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PNY Attaché Premium Capless - USB flash drive - 8 GB - USB 2.0
PNY Attaché Premium Capless - USB flash drive - 8 GB - USB 2.0

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely piece of kit, 11 Feb 2011
I'm a freelance IT trainer and I've tried out a number of different brands and styles of USB flash drives. This is the best make I've found to date. The transfer speed for accessing and saving files is pretty average - which is OK. It's the design and robustness of the product that makes it such a good buy. Drives with caps are no good, they fall off and get lost - then the plug is vulnerable and gets damaged or dirty. The ones with swing covers are not much better. My flash drives get thrown into bags and pockets, left beside (sometimes under) slopped cups of tea and generally get knocked about. The fold-in design means that the plug is kept clean and well protected. The casing is really solid. The price per Gb is pretty reasonable too. I recommend this brand and model to anyone who needs a reliable, well made USB memory stick.

Gangs of London
Gangs of London
by Brian McDonald
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good information, poor writing style, 11 Feb 2011
This review is from: Gangs of London (Paperback)
I purchased Gangs of London because of a story about female gangs in Victorian England published in the Guardian newspaper. It was a well written article that grabbed the attention and compared today's social context with that of the Victorian era. It quoted this book as the main source. However, having now read the book, I realise that the journalist had only used a few of the facts and added a lots of other research. They had also a much better writing style.
The main problem with the book is that there is very little social context or other background. The biographies of the various villains and gangs are sketchy and jump from one to the next without any real narrative to hold the story together. There are characters mentioned in passing that sound interesting and influential, but are skipped over.
There is enough information in the book to inspire further research into what is a fascinating aspect of England's history. It's just a shame that it's written in a rather amatuerish and unengaging style.

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