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Yoga Toeless Socks, 2 Pairs Set, For Yoga and Pilates, Non Slip Skid Socks by YogaAddict
Yoga Toeless Socks, 2 Pairs Set, For Yoga and Pilates, Non Slip Skid Socks by YogaAddict
Offered by YogaAddict [UK]
Price: £28.90

5.0 out of 5 stars separating toes ~ 2, 3 Aug. 2015
I have been wearing yoga socks for rest and relaxation for a year now, they are comfortable and supportive; these new toeless socks are even more so as they free the toes from the confinement of their little toe compartments and keep the toes even more fresh.

They sport the same safety grips on the soles to prevent slipping and sliding, give an extra security to the wearer. the striped material also makes them easy to find in the "sock heap"

highly recommended


GCSE English Text Guide - A View from the Bridge
GCSE English Text Guide - A View from the Bridge
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Miller, Brooklyn & the 50s, 3 Aug. 2015
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Arthur Miller's ground-breaking play from 1956 is excellently analysed, dissected and annotated in this CGP booklet. From the overview of the Italian immigrants coming to America during that decade to the comic strip retelling at the end this informative study is a must for any student working on this complex play of inter relationships of this family living in the Red Hook slum district that overlooks the Brooklyn Bridge, the eponymous bridge of the title.

The Plot summaries, character breakdowns and the background information of the changing face of America during this decade, encapsulated in the tumultuous happenings in the Carbone household, are essential reading for the understanding, not only of Miller's play but also the social realism, relatively new at the time, depicted on stage. The use of the narrator, Alfieri, a lawyer and the dockworker chorus who comment on the play's action would have been novel to a contemporary audience.

The family structure is torn apart to look at the pressures such people were under at this time and Miller, like Tennessee Williams reveals the true natures of Love, Sexuality, Justice, Honour and Conflict that are the mainstay of the culture.

The booklet includes sample exam questions, planning and an analysis of the language Miller uses in the play. A highly recommended study aid


The Breath Co Fresh Breath Toothpaste - 75 ml, Mild Mint
The Breath Co Fresh Breath Toothpaste - 75 ml, Mild Mint
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Dr Katz has found the solution, 2 Aug. 2015
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Dr Harold Katz did us all a favour when he decided to cure his daughter, bad breath problem and created The Breath Co.. This toothpaste is an opaque gel with a gentle taste that not only cleans the teeth but leaves the mouth tasting really fresh.

As it is a dentist recommended product you can feel quite safe in its use, the required number of times (after meals and at least twice a day) does not seem excessive as the tooth gel does not feel aggressive in any way

This is an excellent family tooth paste that we are enjoying at the moment


Dear Daughter
Dear Daughter
by Elizabeth Little
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.39

4.0 out of 5 stars an extremely readable debut, 1 Aug. 2015
This review is from: Dear Daughter (Hardcover)
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This is quite definitely one of those "can't read it fast enough" novels. Elizabeth Little is running in a fairly well worn groove so far as modern thrillers is concerned. The reader is dropped directly into the action and as the narrative swings backwards and forwards and the somewhat unreliable narrator drags you, piece by piece, into the reality of the incident that is the engine of the book.

I suspect that there might have been some editing issues due it's unknown author

This will no doubt do well as a summer read as it is very unputdownable and very easily pickupable again. Jane(Becky) is definitely a heroine de nos jours, we have met her before and we see her in our celebrity journals, she is shallow and silly but is she guilty of the matricide of which she is accused? Without spoiling your read I do advise you to gobble the book up as quickly as possible. No doubt a winner !!


MaxiNutrition All-in-One Strength and Power Protein Shake Powder 990 g - Chocolate
MaxiNutrition All-in-One Strength and Power Protein Shake Powder 990 g - Chocolate
Price: £19.99

3.0 out of 5 stars time will tell the benefits of this chocomix, 1 Aug. 2015
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It took me a while to find the correct proportions of powder to water as no measuring device was included. I did a mix, as prescribed in a jug and drank the drink in place of my morning coffee. I found the mixture surprisingly sweet ~ I am not a fan of sweet.

I will have to wait a while to feel the benefits though I am not feeling instant change i.e. as spinach is for Popeye ! As I age I do look around for beneficial aids to my natural welfare and this is at least palatable, chocolate is a favourite though I am not sure which chocolate components are involved here.

I will definitely press on with the programme and try it out on the family. A quick liquidiser is probably the best way to get the "shake" of a right consistency


AEG AT5300-U 5 Series Stainless Steel 2 Slot Toaster - Black
AEG AT5300-U 5 Series Stainless Steel 2 Slot Toaster - Black
Price: £40.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hot toasted buns was never easier, 31 July 2015
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Tired of burnt toast ? although the lingering smell can become cosy ! This generously wide toaster should accommodate the plumpest of buns especially burger ones. Standard toasters are just too thin for the ever increasing number of brands that sport toasties in the supermarket and do therefore tend to overbrown and burn.

