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The Art of Dying
The Art of Dying
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, 27 April 2013
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Quick and easy read. Worth investing an hour or two on. I would happily buy more books by this author.


Bleak House (Clothbound Classics)
Bleak House (Clothbound Classics)
by Charles Dickens
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful edition, 27 April 2013
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I read Bleak House a while a go in a tatty second hand paperback edition and I absolutely loved it. This clothbound classic version is stunning. I want to collect them all!


No Surprises: Radiohead's 100 Best Songs
No Surprises: Radiohead's 100 Best Songs
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but not the order I would have picked, 26 April 2013
Pablo Honey gets a bit of a bashing in this list and I love that album so I have to say I didn't agree completely but overall I enjoyed the read. Beviglia backs up his choices well and provides some interesting insights into the meaning behind lyrics and the context of the albums. I was sad to see that two of my favourites (Karma Police and Idiotechque) didn't make it anywhere near the top ten, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion!


Love on a Plate
Love on a Plate
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Recipe for success, 22 April 2013
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This author really has a recipe for success with her novels. Love and food- my two favourite things. This was a bit more serious and tackled some bigger issues than Yes Chef, but was still the light and fluffy read I really wanted. I really loved it and was sad that it was just a novella. I'm still hungry for more, so keep them coming Susan.


In The Dark Of The Moon
In The Dark Of The Moon

4.0 out of 5 stars Classic adventure story, 22 April 2013
This is a classic historical adventure story. A young man, Matthew Milburn, wrongfully disinherited from his estate must battle duplicitous crew members, pirates and the elements when he joins the British Navy. What ensues is a rip-roaring tale of sea adventure, and a young man's rise to success as he desperately attempts to gain enough money and power to return home and reclaim the lands that belong to him. Great fun!


Sword Of Rome: Rubicon
Sword Of Rome: Rubicon
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sadder and more serious, 22 April 2013
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The centurions are maturing in the latest instalment of Richard Foreman's Sword of Rome series, as they prepare for a historic civil war. Rome is fracturing into factions. Cicero alone is a voice of reason. Meanwhile the soldiers, older now, are starting to think more seriously about life ahead. Lucius Oppius wants to stand down, to settle in marriage and leave the battlefield. But with war on the horizon, a life of conjugal bliss may not be an option...

Rubicon is sadder and more serious than the earlier books and I fear this means the series is drawing to a close. I am however looking forward to the release of the Augustus: Son of Caesar book which was previewed at the end though.


Escape From The Rising Sun
Escape From The Rising Sun
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exhilarating and inspiring, 16 April 2013
Colonel Geoffrey Rowley-Conwy is still to this day a very colourful character, and Ian Skidmore captures his engaging personality perfectly. Taking matters into his own hands Rowly-Conwy decided to escape from Singapore after the British Army were taken over by the Japanese. Seizing a boat he grabs his opportunity and sets sail for liberty, picking up a group of fellow escapees on his journey. What follows is an exciting account of the men's journey across the ocean, dodging Japanese aircrafts, tempestuous storms and malnourishment as they make a bid for freedom. Ian Skidmore's novel is exhilarating and inspiring - a real gem that shouldn't be overlooked by anyone interested in the second world war.


The Dante Conspiracy
The Dante Conspiracy
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works on its own merit (rather than just being homage to Dan Brown), 16 April 2013
The Dante Conspiracy opens with a gruesome torture scene - an aging academic is being squeezed for information on the whereabouts of a mysterious object. Inspector Silvio Perini turns up at the scene and is bemused by the identity of the target: an old man, who keeps himself to himself and spends all day researching.. a strange choice for a gang to torture. As he searches through the professor's office he finds an article that was published about discovered verses that could have been lifted from Dante's Divine Comedy. Meanwhile two men, on the orders from the same man who wanted the professor tortured, break into Dante's tomb, but find it empty. Perini must discover what they were looking for, and what the Dante connection is, before the killings spree spirals out of control...

The Dante Conspiracy is an intelligent, modern thriller, perfect for Dan Brown fans (but fine for general reader too). Make sure you concentrate because it moves quickly and there's a lot to take in!


War's Last Dance
War's Last Dance

4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written, 14 April 2013
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Isabel hasn't seen Bill, her husband, for two years - not since he was last home on leave. But now the war is over and she is overjoyed at the thought of her reunion. However, when she moves to Berlin to join Bill as he helps with rehabilitation effort in Germany , she finds that he is cold and distant and they no longer share the openness and trust which made their relationship so strong. She becomes increasingly lonely in the large house, away from her friends and family and starts to wonder whether life with Bill is really the right answer. The plot thickens when her young daughter goes missing and her marriage is truly put to the test.

I thought War's Last Dance was beautifully written and although it is set about 60 years ago, it is very relevant for the modern day reader


Fortune's End
Fortune's End
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4.0 out of 5 stars Will read the others, 10 April 2013
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It wasn't overly clear that this was part of a trilogy, which was a bit annoying as I've started back to front, but I did really enjoy the book. Full of period detail and charm, this was a lovely story- albeit a bit depressing at times. I feel I probably would have understood it a bit better if I'd had more of a backstory from the other books, but you can read it as a stand alone. A book of substance and warmth, I will certainly have a look at the first two.


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