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The Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World
The Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World
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15 of 40 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars interesting subject, hideously treated, 22 Feb. 2014
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Cyprian Broadbank should learn to write adequate E English or find someone who can to turn his horribly complicated and incomprehensible gobbledygook into the fascinating history it should have been. What it had to say was fascinating and thought provoking but it is maddeningly ill expressed, so much so that it takes real determination and a profound interest in the subject to endure the jargon, the overlong , over complicated sentences. There is also a use of jargon which is rather unattractive. To have finiished this work argues a degree of endurance of which one can only be proud. Please will someone, sometime take the content of this farrago and make a proper book of it..
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This Rough Magic (Mary Stewart Modern Classics)
This Rough Magic (Mary Stewart Modern Classics)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars plot, characterisation , narrative and above all her beautiful Englisg, 17 Feb. 2014
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One c need not review anything by Mary Stewart. Her work is classic and many if not all contemporary writers might do well to follow her example, beautiful tightly constructed plots, excellent characterisation, enormous pace and excellent fast moving dialogue. Modern writers seem slovenly by comparison when they attempt the same genre.


Life in a Victorian Household
Life in a Victorian Household
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars very one sided, 2 Feb. 2014
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The title of this book is misleading. It deals entirely with domestic service in the nineteenth century, but has very little to say about the employers of these servants. It is a one dimensional version of a very complex subject and consequently rather dull. There are other books which deal with this topic in a much more rational and far more interesting fashion


Good Husband Material
Good Husband Material
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4.0 out of 5 stars Usual good substantial read, 1 Feb. 2014
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Was this one of Ahley's earlier novels....there are hints in it of some of the others. The dark hero of her youth, the grim attempts to make a doomed marriage work and the slobbish thick villain. I enjoyed it but am looking forward to going home to Sticklepond and environs....but let's have a few boy babies,


Mind Tryst
Mind Tryst
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Put me to sleep, 1 Feb. 2014
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No humour, heavy as a fruitcake cooked in a cool oven. I could not develop any interest in the characters, it put me to sleep....best thing I can say about it, I am a poor sleeper.


The Nonesuch
The Nonesuch
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5.0 out of 5 stars I would not have the impertinence, 18 Dec. 2013
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In her own way Heyer created a genre. I have read some of the copiers and they make me shudder at their lack of research, lack of humour and predilection for anachronism. This particular period is Heyer's own. Even Death Comes To Pemberley is full of changers which Heyer would have laughed at. There will never be anyone like her. Never. To be asked to review anything of hers makes me writhe....it would be as impertinent as it would be irrelevant.


Single Woman Seeks Revenge: Another Very Funny Romantic Novel
Single Woman Seeks Revenge: Another Very Funny Romantic Novel

4.0 out of 5 stars Wish fulfilment?, 2 Aug. 2013
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I was really amused by the beginning of this story, the fall of the revolting Alex was most satisfactory...cathartic even. However, the comic element declines as the book conti yes with one exception the speech of the political wife, Charlie, which was not so much funny as satisfying, the speech you want every erring politician's wife ought to say and never does. Lovely! Howeverr, I found the end a bit weak. Too coincidental for one thing. A little too cloying for another. But I forgive her for the laughter.


A Masterful Man (Mills & Boon Vintage 90s Modern)
A Masterful Man (Mills & Boon Vintage 90s Modern)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Travel guide, 21 Jun. 2013
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I enjoyed this story very much indeed, I liked both the main protagonists, thoroughly approved the two subsidiary females and I was left with a profound desire to visit the island in which the story is set. Armstrong is very good at providing settings for her stories, though she never overdoes the scenery as some do.


An Unsuitable Wife (Mills & Boon Vintage 90s Modern)
An Unsuitable Wife (Mills & Boon Vintage 90s Modern)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing, 21 Jun. 2013
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An unusual Cinderella tale with a thoroughly likeable heroine and her reluctant but very charming Prince. Armstrong has refreshingly light touch for these stories which makes them very readable.


Thrones, Dominations (Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane series Book 1)
Thrones, Dominations (Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane series Book 1)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost seamless, 21 Jun. 2013
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Walsh speaks with an authentic voice which can come only from a proud knowledge of and great liking for the Wimsey novels.. It is very hard indeed to make out where Sayers falters and Walsh begins. She is to be congratulated for this splendid pastiche. Any Sayers fan must enjoy this addition to the canon.


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