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I've Always Kept a Unicorn by Mick Houghton
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Sandy Denny was an English singer as well as a song writer who was active from the late sixties until 1978 . She is best known for being part of Fairport Convention as well as Fotheringay and for her 4 solo albums . This is her biography and very goo ...more
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The Age of Decadence by Simon Heffer
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I've Always Kept a Unicorn by Mick Houghton
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Flood of Fire by Amitav Ghosh
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this reunites some of the characters from two previous two novels of the trilogy and is much the better for doing this . It also brings in some new characters particularly Mrs Burnham the wife of an important shipowner and merchant and a leading figu ...more
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River of Smoke by Amitav Ghosh
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After reading Sea of Poppies I was a bit disappointed in the 2nd book of the Ibis trilogy which gets into the meat of the Opium trade and the build up to the Opium war with China . Some of the characters from SOP are cut adrift and the major new char ...more
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Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh
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This takes a bit of getting into because a lot of it is written using vernacular and slang in english and the anglo -indian language but if you push on through it getting the general drift then before long you get hitched . Being part of a trilogy th ...more
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True to Life by Patrick Elliott
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This is the catalogue/ accompanying book for an exhibition in Edinburgh of the same title . It describes and illustrates many paintings from little know British artists who maintained a realistic style amid much more revolutionary developments used b ...more
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Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
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I read 4 Kate Atkinson books on the trot which i have never done before of any author .
They all have the same sort of jumping around structure which can be infuriating but I got used to it
I enjoyed Life After Life the most and in this the structure
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