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Silverline 456956 Jump Leads Heavy Duty 600A max 3.6m
Silverline 456956 Jump Leads Heavy Duty 600A max 3.6m
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4.0 out of 5 stars A bit too heavy., 3 Feb. 2013
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The reviews of the lighter products suggested they would not do, but for a domestic vehicle these seems like industrial strength, fortunately I have not had to use them yet!!


Sandstorm
Sandstorm
by Lindsey Hilsum
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent introduction to Libya, 3 Feb. 2013
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A Channel 4 TV journalist who has written a genuinely accessible overview of the revolution in this key country, compelling and insightful but also reporting of the highest kind, not sensational or evasive. Greatly strengthened by being written by a woman in a very male revolution without in any way being from a 'woman's point of view'. Rather, the author's gender helps give her account a way of being thoroughly human.


Maximum Republic
Maximum Republic
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soft republicanism in the sense of 'soft power', 3 Feb. 2013
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A good attempt to get people to think, the precondition for becoming truely human Dan Hind is one of England's very best public writers


Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire
by Judith Herrin
Edition: Hardcover

20 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sailing to Byzantium, 28 Sept. 2007
Philip Pullman - of Dark Materials - has just written to me about Byzantium, the Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire, saying:

"This most intriguing of empires is depicted so vividly and so clearly - not only by means of the author's arrangement of subject-based chapters, but also because of her deep scholarship and unobtrusive style - that it's the best introduction to Byzantine history I've seen. I can say with absolute certainty that I shall steal from it several times."

Happy declaration of interest: Philip wrote to me because I live with the author. He gave permission for his words to be used. He does not know and hasn't met Judith - yet!


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