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Diamond review  A great insight into Caroline & pirate radio for those new to it

Advantages: Very informative/insightful, great layout (easy to dip in and out of), photos (incl. documents)
Disadvantages: Slightly dry or long winded to start off with perhaps, 'RC' credit not explained (see below)

- Introduction - I've been relatively interested in 60s-80s music over the last few years and having seen the movie 'The Boat That Rocked' recently, it made me interested to find out more about the days of pirate radio, from a business and political view ...

IzzyS 22.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Radio Caroline: The True Story of the Boat that Rocked - Ray Clark

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Return to Rwanda

Advantages: Personal insights, simple style, emotional
Disadvantages: None

During the Rwandan genocide in 1994, David Belton was working as a producer and director for the BBCs Newsnight programme, for which he covered the genocide along with a reporter and small crew. He also co-wrote and produced the feature film Shooting Dogs ...

eilidhcatriona 06.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of When the Hills Ask for Your Blood - David Belton

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Not So Shangri-La

Advantages: Very readable insight into the history and currency of Nepal
Disadvantages: None

Visiting Nepal at the turn of the century (February 2000) clearly gave me no insight into the country's history at all. We were unashamedly sold the Shangri-la hippy dream of the country of Never Ending Peace And Love. And yes, we bought it. Goin ...

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Review of Kathmandu: An Elegy for Democracy - Manjushree Thapa

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The Last Days

Advantages: Lots of detail, good maps
Disadvantages: Could be heavy weather for some.

Nick Lloyd is a historian. Well, actually he's a lecturer in "Defence Studies" at Kings College London based at the Joint Services Command and Staff College in Shrivenham, Wiltshire. That means that he teaches military history to military men: men who ...

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Review of Hundred Days - Nick Lloyd

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More Miss Than Hit

Advantages: Interesting and informative in parts
Disadvantages: Dull and vague in parts

...a fan of history, especially the Tudor period, the choice of this book as a gift for me was an easy one for my friend. I knew nothing of the author, Philippa Jones, but this seems to be her first non-fiction book, published in 2009. I can find no infor ...

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Review of The Other Tudors - Philippa Jones

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