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All Well Yet: Letters home from the First World War by Major Wiliam Neilson Brown
All Well Yet: Letters home from the First World War by Major Wiliam Neilson Brown
by William Neilson Brown
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book and a great insight into the horrific days and nights that troops ..., 2 Oct 2014
Superb book and a great insight into the horrific days and nights that troops who served under Lt. Brown had to suffer. My own grandfather was in the 2nd Btn Gordon Highlanders and was in the trenches from October 1914 until posted to Italy in November 1917. How did he survive? Well, I guess I'll never know, but this book certainly does give a graphic reminder of those dark but not forgotten days and the men that had to suffer them in a series of reproduced letters between 1915 and 1918.
Highly recommended is the deluxe edition which is available from the website at www.allwellyet.co.uk


Essential Too
Essential Too
Price: £15.90

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Music, Poor Packaging & a Lack of Detail, 2 Oct 2014
This review is from: Essential Too (Audio CD)
Musically, a great compilation of typically classic songs and tunes performed impeccably by Dougie and, well, that's the issue! The booklet, if you can call it that, is simply a 2 page list of the tracks and the album plus date of release. The track listing is already on the back of the cd. There is absolutely no information whatsoever about which instruments Dougie plays or who accompanied him on each track. No details of producer and more importantly whether all of the tracks have been remastered.
This is fundamental information especially if you already own the original cd's. Why buy such a compilation unless the tracks have been remastered?
If you don't have any Dougie Maclean cd's, then this is great place to start but at full price of around £15 you may of course choose to take the option of downloading.
For such a prolific, gifted and fantastic musician it is indeed disappointing not tho have a comprehensive booklet detailing person ell on each tract etc but also to include inspiration as to how the track was written and why.
All his followers, including me, would have been delighted to find out this information.
5 * for the musical content
1* for the packaging, lack of information and for not detailing whether remastered or not.


We Are the Tide
We Are the Tide
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £19.27

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 July 2014
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This review is from: We Are the Tide (Audio CD)
Cracking cd and if you like their first then you will like this one as well!


The Rough And The Rynge
The Rough And The Rynge
Price: £7.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Great cd and check out Loosegoats as well, 5 July 2014
This review is from: The Rough And The Rynge (Audio CD)
Great cd and check out Loosegoats as well. Long Distance Runner is a classic track and all the others do not disappoint either. Highly recommended.


Live in London
Live in London
Price: £17.84

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant live album from Iona and one not to be ..., 5 July 2014
This review is from: Live in London (Audio CD)
Brilliant live album from Iona and one not to be missed. Shame you can't buy the cd and the DVD/ Bluray as one package but worth getting both.


Songs From A Two-Room Chapel
Songs From A Two-Room Chapel
Offered by thebookcommunity
Price: £28.66

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic cd, highly recommended - stand out tracks fir ..., 5 July 2014
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If you've never heard of Christian Kjellvender, this cd is a goo place to start but you will end up being intrigued about his other releases that you will end up buying them all! I certainly did! Fantastic cd, highly recommended - stand out tracks fir me are Homeward Rolling Soldier, Allejujah, Log 25 and Deliverance but play it through in its entirety before making a judgement.


Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son
Price: £11.75

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing - Listen before purchase!, 28 Jan 2014
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This latest offering is quite frankly disappointing. On the 2 cd version, disc 1 is 34 minutes & disc 2 is 26, so why not have 1 disc of an hour long? Or perhaps it is to encourage sales of the 2 cd version. Either was, disc 1 does not provide a listenable track until track 8 "Silver Katherine", which is in the Jurado style. "Silver Joy" is acceptable but the rest for me at least are drab and dare I say it boring. The second cd is mainly acoustic with female backing and slightly more listenable, but no information or track listing. A poor package.
If you are expecting this something along the lines of the excellent cd's "Caught In Trees", "And Now That I'm In Your Shadow" "Saint Bartlett" or " Where Shall I Take You?", then I suggest you check them out via other sources before buying, which is sadly what I failed to do!
I really tried with this album and I would say that the bonus disc is far superior than the main disc.
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Tracks
Tracks
Price: £13.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great set - crap packaging of discs, 8 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Tracks (Audio CD)
Completely agree with other recent reviewers that it's an excellent set but the packaging of the discs is completely crap and Sony should be held responsible for this oversight. The original set although being 11" was a splendid and neat package, the new one is nearly 8" and inferior. Perhaps Sony are economising? The CD's sure do scratch at every extraction, will Sony replace? I doubt it. I also surmise that the rerelease is another opportunity to extract some more hard earned cash from Springsteen fans.
However although boasting that the CD's are HDCD, there is no 2013 additional information and you do wonder whether he sound quality is actually any better than the original 1998 edition.
Musically however, it's a great set but think twice about buying it again if you already have the 1998 edition.


TP-Link TL-WA830RE 300Mbps Wireless N Range Extender
TP-Link TL-WA830RE 300Mbps Wireless N Range Extender
Offered by In2digital
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Product but not simple to set up, 11 Oct 2012
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A first review, but an important one!

I live in a house build in 1905 with thick walls and no broadband coverage downstairs. I have just been forced to purchase a new Sky router (at £35 no less) because the standard issue provided such a poor signal. The new super dooper Sky router did not allow me to use the iPad on the ground floor so further boosting was essential.

After much research and frustration I bit the bullet and bough this item thinking that you plug it in and hey presto - fantastic full wi-fi signal all over the house.

Well that was the theory.....I duly plugged it in, pressed the button as it said on the box (no instructions provided whatsoever) and lo and behold.....still no signal. I spent an hour messing around, got fed up packed it up again and started thinking about selling it on eBay.

Frustration got the better of me and about a month later decided to have another go.

This time I was determined to find out if it worked or not. So plugged it in and decided to have a look on the internet for instructions, which I did find eventually.

If the device does not work first time and you have a secure network, you need to plug it in press the "Range Extender" button and hold in whilst pressing the "WPS" button on the Sky router (obviously not everyone has a Sky router, so the equivalent button will suffice. If you don't have a WPS button, I guess you are stuck!) and keep pressed in for at least 10 seconds. Finally the Range Extender green light comes on.

You then have to unplug it and take it to where you actually want the signal - in my case that was downstairs. It was duly plugged in and after about a minute the green light came on - hey presto - a signal at last and a full one at that too!

I now have a full wi-fi signal on the iPad and another laptop. So it does work, just takes a bit of time and effort getting there! So it is worth £30 plus the £35 for a new router as I have now got a signal all over the house finally!


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