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Elizabeth is Missing
Elizabeth is Missing
by Emma Healey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

5.0 out of 5 stars QUITE ASTONISHING DEBUT, 16 Jan. 2016
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Astounding for a first novel, and completely convincing - completely unsentimental, too. I'm left reeling by this writer's ability to draw us into a world where everyday things have lost their names and identities, and thoughts of a moment before disappear so swiftly. She is extraordinarily skilful at constructing a dementia sufferer's reality: a disappearing world cratered by gaps and anomalies. Emma Healey also clearly understands how the elderly are cruelly patronised: the unthinking condescension of even the well-meaning adding to their sense that they are undervalued and not listened to. I shall watch out for this writer's future works with great interest. She's set the bar extremely high, but I'm sure she's up to the challenge.


3kg Bucket Dawn Chorus Mealworm Suet Pellets
3kg Bucket Dawn Chorus Mealworm Suet Pellets
Offered by Garden_Wildlife_Direct
Price: £9.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Birdy treats!, 16 Jan. 2016
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Good stuff: the birds love it. This is a large bucket, will probably last us for at least 2 months.


Pack of 12 Clear 20w G4 12v Halogen Capsule Bulbs / Lamps ~ 2000hrs ~ by electrosmart®
Pack of 12 Clear 20w G4 12v Halogen Capsule Bulbs / Lamps ~ 2000hrs ~ by electrosmart®
Offered by electrosmart
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars very good, warm white light, 5 Jan. 2016
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these arrived this morning - less than 24 hours after i ordered them! well done, supplier. i've used two of them - and they work; don't know about the other ten, and i'm not going to try each one, given how fiddly they are to install. the light is rally good: very bright, and 'warm white'. i'll add to this if i get duff bulbs among the other ten, but so far i'm pleased!


6 Pack of Meridian 100% Smooth Almond Butter 170 g
6 Pack of Meridian 100% Smooth Almond Butter 170 g

5.0 out of 5 stars YUM !, 22 Dec. 2015
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love it! excellent stuff! full of protein, magnesium, calcium... no salt. tastes wonderful. just stir the oil in when first opened, and it stays stirred in. the almond harvest in the USA, i understand, was poor this year, hence the price hike. but this is a very reasonable deal.


VINSUN® E14 LED bulb 5W - 40W light bulbs - warm white - 400lm, E14 spotlight bulb, E14 SES - Pack of 4
VINSUN® E14 LED bulb 5W - 40W light bulbs - warm white - 400lm, E14 spotlight bulb, E14 SES - Pack of 4

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent bulbs, 29 Oct. 2015
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These are great: a really good light with a very wide angle of coverage. The warm light appears to be indistinguishable from the old, incandescent bulbs I had - but brighter and clearer. Very pleased.


Ecco  Light Iv,   Women's Multisport Outdoor Shoes, Blue (denim Blue/marine50887),   6 UK,   39 EU
Ecco Light Iv, Women's Multisport Outdoor Shoes, Blue (denim Blue/marine50887), 6 UK, 39 EU
Price: £61.92

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not the size they say they are, 6 Sept. 2015
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i ordered size 6/39, which is my usual size - but these turned out to be nearly an inch longer than my other shoes. the width fitting is perfect, and the general quality of the shoe is excellent - but i wish now i'd sent them back and ordered 38 instead. i think these are 'men's' size 6, which is why they're too large. they'd have got 5 stars if they'd been a correct sizing.


The Handmaids tale
The Handmaids tale
by Margaret Atwood
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'D GIVE IT SIX STARS IF I COULD, 10 July 2015
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i've read many marvellous books in my lifetime (i'm reading one now: 'All the Light We Cannot See' by Anthony Doerr) but if i had to nominate one book out of them all - and it's a really difficult choice to make - i'd nominate 'The Handmaid's Tale', by Margaret Atwood.
if you've never read it, and you're an intelligent, thinking human - you should. (and it's rare for me to tell anyone that they 'should' read anything.) published in 1985, it's exceptionally well imagined dystopian fiction - and it's now becoming too similar to our present reality to be comfortable. Margaret Atwood, like Doris Lessing, has a panoramic grasp of world events that goes well beyond the merely literary. Both of them have drawn pictures of dystopian futures which are prescient and disturbing. 'The Handmaid's Tale' is not only a great novel, it's a chill wind from a plausible future.


Quest Kyolic Garlic 600mg - 120 Tablets
Quest Kyolic Garlic 600mg - 120 Tablets
Price: £17.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Hard to take, 25 Jun. 2015
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these would be easier to take in vegecap form. as it is, it's like trying to force down a pellet of chalk. apart from that, they semll good and garlicky, so i'd recommend them.


Yogi Tea Breathe Deep 17 Teabags (Pack of 6, Total 102 Teabags)
Yogi Tea Breathe Deep 17 Teabags (Pack of 6, Total 102 Teabags)
Price: £13.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Good stuff, 25 Jun. 2015
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absolutely the tops. the only thing that got me through last winter's virulent coughing bug. and, amazingly for herb tea, it actually tastes nice!


F10975Lc Dunlop Green Flash Womens Casual Toe Cap Trainers Plimsoles Size Uk 6
F10975Lc Dunlop Green Flash Womens Casual Toe Cap Trainers Plimsoles Size Uk 6
Offered by Mr Shoes
Price: £17.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Fits like a... boat., 25 Jun. 2015
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i reckon this is the Unisex size 6/39, not the women's size 6/39. i slip out of the heel at the back, which is annoying, but not annoying enough to go to the trouble of paying the postage and sending them back. other than that, they're fine.


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