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Greenmantle
Greenmantle
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Full of action and adventure, 7 Oct 2013
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The novel follows on from Richard Hannay's adventure uncovering a spy plot in The 39 steps. Richard is now an army Major and seasoned veteran in France in World War 1. Injured and consigned to blighty he recovers and receives a request to present himself at he War Office. He is surprised to find that this meeting is not to receive papers to rejoin his regiment but a request to undertake a special assignment on the eastern front.

This, unlike The 39 Steps, is a full length novel which grips the imagination of the reader in certain parts and is most enjoyable. The detail underpinning the story; the political framework; the knowledge of Turkish custom and army deployment demonstrates John Buchan's wide knowledge and experience in his own political life. However, in places the detail of the Battle of Looes and other parts of the plot, for instance, assumes that the reader already knows the background to the situation leaving the reader to half-guess the meaning of the paragraph. Nevertheless, Greenmantle is an excellent spy thriller with lots of action and adventure and probably warrants an airing on the big screen.


The Thirty-Nine Steps
The Thirty-Nine Steps
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic thriller novel, 7 Oct 2013
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One of the founding fathers of the thriller novel. Richard Hannay has been in London for 12 months after making his "pile" as a mining engineer in South Africa. Bored and contemplating returning to South Africa his life is turned upside down when a secret agent is assassinated in his apartment and he goes on the run. One of John Buchan's best and most famous novels which was made into a film three times in seventy years.


ACER ASPIRE 5750 15.6" LAPTOP SCREEN
ACER ASPIRE 5750 15.6" LAPTOP SCREEN
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fitted this laptop screen in 30 minutes, 7 Oct 2013
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Bought this as a replacement for my laptop that I dropped and the screen looked like it had been plastered in black ink blots. Arrived within 24 hours. Watched a YouTube video on how to replace a laptop screen. Had this new screen up and running in 30 minutes. Only tricky part is connecting the snap connector but once done the new screen works perfectly.
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Childrens Telescopic Fishing Rod with hooks sinkers and floats
Childrens Telescopic Fishing Rod with hooks sinkers and floats
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good beginners angling kit, 12 Aug 2013
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Ok for a child to learn basic fishing. The two supplied hooks did not have eyes so I was unable to attach them to the fishing line so had to use proper hooks.


Huntingtower
Huntingtower
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4.0 out of 5 stars Typical John Buchan thriller, 3 Jun 2013
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Good storyline full of adventure and intrigue. Easy to read with lots of interesting Scottish background facts. Similar to The 39 Steps.


Prester John
Prester John
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Set in Scotland and South Africa, 3 Jun 2013
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Entertaining account of a Scottish lad seeking his future in South Africa and encountering a character from his past who has a mission to fulfil. Interesting account of tribal uprisings in South Africa during the early part of 20th Century.


In the Ranks of the C.I.V.
In the Ranks of the C.I.V.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting account of Boer campaign, 3 Jun 2013
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More of a journal and diary than a book. However, interesting first hand day-today account of experiences in the Boer War campaign in South Africa


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