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Well researched

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Reviewed: 23-05-2020

such a small world for the crims but such a web for the layman. Money corrupts good people.

A great novel woven around history and fact.

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Reviewed: 15-11-2019

Bryce Courtenay is a real story teller and very believable. His research and eye for detail make this story a must read. I also loved the narrator Humphrey Bower who brought to life all the characters. It told a story of unbelievable hardships and misery but with a little kindness the human spirit can overcome life's nasties and see the goodness in living once again. It is a story of hope over the seediness of man and greed.

A great read

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Reviewed: 16-10-2019

A real page turner. loved the learning the history of Iraq in an easy format.

Nancy Wake the White Mouse

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Reviewed: 12-02-2019

Peter FitzSimmons is a great story teller and researcher bringing to life the characters in his book. As a matter of fact his books never disappoint. I shook my head in wonder to discover how Nancy could be her 'own woman'; rebel; socialite; leader among men; opportunistic; compassionate; ruthless and yet display that wonderful Australian larrikinism. I thought the narrator Stephanie Daniel was superb particularly her various inflections and pronunciation of foreign names. Nancy Wake was a page turner for me and it saddened me to see her non recognition from the Australian Government. Quite possibly the war could've taken a different route without her!

Conrad the Maremma

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Reviewed: 07-02-2019

I have read Patricia's book in conjunction with doing basic dog training and this has facilitated Conrad's learning. I was blown away with the practical advice and tips Patricia McConnell gave in this book. Her knowledge and innate judgment has enhanced both our lives. Instead of becoming frustrated I know now how to counter with good commands that are willingly complied with. Bad habits like barking and 'play fight' have been sorted and best of all recall is improving week by week. Conrad is very stubborn but he is now changing into a joyful, dutiful hound. A must read if you want to get into the psyche of your 'best friend'.

A page turner to the end

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Reviewed: 09-05-2018

Hearing the book narrated by the author made it all the more special. It was deeply moving and amazing to see how one coped with life because of their ethos, heirachy and social standing. The human spirit is triumphant in the end but only after it has been sorely tested.