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The Mystery of the Invisible Hand: A Henry Spearman Mystery
The Mystery of the Invisible Hand: A Henry Spearman Mystery
Price: £10.44

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars If you want the Chicago-school of capitalist economics presented as ..., 25 Nov. 2014
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If you want the Chicago-school of capitalist economics presented as a "cosy" and uncritically, this could be for you. The "crime"
bit is hardly worth it. Pidge, the economics professor's wife, is the most interesting character.


Whispers Under Ground: The Third PC Grant Mystery
Whispers Under Ground: The Third PC Grant Mystery
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just great fun! Thoroughly enjoyed, 14 Sept. 2014
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Just great fun! Thoroughly enjoyed. Original.


Long Road to Baghdad: Volume 1 (Long Road to Baghdad Series)
Long Road to Baghdad: Volume 1 (Long Road to Baghdad Series)
by Catrin Collier
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better to go back to T, 14 Sept. 2014
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I've read the other reviews, but I think I must add another view. 600 pages - in the end, I had to force myself to finish it, but there was nothing compelling about the novel that made me do so. I felt that I should if I was to make a comment. I am sorry to say that I do not think the book was the result of detailed historical research. The various chapters and sections are headed with locations and dates. To me this did not make any difference - I never caught a "sense of place" of "sense of time" with any of it. True there is a scattering of names of real-life personages - generals, for example. But I couldn't get to believe any of it. Better to go back to T.E.Lawrence's "Seven Pillars of Wisdom" and to the only novel by an Indian which deals with the experiences of soldiers of the Indian Army who fought in the 1st World War, both in Flanders and in Mesopotamia : Mulk Raj Anand's "Across the Black Water" - soon to be re-issued in association with the Centenary of the War,
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The Yard: Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 1
The Yard: Scotland Yard Murder Squad Book 1
by Alex Grecian
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Yard but not the station, 28 Jun. 2012
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An enjoyable and diverting read. But one glaring error of research ( and many readers have praised Alex Grecian for his research) as early as The Prologue. A pity it concerned a railway station as so many wonderful crime novels have involved
grizzly deeds on such premises! No steamer trunk, black or otherwise, would ever have been unloaded from a train at Euston Square Station for a porter to deal with. That station was part of the underground system and the name Euston Square Station did not exist in 1889. At that time it was known as Gower Street Station,only becoming Euston Square in 1909. Alex has the Railway Company correct - the (London) North Western Railway, but he confused Euston Square Station with Euston Station, which at the time was the London terminus for the largest rail company in Britain. Seeing this error did rather act as a bit of a distraction as, rather "anorak-like, I kept an eye out for other blips. Nonetheless, well worth reading.


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