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First of the Tudors
First of the Tudors
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4.0 out of 5 stars A very good read, 25 July 2017
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This is the first book I've read by this author and I enjoyed it very much. It's well written and gives a different perspective on the wars of the roses. Jasper Tudor, the main character, isn't someone I've encountered very often in literature. He comes over as very human, loyal, someone trying to do the right thing in difficult circumstances. The book also explains how a Welsh family came to have a claim to the throne of England. Jasper is Uncle, and legal guardian, to the child who grew up to be Henry VII. I'll be looking forward to reading more by Joanna Hickson


A Closed and Common Orbit: Wayfarers 2
A Closed and Common Orbit: Wayfarers 2
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 26 May 2017
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I'm old enough to be anxious that all my favourite sci fi authors are now very old themselves, or dead. Finding a new author who writes the sort of fiction I love has been a delight. I don't want to spoil the plot for anyone but this is a tale that explores deep questions of identity, what it means to be a person, and responsibility, in a setting that's fascinatingly futuristic. I loved the alien sapients too, it was great to learn more about the home life of some of the species featured in her previous novel A Long Way to a Small Angry Planet. I can't wait for her next book


Ravensburger My Haven No 3. The Pottery Shed 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle
Ravensburger My Haven No 3. The Pottery Shed 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased, 13 May 2017
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An excellent jigsaw, Ravensburger are always good quality and this is a lovely picture too with just the right level of challenge


Pro Arte Prolene Plus (Series 007) Round Brush - Size 12
Pro Arte Prolene Plus (Series 007) Round Brush - Size 12

5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite brand, 13 May 2017
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These are my favourite brushes for watercolour and this one doesn't disappoint, it's really nice for large areas of colour like skies


Seveneves
Seveneves
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enthralling, 21 Oct. 2016
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This review is from: Seveneves (Kindle Edition)
Outstanding science fiction staring in our own time and moving forward by about five thousand years. The first part is especially gripping. One of the three best books I've read this year.


Goldenhand: The latest thrilling adventure in the internationally bestselling fantasy series (The Old Kingdom)
Goldenhand: The latest thrilling adventure in the internationally bestselling fantasy series (The Old Kingdom)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, 21 Oct. 2016
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Great story that ties up a lot of threads from the earlier books in the series. I was very pleased to see Sabriel taking an active role again even though this is mostly Lirael's story.


Knitted Snoods (Twenty to Make)
Knitted Snoods (Twenty to Make)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Possible error, 1 Oct. 2016
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I really like the Twenty to Make series and own several now and most patterns have been very successful. However in this book I think there must be a typo in the Gooseberry Fool pattern. It says to knit one, knit two together all along the row for six rows. Without a yarn forward, you'd end up with no stitches
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Ravensburger My Haven No 1. The Craft Shed 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle
Ravensburger My Haven No 1. The Craft Shed 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable puzzle, 21 Jun. 2016
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Lovely quality jigsaw this, it presents a bit of a challenge but not too much. It has the advantage of not having large areas that are just blue for sky or sea-which I find very boring


iGadgitz Blue Silicone Skin Case Cover for Sony Walkman NWZ-E585 8GB 16GB + Screen Protector
iGadgitz Blue Silicone Skin Case Cover for Sony Walkman NWZ-E585 8GB 16GB + Screen Protector
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good buy, 21 Jun. 2016
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Excellent little cover for my Walkman. It arrived promptly, looks good, does the job well


The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Mystery
The Troubled Man: A Kurt Wallander Mystery
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling, 17 Jun. 2016
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I found this a compelling read even though for much of the book, nothing seems to happen. It's just Wallander going about his daily life, struggling with health and relationship problems. His daughter's in laws have disappeared. They lived outside Ystad, so outside his jurisdiction- in some ways he is approaching this case as a relative, not as an authority figure. But all the time he's going about his everyday life, he is mulling over the facts, slowly piecing together the jigsaw puzzle. All the action comes in a short burst near the end so it may not suit readers who like stories with more going on, but it is a great study of someone struggling with th advent of old age.


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