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Badgerlands: The Twilight World of Britain's Most &hellip by Patrick Barkham
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
If you havent read Barkham's previous work "The Butterfly Isles" then you might not be expecting this book to be quite this great. Barkham writes in a magically enthusiastic way about the British countryside, without becoming sentimental, and it is this that allows him to investigate our relationship with the badger in such a readable way. He succeeds in making this account just as personal as the Butterfly Isles. One can only hope that he continues to find topics which inspire him to write more. If you read this you ll find yourself emploring other people to do the same. It's the type of book which you want other people to have read too.
A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954-62 by Alistair Horne
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book should be required reading for anyone seeking to understand France. The Algerian question remains an unspoken one at times, but vital to understanding almost all aspects of French society. This is a fabulous account of a very complex subject, and it is delivered with a good deal more impartiality than many other works on the subject. Do not worry that it was written so long ago, it is testimony to Horne's genius that it remains relevant today.
Feature Hallmarked English made solid sterling sil&hellip by Sweet Water Silver
2.0 out of 5 stars lightweight, 6 Jan 2014
Disappointingly light weight, and doesnt grip notes with any conviction. I have added various pieces of cardboard to pad out the thickness of the notes carried, but ultimately i am still looking for the right silver money clip. A heavy one!

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