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Why Do People Get Ill?: Exploring the Mind-body Connection
Why Do People Get Ill?: Exploring the Mind-body Connection
by Darian Leader
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.69

5.0 out of 5 stars So true, 11 April 2014
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So true, but be warned, it will not cure you; the mind body link is too deep and strong. However it explains a lot. Clearly and well written.
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Sand And Water
Sand And Water
Price: 7.41

5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking, 11 April 2014
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This review is from: Sand And Water (Audio CD)
Such a wonderful hymn to love and loss. Makes you cry and lifts your heart. Beautiful voice and intelligent lyrics


Lope And Antilope
Lope And Antilope
Price: 13.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Not long enough, 11 April 2014
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I love it, but it finishes all too soon, just when I am settling in to the flow of the music. Portished meets King Crimson.


Audubon Trees of the World 2013 (Wall Calendar)
Audubon Trees of the World 2013 (Wall Calendar)
by Audubon Society
Edition: Calendar

3.0 out of 5 stars Bit disappointed., 20 Dec 2013
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I have been buying their Flower Calendar for my Mother for years. Excellent photos. I bought the Tree Calendar for myself. Some of the images are stunning as you would expect from the Audubon society, but I found I was a bit bored with some of the images before the month was out, so ended up ripping them out so I could relieve earlier highlights!. Pity.


Fatou
Fatou
Price: 12.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 20 Dec 2013
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This review is from: Fatou (Audio CD)
I saw her on the BBC Glastonbury set. Very impressed. Checked her out on Youtube, and bought the album. So good. The music is surprisingly calming considering the subjects of the lyrics.


Children's Christmas - Printable Amazon.co.uk Gift Card
Children's Christmas - Printable Amazon.co.uk Gift Card
Price: 30.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to do, 20 Dec 2013
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This printed out fine, but I did not realise it was designed to be printed on A4 paper, then folded twice to A6. I used nice paper and it was a bit thick for the job. Results looked good.


A Vogel Organic 275 mg St John's Wort Hyperiforce 60 Tablets
A Vogel Organic 275 mg St John's Wort Hyperiforce 60 Tablets

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only 40-73mg of extract, 9 Aug 2013
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The listing says 275mg, but does not explain if this is extract or dry herb. The product info from Vogel included in the box says '1 tablet contains 40-73mg of extract (as dry extract) from fresh St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum L.) flowering herb (3.1-4.0:1)', and gives the dosage for adults as 1 tablet three times a day.

When comparing this to other St John's wort products I suggest you check whether you are comparing like with like - extract or the dry herb weights which can be as much as 4 times different. Always check with the manufacturers web site that the Amazon listing is correct.

I have a great respect for the quality of Vogel products, and have used them before. My 3 stars refers to the product listing which does not seem to accurately reflect a low dose of Hypericum compared with other products on the market. This low dosage may suit some customers.


Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England: How our ancestors lived two centuries ago
Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's England: How our ancestors lived two centuries ago
by Roy Adkins
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 16.00

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Social history at its very best., 23 Jun 2013
This companion to "Jack Tar: The Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary Seamen in Nelson's Navy", is social and domestic history at its very best, revealing, with much new material and many fresh insights, the day-to-day circumstances, concerns and attitudes prevalent in Georgian England during Jane Austen's lifetime (1775-1817).

Incidents and details from Austen's family history, letters and novels are put in historical context and set against reports and first-hand descriptions from a wide range of contemporary sources. For example, on being taken to court for shoplifting, Austen's aunt had to buy herself a not guilty verdict to avoid deportation, and the author praised the London home of her brother Henry ('It is a delightful place...') apparently unaware that it had a dangerous chimney notorious for trapping boy sweeps in its flue.

Roy and Lesley Adkins' skill in researching, analyzing, juxtaposing and commenting on telling details has created an intriguing and compelling narrative in which our ancestors of two hundred years ago appear both familiar and utterly alien. Young children toiled (and died) in chimneys, mines, factories and on the land; it was legal to kidnap (press) men for the Navy; in middle-class homes the washing was done every five weeks or so, took a week to complete and the washerwomen boarded with the family as did visiting dressmakers; each parish was responsible for the very basic social welfare of its inhabitants; tax had to be paid on everyday staples plus land, windows, houses, male servants, female servants, horses and carts; William Willberforce was campaigning for the abolition of the slave trade abroad whilst vigorously supporting legislation at home to suppress trade unions and the working class.

As Dickens wrote of the period in "A Tale of Two Cities", 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' The Adkins vividly bring out how the great, the rich, the middle sort, the working trades, the country people, the poor, and the miserable of Daniel Defoe's social classes lived in Georgian England, and the extreme and startling differences between them. As today, the people of Jane Austen's England lived with expensive wars, political instability, ever-rising prices and taxes, callous greed and cruelty, great inequality, and the misuse of privilege and public office. Here is a quote of 1795 from the Quaker, William Jenkin: 'I fear some of these great folks look more to their great salaries, Pensions and Synecures than to the real good of the state. If they wish to convince the public that the latter is their chief concern let them in these perilous times make a voluntary sacrifice of a part of their enormous income to the public good; or at least by acts of benevolence lighten the burdens of the lower orders of the people, many of whom now groan under the pressure of the high price of most of the necessaries of life.' If you'd like to know more about Jane Austen's world, buy this book and be amazed.


The Green Man
The Green Man
by Jane Gardam
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A quirky tale, 2 Nov 2009
This review is from: The Green Man (Hardcover)
This is not a classic Green Man fable, but a short story with a modern setting. Hard to tell is it is aimed at adults or kids. Humorous, sad, moral, and inspiring. Mary Fedden's illustrations fit very well with the text. You'll read it in a couple of hours, but will probably keep picking it up and looking at it again and again.


Audubon Wildflowers Calendar 2010
Audubon Wildflowers Calendar 2010
by CC National Audubon Society
Edition: Calendar

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 2 Nov 2009
The quality is stunning and every picture is a winner. Why can't calendars of British wildlife/flowers be this good?


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