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Twelfth Night: Third Series (Arden Shakespeare)
Twelfth Night: Third Series (Arden Shakespeare)
Price: £6.02

5.0 out of 5 stars A Superb Edition of a Superb Play, 24 May 2016
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I am coming back to the Arden Shakespeare editions after a very long pause - nearly 40 years. They have clearly not lost their mojo. The Arden Shakespeare series has always had a very strong academic foundation to the scholarship that informs their presentation of their texts. Twelfth Night amply lives up to their standards. What is interesting is that there now seems to be considerable focus on the play's production history, which gives a different but apt approach. I have two minor quibbles. First, text sourcing seems quite confusing at times, since the editors offer a range of choices as to where their preferred play text comes from, but without explaining why they have chosen the vesion they have nor why they prefer their choice over others on offer. I would prefer a more thorough academic conversation relating to the play's themes, characters and its place within its dramatic and historical context.

However, these discrepancies are minor, and the text stands, and the notes provided give a very full commentary line by line that informs, and very satisfyingly unlocks the play for the modern reader.


The Fast Diet Recipe Book: 150 Delicious, Calorie-controlled Meals to Make Your Fasting Days Easy
The Fast Diet Recipe Book: 150 Delicious, Calorie-controlled Meals to Make Your Fasting Days Easy
by Mimi Spencer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars JUST THE BEST!!!, 19 May 2016
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This book is excellent - it gives a good grounding in what the 5/2 diet involves and why it works - which it does, at least for me - on top of that the recipes that it offers are interesting, and make the food you ARE eating on fast days, of an excellent quality tastewise but also with specfic calorific values. i would recommend it unreservedly.


Glenmorangie The Duthac Single Malt Whisky
Glenmorangie The Duthac Single Malt Whisky
Offered by limato-shop
Price: £79.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent., 22 April 2016
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A superb multi-layered single malt that rolls gently round the taste buds. Excellent.


The Quiet Game (Penn Cage Novels Book 1)
The Quiet Game (Penn Cage Novels Book 1)
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Just an excellent story very well told, 22 April 2016
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A really absorbing thriller - I couldn't put it down - it full of plausible scenarios, well rounded characters a satisfying villain. Just an excellent story very well told.


A Quiet End (John Corey Book 7)
A Quiet End (John Corey Book 7)
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4.0 out of 5 stars It is a Nelson DeMille high octage thriller and if that is what you like you will love this, 22 April 2016
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John Corey retired CID cop and out of favour FBI employee, is his usual bullish, maverick self, locking heads with the people in the FBI that he dislikes so much. He is a trifle irritating as he is so macho, and what seems to drive him is the insult to his machismo when the man he is following disappears on a boat bound for New York. Much of the plot is highly unfeasible, but hugely enjoyable...after all fans don't complain at the collateral damage inflicted on various places by Marvel superheroes. It is a Nelson DeMille high octage thriller and if that is what you like you will love this. I think it is a pity that he seems to have lost his wife who was feisty, intelligent and the clash between their principles and personalities would have provided a nicely domestic layer to the book However, Carey our hero, becomes suitably embroiled with another feisty female partner in danger.
It is nice to see DeMille is still producing the goods.


FoxHunter Kids Child Children Trike Tricycle 3 Wheeler Bike Steel Frame Red New 2-5 Year - Discontinued by Manufacturer
FoxHunter Kids Child Children Trike Tricycle 3 Wheeler Bike Steel Frame Red New 2-5 Year - Discontinued by Manufacturer

5.0 out of 5 stars KMS distributors were excellent. The manufacturer had supplied them with a trike ..., 22 April 2016
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KMS distributors were excellent. The manufacturer had supplied them with a trike that had a key part missing. They responded promptly and efficiently when we informed them of this. They checked to make sure that they understood our problem precisely, They had problems sourcing the exact part for this model of trike, so they simply replaced the complete trike. Throughout ,their service was timely and effective and as a result our grandson has a perfectly functioning trike - well done.


The Advocate's Conviction (The Advocate Series Book 3)
The Advocate's Conviction (The Advocate Series Book 3)
Price: £2.26

4.0 out of 5 stars The Children's Court is a Dangerous Place, 9 Nov. 2015
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This is the second of the series that I have read. The heroine is a foolhardy young lawyer working in the world of the Children's Courts in San Diego. She over commits to her clients because she is trying to compensate for the awful worlds the children in the book live in. However she goes headlong into potentially dangerous situations doesn't seem to learn from experience. The book is quite slow paced, and her adversaries are quite creepy, but the world of children's courts is utterly authentic, and the problems faced by the kids truly awful which give the book a gritty realism that is convincing. This particular book moves quite slowly and the central dilemma of what is really going on is developed at the grindingly slow pace of step by real detective work which is frustrating for a reader looking for a quick read.

However, I like the heroine and her cohort of friends, the grittiness of the world Burrell describes with such authenticity, I just wish that she would be a little more cautious about throwing herself in the way of danger, and also that the will they/ won't they relationship with PJ [ a private eye who carries a torch for her ] would move forward in some way.


Kindle Paperwhite 3G E-reader, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi (Black) - Includes Special Offers
Kindle Paperwhite 3G E-reader, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Free 3G + Wi-Fi (Black) - Includes Special Offers
Price: £169.99

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great piece of kit, shame about the ads, 14 July 2015
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I had a 2nd generation kindle with a keypad, which did its job well but which was really quite clunky if you wanted to use the keyboard. the paperwhite fixes all of these problems. I absolutely love it....though I much preferred the screen savers on the old kindle, being constantly bombarded with adverts of books and kindle accessories is simply too much. This is why four stars, in every other respect the machine itself is very very good and does everything I need it to.
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Sony PlayStation 4 Console with Destiny
Sony PlayStation 4 Console with Destiny
Price: £420.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you want to spend hours gaming then get this console and game set......:), 4 May 2015
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simply superb. Easy to set up easy to use and a fabulous platform for particularly online games. Destiny is a fitting game for the PS4, great worlds, a good story and very challenging - as you are, as you play through the game slightly undergunned. You have to think about how to defeat the foe who are numerous, difficult and canny. Destiny servers are so popular that occasionally they go offline but if you reboot generally you can get back into the game. I found a little help from my sons who were already playing the game, went a long way into getting me accustomed to the way the game works.

The console does everything it is required to do and does it effortlessly. Well done Sony.


Bose ® SoundTrue In Ear Headphones - Black
Bose ® SoundTrue In Ear Headphones - Black

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In Ear Headphones that work!!!!!, 6 Feb. 2015
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Absolutely wonderful They do two things really well. First of all they stay in - which for in ear phones is a must - and second they deliver first class sound quality. I like the fact that you can hear other stuff going on, because I use them a lot walking when it's important to be aware of what cars are doing etc. Having said that the sound quality in your head is rich on base but not too much while retaining very good clarity at the upper end. I only listen to music with them but they go everywhere with me. I think this is money very well spent.


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