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Watts Chapel: A Guide to the Symbols of Mary Watts' Arts and Crafts Masterpiece
Watts Chapel: A Guide to the Symbols of Mary Watts' Arts and Crafts Masterpiece
by Mark Bills
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Matchless guide, 16 Sept. 2014
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Excellent and detailed book. It will inspire me to revisit the chapel and look at it properly this time!


Amusement Park Rides (Shire Library)
Amusement Park Rides (Shire Library)
by Martin Easdown
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent Shire book, 8 April 2014
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I had wanted a complementary - but not too long - book to accompany one I had which concentrated almost exclusively on carousels. This one fitted the bill perfectly in all respects, and reminded the reader of the time when Margate and Southend-on-Sea etc were the places to go!


A Sixteenth-Century Book of Trades: Das Standebuch: Das Ständebuch
A Sixteenth-Century Book of Trades: Das Standebuch: Das Ständebuch
by Hans Sachs
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £35.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A step back in time, 23 Sept. 2013
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Wonderful to see all these many forgotten jobs all beautifully illustrated and described. You can almost imagine yourself back in the era; great social history.


Asphalt Renaissance
Asphalt Renaissance
by Kurt Wenner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 23 Sept. 2013
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Wonderful pictures and a great personal story from Kurt Wenner, who comes across as a really good guy. I learnt a great deal about street art from this.


Playing Cards - History of the Pack and Explanations of Its Many Secrets
Playing Cards - History of the Pack and Explanations of Its Many Secrets
by W. Gurney Benham
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit hard to read..., 23 Sept. 2013
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Afraid I gave up on this; there was no table of contents and really tiny print! A shame, because I don't doubt it would have been interesting.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice colours!, 23 Sept. 2013
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Fine in itself, and for the price excellent value. It would be good to have more SEPARATE compartments for chains though, to avoid damage, and the ring holders open from one end only - so a bit irksome if you wanted a particular ring further up the line. Otherwise really good, and I do appreciate these comments are a bit nit-picking.


The Art of the Illusion: Deceptions to Challenge the Eye and the Mind
The Art of the Illusion: Deceptions to Challenge the Eye and the Mind
by Brad Honeycutt
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good...but not definitive, 20 Aug. 2012
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I guess it all depends how much you already know about illusions and artworks using them. While this book has many new and beautiful pictures, the principles behind them are not so new - not that there was any claim to be so. The text preamble was pretty short, which might be welcome for some readers. In short, I would rate this book as a worthy addition to a collection of similar themed works, but there are, in my view better overall works (eg Seeing Double, The Eye Beguiled)The Eye Beguiled Optical IllusionsSeeing Double


Lighthouse Postcard album with 50 clear pockets, green
Lighthouse Postcard album with 50 clear pockets, green
Offered by Prophila GmbH
Price: £13.95

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok..., 29 Jun. 2012
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I had been searching for a reasonably priced post-card - as opposed to photo - album for some time. I am glad I saw the reviews which warned that the pockets were a little on the small size for most of today's postcards, even so-called 'standard' ones as I was able to fit in only about half of those I wanted to group together. It looks better in the photograph too! Not the greatest value for money in my view.


William De Morgan (Shire Library)
William De Morgan (Shire Library)
by Bob Higgins and Christopher Sstolbert Robinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars William De Morgan, 23 Mar. 2012
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Informative and beautifully illustrated; another excellent Shire product which pitches the subject matter just right. Plenty of further suggestions where one can read more academic works - but this probably meets most people's needs.


Animal London
Animal London
by Ianthe Ruthven
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Animal London, 29 Nov. 2011
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Does exactly what it says on the tin - may not necessarily be definitive as invariably some favourites might not make it, but the author explains this is in the interest of variety. Wonderful photos and you can have fun seeking out less well known landmarks.


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