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The Bluecoats No 16: Sallie

By Lambil and Cauvin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781800440890 Cinebook has been translating the Bluecoats series in steady succession for some years now. For older Brits, more accustomed to the likes of Asterix, a cartoon-rendering of the American Civil War might seem like a strange juxtaposition. But if you’ve cast a broader net on European comics […]

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The Fortune Of The Winczlavs 2. Tom and Liza, 1910

By Van Hamme & Berthet Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781800440722 Skipping a generation, volume two focuses on siblings Tom and Liza. Inheriting a vast fortune based on whiskey their lives are significantly changed. Tom is a layabout, happy to coast through life doing the minimum, so his windfall is there to be frittered away or used […]

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The Fortune Of The Winczlavs: 1. Vanko 1948

By Van Hamme & BerthetPublisher: CinebookISBN: 9781800440609 Here’s a book I wasn’t expecting. Cinebook’s English reprints of the popular Largo Winch series are a superbly entertaining read. The concentrate on how a small child, adopted by a wealthy businessman ends up, as a young man, the head of an immensely diverse and prosperous international group […]

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The Bluecoats Vol 15: Bull Run

By Lambil and Cauvin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781800440616 Having recently read a novel about the battle of Bull Run, this latest Bluecoats adventure had me itching to read it. It involves a look back to the very first battle of the war where, as far as the North was concerned, victory was inevitable and the […]

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The Bluecoats Vol 14: The Dirty Five

By Lambil & Cauvin Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781800440043 With both sides in the Civil War battling themselves to a standstill, the Yankees are feeling the strain. Having lost so many men, and with a cavalry of three, Chesterfield and Blutch are ‘volunteered’ to seek out fresh recruits. The trouble is, too many men are more […]

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The Chagos Betrayal: How Britain Robbed An Island And Made Its People Disappear

By Florian Grosset Publisher: Myriad Editions ISBN: 9781912408672 This isn’t a work of fiction, but the story of an action by the British Government that displaced an entire archipelago. Decades later the remaining survivors and their descendants continue to fight to return to their homeland, and although they receive occasional media coverage their story is […]

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