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The Second World War
The Second World War
by Antony Beevor
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible and concise summary of WW2, 22 Dec. 2013
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This is a very readable and informative history of the war, and in particular fills in a lot of knowledge gaps regarding the often forgotten war in the Far East. Matters that I wasn't 't previously aware of include the 30,000 British deserters in the Italian campaign, the battle fatigued US bomb crews flying to and surrendering in neutral countries, and the cannibalism of the Japanese involving both their own compatriots and allied POW's. Furthermore, the episode of the British troops in their dugouts listening to the bodies of the Japanese dead being crunched by crocodiles was particularly chilling.


Magimix Nespresso U Coffee Machine - Orange
Magimix Nespresso U Coffee Machine - Orange
Price: £97.19

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and cheerful, 22 Dec. 2013
This machine makes reasonable coffee, although the temperature can vary for no apparent reason. Unfortunately the machine tries to predict the cup size you want, which in practice is a pointless feature, as you have to double check the cup size every time you make a drink. Also, there is no indicator denoting the drip tray is full, so the machine floods the kitchen unit if you don't empty the drip tray every day. Having previously had the now discontinued Jura machine for 6 years, this machine has been a slight disappointment, so I would probably not buy this model again.
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Babel
Babel
Price: £5.25

4.0 out of 5 stars A real grower, 17 Dec. 2013
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When I first heard this album it seemed a poor follow up to its predecessor. However the more I listened to it in the car on hot summer evenings the more addicted I became to it. It could be described as Coldplay with hoedowns, but very enjoyable nonetheless.


Masaryk Station (John Russell 6)
Masaryk Station (John Russell 6)
by David Downing
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb return to form for series finale, 17 Dec. 2013
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Following a rather lacklustre previous novel in the series, this is an exciting return to form. The threatening undertone has returned, due to the protagonists being under murderous threat from the various post-war Balkan factions.
The ending to the story is open-ended, so hopefully there could yet be further instalments to come.
(P.S. I would have to agree that the flow of the novel is a little bit spoilt by the shocking lack of proof reading.)


Inform Educate Entertain
Inform Educate Entertain
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very original, 21 Nov. 2013
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Runs out of steam at the end, but a rousing and interesting mix of public info clips from the 1940/50s and DJ backing tracks. Reminded me a bit of 2 Many DJ's.


Dead Man's Time (Roy Grace)
Dead Man's Time (Roy Grace)
by Peter James
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than the last one, 21 Nov. 2013
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These books will never be high brow, but at least the plot is better than last time!

However, as other reviewers have pointed out, it is peculiar that someone writes a series of 9 novels based in Brighton without even mentioning the gay community. Is the author worried about the international readership, or the moral majority?

Apart from a series of unsubtle name drops of real locals, and endless tedious references to the local Brighton paper who promote the release of each of Mr James' new books with the same ridiculous story of "stunt at sea goes wrong", there is no real Brighton flavour to these books. Fair enough, but why make a big thing about them being based in Brighton when they in no way reflect the multicultural feel of the city? As Mr James is a local, there should be more passion for the city and not just references which could have been gleamed from Google maps.


Taken (Elvis Cole 13)
Taken (Elvis Cole 13)
by Robert Crais
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Back on form, 23 Oct. 2013
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After finding the last couple of novels in this series rather dull, this one is a return to form. It has an original and topical storyline, and the characters' normal aura of invincibility is genuinely threatened. Now can't wait until the next one!


Poetry Of The Deed
Poetry Of The Deed
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2.0 out of 5 stars Pub rock, 23 Oct. 2013
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Tried very much to like this after hearing him on Steve Lamacq's anniversary tribute radio show, but apart from one or two tracks (The Road) it's really just above average pub rock.


Jake Bugg
Jake Bugg
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great debut album, 23 Oct. 2013
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Unbelievable to think the artist was only 18 when this was recorded. Mainly an electric folk style, the vocal range is varied - at moments it reminded me of Tim Buckley's singing. Hope the second album is as good!


Modern Vampires of the City
Modern Vampires of the City
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!, 23 Oct. 2013
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This is a great pop album by any standards. Definitely much better than its predecessors, the band seem totally at ease in this genre. For me, the soundtrack of 2013.


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