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In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815
In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815
by Jenny Uglow
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Highly readable, 26 Feb. 2015
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This is a full, well constructed and highly readable description of what it was like to live in England during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The only reasons I do not giv it five stars are, first, that I am not sure that people who did not already know the history of the period would be able to fit everything in the book into its context; and because I was from time to time uncertain whether Ms Uglow had a firm grasp of historical mainstream fact.


Woodbine Willie: An Unsung Hero of World War One
Woodbine Willie: An Unsung Hero of World War One
by Bob Holman
Edition: Paperback
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A brave soldier for Christ, 16 Sept. 2014
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A readable survey of a remarkable life.. It is informally written and relies quite heavily on previous biographies but it brings the man to life, and reflects intelligently on his continuing significance. I wonder though if it is right to call him an unsung hero; I would have thought he was already well-known: he is commemorated yearly in the Anglican lectionary..:


National Service: A Generation in Uniform 1945-1963
National Service: A Generation in Uniform 1945-1963
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All you ever wanted to know, 16 Sept. 2014
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This is a thorough, competent and interesting survey, enlivened by any number of personal stories and opinions. It is probably the last word on its subject


How to Build a Girl
How to Build a Girl
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4.0 out of 5 stars I would have enjoyed it even more did I know more about modern ..., 15 Aug. 2014
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I found this novel a fascinating introduction to a group of modern adolescents hitherto unfamiliar to me. It ids well written and absorbing throughout . I would have enjoyed it even more did I know more about modern popular music..


Napoleon
Napoleon
by Vincent Cronin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

4.0 out of 5 stars An apologia, 30 Jun. 2014
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This biography is easy to read and so far as I can judge accurate and well researched. It is however prejudiced in Napoleon's favour to a remarkable degree. Much of its argument is a useful counter-balance to the hostility of many English historians, but in my view it does napoleon too much justice.


Wellington: The Path to Victory 1769-1814
Wellington: The Path to Victory 1769-1814
by Rory Muir
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid and thorough, 23 May 2014
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This is detailed and substantial biography which paints a vivid picture of its subject. The chapters on the Peninsular War do not break much new ground, but the account of Wellington's earlier years does. I look forward to the second volume.


The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair
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3.0 out of 5 stars Rather disappointing, 19 May 2014
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I bought this book because it has been a huge best-seller.. It did not come up to my expectations. It is ingenious but contrived and it is too long for its content
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Slammerkin (VMC)
Slammerkin (VMC)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Grim but riveting reading, 15 April 2014
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A realistic re-creation of 18th century working class life, full of gritty detail and unsparing in its depiction of prostitution and also of small town life.


Britain Against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory, 1793-1815
Britain Against Napoleon: The Organization of Victory, 1793-1815
by Roger Knight
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A new perspective on a familiar story, 28 Mar. 2014
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This book explains the financial, commercial and industrial underpinning to Britain's efforts in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. The subject may seem dry, but turns out to be fascinating.


Poppet: Jack Caffery series 6
Poppet: Jack Caffery series 6
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5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting read, 28 Mar. 2014
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This is a brilliant thriller with complex plot lines and an unexpected but totally logical conclusion. It is both weird and convincing.


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