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Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England
Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England
by Thomas Penn
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars A history that reads like a novel - just a great page turner, 11 Mar 2013
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This is a well-researched and grippingly well-written life history of a complex man. His relationships with family and in-laws, advisors and enemies; his political dealings with the dynasties of the day; his manipulation of the great merchants; his meticulous gathering and recording of every penny he could bring to his exchequer - all these facets of his character emerge as one comprehensive whole. We meet the whole man.

This is one of those very rare books you start to read because you are interested in the subject and find yourself still reading at 3 in the morning because the narrative is so engrossing.

Anybody interested in this era of history will want to add this to their library.


Karcher WV50 Window Cleaning Vacuum With FREE Detergent Capsules
Karcher WV50 Window Cleaning Vacuum With FREE Detergent Capsules
Offered by Alex Shanks Ltd
Price: 51.05

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant !, 8 Feb 2013
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It was bought as a gift for a daughter and her husband, who live in an ultra-modern steel and glass house.

A few days after giving it my daughter phoned to say thank you. 'And does Mark approve?' 'Oh yes. He started using it the day we got it, and he's been singing 'I can see clearly now the Karcher's come' ever since.

Does the job AND increases domestic happiness. Beat that !


How to Make an Ebook Cover: For Non-Designers
How to Make an Ebook Cover: For Non-Designers
Price: 1.90

4.0 out of 5 stars As everybody says - It Does What It Say On The Tin!, 8 Feb 2013
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Simple and to the point. There are lots of titles on this same subject and I've bought several of them. This is one of the better ones/


The Church of Fear: Inside The Weird World of Scientology
The Church of Fear: Inside The Weird World of Scientology
Price: 4.19

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting facts, poor presentation, 8 Feb 2013
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The problem for me is - the book reads like a hastily put together version of interview and research note-books. John Sweeney is investigating a powerful and (apparently) vindictive - not to say completely dotty - organisation. Accordingly, I didn't buy this book expecting great literature, but in reasonable expectation of a strong cohesive journalistic style. The author displays focus, attention to detail, persistence and courage - but I thought that the presentation made it hard to read. I finished because I wanted to see what the author had learned, not because he took me with him.


Charles Jacobs Computer / Office Desk Chair In Black Pu Leather
Charles Jacobs Computer / Office Desk Chair In Black Pu Leather
Offered by Mk-trading
Price: 65.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charles Jacob Office chair, 13 Oct 2012
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This was a good buy! 1) The chair arrived earlier that estimated - a good start. 2) It was easy to put together. Clear instructions that even a DIY beginner would have no problem with. And, most important 3) its comfortable. My experience is good value plus good service. When and if I need another operator chair would I go to this supplier again? Yes!


Novel and Short Story Writer's Market 2012 (Novel & Short Story Writer's Market)
Novel and Short Story Writer's Market 2012 (Novel & Short Story Writer's Market)
by Adria Haley
Edition: Paperback
Price: 18.20

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for UK users ..., 6 July 2012
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Maybe I missed sosmething, but nothing I saw warned me that this is intended for a US readership. If you're in the UK, and not looking to penetrate the US market, keep you wallet in your pocket!


English Heritage Book of Anglo-Saxon England
English Heritage Book of Anglo-Saxon England
by Martin G. Welch
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good, simple overview, 6 July 2012
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This book covers the first 300 years of the Anglo-Saxon period. Its a highly readable mix of hard fact with easy presentation and excellent illustration. The grouping of subjects into easily grasped headings - Family, Home and Neighborhood, Work etc - helps to draw the reader in, even readers with little or no previous knowledge of the period. Sally Crawford the academic and archeologist does not impose herself between the reader and the subject, just opens a fascinating window and then invites us to look through it. Do I recommend it - yes I certainly do (and Anglo-Saxon history is my greatest interest)!


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