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Occupational Hazards: My Time Governing in Iraq
Occupational Hazards: My Time Governing in Iraq
by Rory Stewart
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

5.0 out of 5 stars The Reality of Adminstration!, 17 July 2015
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An interesting account of the pitfalls and culture of working in a governing capacity in another country. It's to be hoped that his account is used by diplomatic wannabes as a lesson in what actually happens so they can prepare themselves!


The Manual of Horsemanship (The Pony Club) (British Horse Society)
The Manual of Horsemanship (The Pony Club) (British Horse Society)
by Pony Club Training Committee
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A useful buy!, 17 July 2015
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Older version but still packed full of stuff everyone needs to know, not just Pony Clubbers!


Johnson's Life of London: The People Who Made the City That Made the World
Johnson's Life of London: The People Who Made the City That Made the World
by Boris Johnson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, scholarly read!, 23 Jan. 2015
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Fantastic details about things and people you didn't know were connected with London, in this entertaining history of the place! Fab book, written in a scholarly but very readable way!


Seventy-Two Virgins
Seventy-Two Virgins
by Boris Johnson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars but is quietly amusing rather than laugh out loud funny. Gives a very good insiders description of the ..., 5 Jan. 2015
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In another review it was said that Seventy two Virgins was similar to Tom Sharpe's books, I think this is true, but is quietly amusing rather than laugh out loud funny. Gives a very good insiders description of the interior of the places mentioned, and knowledgeable about the people involved and their background. All in all a good read!


McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime
McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime
by Misha Glenny
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Good review of TCO's, 27 Nov. 2014
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An in depth story of transnational organised crime! Gives a good understanding of how this works, which was what I wanted! probably a little out of date now with all the changes to the world order and cyber crime in recent years, but it tells how these crime organisations adapt quickly to take advantage of changing times.


Sisters In Arms: British Army Nurses Tell Their Story
Sisters In Arms: British Army Nurses Tell Their Story
by Nicola Tyrer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Good Overview, 27 Nov. 2014
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A good overall view of the Queen Alexandra nurses, but I wanted something a bit more in depth about the nursing in Belsen, and this wasn't it, though it was quite interesting.


Notes From a Small Military
Notes From a Small Military
by Major-General Chip Chapman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.58

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5.0 out of 5 stars It is what it says in the title!, 21 May 2014
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An interesting insight into a military career, quite funny at times, with a professional's view about the more technical aspects of being a soldier and commander.


Dirty Dealing: The Untold Truth about Global Money Laundering, International Crime and Terrorism
Dirty Dealing: The Untold Truth about Global Money Laundering, International Crime and Terrorism
by Peter Lilley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Academic!, 21 Nov. 2013
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I bought this to help me understand about organised crime because I work in eastern Europe. I found it quite dry reading, but it covers a lot of ground in an academic way. It's useful as a cross reference with other books about the subject as it explains areas covered in a straightforward way, but, for me, I needed other books to fill in the gaps about day to day working practices.


Dirty Cash: Organised Crime in the 21st Century (True Crime)
Dirty Cash: Organised Crime in the 21st Century (True Crime)
by David Southwell
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Briefing!, 21 Nov. 2013
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I bought this book because I work in Eastern Europe and wanted to find out how organised crime works as everything seems to be 'mafia' out there! This was a very good book to tell me! It's written in a chatty but factual style as if someone was giving me a briefing about the subject, and covers pretty much everything. It focuses on the main organised crime gangs, their background, what they do, how they're organised, how they evolved and how they work now. It makes interesting reading!


The Kill List
The Kill List
by Frederick Forsyth
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.14

5.0 out of 5 stars Another Freddie good read!, 24 Oct. 2013
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Frederick Forsyth always manages to convey all the nuances and drama in his books without using any unnessecary wordage! That's his skill! Another well written and well researched book that keeps the reader interested through to the last page, which accounts for the fact that I'm now so tired as I couldn't put it down!


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