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Clerical Errors
Clerical Errors
by D. M. Greenwood
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.13

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Aug 2014
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Loved it - a true page-turning read.


Germania: A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern
Germania: A Personal History of Germans Ancient and Modern
by Simon Winder
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Quatsch!!, 25 Dec 2012
So the Sunday Times said "engrossing, informative and hilarious" - I say boring, tendentious and dull. The writer starts from the premise that Germany is a very strange place that hardly anybody knows anything about, but admits fairly early on that he never bothered to learn the language himself. And as a literary work it's like wading through treacle! A truly awful book!
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Great British Railway Journeys - Series 1 BBC [DVD] [2010]
Great British Railway Journeys - Series 1 BBC [DVD] [2010]
Dvd ~ Marc Beers
Price: £9.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Portillo's train journeys, 8 Nov 2012
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This was purchased as a gift for my wife's birthday, but we are both great fans of Michael Portillo and his rail journeys - fascinating and packed with interest!


The Concise Hobson-Jobson: An Anglo-Indian Dictionary (Wordsworth Reference)
The Concise Hobson-Jobson: An Anglo-Indian Dictionary (Wordsworth Reference)
by Henry Yule
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Anglo-Indian Dictionary, 10 Sep 2012
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This is a fascinating work of reference about the linguistic and cultural heritage we have from the time of the British in India.


High Grade - USB cable for Kodak Easyshare M893 IS Digital Camera - AAA Products - 12 Month Warranty
High Grade - USB cable for Kodak Easyshare M893 IS Digital Camera - AAA Products - 12 Month Warranty
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Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Kodak USB cable, 7 Jun 2012
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Purchased to replace lost cable. Impossible to find on the High Street, but this is just what it says on the tin - and a very reasonable price too.


Off Message
Off Message
by Bob Marshall-Andrews
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.11

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tireless campaigner for civil liberty!, 6 Oct 2011
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As one would expect from an experienced member of the Bar this is an extremely well-written, logically argued and lucid account of the Blair/ Brown years. It is briliantly iconoclastic and at the same time wittily entertaining. But the whole thing is underpinned by a serious message about the extent to which our civil liberties have been undermined in the last 15 years.
Essential reading for all who care about these matters!


Making of the GDR 1945-53
Making of the GDR 1945-53
by Gareth Pritchard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 10 Sep 2011
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This is a fascinating and authoritative account of a very sad chapter in the history of Europe after the Second World War.


Tales from the Head's Room: Life in a London Primary School
Tales from the Head's Room: Life in a London Primary School
by Gerard Kelly
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All Heads should be like this!, 9 July 2011
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A collection of Mike Kent's columns from the back page of the TES, although they don't necessarily totally follow what appeared in the paper.
This should be (the only) required reading for the NPQH!!


Closely Observed Trains (Abacus Books)
Closely Observed Trains (Abacus Books)
by Bohumil Hrabal
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Hrabal Closely Observed Trains, 15 Nov 2010
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This is a laconic piece - a must for Hrabal enthusiasts - if you've seen the film, or if you haven't!


DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Rome
by Adele Evans
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.24

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent guidebook, 15 Nov 2010
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Bought as a birthday present for my wife for our future trip to Rome.
We are enthusiasts for the DK Guides and invariably find them informative.


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