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Blighty: British Society in the Era of the Great W&hellip by Gerard J. DeGroot
1.0 out of 5 stars Dull, 5 Jun 2014
Irritated by the author's switching between "the British" and "the English," - if something was praiseworthy it was British, if it was not it was English. The regular soldiers of Britain might have been "scum" according to the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo because he knew them well, but they were hardly that a century later as the author sweepingly maintains as he dismisses them in a couple of paragraphs. And I kept coming across passages in the book that seemed familiar, as though I'd read them before. Then I saw the bibliography and realised I had.
Cloudseller MISSION SINGLE 3FT CAPTAIN 3DRAWER BED&hellip by Amani International Ltd
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased, 4 May 2014
The bed is good value for the price. All wooden construction, no fiddly bits of plastic to break. Certainly the best bit of self-assembly furniture I've come across. Very solid. Good deep drawers which don't have the usual cardboard bottoms that sag once you've put a few things in - decent plywood instead. Took about an hour to put together. Plenty of screws so you'll need a cordless screwdriver. Excellent all round.
Complete Ghost Stories (Collector's Library) by David Stuart Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprised, 20 Jun 2013
At the price I paid for the book I was expecting a cheaply produced paperback. I was very pleased instead to receive a handsome, well produced and attractive hard back book. Best of all, it's roughly the size of a prayerbook, perfect for cramming into a jacket pocket so you always have something to occupy any idle moment. It's size does not make it any more difficult to read, even for myself, with rather poor eyesight. Delighted.