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Five Bells
Five Bells
by Gail Jones
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.38

3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 17 May 2012
This review is from: Five Bells (Paperback)
Gail Jones is a very good writer, but I found "Five Bells" rather disappointing. After reading "Sorry", which I thought was excellent and can thoroughly recommend, (it's on my "best books" list), I was really looking forward to receiving this book, but after reading it, I was left feeling disillusioned. The central characters have hardly anything in common except for the fact that they all happen to pass through Circular Quay in Sydney and the story line seems to be missing. Each character, though well described, is portrayed in more like a separate, short story and jumping from one to the other makes everything rather disjointed.
All in all, I thought it wasn't one of her best works.


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4.0 out of 5 stars super fast delivery and good reviews, 17 May 2012
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I haven't started using the product yet, but it's had good reviews on my health group, including the fact that it makes your iron levels go up quite quickly, so am trying it as I've tried various other types with which I wasn't pleased (do not use the Holland and Barrett iron, it's like throwing your money down the drain, my iron levels dropped dramatically with their product!). I have to mention here the fact that this product was delivered really quickly, in fact the very next day, so was pleased about that.


Of Parrots and People: The Sometimes Funny, Always Fascinating, and Often Catastrophic Collision of Two Intelligent Species
Of Parrots and People: The Sometimes Funny, Always Fascinating, and Often Catastrophic Collision of Two Intelligent Species
by Mira Tweti
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it. makes you think, 29 Mar 2012
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This book is a must if ever you have looked at a parrot in a cage and thought how sad he looks imprisoned in there on the whim of a human. The parrot trade is sad and cruel, and it's time we all admitted this, both to ourselves and to others. It is time to let parrots stay in the wild, where they belong, where they can fly freely, explore, find a mate, reproduce, and do whatever they want. In our homes, they become stressed, sexually frustrated, depressed, miserable and bored, especially if left for hours on their own, as many are, while their humans are out at work. What is the point of having a pet which is meant to fly with a mate, sitting in a cage on its own? Humans can never take the place of a mate and it becomes frustrating for most birds, many of whom start plucking and screaming from the sheer misery of life in captivity, no matter how much we may love them and give them the best of everything. If you have a parrot, try for one moment to put yourself in its place and see if you would like to have its life. I definitely wouldn't, and I'll bet you wouldn't either.


Samsung N150 10.1" netbook, Atom N450 1.6GHz, 1GB, 160GB, WLAN, Webcam, Win XP Home, Up to 8hrs battery life, Black
Samsung N150 10.1" netbook, Atom N450 1.6GHz, 1GB, 160GB, WLAN, Webcam, Win XP Home, Up to 8hrs battery life, Black

1.0 out of 5 stars do not buy, 29 Mar 2012
Not a good netbook to buy! The system is maddeningly slow, windows 7 starter is hopeless, you can't even have a desktop image, the keyboard is totally badly designed and not made for fast typing and the battery doesn't last as long as it's supposed to. It also crashes quite often. All in all, look for something else!


Now Foods, Methyl B-12, 1000 mcg, 100 Lozenges
Now Foods, Methyl B-12, 1000 mcg, 100 Lozenges
Offered by Carnashop
Price: £10.26

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good product, 16 Feb 2012
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I've been taking this for the last couple of months and my B12 levels have shot up from next to nothing to a really good level. The taste is also very pleasant - I take them sublingually, so am totally satisfied and will keep buying these.


Mister Pip
Mister Pip
by Lloyd Jones
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £10.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 8 Dec 2011
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This review is from: Mister Pip (Audio CD)
This is a well-written and extremely enjoyable book set in Papua, New Guinea, where a New Zealander suddenly finds himself having to act as teacher to the island's children. Not having had teaching experience, he bases everything on the book "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. This is also a good excuse to re-read "Great Expectations" to remind oneself of what is being written about in "Mister Pip". The story is told by Matilda, one of the children, and follows the life of the islanders and its children throughout the civil unrest which mars their existence and changes their lives. The simple way Matilda describes the horrific incidents related to the civil war only serves to magnify the atrocities they experience and underlines the difficulties in growing up in such circumstances.
I can thoroughly recommend this book!


When God was a Rabbit
When God was a Rabbit
by Sarah Winman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.09

5.0 out of 5 stars engrossing book, 30 Nov 2011
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An immensely enjoyable book set in the UK and the USA. The underlying themes of love, compassion and understanding run throughout the story, from Elle's undying love of her rabbit, to that of her brother and their parents, intertwined with understanding and compassion for the various eccentric characters connected to their lives, both friends and relatives. The story follows the life of the family from the time Elle is born, her almost idyllic childhood watched over by her ever protective brother, the move to a different family home, and the tight bond between brother and sister, unchanged even when they both grow up and live separately.
The almost poetic rhythm of the tale, the diverse characters, the funny parts,and the sadness in other parts keep you glued to the pages right to the very end. I was really sorry when I reached the last page!


The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd
Edition: Audio CD

5.0 out of 5 stars wonderfully written and touches the heart, 2 Nov 2011
This review is from: The Secret Life of Bees (Audio CD)
This books is a truly wonderful read and tells the story of the coming of age of Lily, growing up unloved with a mean and abusive father, without a mother's tender care. Lily's only friend is their maid, Rosaleen, who has problems of her own when confronted with mean, racist brutality. Lily, accompanied by Rosaleen, leaves home and travels through a racially troubled South Carolina during the civil rights movement, ending up at the home of three sisters, May, June and August. Augustis a loving beekeeper and imparts the secrets of beekeeping to Lily. Longing for love and belonging, and anguished by not knowing the truth behind her mother's death, Lily learns about acceptance and love through August and the complicated world of bees, and finally reaches an understanding about what happened to her mother.


Eclectus Parrots (Pet Owner's Manual)
Eclectus Parrots (Pet Owner's Manual)
by Katy McElroy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.77

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic guide to eclectus, 7 Oct 2010
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If you've owned other parrots before, you will already know most of the information contained in this book, but it's still a good buy if you've never had an eclectus before.


Tokyo 2011 ("Wallpaper*" City Guides)
Tokyo 2011 ("Wallpaper*" City Guides)
by Wallpaper*
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Good basic guide to Tokyo, 7 Oct 2010
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Good guide for someone who has never been to Tokyo - the photos are very good, and there is a map at the end of the book which shows where all the buildings are. Light enough to take with you and carry around. It's not a detailed guide of the city, so if you need to know about transport, restaurants, etc, you need another guide.


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