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The Oxford Anthology of English Poetry: Volume I: Spenser to Crabbe
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Jules Verne, Anthony Bonner
Lord Jim
Joseph Conrad
Aesop's Fables
Aesop, Laura Gibbs
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Yosemite and the High Sierra
Ansel Adams, John Szarkowski, Andrea G. Stillman
Transcendent
Stephen Baxter
The Official Highway Code
Department for Transport, Driving Standards Agency
The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within
Stephen Fry
The Nation's Favourite: Poems
Griff Rhys Jones
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Jules Verne, Anthony Bonner
Joseph Conrad
Aesop, Laura Gibbs
Ansel Adams, John Szarkowski, Andrea G. Stillman
Stephen Baxter
Department for Transport, Driving Standards Agency
October 2013
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September 2013
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Roland Bleke, the hapless lottery winner, repeatedly gets into scrapes, usually involving marriages he doesn't want to go thr...
A Man of Means - P. G. Wodehouse,  C.H. Bovill
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July 2013
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My first Wodehouse and I loved it. I was in the mood for something less weighty than Lord Jim one humid, exhausting night in ...
Death at the Excelsior and Other Stories - P. G. Wodehouse
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July 2013
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I skimmed it after the first few chapters. James' dry Antipodean wit is in evidence throughout, but I found this story of his...
Unreliable Memoirs - Clive James
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June 2013
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A terrific book. Bradbury seems to have written The Martian Chronicles extremely quickly yet with incredible lucidity, with a...
The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
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June 2013
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I wish I had read this when I was a boy, as it's aimed at a younger audience who have most to benefit; however, even at 36 I ...
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
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June 2013
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This is a really well-written book. Logical, systematic, detailed and comprehensive yet light, engaging and conversational in...
CompTIA A+ Certification All-In-One Exam Guide: (Exams 220-701 & 220-702) [With CDROM] - Mike Meyers
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April 2013
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April 2013
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Being a fan of 'Nordic Noir' TV series like The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge, I thought I was in for a treat with this book...
The Redbreast - Don Bartlett, Jo Nesbo, Jo Nesbø
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April 2013
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I've found Simon Schama's trilogy very difficult to read, I think for three reasons. Firstly, he expects the reader to know a...
A History of Britain: The Wars of the British 1603-1776 - Simon Schama
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April 2013
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reviewed: Consumer Guide to Prescription Medicines
It's hard to see the use in this book other than making money for those book sellers who leave piles of books around your off...
A Consumer's Guide to Prescription Medicines - Barrington Cooper, Laurence Gerlis
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April 2013
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March 2013
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reviewed: The Beauty of America
It might be debatable how useful the text is thirty-four years later (pleasant and informative without being overly dense), b...
The Love of America - Edmund Blair Bolles
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March 2013
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January 2013
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Gulliver's Travels is the satirical tale of the fictional seafarer, Lemuel Gulliver, an ordinary everyman (although, oddly, h...
Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift, Robert DeMaria Jr.
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Not useful for study purposes. Could perhaps be used to introduce very young children to British history, but it would be wor...
The History Of The Kings & Queens Of England & Scotland - Edmund Swinglehurst, Rodney Castledon
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September 2012
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A good, at times gripping, story featuring the famous detective and the first (brief) mentions of Moriarty, his arch-enemy. A...
The Valley of Fear -  Arthur Conan Doyle
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August 2012
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I get a strange feeling when reading Sherlock Holmes novels. The shock value or exoticism of the crimes is so tame by today's...
The Hound of the Baskervilles -  Arthur Conan Doyle
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