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The Lost Symbol (Robert Langdon) by Dan Brown
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tales of the expected, 27 Sep 2009
When you read a book by Agatha Christie, you can be pretty sure there will be a murder with a blunt instrument aboard a steam train or in a listed building. If you pick up an Alexander mcCall Smith book you can expect a charming story of a lady detective solving a crime that will never make 'MOST WANTED'. Same with Dan Brown, when you pick up a book he's wrote its a safe bet it is a 'fast paced thriller' which draws on some secret society and 'conspiracy theories'. So his new book was 'a tale of the expected' whether you liked it depends on whether you like his style and theme. I quite liked it, but hes not he's not my favourite author. However he's doing something right or should that be… Read more
The Life of My Choice by Wilfred Thesiger
The Life of My Choice by Wilfred Thesiger
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Wilfred Thesiger grew up in Absynnia and was one of the Colonial 'sons of the Empire. His book captures the wildness of the landscape, the traditions of indigenous peoples untouched by the modern world, the lifestyle of the colonial classe's and life in the British Army in the 20th Century.

A unique book.
"Chips": The Diaries of Sir Henry Channon by Chips Channon
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A very interesting book for anyone interested in or is studying British history or politics. Chips was an M.P and he gives an insight into the world of the upper crust as they partied the nights away in London townhouses and stately piles, in England, when it was a land free of all the modern conveniences.

Diaries like this one, just like Pepys diaries are a timeless record of life in a particular period of our Island's history.

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