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"... misery, genocide, enslavement... one man's daring..."

Advantages: Personal memoir, uplifting, remarkable true story
Disadvantages: Strong language

In a comedy film (I won’t say which in case it spoils it should you decide to watch it!) two escaped prisoners find themselves needing… to break back into jail! It makes for a great comic scenario. Surely, though, the point is that it’s funny because it’ ...

2mennycds 21.01.2017 · Read full review
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Review of Do The Birds Still Sing In Hell? - Jim Greasley Horace

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Putting a stamp (or several) on history

Advantages: Unusual and interesting treatment of two themes
Disadvantages: If you're interested - none

As a once enthusiastic philatelist and lover of history, I started reading this book with even more curiosity than usual. The subtitle suggested a very intriguing approach, but would it work? I’m glad to report that it did. The book The author i ...

JOHNV 31.07.2013 · Read full review
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Review of First Class A History of Britain in 36 Postage Stamps - Chris West

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How we love our idiot lantern

Advantages: Entertaining, very readable and well-researched history of its subject
Disadvantages: None, really

All of us have a love-hate affair with television, or ‘the idiot lantern’. Hardly anybody who has ever owned a set, or been part of a family which has had one, can envisage life without it. It has been a source of endless entertainment and escape from t ...

JOHNV 06.11.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Armchair Nation An intimate history of Britain in front of the TV - Joe Moran

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