Mr. Andrew N. Bruce

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (12 of 13)
Location: Falkirk, Scotland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 967,571 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 13
Blood on the Altar by Tobias Jones
Blood on the Altar by Tobias Jones
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This is a simply outstanding work of non-fiction. The story of the search for the killer of an innocent 15 year old Italian girl in her home town of Potenza truly reads like fiction. Corruption in the Catholic Church, the Italian magistrature and police are laid bare with ruthless attention to detail by an author, Tobias Jones, who knows Italy intimately. Jones' horror at the crime, his deep sense of injustice, and his contempt for the policies of Berlusconi combine to generate a prose which literally has the reader on the edge all through. We know the outcome of the crime before we start; but the true horror of the cover-up which lasted for so many years breathes susppense, disbelief… Read more
Easy Italian: Simple Recipes for Every Occasion by Maxine Clark
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple as it Says, 12 Sep 2011
As someone who travels regularly to Italy I have long sought out a recipe book which faithfully presents authentic Tuscan cooking. This is the book. The dishes listed here are exactly those I frequently enjoy abroad. And the recipes are very, very straightforward indeed, especially the section on salads, vegetables and pulses which has some terrific recipes. I found this book by chance having owned another book by Maxine Clark, called 'Viva Italia', which contains some wonderful recipes including a lemon risotto which is to die for, and a panacotta which is the best I've found. So what a joy to discover another wee book which accurately describes genuine Italian food explained in a… Read more
Cover-Up Amazon Kindle 3 Keyboard (Global Wireless&hellip by Cover-Up
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Covers the book!, 22 Feb 2011
This is a very good product indeed. Anxiety about protecting my Kindle from damage led me to surf through all Amazon reviews and all types of cover before I decided on the Cover-Up. I'm delighted I did for the following reasons:
1. The cover is substantial and protective without being bulky or awkward.
2. It is very easy to hold comfortably, just like a book, while reading.
3. The clip button is in the right place - away from the screen altogether.
Like other reviewers I did feel that the leather fold over flap was potentially dangerous; the Kindle just might fall out. However, two small squares of velcro fro any DIY shop solves the potential problem perfectly. Buy… Read more

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