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Paul A. Ballard

"Paul Ballard"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 60% (49 of 82)
Location: Bethesda, MD, USA
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 437,819 - Total Helpful Votes: 49 of 82
The Bletchley Circle Series 2 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Anna Maxwell Martin
The Bletchley Circle Series 2 [DVD] DVD ~ Anna Maxwell Martin
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I loved the first series of Bletchley Circle. Bletchley was a top secret code breaking establishment that cracked the famous German Enigma Code that helped win World War II. The five young women in this wonderful suspenseful series have recently retired from working in Bletchley. They are very smart but cannot reveal to anybody what they did during the War. So, in late forties and early fifties London, they are treated with all the usual condescension reserved for women in a male dominated society. Quietly and under cover, they find and solve two major crimes that the UK police have either been totally baffled by, or have quite misunderstood. The period settings are wonderfully well… Read more
RK-6103 by Tristar
RK-6103 by Tristar
For many years my mum who lives in London UK - I live in the USA - had been looking in vain for a small rice cooker big enough for a single person to use. So, this Christmas just past, I hunted high and low and found the RK-6103. It arrived at my Mum's just after Christmas and she is delighted with it.
Place of a Skull by Keith Jacobsen
Place of a Skull by Keith Jacobsen
This is Keith Jacobsen's third published thriller and by far his best to date. It tells the tragic story of a family literally torn apart by the Troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970s to 1990s. Unlike other novels set in this backdrop, Place of a Skull is first and foremost a tense and gripping psychological thriller about a family. The Troubles are the trigger and provide the setting. But this is high Greek tragedy. Jacobsen portrays a family - father, mother, two brothers - bound inevitably to be pitted against one another. Rash impulsive actions taken in the heat of conflict, not stopping to try to understand others first, sets off a deadly train of events extending over decades… Read more

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