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The Great European Rip-off: How the Corrupt, Wasteful EU is Taking Control of Our Lives
The Great European Rip-off: How the Corrupt, Wasteful EU is Taking Control of Our Lives
by David Craig
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.19

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The true nature of the EU monster, 23 Sep 2012
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I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know what really goes on in the EU.

Just who benefits from all the EU red-tape is laid bare.


Top 10 of London: 250 lists about London that will simply amaze you!
Top 10 of London: 250 lists about London that will simply amaze you!
by Alexander Ash
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 7.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Amazing - yes - but in the wrong way, 22 Aug 2012
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What's amazing about this book, is that it gives little or no details/explanation/background for any of the items in each list.

Indeed each page contains an awful lot of empty white space.

Do not buy this book unless you are prepared to be very disappointed.


A Shed Of One's Own: Midlife Without the Crisis
A Shed Of One's Own: Midlife Without the Crisis
by Marcus Berkmann
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.46

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another very readable book (and not about cricket!), 28 Jan 2012
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I have long been a fan of Marcus's work, include rain men, monkey dust (tv) and so on. Many of the characters in this book were familar to me, both in that I recognised the same changes in my own life and also in that I recognised some of the characters described, as people that I was at school with! So a very enjoyable collection of wry observations, enhanced with good humour. Highly recommended.


Luxury Genuine Black Real Leather With Black Stitching Car Steering Wheel Cover (not dotted)
Luxury Genuine Black Real Leather With Black Stitching Car Steering Wheel Cover (not dotted)
Offered by E2 TRADE
Price: 10.50

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars How to fit these, 17 July 2011
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The way I fitted it was as follows. First get or borrow a bicycle puncture kit, complete with the little plastic tyre levers. Position the wheel cover behind the steering wheel (just stretch it over like you would put on a T-shirt). Pull the top part of the cover towards you into place onto the wheel and pull it around down each side as far as you can. At this point you will think it cannot possibly fit, but using the bike tyre levers, to both help progress and keep it in place, you will be able to finish the job. Sliding the levers along will eventually result it in springing into place. Not unlike fitting a bike tyre in fact.

The item itself is quite tough and thick, very strong smell of something (should wear off). OK for a tenner.


High Tech Sunrise Alarm Clock - Dawn Simulator - Set Gradual Wake Up Light Alarm Up To 60 Mins - Nature Sounds Alarm Clock
High Tech Sunrise Alarm Clock - Dawn Simulator - Set Gradual Wake Up Light Alarm Up To 60 Mins - Nature Sounds Alarm Clock
Offered by The Magic Toy Shop
Price: 14.95

14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well as an alarm clock, 6 Dec 2010
This is not a SAD treatment device. It is an alarm clock, and for those sensitive to light it will work well. In case the light does not wake you there are sounds as well (when the light has reached full brightness).

It is not meant to be super bright - if anything I find it slightly too bright, but then I am very sensitive to light and sleep with black out curtains. For the money it works well. The FM Radio is useless though (in my area at least).

I prefer this device to some horrible audible alarm and it makes getting up in winter a less traumatic experience.


Dandy in the Underworld
Dandy in the Underworld
by Sebastian Horsley
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly written autobiography of a strange life, 3 July 2010
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Sebastian Horsley is (or rather was, since he has sadly died recently) a very intelligent author. Every sentence has been thought out carefully. I enjoyed this book more the second time, when I could savour the words rather than looking for the story. Some of the things he did were unpleasant, but only to himself. He is not some stupid punk rocker, but a sensitive man who chose to live an eccentric lifestyle. His attitudes to life, the universe and everything are refreshingly honest and free from the need to appease other people's points of view. We can't all live our lives in such an uninhibited manner, but reading about someone who did is interesting, if not a role model.

I don't understand why some people find this book offensive. Sebastian was always very polite and well spoken and I would suggest people check out his YouTube videos. Whilst I would not choose to follow his examples, I do think that many of his conclusions about life are totally correct. He was sanguine about his own future death which unfortunately has come to pass due to a heroin overdose. I would have liked him around for longer to see how he viewed the world as he got older (he was my age). But at least we have his book as a record of a remarkable person who made his mark.
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Run, Fat Boy, Run [DVD]
Run, Fat Boy, Run [DVD]
Dvd ~ Simon Pegg
Offered by FUNTIME MEDIA
Price: 2.75

4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unengaging comedy, 19 Feb 2008
This review is from: Run, Fat Boy, Run [DVD] (DVD)
The total of this film is less than the sum of the parts.

I love the actors (Simon Pegg, Dylan Moran) but this film just does not take off enough.

Couldn't be bothered to watch it all. Stretching enough material to fill a TV show into a film does not work.


Dumb Britain (Private Eye)
Dumb Britain (Private Eye)
by Marcus Berkmann
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some great answers in this short book, 2 Feb 2008
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A good collection of stupid answers to quiz questions.

Occasionally the right answers are not obvious (and not provided) but mostly the howlers are very funny.

I was at school with Marcus but have not seen him since, but his books are always worth buying.


Rip-off!: The Scandalous Inside Story of the Management Consulting Money Machine
Rip-off!: The Scandalous Inside Story of the Management Consulting Money Machine
by David Craig
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good effort, 8 Sep 2007
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Much better than "House of Lies" and has some UK oriented material. Well structured and worth reading, if not that mind-blowing.


House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time
House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time
by Martin Kihn
Edition: Paperback

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing book, 8 Sep 2007
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This book has no proper structure, is very American oriented and is really not recommended. It reads like it was written by a very disorganised person. There are much better books on this subject (eg Rip Off...)


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