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Irish Railways Box set [DVD]
Irish Railways Box set [DVD]
Dvd ~ Irish Railways
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Price: 23.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 3 Nov 2013
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Clearly hard to get hold material but well presented and the whole set brought the Irish Railways alive for me


Never Go Back: (Jack Reacher 18)
Never Go Back: (Jack Reacher 18)
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5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff, 19 Sep 2013
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classic Jack Reacher! You get to the end and wonder why you believed it all but if you take your brain out of gear it is a stonking good read!


First Tango In Paris
First Tango In Paris
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff, 19 Aug 2013
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a stonking good read. Definitely for blokes because the heroine seems to be ready for everyone. I can believe about half of it-after all she is an intelligent woman but when taking on about 15 soldiers there is no mention of protection. do we assume the French don't get STDs? but who cares it was a super journey to the outer reaches of happy fantasy!


Eisenbahnatlas EU
Eisenbahnatlas EU

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good summary, 21 July 2013
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This is a good atlas. Things I like are that there is plenty of overlap between the pages, so that it is possible to follow the map more easily than some others. The map could usefully have more distinction between lines open for passengers and those which are freight only. In Italy (in particular) the map has not kept pace with service suspensions and closures, and I have spotted a few errors. However, for the task it sets out to do it is very much better than anything which has gone before it.


Lost Railways of Merseyside and Greater Manchester
Lost Railways of Merseyside and Greater Manchester
by Gordon Suggitt
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars Could be better, 21 July 2013
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There is a lot of good stuff in here, but the sub editing is poor so the text is often hard to follow, or lacks a map for the crucial place being discussed


Railway History in Pictures: East Anglia
Railway History in Pictures: East Anglia
by Peter Swinger
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit too much on engines, 17 May 2013
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Rather a humdrum book of the series- lacked any pictures which made it stand out unlike the Irish volume in the series


The (old) Glasgow Subway
The (old) Glasgow Subway
Dvd ~ Paul Coia
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Price: 13.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good synopsis, 1 May 2013
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Very good all round record of the old subway, which was almost impossible to imagine in its' anachronism. Buy this if only for the 1970s clothes and attitudes !


Don't Want To Miss A Thing
Don't Want To Miss A Thing
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a bloke. I don't read chick lit !, 1 May 2013
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Um well actually if it is Jill Mansell I do. Like all her books this is fast paced, has lots of twists and turns, is well plotted and leaves you with a warm feeling at the end. Yes I know it isn't great literature...but I'll be pressing the 'buy' button the moment the next book is published !


Dickies Epsom Brown Boots Size 9
Dickies Epsom Brown Boots Size 9

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good boots, 24 Mar 2013
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Bought a pair of these boots at my local farming store. Liked them so much I went to get another pair. Needless to say the range had ceased (how is it that companies are so stupid when they have something that works?). Anyway they fit like bedroom slippers and I got my second pair from Amazon. Given that the first pair seem robust I wont be needing them any time soon !


Only Beautiful, Please: A British Diplomat in North Korea
Only Beautiful, Please: A British Diplomat in North Korea
by John Everard
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.95

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Tour de force, 12 Feb 2013
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This book is a well written description of life in North Korea. It avoids the polemic, and avoids jumping to any easy solutions; indeed the last chapters make uncomfortable reading for those who believe that regime change will be easily accomplished. The book is a well researched academic volume, but is also readable and human. One only wonders at how the author in his role as a diplomat (and a senior one at that) was able to accomplish so much that is documented. A book to be thoroughly recommended especially at this time of raised tension.


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