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Five Lectures on Reincarnation
Five Lectures on Reincarnation
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Irrespective of your beliefs..., 17 July 2013
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As the title suggests, the lectures give an insight into the theory of reincarnation. Irrespective of whether or not you believe in reincarnation, the lectures are an interesting read.


The Spectator
The Spectator
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great content - poor reading experience, 17 July 2013
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Magazines have some way to go before e-publication can compete with the visual/tactile experience of print. I continue to buy the Spectator, but in hard copy.


Short Stories 1895-1926: v. 1
Short Stories 1895-1926: v. 1
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overpriced., 17 July 2013
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The fact that I gave this four stars is no reflection on the work - everyone should read everything Walter de la Mare ever wrote, but the collection is over-priced for an ebook.


Henry Brocken His Travels and Adventures in the Rich, Strange, Scarce-Imaginable Regions of Romance
Henry Brocken His Travels and Adventures in the Rich, Strange, Scarce-Imaginable Regions of Romance

5.0 out of 5 stars A classic, 17 July 2013
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Worth adding to your collection, though you will find it combined with other works by Walter de la Mare for around the same price.


Delphi Complete Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Illustrated)
Delphi Complete Works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Illustrated)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the money, 17 July 2013
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Everything he wrote, including some things I didn't realise he wrote. His short stories are superb, and I was particularly fascinated by his views on the afterlife.


A Short Gentleman
A Short Gentleman
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 2 May 2012
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Well-written, extremely funny, and a novel I will probably re-read at some point. The narrator has a dry sense of humour, and is utterly believable. Buy it - you'll enjoy it.


Perfect-Binding, How To Make Professionally Made Books From Your Home
Perfect-Binding, How To Make Professionally Made Books From Your Home

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I felt cheated, 7 Nov 2011
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It is very unusual for me to post a negative review, and I am doing so now for no other reason than that this book devotes a few scant pages to the craft of perfect binding, and what there is by way of information is poor. To be frank, the author has padded the book with everything from the history of book binding, to a description of the different methods used in the binding of books; i.e. plastic comb binding, punch and bind, zip binding, thermally activated binding, and so on, and so forth. All well and good, but this is supposed to be a book devoted to 'perfect' binding and it is not until we are 59% of the way through the book that we are treated to advice relating to 'How to make a paperback book'. What follows is an insult to the intelligence. We are presented with a rough sketch of a manuscript and jacket with a caption that reads 'Book interior and book cover'. We then have an image of what looks like a cigarette dangling from an ash-tray but is in fact supposed to be 'A sharp blade and ruler for cutting'. The picture of a pot of glue along with the caption 'PVA Glue' follows, along with a line-drawing of what appears to be a toaster, but is in fact supposed to be a book press and is described as 'An additional piece of optional equipment'. This completes the first page. Further images and captions follow, only to end with the drawing of a paperback book and the following advice: 'When it's dry, open your book, separate the edges of any pages that are stuck together, and SELL IT! The advice on 'How to Turn a Paperback Book into a Hardcover Book' amounts to little more than the suggestion that you stick some cardboard onto the back of a paperback. In fairness, however, the author does in fact make it clear that those who wish to perfect bind their books '...can buy more expensive equipment and make the job more efficient. There are websites you can shop at, or you can shop at your local craft store. I do not recommend any particular site, but just to give you an example there is a site called...' (The author then goes onto recommend a particular site. Up to you, dear reader, but if I were you, I'd give this book a miss.


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