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    The Templar Inheritance
    follows on from The Templar Prophecy, and sees John Hart, a photojournalist, become caught in the aftermath of an Iraqi car bomb. Together with his guide and translator, Nalan Abuna, John must travel through the dangerous borderlands of Iran and Iraq in his search for the lost copper scroll of Solomon.

    Moving back in time to the 12C, disgraced Templar Knight, Johannes von Hartelius, facing his execution, conceals the secret of Solomon’s treasure within his last confession. What then follows is a thrilling adventure which flips backwards and forwards in time in order to reveal secrets which have remained hidden for centuries.

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    Book review for Rear Party & ARRSE by Copepod & Copepod's Aunt, who served in WRAF during Cold War

    The heart of this book is a collection of over 150 colour photographs selected from a single collection of around ten thousand photographs held by Imperial War Museum. The photographs were created between 1952 and 1969 by the Air Ministry's [became MoD's] Photography and Reproduction Board [PRB], which were deposited in MoD Ministry of Defence's Negative Library. Only a small percentage were published, and the photographs remained largely unknown until transferred to Imperial War Museum in 2005. The author, a specialist image archivist, does an excellent job in explaining topics and each photograph with solid information and interpretation. ...
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    Malford centres around Ellie Barton who has spent the entirety of her young life in the now dilapidated family manor with her elderly father. Ellie has been brought up sheltered and with a deep sense of duty, but now the village is under threat of subsidence from abandoned salt mines Ellie's whole life is shifting too. The arrival of two young university students squatting in the disused wing of the house proves to be Ellie's tipping point as her life and everything she thought to be true comes crashing down around her.

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    This a thriller, written by a creative writing course graduate who spent three years as a reporter in professional poker playing before writing fiction. The Professionals was his 2012 debut novel, followed by Criminal Enterprise. Kill Fee is his third novel. His fourth novel, The Stolen Ones has just been released.

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    This is a reference book, so if you’re looking for a story look elsewhere! This is a well-organised and thorough account of food, the kitchen, the people who cooked and all things that influenced them from 1837 to 1901. Everything is covered, from folklore about roosters (and why they are at the top of every weather vane), to the origin of the phrase Baker’s Dozen, to the impact of the Napoleonic Wars and the Potato Famine. ...

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