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Manuel made a comment in the group TV We've Just WatchedDownton Abbey topic
" I assumed Branson was living with the family the entire time, especially as the children share a nanny and nursery. When the family went up to Scotlan ...more "
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" Loved loved the episode, though I was hard pressed to find any semblance to the original Conan Doyle story.

Great writing and acting though.
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Manuel rated a book 5 of 5 stars
Daily Life in Holland in the Year 1566 by Rien Poortvliet
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An incredibly beautiful book.
Initially I thought this was a children's book when I picked it up at the library.

Rien Poortvliet's artwork portraying Holland in 1566 is amazing and informative. The drawings are unbelievably detailed as they show the da
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A Separate Peace by John Knowles
"I had to read it for high school....just like everyone else. I hated every page of it......well, I did like it when the one character broke his leg.

To quote my wife, "A Seperate Peace? Oh I've tried my very hardest to forget that book."

I tried rea..." Read more of this review »
Manuel and 53 other people liked Rachel's review of A Separate Peace:
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
"I remember viscerally hating this - I found it incredibly boring and I don't think anything really happened except a whole bunch of wank about being a moron and running and a paragraph lovingly describing a side character's butt. I don't even know..." Read more of this review »
Manuel rated a book 4 of 5 stars
The Tudors by G.J. Meyer
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I was really pleasantly surprised by this book. I picked it up expecting an ode to joy to the soap opera style of history as told in the silly TV series of the same name.

What I got was a comprehensive look at the background stories often overlooked b
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Versailles by Tony Spawforth
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I have read many books about the last three French kings before the revolution, but this is the first book that actually gave a behind the scenes look into the everyday life of Versailles.

Starting with Louis XIV's distrust of Paris and his need to fe
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