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Dirty Tricks (Crime)
Dirty Tricks (Crime)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, witty, entertaining, gripping, 21 Nov 2013
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An astonishingly good read. Almost certainly the most clever and witty thriller I have ever read. I originally read this book when it first came out, but re-reading it again now as an ebook gave me just as much pleasure and entertainment. Brilliant from any aspect. I'm only said to learn that Dibdin died in 2007.


Bringing It All Back Home (2010 Mono Version)
Bringing It All Back Home (2010 Mono Version)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bob Dylan at his very best, 7 Nov 2013
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This album dates to 1965, just when he was transforming himself from a folk singer to a fully fledged rock star. This album marks this transition - it is still him with his guitar, harmonica and unique poetical vocals, but alongside him is a band adding extra depth and interest and able to expand his vision. At the time he was very much criticized by small-minded folk music "purists" but Dylan was never just a mere folk singer - he was far too important to remain within a small and specialist clique, he was keen to bring his music to the outside world and we have all benefited from his genius, artistry, and especially his richly emotive lyrics which equal the evocative and expressive words of any poet of the 20th century. In this album he marks his path towards his rightful place as the towering giant of music - of any form or style - of our time.


Farrow & Ball Living with Colour
Farrow & Ball Living with Colour
by Ros Byam Shaw
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.40

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book to look at, 6 Dec 2012
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We bought this book to help us decide on a new colour scheme when considering having the house repainted. We live practically next door to a Farrow and Ball shop in Marylebone, (London, UK) so it's logical that we'd get our paints from them. This book is very nicely laid out and with beautiful photographs of great interiors with super colours, but it's not much more than a glorified brochure. I suppose that I shouldn't expect anything more about the psychology of colour combinations, etc.....but I did. Hence only 4 stars rather than 5 from me. Still a beautiful book, and I'm glad to have bought it.


David Attenborough - Life in the Undergrowth [DVD]
David Attenborough - Life in the Undergrowth [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Attenborough
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 6 Dec 2012
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Read my review of Life in Cold Blood to read about what I think of this most brilliant of men - David Attenborough


David Attenborough - The Private Life of Plants [DVD] [1995]
David Attenborough - The Private Life of Plants [DVD] [1995]
Dvd ~ David Attenborough
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: 25.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 6 Dec 2012
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Read my review of Life in Cold Blood to read about what I think of this most brilliant of men - David Attenborough


David Attenborough - Life in Cold Blood [DVD]
David Attenborough - Life in Cold Blood [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Attenborough
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant as all of David Attenborough's films, 6 Dec 2012
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I suppose I will not be illuminating anyone, but I feel that David Attenborough is one of those very, very rare people who transcend their subject, the thing that they do, to become it. He IS nature film making, he does not just MAKE the films. And he represents in it's greatest form what a scientist should be - persuasive, welcoming, clear, and sparking off in you a deep interest in what is his great passion - the natural world. A great man whose films are the very pinnacle of their genre. The Life in Cold Blood is as endlessly fascinating and remarkable as all of the other series he has made - backed up with the absolute best of filming techniques and innovations.


Wacom Wireless Accessory Kit
Wacom Wireless Accessory Kit
Price: 28.63

45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful but not really necessary, 6 Dec 2012
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I got this along with the Small Wacom Tablet after reading the reviews saying that I absolutely needed it. Well, believe me, you don't. Firstly, the tiny battery only lasts a day so you will need to always have a usb cable trailing out of the back of your computer in anycase in order to charge it up each and every day. In most cases, I just leave the cable plugged in. I suppose that it is useful if you are in the habit of taking a laptop to your local Starbucks (unless you are boycotting them because they do not pay their taxes, so maybe your local Costa Coffee) and working with your laptop and a tablet (careful not to spill any coffee or muffin crumbs on the tablet) then I can see the point of this wireless accessory kit but it's rare that you would ever be sitting on a sofa and operating a computer running Photoshop for intricate retouching at 5 yards distance.
So.....useful, but far from a necessity. I will give it 3 stars because it works great and looks neat and is well made.......but it's fairly much asking you to spend money for nothing, as you'll still have that cable lying across your desk.
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Wacom Intuos5 Pen and Touch Small Graphics Tablet
Wacom Intuos5 Pen and Touch Small Graphics Tablet
Offered by In2digital

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant for use with Photoshop or similar, 6 Dec 2012
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This size is really all you need unless you are a painter and are accustomed to working with large sweeping arm gestures. For those who work on computers, the small size is plenty big enough for even very intricate work. It takes a while to get used to using the pen and learning all the controls and options but Photoshop was basically designed to be used with such an instrument, and using PS with a mouse, or (worse!) the Apple trackpad (as I have done for well over a year), will just give you RSI. Give your arm and hand a break and get this fantastic Wacom graphics tablet, you won't ever look back.


The Crisis of Crowding: Quant Copycats, Ugly Models, and the New Crash Normal (Bloomberg)
The Crisis of Crowding: Quant Copycats, Ugly Models, and the New Crash Normal (Bloomberg)
by Ludwig B. Chincarini
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 23.82

5.0 out of 5 stars Illuminating and interesting, 14 Sep 2012
As an evaluation of the financial world surrounding the recent turbulent of the past few years, this book is deeply illuminating and fascinating. It is extremely well researched and written by a real academic (rather than by a journalist and filled with hollow sound bites and clichés which is what we normally get). I found Chincarini's style to be fresh and informative, sensibly putting forward his arguments in an eminently clear and concise manner. It will appeal to those who have little or no knowledge of finance or economics, to academics and university professors, as well as to those working in the hotbed of the financial world. If you have any interest in the important events of the 21st century, you should read this book and consider it's implications.


The Empire Stops Here: A Journey along the Frontiers of the Roman World
The Empire Stops Here: A Journey along the Frontiers of the Roman World
by Philip Parker
Edition: Hardcover

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth getting if you're interested in the far-flung areas of the ROman EMpire, 16 Nov 2009
Written in a captivating style, exhaustively researched and backed up with a very impressive and thorough grasp of the history of the time, this is an extraordinarily well written academic book which can also act as a travel guide.

Philip Parker has managed to fuse contextual depth and scholarly rigour to a travel book, and to make an academic tome of ancient history jump to life.

If you are interested in Roman history, this is a terrific book to further your knowledge, written by an expert on the subject, but it also serves as an unrivalled and invaluable guide to take with you and to read, perhaps piecemeal, during a trip to a ruined temple on a dusty desert plain, a hilltop fort or ancient villa, or any other Roman remain or town that one might visit in Syria, Morocco, Egypt, Spain, Britain, Eastern Europe, or any of the far flung fringes of the Roman empire.

Definitely worth getting - this might be a model for how all history books will be written in the future.


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