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Men's Natural Bamboo Watch | Wooden Wrist Watch | Leather Japanese Quartz
Men's Natural Bamboo Watch | Wooden Wrist Watch | Leather Japanese Quartz
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wooden Be Without It, 23 July 2016
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Good looking attention grabber. Still wondering how they do it for the money.


east2eden Vintage Retro Wicker Magazine Newspaper Holder Rack Stand Storage Basket (Antique Brown)
east2eden Vintage Retro Wicker Magazine Newspaper Holder Rack Stand Storage Basket (Antique Brown)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Basket Case, 23 July 2016
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Great value, sturdy, fits in with both modern and traditional decor and good looking. What more can one want.


Broken Vows: Tony Blair The Tragedy of Power
Broken Vows: Tony Blair The Tragedy of Power
by Tom Bower
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.49

10 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Another Baddie Bower Bio, 13 Mar. 2016
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Having voted Conservative in every election since I was first eligible to vote some seventy years ago I could hardly be expected to spring to the defence of a Labour prime minister even though I consider Attlee one of the two best prime ministers since the war (no, neither Thatcher nor Churchill was the other). However this book is just another of Bower's infamous hatchet jobs and, as with the other books, bile rather than balance seems to be the keyword.

Bower always picks interesting subjects about whom to write but, whilst I would deplore hagiography, I would appreciate the one important quality his books lack namely at least some degree of balance.
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West of Eden
West of Eden
by Jean Stein
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.59

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Temptation To Visit this Eden, 16 Feb. 2016
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It is only February but this book already earns my award as the most boring, pretentious, irritating and uninteresting book of the year and I hasten to add that I am a great movie lover.

The structure, if I may dignify the book with this term, is confusing beyond belief. Every single page necessitates referring to the end of the book to ascertain who the person quoted is and what he or she did. Having done this umpteen times you will find that you have never heard of the vast majority of these people and never want to hear about them again. A random example: "Gayle Chelgren is the niece of Hugh Plunkett". Don't bother to look up Hugh Plunkett even if you wanted to; there is no indication as to who he is or was. But the prime So What? example is "Anson Lisk's aunt, Lucy Marceline Smith Doheny, was the first wife of Edward L. Doheny, Jr.".

The dust wrapper claims that the book creates "an astonishing tapestry of voices..." Substitute "cacophony" for "tapestry" and I would agree.
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Cameron at 10: The Inside Story 2010-2015
Cameron at 10: The Inside Story 2010-2015
by Anthony Seldon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.60

5.0 out of 5 stars The title says it all, 29 Oct. 2015
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This is a brilliant book insofar as it gives a behind the scenes insight to Cameron himself and the background to the five years in question. It was made particularly interesting in that the author grouped relevant events together rather than in chronological order. My only quibble is the irritating and, to my mind, wholly unnecessary use of the historical present in the author's narrative. However this may not have the same disturbing and distracting effect on all readers therefore I shall still award the book the full five stars.


Life in 1950s London
Life in 1950s London
by Mike Hutton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Theatre Of The Absurd, 11 April 2015
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An interesting and highly readable book but Hutton should have checked his sources so far as his theatrical references were concerned. Sean Connery did not star in the original London production of South Pacific. He was an unknown at the time and appeared as a mere chorus boy. Sandy Wilson wrote the Boy Friend but not Salad Days which was written by Julian Slade. The original London production of Oklahoma! opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 1947 and not the Stoll theatre in 1950. Paint Your Wagon opened in London in 1958 not 1953.


Jeremy Thorpe
Jeremy Thorpe
by Michael Bloch
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £25.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feydeau Meets Aeschylus,, 25 Jan. 2015
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Quite the best written and most perceptive biography I have read in recent years. Thorpe's life reads as part Feydeau farce and part Greek tragedy and Bloch has brilliantly illustrated both sides of the flawed Thorpe coin. I found this biography unputdownable and a page turner quite as gripping as any mystery novel. I could not wait to finish it and then regretted that it had come to the end.


Right or Wrong
Right or Wrong
by Tim Bell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.95

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tim fails to ring my bell, 9 Dec. 2014
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This has to be without doubt the worst written book I have had the misfortune to plough through for many a year. Bell's punctuation is a law unto itself. To give just two examples: commas are scattered like confetti and totally at random over every page and furthermore his lordship has also developed an affinity for dashes which appear without any apparent reason and with nearly the same abandon as the profligate commas.

Leaving aside punctuation most characters are introduced by the phrase "a guy called so and so" and the author's use of colloquialisms is quite bizarre. He also appears to be very fond of the use of the F word and even claims to have used it in front of his idol ("I idolised her") Margaret Thatcher!

Whilst on the subject of Margaret Thatcher, his claimed relationship with her together with his endless name dropping would provide a field day for any would be psychologist !

As for Bell's peerage, although it has been said that everyone loves a Lord, it is apparent that no one loves it quite as much as Bell himself. Furthermore his own self regard shines forth in page after page even though he comes across as not the most pleasant of characters.

However it must in all fairness be said that there can be little doubt that in the majority of cases he did what he was paid to do extremely well and, this being the case,one can only regretfully conclude that this book does him no great service.


House of Cards - Season 1-2 [DVD]
House of Cards - Season 1-2 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kevin Spacey

60 of 65 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ace, 9 Sept. 2014
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Once upon a time long ago British TV produced the best drama series but now the crown has passed to the US and in particular HBO. This is a prime example of American TV at its best but do not fall into the trap of comparing it with the truly outstanding original British version. Although there are brief insider nods to that series in the US version the two have little in common. The acting and casting are uniformly superb and Spacey's Richard 111 like asides are witty and beautifully OTT.

Both my wife and I found it like a hard to put down book and were tempted to run more than one episode at a time. The same is true of my daughter and her husband so it would seem to appeal to at least two generations.

My only and serious complaint is the packaging. The discs are so tightly packed into their individual slots that there is a very real danger of damaging them and I strongly advise that after viewing they be put in any spare DVD boxes you may have. In view of this extremely serious fault I have removed one star although the series itself deserves the full five.

Finally, subject to my reservation above,this exclusive Amazon offer is great value for money.
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Natural Bristle Back Scratcher Brush
Natural Bristle Back Scratcher Brush

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Up To Scratch, 1 Sept. 2014
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Although this item looks as though it is a hairbrush for a balding giraffe it does what it is meant to do and does it well. The only thing that made me bristle was the price but otherwise no complaints so five stars for performance but reduced to four purely because of price


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