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Re: kindle- bargain thread -

by driver8 » Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:05 am

Occasionally 99p previously, so you may already have them -

The Plantagenets: The Kings Who Made England - by Dan Jones , 700 pp, 4.6 out of 5.

Sarum: 30th anniversary ed - by Edward Rutherfurd, 900pp, 4.4 out of 5.

Re: kindle- bargain thread -

by driver8 » Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:33 am

First time ever cheap since 2020 release, now down to just 99p -

How to Survive a Pandemic - by Michael Greger - 600 pages, 4.8/5 with 543 ratings

Despite the dramatic title, this is 100% science-based by the NutritionFacts guru.
A vital, timely text on the viruses that cause pandemics and how to face them, by the New York Times bestselling author of 'How Not to Die'.
As the world grapples with the devastating impact of COVID-19, Dr Greger reveals not only what we can do to protect ourselves and our loved ones during a pandemic, but also what human society must rectify to reduce the likelihood of even worse catastrophes in the future.
Not seen this before >>
  • Each Great on Kindle book offers a great reading experience.
  • Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip.
  • View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look.
  • Enjoy digital features – create shareable notes and highlights.
  • Discover additional details with Wikipedia integration.

Re: kindle- bargain thread -

by driver8 » Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:33 pm

2 authors on my watchlist, 2 titles down to 99p -

Sweet Sorrow - by David Nicholls - second time 99p in 2.5yrs

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal - by Mary Roach - first time ever discounted since release (1.5yrs)

Re: kindle- bargain thread -

by Wooglie » Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:46 am

Demon Days, Vampire Nights World (8 Book Series) Free. Reviews seems good for free books.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/kindle/series/B08LXHQRXR

Re: kindle- bargain thread -

by driver8 » Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:25 am

Only second time cheap since release. 550 pages.
"It's the first of a planned trilogy of prequels to Philip Pullman's rightly celebrated 'His Dark Materials' trilogy."
La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N5URPMC
  • Enthralling, enchanting. The first half reads like a thriller. The story becomes darker, deeper and even more engrossing when a cataclysmic flood overtakes Southern England. Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them. -- The Washington Post
  • It's a stunning achievement, the universe Pullman has created and continues to build on. --The New York Times
  • A phantasmagoric waterborne odyssey. Mr. Pullman is a supple and formidable writer. --The Wall Street Journal
  • High-octane adventure accompanies ingenious plotting. --The Times
  • Full of acute observation. A rich, imaginative, vividly characterized rite-of-passage tale. --Sunday Times
  • Thrilling and thought-provoking. --Times Literary Supplement
  • Pullman is an easeful storyteller and an intricate and inventive world-builder, and everything he has to write is worth reading. --The Telegraph
  • Pullman's immense powers of kinesthetic visualization keep the story pulsing on an epic scale.--The Guardian

Re: kindle- bargain thread -

by mclh » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:07 pm

Wooglie wrote:Consider Phlebas: A Culture Novel (Culture series Book 1) by Iain M. Banks £0.99
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002TXZRQI
Good book in a great series at a fantastic price.

Re: kindle- bargain thread -

by Wooglie » Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:03 pm

Consider Phlebas: A Culture Novel (Culture series Book 1) by Iain M. Banks £0.99
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002TXZRQI

by rhog » Sun May 23, 2021 1:31 pm

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... tal.fix-21" class="affiliatelink">Factfulness by Hans Rosling</a>

Great book that runs through various positive trends out there. Data rich but easy to read, kickstarted me off on a few threads to go and look up myself and talking it through with the family had them all interested in reading it in turn (kids 14-17 at time).

by driver8 » Wed May 19, 2021 9:18 am

Sure, I'd done that, and searched my Paperwhite - nothing.

Then I remembered reading that Amazon can occasionally remove books without warning.

Now I've just remembered ... I read the actual paperback version of this - such a rare event! (It had been left behind in a hotel - such an unusual holiday poolside read!)

by farmroad38 » Wed May 19, 2021 9:12 am

Can't you search your purchase history?

by driver8 » Wed May 19, 2021 8:56 am

Only second time cheap, now 99p again (likely just for the day) -

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... tal.fix-21" class="affiliatelink">Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - by Mary Roach</a>

I could have sworn that I'd already got this, but no signs in my library ... :thinking: - Amazon doesn't play silly buggers, does it ?

