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A Dance With Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)
A Dance With Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)
Price: 3.49

5.0 out of 5 stars More a lifestyle choice than book, 21 Feb 2014
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This one is well into the series so I cant imagine anyone reading this who hasnt started at Book One. This is one of the best, the pace is unrelenting and exciting and the interlocking stories continue to develop and unfold.


A Dance With Dragons: Part 2 After The Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)
A Dance With Dragons: Part 2 After The Feast (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great book but so many threads to tie up....., 21 Feb 2014
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At the time of writing (Spring 2014) this is the latest book and the many story threads show no sign of obviously coming to an end. A great book with twists, turns and gripping story lines. I just hope the series comes to some sort of conclusion and doesnt just stop as GRR Martin losses the will or ability to complete the story.

For those who are on the path it is a must.


The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans
The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans
Price: 4.68

4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting book on one of the major characters of British climbing, 21 Feb 2014
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A well written book which gives an interesting insight into another age, not long ago in terms of years, I actually saw Don climbing once, but so so different in so many ways, in terms of protection, attitude to risk, professionalism and climbing standards in general.

The book is an interesting social history as well. One area which I noticed was the propensity for casual violence which appears to have been quite common at the time, something Don, (or at least his public persona) appeared to revel in.

Don himself was a complex character, flawed in many ways and perhaps ultimately a tragic figure, never able to achieve his full potential in almost any field of his life. That said, a product of his time and upbringing, tough as they come and the like of which we will likely never see again.


KOKKIA i10s (Luxurious White) Tiny Bluetooth iPod Transmitter for iPod/iPhone/iPad/iTouch with true Apple authentication. Remote controls and local iPod/iPhone/iPad volume control capabilities. Works and fits very well with latest iPod 6th generation tiny Nano, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPhone 4 and iPad.
KOKKIA i10s (Luxurious White) Tiny Bluetooth iPod Transmitter for iPod/iPhone/iPad/iTouch with true Apple authentication. Remote controls and local iPod/iPhone/iPad volume control capabilities. Works and fits very well with latest iPod 6th generation tiny Nano, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPhone 4 and iPad.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Works well but eats battery power, 21 Feb 2014
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A neat ltttle device it connects easily into the socket on the bottom of my ipod Classic and everything is fine EXCEPT it chomps through the power, draining the iPod completely in an hour or so. As the device is connected through the bottom socket you cant charge and play so once it has run out you have to stop. This means you cant listen to music for extended periods. Playing through the headphone socket and with the screen blank I can easily get a full days play,even from my admitedly old device.

That said the sound quality (I am transmitting to a Bose sound-dock mini) is excellent and the pairing works well. In summary useful if you want to have your ipod at a distance from the speakers, to change track for example, but if your set-up is to have the ipod next to the speakers a good quality cable will do.

Not the cheapest gadget in the world either


Amazon Kindle Leather Cover, Black (will only fit Kindle)
Amazon Kindle Leather Cover, Black (will only fit Kindle)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not cheap but converts Kindle into a "book", 4 Nov 2012
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A quality product which fits the kindle like a glove. Much the best design on the market, it barely increases the device's size while offering good protection. Good quality leather it gives a good "book like" feel to the Kindle. A real pleasure to use.


Perfect Puppy: Take Britain's Number One Puppy Care Book With You!
Perfect Puppy: Take Britain's Number One Puppy Care Book With You!
by Gwen Bailey
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for new puppy owners or old ones who want a refresher, 4 Nov 2012
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Bought to accompany a new puppy after having had a previous dog for 15 years. An easy to read and accessible book with lots of interesting and useful information. Thoroughly recommended and I would say the only book you need.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not an official Apple product but a reasonable cheap alternative, 4 Nov 2012
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The description is rather misleading. This isn't a real Apple product but it works ok. Perhaps not as durable and it seems to get dirty easily but almost a year later it is still doing the job. MUCH cheaper than Apple


The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot
Price: 4.68

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A thought provoking and interesting book, 4 Nov 2012
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Not really a guide book, more a series of stories and meditations about various walks with considerations of their literary impact. Very well researched and rather inspirational.

Minor points, very slightly smug, the author seems to have a lot of famous or very "interesting" friends which makes his experiences difficult to imagine following exactly.

However I did admire his honesty. Several trips were in small sailing boats and he didn't hide the fact that a rescue boat was on hand, in case of accident. Many authors would have omitted this detail.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great well designed pack, 4 Nov 2012
Very impressed with this sack which I bought after much research. I have had the pack a week and used it for a series of day hikes in Devon and the review is based on this. I have not been able to test durability, although after a week nothing has gone wrong.

Generously sized it would suit someone who likes to take a fair bit of kit with them, for example SLR camera plus food, drink spare clothes etc. It is feature packed, and hence not ultra lightweight but is well thought through.

Minor quibbles, the whistle on the chest strap doesn't seem to work very well. Lightweight whistles are available separately and therefore this doesn't seem worth the effort. Also the waist strap uses a slightly odd tightening system with the adjustment at the two waist belt ends. This means it is easy to position the buckle where you want it but if you want to loosen the strap before clipping it closed this cant be done single handed.

However minor quibbles as it is a great bag and thoroughly recommended if this is the size bag you are looking for.


Boiselle, La: Somme (Battleground Europe)
Boiselle, La: Somme (Battleground Europe)
by Michael Stedman
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent title in a great series, 17 Oct 2012
An excellent addition to the series covering one of the key areas. Pretty much essential if planning a visit. As always, some interesting personal accounts which really bring it all to life and a good range of informative and unusual photographs.


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