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City of Myths, River of Dreams: Overland from the Barbary Coast to the Gulf of Guinea
City of Myths, River of Dreams: Overland from the Barbary Coast to the Gulf of Guinea
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5.0 out of 5 stars great entertaining book, 11 Jan. 2014
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Took just over 4 days to read... Great well researched and detailed yarns washed down with a gin and tonic!


One Summer: America 1927
One Summer: America 1927
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5.0 out of 5 stars As always, superbly researched and brilliantly delivered . loved it, 3 Jan. 2014
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Says it all in my headline. As always, superbly researched and brilliantly delivered . loved it. Highly recommended for all who love good history books.


Keane's Company
Keane's Company
by Iain Gale
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.48

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing. Not quite what I was hoping for, 25 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Keane's Company (Hardcover)
The premise of the book is very good as is the possible story of the building of the team. But I was getting increasingly frustrated as the book went on. The story line was becoming too unbelievable as I turned every page. Then to use the same battle as in Sharpe's Havoc but then hand it to Keane was too much!

I'm a big fan of Sharpe and have been since 1985. This book can be in no way compared to any of Bernard Cornwell's - who in this genre is on his own.

On a brighter note I've read many of Iain's other books and found them all to be pretty good.


Praetorian: 11 (Roman Legion 11)
Praetorian: 11 (Roman Legion 11)
by Simon Scarrow
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing adventure, 26 Jan. 2013
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I'm a fan of Macro and Cato's adventures and have been since the inception. But I'm sorry I'm really struggling with this one. The story drifts in and out, not sure where it's going. Sending them back to be ordinary soldiers doesn't wash, they'd be spotted a mile off. It's a little too disjointed and for once it doesn't deliver what the others in the series have done in buckets. I'll still buy the next one though.


Why Do Goats Climb Trees
Why Do Goats Climb Trees
by James Marr
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First hand african adventure story, 6 Oct. 2007
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This is a great book for all African adventure fans. It's an easy read and James Marr introduces his colourful traveling companions to the reader in a very descriptive fashion. It's an easy to pick and put down book although I read it in 3 sessions! Hopefully this will not be his first and last book.
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