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A History of England in 100 Places: From Stonehenge to the Gherkin
A History of England in 100 Places: From Stonehenge to the Gherkin
by John Julius Norwich
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not enough detail !, 22 Nov 2013
This book came as a huge disappointemnt. The author - many of whose other works I have enjoyed - simply does not give enough space/text to most of the sites he is supposed to be discussing. The book is full of anecdotal history and obvious (often irrelevant) padding - so that the actual places themselves often receive short shrift.
He would have been far better reducing the number of sites discussed and actually going into more meaningful detail on those.


The Road to Le Tholonet: A French Garden Journey
The Road to Le Tholonet: A French Garden Journey
by Monty Don
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor photography, 22 Nov 2013
Like other reviewers, I thought the book was a huge disappointment - in particular the awful photographs (or lack of any!)and the poor production values (like cheap paper).
How can a book that centres on gardens be so badly illustrated - in this day and age, there is no excuse for the few-and-far between black and white photos, and those of very poor quality, which are all that this book presents.


Forgotten Heroes: The Charge of the Light Brigade
Forgotten Heroes: The Charge of the Light Brigade
by Roy Dutton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 24.28

3.0 out of 5 stars The Light Brigade, 7 Dec 2012
The author is to be massively congratulated for an excellent book, the result of years of research and the sort of detailed work that collectors and researchers really need and appreciate.

The book could have done with adding a list of those members of the Light Brigade who (perhaps) did not charge - as in the old Lummis and Wynn "Honour the Light Brigade"; the collector/researcher still needs to have both volumes, rather than this new volume replacing the old.

The ship shown as Cardigan's own vessel is not that but a RN warship.

The binding is poor (at least in the copy I have) - my volume fell apart (pages springing loose) after only a light use.


British Military Medals: A Guide for the Collector and Family Historian
British Military Medals: A Guide for the Collector and Family Historian
by Peter Duckers
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New guide for medal and family researchers, 29 Dec 2009
A very detailed introduction to the history and development of Briish campaign and other medals and awards. The work also offers advice on how to research medals people might have "in the family" and the men/wmoen who won them. There is a great deal squeezed into one volume and the publisher's price is possibly rather high, but this is a very useful introductory book with information/sources linked together in ways which other books do not do.


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