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50ml Lavender Pure Essential Oil
50ml Lavender Pure Essential Oil
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Price: £5.24

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic value for a quality product, 31 Dec. 2013
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Clearly a very good quality oil. Smooth, rich texture. Only a small amount required gently massaged into forehead or neck to relieve headaches and muscular pain. Promotes relaxing sleep if a little absorbed into pillow.


Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3
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3.0 out of 5 stars Yes too fast, 31 Dec. 2013
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I agree with other reviewers that this is taken at such a pace that the melody is lost in some places. Don't know why the conductor didn't slow it down for the sake of the orchestra Quality of the Decca recording is of course excellent.


Tchaikovsky: The Symphonies and Orchestral Works
Tchaikovsky: The Symphonies and Orchestral Works
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top rate quality, 31 Dec. 2013
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Wonderful quality of a fantastic set of memorable works. The added bonus of the overtures and serenade make this an ultimate Tchaikovsky collection. Can't be beaten for the money !!


CUMPILATION (Gay Short Stories)
CUMPILATION (Gay Short Stories)
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars crap, 28 Oct. 2013
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Not worth the paper it was printed on. It is cheap sensationalist, appallingly written and gives gay people a bad name.


Trivium 21c: Preparing young people for the future with lessons from the past
Trivium 21c: Preparing young people for the future with lessons from the past
by Martin Robinson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A welcome, long overdue re-assessment of the nature of empathy and the value of the arts in the education of our young people., 28 Oct. 2013
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Martin Robinson's intelligent and sympathetic consideration of the role of drama, art, history, music and literature in the education of young people is one that has been needed for some time to counter balance the ridiculous assertion that we don't really need to teach these subjects as they will be 'acquired'.
Society knows that without the key issue of empathy which these subjects encourage we shall raise a generation of young people who think that the X Factor is art. Choice does not mean discernment, and Martin knows it. He also gives us a wealth of anecdote that proves how important story telling is in the development of balanced minds. There is always a place for fantasy as long as it is not always someone elses but yours. The key educational term of the moment is 'growth mindset' and this work is a refreshing example of it in practice which should be read by all educators for the 21st century.


Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England
Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Penn's passion, 9 Sept. 2012
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Thomas Penn has captured the shadowy figure of Henry VII but still leaves us with the enigma of the man. What does come through clearly though is that Henry VII knew that he could lose the throne as easily as he seemed to gain it. He never forgot that in reality his claim on the throne was indeed tenuous, and therin lies his paranoia, which Penn captures through telling an intriguing story. What also comes through is the dedication of Henry to the job he had, he never took anything for granted and was determined to leave his successor the strongest position he could expect to have. Henry VIII had squandered the legacy within 15 years and couldn't rule without replacement father figures such as Wolsey and Cromwell while he spent the money and married far too many times for his or England's good.
Penn shows that Henry VII was not a 'romantic' figure but a dedicated manager of faction and finance, and a tragic figure as he lost his heir and wife within a year. His genuine grief at both these losses show that he was a very human, loyal family man, and he was never the same again.
Penn's narrative, thematic style is a page turner for historians and amateurs alike. You certainly come away with a fresh view of an enigmatic figure who took us from the medieval into the early modern age, the first of our Renaissance monarchs and a truly Machiavellian figure.


The Innocents
The Innocents
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Innocent rubbish, 9 Sept. 2012
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I am afraid this story line was repetetive, weak and predictable. It should have been a very short story and then it might have been too long.


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