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So what exactly is money?

Advantages: Interesting, thought-provoking read
Disadvantages: On the whole, rather heavy-going

Occasionally books are not exactly what they seem. When I picked this up, read the blurb and began reading, I was expecting a kind of biography or history of money through the ages. The opening chapter, which consisted of a brief sketch of the economy o ...

JOHNV 12.08.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Money: The Unauthorised Biography - Felix Martin

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Quality Queens Book

Advantages: Interesting subject, easy to read but still gives lots of information
Disadvantages: Frequent second-guessing about thoughts and feelings of those involved

As part of research for my eBook series, and because I enjoy reading about other areas of history, I buy and read quite a lot of history books. One of the best ones I’ve read this year is “Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe” by Nancy Gold ...

MentalSarcasm 20.07.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Four Queens The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe - Nancy Goldstone

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~ * Birds In A Cage * ~

Advantages: Different, Interesting, Inspiring
Disadvantages: Drags on in places

Birds In A Cage is a I had heard so much about this book Birds In A Cage, so when I was doing my usual ‘book browsing’ in a local charity shop, I was pleased when I came across this book for just £1.99. The book was written by British author Derek Niemann ...

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Review of Birds In A Cage - Derek Niemann

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It might have been so different

Advantages: Enjoyable, light historical read
Disadvantages: Doesn't go into any great depth - but I think it was the author's intention not to

In September 1983 the Third World War broke out when the USSR and the USA unleashed their formidable nuclear arsenals against each other. Eleven months later, the British Prime Minister was among those who were assassinated by a terrorist bomb during the ...

JOHNV 24.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of History's Narrowest Escapes - James Moore

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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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