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Sherwood Oakfield Ragley Mens and Ladies Full Length Waterproof Coats: Ladies Olive: 18
Sherwood Oakfield Ragley Mens and Ladies Full Length Waterproof Coats: Ladies Olive: 18
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 3 Oct. 2015
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Excellent coat, especially for the price, but may be too long if you are under 5ft6. Recommended


The King's Corrodian (A Gil Cunningham Murder Mystery Book 10)
The King's Corrodian (A Gil Cunningham Murder Mystery Book 10)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another triumph, 12 Jun. 2014
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As ever, Gil Cunningham has written a gripping story full of period detail. Best read the whole set in order, but this one alone would still be worth your time.


1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History)
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History)
by Eric H. Cline
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.60

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully readable, 12 Jun. 2014
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Informative, but wonderfully readable... recommended for all lovers of history. A new look at the bronze age collapse. Perhaps the Sea People were not responsible? Read this and find out!


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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 26 Nov. 2009
This screen filter was easy to fit, feels hard as nails, no reflection, no fingerprints, and it fit my Canon G10 camera screen exactly. Just excellent.


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a travel classic, 9 July 2009
What can I say that others have not said before? This is a travel classic, unputdownable, a facinating account of pre war Soviet Russia, Uzbeckistan before it was opened to the world, and the middle east during the war. Descriptions of being tailed by the inept Russian Secret Police are hilarious. The chatty style and detailed descriptions make this a great read. And the photos of the desert army in wartime, in my 1950s edition, are wonderful to behold!


The Night Of The Mi'raj
The Night Of The Mi'raj
by Zoe Ferraris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A window into another world, 9 July 2009
Anyone who has travelled in the middle east will have been curious about the lives of people living in such a different social system. This well written and compelling mystery story offers an insight into the world of veiled women and their menfolk. I was hooked from the first page, fascinated by the unfamiliar world, enthralled by the whole experience of this lovely book.


Uzbekistan: The Golden Road to Samarkand (Odyssey Uzbekistan)
Uzbekistan: The Golden Road to Samarkand (Odyssey Uzbekistan)
by Calum MacLeod
Edition: Paperback

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book for travel to Uzbeckistan, 18 Jun. 2009
Don't bother with Lonely Planet unless you need to travel across the whole region; this is the book you need in Uzbeckistan. It is comprehensive, entertaining and the pictures are amazing. There is plenty of detail about what is worth seeing, and lots of background information about local culture and history. I didn't try the hotel recommendations, so no comment about them. Only downside is this book is quite heavy, twice as heavy as the Lonely Planet, but then I thought it was more than twice as good. And the pictures mean it is great on the coffee table when you get home. Can I also use this opportunity to recommend you to go to Uzbeckistan? The welcome is wonderful!


The System of the World (Baroque Cycle 3)
The System of the World (Baroque Cycle 3)
by Neal Stephenson
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a fine ending to the trilogy, 30 Oct. 2004
Neal Stephenson has written a fine ending to his Baroque Cycle Trilogy. Despite being a little fragmented it held my attention and engrossed me right to the end (886 pages!)The stories all conclude in satisfying and appropriate ways. Nearly all my favourite characters were present to push their stories forward. Many loose ends were tied, some were only recognised as stray plots when the extra details arrived to tie the bow!
As usual, Stephenson has pushed the action into the entertaining and only just possible.The action is so gripping that it had me reading into the night. His grasp of period detail is such that it can be hard to realise that he didn't live in the period he is descibing. I found it hard to pick out his exaggerations and fabrications, so for me, the only jarring is his persistant use of american vocabulary. (Which I try to forgive as Daniel lived for so long near Boston!)
However, I'm not sure that a reader could enjoy to this book without reading the previous volumes (Quicksilver, The Confusion). There is too much assumed knowledge for the plot to be comprehensible at this stage of its development.
This trilogy is recommended reading for lovers of a good tale, enthusiasts of military, scientific, nautical, medical and social history,and everyone who enjoys an intelligent book with a fabulous plot. Read all three volumes!!!


island of ghosts
island of ghosts
by Gillian Bradshaw
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a really great read, 8 Mar. 2004
Who knows whether the details of the barbarians serving as cavalry on roman Hadrian's Wall are correct? When you read this book it won't seem important. The plot is such that it keeps you reading into the night. The characters are sympathetic and believable. The military action rings true.The people in this novel live on with you long after you have finished the book. What a shame it wasn't 1000 pages! If you like historical fiction with a superbly accurate feel, this book is for you.


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