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Fast Times in Palestine by Pamela Olson
Fast Times in Palestine by Pamela Olson
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Over the years I've read quite a few books about Israel and Palestine, but this one is unlike anything I've ever read before. I knew that this book was about someone's personal account of life in Palestine, but I had no idea that Olson hadn't specifically intended to go to Palestine. She went backpacking in the Middle East and happened to come across some people who invited her to come along to Israel with them, and took her with them to Palestine after that. The fact that the Middle East was a relatively unknown region to Olson before she started out on her journey is actually really nice, especially for people reading this novel who don't know much about it either, because you gradually… Read more
Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law: Theory and Pr&hellip by Rudolph Peters
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read, 14 April 2013
A very clear, in-depth and thorough explanation of Islamic criminal law. Of course I wouldn't have read it if it hadn't been part of my university curriculum, but it was interesting all the same. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to familiarise themselves with the basics of Islamic Law.
Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I by Sandra Byrd
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I absolutely adore historical fiction, and Tudor court novels are by far my favourites. I've read so many by now that I could easily write my very own detailed book about the Tudor monarchs. So why do I keep reading them then? A very good question, and I think it's mostly to do with the fact that I love history, and also I just love the descriptions of life at court which is just so complex and other-worldly when you look at it from our modern perspective. And even though I've read so much about Elizabeth I, it was really nice to read her life story from another person's perspective. I think it's odd that I had never heard of Elin (later called Helena) von Snakenborg, even though she was… Read more

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