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The Walls of Truth
The Walls of Truth
by Melanie V Taylor
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.50

5.0 out of 5 stars A surreal "what if" scenario!, 16 April 2014
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When a tyrant, such as Saddam Hussein, or Pol Pot, is brought down, which one of us has not wondered what might happen when he reaches the ultimate arbiter. In this short story of an encounter between The Man and The Interrogator we will all realise who The Man actually is, but he is never dignified with a name. By reducing him to an anonymous individual Ms Taylor widens his identity to encompass all those sadistic despots of the 20th century. Likewise The Interrogator is not given any form of religious identity. Is this because she is honouring all victims of genocide? If so, then it is well done.

It would make a good afternoon radio play. I found it intriguing.


The Truth of the Line
The Truth of the Line
Price: 3.08

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5.0 out of 5 stars Subtle &, in parts, devious., 13 Mar 2014
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I was lent a copy of this novel by a student and asked what I thought of it. If you are looking for a story that will take you into the Tudor mindset, then look no further. I teach both art history and history so am aware of many of the Hilliard images. However, I was intrigued by the author's introduction of illuminated Ps as a place where artists may have made political statements about the monarch, and appear to be key to the identification of the chap on the front cover, so I checked out The Truth of the Line website to see if there was anything other than the usual marketing blurb.

I was delighted to find that not only was there an article about these Ps, (the title of the article is "The Virgin Queen, or perhaps not?"), but other articles about the images referred to in the book. Here there are discussions about, as well as the images of, the Phoenix and Pelican portraits, the two sketches of the trial of Mary Queen of Scots and much more. I will be keeping a weather eye on this website in future as it is both informative and raises questions for discussion.

Unlike the reviewer, John, who clearly wanted his swash to be buckled, I found this novel to be both entertaining and knowledgable. I prefer the well researched historical novel like those of Philippa Gregory and Hilary Mantel, so if you want something in the style of the sexually provocative and inaccurate TV production of The Tudors, this book is not for you.


Talia's Adventures: Camp Under Attack: 1
Talia's Adventures: Camp Under Attack: 1
by Verity Ridgway
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely tale of friendship & courage, 28 Jan 2014
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I was interested to read this enchanting book, written by a young novelist. Verity has managed to do what all novelists try so hard to do, which is tell a story with a fresh eye.

The children in the tale show courage, endurance, responsibility and leadership, and the story is illustrated by Verity's own images, which are perfect.

The story is short, so I won't précis it. Suffice to say that it should be read by adults and children alike.

Good luck, Verity. This is a lovely first story.


Vax Genuine Coral Cleaning Pads (Type 3)
Vax Genuine Coral Cleaning Pads (Type 3)
Price: 11.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Coral Cleaning pads, 12 Oct 2013
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These works well with and without the detergent. They absorb all the muck and derision off the floor and can then go straight into the washing machine, coming out as if new.


Vax Steam Detergent, 500 ml
Vax Steam Detergent, 500 ml
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Price: 5.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Vax detergent, 12 Oct 2013
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Steamer works well without this, but this is really necessary for loosening and shifting the ground in dirt. Nice smell too.


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