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Facing the Music
Facing the Music
by Tim Thorogood
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

3.0 out of 5 stars with 2 pretty unpleasant teenage children, 7 Sep 2014
This review is from: Facing the Music (Paperback)
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Not quite facing the music, more running away from the drums. Gary Cochrane is a single dad, with 2 pretty unpleasant teenage children. Who decides to relive his youth, and remember his late wife by taking them to Glastonbury, the festival, not the abbey. This is not the wisest choice for a man who doesn't know his own mind, and who is haunted by memories of his wifes death. The story starts near the end, with an epic drug & alcohol induced prat fall, face first into a puddle of Glastonbury mud. Told in flashback, from the poor timing of the fatherly talk to his teenage daughter, to the arrival of his lecherous best mate. It's a tale of shattered illusions, loss, bad choices and unseemly revelations. Unfortunately almost all of the twists are telegraphed well in advance, and sadly Gary is a lost cause with almost no redeeming features. It does however succeed in conveying the bright madness and craziness that goes on beyond the pyramid stage, For this it's worth reading, if you've never been, this will decide whether you want to or not, and if you have, you can almost smell the damp.....


Gutenberg's Apprentice
Gutenberg's Apprentice

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sadly what promises to be a great read is ultimately let down by the authors unsteady ..., 31 Aug 2014
This review is from: Gutenberg's Apprentice (Hardcover)
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Sadly what promises to be a great read is ultimately let down by the authors unsteady grasp of history. A bit of a handicap in an historical adventure. Tracing the genesis of the first recognised printing press, and the part of those other than Johannes Gutenburgs role in it the author, Alix Christie, writes an acceptable story. If you do not care for facts this will be a great read. Sadly I do, and the glaring inaccuracies rather ruined it for me.


The Supernatural Enhancements
The Supernatural Enhancements
by Edgar Cantero
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.09

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Written like nothing I have read before, 31 Aug 2014
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Written like nothing I have read before. this a "Ghost" Story, or is it? What starts as an unusual haunted house story turns into something much stranger. The central characters, the unnamed 'A' and his companion, the mute but highly intelligent Niamh, inherit an aging US Mansion. Rumoured to be haunted, where the last scions of the family who owned it committed suicide in exactly the same way on the same date, 50 years apart. Was it the ghost? Or is something else at play?

Combining code breaking, electronics, a dog and some less than helpful "associates", they dig into the past to uncover the truth of the house and its previous occupants. What they uncover provides for an entertaining if slightly mystifying, and mysterious, adventure. Ultimately a satisfying read, with only a slightly abrupt ending.


Silverline Silverstorm 126898 Hammer Drill 550W
Silverline Silverstorm 126898 Hammer Drill 550W
Price: £23.50

4.0 out of 5 stars but for those minor jobs around the house its fine. Not too heavy, 18 Aug 2014
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Does exactly what it should. Not for everyday use, but for those minor jobs around the house its fine. Not too heavy, but feels well built. Simple to change bits. May be a little insensitive on the trigger, but as most people will only use it "full chat" not a problem. An inexpensive back up to a main drill, or as the drill for light projects it's fine.


Santoro Gorjuss iPhone 5 Hard Case - Ruby - Free Matching Wallpaper Download
Santoro Gorjuss iPhone 5 Hard Case - Ruby - Free Matching Wallpaper Download
Offered by The Pink Invasion Company
Price: £12.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Once again, I have had to get this. ..., 18 Aug 2014
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Once again, I have had to get this. My girlfriend loves these phone covers. Each new phone gets one of these.


smart Chord & Tools (scales, tuner, metronome and more not just for Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele,...)
smart Chord & Tools (scales, tuner, metronome and more not just for Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele,...)
Price: £0.00

4.0 out of 5 stars The settings maybe need fine tuned, but once you get used to it ..., 25 July 2014
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Clever and mostly intuitive. The settings maybe need fine tuned, but once you get used to it everything does as it says. Have not explored all the instrument, 2 I'm not even sure what they are! Tone generator and metronome good ideas. Tune your ear? No thanks, I already have that sorted.


The Queen Of The Tearling
The Queen Of The Tearling
by Erika Johansen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.00

4.0 out of 5 stars As in the all the best stories she is adopted and living in the forest, 19 July 2014
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Not the usual Fantasy novel. Yes there are parts recognisible to anyone familiar with the genre, magic (magick), monstrous animals, destiny, evil queen(s). Set in a time in the future, earth has fallen prey to an unspecified disaster, a land which rose from the sea now houses all that remains of mankind. A medieval type land of kingdoms, one of which has lost their queen. As in the all the best stories she is adopted and living in the forest, hunted and haunted. This the first part of a trilogy tells of her coming to the throne. Trials and tribulations along the way, including several assassination attempts. Could have been trite, but the use of stronger language and more visceral scenes along the way show that Erika Johansen has learned from JK Rowling. As the queen grows up so does her outlook. Will look forward to the second part


Eat Istanbul: A Journey to the Heart of Turkish Cuisine
Eat Istanbul: A Journey to the Heart of Turkish Cuisine
by Andy Harris
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.60

5.0 out of 5 stars So you loved your holiday in Bodrum, 19 July 2014
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So you loved your holiday in Bodrum? Loved the food? Wanna try it. This is a great way to start. And to learn about some of the culture as well. Based in and around Istanbul/Constantinople/Byzantium the food id easy to prepare, mostly, and tasty. Some of the specialist ingredients are a bit hard to find, if you live in a large city it should be no problem. I don't, so it took some ingenuity. Simple flavours. well explained and beautifully presented.


Kickers Mens Legendry B Desert Boots 112630 Dark Blue/Orange 8 UK, 42 EU
Kickers Mens Legendry B Desert Boots 112630 Dark Blue/Orange 8 UK, 42 EU

4.0 out of 5 stars Won't let you down, 19 July 2014
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Good weight. Firm-ish sole. A bit wide at the midpoint. But my feet are odd anyway. 4 laces???? But strangely that works. Got at a bargain price. Well chuffed


D'Addario NYXL1046 Regular Light 10-46 Electric Guitar Strings
D'Addario NYXL1046 Regular Light 10-46 Electric Guitar Strings
Offered by RST Music
Price: £9.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Quite pleased with these, 19 July 2014
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Slightly heavier gauge than I normally use, but the difference is barely noticeable. Smooth finish with little or no rasp from my rough treatment. 1st and 3rd string tuning strayed slightly after a prolonged blues lead, may have been the temperature variations in the room. Quite pleased with these. Coloured base nut a bit gimmicky, useful if you're starting out, but don't add anything.


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