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The Secret History
The Secret History
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 Sep 2014
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outstanding


Will In The World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
Will In The World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 5 Aug 2014
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Makes the most of the limited information available. Interesting and informative.


52 Ways Of Looking At A Poem: or How Reading Modern Poetry Can Change Your Life: A Poem for Every Week of the Year
52 Ways Of Looking At A Poem: or How Reading Modern Poetry Can Change Your Life: A Poem for Every Week of the Year
by Ruth Padel
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Here was I thinking that the art of poetry was ..., 5 Aug 2014
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Here was I thinking that the art of poetry was dying! Clearly it's alive and well.
The format of the book - a poem a week - is also original and effective and the literary analysis is top-class. A real find.


The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 31 July 2014
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This review is from: The Goldfinch (Kindle Edition)
Like all her books, well written and absorbing


Breaking Stalin's Nose
Breaking Stalin's Nose
by Eugene Yelchin
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars a child in Stalinist Russia, 23 Jan 2014
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I would recommend this book to 8 year-olds (read together with an adult) and older children to read themselves. My own grandson entered into the life and feelings of the protagonist, anticipated (not always correctly) what would happen, becoming completely absorbed in the story, and entering into the moral and emotional dilemmas, while at the same time gaining an insight into the Stalinist era and its implications for the people who lived through it.


A New Psalm: A Guide to Psalms as Literature
A New Psalm: A Guide to Psalms as Literature
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you really want to come to grips with psalms, 23 Jan 2014
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Benjamin Segal's comprehensive literary analysis brings together a wealth of research to support his own in-depth and fine-grained analysis of each and every one the Psalms. His careful reading opens up new insights with every line. The book is a joy to read and study, a treasure to explore and return to.


A Place of Greater Safety
A Place of Greater Safety
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful picture of the period and the characters, 24 Dec 2013
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I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys novels which flesh out the characters and period. The interactive style allows one to identify with the characters and become involved in the development of events.


Ink in the Blood: A Hospital Diary
Ink in the Blood: A Hospital Diary
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 24 Dec 2013
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After reading Wolf Hall and Bring up the bodies, I was disappointed by this personal story of a hospital experience, which I felt was forced into a 'literary' description .. I skipped to the end.


Bring Up the Bodies
Bring Up the Bodies
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interactive style makes this book difficult to put down, 24 Dec 2013
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I read more and more slowly as I came to the end of this book, reluctant to finish it.. The innovative style makes for interactive reading. Based very largely on dialogue, one enters into the hearts and minds of the characters, at the same time gaining an in-depth picture of the period.


Spirituality of the Psalms (Facets)
Spirituality of the Psalms (Facets)
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5.0 out of 5 stars comprehensive overview which enables in-depth study, 24 Dec 2013
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I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to study the psalms in depth. It provides a comprehensive overview of psalms which encompasses the entire range of human experience in relation to God, including not only one's more 'acceptable' responses of praise and thanksgiving, but also the anger, protest and resentment that are part of the human experience and which we are more reluctant to address to the Almighty.


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