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Pentel P205 automatic Pencil 0.5mm - single pack
Pentel P205 automatic Pencil 0.5mm - single pack
Price: £6.46

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect pencil, 27 Feb 2012
The Pentel P205....... I've tried other pencils, always come back to this one. Never leave home without this and a Moleskine notebook.


Alex's Adventures in Numberland
Alex's Adventures in Numberland
by Alex Bellos
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars It all works out in the end!, 14 Feb 2012
Not being a whizz at maths at school, I felt that after 26 years, it was time to face my fear. I was surprised to find this book thoroughly riviting. I would recommend it. Go on, don't be afraid.........


Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy)
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy)
by Ken Follett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for the next one!, 13 Sep 2011
Its a big old book, of that there is no question. Read it though, it will take you to a different place. I've read both Pillars of the Earth and World without End, this is just as good. Can't wait for the next installment.


Conquest
Conquest
by Stewart Binns
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not the best....., 9 Mar 2011
This review is from: Conquest (Paperback)
Seeing this on the shelf and reading the cover made it sound a very interesting read. Unfortunately I only made it to page 120. No plot to speak of, two dimentional character that dissappear after each chapter. Dissapointing. Could have been a great subject, maybe Bernard Cornwell could have a bash?


Underground England: Travels Beneath Our Cities and Country
Underground England: Travels Beneath Our Cities and Country
by Stephen Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.07

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I concur........ A dissapointment., 8 Sep 2010
After reading Underground London I was looking forward to more of the same. I even ignored the Amazon reviews. I should have taken notice. I haven't even the will to finish it. I am glad I found it in a cheap book shop.
Charity shop ahoy!


The Road
The Road
by Cormac McCarthy
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius!, 19 Mar 2010
This review is from: The Road (Paperback)
I have just read this book in a little over two sittings, in a day. I can honestly say it would be in my top ten of books I have ever read. Parts of it were almost poetic. Its rare in a book to care so deeply about the characters. But within the first five pages I found it hard to put down.
Please read this book. Its extraordinary.


The Pillars of the Earth
The Pillars of the Earth
by Ken Follett
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavens!, 10 Nov 2009
I, personally never read long reviews on Amazon and don't intend to start........Unputdownable (is that a word? It should be!)
I read this behemouth in just over a week. One of those books that makes you antisocial. Picked it up every spare second I could.
Read It! Don't be daunted.


Ronnie Barker Authorised Biography
Ronnie Barker Authorised Biography
by Bob McCabe
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars V. Poor, 2 Mar 2009
I bought this book in a charity shop. For this I am glad. I would have been gutted if I had paid the full price. Don't misunderstand, I think Ronnie Barker is a genius. I watched the round of drinks sketch the other night and nearly fell off of my chair laughing.
I read a lot of biographies. This, journalistically is probably one of the weakest I have come across. It reads like an overlong CV. Full of repetition and shows no insight into the man himself.
In the words of Arkwright......t t t t t t t terrible.


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