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1.0 out of 5 stars Extemely heavy and bulky, 22 Jun. 2014
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Having bought a Soda stunt scooter at Christmas, which was great, I thought this would be similar but very disappointed with this model. it is extremely heavy, bulky and much much bigger than any other scooters I have bought and I would not recommend for a child under 10 years old.


Andrew James Large 33 Litre Capacity Black Mini Oven And Grill With Double Hot Plates - Includes 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Andrew James Large 33 Litre Capacity Black Mini Oven And Grill With Double Hot Plates - Includes 2 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! Better than expected, 11 Jun. 2014
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The oven arrived within the time it stated when I ordered it. We have no kitchen for a few months so I was looking for a stand in for cooking a for a fmaily of 5! I roasted a chicken and potatoes for the family and have used it several times since and also the 2 hotplates. Everything heats up quickly. I would definitely recommend this product.


The Quick and the Dead: Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in the Great War
The Quick and the Dead: Fallen Soldiers and Their Families in the Great War
by Richard van Emden
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.95

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Quick and the Dead, 3 Nov. 2011
The Quick and the Dead looks at the desperate plight of soldiers in France and simultaneously, the struggle of the families at home, which to my knowledge hasn't been written about before. The book describes what it meant to be a soldier separated from his family, wondering whether they would ever see them again. At the same time their wives struggling under the enormous burden of trying to hold a family together, while always fearing that knock on the door and the telegram that their husband had died.

What makes this book are the interviews with the last children of those who fell in action. Emden has interviewed perhaps two dozen children and their stories are heartbreaking. There is an interview with Clara Whitfield, who is aged 104, speaking of the work she had to undertake after the death of her father, the old hands she had as a ten year old scrubbing floors to supplement the family income. Her last words, 'Life! I could tell you something but I won't bore you with my tears', brought a lump to my throat.

The book delves into areas I knew nothing about. There are the fraudsters preying on the desperation of families, promising to find missing men in return for money, and the families themselves, distraught that their loved ones would remian overseas and who took it upon themselves to go and dig up their relatives in the hope of smuggling them home.

For me it is the living testimony that is so gripping, the tragedy of war brought home and the lives of the children who had to suddenly grow up. The loss never goes away. 'Thank you for the five years of happiness,' wrote one 98 year old on a wreath to her father, 'I have missed you all my life'.

I loved this book and would definitely recomend it.


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