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5.0 out of 5 stars A nice sized table for the garden, 25 Aug. 2014
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A nice sized table for the garden. It is large enough to hold a tea tray. Folds flat to store away. Would recommend.


London Teapot Company-Chatsford 4-Cup Teapot with One Red Filter, White
London Teapot Company-Chatsford 4-Cup Teapot with One Red Filter, White
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Price: £18.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice teapot. Holds enough for 2 mugs or 4 ..., 25 Aug. 2014
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Nice teapot. Holds enough for 2 mugs or 4 small teacups. The filter works well and makes cleaning the teapot easier. No dribbles on pouring. Would recommend.


Twelve Days on the Somme: A Memoir of the Trenches, 1916
Twelve Days on the Somme: A Memoir of the Trenches, 1916
by Sidney Rogerson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars A gentlemen's account of trench life in WW1, 1 May 2011
I read Birdsong by Sebastien Faulkes last year and put it in my top ten of favourite books. I thought it fitting to read Twelve Days On The Somme by Sidney Rogerson which is his true account of a period of trench life in WW1. Don't expect blood, guts and drama but do expect a good honest account by an Infantry Officer of the West Yorkshire Regiment. There is a short introduction by Jeremy Rogerson (son)and an inroduction by historian Malcolm Brown. The latter has a lot of references to other books but don't let this put you off.
The overwhelming feeling you get from Rogerson's account is that respect for others even your enemy at times with a good dose of humour will get you through the worst conditions you can be put through both physically and emotionally. The phrase "stiff upper lip" springs to mind on many occasions and you find yourself having new found respect to what the troops went through for their country. It's not all action but rather the simple daily routines, sights and smells that make this an interesting read.


Holy Warrior (Outlaw Chronicles)
Holy Warrior (Outlaw Chronicles)
by Angus Donald
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

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3.0 out of 5 stars Rage against the typo!, 26 April 2011
I was really looking forward to Holy Warrior as a follow on from Outlaw but was disappointed. Not particularly by the story but by the constant typing errors! This has to win some sort of award for containing so many of them. On some pages you have to re-read sections so that you can make sense of it.
The story is not set in England which in my mind I always think of Robin roaming around the English forests but fair play to Angus Donald for adding to the legend. A good read but it doesn't have the punch of Outlaw. I'm not in such a hurry to try whatever comes after. Sorry!


Eye of the Needle
Eye of the Needle
by Ken Follett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A page turner, 23 April 2011
This review is from: Eye of the Needle (Paperback)
I read Pillars of the Earth and World Without End and enjoyed Follett's style of writing so decided to give Eye of the Needle a go. Set in WW2 I found this book really gripping and didn't want to put it down. I got caught sneaking away from a family party to find out what happened in the next chapter! A quicker read than the previous books but enjoyable.


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