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Dianne Dianne said: " A fascinating and detailed account of the life and times of John Bunyan. Christopher Hill examines Bunyan's life, thought and literature in relation to the turbulent times of the British Civil War and his experiences in the Parliamentary army and thr ...more "

 
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Dianne Dianne said: " I will probably not finish this, but I am enjoying it so far. Nice little tidbits of what one could call gossip. I have read quite a bit about the Boer War but Roy Hattersley is giving me a fresh insight into it, writing as he does from a British pol ...more "

 

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