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The Week Magazine UK
The Week Magazine UK
Price: £6.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Happy, 18 Jan. 2013
As the title says - I'm very happy with this product.

I've been waiting for the Week to come out on the Kindle for a long time and now that it has arrived, it is equally as good as the paper copy, without all the wastage.

The week is a great magazine to catch up with the best bits of the written media without all the nonsense.

Delighted.


The Left Hand of God
The Left Hand of God
by Paul Hoffman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superbly written and original read, 9 Jan. 2011
This review is from: The Left Hand of God (Paperback)
Noticing this book in a bookshop I read the first few lines and was totally gripped. I never usually read this genre but this book has inspired me to seek out more of the gems it has to offer. I read the whole thing in two days straight and found it amazingly gripping, original and witty, despite the darkness of some of the plot lines. Hoffman's narrative style is outstanding - one of the few people that make you forget you are actually reading rather than hovering just over Thomas Cale's shoulder.

Just a fanatastic read that will grip you all the way through and leave you hungry for the sequal.


Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Price: £6.65

2.0 out of 5 stars OK. But OK isn't really good enough., 5 Jan. 2010
Well, maybe I'm being unfair only giving 2 stars, but I bought the CD to hear the beautiful mandolin music I remembered from the film, and that is not what you get with this album. Much of the album is filled with the moody yet forgettable background music which must have accompanied the more dramatic scenes of the movie. Not particularly pleasant to listen to.

The mandolin parts are beautiful but it is too mixed up with the dramatic music to make an enjoyable listening experience. If you are looking for nice mandolin music, then look elsewhere.


A History of Medieval Europe: From Constantine to Saint Louis
A History of Medieval Europe: From Constantine to Saint Louis
by R. H. C. Davis
Edition: Paperback

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding introduction to the period, 11 Mar. 2009
This is a truly outstanding introduction to the early and high middle ages. I was a little hesitant at buying it due to the fact that it was first published in 1957, thinking it might be a bit dated. But I was delightfully surprised to find the author's excellent writing style both immensely readable and very informative. He manages to find the balance perfectly between depth and understandability, including enough pertinent detail to give the reader a good grip on the major themes of each chapter without letting the details hold back the flow of the book. Very impressive.


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