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Secret Life of Birds [DVD]
Secret Life of Birds [DVD]
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good review of birdlife in Wales, 21 May 2012
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This is a good review of birds and birdwatching in Wales. It focusses on the main species that you are likely to find in Wales and where to see them.


Lazy Days and Beach Blankets: Simple Alfresco Dining with Family and Friends (Cookery)
Lazy Days and Beach Blankets: Simple Alfresco Dining with Family and Friends (Cookery)
by Helen Ridge
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Alfresco and Picnics at their best, 21 May 2012
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Very pleasantly laid out book. Some very good ideas for outside dining. Will wait for some decent weather before trying out the recepies.


Phantom: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 7)
Phantom: A Harry Hole thriller (Oslo Sequence 7)
Price: £3.59

0 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing End, 7 April 2012
I have read all of Jo Nesbo's previous books in English, and enjoyed them all immensely. In this book Harry Hole dies towards the end of the story, but by the time I got to his death, I could not have cared, neither it seems could Mr Nesbo. Perhaps the author was pressured to write this last Harry Hole book, it is not up to his usual standard. I cannot understand anyone giving this book 5 stars.
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Lost in France: The Remarkable Life and Death of Leigh Richmond Roose, Football's First Playboy
Lost in France: The Remarkable Life and Death of Leigh Richmond Roose, Football's First Playboy
by Spencer Vignes
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars First rate, 29 Mar 2011
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This book gives an interesting account of the life of a footballer who is not known to many of us now but in his day he was the second most recognised sportsman after Jack Hobbs.
There is so much to Roose's life and the author has done a good job in researching the subject. Although particularly of interest to Welsh sports fans it maybe of interest to footballing historians generally as Roose was of the last generation of amateur footballers who played in the football league.


Charles Buchan: A Lifetime in Football
Charles Buchan: A Lifetime in Football
by Charles Buchan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.31

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 29 Mar 2011
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This man was the best footballer of his day, but he did so much more; war hero, journalist, school teacher, publisher, etc. His life started in Victorian England but towards its end he had dealings with the nascient pop industry.
He was a very modest man, so many of his triumphs are glossed over in this book e.g he won the military medal twice but this is not mentioned in the book. What shines out in the book is Buchan's decency and sense of fair play, traits that are absent from not only football but life in general in the modern world. He sought to find the best in everyone he dealt with. He would not say a bad word about anyone. His attitudes to some topics e.g racism are dedades ahead of his time.
Well recomended for anyone interested in football history or for anyone interested in 20th century social history.
Grand!


Pillaged! How They Are Looting £413 Million a Day from Your Savings and Pensions
Pillaged! How They Are Looting £413 Million a Day from Your Savings and Pensions
by David Craig
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.65

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Forewarned, 29 Mar 2011
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This book shows readers how much of their money is being siphoned off from their pension and savings plans. My only criticism is that it does not give enough details of how to avoid this exploitation (the 2o tips at the back of the book do not go far enough).
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Berghaus Men's Pro Rush Primal
Berghaus Men's Pro Rush Primal

5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful boots, 28 Jan 2011
These are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. I have both the boot and shoe versions and wear them almost everyday. They are totally waterproof. At the end of the day just wash them in water and they come up like new, time after time.


Tainted Lives
Tainted Lives
by Mandasue Heller
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 13 Mar 2010
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This is one of the best books I have ever read. The story is superb, the little plots and sub-plots all come together at the end. It is really very cleverly written, I enjoyed the little ironies that were present and the characterisation is superb. This is so much more than a page turner, I have re read the last few chapters a number of times and will be re reading the whole book in the near future.


100 Minds That Made the Market (Fisher Investments Press)
100 Minds That Made the Market (Fisher Investments Press)
by Kenneth L. Fisher
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.31

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 30 Sep 2007
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The author states that this book is written mainly for fun, it certainly is that but it also reinforces some profound lessons for anyone who is interested in the workings of the stock market. Although a book consisting of 100 thumbnail sketches of notable Wall Street characters may not seem like a recipe for an interesting book, Mr Fisher has a warm and accessible writing style. The choice of the 100 minds that make up the book is obviously the author's own and generally are very well chosen, however the omission of Rockerfellar seems to me to be the one oversight in the book, as he casts a shadow over many of the other 100 minds.
Generally, this is a great book for anyone who wishes to be entertained and learn something of Wall Street's history at the same time.


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