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Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation - 75 Golden
Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation - 75 Golden
Price: 7.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Great foundation from Max Factor, 21 Feb 2014
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This product does everything it says on the label. When I have finished the (fair sized) sample I received, I will happily buy it for further use and reccommend it without hesitation


Omron Walking Style One 2.0 Stepcounter With 3 Dimensional Sensor  - White/Grey
Omron Walking Style One 2.0 Stepcounter With 3 Dimensional Sensor - White/Grey
Offered by Mi Luxurie
Price: 12.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Stepcounter, 24 Jun 2013
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I have given this product a three star rating for one reason. The instruction leaflet! like so many of its type it was obviously written by someone who knew how to program the item, but who failed to realise that at least some of the people reading would not have a clue how to interpret the, extremely terse, instructions. I am reasonably computer literate but it took me a relatively long time to set this up. Pictures are all very well but a few more words would be helpful. A suggestion I would make is give these instructions to a person who is not extremely tech savvy and ask them to program the step counter.


Fortress Frontier (Shadow Ops 2)
Fortress Frontier (Shadow Ops 2)
by Myke Cole
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

3.0 out of 5 stars Not a great story, 6 May 2013
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I ordered this book fully expecting to really enjoy it. I hoped that it would be similar to the John Ringo/Travis S Taylor books, albeit with a magical twist. I started to read this and continued reading because I wanted to give the book a fair chance. However I read until page 124 and could go no further, the story and characters did not grab either my attention or my sympathy and I was left completely uninvolved with the story. Sorry but I cannot recommend this as a good read.


AnySharp Plus Knife & Scissor Sharpener, Grey
AnySharp Plus Knife & Scissor Sharpener, Grey
Price: 12.56

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars sharp as a knife, 20 Nov 2012
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This product is a very useful piece of kit. The fact that it uses a vacuum action to hold the sharpener onto the work surface ensures that knives can be easily and safely sharpened, even one handed. It does not matter if a knife slips as fingers are always safely out of harms way. the only reason it is getting 4 stars rather than five is that I found scissor sharpening is not as satisfactory, i think clearer scissor sharpening instructions would resolve this issue. All in all though a most satisfactory tool.


The Dirty Streets of Heaven (Bobby Dollar)
The Dirty Streets of Heaven (Bobby Dollar)
by Tad Williams
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 15.19

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Heaven really won't wait, 9 Aug 2012
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This is a good story with an interesting plot and definitely interesting characters, but, and it is a relatively big but. There is too much exposition. Every time our hero Bobby Dollar goes to visit Heaven we are told what a place of wonders it is and how the memories of it fade on his return to Earth. We are also repeatedly told about the fact that angels of his rank do not remember their original, human life. Eventually I found myself skipping over pages of description because I wanted to read the story, not the travelogue. I really do think a ruthless editor would make a big difference to this story, it would be shorter but the reader would be pulled into the story in the way the author no doubt wants.
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The Pillow Book of the Flower Samurai
The Pillow Book of the Flower Samurai
by Barbara Lazar
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 16.76

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flower power of ancient Japan, 3 July 2012
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This book is an absolute must read. If you read and enjoyed "Across the Nightingale Floor" then you will enjoy this. It is told from the point of view of a (very) young girl and tells what happens to her and how it happened. It is by turns entertaining and appalling, at least by present day standards but this was how life was at that time and place.

It is also an exposition of a concept of honour alien to the western world, but this allows the heroine and narrator to survive and flourish despite events that are shocking in both the brutality shown and in the acceptance of these acts on the part of both the victim(s) and those around her/them. This is not a book about sado-masochism although that does form part of the characters in the book, it is really about the triumph of the human spirit and its refusal to be crushed.

The characters are all well rounded and believable the plot is well laid out and the writing crisp and a joy to read. All in all this book is a joy and my only complaint is that a sequel with the same characters is impossible.


Fury of Ice (Dragonfury Series #2)
Fury of Ice (Dragonfury Series #2)
by Coreene Callahan
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.64

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful dragon fantasy, 7 Jun 2012
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I did not realise when I started this book it was the second in the series, so deftly was the backstory presented. This speaks volumes as to the quality of both the storytelling and the writing. Not necessarily the same thing! The writing is clear, concuise and to the point. The story telling pulls you along at breakneck speed and it is difficult to put the book down as you want to know what happens next. The characters, villains as well as heroes, are well executed and beleivable. You will not sympathise with the villains but you may well find that you want to know what made them the way they are. The same goes for the heroes, what are their backstories? I suspect there is a lot more to come from this series and it will be enjoyable.


200 Meals for Two: Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook
200 Meals for Two: Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook
by Louise Blair
Edition: Paperback
Price: 4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Cooking made for pleasure, 7 Jun 2012
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This is a book of excellent recipes, clearly presented and beautifully photographed. The ingredients lists are not intimidatingly long with ingredients you have never heard of. The methods of cooking are equally well laid out and I look forward to trying many of them, especially the puddings. If you are a novice cook or more experienced you will find something to like here. Bon appetit.


200 Healthy Feasts: Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook
200 Healthy Feasts: Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook
by Jo McAuley
Edition: Paperback
Price: 4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Healthy food for foodies, 3 Jun 2012
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This is an enjoyable, visually as well as tastily, recipe book. It has recipes from all over the world that are well researched and photographed. My only quibble is why not more recipes from the U.K. That apart if you enjoy trying new recipes that are easy to follow and will follow the golden rule of pleasing the eye before the palate you will enjoy this book.


Shadow's Edge (A Night Prowler Novel)
Shadow's Edge (A Night Prowler Novel)
by J.T. Geissinger
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.64

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New contender in the forest, 3 Jun 2012
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This is an extremely well written novel. With believable characters and plot. The characters are strong and the story stands on its own merits. Which means that although this is obviously meant to be part of a series this book can be read and enjoyed on its own. The descriptions of places, events and people are utterly convincing. Anybody who is a fan of this genre will certainly enjoy this book.


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