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The Worlds Greatest - Guitar Teacher
The Worlds Greatest - Guitar Teacher
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality gift, 28 Feb. 2015
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Wonderful gift for my daughters guitar teacher at Christmas. Went down a treat. Good quality mug. Would recommend to all.


Bright Side Plaque - Man Cave
Bright Side Plaque - Man Cave
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 Feb. 2015
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Very good quality. Would recommend! Am impressed:-)


Subliminal: The New Unconscious and What it Teaches Us
Subliminal: The New Unconscious and What it Teaches Us
by Leonard Mlodinow
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great subject, great book., 9 Feb. 2014
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Like Mlodinow's previous book on randomness, The Drunkard's Walk, this book blends up to date science with a relaxed style which comfortably veers into storytelling.

Like the best teachers, the author is not some impersonal, remote figure but rather a real life character exploring a fascinating subject with you.

Much of the content will be familiar to readers of other popular neuroscience books but is nonetheless enjoyable for that and there are one or two gems of new information in here even for someone who has read quite widely in the field.

I laughed out loud on a number of occasions (particularly as he described his mother's interaction with the tortoise!) and learnt enough to keep me hooked.


The Voynich Manuscript: The Unsolved Riddle of an Extraordinary 16th Century Book Which Even Today Defies Interpretation
The Voynich Manuscript: The Unsolved Riddle of an Extraordinary 16th Century Book Which Even Today Defies Interpretation
by Gerry Kennedy
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A useful introduction to anyone who is unfamiliar with the manuscript, 9 Feb. 2014
While trying to think of plot hooks for my novel, The Voynich Deception, I remembered reading this book and sought out another copy.

There are books that put forward one explanation or another more strongly but this gives a good overview of the known history and several of the competing theories.

As another reviewer comments it is missing a particularly interesting theory, Nick Pelling's Averlino theory. This shouldn't be taken as a criticism of Kennedy and Churchill though, they were likely unaware of it as both books were published at around the same time.

Overall this book would be a useful introduction to anyone who is unfamiliar with the manuscript but suffers slightly from the lack of a revised edition and the subsequent publication by Yale of full colour scans of the manuscript itself. For anybody who wants to get up to date a trawl of the internet would be a necessary addition.


The Curse of the Voynich: The Secret History of the World's Most Mysterious Manuscript
The Curse of the Voynich: The Secret History of the World's Most Mysterious Manuscript
by Nicholas John Pelling
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A refreshing approach to a fascinating subject, 7 Feb. 2014
The Curse of the Voynich doesn't try to attempt a translation of the text (except for small sample pieces to test specific elements of the author's theories) but instead addresses the questions of where the manuscript came from, who authored it and why.

I found this a very refreshing approach and, given that the results of any successful translation are unlikely to be fascinating in and of themselves, actually the more interesting part of the challenge. (Unless of course you believe the manuscript was written by aliens or contains the secrets of the Illuminati, in which case this probably isn't the book for you anyway!)

Whether or not you ultimately agree with his conclusion as to the identity of the author, Nick Pelling makes a persuasive case based on evidence from a variety of fields. I, for one, found myself convinced of much of it and perhaps even more importantly thoroughly enjoyed reading it.


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