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The Dacian War (Veteran of Rome Book 6)
The Dacian War (Veteran of Rome Book 6)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The series keeps getting better, 25 May 2017
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Great follow on covering the Dacian War - north of Greece - and a trip to Rome. Great story in its own right but also sets up the next book beautifully. Highly recommended historical thriller.


Samsonite Pro-DLX⁴ Upright Strict Cabin 55cm / 20inch Black Cabin Case
Samsonite Pro-DLX⁴ Upright Strict Cabin 55cm / 20inch Black Cabin Case
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 May 2017
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Great size for short trips. Very light


Hibernia (Veteran of Rome Book 2)
Hibernia (Veteran of Rome Book 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thriller in "Roman Ireland", 19 Mar. 2017
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Really brilliant. Kelso really brings both Roman Britain and Ireland alive. Mixing in a real historic plot with fantastic stories. The main characters are very believable and up to date despite the book being set 2000 years ago. It is a cliche but one thing to watch is that this book is genuinely very hard to put down!


The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the Decade Wall Street Went Insane
The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the Decade Wall Street Went Insane
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic look back at Wall Street before the Credit Crunch, 19 Mar. 2017
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As well as being very entertaining, The Zeroes is now an important historic work. Highly reccomend it.


Art as an Investment?
Art as an Investment?
by Melanie Gerlis
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £28.50

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is hard to be truly frank when you know that people you have grown to like (and see regularly) will be upset by things like ., 27 Nov. 2014
This review is from: Art as an Investment? (Hardcover)
Journalists who focus on a specific market, often unintentionally end up losing some of their editorial independence. It is hard to be truly frank when you know that people you have grown to like (and see regularly) will be upset by things like you have written. In her book Melanie Gerlis, however, has not succumbed to this weakness.

In her day job as art market editor at The Art Newspaper she no doubt spends much of her time with people who say that investing in art makes sense. In her well-researched book she argues that this is simply not true.
Gerlis compares art to stocks, gold, wine, private equity and luxury products. She does this first using hard data and then backs it up with fun anecdotes and war stories. She also uses this chapter structure to expand on other issues (the one on private equity funds leads on to a good discussion about art funds for example).

Art as an Investment should be read by anyone looking to understand the art market, anyone involved in an art finance course and – most importantly – anyone who is planning to invest in art.


Viking Raid: A Robert Fairchild Novel
Viking Raid: A Robert Fairchild Novel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great insight into the world of shipping and ship finance, 16 Jun. 2014
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Following on from the excellent The Shipping Man (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shipping-Man-Matthew-McCleery-ebook/dp/B005S4FTHW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402942859&sr=1-1&keywords=the+shipping+man) this book takes Robert Fairchild around the world again to structure an impossible deal. Fairchild visits the Channel Islands, Korea, London (the always fun Harry's Bar), Athens and other shipping centres and the end really is a surprise.

A great guide for anyone that wants to understand the tangled web of ship finance and the shipping cycle.


J Sheekey FISH
J Sheekey FISH
by Allan Jenkins
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes that are easy to follow, 16 Jun. 2014
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Every dish that I have tried in this book has been fantastic. Although some of the recipes include a lot of ingredients (more than 30 for the delicious Monkfish and Prawn Curry) they are easy to follow and worth the effort. I particularly love the Smoked Haddock with Colcannon, Poached Egg and Wholegrain Mustard Sauce and it also has classics that I still need to do. A fantastic fish cookbook.


Maxwell: The Final Verdict (Text Only)
Maxwell: The Final Verdict (Text Only)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fearless analysis of Robert Maxwell, 16 Jun. 2014
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Robert Maxwell hated Tom Bower. And he would have hated this well researched fearless book. Bower spent years investigating Maxwell whilst he was alive and this book also includes years of research into his death. Maxwell died in 1991 but many of the lessons from his downfall are still very relevant today. A really brilliant biography.


Deep Sea and Foreign Going
Deep Sea and Foreign Going
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really fantastic book for anyone that wants to learn about shipping, 16 Jun. 2014
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Rose George's book is a beautifully written guide to modern shipping. The book is structured around a voyage that she made on a Maersk container ship with each chapter covering a different issue ranging from pirates to chaplains or the environment (with some fascinating insights on noise) to the Suez canal.

She is also right that so many of us consumers (including me) no so little about the world of shipping. I really recommend it. And it has also convinced me that I would not have been tough enough for the Merchant Navy.

(I partly read this because I had enjoyed The Shipping Man - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shipping-Man-Matthew-McCleery-ebook/dp/B005S4FTHW/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402942859&sr=1-1&keywords=the+shipping+man and Viking Raid by Matt McCleary that cover Ship Finance - which explore a different side of this fascinating industry).


Thinking Statistically
Thinking Statistically
Price: £2.32

5.0 out of 5 stars Really brilliant, 3 Mar. 2014
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A fantastic little book that genuinely makes statistics fun (but not sexy I am afraid). Really quite brilliant and very relevant to everyone.


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