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Rubicon (The Mists of Time Book 1)
Rubicon (The Mists of Time Book 1)
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great historical time-travel tale, 18 Oct. 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed Ms Coleman's first book, and am looking forward to reading the second. Having read quite a lot of 'time travel fiction' - The Time Traveller's Wife, The Time Machine, About Time, and others, I thought this compared pretty well. The story is based in well-researched historical fact, includes many well-drawn characters who took part in a critical period of Roman history. The book is well-paced, has plenty of action, drama, sex and romance, violence and emotion, and the twist at the end provided a thrilling resolution to the story.


American Horror Story - Season 1-3 [DVD] [2014]
American Horror Story - Season 1-3 [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Dylan McDermott
Price: £14.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars really good. More 'typical genre' in many ways, 21 July 2015
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Oooooh, scary.
Bought this on recommendation from a friend. Series one, really good. More 'typical genre' in many ways, but something about the characters and the shocks, just stuck around... Very much enjoyed it.
'Coven' - ah, enjoyed this less, as the cameo from Stevie Nicks and the 'box' scene (no spoilers) just came over as quite funny, which kinda spoiled the nail-biting horror of the series. The ending disappointed too. Some of the characters, Misty, for example, were fascinating.
'Asylum'.... some really amazing performances, makeup & FX, and the interlaced storylines were very gripping and entertaining,
Modern Gothic horror. Looking forward to 'Freak Show' (I think).


Elixir Bird Fruit Crop Garden Pond Agricultural Protection Netting Wide 6m x 10m
Elixir Bird Fruit Crop Garden Pond Agricultural Protection Netting Wide 6m x 10m
Offered by Elixir Garden Supplies
Price: £20.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Really pleased - delivery excellent, 21 July 2015
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Really pleased - delivery excellent, quality of product excellent, and it was just the size I needed for great value. Very pleased I chose this instead of other products I considered. Thank you.


King British Green Algae Control For Fish Ponds 500ml - Pack of 1
King British Green Algae Control For Fish Ponds 500ml - Pack of 1
Offered by aquacadabra
Price: £7.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value & effective, 22 May 2013
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Takes about 48 hours to have full effect and is fairly easy to use with the dosage measurer in the bottle.


World War Z
World War Z
by Max Brooks
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this book, 3 April 2013
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This review is from: World War Z (Paperback)
Arrived quickly. Very enjoyable. Hope the film does it justice... will be out soon but probably the book will be much better.


The Draughtsman's Contract [1982] [DVD]
The Draughtsman's Contract [1982] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Anthony Higgins
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £6.44

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this film..., 3 April 2013
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Already have a copy of this terrific film on DVD, but I bought this edition too, because of the Commentary, interviews and introduction from Greenaway.
The deleted scenes weren't that illuminating, and it's a shame it didn't include some of the extra footage from the original 3-hour cut, especially the early scenes.. now that would have been great.
Nevertheless really pleased to have the bit of extra insight into the background and making of the film, including the casting choices.


Large Square Pond Basket 28cm x 28cm
Large Square Pond Basket 28cm x 28cm
Offered by minimuseum
Price: £2.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Good product, very fast service, 3 April 2013
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Ordered with another set of baskets and some fertiliser. They all came packed together and almost next day service - it might even have been next day, I can't remember, jolly darn quick anyway.


Evecase® Camera Carrying Pouch Case Bag with Strap- Black/Blue for Nikon D7100, D5200, D3100, D5100, D3200, D7000, D5000, D3000,D90, D80, D60, D40, D40x, V2, COOLPIX L310, COOLPIX P7700, COOLPIX L810, COOLPIX P510, V1, COOLPIX P7100, COOLPIX L120, COOLPIX P500, COOLPIX P7000, CoolPix P100, CoolPix L110, CoolPix L100, CoolPix P90, CoolPix P80 ,L820 ;Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200,SLT-A58
Evecase® Camera Carrying Pouch Case Bag with Strap- Black/Blue for Nikon D7100, D5200, D3100, D5100, D3200, D7000, D5000, D3000,D90, D80, D60, D40, D40x, V2, COOLPIX L310, COOLPIX P7700, COOLPIX L810, COOLPIX P510, V1, COOLPIX P7100, COOLPIX L120, COOLPIX P500, COOLPIX P7000, CoolPix P100, CoolPix L110, CoolPix L100, CoolPix P90, CoolPix P80 ,L820 ;Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H200,SLT-A58
Offered by BlueMall_GB
Price: £9.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A snug fit, 3 April 2013
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This was ordered for a Nikon 3200. It arrived all the way from LA (!) in good condition. It's not a fantastically high quality product but very good for the price - especially considering it's travelled 3/4 of the way across the globe from China to L.A. then to the UK...

