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A Tiger for Churchill? (Oh Yusss?)

Advantages: Easy to read, gripping, fascinating
Disadvantages: Rather gung-ho, one or two stylistic issues

On 20th April 1942 Adolf Hitler was greeted by the sight of two tanks at his mountain stronghold. They were being showcased to him. One was manufactured by Porsche, the other by Herschel. The Hershel model outperformed its Porsche rival and won its compa ...

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Review of Catch That Tiger - Noel Botham, Bruce Montague

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Everybody needs good neighbours - and sometimes you're lucky

Advantages: Interesting facet of our social history
Disadvantages: None, really

As Emily Cockayne emphasises at the beginning of the first chapter of this book, almost everyone has a neighbour; if you have a neighbour, you are one yourself; and neighbours can either enrich or ruin our lives. The book In this engaging and thor ...

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Review of Cheek by Jowl A History of Neighbours - Emily Cockayne

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Union Jack

Advantages: A talented author, compelling read
Disadvantages: Structure of the book - seemed last minute dot com

Author: Ian Jack writes for the ‘Guardian.’ Duration: 325 pages - - Publishing House Vintage claim that the journals date from: 1989-2000, but in real terms articles go up to 2009. The essays are not in chronological order - the timescale is disjo ...

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Review of The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain - Ian Jack

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Nostalgia - not as great as it used to be?

Advantages: Journalistic social history at its best
Disadvantages: Slightly quirky structure?

... ‘The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain: writings 1989-2009’ (Ian Jack) The author Ian Jack is a well established British journalist, currently writing for the Guardian. He has been widely published, first as a reporter for the local pr ...

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Review of The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain - Ian Jack

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A saucy read!

Advantages: A tremendous insight into society during the Regency and Victorian eras
Disadvantages: Not a great read if you're not interested in history

THE AUTHOR Regrettably I wasn't able to find a website for this author, however going from the blurb on the book sleeve alone I can tell you that owing to the fact that her family were diplomats she spent over 25 years living abroad in Europe, the Far ...

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Review of Courtesans - Katie Hickman

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