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Active's Measure
Active's Measure
by John McClellan Danielski
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Royal Marine napoleonic adventure, 18 Jan. 2016
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A smashing Napoleonic naval yarn but from the eyes of a Marine which adds some refreshing nuances.

Great pace and well written with just that something different. Set in the Adriatic the tale of the actions in that somewhat missed out "side show" keeps the reader both entertained and informed.

Looking forward to the next one. Great stuff


Penelope's Web
Penelope's Web
by Christopher Rush
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.88

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars oh dear, 19 Oct. 2015
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I am no shrinking violet but the vulgarity and unnecessary language of the first few pages was to my mind unnecessary. The heavy style was turgid.

This was the first time I think I have ever given up a book. I truly tried but I have too little time to waste on something I was clearly not enjoying. Left it on the train as would not even bother a charity shop with it. Simply not for me


Kings and Emperors: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure (Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures (Hardcover))
Kings and Emperors: An Alan Lewrie Naval Adventure (Alan Lewrie Naval Adventures (Hardcover))
by Dewey Lambdin
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Lewrie on a battle field eek, 28 Jun. 2015
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another stirring and at times irreverent yarn with injections of humour which make this Napoleonic series very human but not trivial

our gallant ner do well is up to his usual tricks and if this book is somewhat slower than the other so sometimes was the war and campaign. Just occasionally it was not all navy!

Loved id and cant wait for the next


Keane's Charge
Keane's Charge
by Iain Gale
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.88

5.0 out of 5 stars ... battling again to defeat the perfidious French but the joy of this tale is that it is a bit ..., 28 Jun. 2015
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James Keane is battling again to defeat the perfidious French but the joy of this tale is that it is a bit different and that not only adds a refreshing twist to this adventure but also spreads ones intrest beyond just the main battlefields of the war.

Hurry up with the next instalment please but also don't forget Jack Steel and Peter Lamb as they are missed.

Thanks for a lovely few hours


Whose Business is to Die (Napoleonic Wars 5)
Whose Business is to Die (Napoleonic Wars 5)
by Adrian Goldsworthy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.59

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5.0 out of 5 stars ... I bought the hard back for me so much better than the electronic nonsense, 28 Jun. 2015
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ok point one I bought the hard back for me so much better than the electronic nonsense!. so the reviewers who paid kindle price the winge is at Amazon rather than hammer the writer.

The tale is great and engaging the characters remain strong and the action is swift. Perhaps this does feel like a bit of a filler story and also the English and their allies are not getting it all their own way so the dose of realism adds perspective.

The Battle of Albuera was a bloody affair and a historian and novelist of this quality brings the grim realities alive, n many respects a pivotal point of the campaign and I for one am glad it has been tackled.

Next one please

It was


Taking the Fall
Taking the Fall
by A.P. McCoy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

3.0 out of 5 stars an each way bet, 28 Jun. 2015
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Not a bad start but no Francis or Francome slightly stuttery tale with a bit of Jilly Cooper sex chucked in. Light weight but still fine for a dull train trip


Cuckold Point (Tom Pascoe 4)
Cuckold Point (Tom Pascoe 4)
by Patrick Easter
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.58

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stolen silk, spies and violence in the murky wapping darkness. Thank God for Pascoe, 2 May 2015
A smashing well written pacy historical thriller set in the murky world of docklands. Thievery, espionage, violence. American spies , French skull duggery, good hold honest policing its all here in this tale.

Mr Easter has strong characters in Tom and Sam great plotting and hints of much more to come. With out spoiling paths may well be interwoven in future tales.

Thank you great tale.

Please let us have the next soon


Corners of the Globe Signed Edition
Corners of the Globe Signed Edition
by Robert Goddard
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Maxted marches on in the search of truth in the murky post WW1 era, 28 April 2015
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I thoroughly enjoyed this second part of the post WW1 spy drama. deviousness, murder , honour wrapped up with a lead character who is a man of action and conviction.

The tale weaves on from the first book from the wilds of the Orkneys to London, Paris etc and carefully pulls together intriguing sub plots which clearly build to what one hopes is a grand finale in the final part.

Yes at times it does feel like a film script in waiting and I for one would love to see this on screen on a winters Sunday night. ( well prime time Saturday rather than the normal dross but that would be to much to hope for!)

Maxted is a great character and one I hope maybe just has more than 3 books in him but I will have to wait until July.

I wonder too if we may have a tale or too from Schools Morahan as there are some nice little teasers about his murky adventures in South America.

Fascinating period of history also helps too

Thank you for a few vey happy hours Mr Goddard


The Ways of the World: (The Wide World - James Maxted 1)
The Ways of the World: (The Wide World - James Maxted 1)
by Robert Goddard
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Richard Hannay blended with a Bond like Poirot!, 25 April 2015
Set in the post war manoeuvring of the Paris Peace Conference the author has produced a smashing and exciting novel with plenty of twists and turns. Who can you trust, what is the truth.

Max and Twentyman make a classic pair, made for TV production. Carnival please pick this trilogy up. Thoroughly enjoyable for that lazy Sunday afternoon as one is cleverly transported to a very different period of history.

Already onto the second

Sta


Thunder of the Gods: Empire VIII (Empire series)
Thunder of the Gods: Empire VIII (Empire series)
by Anthony Riches
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb no " 7 year itch" on this one, 20 April 2015
so we reach the 8th instalment and another cracker it is.

Marcus reached a crossroads in the last book and it is great that much now revolves around Scaurus, but I wont spoil the plot!

This is a well written adventure in the robust lads military action style that is this genre but in the hands of a grand master it is superbly delivered.

Two empires squaring up to each other, spies , novel military solutions and the question of honour.

Cracking.


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