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The Urb An Cook: Because No One Needs Government Assistance
The Urb An Cook: Because No One Needs Government Assistance
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I want my money back., 19 July 2014
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This does not download as a readable book onto an older kindle. You get the front cover, a page with line drawings on how to make a lettuce sandwich and some précis of other downloadable stuff that appear to have no relevance to the title of the book.
Don't waste your time or money.
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Churchill's Secret Enemy
Churchill's Secret Enemy
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Appallingly badly edited on Kindle., 3 Jun 2014
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I hope the "book" version of this doesn't suffer from the appalling editing, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors, which abound in the part, (possibly only part that I will read) of the Kindle version.
The Author makes much of his intensive research and new information, then tells us that much more is still unavailable due to security rules. So why write the book now?
I had never heard of the man the author claims as Churchills secret enemy, which is why I bought the kindlebook.
Churchill had as many, if not more detractors at various times than he had allies and friends, in all aspect of his political and private life.
What I have read, has been repetitive and apart from naming Joseph Ball seems to offer little new insight into the life and times of Churchill
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The Provincial Lady - The Complete Series
The Provincial Lady - The Complete Series
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book if your into this sort of thing., 30 May 2014
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I have a very battered paperback version of this book, which is much used. Mainly because it a pick up and putdownable book which loses nothing in between readings.
Humorous and ironic in almost equal measures, its description of the life and attitudes of the times makes me wonder about the inverted snobbery of today.
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Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies
Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No revelations of the real down and dirty of the inhabitants ., 30 May 2014
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I admit I enjoyed the book. However it is mostly to do with the decorating of the white house by successive first ladies.
J B West seemed to like everyone, almost, but where there where differences of opinion he opts out.
As with all memoirs hindsight often throws a different perspective onto the subject.
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The Heart Needs No Words-The adoption story of a teen with cancer
The Heart Needs No Words-The adoption story of a teen with cancer
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3.0 out of 5 stars Devout Christian saving the world one ill or deprived child at a time., 29 April 2014
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Whilst I am sure Mrs Locke truly believes in what she is doing and feels guided by god, elements of this story made me wince.
Specifically when she says that her eldest son is into minimalism, possibly because he had had to change rooms so many times to accommodate foster children, sick and dying friends , not to mention ailing and elderly grand parents, that he has kept his personal belongings to a minimum so it doesn't take long to move!
She may be a loving and caring wife, mother and friend, but she appears to spend little time supporting her" home made" children within the confines of this book.
It was repetitive at times re family and events such as holidays.
Taking on a terminally ill child in America is either brave or foolhardy given the cost of care, I err towards the latter view.
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Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors
by Hugo Vickers
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Re hash of information ., 6 April 2014
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This review is from: Behind Closed Doors (Paperback)
Does Hugo Vickers like anybody?
Whilst he alleges sympathy and empathy toward the late Duchess of Windsor in his introduction it isn't evident in his treatment of her or the Duke in this book.
Had hoped that it would balance out the self serving rubbish written by Michael Bloch whilst he was under the influence of Maitre Blumm, for whatever reasons. I own several books on this subject and have read several others and frankly everyone has an axe to grind about some other writer or informant.
No one will ever no the real truth about the abdication because so many people had so much to lose for the real truth to be told.
What cannot be denied is that following her husbands death the Duchess of Windsor was badly served by the very people who professed to be taking care of her.
Lawyer Blumm was a nasty piece of work with her own now apparent agenda, keeping the Windsors fortune, property and other assets within her control, so that they could be dispersed in France on her death which was not what the Duke intended.
Granted the French had been good to the Windsors, but to manipulate a dementing person, the way it appears to have been done, shows nothing but contempt and lack of compassion on the part of Mrs Blumm.
This begs the question of who was controlling her?
The French government who felt they had recompense due? Or just a greedy woman with no compassion?
I believe Michael Bloch was born in England, I am ashamed that he is a countryman of mine. Doubt he has the grace to be ashamed of his actions toward the Duchess in her lifetime or his publishings re her after her death.
