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Forgotten Firsts: A Compendium of Lost Pioneers, Trend-Setters and Innovators
Forgotten Firsts: A Compendium of Lost Pioneers, Trend-Setters and Innovators
by Dan Smith
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 8.50

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Having remembered the first I thought I'd give this a go, 25 Nov 2010
Forgotten Firsts is another great book from Daniel Smith. If you enjoyed 'The Lucky Bugger's Casebook', then this is a must. You'll want to be the first to get your hands on this interesting and entertaining compendium of the people, things and places that got there first!


Hocus Pocus: A Tale of Magnificent Magicians and Their Amazing Feats
Hocus Pocus: A Tale of Magnificent Magicians and Their Amazing Feats
by Paul Kieve
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Truly astonishing, 8 Dec 2009
Prepare to be taken on an astounding journey through the experience of the original grand masters of magic, brought to life by Paul Kieve, in this eloquently written and beautifully presented book. Essential reading for any young, aspiring performer worth their salt, Hocus Pocus is the perfect gift for you and for others.


The Lucky Bugger's Casebook: Tales of Serendipity and Outrageous Good Fortune
The Lucky Bugger's Casebook: Tales of Serendipity and Outrageous Good Fortune
by Daniel M. Smith
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.45

28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Serendipitous Find, 26 Nov 2009
The Lucky Bugger's Casebook is a fascinating collection of the true stories of the often outrageous good fortune that led people to a startling, wonderful (and sometimes truly bizarre) range of innovations and leaps forward that improve and enhance the lives and bank balances of many of us today, yet which we perhaps take for granted.

Daniel Smith is entertaining, funny and engaging in this book, in which he reminds us that in life we often find precisely what we didn't know we were looking for, when we search with an open mind in entirely the wrong place.

You will read this book in one sitting, and continually refer back to it when quoting stories to friends and family. A perfect addition to any stocking at this, or any other, time of year. I'm looking forward to a second volume!


The Sherlock Holmes Companion: An Elementary Guide
The Sherlock Holmes Companion: An Elementary Guide
by Daniel Smith
Edition: Hardcover

10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let the inquirer begin by mastering more elementary problems, 28 Oct 2009
An essential and fascinating read of the highest quality, which will interest, inspire and educate aspiring detectives and Holmes enthusiasts of all ages. Makes a perfect gift too. One of the aspects I particularly enjoyed about this book was that I could make more than a day of it visiting the many places brought to life in its text and wonderful photographs and illustrations.


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