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Sweet Poison
Sweet Poison
Price: £6.49

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with type II diabetes, 10 Aug. 2015
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So I ordered this book read it then met with my local practice nurse to collect a Blood Glucose monitor.

Last Monday before breakfast my Blood Glucose was 16 (Dangerously high before I had even eaten anything!) and I weighted 20 stone. By Friday I was registering 5.9 (Just inside normal) and I had lost 7lb in weight. Not bad for one week.

I have no doubt that I will lose the 6 stone I intend dumping and my blood levels will be back to where they should be and the reason I am confident is because I now understand how it all works and it is this book that imparted this information to me.

This book ought to be part of the national curriculum and I would certainly recommend absolutely everyone to read it.


There's a Monster in My House (Usborne Lift-the-Flap-Books)
There's a Monster in My House (Usborne Lift-the-Flap-Books)
by Philip Hawthorn
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars My twins favourite, 12 July 2012
This is a fantastic children's book! on each page Millie is telling her two friends (The Noisy Boys - see 'whose making that noise') that there is a monster in the house and under each monster shaped flap there is an innocent explanation. When they get a bit older and its an old favourite you can get them to spot the duck, mouse and spider hiding on each page too. My 21 month old Twins read vast numbers of books and this has been a favourite for at least a year. Bargain! :)


The Moors: The Islamic West 7th-15th Centuries AD (Men-at-Arms)
The Moors: The Islamic West 7th-15th Centuries AD (Men-at-Arms)
by Dr David Nicolle
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flavoursome overview, 22 Mar. 2012
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The only UK review on this book so far is a completely unfair affair by an obviously disgruntled person of poor judgement. If the reviewer wanted a book on El Cid perhaps he could have purchased one, such as the Osprey title 'El Cid and the Reconquista?

This book covers a huge (800 year) period so it ought to come as no surprise to the discerning Reader that it is not very specific. My knowledge of this chunk of the Medieval world could have been squeezed onto the back of a postage stamp: should you be in a similar boat then this could be for you.

David Nicolle provides a potted history of the spread of Islam across the chiefly Berber North Africa and the rise and fall of the various dynasties and Caliphates including the establishment of Moorish Spain. He does a Great job of painting this broad backdrop and an excellent job of pointing out both the similarities between Moorish armies and the more familiar Saracen Middle East as well as highlighting the differences and in this task Angus McBrides excellent illustrations help it along quite nicely. Similarly it details the evolution of the Spanish forces too as they developed from their Muslim roots towards a more European army.

I found this book entertaining and it does what it says on the cover i.e. tells you about `The Moors and the Islamic West' over an 800 year period. For a 48 page soft back book it is obviously overpriced (20p a page!) and it shamefully plugs Osprey products in the text but these points are true of all Osprey titles.
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What Islam Did for us: Understanding Islam's Contribution to Western Civilization
What Islam Did for us: Understanding Islam's Contribution to Western Civilization
by Tim Wallace-Murphy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't do what it says on the tin, 21 Feb. 2012
Invested several hours of my valuable life reading this; still no idea what Islam has done for me.

On any product other than a book this sort of labelling would render the vendor guilty of obtaining money by deception!


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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic toy, 3 Nov. 2011
This is a superb bit of kit: a nice retro metal cab (with a passing resemblence to Corporal Jones's butchers wagon) wooden box and soft but sturdy plastic tyres. My twins love this toy; it solid as a rock but other than plonking them on their rumps a fair bit it doesn't damage them itself and this despite running over each others feet, falling into and out of it and hurling it at each other!


Stormbringer: Dark Fantasy Roleplaying (Stormbringer Roleplaying Game, 2115)
Stormbringer: Dark Fantasy Roleplaying (Stormbringer Roleplaying Game, 2115)
by Lynn Willis
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Elric! the second, 30 Aug. 2011
Stormbringer 1st edition, when first launched was a superb game with a couple of floors, specifically while hugely atmospheric the character generation system which had racial stat modifiers, classes and a very powerful magic system was apt to create some very powerful characters and some very weak ones which while possibly realistic does not make a balanced party. Ultimately of course most referees found ways round this problem without losing the atmosphere of the game, fear of demons and so on. A 4th edition further modified the magic rules and made a few more tweaks

Then along came the 5th Edition called Elric! (The exclamation mark is because there is already an Elric game!)and that has now been followed by this 6th edition.

The whole game has now been sanitised! 3D6 replaced by 2D6+6 so everyone is less diverse, removal of stat modifiers, so everyone is less diverse, all racial modifiers removed so everyone is less diverse, occupations instead of character classes which, you guessed it narrow any diversity.

Basically it makes no difference what you statistics are, where you come from or what your occupation is, from Argimilian Farmer to Pan Tangese Priest you can all have 100%+ on your weapon skills and the ability to use a bland form of runequest battle magic from the outset. Nobody is scared of demons because they all have sorcery themselves.

Well it's certainly fair but all the character has gone from the game. 1st Edition with it resolvable flaws was much better.


Elric!: Dark Fantasy Roleplaying in the Young Kingdoms
Elric!: Dark Fantasy Roleplaying in the Young Kingdoms
by Lynn Willis
Edition: Paperback

1.0 out of 5 stars Sanitised version of an excellent game, 30 Aug. 2011
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I have no idea what the brief was for this version of the Stormbringer RPG but it is simply awful.

Stormbringer had some flaws which needed to be addressed: a combination of characterful racial die modifiers, a character class system and an all or nothing magic system tended to create winner of losers.

Elric! Certainly addresses these issues, now characteristics are almost irrelevant, all nationalities are exactly the same and everyone Soldier or Farmer can start with 100% weapon skills and the ability to cast magic (resembling the battle magic or Runequest) from the start.

So there are no winners or losers, everyone is the same. What a stroke of genius, atmosphere gone completely, but it's all nice and fair.

The combat system is marginally better but it is otherwsie Awful!


The Day Of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy 1943-44 (Liberation Trilogy)
The Day Of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy 1943-44 (Liberation Trilogy)
by Rick Atkinson
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A work of fiction, 27 May 2011
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Yet another US author attempting to re-write history so that the US Army appears to have won it all by themselves. This selective revisionism is getting very boring.............


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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb bit of kit but don't pay these prices!, 26 Jan. 2011
This battery lasts almost 10 times as long as the original battery on my Sony camcorder and I got it from [...] for [...], genuine Sony product from Hong Kong. Bargain!
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DBROTH Floating Foam Camera Strap (Red) For The Canon Powershot D10 Waterproof Digital Camera
DBROTH Floating Foam Camera Strap (Red) For The Canon Powershot D10 Waterproof Digital Camera

2.0 out of 5 stars Adequate but barely, 5 Jun. 2010
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The clip with which one is expected to fix this device to a camera is far to flimsy and the camera just falls out of it. You can however simply tie the camera strap to the float and it works reasonably well. It does float a D10, just about, and wraps around a wrist adequately.


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