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2 Pairs of Cotton Rich Anti-DVT FLIGHT socks Size 6-9 BLACK
2 Pairs of Cotton Rich Anti-DVT FLIGHT socks Size 6-9 BLACK
Offered by W Brewin & Co Ltd
Price: 8.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 2 April 2014
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These socks are much better quality than many others that I have bought. And, unusually, they are made in Britain!


Jacksons Watercolour Paper Block 9x12in NOT : 12 sheets : 140lb (300gsm)
Jacksons Watercolour Paper Block 9x12in NOT : 12 sheets : 140lb (300gsm)
Offered by Jackson's Art Supplies
Price: 6.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good product, 21 Sep 2013
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This is a handy and economical block of sheets. Ideal for outdoor watercolouring. It's very good value for money and I recommend it.


Silverline 245084 Taping Knife 250mm
Silverline 245084 Taping Knife 250mm
Price: 4.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 21 Sep 2013
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I bought this knife to use when decorating. It's ideal when paperhanging to hold the paper against the upper edge of the wall where the wall meets the ceiling. It's then easy to run a sharp knife along and cut the surplus edge of the paper. Quite difficult to explain this in words, but it does work!


Spencerville
Spencerville
by Nelson DeMille
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 19 Sep 2013
This review is from: Spencerville (Paperback)
I've read and enjoyed DeMille's books. I came across this one accidentally in a thrift shop last week. I would rate the book as his worst. I couldn't believe the number of times that Landry, the hero, who is an experienced recently-retired intelligence agent and who had had numerous dangerous assignments in various parts of the world, was frequently outwitted by Baxter, the small-town police chief.

Other criticisms were: too much padding out, too many gratuitous sexual descriptions, far too many 'boy meets girl' reminiscences.

I'm glad that DeMille's subsequent books have been so much better.


Intersection: Paris, 1919 (An exclusive prologue to The Ways of the World)
Intersection: Paris, 1919 (An exclusive prologue to The Ways of the World)
Price: 0.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Useful, 1 Aug 2013
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This short prologue gives some useful background to the book although I'm not sure why it was thought necessary to produce it.


Odd Job Professional Platform 700 x 300 x 510mm
Odd Job Professional Platform 700 x 300 x 510mm
Offered by Martins Deals
Price: 35.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, 1 Aug 2013
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Although this platform is a few pounds more expensive than a similar one in B & Q I am completely satisfied with it and have no hesitation in recommending it.


The Secret Anatomy of Candles
The Secret Anatomy of Candles
by Quentin Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A good story, 26 Jun 2013
I very much enjoyed reading this novel. It is well-written and several of the characters are likeable: for example the faithful and loyal Lazlo and Stacey. However, I was thoroughly irritated by Jasper Candle, the principal character, frequently using so-called Cockney expletives. It just didn't 'gel' with the character. I'm surprised that the author's editor, if he had one, hadn't told him to drop this. I said 'so-called Cockney' because I don't think that some of them are genuine Cockney.

I know Durham, and the Durham scenes are well-described. I don't, however, recognise the description (p.286) of the local hospital as ' ... an old building with inherent limitations.' The hospital is a modern one, built in 2001 under a PFI arrangement. The old hospital certainly fitted the author's description but he can't have been referring to that one as Jasper Candle had a smartphone. I don't think such phones were around at the time of the old hospital.

I hope that the author will continue to write such interesting novels.


The Russian Court at Sea: The Last Days of A Great Dynasty: The Romanov's Voyage into Exile
The Russian Court at Sea: The Last Days of A Great Dynasty: The Romanov's Voyage into Exile
by Frances Welch
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but ..., 26 Jun 2013
A very interesting story which the author tells well, although rather journalistically. She has clearly undertaken considerable research. The book would have been greatly improved if she had shown footnotes or endnotes for her many quotes. Further improvements would have been the inclusion of a Table of Contents, a List of Illustrations, and an Index. I began to wonder about her grasp of history when she wrote on the first page (13): ' ... the Dowager greatly resembled her sister, England's Queen Alexandra.' 'England' did not have such a queen, Britain did.


Thank You Notes
Thank You Notes
by Jimmy Fallon
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.17

5.0 out of 5 stars Very amusing, 9 April 2013
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I had not heard of Jimmy Fallon, but on a trip to New York I watched his programme on my hotel television. He's very funny, as is this book. It is, however, a very American style of humour so may not be appreciated by everyone.


The Scots College, Rome, 1600-2000
The Scots College, Rome, 1600-2000
by Raymond McCluskey
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 9 April 2013
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This is a well-researched and written history of a little-known, centuries-old Scottish institution set in the heart of Rome. It should be of interest to all Scots, regardless of their religious denomination.


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