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Charity (Samson)
Charity (Samson)
by Len Deighton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Barely credible., 25 Jun. 2016
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=== Possible spoilers ===
This novel follows closely on "Hope" time wise but the mood is sharply lower.
In it:
- A beautiful intelligent woman in her twenties decides to marry a man forty years her senior. If she gives him two boys over the next four years he'll be playing ball with them in his eighties if he's still alive.
- A brave proud man who has learned that his wife had a serious passionate affair lasting at least five years decides to view it as a "little adventure" Not exactly the way evolution has constructed human males?
- A woman writes a remarkably long suicide note that contains two claims that are almost certainly false and then goes on about her fervent hopes for the future. What future?
- A famously vengeful and vindictive secret organisation decides to overlook the fact that a woman has betrayed it in the most damaging way imaginable. Very nice of them...
- Our hero’s mental state has deteriorated to the point that he concocts a ridiculous escape plan, dithers fatally between his two loves and finally ends up dreaming of his childhood yet again.
The Samson novels are wonderful but I wish that Len had condensed "Faith", "Hope" and "Charity" into two books and then given us "Sinker II" so that we had some idea of what was really going on.


Acer Aspire E1-521 E1-531 E1-531G E1-571 E1-571G Uk Keyboard Genuine Part / Genuine Layout
Acer Aspire E1-521 E1-531 E1-531G E1-571 E1-571G Uk Keyboard Genuine Part / Genuine Layout
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Price: £7.85

2.0 out of 5 stars Maybe spend a bit more ..., 15 Jun. 2016
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Easy to fit and looked fairly good quality but the "7" and "8" keys don't work so I have to use the NumLock pad all the time. Too cheap I suppose but I may just have been unlucky.


Pelletteria Artigiana Viviani Firenze - Leather Shoulder Bag, color: red
Pelletteria Artigiana Viviani Firenze - Leather Shoulder Bag, color: red
Offered by Pelletteria Artigiana
Price: £177.74

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth waiting for..., 23 Mar. 2016
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Carefully made from high quality materials, looks as though it will wear very well. Nice colour and very stylish design. The staff are friendly and professional but you do have to wait a few weeks while your bag is made and posted to you. My wife is very pleased with it!


My Old Lady
My Old Lady
Dvd
Price: £2.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing..., 19 Mar. 2015
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This ought to have been a fine film. It has an interesting story, three fine actors and a wonderful setting. But it ends up very disappointing. Two of the characters are rather unpleasant people that it's hard to care about. All of them need to get on with their lives instead of constantly dwelling on the past. The lighting is very gloomy. On the plus side Ms Scott Thomas is still lovely to look at -- that's it!


The Rewrite
The Rewrite
Dvd
Price: £2.49

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good romantic comedy, 3 Mar. 2015
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Hugh and Marisa are a little older but still as charming as ever. Excellent supporting cast and amusingly written (especially if you've worked in HE). The main story is a bit obvious but you might say that of most romantic comedies, they largely depend on the chemistry between the two stars. Very pleasant if you aren't determined to be critical.


Genova
Genova
Dvd
Price: £2.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth watching., 20 Feb. 2015
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Lovely scenery, a moving story of a family coming to terms with a tragedy.Very well acted.


Scoop
Scoop
Dvd
Price: £0.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars One to avoid, 20 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Scoop (Amazon Video)
Poor. We gave up after half an hour. Woody dithers about, Scarlett is badly miscast and Hugh phones in his performance from Mars. The plot is weak etc. etc.


Magic in the Moonlight
Magic in the Moonlight
Dvd

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant viewing if you leave your film critic's hat behind., 12 Feb. 2015
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Slightly predictable and the ending should have been tightened up but this is a romantic comedy of the old type (Cary Grant and e.g. Leslie Caron would have been fine in this). The beautiful setting and the 20s details add to the overall effect and we enjoyed it very much.


Genuine Pure Accessory - 60986 Replacement 9V Power Supply
Genuine Pure Accessory - 60986 Replacement 9V Power Supply
Offered by PURE Spares
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great product and appears to be genuine., 27 Jan. 2015
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Exactly as described and works exactly as you would hope/ expect.


Cuisinart Traditional Kettle
Cuisinart Traditional Kettle
Price: £54.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased with this kettle., 27 Jan. 2015
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So far, excellent. One of those situations where you get what you pay for. Side windows are very useful and the rubber(?) handle much less likely to slip in your hand than the cheap ones, so probably safer. Looks very smart and boils quickly.


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