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Muck, Sweat & Gears: A Celebration of Cycling
Muck, Sweat & Gears: A Celebration of Cycling
by Alan Anderson
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A nice book for the toilet book-case, 27 Dec. 2014
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A nice book for the toilet book-case. I had heard good things about the book but I find it a little bland and anorachy.
Lots of things you didn't know but a fair few I wasn't enthralled with.


Brian: Symphonies No. 22-24 [English Suite No. 1] [Alexander Walker] [Naxos: 8.572833]
Brian: Symphonies No. 22-24 [English Suite No. 1] [Alexander Walker] [Naxos: 8.572833]
Price: £7.43

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3.0 out of 5 stars Three more towards the 32 symphonies for Brian addicts on a fine budget lable, 27 Dec. 2014
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Fine recording. As the Brian symphonies are getting picked off you can tell that releases lack the drama and the feistiness of many of his (particularly early) works.
However collectors will pounce upon any release of this almost criminally ignored composer. For three short symphonies composed in his eighties, they are by no means poor


Stuff4® Lime Green Mini MP3 Player With Micro SD Card Slot + 3.5mm Jack Input + Mini USB Charging Cable + Headphones
Stuff4® Lime Green Mini MP3 Player With Micro SD Card Slot + 3.5mm Jack Input + Mini USB Charging Cable + Headphones
Offered by Stuff 4
Price: £11.48

2.0 out of 5 stars Though volume level was good the sound was very distorted, 27 Dec. 2014
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Very simple and seemingly robust. Though volume level was good the sound was very distorted. I was kindly sent another one. It also has some distortion. The fault was not the earphones which actually were pretty good.


Tour Climbs: The complete guide to every mountain stage on the Tour de France
Tour Climbs: The complete guide to every mountain stage on the Tour de France
by Chris Sidwells
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.24

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Maps of insufficient quality + note on closing times of passes, 24 Aug. 2014
I found the text informative but the maps poor. There may be an assumption that you are not using the book AS a map - this may be true but the squiggly routes bare insufficient relation to map or ground. I have read in another review concern about the opening times of passes. These may be suggested by some maps eg Michelin but the facts are different. If there is heavy snowfall the passes will be closed whenever. Also (but I don't think it is mentioned in the book) it may well be possible to proceed on a bike even if it is closed to traffic. I have done the Gavia (2550m) a month before opening and it was a great thrill and without problem - wonderful without vehicles!


Carbon Fibre Chainstay & Frame protector set for Bicycle Bike Cycle MTB BMX Made by Ellis Graphix
Carbon Fibre Chainstay & Frame protector set for Bicycle Bike Cycle MTB BMX Made by Ellis Graphix
Offered by Ellisgraphix
Price: £2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very handy and useful, 26 April 2014
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Very thin material but tremendous strength and resisistance to chain rubbing etc.
They look OK on any frame - so no aesthetic colour matching required. Clean the frame with white spirit, remove flaky bits and they will stick extremely well. Little ones good for cable rub


Four Classic Albums (New Bottle Old Wine / Great Jazz Standards / Out Of The Cool / Into The Hot)
Four Classic Albums (New Bottle Old Wine / Great Jazz Standards / Out Of The Cool / Into The Hot)
Price: £8.65

0 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful catch-up / reminder., 11 Dec. 2013
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Not all his material is stunning and many tracks have been lifted for compilations. It is very strange but his music has lasted well - he was always nimble and avoided cliches. If only half the several hours were listened too were replayed this compilation would be a snip. Very many of his arrangements are still used by whiskery jazz bands and that is a considerable testimony.


BW 3.5 inch TFT LCD Car Monitor Digital Car Rearview Monitor ,Car Parking Monitor for Car / Automobile and Vehicle Backup Cameras
BW 3.5 inch TFT LCD Car Monitor Digital Car Rearview Monitor ,Car Parking Monitor for Car / Automobile and Vehicle Backup Cameras
Offered by BW Corp
Price: £15.96

5.0 out of 5 stars great device, 11 Dec. 2013
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Excellent small screen which can be hitched up to all sorts of devices including a Raspberry pi and various security or navigational systems. Truly handy and pocket-sized but not ideal for display of small sized text such as that used by the BBC.


A South Asian Suite
A South Asian Suite
Price: £5.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Star studded music, 11 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: A South Asian Suite (MP3 Download)
Led by Idris Rahman and with MOBO award-winning sister Zoe on piano, the album is a suite in every sense. He searches through his 20 year career and delves into his influences and formative days and distills it all into an album of great charm and variety. It is a pleasant surprise and a great contrast with his wild upbeat albums of yore and his work with his band Soothsayers. Easy to listen to but not easy listening!!!!


Prayer Before Birth
Prayer Before Birth
Price: £12.76

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant band, 11 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Prayer Before Birth (Audio CD)
Imaginative group from south London who definitely deserve great success. They compose all their own stuff and seem to play numbers differently every time they play - in a similar manner to Miles Davis. The music ebbs and flows in a gentle rocking manner and never seems to get in a rut. Check out the very few Youtubes and you will get the essence. OR just go out and buy this CD


All the Bestie
All the Bestie
by Steve Best
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars master of the absurd, 2 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: All the Bestie (Paperback)
Bestie produces the cartoon which, when you see them, wish you had come up with the idea.
Simple drawings, killing punchlines - a dying breed.
He is the Tommy Cooper of the cartoon world


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