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Battle Story: Loos 1915
Battle Story: Loos 1915
by Peter Doyle
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very light weight, 17 Jun. 2016
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There is nothing wrong with this book provided you know what you're getting. It's quite short and very light weight, it's targeted at a light reader rather than those who are looking for in depth understanding. If you know very little about the war but have a particular interest in this battle, this book would be a perfectly acceptable introduction. There is an emphasis on tactics and quite a bit of space is given over to who the commanders were, what equipment was used, etc. If however, you're looking for a more comprehensive analysis, an understanding of the strategic imperatives and arguments that led to the battle, conflicting ideas about how it should be fought, historiographic debate afterwards, there are better books for example Nick Lloyd's -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0752446762/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00


Silverline 633815 Ear Defenders SNR 27dB
Silverline 633815 Ear Defenders SNR 27dB
Price: £3.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Very cheap, work well, there's not much more to say!, 15 Jun. 2016
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Very cheap, work well, there's not much more to say!


The Deracination of Scotland
The Deracination of Scotland
by David Peters
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.56

3.0 out of 5 stars light weight, 15 Jun. 2016
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This is a very light weight book, it covers a lot of material but only very superficially. If you know very little Scottish history then fine, it could be a useful introduction. If you already know a bit about the Highland Clearances and Scots overseas, you're probably not going to learn enough to make it worth reading; you have ample better possibilities.


Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances: Homicide, Eviction and the Price of Progress
Patrick Sellar and the Highland Clearances: Homicide, Eviction and the Price of Progress
by Eric Richards
Edition: Paperback
Price: £35.00

5.0 out of 5 stars An apologia but a very good one!, 15 Jun. 2016
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This is well researched, well documented and well written so I'm giving it five stars although it is something of an apologia for Patrick Sellar. I'd recommend to read it in conjunction with Hunter's The Sutherland Clearances or at least while maintaining some healthy scepticism.


Tool Style Boltless Industrial Garage Warehouse 5 Tier Shelving Racking Heavy Duty Racks Shelves 280kgs Per Shelf 1.8m High
Tool Style Boltless Industrial Garage Warehouse 5 Tier Shelving Racking Heavy Duty Racks Shelves 280kgs Per Shelf 1.8m High
Offered by ACL Style Outlet

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect, 15 Jun. 2016
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The frame itself is good, strong steel. The shelves are pretty flimsy and would probably break if there was something too heavy in the middle.

Assembly is pretty easy and didn't take long although a bit of hammering is required.


JAMBO 4x Lamp Holder Base Bulb Connector for LED Halogen ( GU10 )
JAMBO 4x Lamp Holder Base Bulb Connector for LED Halogen ( GU10 )
Offered by JAMBO GROUP
Price: £3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 May 2016
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Quality seems good; price was good, excellent value.


The Trial of Patrick Sellar, Factor on The Sutherland Estates (from 1810 to 1818), for Culpable Homicide, Real Injury, and Oppression, Before the ... at Inverness, on the 23rd of April, 1816
The Trial of Patrick Sellar, Factor on The Sutherland Estates (from 1810 to 1818), for Culpable Homicide, Real Injury, and Oppression, Before the ... at Inverness, on the 23rd of April, 1816
by Alexander Mackenzie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality copy, very hard to read, 24 Mar. 2016
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This is a paper publication, presumably from microfiche. So many letters or parts of letters have not survived the copying process so that the text is in some places impossible to make out but only in the very best places easy to read. That's why I'm giving it one star - it's a fair amount of money for an almost useless booklet.

This alternative seems to be better -
The Isle of Skye in 1882-1883: Illustrated by a Full Report of the Trials of the Braes and Glendale Crofters, at Inverness and Edinburgh; And an ... the Trial of Patrick Sellar (Classic Reprint)

As for the content, unfortunately, it's far from a court transcript but rather a summary written later by Patrick Robertson, junior counsel to the accused so it's harder to evaluate testimony than it would be from a full transcript. Possibly there is some bias there but I would assume nothing substantial because it didn't attract contemporary controversy and it is presented by Alexander Mackenzie (who was hostile to the accused) without question.


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Price: £18.90

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't ask for more, 20 Nov. 2015
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Tired of mechanical mouse traps which are looted of their peanut butter in the morning but don't usually catch anything. Bought this one; baited it, left it over night, dead mouse in the morning. Easy to clean. Dry it off and it's back in business the next night.


Integration and Enlightenment: Scotland, 1746-1832 (New History of Scotland)
Integration and Enlightenment: Scotland, 1746-1832 (New History of Scotland)
by Bruce Lenman
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Quite old but still worthwhile, 20 Nov. 2015
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This book is a compact but well written, balanced and effective summary of the period in question. It's a pleasure to read and excellent value for time. It gives good coverage to the politicians and intellectuals but it's too short to really go into detail on any particular topic.

It is, however, a bit old fashioned with much less coverage of social history than would be typical for a modern general history - and of course, there has been a lot of useful scholarship since. Presumably, the New Edinburgh History of Scotland series will eventually include a volume to cover this period. Until then, this book remains very worthwhile.


Silverline PL50 Fencing Pliers, 270 mm
Silverline PL50 Fencing Pliers, 270 mm
Price: £6.58

5.0 out of 5 stars had some problems with Silverline before but this particular item seems fine., 14 Sept. 2015
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No complaints; had some problems with Silverline before but this particular item seems fine.


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