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Delphi Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (Illustrated)
Delphi Complete Works of Robert Louis Stevenson (Illustrated)
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1.0 out of 5 stars A Qualified Appreciation, 29 Dec. 2014
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While the transposition has been executed faithfully enough, the repeated appearance of extraneous numerals is initially irritating, and finally tiresome.


We Were Liars
We Were Liars
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5.0 out of 5 stars and the terrible hypocrisy of the adult world, 26 July 2014
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This book is a little masterpiece. It captures the pains and pleasures of adolescence, and the terrible hypocrisy of the adult world. Think Dawson's Creek with realistic dialogue. A fine study in deception and trauma.


Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch Book 1)
Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch Book 1)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intricate, 22 May 2014
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This is science fiction for grown ups: intricately plotted, challenging, and thought-provoking. The book will almost certainly end up on a university's sociology readinglist, as its depiction of an alien culture manages to be both detailed and fascinating. For fans of Ursula le Guin.


Ukulele For Dummies
Ukulele For Dummies
by Alistair Wood
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.19

5.0 out of 5 stars What it says on the tin, 11 Nov. 2013
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This is an excellent introduction to selecting, buying, and playing the ukelele. The exercises gradually increase in difficulty, and increase the player's confidence. There is much information on the history of the instrument, and potted biographies of great players. The style is straighforward and witty. Highly recommended.


The Terrorists (The Martin Beck series, Book 10)
The Terrorists (The Martin Beck series, Book 10)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Original Nordic Noir, 7 Nov. 2013
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This is the tenth and final Martin Beck book, and is one of the best in the series. A series of seemingly unrelated events are woven together brilliantly. Exciting, gripping, and touchingly human - no superhuman genius sleuths here, just a bunch of overworked policemen following routine procedure - this novel is a little masterpiece.


A Selection of Poetry - Christopher Smart
A Selection of Poetry - Christopher Smart
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2.0 out of 5 stars Beware!, 16 Sept. 2013
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Christopher Smart is best known for his poem about his cat Geoffrey. The rest of his work should go quietly unread.


The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
by Neil Gaiman
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lightning strikes again, 16 Sept. 2013
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This wonderful book is, amongst other things, a marvellous evocation of (late) childhood. A magical and mysterious tale. If you enjoyed Coraline, and if you are a fan of the revamped Dr Who, read this book - it will make you smile and shiver, sometimes both at the same time.


The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (The Martin Beck series, Book 2)
The Man Who Went Up in Smoke (The Martin Beck series, Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars True Original, 29 Aug. 2013
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The Martin Beck series is what started off the current fad for Scandinavian crime novels. This book is cleverly plotted, the characters are beautifully observed, and its political heart is in the right place. If you enjoyed The Killing, or you are a fan of the 87th Precinct books, try Martin Beck. But be warned, there are only ten books in the series.


The Pusher
The Pusher
by Ed McBain
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect from the start, 10 Aug. 2013
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This is an early 87th Precint book, but all the elements are in place. As you would expect from McBain, the plotting is tight, and the atmosphere is tense, relieved by crackling dialogue and humour. This is. Good a book. Any in the series.


Modernity Britain: Opening the Box, 1957-1959
Modernity Britain: Opening the Box, 1957-1959
by David Kynaston
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The Way We Were, 2 Aug. 2013
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A wonderful evocation of the period. Kynaston blends extracts from diaries, newspapers and memoirs to give a vivid picture of the time. His coverage of media developments at the time, including rock music and television, is masterful. He is one of the best historians, witty, lucid and entertaining.


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