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The Daughters of Mars
The Daughters of Mars
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4.0 out of 5 stars An absorbing glimpse into the effects of war., 14 Jun 2013
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Very good writing (as expected from Thomas Kenealey. Graphic descriptions of the results of bnattle make it a good anti-war story, but also informative and thought-provoking. The characters are well-drawn and smack of honesty, rather than cimply characters in a fictional account.

I missed the use of inverted commas, but think I could get used to it!


Italy - Lombardy, North Italian Lakes Marco Polo Map (Marco Polo Maps (Multilingual))
Italy - Lombardy, North Italian Lakes Marco Polo Map (Marco Polo Maps (Multilingual))
by Marco Polo
Edition: Map
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nearly all of Norther Italy in your ;pocket., 14 Jun 2013
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A good map, with fully detailed cartography. So many details, in fact, that it was often difficult to find locations. But this is clearly a good fault!


God Lost and Found
God Lost and Found
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5.0 out of 5 stars We need an intellectually respectable approach to faith; here it is!, 14 Jun 2013
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A sensible and cogent basis for faith. Easy to read and friendly to the general reader. I should like this to be widely read: so many of the objections to faith are met. This slim volume is a big boost to a life of fa and ith.


Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure
Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure
by Tim Jeal
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read about some of the people who changed the face of Africa and the world., 30 Mar 2013
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I rated 4 stars, because 5 would indicate perfection! A well researched, excellently written and gripping account of intrepid Victorian explorers in East Africa. Richard Burton, John Speke, the Bakers (Florence and Samuel), James Grant, David Livingstone and Henry Stanley are the six men and one woman whose achievements, ambitions and sufferings are described, leaving the reader wondering at human endurance and courage. This is no lionised account but a warts-and all story of almost unbelievable adventure. The rivalries of the explorers and their personal mixed motives for their journeys are clearly described, but what stands out is the persistence, the heroism and the almost obsessive persistence of the explorers. Tim Jeal writes evocatively of East Africa, making the volume a delight to anyone who has ever lived there. Enormously entertaining and most informative.
After reading this volume, I noted the reviewers' blurbs about Jeal's earlier volume on Stanley. I orders igt straight away and it too did not disappoint. Both books highly recommended!


Conversations with Meister Eckhart
Conversations with Meister Eckhart
by Meister Eckhart
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.74

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Serious religion, 4 Aug 2010
Simon Parke has made Meister Eckhart accessible. The format of personal interviews carries the reader along in a logical and thought-provoking path into Eckhart's mystical thought. This is a book that provokes serious thought and which leads the reader into the essence of the religious experience. It is also a book to dip into more than once, as Meister Eckhart's meaning is oftenfar from obvious.

John Ridout


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