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The Good Husband (Bello)
The Good Husband (Bello)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Second volume of three - Toby Roberts saga, 1 Feb. 2015
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The second book of the ongoing saga of Cambridge graduates and their love lives..... Very easy to enjoy!


The Good Listener (Bello)
The Good Listener (Bello)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The first of three - set in London 1950's, 1 Feb. 2015
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The first of the three stories of Toby Roberts and his friends from Cambridge in the late 1950's makes evocative reading to those of a certain age, and must seem like another world to the you get generation!!! Charming, well written (of course!) and eminently readable. Hugely enjoyed!


ELEPHANT MOON
ELEPHANT MOON
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4.0 out of 5 stars Escaping from Burma with a school of orphans via elephant to India!, 1 Feb. 2015
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An almost unbelievable story of escape from Burma and the invading Japanese army! A missionary takes her school of half-caste children to escape, and they end up with a herd of elephants and a bunch of British soldiers hacking their way to India through impenetrable jungle!
Incredibly exciting, not always brilliantly written but true - and terribly brave!


The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women Who Worked There
The Secret Life of Bletchley Park: The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women Who Worked There
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4.0 out of 5 stars WWII code breaking - the inside story, 1 Feb. 2015
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The top secret decoding work during WWII was based in Bletchley park and no one ever spoke about their war work until s few years ago.
Interviews with a few of the original code breakers throws interesting light on a very important aspect of British Intelligence which played a major part in defeating the forces of Hitler and keeping the UK from starving or being invaded. Very interesting.


The Villa on the Riviera
The Villa on the Riviera
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5.0 out of 5 stars Upmarket escapism!, 1 Feb. 2015
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This is a fun easy read! I have now read two of Elizabeth Edmondsons books and find her style is excellent, characters are attractive and settings pleasant! A nice bit of 'escapism with meat!!' Thoroughly enjoyed it!


What Am I Doing Here? (Vintage classics)
What Am I Doing Here? (Vintage classics)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Bits and pieces from Burce Chatwins life - a mixture!, 1 Feb. 2015
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Bits and pieces of the late Bruce Chatwin... Some delightful sketches from interesting parts of his interesting life, and some rather more 'dry' bits from his anthropological study time. But a charming book well enjoyed!


The Songlines (Vintage Classics)
The Songlines (Vintage Classics)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The inside story of aboriginal culture by a world renowned writer, 1 Feb. 2015
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The wonderful Kate Bruce Chatwin at his best! I learned so much about the aboriginal culture of Australia from this charming book, and enjoyed his travel experiences as he explored for himself. Sometimes his academic background takes over and he can get a bit bogged down in the anthropological stuff, so I just skipped that! But recommend most highly as a privilege to read!


War Horse
War Horse
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3.0 out of 5 stars Rather sentimental - disappointed, 1 Feb. 2015
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I know this translated to a very successful stage and cinema genre, but I have to say I found the story rather puerile and sentimental. I did read the whole book, quite quickly, but have to say I was glad to put it down and get my teeth into something with a bit more substance.


The Villa in Italy
The Villa in Italy
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5.0 out of 5 stars 'Escapism with meat!' Easy reading!!, 1 Feb. 2015
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This is a fun easy read! I have now read two of Elizabeth Edmondsons books and find her style is excellent, characters are attractive and settings pleasant! A nice bit of 'escapism with meat!!' Thoroughly enjoyed it!


The Last Tiger: A Novel
The Last Tiger: A Novel
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hard to get enthusiastic about the Tasmanian Tiger, 1 Feb. 2015
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I have not been able to get into this book. I find the ŵriting rather stodgy, and am not wild about the subject matter.


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