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Reflections on Global Finance: Selected Essays from SSgA's Official Institutions Group 2002-2013
Reflections on Global Finance: Selected Essays from SSgA's Official Institutions Group 2002-2013
by John Nugee
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Typically insightful and accessible, 8 April 2014
John is always good to read - he challenges the assumptions behind much of our thinking and is crystal clear about the reasons why we are where we are. His grasp of history provides a strong basis for his analyses: his ability to see the implications of what people or governments or institutions have done in the past, linking that to today's events, and explaining all this in straightforward English means that we are far better able to understand the 'now', and better informed on making choices for the future.


Hill Country Greed: An Austin, Texas Mystery
Hill Country Greed: An Austin, Texas Mystery
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read - fast moving and believable, 16 Mar 2014
This book was a fast moving story with an unlikely hero - I mean, who ever heard of a CFO acting like this? But it really holds together and provides a pretty credible story of greed and desire, and the inevitable results when those come into conflict with a harsh reality.

And those inevitable results ... When you can see that the author is taking the cast down roads that will never be good, but when you can also see that this is also the way people respond to such enormous temptation ... These inevitable results give you a sense of on rushing doom that comes through the whole book. The story has twists and turns that I, for my part, didn't see; and the denouements (both the personal and the corporate ones) were a big surprise.

Good book ... When is your next one coming out, Pat?


Socks and Stuff: One woman's humorous look at her breast cancer treatment
Socks and Stuff: One woman's humorous look at her breast cancer treatment
Price: 0.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!, 22 Feb 2014
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Lynne Mattick brings us through the trauma of breast cancer and mastectomy with a lot of humour and a lot of self understanding. The story leads you on, running from episode to episode, eager to show us the next steps in her journey.

Everything is described with enormous emotional clarity; we know her better and better as the book progresses (and like her more and more too).

This book should be given to all health care managers and practitioners to help them get a better understanding co what their subjects go through ... Not fun, but always helped by a show of interest or humour or care. But anyone facing major hospital involvement in their lives will also be encouraged and supported by this book.

Loved it! Laughed with it!


Modernity Britain: Book One: Opening the Box, 1957-1959 (Modernity Britain Book 1)
Modernity Britain: Book One: Opening the Box, 1957-1959 (Modernity Britain Book 1)
Price: 5.14

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Readable, interesting, informative ... And memory reminding, 17 July 2013
Another typical Kynaston book: enormously well researched and well put together. The flow of time is well managed throughout with loads of stories bringing out the realities of life for Britain in this period.
A very rich book!


Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000
Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great keyboard - with one big fault, 12 July 2012
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The keyboard is a good weight and build quality ... typing is easy. It feels solid and reliable. It's a bit larger than the MS Arc keyboard and gains from that with a full set of keys.
The only complaint (and it is going to be a continuing problem for me) is that the Backspace and Del keys are in the wrong place. I am constantly hitting Del instead of Backspace - giving me all sorts of grief in my documents and emails.

One point to note - is that the screen shots show a US keyboard ... the one delivered in the UK is (thankfully) a proper UK keyboard with a and a symbol.


American Assassin
American Assassin
by Vince Flynn
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Easy read ... depndent on violence for impact, 3 Jan 2012
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This review is from: American Assassin (Paperback)
I bought this book hoping it would be a good Jack Reacher or Camel Club substitute. It was indeed an easy book to read, but was completely dependent on violence and torture details to make its impact. Take those out (or tone them down) and the story would be a bit pathetic.
It's a shame that it was so one-dimensional ....


Deliver Us From Evil
Deliver Us From Evil
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3.0 out of 5 stars More Ludlum than Baldacci, 14 Jan 2011
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A fast paced thriller which gradually gripped me. But the unbelievable characters and events take away a lot of the satisfaction that normally comes from reading a book by Baldacci.
While Stone isn`t all that credible there is a huge amoumt of character development in those books ... which is missing here.
But still a lot better than Ludlum!


Fujifilm 8 inch Digital Photo Frame With 1GB Memory and Wood Frame
Fujifilm 8 inch Digital Photo Frame With 1GB Memory and Wood Frame

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Limited number of pictures shown, 27 July 2010
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I have about 1,500 photos on an SDHC card and expected that the frame would show all of them. Indeed the manual that comes with it says that it shows up to 9,999 photos. However, it only shows 465 of the pictures and when doing a copy onto the internal drive (which should be big enough using their 'Smart Copy') again only 465 photos get copied.

The pictures that show have excellent quality ... just that I can't see all of them.

Oh, and the frame support for having it on a desk is pretty poor - doesn't give enough vertical support and easily collapses.
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