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GadgetpoolUK 5x Hard Plastic Case Holder Storage Box for AA / AAA Battery (Color may vary)
GadgetpoolUK 5x Hard Plastic Case Holder Storage Box for AA / AAA Battery (Color may vary)
Offered by LTZmart
Price: £1.37

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and cheerful, 7 Dec. 2014
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Cheap and cheerful - work fine.


Russell Hobbs 11521 Kettle Filter Pack Of 1 (K2)
Russell Hobbs 11521 Kettle Filter Pack Of 1 (K2)
Offered by SPARES-2-GO
Price: £4.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Great replacement part, 17 Sept. 2014
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Happy to recommend


D-Day in History and Memory: The Normandy Landings in International Remembrance and Commemoration
D-Day in History and Memory: The Normandy Landings in International Remembrance and Commemoration
by Michael Dolski
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £21.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 17 Sept. 2014
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Excellent thought-provoking examination of how D-Day is commemorated, and exactly who is or is not remembered, from the perspectives of different countries involved in WW2.


The Handbook of Bird Photography
The Handbook of Bird Photography
by Markus Varesvuo
Edition: Perfect Paperback
Price: £26.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Must-have guide for any bird photographer, 15 July 2014
Contains an enormous amount of information on so many aspects of bird photography. It can be read at several levels: by the beginner, it is a useful source of tips and inspiration; for the more experienced photographer, there is detailed guidance on some many aspects of the subject. And the photographs are beautiful.


D-Day and the Battle of Normandy: The Photographic History
D-Day and the Battle of Normandy: The Photographic History
by Simon Trew
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £30.00

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent thematic look at D-Day and Battle of Normandy, 15 July 2014
This is a thematic exploration of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy from the perspectives of all involved (not a blow-by-blow account of the campaign). Chapters cover topics such as the nature of the battlefield, the weapons and equipment of the opposing sides, logistics, the experience of battle as well as off-duty life. If you want an introduction to this period of history, or you already have some knowledge of it but want to broaden your understanding, this book can be thoroughly recommended.

It contains 385 photographs. Each chapter begins with the images by themselves, usually printed at fairly large size, followed by a section with thumbnail images and detailed captions. The captions are a mine of useful information and clearly the product of much research and a long study of the subject. The jacket blurb says that these images were chosen from some 20,000 photographs viewed by the author in preparation for this work, and you certainly get the feel that considerable thought has gone into their selection. As well as the expected UK archives (as the author is based in the UK), sources include the Bundesarchiv, National Archives of Canada, and US National Archives. This enables the book to give a variety of perspectives, from the German and French as well as the Allied points of view.

A secondary aspect of the book is the considerable information on the photographers of all nationalities who took the images published in it, which gives a useful insight into how contemporaries wanted the campaign to be remembered.


LG G2 Case, GMYLE (R) Wallet Case Classic For LG G2 D800 801 802 803 - Blue & Brown PU Leather Slim Magnetic Flip Stand Cover with Card slot and money pocket [Not fit for LG G2 mini]
LG G2 Case, GMYLE (R) Wallet Case Classic For LG G2 D800 801 802 803 - Blue & Brown PU Leather Slim Magnetic Flip Stand Cover with Card slot and money pocket [Not fit for LG G2 mini]
Offered by Clever Gadgets
Price: £9.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for the price, 29 Jun. 2014
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I have had this phone case for a couple of weeks now. It holds the phone (an LG G2) securely, and has protected it when I have dropped it once or twice. The magnetic catch to hold it closed works well, though it does get in the way a little if you are holding the phone on its side to take a photo for example (a minor consideration). The case it pretty well made but I get the feeling it won't last for ever, but for what I paid I am happy with it. It is personal choice but I like the colours (blue/brown) which just look a bit different from the usual black or over-bright colours!


Deer Watch: A Field Guide
Deer Watch: A Field Guide
by Richard Prior
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written, detailed yet very readable., 21 Dec. 2011
If you want to know more about deer in the UK, buy this book - it's that simple.

There is information about the history of deer in the UK (in the wild, deer parks etc.) and specifics about each species (both native and introduced). Also advice on how to find deer by looking for their signs (tracks, footprints etc.), stalking etc. This book is very well written, and is easy to dip in and out of, but also has very good information. I've found myself returning to it again and again, as my interest in deer has grown.


Life in the Wild: A Photographer's Year
Life in the Wild: A Photographer's Year
by Andy Rouse
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Great inspiration for shooting all year round!, 21 Dec. 2011
I already had several of Andy Rouse's other books, but for a long time I didn't bother getting this one because it is a bit older (2002). I should have got it long ago!

The book is structured a bit like a diary, describing where Andy went each month (both in the UK and abroad) and what photographic successes and failures he had. It is interesting just to get an idea of the lifestyle and work processes of a professional wildlife photographer (for all of us who dream of doing that job!!). Also it is inspiring in planning one's own photography projects throughout the year. OK, I'm not going to be going to the Arctic and Africa in the coming year, but the principle of planning what wildlife to photograph at different times of the year, to maximise the 'return' on my time (i.e. enjoyment and a feeling of achievement) is a good one! Thoroughly recommended.

The quality of the photos is excellent - I'm puzzled by the comment in another review about them not being 'A' class material.


Photographing Animals in the Wild (Photographic hints & tips)
Photographing Animals in the Wild (Photographic hints & tips)
by Andy Rouse
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing - just buy it!, 20 April 2011
A mine of useful information. If you are interested in wildlife photography, just buy it!! Both useful for practical advise and generally for inspiration. As another review says, written in the age of film (so to speak) but all completely relevant to the digital photography era.


Captured: Lessons from Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer (Voices That Matter)
Captured: Lessons from Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer (Voices That Matter)
by Moose Peterson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £33.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A wildlife photographer's life story - with many tips, 20 April 2011
Short review: Watch some of Moose Peterson's videos on his website... if you like his style and the sort of tips he gives, buy this book. If you don't, you may not enjoy it.

The book is written in an engaging and story-telling type style, and much of it is the story of how he became a wildlife photographer and various projects that he has worked on. There are always photographic lessons behind the stories, but sometimes you have to think about it a bit to draw out the lessons (not necessarily a bad thing). The photos are a different style to some other wildlife photographers, but that is a good thing. What it isn't, is one of those books that simply lists tips on what to do/not do - although there are tips spread throughout the book. One of the main themes throughout the book is how he has worked with biologists in order to gain access to unusual species and/or locations - whilst also helping the biologists' projects. This is a good read, and basically it is as if the author has sat down next to you and is telling you his life story.


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