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Old January 26th, 2016, 12:43 PM   #21

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I read the blurb on amazon, looks interesting. I never considered the revolt against the war angle before.
From reading reviews it certainly looks at the events from a particular political point of view. I hadn't realised that 'Ireland ' was 'embarrassed and ashamed' of 1916.

A discussion between the authors and Paul Bew and Ruth Dudley Edwards.

http://battleofideas.org.uk/2015/session_detail/10051

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Can you read PDF? BTW is kobo better than kindle or does it have a different e-ink display? For me it's all about the e-ink as I find I get eye strain even on the Kindle Fire. The black and white non glare text is best for me.
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Battle of Ideas 2015 | session: The 1916 Easter Rising: Ireland's history wars
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Old January 26th, 2016, 02:30 PM   #24

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Can you read PDF? BTW is kobo better than kindle or does it have a different e-ink display? For me it's all about the e-ink as I find I get eye strain even on the Kindle Fire. The black and white non glare text is best for me.
It can read PDF I think and not sure about e-ink? very simple text and I find it easy to read.
Interestingly paper books sales are growing faster than e-books.
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To me a hand held book book is the way to go.
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To me a hand held book book is the way to go.
To an extent I agree and still love to buy a book but it is useful to have a small library at easy and convenient access.

I was surprised that 'traditional' books are doing better than e-books I suspect that this is because many people stare at computer screens all day they prefer a change.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 06:23 PM   #27

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Can you read PDF? BTW is kobo better than kindle or does it have a different e-ink display? For me it's all about the e-ink as I find I get eye strain even on the Kindle Fire. The black and white non glare text is best for me.
Kobo uses eInk, though they're top model has slightly lower resolution than the Kindle Voyage (in practice, I don't know how noticeable the difference is though).
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Kevinmeath I'm surprised you haven't mentioned it but I'm sure you're aware of...
50,000 free E-books in various formats.

I just loves me some good old Gothic horror.

.........

'And did you really have the three wishes granted? asked Mrs. White.'

'I did, said the sergeant-major, and his glass tapped against his strong teeth.'


'And has anybody else wished? persisted the old lady.'


'The first man had his three wishes. Yes, was the reply;


'I don't know what the first two were, but the third was for death. That's how I got the paw.'



Now regarding format conversion, again although I see no mention I'm sure you're familiar with Calibre This thing will convert e-book formats from anything to anything and if you twiddle with it it will also remove DRM.


A virtual Mars Bar will be awarded to the first to name that story.
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The monkey's Paw.
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The monkey's Paw.
You are the first respondent my good fellow, and may her invisible pink light shine upon you. I lied btw, I donít do Mars Bars. So cop for this young woman

My kip needs decorating, so where am I going to place her. And how much should I pay for the prints.
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