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The Ancient Paths
The Ancient Paths
Price: £4.19

13 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rivetting, 27 Oct 2013
This review is from: The Ancient Paths (Kindle Edition)
Never did I expect to be so interested in French history, but then it isn't really about the French as the author demonstrates when he applies his discovery just as easily to Britain.

I'd compare this book to Alistair Moffat's "Arthur and the Lost Kingdoms" for all sorts of reasons - a willingness to (partially) trust ancient tales rather than assume them to be pure myth, an analysis based on placename distribution and meaning, getting inside the head of the Celts, and creating a compelling case for a radical discovery based on facts that the reader and academics can easily doublecheck for themselves.

One tip: don't read it on a Kindle. There are diagrams here that are crucial to the story, and they don't come out well without paper.


The Story of Christmas
The Story of Christmas
by Mary Packard
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.28

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Makes Advent more of an Event, 3 Jan 2013
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This review is from: The Story of Christmas (Hardcover)
The Story of Christmas helped get our children focussed on the story and meaning of Christmas this year. We do usually aim to get them an advent calendar that doesn't just supply chocolate or deliver pictures of snowmen, and this really bolstered that idea - the kids really looked forward to their turn to read out the day's story and hang it on the tree, and the books actually made great tree decorations.

My only gripe (hence four stars rather than five) is that the story in the books was a little bit too creative in filling in the gaps in the gospel story - nothing that was "off message", but I'd have preferred a writing style that was clearer about which bits were made up. However, that's a personal preference - I'd still recommend this readily to anyone trying to keep the meaning of Christmas alive in their family.


England - Top Of The World (Limited Edition with Souvenir Programme) [DVD]
England - Top Of The World (Limited Edition with Souvenir Programme) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Andrew Strauss
Price: £8.62

37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting, 2 Nov 2011
I was expecting a "highlights" DVD. What I got was Andrew Strauss sitting in his kitchen, and later his lounge, chatting with Michael Vaughan, and with barely any cricket to watch. To call this a Highlights DVD is a real misnomer and highly misleading. Given the lack of cricket on the DVD, it's heavily over-priced and very, very poor value. Avoid.


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