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Furby Party Rockers - Pink Loveby
Furby Party Rockers - Pink Loveby
Offered by Swag Toy
Price: £13.02

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hm., 1 Jan 2014
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Furby Party Rockers Creature (Toy)
Miss 5 was thrilled to unwrap her Furby on Christmas morning. By New Year's Eve she was shouting 'I. JUST. WANT. FURBY. TO. SHUSH!!' The whole family readily concurred, so Furby now has no batteries and is a fluffy paperweight.

Effective Java: Second Edition
Effective Java: Second Edition
by Joshua Bloch
Edition: Paperback
Price: £27.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential, 30 May 2009
This book gives a comprehensive series of practical recommendations, on a broad range of topics in the Java 5 API.

It's packed with tips which make you go "aaaah I get it now", as in "I remember wondering about that and making a vaguely instinctive decision, instead of knowing precisely what to do and why".

Highly recommended for anyone who's been Java-ing for a year or 4, and wants to make better-informed design decisions.

We All Live in a Perry Groves World
We All Live in a Perry Groves World
by Perry Groves
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.62

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well done Tintin, 17 Dec 2006
I only really bought the book as part of an 'unofficial campaign' to outsell 'Cashley', so I was pleasantly surprised to find it was actually a good read.

Perry dishes plenty of dirt, and has an enjoyable, self-deprecating sense of humour about his experiences. He's clearly a right scallywag, but he knows it, and he does express bittersweet feelings about his misdemeanours and his philanderings. It's done in a refreshingly light-hearted, frank style.

It's not easy to tell how much of the book was written by the 'co-author', and it's fascinating to think how much censorship (and self-censorship) went on. I'm sure his funniest stories were too incriminating to print.

The best thing about the book, for me, is the insight into life at Arsenal FC during the George Graham era. Childhood fans will love to remember some of those games we watched from the stands, and let Perry colour in some amusing details about the characters who played at the time; it doesn't seem quite so intangible after reading Mr. Groves' tales.

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