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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Complete Seasons 1-7 [DVD]
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Complete Seasons 1-7 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Avery Brooks

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars please stock this again..., 15 Jan 2009
come on Amazon - put some pressure on whoever it is decides that these sets get discontinued, or not - and get it back in stock!

please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please

there. i've said please.


Corvus: A Life with Birds
Corvus: A Life with Birds
by Esther Woolfson
Edition: Hardcover

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rooks rule - ok?, 27 Oct 2008
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A marvellous, magical book. I can't recommend it highly enough. Written with such intelligence, open mindedness and sensitivity. (I can only add that when i happened upon two rooks today in town, I spent some time standing there chatting to them - probably looking extremely silly, particularly to the birds themselves - but I could hardly pass them by without a word: it would have been most ill mannered.) This book delighted me and at one point made me cry. I send my warmest regards both to the author and to dear Chicken, with all good wishes for her longevity and very good health.


George Tooker
George Tooker
by Thomas H. Garver
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the marvellous Mr Tooker, 1 Jun 2008
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the definitive book on George Tooker. his wonderful paintings are intelligently explored here by Thomas Garver, in a well presented book with excellent colour plates.


Panasonic SC-PM46DBEB-K - DAB Micro System
Panasonic SC-PM46DBEB-K - DAB Micro System

4 of 102 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish photo, 5 April 2008
how do you expect anyone to go for this system if all they can go by is this bad photograph?
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Dreamland 6705 Soft Fleece Electric Underblanket Double Dual Control (5 X 4.6 ft/ 60 x 54 inch/ 152 x 137 cm)
Dreamland 6705 Soft Fleece Electric Underblanket Double Dual Control (5 X 4.6 ft/ 60 x 54 inch/ 152 x 137 cm)

41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars could do better..., 6 Dec 2007
i've given this three stars, but possibly it deserves four because it does everything it says it does. the reason for the lower rating is that the idiot who designed this blanket saw fit to place two small, very hard rectangles of plastic at the top end, in the middle. so if you use this blanket the recommended way round, you and your partner will wake up with painfully embossed shoulders... i've turned mine round so that the plastic rectangles are at the foot end of the bed, as then are the controls, and that more or less solves the problem. but what a witless design! apart from that, it heats up fast, and is as comfortable as any electric blanket - in other words, you can feel the wires but they aren't too intrusive. i'm using this on top of memory foam, and sadly the unyielding-ness of the electric blanket does reduce the softness of the memory foam topper - but only a bit: worth it for the joy of getting into a warm bed in winter!


The History of Love
The History of Love
by Nicole Krauss
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars an extraordinary book, 8 Oct 2007
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simply one of the best books i have ever read (in a long, book-loving life). wonderfully written, marvellously observed. i read it a second time recently, thinking it couldn't possibly be as good as i'd remembered it - and it was better.


Karcher SC1002 Domestic Steam Cleaner (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Karcher SC1002 Domestic Steam Cleaner (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars i'm glad i went ahead and got it..., 8 Oct 2007
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i just got mine delivered today. really solid German engineering (the safety cap is a joy, heavy and well made) and yet very easy to handle. i bought it to clean up after two cats and their deplorable ways with mice (dried entrails on rush matting). it works well, and it really feels as if it's sterilising the surface as well as lifting out the gunk. have an old cloth handy for rubbing with. the only warning i would give is - don't wear a rubber glove on the hand holding the steam gun; i did, and the cuff caught in the trigger and jammed it on. fortunately i didn't panic, and was able to disentangle myself. anyway, the gun doesn't get hot enough to need hand protection. also be careful not to get so blase about it that you turn the gun upwards whilst you're rubbing away with a cloth; steam scalds! it doesn't necessarily lift long term carpet stains, although it probably sterilises them (!) but it's very good for dirty paintwork, and great for old food spills. i would conclude that this is a good, efficient tool for house cleaning, but must be treated with respect. i'm delighted to find that it way outperforms a cheap DIY steam cleaner i bought some years ago (and gave away).


Shopgirl [DVD]
Shopgirl [DVD]
Dvd ~ Steve Martin
Offered by 247dvd
Price: 5.77

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a great way to spend a gloomy afternoon, 8 Oct 2007
This review is from: Shopgirl [DVD] (DVD)
i loved it. romantic, but not unreal or fluffy. Steve Martin is best in serious roles, i think.


Manchild Complete Collection Boxset [DVD]
Manchild Complete Collection Boxset [DVD]
Dvd ~ Nigel Havers

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GET THIS SERIES BACK ON TRACK!, 13 Jun 2007
this DVD was shown as being available from 11th June 07, so what happened? it's a great show - let's have the rest of it!


Braun Oral-B IP17-1 Interspace Replacement Rechargeable Toothbrush Head
Braun Oral-B IP17-1 Interspace Replacement Rechargeable Toothbrush Head
Offered by Seaview Shavers
Price: 4.33

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars not impressed, 5 April 2007
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unless you have large spaces between your teeth, this does no more than the ordinary brush head. a water pick would be much better - if only you could get good ones over here in the UK.


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