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5.0 out of 5 stars A great behind the scenes book, 8 Nov 2013
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This review is from: The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping (Hardcover)
If you are interested in how the National Trust looks after all its buildings and contents or if you have a very old house and antiques this book is a mine of useful information. It covers everything from glass to carpet, window lead to chimneys. It is very much a book for dipping into and discovering new facts, did you know that old glass can start to 'weep' and the glaze on china can become 'crazed'?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!, 17 April 2012
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I absolutely love this book!

It's well written, informative and is the sort of thing you can dip in and out of. I think it's a book that's helpful if you're a conservator. I've just completed a work placement in textile conservation and would like to do a Masters Degree, so for me it was a wonderful insight into the amount and variety of work involved in conserving historic houses and objects as well as the processes involved.

I also think this is just an interesting book. If you like to visit National Trust properties it gives you a really lovely glimpse behind the scenes of how they're now run & cared for as well as explaining how things were looked after in the past.. Or if youhave older objects in your home that you need to care for than this book would be helpful to you.

If you get it look out for the photo on page 444 - it's upside down!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great item, 16 Jun 2014
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Great item, been very useful so far with lots of helpful tips and tricks, would reccommend if you had antiques to look after
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The "bible" for the conservation and care of historic collections, 6 July 2013
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The core text for all collections care - very sensible and readable advice. The NT team of conservators and curators share their advice - especially useful when it is better to do nothing and just monitor. Great value
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent for researching, 3 Dec 2012
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This comes highly recommended by the tutors on my course and have used it several times for research for presentations
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5.0 out of 5 stars A hugh book!! Interesting and informative., 19 Aug 2014
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A hugh book!! Interesting and informative.
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11 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Award winning performance, 21 July 2006
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This review is from: Lost (Hardcover)
After delivering a pulsating debut thriller with The Suspect and introducing us to a couple of characters in Dr Joseph O'Loughlin and DI Vincent Ruiz , who are as opposite to one another as you would want to meet, Michael Robotham has followed up with Lost another riveting thriller.

Lost carries on with O'Loughlin and Ruiz again featuring very prominently. But Robotham has performed a sneaky little switch. In The Suspect, the story was told from the first person perspective of Joe O'Loughlin, a clinical psychologist who had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The first person perspective is again used in Lost, but this time, the story is being told by Vincent Ruiz and Ruiz is a much more abrasive, in your face character with a very dry sense of humour.

The story opens as Ruiz is being pulled out of the Thames. He is in a pretty bad way thanks in large part to the bullet that had passed through his leg. He wakes from surgery to find that he has no memory of the incident or of the week leading up to it.

With the help of friend and clinical psychologist Dr Joseph O'Loughlin, Ruiz can piece together enough details to work out that he was working on the disappearance of 8 year old Mickey Carlyle and he was on the Thames to make a kidnapping payoff. The problem with this scenario is that the Mickey Carlyle case was closed 3 years ago and a man is already in prison for the young girl's murder. From what he can gather he has been working the case alone, independent of the police department, a fact that has made him extremely unpopular with his superiors.

Set at a reasonably moderate pace, Lost is shrouded in mystery as the majority of the storyline focuses on the frustration of Ruiz as he struggles with memories that lie just out of reach. Bit by bit he retraces his steps with the excitement provided by unsuccessful attempts made on his life.

Robotham writes with an easy, practiced style that combines the intensity of extreme danger with a witty, dry delivery. It's intense and relentless providing an engrossing story with an unknown element that remains in place right up until the final few chapters.

Lost won the 2005 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel (the Australian equivalent the Edgar Awards) and delivers an outstanding thriller with complex characters, pressure coming from both within the police force and from a dangerous unknown assailant and a strong unexpected ending. This is a very satisfying novel that I found compulsive reading and would recommend it to all psychological thriller fans.
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0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good read, 21 April 2010
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Michael Robotham is a good writer, his stories are fast paced and most of all, within the bounds of possibility and logic, which many are not. I found this a good read, Ruiz is a complicated and most engaging hero, I just wish they all didn't come with hang-ups! For all that, though, I enjoyed the book very much.
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