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Just in case I need to know what Great-grandma's life was like!

Advantages: very informative, a great complement to the TV series, well illustrated
Disadvantages: likely to appeal to quite a specific audience

Edwardian Farm had been on my Christmas and birthday lists since the end of 2011, but I only managed to get hold of a copy this New Year, thanks to ordering it from Waterstones. You can probably guess from the above that it’s not the easiest book to lay h ...

KateHurst 09.03.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Edwardian Farm - Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands, Peter Ginn

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A journey through time.

Advantages: an eye-openingly brilliant travelogue
Disadvantages: none

We seem to live in a very dichotomised world, one with an apparently clear divide between East and West and very the twain shall meet. It is a view that in recent times has become even more polarised by the propaganda and views being created by medias rep ...

steerpyke 07.01.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Empires Of The Indus - Alice Albinia

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A heavy read, but engaging and extremely interesting

Advantages: Easy to read, references lots of sources to expand one's reading on
Disadvantages: Focuses too much on democracy

I have a massive interest in Japan, and as such chose to do my A-Level History coursework based on Japan's economy throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. I bought this book as a primary source for this work, and I have to say it has been a tremendous hel ...

PaperCrocodile 29.03.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Aftermath of World War II - John W Dower

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