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The Canterbury Tales in Modern English
The Canterbury Tales in Modern English
Author: Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevil Coghill (Translator)
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/19/2006
Helpful Score: 1


The original, and still the best English comedy. From the original, and still the best English writer.


Master and Commander (Aubrey / Maturin, Bk 1)
Master and Commander (Aubrey / Maturin, Bk 1)
Author: Patrick O'Brian
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/19/2006


The first of the classic series.


Nana
Nana
Author: Emile Zola
Book Type: Paperback
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Review Date: 12/19/2006


A Zola classic of love, money and betrayal. The original romance novel with soul, pain and compelling social commentary.


The Riddle of the Sands (Penguin Classics)
The Riddle of the Sands (Penguin Classics)
Author: Erskine Childers
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 10/11/2011


A highly-readable adventurous account of two amateur, or, would-be English spies at the dawn of WWI. I was drawn to the book as it is known as the original Spy novel. Intrigue, suspense, nautical, with historical context, I highly recommend to fans of Follett, Le Carre, etc.


Sarum : The Novel of England
Sarum : The Novel of England
Author: Edward Rutherfurd
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/19/2006
Helpful Score: 3


You will not read another history book like it: a vertical timeline of a sliver of England and all its occupants, from the Ice age to modern times. A page-turner, with compelling events and character development. This is a master craft.


Those Damn Yankees: The Secret Life of America's Greatest Franchise
Review Date: 12/19/2006


Love them or hate them, this tale of the modern NY Yankees is for all baseball lovers.


Three Junes
Three Junes
Author: Julia Glass
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/19/2006


Heart-rendering family history. A good read.


Villette (English Library)
Villette (English Library)
Author: Charlotte Bronte
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 12/19/2006


For lovers of Charlotte Bronte, this is required reading. An unusual independent sort (female, poor yet highly educated) navigates her way through Victorian England/France. Fascinating. Also includes Bronte's personal view of an Anglican in Catholic France.
This paperback book is in good condition, yet thoroughly read.....


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