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Zimbabwe: Years of Hope and Despair
Zimbabwe: Years of Hope and Despair
by Philip Barclay
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.48

1.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Opinion no Substance, 22 April 2016
Utterly self-opinionated, riddled with left wing simplistic snap judgements. Lacks depth or any sort intellectual rigour. Avoid at all costs unless you read the Guardian and are comfortable in the world of Corbyn chattering classes who know it all, criticise and snipe, yet know nothing about another countries actual complexities and realities, I am not surprised that Barclay has not published anything else since(?) and has probably fled back to the junior levels of the diplomatic core to scape a living as he probably couldn't succeed as an author based on this work.


All the Cathedrals of France
All the Cathedrals of France
by Basil Cottle
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Comprehensive, 17 April 2015
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Really comprehensive and instructive tells you more than you'll ever need to know about all of France's Cathedrals


Loving the Band
Loving the Band
Price: £1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really good, 15 April 2013
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Found out about this book on movellas and decided I had to read it. The storyline is really good and I really liked it. The only think I did`nt like was as this book was originally about one direction sometimes the band sound a bit to like them. Overall this book is really good and I would read it again


The Sims 3 (Nintendo 3DS)
The Sims 3 (Nintendo 3DS)
Offered by Soprano Entertainment
Price: £42.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great, 24 Oct. 2012
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i love this game the only other sims game i have is the sims 2 ends but this game is really good the oonly down side is that you cant have babies but because i want to do that im gonna get the pc version.

Overall it rocks


Microcosm: A Portrait of a Central European City
Microcosm: A Portrait of a Central European City
by Norman Davies
Edition: Paperback
Price: £20.00

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent account of forgotten city in the West, 22 May 2011
Wroclaw/Breslau remains, despite its turblent recent history, a beautiful and impressive central European city. If you get the chance go! It is ideal for a city break, and stands scrutiny against Prague, Cracow and Vienna.

This book more than does justice to its incredible history, torn between the ethnic fault lines of Slav and German. In particular how the second largest city in Prussia (today with a population similar in size to Frankfurt) as a result of the most terrible war in human history changed in a matter of three years into the Polish city of Wroclaw. Altogether up to 14 million Germans were "evacuated" from the East and Breslau was along with Stettin, Danzig and Konigsburg were the most spectacular casualties.

Poland's borders also moved 200 miles to the West, involving the loss of Wilno (todays Vilnius in Lithuania) and more significantly to this story Lvov (now Lviv in the Ukraine)- better known to many by the German name of Lemburg when part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Amazingly many of Lvov's institutions including the university simply upped and moved directly to Wroclaw.

A totally fascinating and largely unknown story in the West. Norman Davies is one of my favourite authors, and this is probably his best book. One day I hope he may write an account of the whole movement of peoples in the East at the end of WW2.


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