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Delphi Works of Stendhal (Illustrated) (Series Four Book 14)
Delphi Works of Stendhal (Illustrated) (Series Four Book 14)
Price: 1.47

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Missing in Action, 4 May 2014
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The title is a misnomer. This is y no means the complete works of Stendhal. To mention only two of the most important, his autobiography and the extended novel, Lucien Leuwen, are both missing. The Delphi series is normally exemplary in its completeness where the work of an author is concerned. Here we are left to make do with about half.
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Learning to Draw on a Tablet
Learning to Draw on a Tablet
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Something and Nothing, 5 Feb 2014
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This book unpacks some of the possibilities of the App, and is helpful regarding layers. But overall it is wordy and taken together with the embedded videos it is painfully prolix. Many of the videos show nothing -just talk. But so it goes, I suppose.
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Maglus Stylus with replaceable tip - iPad / iPhone / Fire / Galaxy & Touchscreen Tablets / Phones
Maglus Stylus with replaceable tip - iPad / iPhone / Fire / Galaxy & Touchscreen Tablets / Phones
Offered by Digidave
Price: 27.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Stylus, 24 Jan 2014
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For me, this is by some way the best stylus I have ever used, and believe me, I've tried many, both cheap and expensive. The tip is neither flabby nor too hard and consequently more accurate than usual. It is excellent for both writing and drawing, and the easily replaced spare stylus head with which it comes is a splendid and most sensible idea. Most others come with built in obsolescence, this one really lasts. The magnet attaching it firmly to the iPad (or whatever) and case is a useful way of keeping things together, in spite of it weighing more than many other styli. But for me this last point is a big plus. With the slightly extra weight comes more control over the stylus head, but no fatigue at all in writing or drawing. An excellent product from a source that was prompt in supply and extremely helpful. In fact, so afraid am I of mislaying a tool I've grown accustomed to in less than a week that I've ordered another, just in case.


Thin Tip Premium Stylus Pens - Bundle of 3 High Precision Universal Stylus Pens with 3 Replacement Tips and 2 x 15" Elastic Tether Lanyards - Stainless Steel and Aluminium - Retail Packaging (Red/Black/Silver, 5.5-inch)
Thin Tip Premium Stylus Pens - Bundle of 3 High Precision Universal Stylus Pens with 3 Replacement Tips and 2 x 15" Elastic Tether Lanyards - Stainless Steel and Aluminium - Retail Packaging (Red/Black/Silver, 5.5-inch)
Offered by The Friendly Swede [UK]
Price: 8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Value, 5 Jan 2014
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I have now bought three sets of item from The Friendly Swede via Amazon. Their service is immaculate, and the descriptions of their goods are unusually detailed and accurate. The products themselves are exceptional value for money. They can generally hold their own in comparison with items several times their price, and the various packages they offer are generous, often with interesting extras. Whether they come with the traditional rubber or a fabric tip, all their stylus perform well, and since both kinds are best suited to different tasks, at The Friendly Swede's prices, one can easily afford both.
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Undercover: The True Story of Britain's Secret Police
Undercover: The True Story of Britain's Secret Police
Price: 4.19

5 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars missed opportunity, 26 Sep 2013
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this material and the issues it raises demands urgent attention, but unfortunately this is not the history nor the analysis we need. it is appallingly written (how on earth did a publisher like Faber countenance publication?) and there are as many cliches in its thinking (sic) as in its language. However well intentioned, a book like this with its cops and robbers mindset is counterproductive and not the detailed expose it believes itself to be.


Britain's Gulag: The Brutal End of Empire in Kenya
Britain's Gulag: The Brutal End of Empire in Kenya
by Caroline Elkins
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.79

11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Corroborative Evidence, 24 April 2012
For those readers obviously perplexed by the challenging thesis which this book presents, and not least by what several other reviewers suggest is the flimsiness of its documentary evidence, confirmation that Caroline Elkins has largely hit the mark in her critique of British misconduct in the last decades of British rule in Kenya, are confirmed by the recent publication of 8.800 Foreign Office files from former British Colonies, including Kenya. However, complete confirmation, in all its gruesome detail, will never be entirely possible since most of the government papers relevant to Kenya were systematically destroyed in the early 1960s, apparently at the behest of the then Colonial Secretary, Iain Macleod. Even those documents concerning the final years of the British Empire which are now at last to see the light of day have been withheld improperly from public view, but it would appear that a few documents concerning the Mau Mau insurgency have survived among them. Those o Malaya, Aden, and Cyprus are likely to me more forthcoming.


The Works of Rudyard Kipling One Volume Edition
The Works of Rudyard Kipling One Volume Edition
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64 of 64 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Opportunity Missed, 17 July 2011
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Regardless of the literary merits of Kipling's poetry and prose (and in both genres, he commands respect), this Kindle version of the Collected Works lacks even the most basic active Table of Contents. Consequently, navigating the huge file is a discouragingly laborious process, and rarely worth the effort. It affords the occasional moment of delightful serendipity when one lands in the wrong work and finds it worth the detour, but this does not offset the hours it takes to reach the place one is seeking, and cross referencing is well-nigh impossible. At least the poems are set out more or lesss as poems, unlike in the other Collected Works on offer, where they appear asprose, each line wrapped round to meet the next, and the typeface is also superior here. At least it looks like print whereas, in the other collected, it recalls a poor typewriter that needs cleaning. So there is a real opportunity here for someone to produce a proper, Kindle friendly edition along the lines of the series of Collected Works produced by Delphi which offers the basic tools for navigating an extensive body of work, and then some.
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SWEET ENGLAND
SWEET ENGLAND
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 18.48

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Narcissus Lives, 12 May 2011
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This review is from: SWEET ENGLAND (Audio CD)
The booklet notes reveal all, or rather they don't. There's no list of songs, or timings, let alone any information about their provenance and context. Just a collection of self-regarding photographs of Moray in a variety of narcissistic poses. And from the absence of any other credited musicians, one must assume that he plays all the instruments, which are many and varied, and his performance on them all is accomplished. Which is just as well, since his singing is poor. It takes little account of the words, lacks narrative sense, and he warbles through the songs imprecisely, and with no sense of their possibilities. If this was a 2004 prize-winner, that must have been a terrible year for British folk music. Thank heavens Martin Carthy and June Tabor are still alive and singing, where this repertoire's concerned.
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