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Virgin TV Anywhere
Virgin TV Anywhere
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a con?, 11 Aug. 2014
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I don't actually hate it, but it's the only rating I can give it since I can't access any content because this app only works if you already have Tivo as part of your virgin media account, which I don't. I must have missed the bit in the sales pitch that said so....


Dogistry
Dogistry
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good eyesight required, 11 July 2014
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Horribly addictive and a real timewaster. Eyestrain a problem.


Bubble Blaze
Bubble Blaze
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me, 11 July 2014
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Have great difficulty in aiming the bubbles. There is obviously a knack to it, but I'm not sufficiently engaged to bother practising!


ForeFront Cases® New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Rotating Leather Case Cover / Stand WILL ONLY FIT All-New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Tablet November 2013 with Magnetic Auto Sleep Wake Function + Stylus Pen
ForeFront Cases® New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Rotating Leather Case Cover / Stand WILL ONLY FIT All-New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Tablet November 2013 with Magnetic Auto Sleep Wake Function + Stylus Pen
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Price: £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value, 16 Jun. 2014
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Does the job well.. Brilliant for the price and the matching stylus is a bonus, though if I have a niggle it's that the stylus is a bit too thick to fit through the elastic loop on the cover. But that's a quibble, since the stylus is free!


Juju Village Dark Blue PU Leather Pull Tab Slip Pouch Protective Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830I
Juju Village Dark Blue PU Leather Pull Tab Slip Pouch Protective Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830I
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, 4 Oct. 2013
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Just what I needed, neat, practical and works well. Excellent value for money. Seven more words required - nothing to add!


The Heretics of De'Ath (The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 1)
The Heretics of De'Ath (The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 1)
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I don't think I'm the target audience, 28 July 2012
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One or two mildly entertaining ideas, like Wat the Weaver and his pornographic tapestries, and some clever imagery, as in "the place would have sucked the soul from a kitten" or "the buildings were bullying the space mercilessly", but definitely the wrong choice for me. I was encouraged by all the reviewers who found this book funny, entertaining etc. but I couldn't get involved in the plot at all and found the setting and characters totally unconvincing. There seemed to be a puerile obsession with snot, vomit and bodily functions in general, and the sniggering style didn't appeal to me at all. Perhaps I'm missing something deep and meaningful here, but I thought it was badly written, or lacking an editor. I couldn't decide whether it was a satire or a parody, or whether the author was just trying too hard to be clever. Or maybe the point of it all just went over my head.

I had the impression that the cliffhanger ending was put there because the author had rambled so far along a very woolly plot line that he ran out of steam and didn't really know where to go next, or couldn't be bothered trying. I'm afraid I couldn't care less about the fate of a single one of the unlovely protagonists and I certainly won't be on tenterhooks waiting for a sequel.

OK, so I'm boring and humourless, but if you want your historic detectives to have any vestige of personality or likeability, or you like an engaging plot, this book isn't for you.


The Library Book
The Library Book
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting miscellany, 21 July 2012
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A collection of short stories and comment pieces, fact and fiction, all in some way linked to Libraries, Librarians or Library users. Dip in and out of it or read it all the way through. I enjoyed it, hope you do,too.


Service of the Heir: An Edinburgh Murder (Murray of Letho Book 3)
Service of the Heir: An Edinburgh Murder (Murray of Letho Book 3)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Murray please!, 10 Jun. 2012
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I thoroughly enjoyed the first two Murray of Letho books but this is the best yet. The author skilfully combines Murray's sorrow and confusion at the sudden and untimely death of his father with intriguing mysteries and a humorous and witty account of the social activities of Edinburgh's legal fraternity (which don't appear to have changed all that much in the past couple of hundred years!) She vividly evokes the contrasting lives of the population of Edinburgh's overcrowded, filthy and dangerous Old Town with those of the well-to-do occupants of the elegant and rapidly expanding New Town.

Murray's confusion and embarrassment about his unexpected new status as master of the household ring true. His dealings with his servants veer from concern and sensitivity about individuals to ignorance about the realities of domestic detail, which causes occasional inconvenience to his staff.

The mysteries are gradually and neatly unwrapped. We are presented with a host of wonderful characters, including the infuriatingly teenage Scoggie boys; Miss Christian Gordon, the redoutable Jacobite lady; the enigmatic housemaid Mary and, of course, the ferrets.

I love the author's style of writing - she has a wonderful turn of phrase and a gift for clever description and simile.
I'm certain that she is as horrified as I am at the howler of "Prince's Street" in this book (and in Death in a Scarlet Gown (Murray of Letho series))which is presumably a result of the "Kindle-isation" editorial and proofing process! But even if you don't know Edinburgh well enough to be pedantic about street names, I hope that you will enjoy this book as much as I did.
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The Harper's Quine (A Gil Cunningham Murder Mystery Book 1)
The Harper's Quine (A Gil Cunningham Murder Mystery Book 1)
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked it so much I bought the set..., 1 May 2012
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I can't get enough of Gil Cunningham, Alys Mason, Socrates the Dog and the other skilfully drawn characters and am currently reading the sixth in the series. My only reservation is the lack of a glossary to explain the Medieval Scots terms. I think anyone familiar with modern Scots will be able to make an educated guess at many of them, but it would be useful to have a better understanding of some of the more obscure medieval terms and the vocabulary must be challenging for readers who don't have the advantage of hearing and using Scots every day. Maybe a brief historical note to put events in context would be useful, too. But the stories and characters are engaging, the plots are ingenious and if you like your detectives in a fascinating and unusual historical setting, persevere with the vocabulary!


Kingston DataTraveler Generation 3 DTIG3/4GB 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Kingston DataTraveler Generation 3 DTIG3/4GB 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive

19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It does the job, 30 July 2011
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I have no idea about the technicalities of the product but it looks neat and I had no problem transferring the data I wanted to put on it. Reasonable price, does the job - nothing else to say, so probably not a helpful review!


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