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Encyclopedia of World History (Usborne Internet Li&hellip by Jane Bingham et al.
An excellent introduction to history for any child. Highly recommended. The scope is huge and it does an excellent job of encouraging any inquisitive child into finding out more. The DK books are quite Politically Correct - Usborne I think does a better job.
The Martian Ambassador by Alan K. Baker
The Martian Ambassador by Alan K. Baker
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
How can one not enjoy a book where the Templars are standing in for the Metroplitan police ? Characters are still Victorian in appearance and in attitude, which helps make the setting more consistent. Highly recommended.
The Curious Case of the Clockwork Man (Burton Swin&hellip by Mark Hodder
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than Volume 1, 24 Jan 2012
The book does indeed race along - 'a real page-turner'. The glimpses of the alternative timelines as they diverged in the mid-19th century are fascianting, and the collection of minor characters are well done. As they are minor, one is never sure as to whether they will make it to the next page, and I kept turning to find out the fate of the various police characters - Trounce, Honesty, Krishnamurthy and Bhatti are all convincingly fleshed-out for minor characters. The 'Folks Wagon' was amusing and the thought of giant centipede carcasses being used for buses is a great one.
The book could have done with some tighter editing - even though the real Burton supposedly died a Catholic,… Read more

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