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Selected Essays
Selected Essays
by D. H. Lawrence
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars At last, 17 Jun 2014
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I have been trying to replace my old battered copy of Selected Essays for years since it went 'out of print'. Although not new this second hand copy was is excellent condition for its age. Thankyou for the service.


The Sagas of the Icelanders (World of the Sagas)
The Sagas of the Icelanders (World of the Sagas)
by Jane Smiley
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars great book, 20 Mar 2014
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This collection of sagas was just what we were looking for, after returning form a week exploring Iceland and hearing little bits of the sagas here and there. Now we are able to explore them more fully.


Breville VHB014 400 W Black and Stainless Steel Hand Blender Set
Breville VHB014 400 W Black and Stainless Steel Hand Blender Set
Offered by Bright Sparks Store
Price: 28.75

3.0 out of 5 stars Replacement for M & S version (Now sadly obsolete) of same appliance, 20 Mar 2014
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Although it looks similar to the appliance it replaces it is not as robust. I am already experiencing a problem with the mixer unit dislodging itself in use result in in wear to the rather flimsy gear mechanism link between the motor unit and the attachment. A far as its primary task of chopping and blending is concerned it works okay but does not always chop evenly or completely smoothly


Echoes
Echoes
Price: 9.75

5.0 out of 5 stars The Songs they do grow high, 20 Mar 2014
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A wonderful mix of traditional and new songs on a wide range of themes, each beautifully interpreted and personalised. "The Sowers song" could almost be seen as a sequel to "Winter Song" (on the "Too far away" album). "The Final Trawl" is a must for live performance, continuing a nautical theme, running through songs on several previous albums. "John O'Dreams" runs a close second to "The Sower's Song" as my favourite track on this album. Finally, "My Darling Boy" is a wonderful interpretation but not quite as perfect as Joan Baez' version "The trees they do grow high" (on her Ballad book Vol 1 album) and if Emily knows this album we can only hope for her own recording of "The Silkie" in the future.
Richard Stenton


The Daughters of Mars
The Daughters of Mars
by Thomas Keneally
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating tale, 28 Oct 2013
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I was intrigued when I heard the author talking about his inspiration for the book and of course his literary pedigree speaks for itself. Couldn't put the book down once I started. Now want to discover more about the real story.


If You Wait: Deluxe
If You Wait: Deluxe
Price: 9.42

5.0 out of 5 stars A real grower, 28 Oct 2013
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First heard of the band on TV then Glastonbury so ordered the extended cd on day of release and have played it virtually every day since. It's a real "grower" of an album with favourite track shifting about with each listening. Have spent two months on a personal promotion campaign to friends about the band and always received positive feedback - what good taste we share!


The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry
The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry
by Rachel Joyce
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Unlikely star - Harold Fry, 21 April 2012
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My love for this story grew as the journey progressed; I wanted Harold's route to take even longer, for Queenie's sake and mine. At the same time, I couldn't wait for it to end!


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