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Yorkshire Tales. Third Series Amusing sketches of Yorkshire Life in the Yorkshire Dialect
Yorkshire Tales. Third Series Amusing sketches of Yorkshire Life in the Yorkshire Dialect

2.0 out of 5 stars Not fo mi, 22 Mar 2013
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I hail from Barnsley and find reading the text unchallenging - so it may jus be me missingthe points but I failed to find this ammusing for the most part.


Factoring Humanity
Factoring Humanity
by Robert J. Sawyer
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Factoring Humanity ..., 22 Feb 2013
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... "Factoring Robert J. Sawyer" would be an excellent book if anyone could ever write this, though I suspect it would be a complex novel. This book 'Factoring Humanity' is excellent, please read it - enough said. I would rather spend my time promting the author rather than his individual works. Buy anything of his and I believe that if you have the slightest interst in SF, fundamental science (nothing too heavy) or just darn good story telling then you will be hooked by this author. And, that is where we all benefit. Hopefully the more people that show an interest in RJS' work, then the more he will be prompted to produce - though his offerings are quite prodigious already. Recommend: Flash Foward, Calculating God, Mindscan, WWW trilogy, Neanderthal Parallax trilogy and all the others, Illegal Alien, etc.


Rollback
Rollback
by Robert J. Sawyer
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
Price: 6.28

5.0 out of 5 stars Rollback, 22 Feb 2013
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Robert J. Sawyer is definately worth a read! All of his work - not just this book. Rollback is yet another example of Sawyer's excellent style. He presents an idea, then totally sells that idea to you through his writtings. Concepts that I could never conceive, are stored up in abundance within this particular storytellers mind. Unusual concepts, but ones that he convincese you are attainable. He then draws you in step by step with scientific theories and knowledge that have obviously been very well researched. Then, when you are there living the story in his mind, eagerly even hungerly flicking through the pages, he will have a twist sat there waiting or a concept that you just could not see or consider. Read this it is great, then read Factoring Humanity, then like me, read as much as you can get your hands on. His early stuff is good, this is great and he continues to develope - the WWW trilogy (Watch, Wake, Wonder) are his lastest offerings and they are just the next step in this awesome authors development. Thank you RJS.


Pies and Prejudice: In search of the North
Pies and Prejudice: In search of the North
by Stuart Maconie
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

3.0 out of 5 stars Pies and Prejudice, 22 Feb 2013
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Though as a true Northerner I would have preferred the title to be "Pie and Peas with Prejudice". This work offers a light hearted approach to the many differing claims of just where the North is or where folk believe it may begin as they move 'up country'. In essence what constitutes the North within the many green square acres of England. I'm not sure that Stuart ever really formed an opinion (though it is a while since I read this), however his observations can be ammusing.
I was born in Yorkshire and lived here most of my life, with a brief stay over in Lancashire. I still refer to the lands of Northumberland and Cumberland as "up North" - though do rest assured that the lands of Yorkshire and Lancashire are truely Northern! It is for the people of counties south of these parts to put their own arguments as indeed they do in this offering from Mr Maconie. Give it a read.


Kethani
Kethani
by Eric Brown
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Kethani, 22 Feb 2013
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Wow. I hail from West Yorkshire where this story is set, and settled easily with this beautiful bleak environment. It is the first Eric Brown I have read, but have now already bought "Helix" on the strenght of this. The story is a good original concept with a very apt and well scripted end, although I had been wrong with my presumption of how i thought the story may have panned out.


Avatar (DVD + Blu-ray)
Avatar (DVD + Blu-ray)
Dvd ~ Sam Worthington
Price: 7.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Avatar, 22 Feb 2013
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Excellent DVD. We were promissed an original story with ground-breaking production and I for one was not disappointed with Avatar, though definately one that should be seen in a cinema for the first viewing.


The Story of India with Michael Wood: Complete BBC Series [DVD]
The Story of India with Michael Wood: Complete BBC Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Wood
Price: 6.25

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5.0 out of 5 stars Story of India, 22 Feb 2013
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Bought as gift for regular travellers to India. They approved of this gift, commenting favourably on the scope of photography and the accuracy of the content as far as they could determine from their travels.


Toy Story 3 (2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD)
Toy Story 3 (2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD)
Dvd ~ Tom Hanks
Offered by johntheminiman
Price: 7.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Toy Story, 22 Feb 2013
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I you like Toy Story and Toy Story 2 as we did, how can you not like Toy Story 3. Enchanting stories about friendship, made to the ever high quality of Pixar Animation Studios.


Ganges (BBC Series) [DVD]
Ganges (BBC Series) [DVD]
Price: 5.71

5.0 out of 5 stars Ganges DVD, 22 Feb 2013
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Bought as a gift for two travellers who have frequented India over many years. The DVD is a good representation of the river, its passage and purpose and the regard it is given by the peoples of India.


Crown 5-in-1 Starter Kit : Wine Red (DSi XL)
Crown 5-in-1 Starter Kit : Wine Red (DSi XL)
Offered by Gameseek

3.0 out of 5 stars Starter Kit, 22 Feb 2013
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Does exactly what it was designed to do - no more, no less thus it's score should remain middle of the range.


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