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Blue Microphones Snowball Omnidirectional/Cardioid USB Microphone - Aluminum
Blue Microphones Snowball Omnidirectional/Cardioid USB Microphone - Aluminum
Price: £56.45

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - I original bought the Ice edition for a ..., 30 Dec. 2014
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Excellent - I original bought the Ice edition for a tenner less, but the sound level on my 2007 Mac was just way too low. The 'full' Snowball (with the 3 mic options) has perfect sound. I got the aluminium, which looks a bit tacky, if truth be told - I thought the white was a bit nicer. But nice and weighty and, most importantly, works really well. Heartily recommend, especially if you can find it discounted down to less than 50 quid ...


MoveAir - 3 Meter Pink 8-Pin Charger and Sync Dock Lead Cable for Apple iPhone 5 /iPod touch 5G/ iPod Nano 7G
MoveAir - 3 Meter Pink 8-Pin Charger and Sync Dock Lead Cable for Apple iPhone 5 /iPod touch 5G/ iPod Nano 7G
Offered by ABS MOBILE
Price: £1.29

1.0 out of 5 stars Useless., 26 Dec. 2014
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Broke in a few weeks. Useless.


Postcards from Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
Postcards from Vogue: 100 Iconic Covers
by Vogue
Edition: Cards
Price: £11.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Therese are really rather beautiful - especially the earlier covers from the 20s, 26 Dec. 2014
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Therese are really rather beautiful - especially the earlier covers from the 20s, 30s and 40s.The later ones look a bit tacky in comparison.


Midnight Oil
Midnight Oil
by V. S. Pritchett
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisitely written - one of the greatest memoirs in English literature, 26 Dec. 2014
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Exquisitely written - one of the greatest memoirs in English literature. I slightly preferred the first volume - A Cab at the Door, but both are wonderful. Often funny, but with a streak of devastating truth running through them. And great background reading for the short stories, of which Pritchett is a master.


Blue Microphones Snowball iCE USB Cardioid Microphone with Adjustable Mic Stand
Blue Microphones Snowball iCE USB Cardioid Microphone with Adjustable Mic Stand
Price: £46.88

2.0 out of 5 stars I really liked a lot about the Snowball - looks great and ..., 26 Dec. 2014
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I really liked a lot about the Snowball - looks great and feels really solid. And the sound is nice - detailed, and clear, with not too much background noise. But there's a fatal flaw - as so many have observed, it's just too quiet. There are ways round this, but as it stands you just have to work a little too hard to get the volume up to the point at which it's usable. (On a 2007 iMac - but I don't think that's the problem.) I've sent it back and ordered the standard Snowball (with 3 settings). Hoping that is loud enough...
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I bought the standard Snowball - not the Ice edition - it cost an extra tenner (41.99 in the Boxing Day sales). It works perfectly on my Mac, which suggests there really is a problem with the input level on the Ice ...


Njal's Saga (Classics)
Njal's Saga (Classics)
by M. Magnusson
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars the best translation, 1 Dec. 2014
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This is the translation to get of one of the greatest works of pre-modern literature. Clear, but immensely powerful.


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4.0 out of 5 stars I like this case - looks smart and protects the phone ..., 1 Dec. 2014
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I like this case - looks smart and protects the phone very well. And the seller was a delight to deal with.


Philosophy: The Basics (Basics (Routledge Paperback))
Philosophy: The Basics (Basics (Routledge Paperback))
by Nigel Warburton
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A great place to start ..., 1 Dec. 2014
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Very clear, but also, necessarily, rather shallow. The point is to give a taster, and it does that incredibly well. Also shows the reader where to go next.


In Love and War
In Love and War
by Alex Preston
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Preston's finest book - a wonderfully compelling narrative told with panache ..., 1 Dec. 2014
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Preston's finest book - a wonderfully compelling narrative told with panache and delicacy. The research is lightly worn, but gives a profound resonance to the whole novel.


Semi-Invisible Man: the Life of Norman Lewis
Semi-Invisible Man: the Life of Norman Lewis
by Julian Evans
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite good ..., 1 Dec. 2014
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Well enough written, but the best bits are cribbed from Lewis's autobiography. Read that instead. No, that's not fair. Read it instead of the first hundred pages. The rest is fine. Fascinating, enigmatic man.


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