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Victoria & Abdul: The True Story Of The Queen's Closest Confidant
Victoria & Abdul: The True Story Of The Queen's Closest Confidant
by Shrabani Basu
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars a young man with an eye on opportunity who became an essential bulwark to a sad old lady who was captive in her own notions ..., 22 Sept. 2015
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Deeply researched and clearly written account of Queen Victoria's relationship with her munshi Abdul Karim, a young man with an eye on opportunity who became an essential bulwark to a sad old lady who was captive in her own notions of her role. The royal family, the Governments of the day, her Household and her servants, both Indian and English, greatly resented his influence and he was tactless in enjoying the Queen's favour. An historical byway that lends itself to a somewhat 'romantic' treatment, underlined by Victoria's passionate belief in Empire and the Raj that she would never see.


Extra Tough Wooden Nail Brush With Firm Cactus Bristles
Extra Tough Wooden Nail Brush With Firm Cactus Bristles
Offered by Bodylife-uk Ltd
Price: £3.88

2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 23 April 2015
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Mine split from end to end and the bristles fell out


VonShef Slim White Glass Digital Kitchen Scale, 5kg, Free 2 Year Warranty
VonShef Slim White Glass Digital Kitchen Scale, 5kg, Free 2 Year Warranty
Offered by DOMU UK
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Another von Chef success. Why the silly brand name ..., 23 April 2015
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Another von Chef success. Why the silly brand name?


The Third Man: Special Edition [DVD] [1949]
The Third Man: Special Edition [DVD] [1949]
Dvd ~ Orson Welles
Offered by ceekayone
Price: £9.75

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 23 April 2015
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In retrospect a rather boring film!
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VonShef Premium Electric Citrus Fruit Juicer / Extractor 85W - Free 2 Year Warranty
VonShef Premium Electric Citrus Fruit Juicer / Extractor 85W - Free 2 Year Warranty
Offered by DOMU UK
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 April 2015
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Excellent in design and use. Does what it says on the tin


A Writer At War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945
A Writer At War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An editor at war?, 19 Jan. 2014
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Grossman's note books, here loosely stringed together, are full of interesting detail. To enjoy the whole, however, one needs a good deal of detailed historical about Hitler's invasion of Russia, the behaviour of both sides, army deployments, Russian reverses at the time Grossman is writing. The editorial material is very little help if this is lacking.


The Second World War
The Second World War
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Detail v Overview, 25 Jan. 2013
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The highly promising starting point - Japan, China and Stalin - is overlaid by too much detail at certain points, mainly the major battles in Russia, much of it in longer form in 'Stalingrad.' Tremendous grasp but not enough balance.


How People Tick: A Guide to Over 50 Types of Difficult People and How to Handle Them
How People Tick: A Guide to Over 50 Types of Difficult People and How to Handle Them
by Mike Leibling
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars People Management in 51 Short Lessons, 11 Oct. 2011
A good-humoured, easy read that carries a lot of thoughtful help for dealing positively with those difficult situations when the easy answer is to dismiss one's colleagues or clients as impossible to manage (and incidentally thereby to expose one's own lack of management skills.) An invaluable book. Just decide which category best describes the problem person, look up the advice on the causes of his or her behaviour, and approach the solution, calmly, in the manner suggested; the author's tips are particularly useful guidance. Problem solved. One further thought, do any of these 50 types of difficult people cover me?


Margaret Costa's Four Seasons Cookery Book
Margaret Costa's Four Seasons Cookery Book
by Margaret Costa
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic, 28 Sept. 2010
One of the neglected greats; Margaret Costa was a knowledgeable researcher, a fine restaurateur and an inspirational and amusing writer. What's more, her recipes all work. A book for every foodie with a repertoire of dishes but who doesn't aspire to be a television chef.


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