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Crown and Country: A History of England through the Monarchy
Crown and Country: A History of England through the Monarchy
Price: £6.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed., 2 Jun. 2015
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Interesting and informative, I thoroughly enjoyed.


Duronic B101P Baby Monitor - Fully Rechargeable - 2.4 GHz 250m Wireless Colour Digital Video & Sound with Night Vision
Duronic B101P Baby Monitor - Fully Rechargeable - 2.4 GHz 250m Wireless Colour Digital Video & Sound with Night Vision

1.0 out of 5 stars Awful., 2 Jun. 2015
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This was the first item that I have ever returned to Amazon. As a baby monitor, the inability to pick up a signal unless camera and monitor are less than two feet apart is a bit problematic, to say the least. Even then, the signal would drop every few seconds leading to a sharp beeping sound which is sure to wake up the whole household. I returned this item and got a summer monitor which is excellent.


Mr Blue: Memoirs of a Renegade
Mr Blue: Memoirs of a Renegade
Price: £2.61

5.0 out of 5 stars An extraordinary life, 22 Feb. 2013
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Simply put, this was an excellent book about the misdeeds and misadventures of a former juvenile criminal. What is more surprising is that Bunker writes with such eloquence.
Recommended highly.


The Cold Six Thousand
The Cold Six Thousand
by James Ellroy
Edition: Paperback

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Machine gun delivery,breathless experience., 16 Mar. 2006
This review is from: The Cold Six Thousand (Paperback)
Elroys style has always been so distictive that You could recognise it on a dark night.The cold six thousand however sees his prose at the far end of even his own out-there spectrum.
The first time I attempted T.C.S.T I have to admit that the writing style put a barrier between me and enjoying the work,and I put it away for a few months.
Returning afresh however and with a few chapters under my belt,It finally clicked and I was well and truly hooked.
What Elroy has done is create an experience that is not unlike literary crack.Short,sharp exchanges that neither try to overly explain a situation but moves so quickly and with such utter style that You cannot help but to keep reading.
The plot occasionally fragments but Youre never far from a plot strand that You cannot wait to read more of.
I understand how many reviewers of this book have criticised this book in comparison to Elroys other classics,but if you decide to read this,then it is an experience that cannot easily be matched.The authority of the writing makes it hard to realise at times that this is a work of fiction and that Elroy hasnt had access to the truth.


Alias Grace
Alias Grace
by Margaret Atwood
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Achingly beautiful., 16 Mar. 2006
This review is from: Alias Grace (Paperback)
So many of the other reviews here have summarised the plot of Alias Grace,and far more succintly than I could do.
I wanted just to reiterate that Atwoods book is utterly marvelous.
So many works of fiction substitute characterisation and emotion for a "thrilling"plot,with endless plot twists (are You listening Dan Brown).Atwood however,writes characters that not only do You care for whilst reading the work,but also that live with You for some time after.Grace Marks is a complex,sensuous creation that feels as well rounded as any character I have ever read.
In summation,urge You to read this book,to experience fiction at its very best from a masterful authoress at the height of her substantial power.


Angels And Demons
Angels And Demons
by Dan Brown
Edition: Paperback

16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WOW!, 13 Mar. 2006
This review is from: Angels And Demons (Paperback)
This was the second Brown book that I have read,the first being of course,The da vinci code.Whereas that book was almost without any merit of any kind,this has perhaps a kernel of a good and sustainable plot.However,paper thin characterisation,implausible plot developments requiring monumental suspension of disbelief and once again quasi-religious guff reduce this to little more than the 97p book box at tescos.
I wanted to like this book,The Da vinci code was so disappointing in part because of the hype surrounding it.I really thought That Angels and demons was Browns "hidden" gem that displayed his true talent.But,if I am to believe that a person can fall from thousands of feet with only a tarpaulin as a makeshift parachute,that he then can guide himself into a river in the dark,at midnight and then not drown......well,if you can believe that then knock yourself out,have a blast.
A for me I'll be sitting in the corner reading something a little more substantial...like the back of a cereal packet.


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