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A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano
A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano
by Katie Hafner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.43

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for Gould groupies, 13 Sept. 2012
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Actually it's for anyone who is interested in piano music. You'll learn a lot about the importance of the instrument to the pianist, and particularly how critical one piano and it's set-up was to the amazing music of the incomparable Glenn Gould.


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3.0 out of 5 stars Not for car keys, 13 Sept. 2012
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It's quite nice - but it won't easily accomodate average size car keys, and the internal key holders have very sharp edges.


Dali Zensor 1 Speakers Per Pair Black
Dali Zensor 1 Speakers Per Pair Black
Offered by Nottingham HiFi Centre
Price: £199.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent small speaker, 13 Sept. 2012
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Very impressed with these - in fact this is the second pair I've purchased. Only used for piano and choral music - no idea about how they sound with other stuff. Life is too short to listen to poor speakers.


Acctim Agora Big Digit LED Alarm Clock
Acctim Agora Big Digit LED Alarm Clock

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A belter!, 10 July 2012
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Terrific clock - attractive, easy to set, loud but not apocalyptic. Excellent value and highly recommended - by far the best bedside clock I have had.


RPAC USB DAC & Headphone Amplifier
RPAC USB DAC & Headphone Amplifier

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 17 May 2012
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Great product - plug in USB lead, plug in your headphones and listen to great sound. I've used two DACs before - a cheap one with a headphone socket and a very expensive one without and listened through the amp headphone socket. This is much better than either of them. Expensive, but life is too short to put up with unsatisfactory sound.


August DVB-T202 USB Freeview Tuner Stick - External PC TV Card with Digital (DVB-T) Television Receiver and PVR Style Recorder - Wintv Dongle Supported by Windows 7 / Vista / XP for Desktop and Laptop Computer
August DVB-T202 USB Freeview Tuner Stick - External PC TV Card with Digital (DVB-T) Television Receiver and PVR Style Recorder - Wintv Dongle Supported by Windows 7 / Vista / XP for Desktop and Laptop Computer
Offered by Daffodil UK
Price: £22.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Surpisingly good, 1 May 2012
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First ever dongle - I didn't expect it to work. To my surprise, with a simple amplified indoor aerial it's giving very good pictures on more than enough channels for me, in a house with limestone wall two feet thick. Highly recommended.


Acoustic Solutions SP111 DAB and FM Tuner
Acoustic Solutions SP111 DAB and FM Tuner

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fine to begin with. But ..., 31 Mar. 2012
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Second one of these I have owned - their great advantage is the headphone socket with volume control, so that you can use it without an amp or speakers. Initially all was well: then the presets would disappear and have to be reset; next the screen display would come and go; now it will no longer tune to any DAB stations while still working on FM. Really not to be recommended.


The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain
The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain
by Maria Rosa Menocal
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PROFOUND BUT APPROACHABLE, 31 Mar. 2012
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If you have any interest at all in the many interactions between Christianity, Islam and Judaism, you owe it to yourself to read this book. I approached it as a relatively uninformed layman with an interest in Islamic art, music of the middle ages and the romance languages, who had found himself more moved than he had expected by visits to Andalusia. I came away from it with a much greater understanding of the history of Al Andalus and the extraordinary ways in which the faiths had interacted during this crucial stage in the development of our world. I won't attempt to summarise it - simply to say that it is beautifully written, by a writer with the deepest insights into her subject, and that is has changed quite significantly how I view a whole range of issues of faith, culture, art, music and language. The only possible criticism, in my view, is a degree of repetition as she views the subject through the prism of different individuals: it's still worth sticking with it to the very last page.


PURE i-20, Digital Dock for iPod/iPhone with Hi-Fi Quality Audio and Video Output
PURE i-20, Digital Dock for iPod/iPhone with Hi-Fi Quality Audio and Video Output
Offered by iZilla
Price: £42.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific!, 27 Feb. 2012
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Excellent value. For £70 you get very high quality digital output to your hifi. Extremely easy to set up, and it's a doddle to dock and use your iPhone as the source. As far as I can see, the dinky remote - which my wife loves - simply controls the volume. Very rapid delivery from Amazon, and excellent packaging by Pure.


Monaco Professional High Quality Heavy Duty Ear Defenders SNR 36. Serious Ear Protectors.
Monaco Professional High Quality Heavy Duty Ear Defenders SNR 36. Serious Ear Protectors.
Offered by PROTECTAPRO
Price: £19.79

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 24 Feb. 2012
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Purchased for my wife, who always gets a migraine after flying. We live on the Isle of Man, and need to use planes not infrequently. She used these for the first time recently, with no migraine. They are very effective in cutting out engine noise - they're not elegant, but who cares. Highly recommended.


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