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The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women (Mammoth Books)
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories by Women (Mammoth Books)
by Lisa Tuttle
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A mixed collection, but generally good, 21 Oct. 2014
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This is a good collection of ghost stories written by women, although most of them are from modern writers. The ghost story genre is one that can chill the spine or amuse, sometimes in equal measure, but I would have preferred to read more of the Victorian/Edwardian stories, particularly Edith Wharton's. Her ghosts aren't always to the fore and her stories are often more psychological in tone, but the feeling of unease is there nonetheless.


Ladies Hobo Style Italian Tote Handbag Womens Vegan Faux Leather Shoulder Bag
Ladies Hobo Style Italian Tote Handbag Womens Vegan Faux Leather Shoulder Bag

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a perfect bag for the office or for casual wear as ..., 10 Oct. 2014
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This is a perfect bag for the office or for casual wear as it holds so much! It's ideal for anyone who wants to carry a book to read on their daily commute and to have space for all the other daily necessities that women need in their bag. The shoulder strap is useful too. A great buy, and I would look at more AB Collezioni bags in future.


20 Notecards and Envelopes: Impressionist Paintings - a delightful pack of high-quality fine-art gift cards and decorative envelopes(card pack, stationery)
20 Notecards and Envelopes: Impressionist Paintings - a delightful pack of high-quality fine-art gift cards and decorative envelopes(card pack, stationery)
by Peony Press
Edition: Stationery
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful art cards, 1 Aug. 2014
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These notecards are perfect for any occasion as you can personalise your message. They're particularly good for art lovers - I recently sent one (Irises by van Gogh) to a friend and she loved it.

The cards are of excellent quality but my only gripe would be that the envelopes have very little glue so need a bit of sticky tape to seal if a card is being posted. Otherwise, a great buy and I would use this seller again.


Bronnley Orange and Jasmine Eau Fraiche 100ml
Bronnley Orange and Jasmine Eau Fraiche 100ml
Offered by Cosmetic Co
Price: £5.78

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars refreshing eau fraiche spritzer and is perfect for hot and humid days, 1 Aug. 2014
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This is a lovely, refreshing eau fraiche spritzer and is perfect for hot and humid days. The orange is not overpowering or sickly and you can spray it liberally. The scent is light so doesn't last that long but it's ideal to wear for the office as you won't overpower colleagues with a cloud of perfume! I will probably buy another bottle or try a different scent in the range - highly recommended.


The Choral Collection
The Choral Collection
Price: £7.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Music to soothe/chill out to, 11 July 2014
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This review is from: The Choral Collection (Audio CD)
I bought this CD for my mother who loves John Rutter's music. Her feedback was very positive - she's very hard to please re music - so this was a perfect gift.


Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation
Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation
by Judith Mackrell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.19

4.0 out of 5 stars If you want a book that describes the Roaring Twenties' Smart Set, then this is for you, 11 July 2014
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Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation is a very vivid snapshot of the lives of six women at a time when society was loosening its control of women after 1918. Lady Diana Cooper and Nancy Cunard came from very privileged backgrounds where money was a huge advantage when it came to personal freedom. Nancy Cunard's life was particularly vividly described although her life ended very tragically.

Josephine Baker was probably the most interesting of the lot and many French people still talk about her - her funeral was attended by thousands. If you want a book that describes the Roaring Twenties' Smart Set, then this is for you. I found it fascinating.


A Social History of the Third Reich (Penguin history)
A Social History of the Third Reich (Penguin history)
by Richard Grunberger
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 12 Year Reich - an eye-opener on everyday life, 26 May 2014
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Having watched Generation War on BBC2 recently, I wanted to read this book to gain more insight into daily life in the Third Reich. It's extremely well written and Richard Grunberger's style is not dry as so many historians fall into this trap. The book arrived quickly and is an acceptable copy.


20 Notecards and Envelopes: Paintings By Van Gogh - a delightful pack of 20 high-quality fine-art gift cards and decorative envelopes (card pack, stationery)
20 Notecards and Envelopes: Paintings By Van Gogh - a delightful pack of 20 high-quality fine-art gift cards and decorative envelopes (card pack, stationery)
by Peony Press
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars For the art lover, someone who hates twee cards!, 26 May 2014
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Great selection of cards of excellent quality. Ideal for all occasions, but particularly for art lovers.


Simple Gifts
Simple Gifts
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £11.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple Gifts - a perfect gift, 26 May 2014
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This CD was bought as a gift for my mother as she loves Bryn Terfel's voice. She loved it and has played it to death since receiving it. It was a bargain and the seller sent it very quickly, so 5 stars, and I would use this seller again.


Death Comes to Pemberley [DVD]
Death Comes to Pemberley [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matthew Rhys
Price: £6.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Brooding and atmospheric production, 7 April 2014
I read Death comes to Pemberley by P D James and was disappointed, so came to this miniseries with trepidation over the Christmas holiday. From the start, things developed quickly and the whole mood was very atmospheric, with dark and deep woods and an ominous feel. I was hooked. Matthew Rhys as Darcy and Anna Maxwell Martin as the Darcys were excellently cast and Lizzie had a quiet maturity in her new role as chatelaine of a large country house. Tom Ward is always worth watching and looked delicious in his costumes AND on horseback, but Trevor Eve as Sir Selwyn almost stole the show. He came across as a rather sinister individual who wanted a hanging ("we have our man") as quickly as possible.

Mr Bennett made me laugh out loud when he escaped to Pemberley's library to get away from his shrill wife. Books! Peace and quiet at last. Again, perfect casting for James Fleet.

This production was ideal: cast, costumes, music and, above all, photography. 5 stars.


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