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    by Published on 26-06-2016 23:40  Number of Views: 29 
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    From “Your Towns and Cities in the Great War” series.

    This is an excellent and growing series of books from Pen & Sword. Obviously, the standard and scope of each book depends on the skill and interests of the author, as well as the characteristics of the town, city or area described.

    Lancaster in the Great War is written by a retired history teacher, who did his National Service as an RAF navigator. He has also written a history of Lancaster Royal Grammar School and of the six Royal Navy ships to carry the name HMS Lancaster since 1694.

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    by Published on 22-06-2016 14:33  Number of Views: 46 
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    To cut to the chase – a very satisfying and enjoyable historical novel.

    Prior to reading this book, virtually the only things I'd heard about the life of Queen Anne, beyond her dates (1665 - 1714) was the connection with a style of furniture that I'd seen on Antiques Roadshow and that the Act of Union occurred during her reign (1702 – 1714).

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    Described as a phantasmagoric, thrilling, mind bending tale of speculative fiction.

    If I hadn’t been reviewing this book I would have given up reading it after the first chapter. I felt like I was reading the third part of a trilogy without having read the first two books. I did not have a clue. It was obtuse and bizarre.

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    by  Number of Views: 205 
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    Set in the fictional village of Rusfield in Suffolk, this very readable story follows the lives of six young men, Jack, Jammy, Willy, Boney, Racer and Fred, members of a football team and the people in their lives from 1912 to 1919.

    Chapters set at home alternate with chapters set in the mud of war. The link between these two worlds is usually telegraph and post boy Peter Woods.

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    by  Number of Views: 250 
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    Set in 12th century Scotland this story follows the life, loves and battles of the boy Somerled son of an ageing chieftain. It is a simpler, harsher time, bloody battles and ruthless revenge exacted across the West coast of Scotland. This is a tale of the life of a sea faring boy who must prove himself worthy as a leader and ultimately usurp his father to seize power.

    It is a different period in history to choose to write about Scotland, a country at that time still far removed from the more refined Lowlands. This is a Scotland still culturally striving to find a place between the old religions and Christianity, divided into small fiefdoms built on raids, battles and Celtic marriage alliances.

    Medieval Scotland is a harsh barbaric land, victim to Viking raids and brutal power struggles. The Winter isles the ultimate prize.
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