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A Shattered Visage Lies: Nineteenth Century Poetry Inspired by Ancient Egypt
A Shattered Visage Lies: Nineteenth Century Poetry Inspired by Ancient Egypt
by Donald P. Ryan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.00

5.0 out of 5 stars SURPRISINGLY ENJOYABLE, 18 April 2015
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This is pretty good, surprisingly!

It has a broad-brush introduction to set the scene and provide some background. The poems are separated into subject matter, e.g. Gods and Temples, the Nile etc. with each section preceded by a brief explanation of the poems in the section and then the poems themselves. The quality of which depends on your point of view I guess, some are a little muddling but I found most to be pretty good. Includes poets such as Keats and Shelly as well as a host of others I'd never heard of.

A5 size with some 155 pages in an easy to read type.


Tell Them in Sparta
Tell Them in Sparta
by Roderick Milton
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars LEONIDAS WILL BE PLEASED, 11 April 2015
Brilliant, I bought the paperback in the '70's and still have it although the cover is no longer attached to the rest of the book :-) I bought a hardback copy of the book some years ago and that's the one I return to every year or so. Can't recommend this too highly if you are interested in a rollicking good read and/or Greek history. Mr Milton sticks as closely to history as possible I think while still producing a cracking good read. Covers all four battles of the Persian war of 480/479 B.C. although the naval one of Artemisium is more mentioned in passing that described in any detail. Treat yourself and get a copy!


HIGHLANDER MAP READING & COMPASS CAMPING/HIKING/WALKING WATERPROOF CASE COVER
HIGHLANDER MAP READING & COMPASS CAMPING/HIKING/WALKING WATERPROOF CASE COVER
Offered by Outdoor Value
Price: £4.95

4.0 out of 5 stars SMALL MAPS GOOD, OS MAPS, NOT SO MUCH, 30 Mar. 2015
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Reasonably well made with several useful pockets, for chinagraph pencils for instance. Despite that, although I've given it four stars that's based on the apparent quality, handy size (?) and useful pockets. However, as one or two others have said, if you want to use it with OS maps, Explorer for instance (which is my map of choice for walking) then it's barely two star. The map pocket is very small and to get an OS map in takes a fair amount of folding and squeezing. In fact the only way I have been able to get one is is in taking off the outer cardboard cover. So you have been warned (and I wish I'd read the reviews more closely!!!!), if you want to use OS maps then you should probably look elsewhere.


Belkin True Clear InvisiGlass Overlay Real Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus
Belkin True Clear InvisiGlass Overlay Real Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus
Offered by BESTBUYIT
Price: £16.89

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars BE CAREFUL, 13 Mar. 2015
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It might be crystal clear, it might everything the manufacture says it is but it still has to be applied to the face of the phone. And that's where it's no better than any other screen protector! It comes in it's own box, the box contains one screen protector and a small anti static cloth. The instructions are fairly clear, as I say it goes on the same as any other screen protector I've ever seen. So firstly you have to clean the surface of your phone, then, secondly, take off one of the protective covers from the protector itself, place it on the phone and expel all the air. We all know how difficult that can be! Once it's in place, it is very clear and the touch screen seems as responsive as if it wasn't there. That's the good. If, however you happen to get some floating dust on the inside of the protector as you apply it then that's one protector finished as you can't wipe it of without causing a smearing to the protector (same as all the rest).
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Bobby Moore: The Definitive Biography
Bobby Moore: The Definitive Biography
Price: £4.68

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars SUBLIME FOOTBALLER, 11 Mar. 2015
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If you are a Bobby Moore fan then this is the book for you. Details just about everything one could want to know about the footballer. Why only 4 stars, I found the writing just a tad dry and flat at times, little too much hero worship.


Monarchs of the Nile
Monarchs of the Nile
by Aidan Dodson
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars NOT QUITE, 11 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Monarchs of the Nile (Hardcover)
Good overview, and I do mean overview in that some Pharaohs get a couple of pages and others get lumped together with two or three others and get only 4 or 5 lines. Well written and presumably reflects the state of our knowledge in 1995. However, I found it difficult to decided who this book had been written for, Egyptologists would know the information it contains and it does not provide enough for newbies to the subject but sits rather in the middle, more of a quick look-up aid. I'm a fan of Mr Dodson's work but struggled to get any where with this book.


The Great Poets: John Keats
The Great Poets: John Keats
by John Keats
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £9.18

5.0 out of 5 stars HAUNTING WORK, 9 Mar. 2015
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Keats is Keats and this is a very good recording with no hiss or crackle. Both West and Sheen do a very good job as readers, no complaints there :-) Has most of the favorites, the Odes, St Agnes, Old Meg etc some 24 poems in all runs just over the hour.


TRIXES Foldable Water Drink Sport Running Bottle Camping Kit Gear Re Usable Red
TRIXES Foldable Water Drink Sport Running Bottle Camping Kit Gear Re Usable Red
Offered by Digiflex
Price: £4.00

4.0 out of 5 stars FINE (FOR A WHILE?), 9 Mar. 2015
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I thought when I first picked this up it seemed very fragile, like it would burst if not treated very gently. I was wrong up to a point in that I've used it several times now and so far no leaks. Easy to fill, and visible so can't overfill :-). Easy to drink from as well thanks to the push pull cap. The only caveat I have is the belt (or whatever you want) connector on the side. The connector is made of metal and seems reasonable strong and able to support the weight of a full water bottle however, the hole in the body of the bottle it goes through is not reinforced and is fairly close to the edge and I've already noticed some fraying. I suspect that this will soon break away. If it does it should not make the bottle unusable but will take away a convenience feature.


Finishing School (The MacKay series Book 1)
Finishing School (The MacKay series Book 1)
Price: £2.25

4.0 out of 5 stars OCU FOR A CHANGE, 9 Mar. 2015
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Enjoyed this book. Set, mostly, in an OCU (operational conversion unit (?)) as opposed to an operational squadron It made a nice change to read about the challenges facing pilot and crew when learning to operate Lancaster bombers. Bit of a love story tacked on and the book ends with the crew returning from their first fully operational raid. A good read, if I've a gripe it because all the characters seem a bit over nice hence only 4 stars.


LAMY AL-star Fine Nib Fountain Pen - Graphite
LAMY AL-star Fine Nib Fountain Pen - Graphite
Offered by LPC Stationers
Price: £21.10

4.0 out of 5 stars NICE, 1 Mar. 2015
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Excellent pen, writes beautifully and I like the small clear insert which allows one to see how much ink is left in the pen. A joy to use, med nib, well constructed for the price and the whole thing does not feel cheap.


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