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'One Who Did Her Best' - the tragic tale of poor Sarah Jane

Advantages: Great read, lots of information and detail in readable format
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The Book 'Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends' John XV 13. This book is described on the back cover as 'The story of Sarah Jane Howell, eldest daughter of George and Jennet Howell, Abergarw Farm, Brynme ...

rolandrat123 06.04.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Memories of Sarah Jane Howell: A Welsh Heroine - Roger G. K. Penn

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Danger in the skies over London

Advantages: Atmospheric detailed portrait of London during the war years
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It seems that only recently, with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War upon us, that historians have really looked thoroughly at the social history aspect and the effect it had on the population at home. Jerry White, who has already made ...

JOHNV 07.03.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Zeppelin Nights: London in the First World War - Jerry White

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Return to Rwanda

Advantages: Personal insights, simple style, emotional
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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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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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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 ...

Essexgirl2006 25.03.2014 · Read full review
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Review of The Other Tudors - Philippa Jones

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