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What She Left
What She Left
by T. R. Richmond
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.49

4.0 out of 5 stars a new voice and a new direction, 2 Jun. 2015
This review is from: What She Left (Hardcover)
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This is a book to savour and enjoy; a book to explore and to gather all the information given and construct the personality of Alice Salmon, in this way it is a new kind of interactive experience as you must sift the information given by some maybe unreliable witnesses and sources.

I really loved the way that, although the journey is fast becoming recognisable as a genre, the author is making demands on the reader; the future of such novels is very exciting indeed

For certain what makes us who we are? Are we really nothing more than the memories and expectations of others? Who can reconstruct us once we are no longer around and, really, who would want to.

This may be the closest that literature comes to the rediscovered photograph/autograph album and curiosity is the key, but then isn't curiosity the key to all fiction? Do we not want to know what happens next or in this case what happened?

A solid and refreshingly new read, highly recommended for that summer holiday you may well have planned, though a kindle may be lighter as my printed word copy came in at 372 pages and quite a hefty weight


Corruption: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Corruption: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Leslie Holmes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars to see where corruption lies, 2 Jun. 2015
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For me the latest in this brilliantly researched little pocket sized volumes tackles a massive and global problem. From definitions to outcomes and to the conclusions that Corruption has almost become a way of life as we see the themes daily in our media.

The book though tiny is immense in scope including detailed tables statistically collated and shamefully displayed so that the unambiguity of the figures are writ almost in stone.

This is a volume for any current economist or student of the world wide financial spectrum


The Art of Baking Blind
The Art of Baking Blind
by Sarah Vaughan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.48

5.0 out of 5 stars behind the scenes of the Bake Off, 2 Jun. 2015
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So what do you think about while you are cooking/baking? For many it is the culinary equivalent of meditation, often a chance to get time on your own and consider how you got to where you are.

In Sarah Vaughan's enchanting and original novel we follow the lives, loves and baking experiences of five individuals who have entered a cooking competition to be the new Kathleen Eaden who, though unfulfilled maternally, (the quip of "bun in the oven" is not overplayed) is a successful and published baker.

The competition, as is the book, is divided into cooking sessions , very like TV's The Great British Bake Off even including thinly disguised Berry and Hollywood judges, Cakes, Biscuits, Bread, Pies & Pastry, Puddings and climactically, A Celebratory Tea.

The book is wholly original as a book though borrows almost blasphemously from the above mentioned telly show. It is a most original read and the only thing missing is a recipe section.


DBPOWER® 9.5" Portable DVD Player with Swivel Screen, Supports SD Card and USB, Direct Play in Formats MP4/AVI/RMVB/MP3/JPEG_(958,Red)
DBPOWER® 9.5" Portable DVD Player with Swivel Screen, Supports SD Card and USB, Direct Play in Formats MP4/AVI/RMVB/MP3/JPEG_(958,Red)
Offered by DBPOWER
Price: £69.99

5.0 out of 5 stars the perfect gem of a gadget !!, 31 May 2015
In this new world of technological miniaturisation this is the perfect little chap to watch those films under the bedclothes that your mum wont let you see on the telly!!

This dvd player is SO brilliant in construction, picture quality etc not to mention pocket money price that everybody should have one in order to watch favourite film, look at pictures and the multitude of other facilities available.

I can not recommend this gadget highly enough and it is so easy to use, to recharge etc


Philips Style Shaver QS6141/33 Dual Ended Shaver and Beard Trimmer for Wet and Dry Use
Philips Style Shaver QS6141/33 Dual Ended Shaver and Beard Trimmer for Wet and Dry Use
Price: £59.99

5.0 out of 5 stars the shave of the future, 31 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
A state of the art 21st century tool for 21st century man; it shaves and it sculpts and it leaves the face as fresh as a baby's
Easy to use, especially if you have been shaving as long as I have!

This chic little shaver is highly recommended; brilliant !!


