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The Constant Soldier
The Constant Soldier
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Sept. 2016
Top novel -


This Party's Got To Stop
This Party's Got To Stop
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 17 Mar. 2016
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Interesting...


The North Water: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016
The North Water: Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Properly salty, 17 Mar. 2016
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It wanders away a little at the end, perhaps, but that might come as a bit of a relief, because this is terrifically powerful writing: a tight, merciless, and uncompromising evocation of a hard old life.


Watch the Lady (The Tudor Trilogy)
Watch the Lady (The Tudor Trilogy)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended., 13 Oct. 2015
A really vivid evocation of the Tudor world, and a gripping story, too. Highly recommended.


Land of Hunger: A Collection of Short Stories; Alternatively One Long One
Land of Hunger: A Collection of Short Stories; Alternatively One Long One
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4.0 out of 5 stars Received in perfect condition, and very quickly too. Thanks Amazon!, 11 Oct. 2015
Top stuff - a lively collection of seemingly disconnected stories ranging from a critique of airline food to life - and death - in the Shtetl that comes together to form an odd, interesting and never less than engaging whole.


The Spring of Kasper Meier
The Spring of Kasper Meier
by Ben Fergusson
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant., 17 July 2015
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A terrific novel. Thoughtful, powerful writing serving an original and compelling plot, peopled by characters just as memorable as they are plausible. Top stuff.


Dragon's Blood & Willow Bark: The Mysteries of Medieval Medicine
Dragon's Blood & Willow Bark: The Mysteries of Medieval Medicine
by Toni Mount
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific., 15 July 2015
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Accessible yet learned.


Eagles at War (Eagles of Rome)
Eagles at War (Eagles of Rome)
by Ben Kane
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.08

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars His best yet., 29 April 2015
I came to Ben Kane's work late, and so have been gorging on his books over the last few months, and this, I think is his best yet. Fully fleshed characters in a gripping, atmospheric story set around one of the crucial moments in Rome's history.


Everyday Life in Medieval London: From the Anglo-Saxons to the Tudors
Everyday Life in Medieval London: From the Anglo-Saxons to the Tudors
by Toni Mount
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top work., 12 Jan. 2015
Really enjoyable. Plenty of eye-catching 'weren't they odd' snippets and 'how on earth did they ever come up with that' details to read aloud to others, but also a real engagement with the warp and weft of daily life that produces a powerful and plausible impression of the more ordinary people in their time.


The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England's Most Infamous Family
The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England's Most Infamous Family
by Susan Higginbotham
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sprightly, and welcome corrective, 29 April 2014
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To get the most from this one needs a fair understanding of the times in which the Woodvilles reached their heights, and a fair grasp of the controversies that have dogged their reputation ever since, but if one has those, then this is a wonderfully precise, yet never dry, account of an interesting family making their way through, and perhaps shaping, interesting times. Unlike a fair few historians of the period, Higginbotham does not pass off any fancies as fact, nor does she rebut any previous ideas without explaining what they were in the first place, so that one can follow the development and demise of the various theories over time. Meticulous and amusing at once, this is a perfect little history.


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