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How To Buy Property at Auction: The Essential Guid&hellip by Samantha Collett
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Comprehensive, 21 Mar 2014
Sam's book is a very thorough and comprehensive account of how to buy a property at auction.
I consider myself quite a sophisticated investor and even I learned quite a lot of new things from her book.
If there is anything that isn't in this book then it is probably not worth knowing anyway.
Get this book, get informed and get ahead.
The Six Wives Of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
Well paced and thoughtful book based on a wide variety of sources.
Alison Weir mostly holds off on her own views, which is creditable I guess.

But you have to say Henry the Eighth was not a very nice chap. The execution of Katherine Howard who was only a very young woman - and the slaying of many other notable people, including one older lady who was only a threat because she was just about the last surviving Plantagenet seem unnecessary and down right evil.

Also, Henry seems from this reading to be pretty much a man who was hugely influenced by courtiers around him - so if you fell out with the right crowd, you were in serious trouble. In summary, a vacillating,… Read more
Anglo-Saxon England (Oxford History of England) by Sir Frank M. Stenton
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty slow going, 23 Dec 2013
The book is just too academic and wordy for the average reader...There is just too much detail in the opening chapters on minor kings whose names all seem to start with the letter E - and not enough context setting really.
Then about one third of the way in, he really lost me on his over-long rambling discourse about the church - which again seemed to have little context.
There is no context setting, nothing about the life of ordinary people in the Anglo Saxon world, nothing about how the original British integrated (or not) in with the new settlers and nothing about language evolution.
I read forward to the bit about the Norman invasion and what pre-ceded it - which was… Read more

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