it!
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The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
The Mysteries of Harris Burdick
by Chris Van Allsburg
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.24

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars depressive, 18 Dec 2011
I find this book quite depressive. "The perfect book for stimulating children's creative writing..." it says on the blurb. Really? Perhaps a few gifted children. Try and show this to a child under ten and they'll reach for another book. I love the idea, and the beautifully drawn black and white illustrations But would not colours have given so much more? Colours have their own language, which is lacking here. The book is a superb book for adults - why bring children into it, just because it's in a picture book format?


Codex Seraphinianus
Codex Seraphinianus
by Luigi Serafini
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a fabulous book to peruse., 6 Dec 2010
This review is from: Codex Seraphinianus (Hardcover)
The illustrations are brilliant, weird and wonderful. The text - a code - is, as far as I can see, nonsense.
The same "words" are repeated much too often for it to make any sense, but the calligraphy is great! Even the paper
is special and at 96 dollars I consider it an absolute bargain. A book to have.


The Boy Who Didn't Want to Save the World (Blart)
The Boy Who Didn't Want to Save the World (Blart)
by Dominic Barker
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.25

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars self-centred brat, 21 Feb 2006
Blart is the most stupid, egoistic, obnoxious brat I have read about since reading about Peter Pan. The story is great fun, and the humour bubbles. Though its has been written about many times before - a nobody the saves the world: i.e: The Master, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars etc.
Blart really is an annoying character, and that obviously is the author's intention. Though were he to write another book about our hero - I would certainly avoid it.


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