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Bigjigs Rail BJT199 Car Loader by Bigjigs Rail
The Bigjigs Car Loader is an engine model plus two low loader trucks along with a ramp and a couple of cars. The idea is good and it nearly works well. The engine looks particularly good with a strong design and a vibrant yellow as its primary colour. The engine is a good size as well for a lead vehicle in a long train of wooden railway pieces.

The low loader trucks do part of their job excellently. The magnets work well to retain cars or other pieces such as other trains on top.

In a straight line this is all great. However, the truck pieces corner really badly and derail at the slightest inclination thus disrupting play. They have to be controlled quite tightly… Read more
Penguin Epics : The Descent into Hell by Dante
Descent into Hell is an excerpt from Dante's Alighieri's legendary Divine Comedy. It comprises most of the first portion of that masterpiece, Inferno. The Penguin Epics edition is an absolutely glorious translation by Dorothy Sayers from her broader 1949 Divine Comedy translation. This is the 18th book in the Penguin Epics collection and is by far the most sparkling translation.

Descent into Hell is a small 130 page work in the poetic style known as terza rima which Dante arguably created. It makes for a great flow as sentences and ideas converge through the narrative keeping up an engaging beat. Dorothy Sayers has transferred the style to English so expertly it is hard to… Read more
Penguin Epics : The Sunjata Story by Bamba Suso
The Sunjata Story is book 17 in the Penguin Epics collection. It is 108 small pages of an oral story told by Malian narrators Bamba Suso and Banna Kanute translated by Gordon Innes and Bakari Sidibe. It is the only one of the Penguin Epics collection to be a narrated story. The full version of the tale is the Epic of Sundiata telling of the rise of the founder of Great Mali. The Sunjata Story tells his tale from an austere start to slay his enemy Susu Sumanguru.

Sunjata's tale is in part historic. He existed and was a great leader who rose to power bringing with him a legacy of two centuries of Empire in western… Read more

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