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A1/216 FCS 24V 150W Disco/Projector Lamp
A1/216 FCS 24V 150W Disco/Projector Lamp
Offered by The Lightbulb Company
Price: £2.87

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent bulb - tricky to fit..., 1 April 2016
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Very pleased with this.

I bought my slide projector in 1973 & the original bulb failed last year (2015!). I was amazed to find this replacement at such a cheap price and it works brilliantly.

One word of caution - getting the old bulb out of the projector's confined 'bulb compartment' was easy (grip/pull/job done). Getting this replacement back into the confined space took a little thought. In the end, I practiced with the old bulb. I found a felt-tip pen-cap the right diameter, slid the glass dome of the bulb (packed with a sliver of tissue paper) into it & this gave me an extra 2 inches of pen-cap to hold while I slid the 2 bulb prongs into their inaccessible mounting holes. It worked a treat & when I switched to the new bulb it went in place first go!


Megamind [Blu-ray] [2010]
Megamind [Blu-ray] [2010]
Dvd ~ Tom McGrath
Price: £7.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A Good 'Un..., 4 Feb. 2016
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This film is underrated.

There's a goody who turns bad, a baddy who turns good and various other characters who are strong enough to be believable.


Down The Bright Stream
Down The Bright Stream
by 'B.B.'
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars For the keen eyed..., 4 Feb. 2016
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I read this as a child and reread it from nostalgia.

It's still a good story but the end seems rather rushed. It's not as good as "The Little Grey Men" but if you enjoyed that book, you'll like this.

On a practical note, the font is a little on the small side for ageing eyes, but then BB says that you will need keen eyes to see gnomes. The same is true for this publication...


RONSON Firebronze Standard Flints, Pack of 9
RONSON Firebronze Standard Flints, Pack of 9
Offered by littlegiantonline
Price: £1.18

4.0 out of 5 stars No complaints..., 4 Feb. 2016
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Useful flints. in a handy dispenser.

They do seem slightly softer than they used to be... but that could be my failing memory...


The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Grapes of Wrath (Penguin Modern Classics)
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading..., 4 Feb. 2016
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I really enjoyed this novel.

It's a bit weird when key characters just go off (and we never find out what happens to them) and the end, for me, was less dramatic and shocking than it probably was at the time of first publication, but it's an excellent window into that era of American history and the characters feel 'real'.

I guess the true testimony is that, while other 'classics' are now free, you still pay to read The Grapes of Wrath.


The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
Price: £0.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Bemused..., 4 Feb. 2016
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This novel is an exploration of relationships rather than a plot-driven story.

Even so, I find it hard to understand why it is a classic. It's OK and, as a freebie, worth reading, but you, like me, may get to the end and ask: "What, exactly, makes it a classic?" Maybe I need to go back to school so that some clever teacher can explain why?


A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)
A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4)
Price: £5.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Interminable..., 4 Feb. 2016
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This novel is long, turgid and very little happens.

I know that this series has ardent supporters but this episode seems to me to be a 20 page novel squeazed into 800 pages - a sort of "Reader's Digest in Reverse" story.


Treasure Sealer
Treasure Sealer
Offered by Jackson's Art Supplies
Price: £6.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Really Useful..., 4 Feb. 2016
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This is very good varnish. It blends in to the item, protects the paint and does not show any brush strokes.

Recommended for any kind of modelling or craft project.


The original Liquid Leaf Metallic Gilding Paint 35ml - Brass
The original Liquid Leaf Metallic Gilding Paint 35ml - Brass
Offered by Monochrome Solutions
Price: £6.45

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Paint... but hard to judge the colour..., 4 Feb. 2016
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This is a really useful paint. I used it to freshen up an old biscuit tin.

The only down side is that, when buying online, the colours displayed on the screen are always different from reality. It's therefore very hard to order exactly the right colour. If you are happy, as I was, to accept that what you order might a shade or two lighter or darker than you imagine, then buy online. If you need a precise colour, then a trip to a model shop might serve you well.


Kung Fu Exercise Book
Kung Fu Exercise Book
by Michael Minick
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Buy the Paperback, 4 Feb. 2016
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This is a very useful exercise book but beware of this hard-cover edition.

The exercises are very good (5 star) - I used to do them as a young man, and have now reached an age where "grunting/wheezing exercises" are inappropriate; so I have returned to them.

The hard-cover edition, however, has a printing flaw. The initial exercises are all there, but only one and half advanced exercises - these are then repeated until the end of the book! So if you are looking for this book, it may be best to buy a paperback copy.


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