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Pandora's Star (Commonwealth Saga Book 1)
Pandora's Star (Commonwealth Saga Book 1)
Price: £4.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Read this first, 2 Jan. 2015
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If you are intending to read the Void trilogy, please, please read Pandora's Star first!


The Dreaming Void: The Void trilogy: Book One
The Dreaming Void: The Void trilogy: Book One
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5.0 out of 5 stars Complicated, 2 Jan. 2015
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Very complex but a real page turner. Sole complaint is that all the threads but one are set in a single period and it is not even hinted at that one is a thousand years in the past. Didn't stop me reading the rest of the trilogy though, even if it was getting to be a bit f a chore by the very end - these are times of books!


Manuscript Sealing Wax - Red (Pack of 3)
Manuscript Sealing Wax - Red (Pack of 3)
Price: £5.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Soft wax, 2 Jan. 2015
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Poor quality soft wax, not the hard proper sealing wax I was expecting


Christmas Present - A Chronicles of St Mary Short Story (The Chronicles of St Mary Book 5)
Christmas Present - A Chronicles of St Mary Short Story (The Chronicles of St Mary Book 5)
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3.0 out of 5 stars A Clanger!, 2 Jan. 2015
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Not her finest hour. This short story breaks several of the author's self-imposed anti-paradox laws, bringing two previously lost Historians back to the present when they were ten years dead.

I've read my way thought most of Ms Taylor's output in the past few days, being English, a historian (note lower case) of sorts and a sucker for time travel stories. Although the reader's credulity is occasionally stretched thin enough to see through from time to time, it is cheerful, bloodthirsty, very English and gloriously irreverent. Mostly, her research shows her fiction in a very good light and (in my humble opinion) her suppositions about life in different periods of history are more than reasonable.

That said, "Roman Holiday" needs plot revision and in "Christmas Present", our heroine speaks to Contemporaries (those living in the past) in Old English, a language not much heard in the Roman Province of Britannia during the Burning of Colchester! CLANG. Dear me....

That all said, I eagerly await her latest offering at the end of February.


The Evolutionary Void (The Void Trilogy Book 3)
The Evolutionary Void (The Void Trilogy Book 3)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps not for the first timer......, 4 Dec. 2014
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It's a long trilogy with many twists and turns, entirely separate plots and timelines running through the narrative. I'd say that it isn't necessarily for the new reader of science fiction, but for the seasoned reader who isn't dismayed or overborne by the sudden revelation of timeline differences. Obviously, I can't say too much without spoilers!

The engineering is really well done. Nice to be on a proper starship again dropping in and out of hyper space. Recommended.


TRIXES 3M USB Sync Data Charger Lead Cable for iPhone 3 3GS 4 4S iPad 1, 2
TRIXES 3M USB Sync Data Charger Lead Cable for iPhone 3 3GS 4 4S iPad 1, 2
Offered by Digiflex
Price: £2.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Works but s-l-o-w, 31 Oct. 2014
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Well, it works inasmuch that it passes power to the iPad and iPhone without either device getting difficult about it. But it severely slows down the charge rate, the iPad taking 8 hours instead of 5 to charge from 1% battery power. If you are using it plugged in, it does not keep up with power consumption. But if you are not in a hurry and need a long lead, this one is for you.


Faithfull Flap Wheel 50 X 20Mm Coarse
Faithfull Flap Wheel 50 X 20Mm Coarse
Price: £2.58

1.0 out of 5 stars Expensive, 20 Sept. 2014
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Ok but a very expensive way of buying a flap wheel!


The Final, Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey: Aubrey/Maturin series, book 21 (Aubrey & Maturin series)
The Final, Unfinished Voyage of Jack Aubrey: Aubrey/Maturin series, book 21 (Aubrey & Maturin series)
Price: £6.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Needs some enthusiast to finish it!, 20 Sept. 2014
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As fans would expect, but only 100 pages so just sad might have been. Why does no one finish it?


Sir Nigel
Sir Nigel
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretending, 20 Sept. 2014
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Written in a "Prithy sire" mock Elizebethan way. Very quaint! Story is probably good but I couldn't bear to read much of it......


Good Ideas Clip-on Magnifying Glasses (448)-See everything up to 3 times the size
Good Ideas Clip-on Magnifying Glasses (448)-See everything up to 3 times the size
Offered by Good Ideas
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Short range only., 20 Sept. 2014
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GRP, good idea and cheap enough but the clip on bit too s thing plastic and I domt think they'll las that long. The lenses are aberrant at their edges.


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