It fits the camera very snugly so provides good protection and padding - no space for it to jiggle around. Wouldn't fit the camera with a longer telephoto lens or anything though. It has several smaller pockets for bits and pieces, all of which are zipped so nothing can fall out. Don't know how long-lasting it will be, but a very neat, well-padded and handy little case.

Service feedback: I emailed to check on delivery - typically, the bag arrived the next morning, but the response I had from the company was very cheery and helpful.


Zirconia CZ Silver Stud Clip On Earrings With Gift Box
Zirconia CZ Silver Stud Clip On Earrings With Gift Box

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last.., 3 April 2013
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I've been looking for a clipon diamante stud like this for ages. Really pleased to find some at reasonable price, and arrived next day. The box and packaging were lovely and obviously had had time and care taken to present them well. The presentation would make this supplier's products a great gift for anyone ( - in this case a present to myself) ! Very pleased with the product and the service.


Samsung 350V5C 15.6-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
Samsung 350V5C 15.6-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i7 3630QM 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Software - beware, 13 Mar. 2013
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I use a fairly new (mid-2012) Samsung laptop at work - which is just great, and was initially really delighted to buy this very similar, but top-spec Samsung machine at just under £600 from Amazon.

However, on the first day's use I had problems with the internet connectivity - it took ages to do simple internet tasks, activate my Norton sample s/w, and to load my brand new MS Office software (which in the end failed to load properly at all. It seemed to be OK at first, then the next day it wouldn't function.)

I took the laptop to work, to use their super-fast broadband, to be sure it wasn't a local problem with my broadband. Connected up, set it some tasks (like installing Office etc) but despite my hopes, no, extrafast BB made no difference. Internet connectivity/responsiveness seemed very hit-and-miss.

This could have been an internal machine aerial/wifi fault, or, again, could have been related to W8, or who knows what.

Week 2: when I was still trying to get the machine fully operational, several Tiles ('charms') of various sorts on the W8 start menu failed to open, or load at all.

In the end (week 3) I tried a 'restore' to clear any system glitches. The restore seemed to go OK, then it went into 'restarting'... 3 hours later, it was obvious (!) it had hung. I checked up - no, it really should not take over 3 hours to restart. I tried again. Still problematic.

On trying to find solutions on the internet (including reporting them to MS and Amazon) to some of the above problems (including for example disappearance of the 'Store' tile), it's not a good sign when I found a lot of these issues were not unusual - other people seemed to be having them.

Added to this, W8 is a nightmare (especially for non-touch screen operation, but for many issues with it, that makes no difference); having to flick between the new Start Screen/menu (tiles/charms) and the 'normal' desktop all the time - a total pain... Instructions & explanations are almost non-existent and when something really basic doesn't work as it should, you have no idea how to find out why or interpret the problem on the screen. Oh, and you HAVE to set up a Microsoft account in order to do almost anything... be warned if you have an aversion to being forced into providing your details to companies.

By week 4 I decided that for it to take almost a month to get a brand new, top make, expensive laptop working (and it still wasn't) was not on, and it looked like I would have to spend on professional help (which possibly could find hardware problems) with a PC I hadn't even been able to properly use yet!

I was about to email Amazon (again) about the issues and saw on the Amazon site the item was Under Review because of other customer problems - emailed to ask what these problems were. Didn't get an answer to that, but the Customer Service team at Amazon were very helpful in advising on returns policy.

All this with a brand new, straight out of the box machine? No thanks. Sent it back. What a shame.
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