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This is Your War: Home Front Propaganda in the Second World War
This is Your War: Home Front Propaganda in the Second World War
by Public Record Office
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and informative read, 29 Mar 2013
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I found this book very enlightening and an interesting read. A bit too academic at times though, but still worthwhile. It is amazing just what type of propaganda was being fed to the British public during World War II - and what's more we believed it all.


Bronnley RHS Floral Shower Collection Rose/ Hibiscus and Peony Shower Gel 3x100ml
Bronnley RHS Floral Shower Collection Rose/ Hibiscus and Peony Shower Gel 3x100ml
Offered by Direct Cosmetics
Price: £12.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection, 29 Mar 2013
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Bought these to share with my daughter when we go on holiday-they are an ideal size. All the shower gels smell gorgeous and I look forward to using them. Bronnley is a well known brand and quality is usually excellent.


Kipling Unisex Adult Yelina B Large Wallet Warm Grey K15069828
Kipling Unisex Adult Yelina B Large Wallet Warm Grey K15069828

5.0 out of 5 stars Usual excellent quality, 29 Mar 2013
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Thank you Kipling - I already have the smaller wallet, but really needed something larger for all my bits and pieces. This fits the bill admirably. Quality is excellent. Plenty of pockets for money and cards. Hghly recommended.


The Day of the Lie (Father Anselm Novels)
The Day of the Lie (Father Anselm Novels)
by William Brodrick
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 20 Mar 2013
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'The Day of the Lie' was my first encounter with Father Anselm and I must admit I was somewhat disappointed. I thought that a novel about a lawyer turned monk written by a monk turned barrister turned author would be a pacier and less laborious read. The basic premise of the story was good, but I found myself getting bogged down as more and more, at times superfluous, detail, was thrust upon me. Father Anselm is asked by his old schoolfriend John, a journalist, whom he hasn't heard from for some time,to go to Warsaw to find out why he was imprisoned and then deported during one of the earlier uprisings there. Father Anselm is reluctant to take on this task at first but is persuaded by his superior to go. Anselm thinks this will only involve looking at some old files which will hold the answer to John's question. This proves not to be the case as Anselm finds himself getting more and more involved, uncovering information that will bring closure of a sort to Roza Mojeska who, as a young woman, had been a member of a clandestine resistance group in what was then Communist Poland. She has a secret which she is reluctant to share with anyone and has given up everything to protect the identity of the person known only as the Shoemaker. As Father Anselm digs even deeper into the documents the web becomes ever more tangled and the connection between Roza and John seems to grow. The finale to the story came as a surprise to me because it was far from the ending I had expected. I found it a difficult read, not because of the context or content, but because the author seemed to labour every point.


Agatha Raisin Hiss and Hers (Agatha Raisin 23)
Agatha Raisin Hiss and Hers (Agatha Raisin 23)
by M. C. Beaton
Edition: Audio CD

3.0 out of 5 stars Agatha Raisin just gets sillier, 16 Mar 2013
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This is a review based on the unabridged audio version read by Penelope Keith.

I was once a fan of the Agatha Raisin stories - but no longer. The stories have become so boring and repetitive, I think M C Beaton should put her out to grass or, better still, make sure she becomes the subject of an investigation by her own detective agency. Agatha Raisin is man mad, and this story is no exception. She has made so many mistakes over the years that if it was an exam she was sitting she would be bottom of the class. There are flashes of humour and occasionally whilst I was listening to the CDs I did begin to wonder who the villain would turn out to be. Penelope Keith is OK as the reader, but at times it is difficult to distinguish from her voice which character she is meant to be; and there are plenty of characters to choose from. The story hinges on Agatha's latest 'crush', George Marston, the local gardener, who is found upside down in a compost heap, killed by snakes. George, as Agatha discovers to her dismay, is something of a womaniser, but she decides to take on the case nevertheless. If, as the listener, you want a mindless helping of escapism, then I suppose this story is for you.


Animal Farm: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama
Animal Farm: A BBC Full-Cast Radio Drama
by George Orwell
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £10.78

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb reworking of the original - and great fun, 16 Mar 2013
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The BBC have excelled themselves once again! This 2CD set which was first broadcast in January 2013 is a superb reworking of George Orwell's original radio version first produced in 1947. This satirical offering is as fresh now as it was all those years ago. Animal Farm relies for its story on the Soviet Communist system which was more relevant then than it is now. Although much has changed since Animal Farm was first published and there has been a radical shift in world politics, we would do well to take heed of the warning the story contains. That aside, the production is fun to listen to and the 'sound' effects add to the sense of fun. But beware - all is not what it seems. On a farm somewhere in England, old Major the boar tells of his vision of a land where his fellow creatures are in charge owning the land and carrying out all the tasks associated with running a farm. Human beings are superfluous and because the other animals look up to him his dream does come true, and at first all the animals are truly equal. However, it is the pigs who put the cat among the pigeons when they start to educate themselves. It doesn't take them long to work out how to become more powerful themselves to the detriment of the other animals, and unlike a fairy story they do not live happily ever after. If, as the listener, you prefer not to think too deeply about the meaning of the satire - then just enjoy it for its sheer entertainment value.


Kitchen Devils Lifestyle 4.5 Kitchen Knife 302424
Kitchen Devils Lifestyle 4.5 Kitchen Knife 302424
Offered by Everyday Electrics
Price: £4.23

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality, 2 Mar 2013
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Have been a fan of Kitchen Devils knives for many years. This was a replacement for one which had done great service for about 12 years. Thoroughly recommend.


Kipling Women's Erasto Large Shoulder Bag Warm Grey K13543828
Kipling Women's Erasto Large Shoulder Bag Warm Grey K13543828

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Kipling quality, 2 Mar 2013
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I can honestly say I have really fallen in love with Kipling! The bags are such good quality (if a little pricey). Although bargains are to be had on Amazon if you are not too fussy about the colour. This will make the ideal weekend or short break away bag. Bags of room and plenty of pockets.,


Wartime Cookbook: Food and Recipes from the Second World War, 1939-45
Wartime Cookbook: Food and Recipes from the Second World War, 1939-45
by Anne
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great aid for children learning about the Second World War, 24 Feb 2013
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An easy and interesting read, especially for primary school children. Plenty of illustrations as well as some recipes for them to try.


Feeding the Family in War-Time Based on the New Knowledge of Nutrition
Feeding the Family in War-Time Based on the New Knowledge of Nutrition
by Doris Grant
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating!!, 24 Feb 2013
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A little bit 'preachy' in its tone, but fascinating none the less. More of a handbook than a recipe book, although recipes are included. Great reference book for anyone interested in how housewives and mothers were 'invited' to feed their families during the Second World War. The sub-title to the book states it is 'Based on the New Knowledge of Nutrition', and some of the ideas may seem a little strange now.


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