Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Result!

...they've just started a book loan service in the canteen at work ....  look what I found...  

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  1. That looks excellent, I thought. Must get it. Fortunately I looked at my bookshelf first and realised I already had it!

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    1. Legatus that has happened to me so many times it has gone beyond embarrasing... I bought three copies of "Dervish: The Rise and Fall of an African Empire" by Philip Warner, because they kept reissuing it with different cover art and I didn't recognise it.. :o)

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  2. Tell us what it's like as he has produced so many other books on the subject, so does it have anything new?

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    1. Will - he's a serial Zulu author for sure but I have to say I've not read any of his other books - my interests lie more in the the Boer War and (of course) the Sudan, so the only book I've read was the "Washing of the Spears" by Morris (a fair while ago)

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  3. A great read, sets the Zulu War 1879 in context with the pre and post history of the Zulu nation , Tony

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    1. Cheers Tony - then in that case I'll put it in the bag for the holiday!

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  4. I have a copy sitting on my 'to read' shelf. Must get round to it soon.

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  5. They tried a couple of such schemes when I worked at Manchester C.C. and it was . . . depressing . . . :O(

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  6. Man not another one !- Not a Zulu took a dump in 1879 that Mr Knight hasn't done a book on it- Not that this is a bad thing ......

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  7. Don't worry about forgetting you've already got a book on your shelves - as we age, we'll all soon be able to re-read that book and get the whole first reading experience! It's a win-win, well sort of....

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