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by driver8 » Wed May 12, 2021 5:10 pm

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... tal.fix-21" class="affiliatelink">The Battle for Scotland - by Andrew Marr</a> - First time cheap, now just 99p.
This an account of the distinctive story of Scottish politics, from the collapse of Liberalism, the rise of radical Labour and of the Scottish National Party, to more recent Tory rule and the complexities of contemporary nationalism. The Scottish question is unlikely to go away, whether it is a clamour for devolution or independence. This book aims to answer a number of questions - could Scotland survive economically without England?; where does the fervour for Scottish home rule come from?; and what would a Scottish parliament mean for the Scot in the street?

In The Battle for Scotland, first published in 1992, Andrew Marr provides the historical backdrop to these extraordinary events. He attempts to explain the deep sources of Scottish national feeling and the political will which brought us to this deeply uncertain time.

In a substantial introduction written before 2014's referendum, Marr considers the questions every voting Scot (and every non-voting UK citizen) were asking themselves at the time.
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by driver8 » Sat May 01, 2021 3:45 pm

Only 2nd time at 99p - sounds woo-woo, but this is 100% science-based non-profit.

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... tal.fix-21" class="affiliatelink">The How Not to Die Cookbook: Over 100 Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease - by Dr Michael Greger </a>

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NutritionFacts.org >> the latest science about your favorite foods to help you make the healthiest choices.

by driver8 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:43 am

^ It's a shame there appear to be so many anti-wokers marking that down. (I've just spent a minute upvoting all the positive reviews!)

by Wooglie » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:15 pm

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... tal.fix-21" class="affiliatelink">The Doors of Eden - Adrian Tchaikovsky 99p</a>

by cjanderson » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:59 am

Thanks!
I didn’t buy it but I did add it to it library e-book queue so get it in 6 weeks :-)

Libby is the app name, see if it’s available for your library, kept me sane in lockdown


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by driver8 » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:26 am

First time cheap in 10 years ! Now 99p .... (EDIT: also look out for the +£3 addon audio version)

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... tal.fix-21" class="affiliatelink">Thinking, Fast and Slow - by Daniel Kahneman</a>
  • The phenomenal international bestseller - 2 million copies sold - that will change the way you make decisions
  • 'A lifetime's worth of wisdom' -- Steven D. Levitt, Freakonomics
  • 'There have been many good books on human rationality and irrationality, but only one masterpiece.' -- Financial Times
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by driver8 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:16 am

First time cheap, now 99p >>

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... tal.fix-21" class="affiliatelink">How Not To Be Wrong: The Art of Changing Your Mind - by James O'Brien</a>

Simply brilliant ... Its calm but brutal honesty makes for compelling reading. This book is needed now more than ever -- The Secret Barrister


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by driver8 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:21 am

First time cheap, now 99p -

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... tal.fix-20" class="affiliatelink">Written In Bone: hidden stories in what we leave behind - by Sue Black</a>

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by driver8 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:56 am

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASI ... tal.fix-20" class="affiliatelink">And Now For The Good News...: The much-needed tonic for our frazzled world - by Ruby Wax</a> - first time cheap, now 99p. I'm a big fan. She writes about mental health with disarming honesty.
Random Amazon review: I couldn't enjoy this book with a misleading title. There might be encouraging material after the point that I stopped reading. However, after a comparison of President Trump to Hitler, it's not my kind of read. If I could send it back for a refund, I would. 1/5 :lol:

<a data-source="forums" data-type="Amazon UK" href="https://www.amazon.co.uk/Margaret-Heffe ... tal.fix-20" class="affiliatelink">Margaret Heffernan</a> - several of her books, never/rarely cheap, now 99p -
  • Wilful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious - Entertaining and compellingly argued’ Sunday Times; ‘Writing in clear, flowing prose, Heffernan draws on psychological and neurological studies and interviews with executives, whistleblowers and white-collar criminals' New York Times
  • A Bigger Prize: When No One Wins Unless Everyone Wins - 'Universally relevant and hard to fault, this is an important contribution to an expanding genre' --Observer
  • Uncharted: How to Map the Future - "Heffernan is admired for books that question the received wisdom of how management works; she is a business guru who brings the stern discipline of good sense to the business book genre. In this book she turns her attention to a topic that absorbs most business leaders--and the rest of us too: how to think about what the future holds. . . . Wise and appealingly human." --Tim Harford, Financial Times
  • Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes [TED] -- only 100 pp - A powerful manifesto for CEOs and employees alike, this book reveals how organizations can make huge changes with surprisingly small steps.

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