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The Nile: Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present
The Nile: Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present
by Toby Wilkinson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.59

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Having sailed down the Nile from Cairo to Aswan it's ..., 5 July 2014
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Having sailed down the Nile from Cairo to Aswan it's brings back many memories of a trip you can no longer do as a tourist, with the added fascination of the fast history that has shaped the river and the banks f the Nile.
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Cuddlestime 70cm Lying Tiger Soft Plush Toy (Brown)
Cuddlestime 70cm Lying Tiger Soft Plush Toy (Brown)

5.0 out of 5 stars Good gift, 5 July 2014
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Just the right size greatly appreciated as a gift


Outremer
Outremer
Price: £1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good link between history & fiction, 28 Mar. 2013
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This review is from: Outremer (Kindle Edition)
It's a good historical fiction novel linking an I interesting fictional character into a major historical period which involved major figures in history. The main fictional character Geoffrey had depth and a history with a family and links to other key figures in history of Outremer. If you enjoy historical fiction especially around the Crusades this is an enjoyable read


Conquest: The English Kingdom of France in the Hundred Years War
Conquest: The English Kingdom of France in the Hundred Years War
by Juliet Barker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - In part the story of an unsung hero John Duke of Bedford, 4 Mar. 2013
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Found this fascinating; what happened after Agincourt a story rarely told and although Henry was still the King and key strategist up to his death in 1422, it was his brother John Duke of Bedford who picks up the mantel of strategist and continuing Henry's dream of a joint kingdom ruled from England. He does this with sound political and strategic plans and solid negotiating with key allies, notably the Duke of Burgundy. What's the book gives you is the gradual loss of interest in England and fund not being provided to carry on with Henry's plans and his dream. And finally how his son wasn't the warrior his father or for that matter his grandfather was.


PIRATE: Corsair
PIRATE: Corsair
by Tim Severin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

2.0 out of 5 stars Lacks action, 29 Oct. 2010
This review is from: PIRATE: Corsair (Paperback)
Having read three of these books I do tend to agree with others about the historical context etc, but they lacked sort of action. After reading the Corsair I got the two follow on books The Buccaneer and the Sea Pirate hoping that Hector Lynch would indeed become a pirate, perhaps not Bluebeard or Captain Blood, or at worst Captain Jack Sparrow; but he didn't seem to become anything and the more I read the more I lost interest in him and the story. Disappointing.


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