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The Radetzky March
The Radetzky March
by Joseph Roth
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 14 Dec 2014
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A very interesting novel written in a unique style centering on a critical time and place in europe


A Question Of Loyalties (Canongate Classics)
A Question Of Loyalties (Canongate Classics)
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5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend this novel, 14 Dec 2014
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I highly recommend this novel. It is a deeply involving story in which Massie uses one man's life lived through and involved in the drama of the second world war and in particular life in Vichy France. It contains lyrical passages that, at times, rise to poetic levels but always hinting at shadows behind. Look out for the account of a ride on horseback across the South African Veldt at dawn; told as apparent nostalgia but ending with an allusion that spells loss and grief. The manipulation of time and place is masterly and if the overall tone is tough and despairing, the last section (perhaps a little too long-if so, the only fault) suggests the possibility of reclaiming a little of what has been for so long lost.


The Last Englishman: The Life of J.L Carr
The Last Englishman: The Life of J.L Carr
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4.0 out of 5 stars Throws a light on an unjustly little known writer., 3 Sep 2014
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This biography justly acknowledges a very fine and surprisingly little known author and reads rather like a Carr novel itself.
I would have liked a little more delving into Carr's background in order to arrive at a fuller view of his personality.
Well worth a read.


Antwerp  wall light in antique brass finish complete with opal glass shade
Antwerp wall light in antique brass finish complete with opal glass shade
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 30 July 2014
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A good buy.


Spero (Kindle Singles)
Spero (Kindle Singles)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful read. A story of great courage, 30 July 2014
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A wonderful read. A story of great courage, interest and adventure.
If this were available in book form, I would buy a copy and give it an honourable place in my shelves


Three Romes (Kindle Singles)
Three Romes (Kindle Singles)
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Unpleasant, pretentious and pointless. If it were a ..., 30 July 2014
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Unpleasant, pretentious and pointless. If it were a physical book I would destroy it; as it is, it lurks on Cloud and I am unable to annihilate it.
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The Cunning Man
The Cunning Man
by Robertson Davies
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars R D scores again, 3 May 2014
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For someone who thought 'Murther and Walking Spirits' was Robertson Davies last book, it came as water in a parched land to discover another. With this author his books are like the legend of the of the seven princesses; each one is more beautiful the the others.
It is full of the usual intelligence, humour and fascinating story telling.
If you like any you will like this and if you don't know Robertson Davies then go out and buy as many as you can lay your hands on.


Silverline 245077 Extendable Pruning Saw 1.5 - 2.5m
Silverline 245077 Extendable Pruning Saw 1.5 - 2.5m
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well made saw, 3 May 2014
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The blade is razor sharp when new and will continue to cut well for a long time but when it finally blunts it is not possible to resharpen it so the user is well advised to use it only for high pruning; an ordinary saw will do all the low work.
The mechanism works well and it is comfortable to use.


Medieval Wall Paintings (Shire Library)
Medieval Wall Paintings (Shire Library)
by Roger Rosewell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars We garner the fruits of an enthusiast, 3 May 2014
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This is a joy of a book; in a small compass it covers all the basics of what is known of church wall paintings and is well illustrated.
It very capably and sensitively covers the theology and beliefs that gave rise to this rich, if much damaged, heritage.
Buy it and see if you can resist setting off to inspect what you have read of.


How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters
How We Invented Freedom & Why It Matters
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every Englishman should be made to read this, 29 April 2014
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This is a magnificent book from a man who is always interesting in everything he writes. The scope and sweep are exhilarating and whilst there are many things that one needs corroboration of and some that one seriously questions, The overall theme convinces and informs. If you care about anything, read this


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