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RAC Headlamp / Headlight Beam Deflectors, Beambenders & Convertors SET including FREE GB STICKER & European Motoring leaflet for Continental and UK Driving - Suitable for all vehicles
RAC Headlamp / Headlight Beam Deflectors, Beambenders & Convertors SET including FREE GB STICKER & European Motoring leaflet for Continental and UK Driving - Suitable for all vehicles
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Price: £3.70

2.0 out of 5 stars Not very sticky, 10 Sep 2014
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The deflectors are easy to fit, not messing around looking at car charts to decide what needs to be fixed and a what angle, but a poor product. As other have pointed out these deflectors fall off. One fell of after 2 days, the other stayed stuck. Both were fixed as per instructions.

It would be a nice simple product IF they stuck.


Anti Nausea / Motion Sickness Travel Wrist Bands. Ideal For Holiday And Travel
Anti Nausea / Motion Sickness Travel Wrist Bands. Ideal For Holiday And Travel
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Price: £1.59

1.0 out of 5 stars Luckily not very expense, but still a waste of money., 10 Sep 2014
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Poor product. Falls to pieces very easily


Europe's High Points: Reaching the Summit of Every Country in Europe
Europe's High Points: Reaching the Summit of Every Country in Europe
by Carl McKeating
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.46

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative and makes me want to go walking, 20 Jun 2011
I saw this book and although I am not really into hiking or mountain climblng, I am interested in European countries generally and am always looking for things to do when travelling to foreign countries rather than sitting on a beach or having too much to drink.

For this reason I wasn't sure if this book would appeal to me or whether it would be a waste of money. Given that it gets a 5 star mark from me it definatly appeals and makes me want to go exploring the highest peaks in most countries.

Whats so good about this book is that you dont need to be a keen walker or climber because the highest points in european countries are so diverse (5,642m down to 132m). The book categorises the peaks into 5 from grade 5 (Full alpine kit) to grade 1 (Easy tourist amble), and the good news for those who do not want to go to the expense or effort with full alpine climbs is that there are far more grade 1's than 5's.

I now realise that I have visted 5 out of 50 of the peaks without even trying, and that leaves a further 45 on the list. Even for me 30 of these would be a realistic target without having to invest in any climbing gear and just relying on hiking boots, and when I add on the extra one for Germanys highest peak 2,962m (accessible by cable car) I would have well over half of Europes country peaks covered. (16 peaks are either fully accesble by car or less than 1 hour walk to reach the summits)

If you think this book might not appeal to you because like me you are not a mountain climber but are vaguely interested in walks then this book could be for you. It's informative, funny and entertaining all in one, and may lead to a whole new interest. Highly recommended.


Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
by Steven D. Levitt
Edition: Hardcover

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as freakonomics, 8 April 2010
An enjoyable book that covers some unusual subjects but is not as good as the original freakonomics book.

This one goes into a lot more detail on a single subject and as a result is not as wide-ranging, and does at times feel as if its trying to imply that the reader cannot draw their own conclusions from the initial information provided. The original Freakonomics book didnt go into as much details and left the reader able to draw their own conclusions from the outline facts rather than having everything spelled out for you.

I like the Freakonomic books but if you are new to these then the original is the better of the two in my view.


Irrationality
Irrationality
by Stuart Sutherland
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent, interesting read, 8 April 2010
This review is from: Irrationality (Paperback)
I like this book. Its probably one of the best I have read in the last few years.

It covers so much and gives plenty of examples to back up the 'thoughts', but doesn't get stuck on any one idea for long, typically not more than a page at most and this helps makes this a very easy book to read and leaves you wanting to get to the next page and to the next idea / experiment findings.

Some of the ideas do seem to draw on experiments from a while ago and it could benefit from being updated (the original publication was from 1992 and Im not sure that it has been updated much for this re-print). Other than that and the fact that this book relies possibly too much on laboratory experiment findings this is a very good, enjoyable book. Buy it.


Man Walks Into A Bar: The Ultimate Collection of Jokes and One-Liners
Man Walks Into A Bar: The Ultimate Collection of Jokes and One-Liners
by Mike Haskins
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what it says on the cover, 5 Dec 2009
As comprehensive joke book as you could wish to find. The only missing joke categories appears to be 'knock knock', which is another positive as far as i am concerned.


Propaganda: Photographs from Soviet Archives
Propaganda: Photographs from Soviet Archives
by Mark Holborn
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed, 30 Dec 2007
A non-descript coffee-table book, but one where the photo's are generally not particularly interesting. May be suitable if your into photos of big diameter oil pipelines, otherwise disappointingly poor.

A book that will inevitably end up in those cheap high street bookstores, that will be marked down to something in the region of £3

Best avoided - unless you can get it at a cheap price.
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Bad Lands: A Tourist on the Axis of Evil (Lonely Planet Travel Literature)
Bad Lands: A Tourist on the Axis of Evil (Lonely Planet Travel Literature)
by Tony Wheeler
Edition: Paperback

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I expected a much better book, 28 Jun 2007
Saw this in a shop and purchased it straight away as it sounded interesting and promised a different persepctive on these countries.

I was disapointed by the style of writeing which offered a few insights but not much more than just a mundane storey of one mans travel, which did at time appear to give the reader the impression that it was only written to satisfy the authors ego.

I expected more from such a seasoned traveller. Not worth the money


1000 Places to See Before You Die
1000 Places to See Before You Die
by Patricia Schultz
Edition: Paperback

83 of 93 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wrong Title, 25 July 2004
This book sounds so great and it is for a short while, but its only after a while when you get into it and try to find things that you think should be in there that are missing. The reason for this is that its so westernised in its listing that it falls short on some wonderful places from Asia and others.
Does the british isles really deserve 87 pages, the USA a total of 236 pages, while places such as Egypt (9 pages), Sri Lanka (2 Pages) and india (13 pages), all recieve such little coverage.


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