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Red Sky in the Morning: The Battle of the Barents Sea 1942
Red Sky in the Morning: The Battle of the Barents Sea 1942
by Michael Pearson
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A well written collation of events, 18 Sep 2013
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This is a very readable collation of events surrounding the Northern Russia convoys during the second World War. Much surrounds the use of heavy German cruisers and battleships against merchantmen protected for the most part by relatively small detachments of destroyers, later joined by heavier British ships. The book has many illustrative photographs, drawings and technical information that will interest and inform the reader, together with background information on strategy for both sides in the use of various types of warship.


Stand by for Action
Stand by for Action
by William Donald
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars You can smell the action, 18 Sep 2013
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This book fulfilled my expectations and I thank previous reviewers. Whilst much of the action takes place close to the East Coast of the UK, there is action a plenty. The author gives a very personal perspective of life at sea during the dark days of war, and the heroic feats achieved by certain individuals. This is a very human story, much better than some of the other similar books I have read, which have concentrated more on the technical - almost a report; this is much more of a story. If you want to read the true story of life at sea during the second World War, you will enjoy this book.


Song of Scarabaeus
Song of Scarabaeus
by Sara Creasy
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 4.71

5.0 out of 5 stars At last a Sci Fi book worth reading, 2 Dec 2012
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This book might be small, by a relatively unknown author, but I can assure all sci-fi fans, it is worth a read. The story is well written, it flows so well that you do not want to put it down, the subject is imaginitive but plausible - despite being set some considerable time in the future, and the characterisation is wonderful with a little nicely-handled love interest. Buy it, you will not be disappointed! My wife has read it; as an author herself (but not a regular sci-fi fan), she loved it - true praise indeed!


RYA Catamaran Handbook
RYA Catamaran Handbook
by Jeremy Evans
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Well presented, 2 Dec 2012
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This handbook has been nicely put together and covers all thge basics and then some. For racing purposes you should also buy a copy of the latest rules, but there is enough here to get you started at a club level. Catmaran sailing is great, this book will help you plan your sailing over the winter, in time to get out there and 'do it' in the summer!


Breathing Under Water
Breathing Under Water

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars India and Spain in unique harmony., 2 Dec 2012
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Whilst the music on this CD has Indian overtones throughout, it is a wonderful mixture of evocative styles that work well together. The intermingling of flamenco guitar with the sitar of Anoushka is just sublime, and the vocals are also great - one track being notable for having Sting as the lead vocalist. Anoushka is an accomplished musician in her own right, but she has successfully brought together a number of different styles here, smoothing the edges of Indian music and making it more than acceptable to 'western' ears. In my view, if you like a little Indian flavour with your music, this is a CD for you; I would recommend it to anyone, especially those who are connected with India in some way, perhaps through yoga.


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