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Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
by Hilary Mantel
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Wolf Hall, 25 Jan 2013
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A brilliant evocation of the man and the period. Hilary Mantel thoughly deserves her Booker prizes. I await the next in the series!


French Country Cooking
French Country Cooking
by Elizabeth David
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars modern cooking, 15 Nov 2012
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This book is still a leader aftr many years of being tried by experienced cooks everywhere. It is thoroughly recommended .


Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana Leidensia (Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum Et Romanorum Teubneriana (B)
Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana Leidensia (Bibliotheca Scriptorum Graecorum Et Romanorum Teubneriana (B)
by Giuseppe Flammini
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.18

5.0 out of 5 stars A 4th-century school-book, 1 Aug 2012
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This is an excellent modern text of a difficult and in accessible work, which on study provides a unique view of the western roman world in the fourth century AD.


The Places In Between
The Places In Between
by Rory Stewart
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Rory Stewart in Afghanistan, 1 July 2012
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This is a compelling account of an extraordinary walk across Afghanistan by a man of extraordinary courage, resilience and perception. It is a thrilling adventure story. At the same time it demonstrates the complexity of society, religion and politics in a country which has become important to us all.


Manifold Greatness: The Making of the King James Bible
Manifold Greatness: The Making of the King James Bible
by Helen Moore
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.32

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The King James Bible, 7 July 2011
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This is an excellent book, vital for understanding the richness and development of the English language as well as the culture and history of our country. It is also a good-looking book; but it is unfortunae that too much of the illustrations (at least in the paperback edition) is lost in th gutter.


The Oxford Companion to German Literature
The Oxford Companion to German Literature
by Mary Garland
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £157.50

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oxford Companion to German Literature, 12 Dec 2010
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This book is of OUP's normal high standard and is indispensible to anyone with a serious interst in Germany and German literature.


The Prize of All the Oceans: The Dramatic True Story of Commodore Anson's Voyage Round the World and How He Seized the Spanish Treasure Galleon
The Prize of All the Oceans: The Dramatic True Story of Commodore Anson's Voyage Round the World and How He Seized the Spanish Treasure Galleon
by Glyn Williams
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars The modern view of the world, 22 Oct 2009
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Admiral Anson's voyage round the world was one the key events in history. It was one of the most important explorations which began the linking of continents and peoples which was the root of the world as we know it today. At the time, however, it was a daring and dangerous adventure, far more risky than space exploration today. The book is an exciting and informative account of a confrontation of risk and of great rewards.


How To Keep Dinosaurs
How To Keep Dinosaurs
by Robert Mash
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.05

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dinosaurs for all, 22 Oct 2009
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This excellent book is amusing, educational and informative for all ages. The perfect Christmas present!


Ancient Greece
Ancient Greece
by Andrew Solway
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ancient Greece by Andrew Solway, 11 Sep 2009
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This is an excellent introduction to the subject for all age-groups. It is enhanced by the superb and informative drawings by Peter Connolly.


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