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Gismih o naseeb

Advantages: A first hand account of an ordinary love story in an extraordinary place
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We'd spent three days in and around Petra. Some of that time was away from the hustle and bustle of the Siq and the steps up to the Monastery. We followed the paths leading in from al-Beidha where the goatherds idled over their kettles and the vegetatio ...

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Review of Married to a Bedouin - Marguerite Van Geldermalsen

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A moving. witty, evocative memoir

Advantages: Witty, moving, evocative, personal insight, lovely illustrations
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A Wainwright (1907-1991) is best known for his series of illustrated guides to Lakeland paths, later supplemented by a series of books of sketches, and for some reluctant television appearances. His guidebooks remain a delight, with hand-drawn maps and ...

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Review of Memoirs Of A Fellwanderer - Alfred Wainwright

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Reigning Men

Advantages: Admirably explored and an education for enthusiasts and young Classic scholars
Disadvantages: The several pages of illustrations were superfluous

...Duration: 684 pages Publishing House: Vintage Year of publication: 2010 Paperback Price: 12.99 GBP - - - Bill Clinton famously stated he took pride in Marcus Aurelius's book called: 'Meditations' - sadly, he neither comprehended or practiced con ...

1st2thebar 22.11.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Marcus Aurelius - Frank Mclynn

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Too Frank, Not Enough Marcus

Advantages: A well researched book on an interesting figure
Disadvantages: Seemingly more about the author than the subject

Thanks to the historical fiction of Ben Kane, who writes so vividly about Roman times, I’ve developed more of an interest in history than I ever had in school. However, it was the film “Gladiator” that first sparked my interest in that era, as I’m sure i ...

Soho_Black 26.09.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Marcus Aurelius - Frank Mclynn

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David Jasons life in book form-a good read about a varied career

Advantages: Some entertaining stories, quite extensive and insightful, photos,
Disadvantages: A little dry in parts, not an entirely light read, I'd perhaps hoped for more about 'Only Fools'

- Introduction - I've been a fan of Only Fools & Horses since I was a kid, watching it in the 90s and catching repeats on TV later. I have since discovered that he did voice work for the popular 80s kids cartoons Dangermouse and Count Duckula, bo ...

IzzyS 29.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of My Life - David Jason

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