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How (not) to Paint a Locomotive by Christopher Vine
How (not) to Paint a Locomotive by Christopher Vine
Its difficult to praise this book too highly, as the author has clearly practised what he so effectively preaches. Most scale modellers find the painting of their model to be one of the most painstaking and fraught aspects of their hobby, and Christopher Vine gives really excellent direction in every aspect of the task. Very well illustrated, and with a plethora of practical tips, this is definitely a book for all such modellers - preferably before they start down this slippery slope!
McMafia: Seriously Organised Crime by Misha Glenny
This book examines pretty comprehensively the way in which secret organisations can wreak havoc in our day-to-day lives. Well written and highly illuminating.
Tether's End by William Conelly
Tether's End by William Conelly
4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read!, 8 Nov 2013
What an enjoyable read! In its 300 or so pages, William Conelly has produced a highly evocative and sensitive episode in the growing-up of a pre-teen boy in the north-eastern American state of Maine. Having said this, it is surely a pretty universal reflection of the innocence of most kids at that stage in their personal development, and the story cleverly moves from simple, child-like activities like building a 'den' from an old cardboard box, through to the beginnings of an awareness of adult sexual orientation. I particularly enjoyed the way in which the author vividly describes and explores a young person's perception of adult behaviour - from something as minor as an uncle's bad breath… Read more