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Dreamland 6993 Ready for Bed In 5 Minutes Heated Double Underblanket
Dreamland 6993 Ready for Bed In 5 Minutes Heated Double Underblanket

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 Oct 2014
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Does exactly what it says in the description. And it fits the bed perfectly.


Lonely Planet Discover Rome (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Discover Rome (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The descriptions of the sights were quite excellent. The removable map was very clear and easy ..., 28 Oct 2014
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The descriptions of the sights were quite excellent. The removable map was very clear and easy to orientate. So why only three stars? We found it impossible to tie up the descriptions with the locations on the map. Hence we were reduced to searching every part of the map for the places we wished to see. All it would take is fro each sight to have a map reference which is accurate enough to allow finding the location quick and easy. Simples!


Hark! (87th Precinct Book 54)
Hark! (87th Precinct Book 54)
Price: £2.48

5.0 out of 5 stars McBain is now up to date!, 15 Jun 2014
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The first one of the series that I have read which is up to date in terms of what is happening in the world. Fabulous plot with a surprising ending. 87th Precinct characters are still being developed. They are becoming familiar now. Another solid McBain production.


9 More Killer Thrillers
9 More Killer Thrillers

5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed 7 out of the nine, 2 Jun 2014
The Halo Effect by M J Rose
When I was at school I loved reading but disliked "the classics" intensely. The reason was that they always contained far too many descriptive paragraphs or even pages of description before you got to anything meaningful; any "action". Regrettably, this book took me back to my schooldays. I was about 15% or more through the book before I came to anything remotely resembling a thriller. Thereafter it did speed up somewhat but the speed was only 10 mph! Yet the author certainly has the skills to write in gripping fashion for the last 10 pages were riveting. This was not a book that I didn't want to put down, rather I couldn't wait to get to the end and move on to the next one. This was fortunate because....

Vigilante by Claude Bouchard was the complete opposite and a truly riveting read. It moved from chapter to chapter at a breathless pace with the killer not being disclosed until the very end. In addition, I couldn't work it out in advance. The characters are for real and totally believable. Superb.

The Devil's Deep by Michael Wallace
Another excellent novel which keeps you spellbound. This not a simple plot. More interestingly you don't get the complete reveal at the same time. You can easily work out bits of it yourself and others bits are disclosed by different characters at different times. Strangely enough this did not detract from the pleasure of the read. The settings were crafted beautifully and the action parts were short but clearly delineated. Like Vigilante, I do hope that the author goes on to write more in a series.

Traces of Kara by Melissa Foster
A scary read which is all to real and feasible. The author clearly has knowledge of the unhinged mind and uses that knowledge to good effect in this edge-of-your-seat novel. The ending becomes more obvious as you read through but it is no less riveting for that. The characters are reasonably well defined but the environment in which the book is set is superbly crafted. Give yourself time to read it to the end -you won't want to put it down!

The 19th Element by John Betcher
This has all the events of a great read before you even open the book. Even the title tells you that it's going to be fast moving, with lots of complexity and characters. It doesn't disappoint. It is not a book that requires a lot of deep thinking but it is one that you don't want to put down. I loved it right from the start even if the plot was a bit hard to believe.......or is it??? The only downside was that the author got you started and then took you back in time with new characters. Fair enough if it's done once or twice but then when you need to keep trying to remember which date this chapter is set in it doesn't detract slightly from the enjoyment. The fact that it is impossible in a compilation like this to go back to a chapter on Kindle is very frustrating and something that Amazon really needs to tackle. It does all come together at the end with a climax that you almost live through. I will certainly be reading more in this series.

Big Lake by Jim Russell
Take a sheriff in a hick town somewhere up in the mountains, add in some local politics and a mayor with no brains and you have some idea of the setting for this entertaining and perhaps educational fast moving crime novel with a difference. Oh, did I mention a family that think that the government is out to get them and so have got weapons that a third world country would want? Don't forget the FBI boss that wants to take out this family and you have a complexity that really the sheriff doesn't need. The twist in the tale at the end is admirable and rounds it all off. Of course none of this is believable...........is it?!?!

Snake Skin by C J Lyons
It is difficult to reconcile the tame beginning of this book with the thrilling end. The two parts don't quite match up. It is almost as if they were written by different writers but using similar characters. There can be no doubt that we have a very skilled author here. Skilled, that is, in making the reader become sucked in to the story but not quite believing what was happening. When you get to the last 25% of the book you can almost believe in it until the FBI agent gets shot yet struggles back to a very active and physically demanding case that she is on. Yet still the story holds the reader's imagination. As you can tell I am in two minds about this book. I want to like it but I'm not so sure. Try it for yourself and see.

Corpus Christi by Luke Romyn
Even when I was 12 I was a voracious reader. One day my uncle gave me a book to read. "It is the best book you will ever read" he said. After 12 pages I gave up and returned it to him. It was The Lord Of The Rings. He was mortified and asked why I didn't like it. My reply? "I don't like fairy stories". This book is a cross between Harry Potter, Indiana Jones and the Bible. Not my kind of thing. It is well written and the plot moves rapidly from one unbelievable situation to another. If you like fairy stories, you'll like this!

