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The gathering storm

Advantages: Great story about an under-represented time period
Disadvantages: None

...have been a massive fan of Conn Iggulden for many years, following his series on Julius Caesar and Genghis Khan avidly (please see other reviews :) ) When I heard he was releasing his next books around the War of the Roses I was a little unsure. This i ...

pdoyle007 12.11.2013 · Read full review
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Review of War of the Roses Stormbird - Conn Iggulden

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A heart breaking true story

Advantages: That Christopher has the strength to re building his life
Disadvantages: That this is a true story

My mother in law recommended this book to me, and i was so shocked and discusted, i cried most of the way through. 'Child C', is a true story written by one of the victims Christopher Spry, he tells us about how he survived his foster mothers reign of ...

smartmum13 09.06.2010 · Read full review
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History Can Be Interesting!

Advantages: Keeps you hooked from beginning to end - and teaches you loads about English History too!
Disadvantages: None that I can think of

...like a great way to let the whole world know what a fantastic book Sharon Penman's "The Sunne In Splendour" is. I first spotted this book in Hammicks in 1983, and am on my third copy of it now! I can't really remember what it was that drew ...

Valliann 18.10.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Sunne In Splendour - Sharon Penman

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Marvellous, touching, believable and ultimately very sad

Advantages: GRIPPING - FULL OF PATHOS & SOUND HISTORICAL FACT
Disadvantages: None

This is one of the best books that I have ever read - the research is meticulous and the way Ms Penman blends solid historical fact with what has to be surmised scenarios is wonderful I have NEVER believed most of the blatant bad propaganda about Richa ...

judylugg 21.06.2009 · Read full review
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Approach with Caution!

Advantages: Quite a good story overall
Disadvantages: Chapter III

I wanted to read Caligula by Douglas Jackson, as I am a big fan of the 1970s television series I, Claudius which introduced me to the brutal Emperor Caligula, there played brilliantly by John Hurt. Reading the book, it was John Hurt's face who popped into ...

KarenUK 20.10.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Caligula - Douglas Jackson

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