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Effipro Spot On Flea Treatment For Dogs (4) Medium (10-20kg)
Effipro Spot On Flea Treatment For Dogs (4) Medium (10-20kg)
Offered by Animal Dispensaries
Price: 13.26

1.0 out of 5 stars Dont know what Effpro is like for fleas but useless for ticks, 11 April 2014
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I purchased Effpro as a cheaper alternative to Frontline. I may as well have just thrown my money straight into the bin. I have four dogs and live in the countryside in Argyll, which is prime tick country, and it is therefore important that the dogs are protected against the diseases that ticks can cause. The Effpro was applied (correctly - to the skin to the back of the neck - and the dogs fur was kept dry for the next 24 hours.) Within 3 days I was finding fully engorged ticks on all four dogs, which when pulled off, were very much alive and thriving. If you are getting this stuff mainly for tick protection don't waste your money, as its completely useless.


Tales of Ancient Rome
Tales of Ancient Rome
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3.0 out of 5 stars Informed but a little predictable, 6 Nov 2013
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Short stories which show, a little too obviously sometimes,the author's knowledge of the ancient world. The plots are a little transparent and clunky, perhaps, but a generally entertaining light read.


The Seven Wonders (Gordianus the Finder Prequel)
The Seven Wonders (Gordianus the Finder Prequel)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good short reads, 6 Nov 2013
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The young Gordianus travels East with his tutor to see the seven wonders of the ancient world. At each stop, in the tradition that detectives always attract crime, he solves some wrong-doing. This is very much in the same vein as the main series of Steven Saylor's books, with a clearly drawn and vivid portrait of the ancient world as a backdrop. Ingenious mini-plots, nicely drawn characters and an upstanding protagonist. A good read.


A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West Is Wrong About Nuclear Iran (Kindle Single)
A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West Is Wrong About Nuclear Iran (Kindle Single)
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4.0 out of 5 stars An important (and interesting) book, 25 Aug 2013
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This relatively short book argues that the West has deliberately misrepresented the threat posed by Iran's nuclear programme. It provides some well researched evidence that the policy of the West is entirely political and derived from the US hatred of the 1979 Islamic revolution, rather than a rational, objective analysis of the threat posed by the current regime. Much of the information provided is fascinating - I certainly wasn't aware of how the Nuclear Proliferation Treaty's own rules had been broken (at the insistence of the US and UK) to turn a blind eye to India's nuclear weapons while preventing Iran from developing a legitimate nuclear energy programme. So it's an important read - and one that is well written and cogently argued. But it is, after all that is said, a partisan view. I wasn't entirely convinced by all the arguments, which in some cases seemed oversimplified, but it is important that this sort of contrarian view is much better known.


The Detective Megapack
The Detective Megapack
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some gems, some dross, great value, 25 Aug 2013
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For less than a pound you get 30 detective short stories from the US, France and UK that span over a hundred years. Included are some great stories - and I'd like to pick out the two by Dashiell Hammett as especially good (it's about time that he was rediscovered - a wonderful writer). So what can you object to with a deal like this? Not much, but you may want to apply serious skim reading skills as some of the stories are pretty poor.


H.G. Wells Collection, Over 50 Works: The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, Time Machine, Island of Dr. Moreau, Little Wars, World Set Free, Tales of Space and Time, When the Sleeper Wakes & MORE!
H.G. Wells Collection, Over 50 Works: The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, Time Machine, Island of Dr. Moreau, Little Wars, World Set Free, Tales of Space and Time, When the Sleeper Wakes & MORE!

4.0 out of 5 stars Rediscovering a great writer, 30 July 2013
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Why is H.G. Wells apparently so overlooked? The author of classics such as 'The Time Machine', "The Island of Doctor Moreau' and 'The War of the Worlds' (among many more) surely deserves to be more widely recognised. Perhaps his socialist beliefs, which clearly underpin much of his writing, are too unfashionable at a time when politics seems to be moving so quickly to the right, and some of his writing may appear a little slow and dated for the modern taste. But he was a wonderful story teller and one of the great pioneers of science fiction. This comprehensive collection is a great opportunity to discover his great breadth of vision (in my case rediscover, for here are some of the favourite stories of my childhood). Thoroughly recommended.


Poets and Murder: A Judge Dee Mystery
Poets and Murder: A Judge Dee Mystery
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another Judge Dee success, 30 July 2013
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Robert van Gullick was clearly a consistent as well as prolific writer. 'Poets and Murder' continues with the story of the Judge Dee, combining as usual fascinating images of life in 7th century Imperial China with all the twists and turns of the modern detective story. A good read.


Freud, Jung, Adler, Calkins, James
Freud, Jung, Adler, Calkins, James
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful, 10 July 2013
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This is a truly dreadful book. The writing is childishly bad - mainly in the present tense with multiple repetitions - and looks like the first draft of a poor high school essay, put together from a few internet references. If, like me, you were looking for a short and cheap introduction to some important early Psychologists then don't buy this: it is one of the worst books I've ever read.


The Haunted Monastery: A Judge Dee Mystery
The Haunted Monastery: A Judge Dee Mystery
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3.0 out of 5 stars Another solid Judge Dee mystery, 10 July 2013
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Judge Dee is a convincing recreation of a 7th century Chinese magistrate based on an historical character. Here he is involved in a classic murder mystery set in a Taoist monastery, complete with raging storms outside, chases down dark corridors inside and unlikely plot devices everywhere. The action occurs over one night in a claustrophobic and sometimes confusing story. Van Gulik manages again to bring medieval China to life and his detailed insights into the times are as interesting as the action itself. The judge Dee series represents one of the earliest examples of the historical detective and the haunted monastery is very much within the mainstream of that genre.


Centurion (Eagle)
Centurion (Eagle)
by Simon Scarrow
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Blood and lots of guts from two Roman buddies., 16 July 2010
This review is from: Centurion (Eagle) (Paperback)
The intestines flow generously across the sands in this laddish book. Historical detail feels accurate but the protagonists' psychology seems too modern. The plot: two centurion buddies lead the legions in and out of impossible predicaments, spilling many of those intestines while being cynical, yet sensitive, against an interesting historical backdrop. But the plot does flow (almost as much as the intestines), the characters aren't complete cut outs and the whole thing does paint a reasonably evocative picture of how one might imagine the first century Roman Empire. If you like this sort of thing then you'll probably like it.


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