uncle barbar

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (3,442 of 3,680)
Location: Essex, England
In My Own Words:
I live in a small village in Essex. I work as a Systems Analyst/Programmer but my love is history. I have just received a First Class degree (with Hons) in History. I am also writing my second book on the English Civil War.



Top Reviewer Ranking: 84 - Total Helpful Votes: 3442 of 3680
Acts of Omission by Terry Stiastny
Acts of Omission by Terry Stiastny
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5.0 out of 5 stars Drew me in immediately, 21 July 2014
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The author's understated writing style drew me in immediately. She is adept at colouring in a character. By the end of chapter 1, I was anxious to see what would happen to this unfortunate young man who had mislaid his laptop. This is more of a psychological thriller than an action-packed chase-about, but very enjoyable for all that. I found it to be well plotted, given that I'm not fond of too much melodrama, and it kept me guessing right till the end. This would appeal to readers who like a literary read and have a penchant for politics and intrigue – and it would probably appeal to fans of John Le Carre.
BT Universal Dual-Band N600 Wi-Fi Upgrade Kit by BT
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Like other reviewers I live in a village and therefore do not yet have the super fast broadband of others and so I thought I would give this Dual band Upgrade kit a go!

It is very easy to set up - from package to set up was less than ten minutes and it all appears to work no problems at all.

Have I found a significant impact in the speed of my broadband? Perhaps not. Have I found better connectivity from rooms I have had intermitent problems with? Yes indeed!

So all in all I am pretty pleased with the product. A not outrageously expensve way to upgrade your wi-fi in the villages!
First World War For Dummies (For Dummies (History,&hellip by Seán Lang
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I like this book! It's not only a great introduction to the First World War but is lucid and clear - a smart addition to the First World War literature out there.

It obviously deals at some length with the whys and wherefores of the start of WW1 - why did happen at all, in 1914, was it inevitable etc - the tensions of the great powers, the part imperialism had to play, the Balkans problem etc It also deals with the western front and the major battles fought as well as what happened on the high seas.

It dips into areas like the Eastern Front (for me it was a shame this part wasn't a little more expanded), the civilan side of things (as it calls the "blurring of the… Read more