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The Essential Michael Jackson
The Essential Michael Jackson
Offered by Formats
Price: 18.49

5.0 out of 5 stars great value, 24 Mar 2014
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I have had a few MJ collections and I would say this is the best. If like me you like the early stuff with his brothers then you have it here as well as all the really good later stuff.
As a MJ fan the only alternative to having this is to buy all the albums.


Splendour in the Grass
Splendour in the Grass
Price: 2.54

5.0 out of 5 stars ripping yarn, 24 Mar 2014
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This story rolls along at a cracking pace throughout. Hilditch manages to keep the tempo up right through with a well plotted thriller.
I agree that the title doesn't bear any relationship to the story - it is an exciting CSI novel through and through. It is quite violent in places but not so much that you want to put it down. In fact you can't put it down.
I think anyone who reads detective/murder/thriller stories will enjoy it.


The Book of Dave: A Revelation of the Recent Past and the Distant Future
The Book of Dave: A Revelation of the Recent Past and the Distant Future
Price: 3.95

5.0 out of 5 stars selfie, 3 Mar 2014
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This is an extremely clever book. It takes an idea that a London taxi driver in the present day writes a book which is discovered at some distant point in the future and is adopted as a bible. Will Self has tremendous fun with it as a critique of modern day religious attitudes. It isn't an easy read, not a lot good happens to anyone in it, but it is worth sticking with. You won't forget it easily.


Inspector Montalbano: Series One (5 Disc DVD)
Inspector Montalbano: Series One (5 Disc DVD)
Dvd ~ Luca Zingaretti
Offered by becksdvds-co-uk
Price: 23.23

5.0 out of 5 stars love love love it, 3 Mar 2014
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My wife is Sicilian and this show is so true to Sicilian people. It has a great atmosphere and stories but it is the minor characters that really make it. I don't know whether they are all Sicilian actors but they do the mannerisms and emotionalism perfectly. Each programme is two hours of sheer indulgence.


Reload - Tom Jones - Duets
Reload - Tom Jones - Duets
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 2.87

5.0 out of 5 stars tom the voice jones, 3 Mar 2014
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whoever came up with the idea for this CD was a genius. Tom Jones with various younger (or not so young in Van Morrison) bands playing solid rock classics. By golly does it work and some.


I Lost My Head: The Chrysalis Years, 1975-1980
I Lost My Head: The Chrysalis Years, 1975-1980
Price: 12.15

4.0 out of 5 stars rocking jazz rock, 3 Mar 2014
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Gentle Giant suffered from the same dilemma that faced all the prog rock bands. For a time the twiddly diddly experimental music reigned supreme and then punk came along and changed everything. Most thought they had to get more commercial to survive and Giant are one of those.
This collection charts their progression from the former to an aspiring pop band. Each LP (as it was the)n becoming progressively more underwritten to try to make the charts.
Along the way they produced my favourite album of all time The Missing Piece. Cracking Rock in 5-4 and 7-4 time. Here all the band are up for it. On later stuff they clearly weren't. No surprise then that they folded in 1980. They had ventured up a blind alley and there was nowhere else to go.
Meanwhile this collection has everything from the Chrysallis years and there is some great stuff to enjoy along the way. They were actually a top top prog rock band.


Blockbuster! The Best Of Sweet
Blockbuster! The Best Of Sweet
Price: 6.00

5.0 out of 5 stars terrific, 3 Mar 2014
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Sweet were the 'house band' of the mighty chinnichap writing duo who delivered so many hits in the seventies. But don't hold that against them. They were actually superb musicians and inveterate rockers. Their own stuff was much heavier. This CD covers both sides of the band. The bubblegum pop - which incidently I love - on one CD and their own stuff on the other.

Listening to it I realised that they were actually influential on a lot of music that came later most notably City Boy and Heavy Metal Kids. The latter are credited with influencing post punk bands so you can see it is far reaching.

Great for a good bop or a head bang.


90cm Stainless Steel Wall Extractor Hood
90cm Stainless Steel Wall Extractor Hood
Offered by Avanti Cooker Hoods
Price: 150.24

5.0 out of 5 stars smashing service, 3 Mar 2014
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excellent product. This fan is about double the capacity of any fan in the same price range. It looks stylish and has one push in knob to control everything. It has five settings and on the lowest is very quiet. The highest is a bit noisy but I have a 5 inch outlet which reduces the flow and that makes it noisier but if you consider that setting three is probably the same flow as a normal fan then it is pretty quiet. There is an adaptor for 5 or 6 inch outlets.
The service from air uno cannot be bettered. The first unit we got had been bashed but it was replaced no quibble and no cost. I would recommend them.


Bosch AXT Rapid 2200 Blade Shredder (40 mm Cutting Capacity)
Bosch AXT Rapid 2200 Blade Shredder (40 mm Cutting Capacity)
Price: 166.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Top Toy, 24 Jan 2014
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How I wish I had bought one of these years ago. It is fantastic. Chips up branches in a jiffy. It can do surprising large branches too with little effort. You need a box to catch the chips in and this will sit on the feet of the machine. I don't know whether they do a purpose made bit of kit I just use an old cheap plastic box.
A horticultural friend has told me to use the chippings as mulch around the garden and this means I don't even have to put the arisings in the green bin.
An absolute bargain. I've got a reasonable sized garden too with quite a few trees so should be adequate for most users.


Mays Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville (Nintendo DS)
Mays Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville (Nintendo DS)
Offered by TwoRedSevens
Price: 7.89

3.0 out of 5 stars number 3, 24 Jan 2014
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There is a big 3 on the box and you might think this means it is very easy. It isn't. Some of the mental maths involved is quite high level. However most problems are quick to solve and there are a lot of similar puzzles. I give it 3 as a comparison against Prof Layton however given the relative costs that is fair enough.


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