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The Man Who Would Be King
The Man Who Would Be King

5.0 out of 5 stars magnificent, 21 Jun. 2014
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The wonderful story of two adventurers in a world long gone and a less inspiring place. A must for any traveller.


Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest
Into The Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest
by Wade Davis
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent and Compelling, 29 Dec. 2012
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This book is like the journey of the men it portrays; determined,idealistic, driven. It not only covers in impressive detail the history of Everest discovery up to the fateful expedition of 1924, but it also examines the the mood of the times in the wake of the horror of the First World War.

Wade Davies has shown an impressive attention to detail that makes the exploits of these early explorers seem unimagineable to todays rather passive generation. We all as people use words either written or spoken to inspire us, in reading the final chapter of this book the meaning of our lives is put into sharp focus; and it is a reminder to those who greive the heroic death of the young that perhaps they were content with gamble on life they took and in doing so will never experience the beginnings of decay.


Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activites and the True Story Behind the List
Oskar Schindler: The Untold Account of His Life, Wartime Activites and the True Story Behind the List
by David Crowe
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Schindler; The definitive biography, 17 Nov. 2011
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It is disappointing to read reviews from people who have only read 150 pages of a 700 page book.I have to agree that the opening hundred or so pages are at best tedious, but the book rapidly gathers pace and some of the detail is extraordinary. The fate of Goth's mistress after the war is stranger than any fiction (I won't spoil it for the reader)and is an example of the detail that eventually warms the reader to the author.
Schindler is a complex man. Womaniser, fraudster, and yet after making a fortune from his activities in Krakow he decides to give it all up to save lives of many of his Jewish workers. Why? This answer is addressed in some detail and it certainly left me wiser than I was before I tackled this huge book.
The is a little long winded but for all that it is a fascinating insight into one the twentieth centuries most hypnotic characters.


Terry Street
Terry Street
by Douglas Dunn
Edition: Paperback

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpeice of Poetry, 9 Aug. 2008
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This is a wonderful book. Many years ago I came across it in a local shop and simply stood and read the whole thing!

It covers Dunn's time in Hull when he lived on Terry street. His observations are superb and deeply moving from the the family moving home pushing their belongings in an old cart with the oldest out in front "pushing of all things a lawnmower," Dunn notes that there is no grass in Terry Street, but "I wish that man well, I wish him grass."

His observations are often funny as well as sad, from the women who "find themselves stiff and rotten at fifty with bad legs outside cheap drinking houses on Grand National Day," to the drunks that come home ten mins before the snow.

If you like like your poetry, urban, real, superbly crafted, buy this book.
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A Galloway Childhood (Local History)
A Galloway Childhood (Local History)
by Ian Niall
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Escape to Galloway, 7 Jun. 2005
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A truly magical book. This book takes the reader to Galloway in the 1920`s. A world of trotting horses and show cattle of poachers and characters long since lost to urbanization.
I urge you to read this book and escape.


A Galloway Childhood
A Galloway Childhood
by Ian Niall
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Master Class of Prose, 2 Jun. 2005
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This is an exceptional book by a gifted but little known writer, Ian Niall. It the story of his childhood in Galloway. Brought up by his Grandparents and Aunts on a farm near Wigtown, it traces a magical journey of trotting horses, poachers, cattle shows and love.
The writer is able to broaden very personal experiences into a wider view on life and living which would touch the reader in any age.
This is a special book, and I urge the reader who enjoys wit , wisdom and intelligent writing to read this book. You will not be disappionted.


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