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Portable USB Micro SD/TF Card Speaker MP3 Music Sound Box w/ FM Radio Yellow
Portable USB Micro SD/TF Card Speaker MP3 Music Sound Box w/ FM Radio Yellow
Offered by highqualityforyou
Price: £7.69

5.0 out of 5 stars I like how it remembers not only which mp3 was playing ..., 19 April 2016
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I use it to play mp3 files on a USB stick and it works well. I like how it remembers not only which mp3 was playing but also where in the mp3 it was at when turned off. Great when partway through an hour-long podcast! The one minus of this product is that the battery recharges via a USB cable so I had to buy an USB-DC adapter but that's a minor quibble.


Pariah [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Pariah [DVD] [2011] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by RAREWAVES USA
Price: £11.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 April 2016
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Excellent film. Great script, acting and direction.


Peva Dolphins Shower Curtain
Peva Dolphins Shower Curtain
Offered by A&J GIFT SHOP
Price: £6.62

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Mar. 2016
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Good quality and as pictured.


London'S Royal Docks In The 1950S: A Memory Of The Docks At Work
London'S Royal Docks In The 1950S: A Memory Of The Docks At Work
by Ae Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.84

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Mar. 2016
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Bought for a friend who is a retired lighterman and he loves it.


The Coat: The Origin and Times of Doggett's Famous Wager
The Coat: The Origin and Times of Doggett's Famous Wager
by R. G. Crouch
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 16 Mar. 2016
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Bought for a friend who is a retired lighterman and he loves it.


FbscTech 5pcs 2GB Swivel Yellow USB 2.0 Flash Disk Memory Thumb Stick
FbscTech 5pcs 2GB Swivel Yellow USB 2.0 Flash Disk Memory Thumb Stick
Offered by Sctech Feb
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Proper yellow!, 16 Mar. 2016
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I've used all five sticks to store mp3s from my PC - some music and some spoken word podcasts - and play them back through an mp3 player with no problem.


Island Dogs Giant Ceramic Bad Decisions Mug, Yellow
Island Dogs Giant Ceramic Bad Decisions Mug, Yellow
Price: £9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Fine but not yellow!, 16 Dec. 2015
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There's nothing wrong with the mug but it is *not* yellow - more like a lime/yellow.


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2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality printing, 24 Sept. 2014
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I bought the white type on yellow fabric version of this shirt. The white type was very pale when it arrived and has almost disappeared at the top of half of the design after a couple of washes. Very disappointing.


Out of Shadows
Out of Shadows
by Jason Wallace
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

6 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Badly written neo-colonialist propaganda, 2 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Out of Shadows (Paperback)
The plot is pretty thin. Robert Jacklin, an English boy, goes to live in newly-independent Zimbabwe. He attends a private boarding school inhabited by unrepentant racist white settlers who resent the democratisation of the country. The central character is eager to be accepted by Ivan, the most sadistic of the Old Rhodesians at the school. This leads to the climax of the novel where Robert thwarts Ivan's assassination attempt against Mugabe but then agonises over whether he did the right thing.

The message of the book is similarly thin. Wallace argues that Mugabe is akin to Hitler (the standard British establishment line) and that perhaps it would have been better if Ivan had succeeded in his plot.

This book is written very firmly from the viewpoint of the white settler community but lacking the honesty to depict the depth of their ignorance and hatred of the native people. Wallace is not a terrible writer but this book would not have been published if it were not for it's message. The characterisation is extremely weak, historical facts are distorted and the dialogue is poor.

If you are nostalgic for the world of pre-Independence Rhodesian boarding schools, you will love this book. If, however, you want to understand Zimbabwe then look elsewhere.
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World Cup Soccer: Chile 62 [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
World Cup Soccer: Chile 62 [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by M and N Media US
Price: £23.19

3.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and nasty, 26 Mar. 2007
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The DVD starts playing immediately on loading - no menu at all - and restarts on completion. It's my own fault for not reading the spec properly that I was surprised that the feature and packaging are in Spanish. Prospective buyers should also note that the feature is in black and white which shouldn't be a shock given the era 1962. My main gripe is that the running time is *not* 90 minutes but a little over half an hour. The three stars are awarded for being able to watch a few moments of Garrincha in action as well as some very full blooded clashes - one player commits a heavy 'tackle' and receives a knock out roundhouse punch in retaliation which nobody seemed too fazed about!


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