• The Soviet Union's spies kept it marvellously well informed about America's deepest military secrets.

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  • Mr Howard is a marvellously effective House of Commons performer who frequently discomforts the bulldozing chancellor, Gordon Brown.

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  • This gigantic volume marvellously conveys the enterprise and enthusiasm that has fuelled the world's most exciting city from its earliest days.

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  • This is a fully felt, morally alert, marvellously acted piece of work.

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  • People in the movie keep staring at him and commenting on his resemblance to Don Corleone, and he plays along, parodying himself marvellously.

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  • You just know that were you to hear him reading it out loud he would be giggling at his own marvellously extravagant jokes.

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  • She was born in Manchester (a city whose pre-industrial character is marvellously evoked in the early chapters) and was set to work as a cloth-cutter.

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  • But then, throughout his three decades in politics (he was 34 when, under General de Gaulle, he got his first ministerial job), Mr Chirac has always been marvellously inconsistent.

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  • But if Asian demand for the best horses continues to soar, his fans may have to go east to see if his offspring are as marvellously fast as their father.

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