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Fresh Water Pearl 20 inch Pink and Cream Necklace with silver plated fittings
Fresh Water Pearl 20 inch Pink and Cream Necklace with silver plated fittings
Offered by Dobege Collectables
Price: £45.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Freshwater Pink and Cream Pearl Necklace, 2 Dec. 2013
This necklace is absolutely beautiful - the photograph does not do it justice. The colours are lovely and soft and warm. My sister-in-law was ecstatic and we all thought the quality was superb.


Add A Zero: From 5,000 to 50,000 in an Irish Racing Season
Add A Zero: From 5,000 to 50,000 in an Irish Racing Season
by Brian O'connor
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and informative, 22 Jun. 2008
Brian O'Connor is a master of the imaginative simile and has given an entertaining and self-deprecating account of his attempt to make money from his expertise as a newspaper racing correspondent and tipster. You won't find any unique insights on betting strategy here. However,as an account of the emotional and financial highs and lows of a recent Irish racing season I found every chapter absorbing.


Captain Bligh and His Mutinies
Captain Bligh and His Mutinies
by Gavin Kennedy
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engrossing account of a fascinating character, 29 Dec. 2007
This book presents compelling evidence to dispel the Hollywood myths that surround Bligh. Bligh was a highly competent captain who cared deeply about his crew. Bligh in fact survived three different mutinies and had a distinguished career both before and after the Bounty debacle. Kennedy presents the evidence for and against Bligh in great detail but the book is always very readable, partly because Bligh's life was such a fascinating one.


Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie
by David Nasaw
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Meticulous scholarship but not a riveting read, 4 Nov. 2007
This review is from: Andrew Carnegie (Hardcover)
Everybody interested in the history of business and philanthropy should read about Andrew Carnegie. This book gives some fascinating and well-researched details of his remarkable life. However, this is a scholarly book rather than a riveting read and I found most of the 800 odd pages heavy going.


Apollo
Apollo
by Charles Murray
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating account of the Apollo missions, 21 April 2005
This review is from: Apollo (Paperback)
This book concentrates on the personalities and methods of NASA as it strove to accomplish President Kennedy's arbitrary objective of putting a man on the moon before the end of the 1960s. The book describes the origins of NASA, key personnel, the technical difficulties and how they were overcome and gives details of the more interesting missions such as Apollos 11 and 13. Having read this book my admiration for NASA's achievements in the face of almost insuperable problems increased immensely. Although the narrative is a bit dry and dull in places, the book held my attention for most of the 400+ pages and a careful reader can learn some interesting lessons on project management and quality control which are still relevant today.


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