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The Doggerels of War

Advantages: Fun with great illustrations
Disadvantages: Frustrating and unexplained

...if you have ever thought, ‘I don’t know too much British history.’ Yes, me too. But have you ever thought, ‘A normal history book is a little too, well, normal, for me. I wonder if they have one in cheap doggerel?’ No, not sure I have either. ...

robinbarfield 27.04.2011 · Read full review
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Review of A Rhyming History of Britain - James Muirden

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An overview of Arab History

Advantages: Highly Informative for the layman
Disadvantages: None

With the current discontent that we see so much of on the news these days, I have been finding myself more and more drawn to gaining an insight to the Arab mind and their rich history. "The Arabs" by Peter Mansfield is a highly informative book which ve ...

Prospero 16.10.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Arabs - Peter Mansfield

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Chasing memories on the Atlantic shores

Advantages: a easy paced and informative read
Disadvantages: none

On the wind-blasted shore of Hudson Bay in Canada there stand some ancient ruins, ruins that, by their own admission, were not made by the indigenous Inuit people. Carbon dating techniques have revealed that the structures pre-date the Viking settlements ...

steerpyke 30.04.2006 · Read full review
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Review of The Alban Quest - Farley Mowat

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More weak than desperate

Advantages: some interesting facts. narrative sections are good to read
Disadvantages: too many facts are dragged out. pages dedicated to Dante

...I not of enjoyed the Desperate Romantic TV series I doubt I would of bothered in picking this up. As per usual the beeb like to jostle around a bit with the facts and I was aware to a certain degree that in places their story of the Pre-Raphaelite Bro ...

crezzie 03.03.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Desperate Romantics: The Private Lives of the Pre-Raphaelites - Franny Moyle

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Never yawned so much

Advantages: Wealth of subject matter covering many centuries
Disadvantages: Boring script. Boring editing. Boring.

...Ye History was never one of my favourite subjects at school, yet in my adult-life I have experienced cultures or events that seem interesting enough to prompt some further reading. In doing so, I considered the history of this fair land we know as Great ...

simonsta 13.02.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain - Kenneth O. Morgan

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