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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't fully inflate, 16 Sep 2011
Took one on holiday. The outside and the ball in the back inflated, but the rest didn't - and I have a lot of puff. Try it out before going on holiday. However it was light and compact to carry, saving expensive seat hire without using up baggage allowance; it would have been great had it inflated properly.


Light of the World: The Pope, the Church, and the Signs of the Times
Light of the World: The Pope, the Church, and the Signs of the Times
by Pope Benedict XVI
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.18

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Profound but not heavy, 18 Jan 2011
Extremely thoughtful answers to pointed questions on many aspects of Christianity as a whole and Catholicism in particular. Does not shy away from the tough questions. The pope's faith, love and humanity shine through, and challenge us to reassess what is important to us.


The Pelican History of the World
The Pelican History of the World
by J. M. Roberts
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book providing a context for history and current affairs, 5 Sep 2010
This is an outstanding book. It is a good overview of all human history, world-wide, which provides the perfect context to studies in any region and any period: what went before, what led to it, what followed, what was happening at that time in other regions of the world, how other regions dealt with similar challenges etc. It does not go into great depth because its breadth does not allow it - though it does go into more depth than expected. Some chapters are weaker than others, particularly the first section (pre-history) because they are outside of the author's main fields, but these are minor blemishes that do convey the key facts for completeness. Highly recommended, shouldn't be out of print. I've now bought 5 copies because I've lent and given them away.


The Violins of Saint-Jacques: A Tale of the Antilles
The Violins of Saint-Jacques: A Tale of the Antilles
by Patrick Leigh Fermor
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 2 Feb 2009
A fascinating snapshot of life in a faraway land, its excellent writing painting pictures in the imagination.


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