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The Crabby Old Git on Cruising (A Laugh Out Loud Comedy)
The Crabby Old Git on Cruising (A Laugh Out Loud Comedy)
Price: £0.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spot on!, 17 Mar. 2013
This very funny little book is written by an experienced cruiser who has obviously got a keen eye for the foibles and quirks of his fellow cruising passengers.Actually, although it is hilariously tongue-in-cheek, it might put some sensitive people off cruising but at least if you take the plunge (sorry!) it gives some useful pointers as to what happens on this type of holiday. Together with another very handy little guidebook I bought from Amazon called The Crafty Cruiser, How To Be A Crafty Cruiser between them they both tell you all you need to know about the pleasures and occasionally pitfalls, of a cruise holiday. Even if you don't take a cruise, it's worth it for the laughs.


Tales from the Coop: The joy of ex-battery hens
Tales from the Coop: The joy of ex-battery hens
by Sophie Mccoy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and moving, 2 Jan. 2013
This is a book to please any animal lover or anyone who cares about the welfare of battery hens who have "served their purpose". It features heartwarming, though sometimes sad, stories of the "ladies" who have been saved by good-hearted people who care for them and bring them the love they lacked in their battery cages. I recommend it to anyone who has a heart (and a mind).


The Penal Colony
The Penal Colony
Price: £3.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, 12 Feb. 2012
This review is from: The Penal Colony (Kindle Edition)
This should be made into a film. It's a gripping read from start to finish - apart from the end which reads like a prequel rather than a sequel. The author is top notch and his knowledge of science, maths physics, electronics etc is amazing.
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What a Life! - The Autobiography of Jim Whelan
What a Life! - The Autobiography of Jim Whelan
Price: £6.25

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very honest and entertaining, 4 Aug. 2011
If you ever wondered how someone from a working-class background becomes an actor in top-rated television programmes and films, this book provides an entertaining insight into how the author did it - and virtually cornered the market in portraying vicars! It is written with a lot of humour and honesty - including his alcoholism and feelings of inferiority.
Lots of famous names find themselves in there too as Jim recounts his experiences with them. He writes well and from the heart.
More entertaining than a lot of so-called "celebrity" autobiographies, I heartily recommend it.


Apple iPod touch 8GB
Apple iPod touch 8GB

31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I love it, 5 Oct. 2007
This review is from: Apple iPod touch 8GB (Electronics)
Got my Touch in Boston. It's an amazing piece of kit and a joy to hold. You'll be mesmerised by what it can do. It's all outlined on this page so no need for me to reiterate. The screen is great and crystal clear. The connectivity to wireless surpised me. It is VERY useable and I can manage my web-based email on it. I have downloaded a couple of music videos from iTunes and the quality is superb. I also downloaded the very funny Pets freebie podcast from iTunes (have a look at it). It's more than enough memory for my requirements although you might need a greater one. I would have given it 5 stars but for Apple disabling Calendar and not being able to manage my Outlook Contacts on it. Bad oversight. Come on Apple - GET THIS FIXED! Still very pleased apart from this niggle.
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More Brain Training with Dr. Kawashima. How Old is Your Brain
More Brain Training with Dr. Kawashima. How Old is Your Brain
Offered by games.empire
Price: £11.95

69 of 71 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but..., 31 Aug. 2007
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
Having used the first Brain Training game and found it slightly buggy in terms of voice and handwriting recognition, I have to say I found this version an improvement.
The games are more fun and more challenging and it does feel like a real brain workout.
However, Dr Kawashima is still as tedious as ever with making almost exactly the same comments he makes in this version as in the first. He's not that clever either as he says the days are getting hotter when it's cold outside! With all the millions they made from the first, surely they could have altered this aspect of it - along with the transport analogies (Plane, train, cycle etc) of how you fare on a certain game.
This apart, it's still worth getting if your brain doesn't get much exercise in everday life. It just might make it that bit sharper. Who knows?
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Master Class La Finesse Seven Piece Stainless Steel Mandoline Set
Master Class La Finesse Seven Piece Stainless Steel Mandoline Set
Price: £41.91

19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fiddly, 12 July 2007
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This is very solidly made and looks the business. The trouble is, its very fiddly. There is no gauge on the side to help you ascertain thickness or thinness of the slices. Its very hit and miss. It also leaves thick pieces stuck to the holder. The various blades are confusing too as to how you arrange them. Used it twice and dont like it at all. I wish I'd bought one of the plasticky slicers that lasted me 15 years and cost only a few quid. On second thoughts, I think I will.


The Wah-Wah Diaries: The Making of a Film
The Wah-Wah Diaries: The Making of a Film
by Richard E. Grant
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kafkaesque, 4 July 2007
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If you were ever of a mind you make a movie, my advice would be never to read this book which outlines Grant's epic struggle to commit his sometimes harrowing experiences of childhood to film. Kafkaesque in parts, his main bugbear is an obdurate french lady producer who seems beset on thwarting his ambitions at every turn.
The man deserves a medal for seeing the project through setback after setback.
You'll learn a lot about the film industry and a lot about Richard E Grant if you read this book.


Rogue's Gallery:Pirate Ballads
Rogue's Gallery:Pirate Ballads
Price: £12.24

18 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gets in your brain., 3 Dec. 2006
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What a superb concept. Take some old sea shanties and give them a modern twist. For the most part, it works although there are one or two on there I wouldn't want to listen to again. (Drunken Sailor sounds amazingly like Spike Milligan and the Goons) But as for the rest, I guarantee you'll be bellowing the choruses like an old seadog if you play this in the car and singing them in your sleep. These were songs written by ordinary blokes to inspire teamwork and togetherness in a close-knit community. They were fined-tuned and altered over generations.There's one or two salty ones on there but none the worse for that. Buy it and feel the tang of the sea on your face and the songs of long-dead sailors in your heart. It's part of our heritage - so enjoy it.


Dead Man's Shoes [DVD] [2004]
Dead Man's Shoes [DVD] [2004]
Dvd ~ Paddy Considine
Offered by Rikdev Media
Price: £9.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too good for an Oscar, 12 Oct. 2006
I'm not into really violent films and this one is violent in parts. It is also brilliantly acted and totally believable. All the actors were superb but Paddy Considine as the avenging killer deserved an Oscar. But like I say, he was too good to win an Oscar. One of the best British films of recent years. It will have you gripped and watching sometimes through your fingers. Not one for the squeamish but definitely one for all lovers of realism in film.


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