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Tripe Marketing Board 2014 Diary
Tripe Marketing Board 2014 Diary
by Tripe Marketing Board
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars its tripe, 28 Dec. 2013
Great buy - clearly the product of a fevered mind. Buy it, use it. Ideal for annoying self-starting, technically-aware middle managers. Carry your diary with pride.


Building Social Business
Building Social Business
by Muhammad Yunus
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Social Enterprise, 26 Dec. 2011
This is a fascinating book from a dedicated individual. It details his start in the microfinance industry and how that grew into the group that it is today. He highlights some of the social enterprises that Grameen have supported and where the pros and cons lie. Easy to read and always to the point, well worth reading for anyone interested in development or alternative models for finance.


Master Class Stainless Steel Fish Bone Remover
Master Class Stainless Steel Fish Bone Remover
Price: £4.99

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pin Boner, 21 Jun. 2011
I think this is the best of the pin boning tweezers. The angle you can work with, due to the rounded end, makes it a simple job to pin bone even the fiddliest bits. Well worth the money.


On the Nature of the Universe (Oxford World's Classics)
On the Nature of the Universe (Oxford World's Classics)
by Lucretius
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lucretius, 15 Nov. 2010
This book does what it says on the cover .... its a great read (provided you can read out loud in your head - if you see what I mean).

I have read other translations but this one is the easiest to get on with. If you want to see what Lucretius (and the Greeks) thought, then this is a great book to try.


Garmin 010-00697-18 GPS Black
Garmin 010-00697-18 GPS Black

50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money?, 20 Jan. 2010
I've had this GPS for a month now, and I'm still struggling to get it to do what I want. For what its worth, I do understand GPS - and have sets in car and boat - but I still can't get my head round the features on this. The whole system seems counter- intuitive, and the instruction manuals are (and this is being generous) worse than useless - the on line guide is appalling. It has lots of unusual features, which presumably work well, but they seem to have forgotten the basic functions - and I don't really care about hunting and fishing information!

It isn't quick to pick up the satellites, and seems to need a significant constellation before functioning - it doesn't, for example, work where the one in my car does.

If you're going to use a GPS for anything more serious than a gentle wander, then don't forget you'll be into at least another £100 to buy the relevant mapping chips.

All in all, I'm not sure its worth the money.
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Eat Good Things Everyday
Eat Good Things Everyday
by Carmel Somers
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £33.76

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A real cookbook for real people, 20 Jan. 2010
There are some great recipes in this book - most are easier to cook than you would guess from the finished product. There are also some nice flavour/ingredient combinations in these dishes which are simple, but I, at least, would never have thought of. They do create a mini-wow factor. You may, or may not, like the shopping lists, but they could be handy and you can always ignore them if you want. This is a genuine cookbook for real people - equally useful if you're experienced or new to cooking. An ideal present for a new student!


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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Battery pack, 22 Jun. 2009
This battery pack was incredibly difficult to fit - you will need some serious small tools to connect the plug on the battery to that buried within the battery compartment of the radio (we've also got a Pure RV40 Eco - and its even worse).

Once fitted, the pack was great for 6 weeks or so, then it stopped working - not good.

I'd stick with rechargeable batteries rather than waste money on the pack.
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Gig: The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist
Gig: The Life and Times of a Rock-star Fantasist
by Simon Armitage
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gig, 22 Jun. 2009
How to describe this book? Part history, part autobiography, many songs and some poetry - but all good. Simon Armitage takes highlights of his life, as rooted by a series of gigs by a selection of 70s and later bands, and provides stories to illustrate his state of mind at the time. So his development, both as a person and as a poet (if the two are divisible), is linked by a series of musical events - some of which were cancelled.

The poetry is inevitably good: readable, accessible in the best sense and never less than deserving of several re-reads. The song lyrics from the films he has made for TV (and which I must now try and find on DVD) are similar, but with the addition of a feeling of desperation - perhaps not surprising as they are written as the words of prisoners.

Varying between moving, laugh out loud funny and a witty and dry observation of the world, this book is one of the best of the year; not least because, in the end, this man can really, really write.


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