King of Swords by Russell Blake
There is nothing better than finishing a book compilation with a real blockbuster. Probably the best of them all. It held me in suspense until the very last. It's not a "goodies always win" book but it nevertheless makes you feel good. It also has some shadowy characters whom you know about but the hero doesn't - and never does. A real masterpiece in writing and will certainly be buying more of his books.

Summary
A fabulous compilation with something for everyone.


Quiet Life Tablets 100
Quiet Life Tablets 100
Offered by Pharmacy Place
Price: £4.64

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb natural remedy, 13 May 2014
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Take as directed and you will have a sound night's sleep. The big plus is that you won't wake up feeling groggy, unlike other sleep remedies.


ElecShield Premium Screen Protector For Apple iPad air 2 2014 Edition & iPad Air iPad 5 2013 Edition Version (3x Ultra Clear)
ElecShield Premium Screen Protector For Apple iPad air 2 2014 Edition & iPad Air iPad 5 2013 Edition Version (3x Ultra Clear)
Offered by ESonline
Price: £14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars It does what it says on the tin, 13 May 2014
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I have only given this 4 stars and not five because of the difficulty of ensuring that zero dusts exists before applying the protector. I cleaned and cleaned the screen to remove all dust and yet when I put the protector on there were two specs of dust there. The instructs do make clear that you have to remove all dust but because of the static electricity you really need to ground yourself and the iPad to make sure that dust doesn't jump from you to the screen.


MOFRED® Black & Tan Apple iPad Air (2013-2014 Version) Leather Case-MOFRED®- Executive Multi Function Leather Standby Case for Apple New iPad Air with Built-in magnet for Sleep & Awake Feature -- Independently Recommended by "The Daily Telegraph" as #1 iPad Air Case!
MOFRED® Black & Tan Apple iPad Air (2013-2014 Version) Leather Case-MOFRED®- Executive Multi Function Leather Standby Case for Apple New iPad Air with Built-in magnet for Sleep & Awake Feature -- Independently Recommended by "The Daily Telegraph" as #1 iPad Air Case!
Offered by MOFRED PRODUCTS
Price: £16.89

5.0 out of 5 stars A superb product at a superb price, 13 May 2014
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Whist this product adds weight to the tablet as a whole it is well worth it to add some protection to the expensive machine. It feels so good and is so easy to use. I have seen lighter and thinner covers but they don't offer the protection that this cover does. And despite what others say - the magnets on the lid most certainly do shut off the I-Pad. However, you do need to ensure that it is lined up correctly. This is really not an issue.


Apple IPAD AIR WI-FI 64 GB 1024 MB 9.7 -inch LCD
Apple IPAD AIR WI-FI 64 GB 1024 MB 9.7 -inch LCD
Offered by TheBuzzer
Price: £479.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The usual high quality Apple product, 13 May 2014
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It is good to see an Apple product that has a price not far away from the competition. Had it not been comparable I would of bought one of the many other similar tablets that are around. This is my first Apple product and so this has its ups as well as its downs.

Ups - well designed, very user friendly (within its own boundaries) and lots of functionality. Wi-Fi works exceptionally well even in low reception areas of the house. Apps store is very good but watch out for the small print of the Free apps (i.e. you sometimes need to buy things once you have downloaded it). Such Apps need to come with a bold warning not the tiny font that currently exists.

Downs - Instructions on how to use the thing are not easily found. I have had it for over a month now and whilst I am told that instructions are there I cannot find them! Whilst I don't expect a book I would of expected an App entitled "How to use my iPad" or similar. Interfacing the iPad with the outside world may be great if you have other Apple products but at the price they charge for a PC I won't be doing that in a hurry. Hence the transferring of notes etc. between iPad and non-Apple PC is laborious and really should of been simplified by how. You are OK with iTunes but not with other software. If you are using the iPad for tasks other than playing games, looking at e-mails or a quick look at an internet site this is a major "Down". In fact it is so major that I almost wish that I had bought a different tablet.

Buyer beware!
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Stormguard 01SR0232057W Heavy Duty Aluminium Ads Around Door Set - White
Stormguard 01SR0232057W Heavy Duty Aluminium Ads Around Door Set - White
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one draught excluder that really works!, 8 Mar 2014
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For years I have fitted the stick on excluders which work for a while but evntually become squashed and ineffective. In addition, with a badly warped dorr you need to put layer upon layer which in itself is ineffective. Then I found this. Much more expensive but it works so well. Some DIY skills and tools are required but by positioning the screes in the middle of the slot you can adjust the strips
to fit snugly to the door. You can also adjust if they strips are too snug and make it difficult to close the door. All in all, an excellent product which, if fitted properly, will banish all draughts whatever the weather.


Dead Man's Time (Roy Grace Book 9)
Dead Man's Time (Roy Grace Book 9)
Price: £3.32

5.0 out of 5 stars The best Roy Grace novel yet, 17 Feb 2014
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I think that it must be the amount of research that Peter James puts into his books but they are all so believable. This is the 6th book I've read in the series and it is well ahead of the others. The attention to detail (always a notable attribute of his books) is even more pronounced here. The story line is just so tangible and worryingly good. Set in the antiques trade in Brighton it shows a laudable tale that anyone who has been the The Lanes in Brighton can imagine exactly where James walked to gain his excellent portrayal of the environment. I cannot talk highly enough of this novel. Well done mr James!


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