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Hi-Tec Men's Squash Classic White/Dark Green Court Trainer C002138/011/01 9 UK, 43 EU, 10 US
Hi-Tec Men's Squash Classic White/Dark Green Court Trainer C002138/011/01 9 UK, 43 EU, 10 US
Price: £22.98

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brand New You're Retro, 21 Aug. 2014
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If you were briefed with designing the world's least sexy and most unfashionable shoe you would find it hard to surpass the Hi-Tec Squash Classic. Of particular note in this respect is the two-tone white upper. It is not even cool in a retro, ironic kind of way. However, they are grippy and well-fitting, and excellent for zipping about on a badminton court. Some of the adhesive has come loose around the heel, some six months after purchase and after weekly, intensive use, and they want a bit more cushioning in the forefoot, but they cost £20 or so and have outperformed more expensive badminton shoes.


Kingfisher BB100P Heavy Duty Pedal Bin Liners 12L Pack Of 100
Kingfisher BB100P Heavy Duty Pedal Bin Liners 12L Pack Of 100
Offered by Dealsdirect247
Price: £3.21

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An Inaccurately Described Bag, 19 Mar. 2014
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Maybe karmic repayment for some unknown moral transgression has sentenced me to write reviews of inadequate bin liners, but these are not not not "heavy duty". They are not even medium duty. If you are after a heavy duty bag, i.e. one which does not split apart during the daily accumulation of nappies, paper and other whatnots, I would advise you to go somewhere else..


Q Connect Pedal Bin Liner - White (Pack of 1000)
Q Connect Pedal Bin Liner - White (Pack of 1000)
Price: £7.81

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars False Economy, 12 Mar. 2014
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There are certainly very many of them and they arrived promptly. However the liners are thinner than tissue paper and have the same tensile strength. They fulfill none of the functions you might traditionally associate with bin liners, and their tendency to rupture when anything is placed inside them is particularly disappointing. Individually they are frustrating and worthless, doubled up they just about work, but that makes this a pack of 500, not 1000. I have also just seen the gallery photo, as I write this review, which shows the bag luxuriantly draped over the edges of the bin. They must have used a very, very small bin to achieve this effect.


Andrex White Toilet Tissue - 9 x Pack of 5 (45 Rolls)
Andrex White Toilet Tissue - 9 x Pack of 5 (45 Rolls)
Offered by Emaan Limited
Price: £23.33

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value...and a free box too, 6 Mar. 2014
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I was amused by the irony of finding this bumper pack of loo roll, which could be happily dropped from a tall building without any ill effects, packaged in a larger cardboard box with Amazon's scrunchy brown space-filling paper protecting it from any undue harm. I'm tempted to buy some bubble-wrap to see what it comes packaged in.

The product itself is Andrex toilet paper. I can't give it the full five stars as according to the rating system this would mean I "love it" and this really wouldn't be true. It is a good bit of bog roll though, and (particularly if you have Prime membership and avoid delivery costs) this is one of the most cost-effective ways to go about buying it, fantastic value if you compare it to supermarket prices.
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Eichmann in Jerusalem (Penguin Classics)
Eichmann in Jerusalem (Penguin Classics)
Price: £7.99

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Astounding book, bizarre Kindle typos, 7 Jun. 2012
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Arendt's perceptive take on the Adolf Eichmann trial in Jerusalem is not the definitive study of the Holocaust, but it is an essential text for anyone studying or interested in this period of history. In seeking to blur the distinction insisted upon by the Israeli court between good and evil you can see why Arendt's perspective was, and still is, so controversial: the portrayal of Eichmann as a dull and at times ludicrous administrator turns the finger of blame back towards his accusers, with the questions of complicity in the actions of the Nazi state astounding and thought-provoking. Moreover, Arendt tackles even the most contentious issues with an engaging style and a wry humour which highlights the absurdity of so many facets of human nature.

Given the importance of this book, it is a shame that Penguin seem to have entrusted the transcription of the Kindle version to a 16 year-old exchange student on a work-experience placement. The typos are frequent, glaring, at times jarring, and on several occasions involve the omission of whole lines of text or quotation marks, altering the meanings of sentences. You can tell no one has bothered to check the text through because Hitler's title is written as "Fiirher" more or less throughout. I would therefore advise any prospective customers to definitely buy this book, but to get it in paperback unless these issues are resolved.
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The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt
The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt
by Isabel Eberhardt
Edition: Paperback

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Isabelle and Islam, 13 Feb. 2004
With the current climate of religious and sectarian fear tightening like a noose around the neck of the western world, and with the limitations on freedom created by our neocolonial outrages, Isabelle Eberhardt's sensitive, introspective and emotionally charged story is of ever greater relevance. Those who are familiar with her subversion of gender roles, her conversion to Islam, the liberty and abandon with which she lived her life, and above all the well of despair she turned into a creative font, will find The Nomad an accessible and illuminating edition of her diaries, with superb editing plucking precious gems from a substantial body of work. Equally those who have never heard of Eberhardt will find her story to be at once uplifting and terribly tragic. It is an epic tale of the struggle we all face against adversity and seemingly insurmountable odds, masterfully told in this, the definitive Eberhardt collection.


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