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The Romanovs: The Final Chapter: The Terrible Fate of Russia's last Tsar and his Family
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter: The Terrible Fate of Russia's last Tsar and his Family
Price: 1.09

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 27 April 2014
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An insight into the final days of the Romanov dynasty. At the price one can afford to buy it, just read the bits that interest and then remove it.


The Complete Sherlock Holmes: with an introduction from Robert Ryan
The Complete Sherlock Holmes: with an introduction from Robert Ryan
Price: 0.98

4.0 out of 5 stars value, 27 April 2014
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At that price, how can you go wrong? The entire works relating to the world's greatest detective for a few coppers (no pun intended).


Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son (Penguin Classics)
Tevye the Dairyman and Motl the Cantor's Son (Penguin Classics)
Price: 7.50

5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read, 27 April 2014
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I am presently rehearsing 'Fiddler on the Roof' and this source material was fascinating to read. I was amazed how much of the dialogue and idioms were lifted directly from the book for the musical.


Boot Top Covers Pirate Carribean Jack Sparrow
Boot Top Covers Pirate Carribean Jack Sparrow
Offered by Blyme
Price: 5.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value., 27 April 2014
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I only wanted ordinary boots, not pirate ones, but I folded the turnover part inwards and the effect on stage was perfect.


AnySharp Global World's Best Knife Sharpener (Classic)
AnySharp Global World's Best Knife Sharpener (Classic)
Price: 10.04

5.0 out of 5 stars very good, 27 April 2014
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Good value for money. It does an effective job, but, as other reviewers have mentioned, it takes a fair amount of steel away each time.


The Medieval World Complete
The Medieval World Complete
by Robert Bartlett
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.57

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 7 April 2013
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A marvellous book for dipping into rather than reading from cover to cover. Not a serious history book, but one for someone who wants to know a little more of the medieval world.


Warwick the Kingmaker
Warwick the Kingmaker
by Hugh Jolly
Edition: Paperback

3.0 out of 5 stars It's a Ladybird, 7 April 2013
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This review is from: Warwick the Kingmaker (Paperback)
I must admit I bought this book without reading the description and it is therefore my own fault that I ended up with what I recognise being an ex-teacher as a book identical to the old Ladybird series. I was expecting an adult book looking at the character and motivations of one of the most important individuals in England in the fifteenth century and instead got something aimed at children aged between seven and eleven. This review says more of my own carelessness than it does about the book.


KanaaN VGA Audio to HDMI Converter / Adapter
KanaaN VGA Audio to HDMI Converter / Adapter
Offered by Leicke Distributor Germany
Price: 39.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job perfectly, 14 Mar 2013
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The reason for five stars is that there is nothing that the company could do in terms of either the product or their service that would improve the experience.
I wanted to run a PC directly into my TV so that both video and audio would be transferred, the standard VGA lead only transfers video. This little box takes both audio via a jack socket and video from a VGA and enables the transfer of both through an HDMI cable to the TV. Great for watching Skygo or Youtube on your TV.
The unit was delivered within a couple of days and only took seconds to connect up, a winner on all counts!


Gilbert & Sullivan - The Sorcerer
Gilbert & Sullivan - The Sorcerer
Price: 4.85

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting?, 5 Aug 2012
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There is a Chinese curse "May you live in interesting times", and it is this definition of the word I use when I refer to Danny Kaye's versions of songs here as interesting. The rest of the CD is a fairly standard version of The Sorcerer and some well-worn Martyn Green standards, but the Danny Kaye stuff is worth listening to just because it is so bad. From the standard pantomime old man in what only Americans would accept as an English accent to a re-written Nightmare Song that avoids using any words that Americans would not be familiar with. Couple this with some appalling Hollywood style musical arrangements and I guarantee you will play it once out of morbid fascination and then put it away, never to see the light of day again. And what on Earth is The Queen's Narvee?


Men's Dunlop LUKE Suede Moccasins BLACK size 12
Men's Dunlop LUKE Suede Moccasins BLACK size 12
Offered by The Slippers Shop
Price: 15.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a worthy slipper, 5 Aug 2012
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These slippers seem slightly less well stitched than some previous ones I have had in the same style, but time will tell. Otherwise they are very comfortable.


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