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The Knife Went In: Real-Life Murderers and Our Culture
The Knife Went In: Real-Life Murderers and Our Culture
Price: £6.64

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Hard but fair" - snapshots from a prison doctor's album, 13 Aug. 2017
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Dalrymple reflects on his experiences as a prison doctor who met many murderers. The title of the book reflects his experience that when criminals describe their crimes, they invariably use the passive voice, as if to minimise their own agency in the crime. The strength of the book is the numerous case studies of criminals he met, with accounts of their backgrounds. He is critical of much of psychiatry and the social sciences in posing reasons for criminal behaviour and downplaying the personal responsibility of the criminal. His judgments combine common sense with a tough-minded sympathy in regard to issues such as drug taking and poverty. He was thought by prisoners that he met and treated as "hard but fair". This is a book that all those of liberal persuasion should read and reflect on. Once you start to read it, it is hard to stop!


Collins Ireland Road Atlas: Touring edition
Collins Ireland Road Atlas: Touring edition
by Collins Maps
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars After my visit to Ireland I shall know how good it is, 3 Aug. 2017
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seems to do the job I want it to. After my visit to Ireland I shall know how good it is!


The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam
The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam
Price: £10.79

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5.0 out of 5 stars Liberal Prejudices Challenged, 18 July 2017
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An excellent book which spells out and highlights evidence about the changing society of Europe which is too often downplayed by people in power. It is also a disturbing book in that the author demonstrates that liberally educated people's prejudices are the hardest to shift. Everything is closely documented and a clear message is that one can be critical of trends in society, most notably of the acceptance of large numbers of immigrants, without being a fascist. It is a book which is essential reading for all citizens of today's Europe.


UK Drills 18mm Blacksmith Reduced Shank HSS Drill Bit
UK Drills 18mm Blacksmith Reduced Shank HSS Drill Bit
Offered by UKDrills
Price: £3.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 17 May 2017
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did exactly what I wanted - at a very reasonable price


The First Larry The Lamb Storybook
The First Larry The Lamb Storybook
by SG Hulme Beaman
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Larry the Lamb re-discovered, 14 Jun. 2016
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It was a nostalgic experience to be able to re-discover an out of print book which I remember being read to our primary class of nine year olds in the 1940s. For particular reasons I wanted to find the book to read to my grandchildren and I was delighted that the service exists to supply long out-of-print books.


The Noise of Time
The Noise of Time
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shostakovich: victim, genius and survivor., 4 Mar. 2016
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An excellent novel which demonstrates the effects of a brutal totalitarian regime on a genuine artist. The compromises which Shostakovich had to make with his conscience and his artistic sensibilities are focused on three parts of his life. This is a novel also for our time when a generation has grown up not knowing nor acknowledging what it is like to live under a dictator.


The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups
The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups

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5.0 out of 5 stars Parenting is more than friendship, 7 Feb. 2016
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a convincing blend of commonsense, practical experience as a physician and relevant theories and research from the social sciences. Highly recommended for all who are bringing up children and adolescents.


Feasting on the Word: Year B, Vol. 4: Season after Pentecost 2 (Propers 17-Reign of Christ): Year B, v. 4
Feasting on the Word: Year B, Vol. 4: Season after Pentecost 2 (Propers 17-Reign of Christ): Year B, v. 4
by David L. Bartlett
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £27.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable tool for preachers, 11 Sept. 2015
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an invaluable tool for the preacher who uses the lectionary. A valuable feature is the coverage of all the set readings from four points of view: theological, pastoral, exegetical and homiletical. A range of writers is used, giving different perspectives on the readings.


Muhammad: The man who transformed Arabia
Muhammad: The man who transformed Arabia
Price: £9.49

5.0 out of 5 stars A life everyone needs to know about, 20 July 2015
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a clear and balanced account which is essential reading in today's world.


Don't Buy It!: The tricks and traps salespeople use and how to beat them
Don't Buy It!: The tricks and traps salespeople use and how to beat them
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5.0 out of 5 stars Caveat emptor - and that means you!, 27 April 2015
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Excellent and entertaining review of the techniques (tricks and subterfuges) used by those who sell things. Honest people should read it and be forewarned of what they might be subjected to when they are in the market to buy a product or service.


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