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Heyday: Britain and the Birth of the Modern World
Heyday: Britain and the Birth of the Modern World
by Ben Wilson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High water mark, 8 Jun. 2016
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Perhaps it's just me, but I often get the feeling when thinking about decades but there comes a point, usually just after the midway point, when the decade begins to have its established character: think 1977 or 1967. I have a feeling that the same is true of centuries and I think this excellent book proves my case. Wilson takes the 1850s and makes the compellingly persuasive idea that they are the high water mark of what we understand Victorian civilization to be, both good and bad. I found the spread of Victorian technology such as the telegraph and undersea cables to be a particularly engaging element of this book and anything that includes reference to Isambard Kingdom Brunel is immediately fascinating to me, and this book put him in excellent context: I'm looking forward to another volume: how about the 1890s fin de siecle?


HoMedics PSL-1000-GB Leg Exerciser
HoMedics PSL-1000-GB Leg Exerciser
Offered by HoMedics Group
Price: £149.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Leg up, 8 Jun. 2016
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A quirky item, and it's difficult to make a really informed judgement on it: what you have here is a well made and sturdy machine that has a range of settings and performs it's given functions effectively and with a sense of reliability. However, even as a user with a disability as I am, I have to stop and think whether the exercise this gives is actually doing me some good: the case that the instruction manual makes is convincing genuinely, and something has to be better than nothing, but I can't help but have a sneaking feeling of doubt. Perhaps I'm being unfair and perhaps my views are tempered by having to use an item like this, but that's how I feel.


Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017
Miller's Collectables Handbook & Price Guide 2016-2017
by Judith Miller
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.58

5.0 out of 5 stars I suppose you'd like to know what it's worth, 31 May 2016
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A very nicely produced and colourful book that gives you the inside track on those treasured items you think are collectibles to be honest you're probably be disappointed in the contents of your attic but not with this excellent guide which is lavishly Illustrated authoritative and very good value at the price


The Graveyard of the Hesperides: Flavia Albia 4 (Falco: The New Generation)
The Graveyard of the Hesperides: Flavia Albia 4 (Falco: The New Generation)
by Lindsey Davis
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.24

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Next Generation, 20 May 2016
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The saga continues: more urbane undercover investigation from the ​next generation of the Falco dynasty. As accomplished as ever, and tugging on the threads that sew Roman society together. Fluent and satisfying, and a secure installment in a great series.


Post-it Designer Combi Dispenser With 12 Pads Pop-up Notes  76x76mm & 1x25mm Index Sample Pack
Post-it Designer Combi Dispenser With 12 Pads Pop-up Notes 76x76mm & 1x25mm Index Sample Pack
Price: £15.51

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Post haste, 14 May 2016
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What can you say about post-its ? An absolutely essential office staple that keeps its relevance and utility despite every digital alternative: this is a generous little package which would find a place on any desk and you'd be using it without even thinking about it. Post-its are as much a part of everyday stationery as a pen pencil and ruler. Recommended.


Democracy: A Life
Democracy: A Life
by Paul Cartledge
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Of the people..., 7 May 2016
This review is from: Democracy: A Life (Hardcover)
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Winston Churchill famously said that democracy was the worst form of government apart from all the others: whether he really said that or not, this is undoubtedly a timely book on the prized Western ideal of government of the people, by the people, for the people. Can you really trace the same political ideal from Pericles to Donald Trump? This is a serious text based on the author's lecture series and it is wittily divided into five 'acts' like a Shakespeare tragedy. The onus of the book is definitely on the classical origins of democracy, especially Athens, as post-classical democracy is covered by 3 chapters out of 20: this is a well-crafted intelligent and non-patronising book that treats it subjects with the dignity and intellectual respect it deserves. Not for the casual reader, but a serious and well-written book.


Salter Black/Silver Curve Pro Analyser Bathroon Scale
Salter Black/Silver Curve Pro Analyser Bathroon Scale
Price: £39.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Heavyweight, 2 May 2016
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Solid, dependable scales in outward appearance, which belies a range of sophisticated and impressive range of features. Very welcome child setting might well encourage more sensible use; carpet fittings work surprisingly well. A good bold readout for the ocularly challenged. Recommended,


Playmobil 6147 Country Horse Paddock Super Set
Playmobil 6147 Country Horse Paddock Super Set
Price: £19.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Horseplay, 2 May 2016
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A nicely balanced play set from a very reliable brand new - lots of fun to be had here with well designed and attractive models to stimulate imaginative play.


Rapesco Zero-420 4-Hole Punch, 20 sheet Capacity - Silver
Rapesco Zero-420 4-Hole Punch, 20 sheet Capacity - Silver
Price: £25.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Hole in Four, 28 April 2016
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Good item: these aren't that common, so this is a welcome addition to your home office. Sturdy and stable, good capacity, and reliable action.


Bosch GOP 250 CE Professional Multi-Cutter 240V
Bosch GOP 250 CE Professional Multi-Cutter 240V
Price: £92.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A solution looking for a problem, 23 April 2016
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Very impressed with this as you might imagine the brand name speaks quality and this is no exception. Delightful to use there's a real sense of conscious design and ergonomic thinking behind making this a really effective multi-purpose tool; the the small build of this item is in sharp contrast with the power that it seems to throw out. However my one proviso might be that you are more likely to be on the more experienced side of tool using to get the best out of this very impressive cutter.


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