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Saints of the Shadow Bible (Inspector Rebus Book 19)
Saints of the Shadow Bible (Inspector Rebus Book 19)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best, 14 Mar. 2014
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Little can be said about the Rebus books that hasn't been said - every book is an excellent page turner - this is no different.


The Kerracher Man (Non-Fiction)
The Kerracher Man (Non-Fiction)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nearly, but not quite., 14 Mar. 2014
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Whilst this book undoubtedly has an interesting tale to tell, it unfortunately falls short in the telling. Trials, tribulations and personal challenges are told in a very simple, factual, almost superficial style.


The Ipcress File
The Ipcress File
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fresh and readable fifty year old, 14 Mar. 2014
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If you liked the film and are now looking to read the same story, then this isn't the book for you as the plot is very different. If however, you are looking for an espionage story with a very good and believable story, then this is a book for you. The first person written style gives it a distinct feel and, barring one or two 'leaps of faith', the plot flows well throughout. Despite being over fifty years old this book remains fresh and readable.


In the Front Line: A Doctor in War and Peace
In the Front Line: A Doctor in War and Peace
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An honest and interesting life story, 14 Mar. 2014
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This is an honest and interesting account, told in a diary style, of a man who lived through and took part in a period of great change in Britain; from the Edwardian era, through the First world War, the optimism of the early twenties to the difficult thirties and forties. Events great and small are all covered with the same easy going written style. Some reviews have suggested that this book might benefit from some professional editing - I disagree. A great deal of it's charm is in it's honest and straight forward style. Worth reading.


Spies of the First World War
Spies of the First World War
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2.0 out of 5 stars Watery and Weak, 14 Mar. 2014
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A very superficial attempt at covering the subject of spying in WW1. Little detail, guessed at 'facts' and cursory references all add up to a very weak book. Very disappointed.


Peace and War: Britain in 1914
Peace and War: Britain in 1914
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting in parts, 14 Mar. 2014
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An interesting subject that could have delivered a more balanced and representative book. There was little about the majority of the population of Britain or the colonies, and far too much about poets and artists. The political climate, including the Irish Home Rule question, were fairly well covered for a short book. Far too much space however, which demonstrated little relevance, was given over to the arts. Good in parts.


Churchill's Sacrifice of the Highland Division: France 1940
Churchill's Sacrifice of the Highland Division: France 1940
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Little Known Sacrifice, 20 Sept. 2013
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A well written account of the 51st Highland Divisions part in the Battle for France, in 1940, and it's subsequent abandonment by the Government of the time in order to appease the French Government and delay their subsequent surrender. Some of the lustre from the 'Miracle at Dunkirk' is lost when this account of what was happening a few miles further up the coast is told.


Tyneside Irish: 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th (Service) Battalions of Northumberland Fusiliers
Tyneside Irish: 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th (Service) Battalions of Northumberland Fusiliers
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well researched and well written, 20 Sept. 2013
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A well researched, well written and interesting account of raising a 'Pals' Battalion in the early part of the first World War, subsequently decimated on the Somme.


Somme 1916: And Other Experiences of the Salford Pals
Somme 1916: And Other Experiences of the Salford Pals
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good book spoilt, 20 Sept. 2013
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Some really interesting detail and personal accounts. Unfortunately the conversion into electronic format is not very good. Pictures are misaligned and often separated from their captions. Text either side of pictures does not always flow and appears out of order. All in all it makes reading this book a bit of a chore.
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The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players
The Final Whistle: The Great War in Fifteen Players
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite as described, 20 Sept. 2013
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As someone interested in military history, the First World War in particular, and Rugby Union, I looked forward to reading this book. On the whole however I found it less than interesting on either subject. More of a commentary on Edwardian society.


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