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Life At The Bottom
Life At The Bottom
Price: £2.80

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book that rings depressingly true, 21 Oct. 2014
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A brilliant book that should be much more widely read. However, I am conscious that it will be read mostly be people predisposed to agree with the author, just as most readers of "Chavs: the demonization of the working class" by Owen Jones are probably left-wing. I do not agree with Jones but he makes a good case and it is instructive to read Dalrymple and Jones in the same week.


Systane Ultra Lubricant Eye Drops 10ml
Systane Ultra Lubricant Eye Drops 10ml
Price: £9.59

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Four stars, 21 Oct. 2014
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This purports to be a more advanced (and expensive) form of the standard Systane lubricating eye drops. My wife has used both and has not been conscious of any difference between the products, Both forms of these eye drop offer her relief, but not total relief. I believe there is another (and yet more expensive) form of Systane eye drops now available.


Roundup Tree Stump and Root Killer 250 ml Liquid Concentrate Weedkiller
Roundup Tree Stump and Root Killer 250 ml Liquid Concentrate Weedkiller
Offered by The Wild Bird Food Company
Price: £11.79

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works for me, 21 Oct. 2014
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I have used it on a large willow stump and various other trees with success. It needs to be applied immediately after the tree has been cut down. I always drill a couple of holes and fill with neat Roundup as well as putting it on the surface, and I put some polythene over the stump if I think that rain is likely in the following week.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good cartridges but it is more economical to buy the Apples cartridges with greater capacity, 21 Oct. 2014
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I have had unfortunate experiences with compatible cartridges so I now always buy genuine Epson cartridges. The price here is competitive and I was happy with my purchase at the time. However, I now always buy Apple T1295 instead of these Fox cartridges. Apple cartridges hold more ink but the price does not rise proportionately, so you get more bang for your buck.


Morphy Richards 48718 Oval Slow Cooker, 6.5 Litre - Stainless Steel
Morphy Richards 48718 Oval Slow Cooker, 6.5 Litre - Stainless Steel
Offered by Heritage Home and Garden
Price: £49.78

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does not cook as slowly as I would like, 21 Oct. 2014
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A large slow cooker that is on a par with many other such cookers I have seen and owned. My one complaint is that even on low it cooks too quickly for a slow cooker. I have never used the high setting because I regard the low setting as high. I have already replaced it with a slow cooker that cooks more slowly on low.


1x CKB LTD Microfibre CORAL Washable Pad Fits H2O H20, VAX S2 & Bionaire Steam Mop
1x CKB LTD Microfibre CORAL Washable Pad Fits H2O H20, VAX S2 & Bionaire Steam Mop
Offered by THE ELECTRICAL SHOP
Price: £3.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK, 21 Oct. 2014
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It's OK but nothing to get excited about. I find it more difficult to push the mop with this pad than with the microfibre pad supplied with the Vax without it doing a discernibly better job.


Bosch AKE 40-19 S Chainsaw (40 cm Bar Length)
Bosch AKE 40-19 S Chainsaw (40 cm Bar Length)
Price: £124.94

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best chainsaw I have owned, 20 Oct. 2014
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I bought this Bosch chainsaw because I had purchased a Bosch hedgecutter and was very impressed with it. I also own a petrol chainsaw but this is lighter and I feel, rightly or wrongly, that it is safer. I use it for pruning trees in an orchard and it does a very good job.


BT 6500 Cordless DECT Phone with Answer Machine and Nuisance Call Blocking (Pack of 4)
BT 6500 Cordless DECT Phone with Answer Machine and Nuisance Call Blocking (Pack of 4)
Price: £84.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Generally pleased with it, 20 Oct. 2014
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I have not used the nuisance call blocking because I do not receive too many such calls - perhaps because I am ex-directory or perhaps I am just lucky. I was not looking for an Answerphone facility but I am now glad I have it since BT have started to charge for 1571. I noticed a couple of reviews that said the range was poor but I have used it at 50+ yards from the base without difficulty, My one complaint is that when on loudspeaker the sound is often distorted. What is strange is that it is not always distorted.


Set of 2 Cork hot pot stands  Size 200x200x9mm
Set of 2 Cork hot pot stands Size 200x200x9mm
Price: £3.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robust and heat resistant, 20 Oct. 2014
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As with almost all cork hot pot stands they look quite small, but these are sufficient for their purpose, though you need two for a large casserole dish. Definitely heat resistant. Will tolerate some spills if they are wiped clean immediately and thoroughly.


T&G - Set of 6 round tablemats in FSC® certified cork
T&G - Set of 6 round tablemats in FSC® certified cork
Price: £8.75

4.0 out of 5 stars Goodish quality, 20 Oct. 2014
Goodish quality and heat resistant. Six in a set is a very useful number. Will tolerate some spills if they are wiped immediately.


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