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We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
by Karen Joy Fowler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

3.0 out of 5 stars Completely Beside Ourselves, 27 April 2015
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Well researched, but not a story that engaged me. Once I learned who her sister really was, the book was over for me, on page 75.


The New Oxford Book of War Poetry (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse)
The New Oxford Book of War Poetry (Oxford Books of Prose & Verse)
by Jon Stallworthy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.69

5.0 out of 5 stars I read a poem a day just to make me ..., 29 Nov. 2014
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I read a poem a day just to make me read them, and this book is going to take some time to get through. So many to choose from and such breadth of war poetry, not just the obvious ones. A real treat.


Homicide: Foundations of Human Behavior
Homicide: Foundations of Human Behavior
by Martin Daly
Edition: Paperback
Price: £29.95

5.0 out of 5 stars makes very good sense., 29 Nov. 2014
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A superb and comprehensive book looking at evolutionary psychology. I'm an historian of homicide and interpersonal violence, and this book, in the less anthropological areas, makes very good sense.


Criminal Law, Tradition and Legal Order: Crime and the Genius of Scots Law, 1747 to the Present
Criminal Law, Tradition and Legal Order: Crime and the Genius of Scots Law, 1747 to the Present
by Lindsay Farmer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £34.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 29 Nov. 2014
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This is a comprehensive look at Scots Law, although it takes some reading.


The Luminaries
The Luminaries
by Eleanor Catton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

4.0 out of 5 stars A great book, beautifully and densely written like a modern ..., 25 Oct. 2014
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A great book, beautifully and densely written like a modern version of Trollope or Hardy. And a complex tale with a wide cast of characters all drawn with great detail. Set in 1860s New Zealand, you didn't need to know a thing about the gold rush - this book is all about human relationships, greed, passion. A cracking good read.


Scottish History For Dummies
Scottish History For Dummies
by William Knox
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent guide to Scottish history, 25 Oct. 2014
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An excellent guide to Scottish history, in bite-sized chunks that give all the main themes, plus a lot of those lesser known facts that only a true academic of Scottish history could know. A top book for anyone wishing to know everything about Scotland over the past 1000 years.


iGadgitz Water Resistant Neoprene Sports Gym Jogging Armband for Apple iPod Touch/iTouch 5th Generation 5G 32GB 64GB - Black
iGadgitz Water Resistant Neoprene Sports Gym Jogging Armband for Apple iPod Touch/iTouch 5th Generation 5G 32GB 64GB - Black
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Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Igadgitz Running Armband, 25 Jun. 2014
This is a great piece of kit. Lightweight, comfortable and easy to put on, and stays put once you're running.


Crime and the Law: The Social History of Crime in Western Europe Since 1500 (The Europa social history of human experience)
Crime and the Law: The Social History of Crime in Western Europe Since 1500 (The Europa social history of human experience)
by V.A.C. Gatrell
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Crime and the Law, 27 May 2014
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A very well researched collection of essays on aspects of crime. Stand out chapters are The London Garrotting Panic of 1862, which resonates with today's media frenzies, and Gatrell's own chapter The Decline of Theft and Violence in Victorian and Edwardian England.


Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip - Book One: 1
Moomin: The Complete Tove Jansson Comic Strip - Book One: 1
by Tove Jansson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Moomin Heaven, 25 April 2014
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Having grown up on Tintin cartoon strip, reading Moomin in this format has been no problem for my 9 year old. I thought I might have caught Moomin too late for him, but he's been ensconced in Moominland ever since choosing this collection of stories. Great children's stories, beautifully written and illustrated, which feed the young imagination.


The Adventures of Blake and Mortimer: The Yellow "M" v. 1 (Adventures of Blake & Mortimer)
The Adventures of Blake and Mortimer: The Yellow "M" v. 1 (Adventures of Blake & Mortimer)
by Edgar P. Jacobs
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The Yellow M, 25 April 2014
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This old-fashioned cartoon detective strip was wolfed down by my 9 year old who has grown up on the original Tintin strips. I feel the request for more of these stories coming on in time for the Summer holiday reading.


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