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The Science Magpie: A Miscellany of Paradoxes, Explications, Lists, Lives and Ephemera from the Wonderful World of Science (Icon Magpie)
The Science Magpie: A Miscellany of Paradoxes, Explications, Lists, Lives and Ephemera from the Wonderful World of Science (Icon Magpie)
Price: 4.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wish science had been taught like this when I went to school., 6 April 2014
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Enjoyed the variety of sciences discussed and the idiosyncratic style of the write.
I defy anyone not to hum Modern Major General if they know it, to the chemical table, it works! Great reminder of. stuff we should remember, but usually don't. Along with great anecdotes and information about scientific history and innovation all in all a fun read
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The Soul of Indiscretion: Tom Driberg, Poet, Philanderer, Legislator and Outlaw - His Life and Indiscretions
The Soul of Indiscretion: Tom Driberg, Poet, Philanderer, Legislator and Outlaw - His Life and Indiscretions
by Francis Wheen
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.99

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3.0 out of 5 stars Wish I hadnt read other reviews before I bought this., 6 April 2014
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I bought this biography because I thought it was a link to other books I had waiting to read/ was reading. The bibliography of them featured several quotes or bon mots of Mr Driberg.
Regardless of your political beliefs and however much the authors reviewers say he liked his subject, there is little he could do to get away from the fact that Driberg was a thoroughly dislikeable man in many ways.
His sexual orientation, whilst relevant in view of his time, seemed to take far too prominent a place in the narrative. However I suppose without the homosexual encounters, narrow escapes etc the book would have been a great deal shorter, which might not have been a bad thing.
If some one who likes you writes a book like this wow! Where is the definitive Driberg book?
It isn't his own flawed memoirs, Ive read them, hoped this book would be more objective. It wasnt.
To Summarise, a thoroughly unpleasant malicious man who used and abused many of his acquaintances, friends and lets not ignore his poor wife.
First published in the 1990s it must have rattled some cages then. With some of his protagonists still alive, glad there was probably some restraint due to libel/ legal threat., Time having passed it merely points out what a true bigot a professed smells and bells Christian can be regardless of which side of the doctrinal fence they sit. When they are able to reconcile malice afore thought by going to church in the hope of life eternal, Im glad Im not a Christian.
One final thought,he was a lousy M.P
Hope hes turning in his grave about women Bishops.


Home Style Indian Cooking In A Jiffy (How To Cook Everything In A Jiffy Book 2)
Home Style Indian Cooking In A Jiffy (How To Cook Everything In A Jiffy Book 2)
Price: 2.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Havent got to any recipes yet., 5 April 2014
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Another case of hate the Kindle format. Doubt the Hard or Paperback come with the instructions to proceed to next page at the end of each page and why would they need too Its sooo irritating.
Please sort the layout/composition of books out sensibly on Kindle. However cheaply they are sold they should be fit for purpose.
This applies to several recent Kindle purchases besides Cookery books.
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Fifty Years in Polygamy: Big Secrets and Little White Lies
Fifty Years in Polygamy: Big Secrets and Little White Lies
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not my usual reading gendre., 22 Mar 2014
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Bought this by pressing the wrong button and not correcting it in time. Hate all the plethora of "kiss and tell abuse/incest" books that seem to rate so highly in the rankings, having worked with the reality.
Whilst I am sorry about and sad for any victims, I hope they find some sort of catharsis, peace, hope or value in their lives having shared it with the world at large.
The theme of this book is one of acceptance of polygamy as one of the requirements of a particular religion/creed, which is passed down through the generations, regardless of "modern life".
Honestly told with some humour.
What has been done over time and in the present day in the name of religion or cultural belief whatever the faith or creed leads me to believe that we have learnt nothing about supporting those who are being or have been abused in the name of religion or culture. Wherever they may live, in the so called "free world".
How sad is that?
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