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Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi

5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate reading machine., 19 Jun 2014
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The kindle paperwhite has changed my life, and that is not just hyperbole. The ability to read at night without having the light on is the biggest advantage, but the highlighting, note making and dictionary functions have transformed my reading life. Thank you.


Family Breakdown
Family Breakdown
by Penelope Leach
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

7 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sexist and irresponsible, 19 Jun 2014
This review is from: Family Breakdown (Paperback)
In this book Ms Leach makes the claim that children who stay the night with divorced fathers suffer 'emotional damage'. Not only is this deeply sexist but it will cause untold damage to the well-being of children who deserve involved fathers. It has been widely shown in numerous statistical studies that the children of absent fathers are the ones who suffer emotional damage, not the children of fathers who want to have a genuine relationship with their children.

Ms Leach's wild assertion shows a deep prejudice that calls into question her judgement on all matters related to the bringing up of children.
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Your Baby and Child
Your Baby and Child
by Penelope Leach
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.19

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Sexist, 18 Jun 2014
This review is from: Your Baby and Child (Paperback)
Penelope Leach is deeply sexist and has allowed her prejudice against men to cloud her judgement. Anyone who believes in equality should avoid buying her books or taking her advice.


Spain's Road to Empire: The Making of a World Power, 1492-1763
Spain's Road to Empire: The Making of a World Power, 1492-1763
by Henry Kamen
Edition: Paperback

12 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacks balance and objectivity, 26 Jan 2007
This is a generally well written and extensively researched book, however the author seems more intent on castigating the Castillians than he is on delivering an objective history. Some of the criticisms levelled at the Castillians seem almost personal, for example "the poor reputation of Spain in matters of courtesy and culture..." This is simply a gratuitous insult that has no place in a grown-up history. There are many more examples of unjustified and petty criticisms of Castillian culture that add nothing to Mr Kamen's argument.

If you are looking for a mature, balanced history of the Spanish Empire I would suggest you look elsewhere.


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