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Proxima Direct® Mini Displayport to DVI Adapter for Apple Macbook Pro Air - Top Quality - Thunderbolt Compatible
Proxima Direct® Mini Displayport to DVI Adapter for Apple Macbook Pro Air - Top Quality - Thunderbolt Compatible
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Price: £6.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent piece of kit, 9 Aug. 2013
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Needed this to add an additional monitor to my iMac. It did the job as described. Delivery was very fast and am very pleased overall.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 22 July 2011
They are small and very effective. I have used them wild camping and they are terrific; very absorbent for their size for basic camp hygiene.This size is not beach towel size and you would struggle if this was your only towel for a fortnight's beach holiday in the Med. But for times when you want something just to dry off quickly or in the case of an emergency- its size and effectiveness make it a recommended choice.


Pieces In A Modern Style 2 [2 Disc Edition]
Pieces In A Modern Style 2 [2 Disc Edition]
Price: £16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a curate's egg, 13 May 2011
William Orbit is an exciting producer and Volume 1 was excellent. This collection Volume 2 is less assured. I liked 'Nimrod' and 'Swan Lake' very much; they seemed to be in keeping with the ethos of Volume 1; classy, interesting and engaging. The bonus CD with the remixes, unfortunately, is the let down. The artistes are less confident and exciting as William Orbit. However, I would buy Volume 3 because of William Orbit's contribution but not because of any 'remix bonus' tracks.


Paper Airplane
Paper Airplane
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Price: £5.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Just a beauty ..., 13 May 2011
This review is from: Paper Airplane (Audio CD)
Really loved this. Voice of an angel, superb playing and has been on car CD player for the last two week solid.


Black Hearts: One platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death
Black Hearts: One platoon's descent into madness in Iraq's triangle of death
by Jim Frederick
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clear thoughts in dark times, 10 May 2011
War is a type of madness.Iraq was no different . Jim Frederick has been there and this book is a series of postcards from it's heart. The story is simple. A bunch of young men, poorly led and brutalised by their surroundings, spiral into a murky world of fear and hate which eventually leads to a shocking event.
It is a tough gritty account of the whole build up and aftermath. Characters come in and out of the story and are expertly described in fine journalistic style. The subject matter might be heavy but it is a surprisingly easy read. Frederick is very competent handling this type of story and doesn't get in the way of the narrative.
Finally, to declare an interest , I don't like blood and guts heroic nature of combat type of books. I read this to try and understand what the Iraq conflict was all about from the ordinary soldier's perspective. From that viewpoint, whilst I am uncomfortable with a lot of the events portrayed , the author has done a fine job in telling a harrowing tale.


The Very Very Best Of Crowded House
The Very Very Best Of Crowded House
Price: £3.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great band ...great collection, 12 April 2011
This is a great collection for anyone who hasn't heard Crowded House before - there are still some out there! It's a fab way into the lyrical and tuneful - you will have heard the obvious ; "Weather with you " and so on. If you like this then 'Wooden Face' is the next CD. But if you like catchy lyrics, good tunes that stay with you, AOR then, it's worth delving into this collection.


Beware of the Dog: Rugby's Hard Man Reveals All
Beware of the Dog: Rugby's Hard Man Reveals All
by Brian Moore
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.79

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just about over the line..., 6 April 2011
It's a brave book and you would have to be heartless not to admire Brian Moore's candour. Love him or hate him; he's a character and the personal insights into his early life are remarkable. It is not your average sportsman's autobiography; he is excellent in describing all the pressures of an international rugby player. Articulate, well written but....and here is my only quibble. His personal relationships are only briefly mentioned. His marriages are mentioned en passant. I got a good sense of Brian Moore, the man alone but very little of the social Brian Moore. That having been said; excellent read and well worth the time spent in his company.


Sheet Music
Sheet Music
Price: £8.73

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Top Album, 16 May 2009
This review is from: Sheet Music (Audio CD)
It's clever and witty. The hit 'Silly Love' stands the test of time. Great production and some terrific musicianship. I would have said this in 1973. At the time, it was a breakthrough album and now it still sounds fresh, the playing is tight and the lyrics strangely undated. If you want to hear more than just 'Greatest Hits' - this is the one for you.


Winning!
Winning!
by Clive Woodward
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.09

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Building winning, 1 May 2008
This review is from: Winning! (Paperback)
I started this book expecting the gossip, half baked platitudes of the world champions' coach and the mantra of 'my family has always been the most important etc'. And instead, I got honest, considered thoughts of a coach who struggled with his business, his bosses and his team in his attempts to transform the English rugby team. His loyalty to all means he doesn't dish the dirt and he is only ever critical of his own performance. However, where the book does score big time; Woodward outlines the techniques he employed to change the staid English team. For a sports coach, he was ahead of his time in his willingness to examine new ideas and apply them to team performance. This weaving of the introduction of techniques and the chronology towards victory is well executed and very readable. My only niggle with the book is that I would have liked to have known what effect the techniques had on the team dynamic and may be even what did he try and abandon ? But, having said all that; you will get a good view of the coach's role in a change environment, some excellent team ideas ( for business or sport ) and a cracking story of a famous English victory.


Max Clifford: Read All About It
Max Clifford: Read All About It
by Max Clifford
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A real kiss and tell, 30 Jan. 2008
Max Clifford is an engaging story teller. In this ghost written memoir, he gives his side of the PR business. I happen to like the man who is a devoted father. Some of his tales of the clients, from Sinatra to Chantelle, are funny and some are cautionary; he isn't a big fan of Freddie Starr. It is a fascinating romp with Max as lovable rogue. A perfect beach book, enough name dropping to be interesting and enough insights to make you admire his style. On this showing, he would be a great person to have dinner with.


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