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Monogram Allergyfree Heated Double Dual Controller Mattress Cover with Allergy Protection Using HHL Technology
Monogram Allergyfree Heated Double Dual Controller Mattress Cover with Allergy Protection Using HHL Technology
Offered by Lowest Price Domestic Appliances
Price: £99.99

1.0 out of 5 stars I checked the connections and the fuse on the plug and all seemed fine. It is impossible to tell from Amazon's website ..., 27 Nov 2014
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I bought this blanket on the 8 September 2014. On 28 November 2014, one of the sides of the blanket had stopped working while the other side continued to function. I checked the connections and the fuse on the plug and all seemed fine. It is impossible to tell from Amazon's website how seek redress. It cannot be returned since Amazon limits returns to two months but it is within the warranty period. However, it is not at all clear from the Amazon website how I could go about claiming under the warranty.
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The Counterfeit Agent (John Wells Book 8)
The Counterfeit Agent (John Wells Book 8)
Price: £4.49

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars mediocre writer, 17 Mar 2014
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Mediocre and didactic writing style which grates on anyone who might be vaguely sensitive to the nuanced charm of the English language. The ending is anticlimactic; perhaps the denouement, when the real baddies get their just deserts, is being saved for a sequel.
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The Strangler Vine (Blake & Avery Book 1)
The Strangler Vine (Blake & Avery Book 1)
Price: £3.95

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a tour de force, 5 Mar 2014
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This is a great read which presents an authentic portrait of my country. As someone who speaks 'hindoostanee' almost as well as Jeremiah Blake, I admired the accuracy of every detail in the book. It is a nuanced picture of India which underpins a great yarn told with skill and flair. A tour de force or as, Blake might have said, yeh kitab ek toofan hai.


Merrell Men's Jungle Moc Loafers J60787 Gunsmoke 8 UK (42 EU)
Merrell Men's Jungle Moc Loafers J60787 Gunsmoke 8 UK (42 EU)
Price: £54.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific Comfort, 5 Feb 2014
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These shoes are so comfortable and look good as well. You don't even have to bend to put them on: just slip your foot in, rotate your ankle slightly and you're in. Great buy. Might even get another pair


Macroeconomics: a European Perspective
Macroeconomics: a European Perspective
by Olivier Blanchard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £46.24

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finest book on Macroeconomics, 15 Nov 2013
This is the best book you are ever likely to read on Macroeconomics. Its great strength is that it is based on a single model which from modest beginnings in the earlier chapters reaches a logical and a complex form by chapter 20. The result is that the book has a coherent structure so that each chapter is a natural extension of the previous chapters. The first 10 chapters are the core chapters: closed economy, open economy, wages and prices. There is then an excellent chapter on growth models, followed by 4 chapters on expectation formation and how it affects different areas of economic behaviour. I particularly enjoyed brushing up on the term structure of interest rates. Chapters 18 to 20 deal with the open economy in the context of exchange rate regimes and there then follows a fine exposition of the current crisis. Each chapter is beautifully crafted and structured with readers' queries anticipated and explained. The boxes in the chapters are gems. Whether it is on how German unification led to collapse of the ERM or on exchange parity under the Gold Standard, each example illuminates the theory. A terrific book and a great achievement in producing it.


An Officer and a Spy
An Officer and a Spy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great dramatisation of l'affaire Dreyfus, 31 Oct 2013
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Terrific read. He wonderfully evokes the atmosphere of Paris and France of the late 1890s and tells the well known Dreyfus story, using the Head of French Intelligence as the narrator, with verve, imagination, and flair.


Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A compelling account of the life of Jesus, 20 Aug 2013
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Extremely well written with cogent and accessible arguments. Great exposition of the tensions and contradictions between Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus Christ and how, through Paul's letters, the latter obliterated the former.


Brabantia Titan Oval Ironing Board, Size D,135 x 45 cm - with Iron Parking Zone
Brabantia Titan Oval Ironing Board, Size D,135 x 45 cm - with Iron Parking Zone
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Price: £68.49

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rolls-Royce of Ironing Boards, 16 Nov 2009
This is the finest, and I mean the finest, ironing board you could ever use. I don't mind ironing but before this one I was used to narrow boards with wrinkly surfaces. You will never iron on a flatter, smoother, broader surface than this. Having said that, it is lighter than my earlier board and much easier to set up. Goodbye ironing as a chore, hello ironing as a pleasure. Be warned though, you will want to iron everything in sight!!


Nickel and Dimed: on (Not) Getting by in America
Nickel and Dimed: on (Not) Getting by in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
Edition: Hardcover

20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The US version of Down and Out in Paris and London, 20 July 2001
If you have read, and liked, George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London then this is a book for you. The author writes engagingly and informatively on what it is like to part of America's "working poor" and, in the process, punctures a number of middle-class prescriptions for, and misconceptions about, the poor. Why do the poor eat junk food? Because they don't have the facilities - kitchen, pots, cooker - to make lentil soup. Why do the poor live in hotel rooms paying $60 per night? Because they don't have the money for the deposit on the rent of an apartment. Housing always emerges as the single biggest obstacle in the lives of low-paid employees. Did you know that many low-paid employees ($6-$7 per hour) live in their cars and vans? That a perk of a waitress' job with a hotel was permission to park her van-cum-home in the hotel car park? This book is in the best tradition of writing with a social conscience -it does not beatify the poor, nor does it regard them as unter-menschen. Indeed, the messsage that I, surrounded by my bourgeois comforts, took away was: "There but for the grace of God.." If you are not averse to this genre, then you should read this book - it is among the best of this type of writing.


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