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ResultSport®Wooden Wobble/Balance Board with Anti-Slip PVC surface (40cm)
ResultSport®Wooden Wobble/Balance Board with Anti-Slip PVC surface (40cm)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality professional item, 7 Jun. 2015
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I'm currently recovering from an accident and as part of my rehab my physiotherapist recommended I purchase a wobble board so I could strengthen my ankles at home. This is an excellent, sturdy, professional-standard board, with good foot grip which I can already feel is doing me good. Although I'd already been given exercises, it came with a sheet recommending further exercises, which is really helpful. Also a bargain compared to others available which are twice the price. Excellent value and quality - thoroughly recommended.


Au Reservoir
Au Reservoir
Price: £4.29

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly horrid - when fanfic goes wrong, 30 Dec. 2014
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Mr Fraser-Sampson has, to use modern parlance, taken diabolical liberties with E.F. Benson's beloved characters. The final chapter and epilogue were reminiscent of the final episode of the drama "Six Feet Under", when you see the characters die. There were some nice moments, but the constant references to characters ageing, possible signs of dementia and indeed the clear signpostings of unhappy endings made for an uncomfortable read. Tilling and its inhabitants are timeless and not to be destroyed at the whim of a man trying to make a quick buck. Let's hope that Mr Fraser-Sampson has written his last Lucia book (he'll have to write them as prequels if he hasn't) and perhaps Tom Holt can follow up his excellent "Lucia in Wartime" and "Lucia Triumphant". Alternatively, given the wild success of his new TV adaptation, perhaps Steve Pemberton can find time to pen a new story.
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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 31 Oct. 2014
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Unputdownable


Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones series Book 3)
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones series Book 3)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still Mad About The Girl, 3 Jan. 2014
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I began Mad About The Boy with real reservations, given the negative reviews. However, Helen Fielding has provided her readers with a warm and winning conclusion to the Bridget Chronicles. Yes, Bridget is sometimes dippy to a degree that doesn't seem possible in a 51 year old woman (personally I'm still having difficulty in reconciling her age to the previous books)but there are redeeming moments of motherly love to melt the hardest hearts. With the exception of the incredibly annoying Shazza, the old friends remain, and Talitha proves an inspired addition. The boy in question, Roxby McDuff, could have been incredibly annoying, but turns out to be an endearing creation and is an inspired leitmotif of how relationships coalesce in the digital age. As an addicted tweeter myself (follow me @BlueBaby67), I found Bridget's struggles with social media particularly enjoyable.

However, although it's not to be between The Roxster and Bridget, a plot device that's apparent almost from the outset provides a happy ending for everyone.

Thoroughly recommended light reading.


All Change: Cazalet Chronicles Book 5 (The Cazalet Chronicle)
All Change: Cazalet Chronicles Book 5 (The Cazalet Chronicle)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointments and regrets, 3 Jan. 2014
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I start to write this having just learned of the death of the author, Elizabeth Jane Howard. One of her last interviews, with the Daily Telegraph, includes the telling sentence about the hiatus between Casting Off, the fourth Cazalet novel, and All Change - "absolute hell from a continuity point of view. You keep on having to remember what you called someone's chauffeur 15 years ago. It's quite hard work, that."

And it shows. All Change is a dreary, depressing read. The children lack the charm of the previous generation, and the quasi-incestuous storyline beggars belief (yes, I'm well aware that Edward molested the teenage Louise, but she reacted with revulsion. This particular "relationship" is beyond any kind of credibility). Diana turns into a monster promised in Casting Off. Villy continues as the wronged heroine. Simon turns into another Christopher. One particular death is a real shock which the readers could have been spared. I genuinely wish that Miss Howard, may she rest in peace, had stopped at four volumes and left us devotees with our memories.


THE RED HAND GANG
THE RED HAND GANG
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5.0 out of 5 stars Caught Red Handed, 7 Feb. 2013
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The story starts with a journey on the Underground, and the motifs that will reappear throughout the book soon become apparent. The story is well structured - night literally follows day, with an occasional glance back to the past, and there are plenty of signposts to events that happen later on in the novel.

This is a book where despair is liberally leavened with hope. The poverty of inner-city estates and famine-hit Africa contrast vividly with the good works of The Red Hand Gang. The charity walk along the Thames from its source is a 21st century, beautifully bonkers, reverse version of Three Men in a Boat.

The narrator's extraordinary dreams will leave you with mental images of familiar London landmarks that will never be the same again - the names Mudchute and Pudding Mill Lane will give you a warm glow in your heart forevermore. The themes of religion and redemption won't be to everyone's liking, but if you have even the slightest shred of faith they will strike a chord with you.


The Adventuress
The Adventuress
by Nicholas Coleridge
Edition: Hardcover
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing and badly researched, 31 Dec. 2012
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I had high hopes of this novel following positive reviews. However I found it not only disappointing, but the characterisation poor (two dimensional) and the chapters referring to Cath's marriage to a Manchester Utd player were ridiculous. In the mid to late 80s and into the early 90s, footballers were not socially feted - indeed were borderline social pariahs - and I have no recollection of any magazine covering any player weddings, least of all for £250,000. Also there are no circumstances in which a player's girlfriend would be allowed to accompany him to away games and stay in the team hotel. Finally, Portsmouth Football Club have never been called Portsmouth City. Mr Coleridge could have looked that up on Wikipedia.

Vanity Fair is one of my favourite books, and whilst Mr Coleridge has transcribed the story reasonably faithfully, it left this reader unsatisfied. I recently re-read Lace for the first time since the 1980s, and it looks like a masterpiece compared to The Adventuress.


As the Crow Flies
As the Crow Flies
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 20th Century Romp, 27 May 2011
This review is from: As the Crow Flies (Kindle Edition)
Smashing book with a huge time sweep from the start of the 20th Century until the late 60s with great twists. Having lost my paperback copy, I'm delighted to see this title now in Kindle so I can replace it that way.


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