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Three Men in a Boat
Three Men in a Boat
Price: £0.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable, 18 Jun. 2016
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A wonderful, gentle journey along part of the River Thames.


Uzbekistan (Bradt Travel Guides)
Uzbekistan (Bradt Travel Guides)
by Sophie Lovell-Hoare
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent layout, 3 Mar. 2016
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An excellent layout. There are three sections - firstly general information, secondly the guide split into regions with travel, accommodation, eating, sights, etc all relating to that region and finally appendices for quick reference including language. There are plenty of maps, some stunning photos and background information appropriately placed.

This edition was first published in July 2013 so should be up-to-date. I have not been to Uzbekistan yet so cannot comment on the accuracy, though I expect, like everywhere these days, some things will have changed but this will be an excellent starting point.


Talk Russian: The Ideal Russian Course for Absolute Beginners
Talk Russian: The Ideal Russian Course for Absolute Beginners
by Svetlana Furlong
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.88

5.0 out of 5 stars The best 'teach yourself' course I have ever used, 31 Jan. 2016
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I originally borrowed this from the library to see what it was like and was so impressed that I bought it. It is the best 'teach yourself' course I have ever used and I have tried many times to learn various languages with a notable lack of success!

It follows the usual sequence of greetings, ordering a drink, finding places, etc and reinforces words and phrases used previously. The Cyrillic alphabet is introduced in the first four units with the corresponding pronunciation written in English letters but from Unit 5 onwards you have to use the Cyrillic alphabet! This may sound horrendous but if you are visiting Russia, even just Moscow, you will find a working knowledge of the shapes and sounds of the letters invaluable.

It is important to make sure that you get the CDs as well as the book (they come as a neat package) so that you hear the correct pronunciation. I found the CDs easy to navigate (I used them on a laptop) and you can repeat tiny sections as many times as you need to. There are useful snippets about Russia and it is most encouraging to know that you will make yourself understood even if you do get the endings of words or agreements wrong! In the newer version (mine was published in 2015) there is a section on the basics of grammar but this was missing in the older version that I borrowed from the library.

Well worth the money, now I just need to practice!


The Haunted Bookshop
The Haunted Bookshop
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too much philosophising for me., 6 Jan. 2016
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I had read a play by Lynn Brittney based on the novel and thought it would be interesting to compare the two. For me, the middle section of the book contained too much philosophising about the role of books in a person's life and the actual plot could have been elaborated on. The plot in the play was similar but different in many ways, especially at the end. Nevertheless, an enjoyable read.


Collins Desk 18 Month A5 Academic Week To View 2015/2016 Diary - Black
Collins Desk 18 Month A5 Academic Week To View 2015/2016 Diary - Black
Offered by Valley Discounts
Price: £3.67

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 18 Sept. 2015
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Exactly what I wanted and exactly as described. Better quality paper than some 18 month diaries.


Mendel's Dwarf
Mendel's Dwarf
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and clearly explained as well as thought provoking, 13 Aug. 2015
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This review is from: Mendel's Dwarf (Kindle Edition)
Ever since I learnt about Gregor Mendel at school I have been fascinated by the elegance of his findings. This book brought Mendel to life as well as bringing a new perspective to more recent studies. Extremely thought provoking in so many ways. My only criticism is that in the Kindle version I could not find a way to enlarge the 'diagrams' which were quite hard to read.


Address Or Multi Purpose White Peelable Round Cornered Label - 21 Label Per Sheet - 25 Sheets 63.5mm x 38.1mm
Address Or Multi Purpose White Peelable Round Cornered Label - 21 Label Per Sheet - 25 Sheets 63.5mm x 38.1mm
Offered by PolyPostalBags
Price: £2.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cheaper alternative to Avery, 7 Jun. 2015
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Perfect. They are the same size as genuine Avery labels (some cheap labels are a slightly different size) and they stick onto paper and plastic freezer containers just as well. Each sheet is lightly thicker than Avery but they went through the printer with no problem. They do not come in a nice cardboard box like Avery labels but they were well packed so that they arrived flat. Delivery was quick.


Far from the Madding Crowd
Far from the Madding Crowd
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating glimpse back in time, 6 Jun. 2015
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I bought this after seeing the film, released in 2015, to see how closely the film followed the original story. The book lends a real depth and insight not immediately apparent to me in the film, though I thoroughly enjoyed the film. There are also interesting sub-plots not mentioned in the film. Descriptions of the countryside and rural life in the later part of the nineteenth century are vivid but do not slow down the story.


AM/PM Callanetics [Official DVD]
AM/PM Callanetics [Official DVD]
Dvd ~ Callan Pinckney
Offered by Callan Productions Corp.
Price: £6.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me, 29 April 2015
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The morning and evening routines seem very similar. I did not find the morning routine any more energising than having a really good stretch before I get out of bed and the evening relaxing routine was not particularly relaxing. Obviously a lot of people find Callanetics very beneficial but it does not suit me.


Beginning Callanetics [Official DVD]
Beginning Callanetics [Official DVD]
Dvd ~ Callan Pinckney
Offered by Callan Productions Corp.
Price: £6.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 29 April 2015
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I hoped from the description and reviews to find an alternative exercise DVD. I was very disappointed. The directions were sometimes not clear, for example am I supposed to 'pulsing' backwards and forwards or up and down? Sometimes an exercise which needed to be done an even number of times (right side and then left side) was done three times! Finally the '30-minute routine' lasted 43 minutes!


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