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Pearls
Pearls
by Beatrix Chadour-Sampson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £25.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, surprise error on one page., 11 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Pearls (Hardcover)
An excellent book, a possible cornerstone to any book collection and packed full of information. Was sad to see some fantastic items that were on display at the original exhibition were omitted but that does not detract from the rest which is a feast for the eyes. Both jewelers and those with a general interest in pearls will love this book.

A point of order, however, the large photo on page 147 (Hardback issue) of the turban jewel...is upside down!


Exploring Resin Jewelry: Simple Techniques for 26 Projects
Exploring Resin Jewelry: Simple Techniques for 26 Projects
by Heidi Boyd
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.59

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books on the subject, 22 Oct 2013
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I was looking for a book to add to my growing library on resin and I certainly was not disappointed. Highly informative, helpful page by page with fabulous ideas that would easily get the creative juices flowing even with a total beginner.

All the projects fitted in with what I have planned for future projects, as well as pointing me to new ideas. The guide on the resins was helpful too, but this is the only drawback - its all aimed for the American market and most of the products at time of writing are not available in Europe. However, this should not put off readers as there are plenty of similar alternative around both on Amazon and in larger craft shops to enable you to start at once. The same applies for some of the bezels, available as imported ranges at independent bead shops.

If you are new to resin casting I thoroughly recommend this book, although there may be ideas for more experienced casters amongst you. If like me you find 'Ice cube tray' shapes rather unimaginative and want to push the envelope to develop your own quirky style, then the ideas in this book will soon get you exploring new techniques.


BRAND NEW FOR ACER ASPIRE 5333 5336 5552 LAPTOP ENGLISH KEYBOARD UK LAYOUT BLACK COLOUR
BRAND NEW FOR ACER ASPIRE 5333 5336 5552 LAPTOP ENGLISH KEYBOARD UK LAYOUT BLACK COLOUR
Offered by WishingDeals
Price: £11.48

4.0 out of 5 stars It works, but please provide a clear photo in the description., 21 Oct 2013
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Does what it says, although a clearer photo of this keyboard would have been good - it was so blurry it was impossible to see if everything matched up. But apart from this niggle, the keyboard has been replaced and everything works once more. Thank you.


Trust Elight LED Illuminated Keyboard
Trust Elight LED Illuminated Keyboard
Price: £22.72

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the highest quality, but a nice starter set., 29 Sep 2013
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I would give this 5 stars but sadly after just a month of use the paint is wearing off the keyboard letters. The letter 'N' is already a blur, and I class myself as a low to mid term typist. Not ideal if you are a high-use typist, perhaps a non-glowing set may be better for you.


Persuasion : Complete BBC Adaptation [1995] [DVD]
Persuasion : Complete BBC Adaptation [1995] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Amanda Root
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: £16.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best version of this classic Austen, 13 Mar 2009
Basically, there is not a lot more I can add to this review - the book may be less well-known then Austen's other more famous novels, but it has been filmed in such a way that the viewer is almost as engaged in the scene as much as the characters.
Captain Wentworth is the right age (normally too young an actor is cast in this role), although I thought the leading lady was made up rather too plain.
All in all this is a better version than the later, ITV one (which had added scenes to please the director and annoy the Austen fans) and this DVD is a pleasant antidote to the current doom and gloom. Get yourself a copy, crack open your favourite wine and put your feet up after a long day. You will be glad you did.


Ethnic Identity and Imperial Power: The Batavians in the Early Roman Empire (Amsterdam University Press - Amsterdam Archaeological Studie)
Ethnic Identity and Imperial Power: The Batavians in the Early Roman Empire (Amsterdam University Press - Amsterdam Archaeological Studie)
by Nico Gerardus Antonius Maria Roymans
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plenty of research packed into this book, 13 Mar 2009
This book may have an obscure title but has much to offer. With information to interest both the Iron Age and the Roman researcher it offers much to both Archaeologist and history buff alike, especially if you are researching the Flanders and Brabant part of Europe.

Well illustrated with images based on the latest research, new information on previously little known Celtic metalwork (in this case swords) and even glass bangles are covered. Some of the information would also be usefull for other researchers covering a Celt or Roman theme within their works.

However, if you don't have an academic background you may struggle with some parts of the book as its heavily research-based.


Faintheart [DVD] [2008]
Faintheart [DVD] [2008]
Dvd ~ Eddie Marsan
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Price: £1.93

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A cheery British comedy, 22 Feb 2009
This review is from: Faintheart [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
I initially resisted viewing this film as it appears to be yet another attack on reenactors, making them out as nothing more than sad anoraks (I don't know any that are Trekkie's for instance). But a friend put on this film one evening to a room full of fellow reenactors and I found myself actually drawn into the film, enjoying it and laughing.
I agree that the big names are terribly under-used; other areas could have also been explored and I didn't understand why his son was having such a bad time at school. All the reenactment kids I know tend to be seen as 'cool' by their peers...
You will find yourself finishing the film with a smile on your face and feeling happy. A nice antidote to current life.


Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England: AD 450-700 (CBA Research Reports)
Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon England: AD 450-700 (CBA Research Reports)
by Penelope Walton Rogers
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Packed with excellent information, but author misses some points., 19 Sep 2008
If you are an archaeologist who needs good reference materials on your bookshelf for report writing, or what I call a 'serious' reenactor (someone who avoids man-made materials and ensures everything worn is documented) then this book is an excellent investment and addition to your collection.
There were a couple of down points, such as the sparse information on girdle hangers such as the 'keys' and the crystal balls which came to less than a paragraph, and children, which came to nearly a page. A lot of material was needlessly concentrating on veils, at the cost of other important points. I find this surprising due to what is commonly found in woman's graves. Even the Fylfot brooches are ignored with the exception of one poorly executed illustration even though one appears on the front cover.
However, I did find this book very useful and even with some pieces missing I still feel it has much to offer both archaeologist and the reenactor.


The Berlin Diaries 1940-45
The Berlin Diaries 1940-45
by Marie Vassiltchikov
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.59

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly Compelling, 31 Mar 2007
These are the absorbing wartime diaries of Marie "Missie" Vassiltchikov, a White Russian who worked in a German foreign office in Berlin from 1940-45. Idealistic, vivacious and observant, Missie was a diarist of the first order, and her book is both a detailed portrait of 1940's Berlin and a gripping account of political conspiracy. She wrote her diary in English and is very detailed throughout with occasional humour. Her accounts of the bombing raids are so descriptive you can almost imagine being there yourself, brushing off the dust. Missie was also unwittingly in the centre of the most famous plot which led to the failed assassination of Hitler at the Wolf's Lair. Towards the end of the war she became a nursing Helferin before finally fleeing the advancing Russian army, where the diary ends.

The book had me gripped from start to finish, and is clear and easy to read throughout. I cannot recommend it enough.


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