Skipping Rope - Includes FREE Skip Circuit Full Body Workout - Black Long 9ft Speed Jump Rope for Fitness - Boxing, MMA, Crossfit Workout, WOD's - Best Professional Rope - Great for Exercise - For Men & Women - Improve Strength & Stamina - Lifetime Guarantee
Skipping Rope - Includes FREE Skip Circuit Full Body Workout - Black Long 9ft Speed Jump Rope for Fitness - Boxing, MMA, Crossfit Workout, WOD's - Best Professional Rope - Great for Exercise - For Men & Women - Improve Strength & Stamina - Lifetime Guarantee
Offered by Roboshop Limited
Price: £19.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars a whip of a rope !!, 24 May 2015
Apart from the fact that the rope, even in the illustration here, look like an accessory to be found in a bondage dungeon and a far cry from the harmless, handleless skipping ropes of my dim and distant youth, this smart (ouch!) chap really does its designated job.

It arrived packaged well in its amazon cardboard and was easy to access

The rope may need a little adjustment if you are a short person, it was my perfect fit and did not need to adjust the handles at all. Ontesting it was found to be a robust item that should survive the harshest of workouts, its floor whipping alone is worth the price.

It came with its own little net pouch for easy packing and/or storing approx 4 inches square.

I highly recommend the rope for anyone indulging in a fitness regime ~ it really does look the training business, or anybody looking for a casual workout in the garden
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Ink Jet Remanufactured Ink Cartridge Replacement for HP 364 - Photo Black
Ink Jet Remanufactured Ink Cartridge Replacement for HP 364 - Photo Black
Price: £9.75

3.0 out of 5 stars successful fit, 23 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
the cartridge fitted in to place and the printer allowed its intrusion; a successful (though seemingly short ) printing run of good quality.


Crank 2: High Voltage [DVD]
Crank 2: High Voltage [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bai Ling
Offered by DVDBayFBA
Price: £3.96

3.0 out of 5 stars absolutely hilarious, 23 May 2015
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This review is from: Crank 2: High Voltage [DVD] (DVD)
Absolutely f*cking hilarious, more visual gags than a Scary Movie, more innuendo than a Carry On film. Despite the "gratuitous" race track scene a barely concealed homoerotic narrative from beginning to end I never knew Statham was such a comic actor as he spends the whole time sending up his screen image with one of the dodgiest accents I have ever heard.

Should be awarded a special award for unbelievably queer film of its year which makes Magic Mike look like a school panto. Bravo!!


Cellfade Skin Enhancement lightening Cream 50 ml
Cellfade Skin Enhancement lightening Cream 50 ml
Offered by Beauté Définie LONDON
Price: £49.95

4.0 out of 5 stars a gentle answer to the upkeep of ageing skin, 21 May 2015
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Many of the reviews of this product I have read her are concerned with the elegance of the dispenser of this magical elixir knows as Cellfade.
Agreeing with these others I decided to move on and consider the squiggle of cream released when depressing the lid. This method is as practical as any cream dispenser I have seen, since it does not include a separate removable lid there is no unpleasant crusting occuring round the nozzle and the flow continues uninterrupted as long as is necessary

The cream itself issues at just the right amount for instant application, a not unpleasant odour and appears to be completely free of the usual oiliness that requires tissues to blot.

We are at the initial stage of use and have no complaints of irritation when used on the face (this is so often an issue with many store bought items), a later update may be required as the skin accustoms itself to the new Cellfade cream.

Skin is so vital to the ageing process and any extra help is always welcomed !!


Follies & Facades
Follies & Facades
Offered by Direct Entertainment UK
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars a camp archive treasure !!, 21 May 2015
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This review is from: Follies & Facades (Audio CD)
This is a true archive treasure including the original premiere recording from 1921-22 performed by the audacious Dame Edith alongside Constant Lambert; the archive quality of this recording is worth the ticket price alone. Edith's exaggerated pronunciations are exquisite. The more familiar performance from 1953 with Peter Pears is as delicious as I remember.

As an extra treat should one be needed is Lord Berners camp classic ballet suite from The Triumph of Neptune, I assume this piece is included as it shares a contemporariness with Facade rather than as a filler.... as if

This wonderful CD has brought a new series of smiles to this old geezer's cheeks !!


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