This elegant new toaster will grace any kitchen and décor with its black and chrome sartorial elegance. You can decide just how well done you want your toast and although it doesn't came with a colour palette after many attempts you can achieve your very own personal toast-brown.

The added difference to this toaster, too, is the bun warmer rack upon which you may attempt the ever ubiquitous croissant and its other
European cousins ~ instructions for doing this included in the helpful pamphlet

To me even better than this is the crumb tray at the bottom which releases all those tiny little bits you can never really get out of a more conventional machine.

Highly recommended !


High Dive
High Dive
by Jonathan Lee
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars in that hotel by the sea side...., 30 July 2015
This review is from: High Dive (Hardcover)
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I was in Brighton on the night that the first stab of Terror sliced into the wedding cake that was The Grand Hotel. I have lived in the city before and since and that night was basically our own personal 9/11.

I have always been surprised that so little has been written about the incident apart from the plethora of journalistic speculation so Jonathan Lee's book came upon me as a great surprise. He has certainly done his research as his Brightonisms are deadly accurate, his inside information flawless and his writing style an exercise in the great terrorist genre that often reads do phonily in the hands of lesser novelists who are just "flogging a good story"

The hindsight knowledge of the events of that September night lends the book a wonderful doomy atmosphere and a kind of count down to disaster and yet by personalising his characters so well he brings the novel into startling focus and with an inevitability that works and does not spoil the tension.

It is a bravura exercise in great modern writing and though we may all know "what is going to happen in the end" as witnessed in media footage and newspaper columns nevertheless the insistence on reading and page turning has rarely been bettered ~ a great holiday read especially if you are planning a sea side trip to our city !!


GCSE English Text Guide - Blood Brothers
GCSE English Text Guide - Blood Brothers
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.95

4.0 out of 5 stars the theatrical musical that changed the musical theatre, 30 July 2015
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Brilliant to see the gentle poet, Willy Russell's ground breaking musical "Blood Brothers" has reached the English school curriculum where, no doubt it may form an end of term dramatic presentation.

The book from CGP covering the life and times of the Shakespeare meets The Who's "Tommy" story of the class divide in Britain that widened under the Thatcher regime ( there is very other little theatre that celebrates this time of menace) is, as are other volumes in this series, a magnificent support to the complex text.

The background information of the social upheaval of the times; the breakdown precis of the action of the play, the character studies etc are all absolutely spot on and extremely helpful to any student.


GCSE English Text Guide - Frankenstein
GCSE English Text Guide - Frankenstein
by CGP Books
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.36

4.0 out of 5 stars all the help you need to build a monster, 27 July 2015
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Arguably one of the most misunderstood works of fiction ever since it was hijacked by the "horror" label and repackaged as a movie that bred an industry. Does anybody actually read Mary Shelley's novel in its original form with its dissertations on science v The Almighty; man as God?

It is a very difficult book to read especially if you are expecting a Hammer horror yarn, the language is of its era and there are long passages of philosophical meanderings, popular at the beginning of the 19th century as the understanding of Science & Nature is making inroads into the everyday world of the academic student.

But worry not, if this text does happen to have turned up on your book list CGP have come to your rescue yet again so after you have watched the movies (you can't beat or top the James Whale b&w Boris Karloff ) and maybe even seen stage performances at least attempt the book for its rich tapestry of 19 the century language. Mary flirted with great poets after all....

As for the format of this volume, it is an easy study that gives you all the relevant information on the Shelley classic with its chapter precis breakdown, character analysis, social background, practise questions and even a very potted cartoon version at the back

The book is liberally illustrated with images from the various film a tv versions (Of which there are so many !!)

The themes of the book are extremely complex from the roe of women, the prejudice against the different, revenge and the biggie of all: just how far should science interfere with the progress of anatomy and evolution

One final reminder ~ Frankenstein is the name of the illustrious scientist and NOT the monster who graces every Hallowe'en parade or party!!


Creature Teacher Goes Wild (Creature Teacher 2)
Creature Teacher Goes Wild (Creature Teacher 2)
by Sam Watkins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars keeping Creature under control, 25 July 2015
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Who wouldn't love a teacher like ukulele playing Mt Hyde even if he did have a tendency to turn in Creature who farted lime green smelling farts and became an uncontrollable element in his new form ?

This second volume in Sam Watkins books is as witty and rude as the first. This time Jake and year 5 are on a day out to "Wacky Wilf's Wild Adventure Park" and in between trying to keep his teacher under control and not transforming into the deliciously naught Creature Jake and his pals explore the various Zones on offer .

Young people have always been attracted to stories about school from Bunter, Jennings & Darbyshire though Enid Blyton to the Demon Headmaster et al. not to mention Grange Hill on the telly

Sam and her brilliant illustrator David O'Connell are on to a winner here, no doubt a series that will run and run and delight their many fans !!


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