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The Graceless Age
The Graceless Age
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3.0 out of 5 stars Music, 27 Feb 2014
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A bit over-rated by reviewers, this solemn collection shows craft skills and emotional engagement. For me, however, the majority of its contents don't exactly endure in the mind.
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Printmaking
Printmaking
by Harvey Daniels
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Harvey Daniels, 27 Feb 2014
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I can't rate this book because it never arrived! The author, an old friend, died recently. He was a fine teacher as well as being a well-established artist.


The Luminaries
The Luminaries
by Eleanor Catton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars the luminaries, 27 Feb 2014
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This big fat heavy and lengthy tome is of rich interest to those exploring new zealand life and lives in the 19th century. The astrological stuff though, can be a bit of a deterrent!


Braun MobileShave M-90 Portable Shaver
Braun MobileShave M-90 Portable Shaver
Offered by Smith & Co
Price: £14.04

5.0 out of 5 stars Fine Shaver, 27 Feb 2014
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Light, quiet, efficient and beautifully designed, this small battery driven shaver does all it claims. Great for brief case, travel bag or bathroom cabinet, I'm surprised at just how good it is!


Butcher's Crossing (Vintage Classics)
Butcher's Crossing (Vintage Classics)
by John Edward Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Butchers Crossing, 27 Feb 2014
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This very well written, sad and depressing novel about tough times and bad practices in post civil war mid west America is a gripping and memorable read. For the richer read, I recommend 'Stoner' by the same author. (Those who have taught in universities in UK and USA will know the pain and also recognise that things have moved on a bit since Stoner's 1930s+ era)


Alessi Cronotime Desk clock, Black
Alessi Cronotime Desk clock, Black
Price: £38.00

4.0 out of 5 stars cronotime design is fine, 27 Feb 2014
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This is a nicely designed clock which keeps good time and is easily read from various positions across a large room. A chrome or stainless steel version would be an appealing addition.


Cloverleaf Blanket Answer Blanketweed Treatment 2kg
Cloverleaf Blanket Answer Blanketweed Treatment 2kg
Offered by FishAround Ltd
Price: £29.40

4.0 out of 5 stars Cloverleaf Defeats Blanketweed!, 13 Aug 2013
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Cloverleaf did clear our large pond of blanketweed without harming fish or other plants. It turned the water milky for 2 or 3 days and left a pale deposit over most submerged things for a little while. The dead blanket weed formed a sludge on the bottom of the pond and I'm gradually clearing it with a skimmer net as it rises to the surface. Over all then, strongly recommended!


A Dangerous Vine
A Dangerous Vine
by Barbara Ewing
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous Vine, 27 April 2013
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This is a culturally illuminating book drawing upon inter-racial experience of New Zealand around the mid 20th Century. It is very well informed and sets up a lively narrative pace. In my view, it does tail off a bit in its final sections, becoming, perhaps, a little softer than at its core. The conclusion also appears to have been compressed or abridged more than truly necessary. However, I am glad to be able to recommend it strongly as a thoroughly enjoyable read!


The New Confessions
The New Confessions
by William Boyd
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Modern Confessions, 21 Dec 2012
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Boyd has achieved a remarkable tour through 20th century events in ways that illuminate and challenge ones patterns of experience and accumulated assumptions. A powerful and ambitious work, it is something of a forerunner the 'Every Human Heart', the latter being an even richer piece of work.


Dvorįk: Symphony No 9 'From The New World'.
Dvorįk: Symphony No 9 'From The New World'.
Price: £6.51

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4.0 out of 5 stars New World, 21 Dec 2012
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A wonderful performance of a lovely piece of music. The sense of optimism and a controlled lyricism are much in evidence throughout.


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