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Battery for TOSHIBA PA3536U-1BRS PA3537U-1BRS PABAS100
Battery for TOSHIBA PA3536U-1BRS PA3537U-1BRS PABAS100
Offered by TradeMarket
Price: £13.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Satisfied, 7 Mar 2013
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Ordered Friday night, dispatched Monday, arrived (in a different country) by DHL on Tuesday morning!

Battery had a 70% charge, and worked straight away. First feel of battery life is around 90 minutes, but it varies depending on how the laptop is being used.

I had ordered a replacement battery for my Toshiba P300-1C9 from another company, but it didn't work (not recognised by MS-Win7, nor Linux Operating systems) and would not charge, nor would it boot from battery alone. Although that company sent a replacement, it also didn't work.

So I was very doubtful when ordering this battery via Amazon, especially as it was half the price of the other company. Above all, the fact that it works makes it a 5-star for me. Add in the lower price and the speed of delivery, then it is a definite success. Battery life is always variable, and in any case, the old battery had a life of 5 minutes, so this has to be a major improvement.

Certainly, a good buy!


Looking for Mrs Livingstone
Looking for Mrs Livingstone
by Julie Davidson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and informative - well researched., 21 Jan 2013
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Couldn't put it down, had to find out what happened next.

Well written, in an excellent English, somewhat rare nowadays.

The author starts and the end of Mary Livingstone's life and follows the route of her journeys through Africa, and her return to the UK.

Little is known about Mary Livingstone and this book reveals a strong and determined woman, who got on with life, on her own and with Livingstone himself. Born a Moffat, daughter of a well-known missionary she was well respected and her position offered opportunities to Livingstone that he would not otherwise have had.

Traveling on ox-carts, bearing 6 children in Africa, popular with the indigenous peoples and speaking several of their languages, she comes across as a forthright and capable woman. Constrained by the Victorian mode of the time, she followed her husband's dictates and returned to Scotland, where she waited for four years with her parents-in-law. With little money, she left for London and lived in Hackney with her children, until summoned back to Africa as the wife of the famous Dr. Livingstone.

Read it if you enjoy history, good English and a fascinating story.


Dark Water
Dark Water
by Caro Ramsay
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Glasgow detective thriller, 29 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Dark Water (Paperback)
This is the first time I have read Caro Ramsay. The reviews were very positive, but I didn't find it quite lived up to expectations. I never really felt at home with her characters, especially DC Browne (a bit part player) who eluded me completely. The plot twists and turns, and I was never sure where we were going. Small details disconcerted me, at one point the fog is so thick the characters can barely see more than 4 feet in front of them, then DC Costello is looking at the sparkling lights over the water.

It's not a bad read, but it's not the greatest detective I've ever read.


Halfhead
Halfhead
by Stuart B. MacBride
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A futuristic blood and guts romp, 29 Mar 2011
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Glasgow in the future, searing heat and monsoons, scrubbers in the sky, skyscraper living units that have become slums, and a police force that needs Thrummers, Whompers and Zappers to go about their business. The halfheads are convicted criminals who have been facially disfigured, lobotomized and set to menial duties. However, one isn't quite like the others and wants revenge. Macbride's black humour and Glasgow repartee are still present, as are the gruesome details of brutal murders, disfigurement and gory firefights. Towards the end, it feels like participating in a computer game of Quake or Duke Nukem.

Not his best work, though if you like the blood and guts aspect of Macbride this will suit you, the more delicate natured will probably find it disagreeable.


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