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NOKIA LUMIA 520 - Multi Colours Pack of 10 in 1 Silicone Case Cover By Excellent Accessories
NOKIA LUMIA 520 - Multi Colours Pack of 10 in 1 Silicone Case Cover By Excellent Accessories
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars These are great!, 17 Feb 2014
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Excellent choice of colours (although I was slightly disappointed there's no purple) so you can colour coordinate with your outfit. :) And, while providing a lovely, grip-able surface, they're also impressively dirt-resistant. Love them!


CSX Walking 3D Pedometer with Clip and Strap & Free eBook - Accurate Step Counter, Distance Miles and Km, Calorie Counter, Daily Target Progress Monitor, 7 Day Memory, Exercise Time - White - with Tri-Axis Stepometer Technology | 18 Month Warranty
CSX Walking 3D Pedometer with Clip and Strap & Free eBook - Accurate Step Counter, Distance Miles and Km, Calorie Counter, Daily Target Progress Monitor, 7 Day Memory, Exercise Time - White - with Tri-Axis Stepometer Technology | 18 Month Warranty
Offered by CSX - Competitive Sport Xtreme Direct | Aspire Desire
Price: £17.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent gadget, 17 Feb 2014
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I wanted something that would tell me how many calories I was burning during a day and a pedometer seemed ideal. The cheapest ones only give you your number of steps, but this one gives steps in a day, total steps, calories burned, distance walked, how much you did compared to your target - and the current time!

It's easy to set up and use and the sturdy clip means you can wear it on your waistband all day without any discomfort or risk of losing it.

All in all, this is worth every penny and easily as good as many of the more expensive models.


The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
by Ian Mortimer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

2 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not very scholarly, 28 Dec 2013
Some really inappropriate biases are evident in this book: surely after 400 years a historian should be able to objectively assess those events and present a balanced view? But not in this book. It's so disappointing - the one about Mediaeval England seemed so good, with a really valuable set of insights into a remote period of history. This one, though, really wants the reader to see Catholics as a persecuted minority and presents a staggeringly skewed version of events to do so.

This is supposed to be a guide book, telling you how to get the most out of a theoretical visit to Elizabethan England. But there's no sense of England being the small Protestant state in the middle of a hostile Catholic Europe as it was and the sense of threat resulting from that - some context might have been achieved with some detail about the Huguenot refugees in 1572 and the presence of other non-English Protestants hiding here from the Catholics on the European mainland. But the only mention the Huguenots get is in the context of English racism - another aspect of English Protestantism? Or 'Puritanism', according to Mortimer - even though someone with his credentials must surely know the word 'puritan' was a pejorative against the 'hotter sort of Protestant' for most of Elizabeth's reign and didn't exist as a movement until sometime after her death.

I can't think why anyone would want to visit Elizabethan England after reading this. But anyone wanting to know about the period would be better off reading just about any other book than this one.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Why are the two reviews above for a completely different product?, 13 Dec 2013
The product I'm looking at is a bluetooth keyboard. The two reviews under it are for... screen protectors? Can someone please find the reviews for this product and add them to the page - and move these to whichever product they're actually for? Thanks :)
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Google NEXUS 7 ii Tablet Case - BLACK - G-HUB PropUp Stand Case with Built-In Auto Standby Feature (Instant Wake / Sleep Sensor Functionality) - Faux Leather Flip Cover with Magnetic Lid & Integrated PropUp Stand - Fits Nexus 7 v2 - July 2013 Release (All Models Including: 16GB / 32GB , 3G / 4G , BlueTooth 4.0 / LTE / WiFi models, etc.) - Includes BONUS: G-HUB ProPen Stylus PLUS 2x SCREEN PROTECTORS
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BBC Shakespeare Collection - Love's Labour's Lost (1985) (DVD)
BBC Shakespeare Collection - Love's Labour's Lost (1985) (DVD)
Dvd ~ Jonathan Kent
Offered by EU ELECTRIC
Price: £8.01

2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Strangely boring, 30 April 2010
A critic review of this production commented that the male actors were frequently outperformed by their own wigs. I can only agree; but the blame seemed to lie more with the paceless direction than the limits of the cast. Difficult to find anything to laugh at here, yet the slowness of it allowed me time to count several jokes in the opening scene and watch each one fall flat. I was already running out of patience when we got as far as the Princess and her ladies, and this was where I switched off in disgust: yet again, rather than cast a black thespian in a black role, they chose to apply some heavy tan to a white person. Honestly, if they weren't going to at least try to respect whatever Shakespeare was trying to do, why bother at all?
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A Dissertation on the Ancient Service Books of the Church of England
A Dissertation on the Ancient Service Books of the Church of England
by William Maskell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.31

1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading Date Information, 29 July 2009
This book might well be an excellent work of scholarship on the subject of the Marprelate tracts. However, it is also a reprint of a book published well over 100 years ago, and as such, will not reflect any modern historical discoveries.


An Historical Introduction to the Marprelate Tracts
An Historical Introduction to the Marprelate Tracts
by William Pierce
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading Date Information, 29 July 2009
This book might well be an excellent work of scholarship on the subject of the Marprelate tracts. However, it is also a reprint of a book published well over 100 years ago, and as such, will not reflect any modern historical discoveries.


Agatha Christie : Marple - Murder At The Vicarage [DVD]
Agatha Christie : Marple - Murder At The Vicarage [DVD]
Dvd ~ Geraldine McEwan
Price: £4.00

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the series, 25 Oct 2006
This was the best of the series, for me. Really don't understand the people who harp on about how much better the original was; in this case, the original was inferior. Joan Hickson was the definitive Miss Marple (and I can picture her in these scripts doing just as fine a job), but this version brought out the psychology of the characters so much better and presented a much more rounded story. Particularly striking was the marvellous use of colour throughout, contributing to a spine chilling ending. Footnote: I disagree with the previous reviewer's opinion of the casting of the vicar and his wife - I thought they were wonderful, loved them both.


Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord Of The Rings (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord Of The Rings (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
by Lin Carter
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, highly recommended., 7 Aug 2006
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I'm halfway through this book, and I'd strongly recommend it to anyone interested in a learned, intelligent, and brilliantly readable exploration of Tolkien's inspirations for The Lord of the Rings. It's also a fascinating look at how LOTR was appreciated in 1969 and the type of questions it apparently raised back then.

Much of the biographical information on Tolkien has been done better since the original publication, but the book contains some interesting information unlikely to be found elsewhere, simply because this book was written in Tolkien's lifetime and Carter was able to draw from the impressions of people who had met him (notably a friend who had interviewed him for a magazine). One snippet of information which interested me, is that Tolkien was extremely interested in current affairs, and regularly read three newspapers. It's an interesting counterpoint to the idea that Tolkien was lost in a world of his own and oblivious of the real world - an image subtly suggested in most books and articles written since the films came out.


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