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The Beacon at Alexandria (Penguin fiction)
The Beacon at Alexandria (Penguin fiction)
by Gillian Bradshaw
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars krj, 16 May 2012
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Well written, well researched. There is a lot of historical fiction about these days concerning the ancient world of Rome and other empires but this author combines attention to detail with an excellent plot that maintains the interest throughout


Smoking Accessories: A Collector's Guide (Miller's Collecting Guides)
Smoking Accessories: A Collector's Guide (Miller's Collecting Guides)
by Sarah Yates
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars krj, 16 May 2012
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In general an informative guide to the wide variety of smoking accessories that are available. Those interested in the general topic will appreciate it but those with specific interests could be a little disappointed, that said I would still recommend it highly.


Classical Whodunnits (Historical crime)
Classical Whodunnits (Historical crime)
by Michael Ashley
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars KRJ, 15 April 2012
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An excellent collection of historical fiction. Whilst some entries are more enjoyable than others this is probably due to my own personal preferences


Jail Bait (A Roman Murder Mystery)
Jail Bait (A Roman Murder Mystery)
by Marilyn Todd
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Claudia strikes again!, 9 July 2009
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Yet another triumph for our heroine Claudia, surely the most interesting lady of Rome of her time. The descriptions of place and time, with a contemporary slant in terms of language make this series so enjoyable


Queen's Peace: Origins and Development of the Metropolitan Police, 1829-1979
Queen's Peace: Origins and Development of the Metropolitan Police, 1829-1979
by David Ascoli
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, 9 July 2009
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Well written and accurately describes the foundation and development of the Met. Ought to be of interest to any who study social history as well as the Police historian


Skechers Womens Spirals Floral Print Gold 99999058 GLD 7 UK
Skechers Womens Spirals Floral Print Gold 99999058 GLD 7 UK

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice sandals!, 9 July 2009
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Contemporary footwear for the young and young at heart - and considerably cheaper than the high street!


The Thin Green Line: The History of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC 1922-2001
The Thin Green Line: The History of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC 1922-2001
by Richard Doherty
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Record of Service and Sacrifice, 30 May 2009
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Much has been written about the RUC but this is perhaps one of the better books. The wealth of information, from the establishment of the Force at the time of Partition to the politically expedient name and insignia change in 2001, is invaluable to the historian and student alike. Unique amongst UK law enforcement bodies, its record of service in increasingly difficult and dangerous circumstances is unmatched by any other UK Constabulary.


Duty without Glory: The Story of Ulster's Home Guard in the Second World War and the Cold War
Duty without Glory: The Story of Ulster's Home Guard in the Second World War and the Cold War
by David R. Orr
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 19.45

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the WWII or Police Historian, 30 May 2009
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This increasingly hard to find book details the unique history of the Home Guard in Ulster during the Second World War in particular. Overnight the Ulster Special Constabulary became soldiers but unlike other HG units, were not controlled by the War Office. As the conflict progressed these volunteers spent as much as half of their free time as HG and the other as Special Constables. There is a wealth of information contained within its covers and, more importantly, it demonstrates and celebrates the willing voluntary service of a remarkable band of men.


Ode To A Banker: (Falco 12)
Ode To A Banker: (Falco 12)
by Lindsey Davis
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars happy bibliophile, 13 April 2009
As with all tales involving Marcus Didius Falco, a very well crafted detective story but set in Rome at the height of its' power. The characters (good, bad and seriously flawed) are well fleshed out so that, with a little imagination, it is possible to inhabit their world, a great deal of modern fiction cannot make such a claim! As one central thread surrounds the killing of a greedy man in circumstances that will ultimately lead to one of the most barbaric punishments this self proclaimed highest of civilised societies meted out, it has a darker edge but is nonetheless thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable.


Morality For Beautiful Girls: 3 (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
Morality For Beautiful Girls: 3 (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
by Alexander McCall Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars happy bibliophile, 13 April 2009
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As with others in the series a gently told tale of, perhaps not quite, everyday life in Botswana


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