Ann Winfield

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Phineas  Pett by William Gordon Perrin
Phineas Pett by William Gordon Perrin
A superb print-on-demand version of this NRS (Navy Records Society) book that has long been out of print. Not only does this include the autobiography of the most skilled and famous shipwright of the early Stuart era, with fascinating insights into the politics and social bickering of the period (Pett was closely involved in designing and building the King's most important artifacts, the Royal warships, and dealing closely with the King, his son and a range of courtiers (notwithstanding jealous rivals among the shipbuilding cognoscenti); but there are copious and well-written appendices on the extensive Pett family (almost all who were involved in the shipbuilding industry), on the Society… Read more
Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain)
Publications of the Navy Records Society by Navy Records Society (Great Britain)
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless advertising, 20 Sep 2012
This is an example of badly produced advertising which does not tell the reader which book is being advertised for sale. The Navy Records Society have been publishing books since the 19th century, and have published well over 150 volumes. Note that they are the original publishers of these books, and NOT an author (there are well over 100 distinct authors involved as writers of these 150+ volumes). Since this advertising does not mention either the title of the book, or the author, or anything about this particular volume, no-one will know which particular book it is that is being advertised. Thus no-one will be buying this republished book from Amazon!
Pirate King (Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes) by Laurie R. King
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Laurie J. King's eleventh volume in her Mary Russell / Sherlock Holmes series is a worthy addition to the sequence. It is set a few years after the period related in "The Game", "Locked Rooms", "The Language of Bees" and "The God of the Hive", whose events described over these four books actually took place within a single year. In "Pirate King", Mary Russell is now about 28, and her husband, the retired consulting detective, is clearly approaching 70 but still retains an excellent general health, both physically and mentally.

The concept of this volume, like its predecessors, departs radically both in its geographical range and in plot concepts. Mary Russell is persuaded… Read more

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