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The Train to Damnation, Death and Destruction

Advantages: An outstanding book of great historical importance
Disadvantages: Not easy to get hold of

I hate packing. I hate it with a passion beyond all logic. Despite packing my bags to go away from home every week, I still am rubbish at it. So try to imagine a knock on your door. You go to answer and find a policeman with a gun who tells you that yo ...

koshkha 28.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Train to Pakistan - Kushwant Singh & Margaret Bourke-White

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Would you survive?

Advantages: Well-written with an extensive amount of research notes on an important subject
Disadvantages: Not a convincing yet very biased argument for faith - see "Supersense" for a more rational view

...Despite our disproportionate fear of improbable disasters and the awe we hold those who survive them there is relatively little research into the psychology of what we collectively call the survivor. This might be because the term is so widely applied and ...

BlackSwan 16.02.2011 · Read full review
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Review of The Survivors Club - Ben Sherwood

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Not so elusive anymore

Advantages: great read, wonderful character, brilliant adventure
Disadvantages: I still don't have the rest of the series

...now, a friend found a copy of The Scarlet Pimpernel in a charity shop. She bought it and loved it. She lent the book to me to read and did a tour of all the charity and second hand book shops in the area, finding two or three others i ...

87degrees 25.08.2008 · Read full review
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Review of The Elusive Pimpernel (Scarlet Pimpernel) - Baronnesse Orczy

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DECLINE AND FALL

Advantages: Good plot and good attention to historical detail
Disadvantages: Might require a little interest in historical or fantasy fiction

...I've been reading quite a lot of what could be termed historical fiction lately, having been pleasantly surprised by the first few Flashman novels and recently impressed by the first of the Lucifer Box Edwardian secret agent mystery I thought I'd travel f ...

Mauri 12.06.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Last Legion - Valerio Massimo Manfredi

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