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Paranormal Bath
Paranormal Bath
Price: £7.49

4.0 out of 5 stars She's behind you!, 17 Oct. 2015
This review is from: Paranormal Bath (Kindle Edition)
I found this an interesting tour of alleged spooky goings on at the BathTheatre Royal. The book is really mistitled as it is almost entirely about the theatre and its 'ghosts' rather than Bath in general. All the stories appear to be sourced from first-hand accounts which makes this more persuasive than other brooks that merely repeat unsubstantiated anecdotes. Either you believe this stuff or you don't but I for one will be watching out for the Grey Lady next time I'm at the BTR.


Some Velvet Morning [DVD] [2013] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Some Velvet Morning [DVD] [2013] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Offered by uniqueplace-uk
Price: £16.46

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not worth staying in for, 23 Feb. 2015
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This is basically a filmed stage play but none the worse for that as the two actors do give compelling performances. When Stanley Tucci turns up to revive an old relationship Eve can't seem to get him to accept it's all over. I just found the guy to be creepy and manipulative and I couldn't understand why she didn't just tell him to sod off. Also the twist ending is so absurd it had me wanting to throw the tv across the room, almost as bad as if the whole thing had been a dream.


Fellowes 9112101 Crystals Gel Mouse Pad and Wrist Support - Black
Fellowes 9112101 Crystals Gel Mouse Pad and Wrist Support - Black
Price: £8.66

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK but could be better, 22 Nov. 2014
It does the job just about. The wrist pad could be thicker as the gel goes down when you rest on it. Also the pad is too shiny and slippery. It works ok with my wired mouse but with my wireless mouse I have to put a sheet of paper over the pad for it to work.


AOC I2369VM 23 inch VGA/HDMI x 2 IPS Monitor - Black
AOC I2369VM 23 inch VGA/HDMI x 2 IPS Monitor - Black
Price: £119.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good display for a Mac Mini, 31 Oct. 2014
I bought this to go with a Mac Mini and it seems to be the perfect match. The display is crystal clear and the silver finish matches the Mini perfectly. The screen has a matte coating so none of the reflection problems you get with some iMacs. It connects via HDMI with no problems and has easy to use controls if a tad fiddly. The stand could be higher but it does tilt which makes up for it. I haven't found the stand to be unduly wobbly unlike some people. My only quibble is with the speakers which are very tinny but overall it's really great value for sub £130.


Nokia 206 SIM Free Mobile Phone - Black
Nokia 206 SIM Free Mobile Phone - Black

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice for the money, 25 Mar. 2014
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Good value basic phone with email and Internet. Nice size screen and feels solid and well made and has stylish looks. Very easy to use, works fine on O2 with standard sim card.

Only gripes are the slippery surface which makes it easy to drop but you can get a good phone cover on Amazon for a few quid, also the headset is quite cheap with poor sound. Still great value compared to smartphones.


STYLEYOURMOBILE {TM} NOKIA ASHA 206 SMOOTH BLACK PU LEATHER MAGNETIC FLIP CASE SKIN COVER POUCH
STYLEYOURMOBILE {TM} NOKIA ASHA 206 SMOOTH BLACK PU LEATHER MAGNETIC FLIP CASE SKIN COVER POUCH
Offered by Style Your Mobile Limited
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 25 Mar. 2014
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This is a great value phone case. Looks stylish with the white stitching and gives good protection to the phone which clips in securely and can't fall out. Also very durable and gives the screen complete protection.


Samsung UE32F4500 32-inch Widescreen HD Ready LED Television (discontinued by manufacturer)
Samsung UE32F4500 32-inch Widescreen HD Ready LED Television (discontinued by manufacturer)

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Samsung stunner, 5 Jan. 2014
This TV would grace any living room, far more stylish than more expensive Samsungs with the sleek perspex surround and chrome arc stand. The set up was a breeze, just follow the on-screen instructions and you're done.

I'm very impressed with the picture quality, you really wouldn't know that it's HD ready rather than full HD sitting more than about 3ft away. On default setting the picture looks very contrasty but if you drill down through the Picture menu options you can soon customise colour balance, contrast etc to the nth degree. The main HD channels look brilliant and I haven't seen any picture ghosting at all. Of course the SD channels are not so good, but the upscaling is ok. The viewing angle is limited too, the picture fades noticeably as you move very far right or left of the TV so this may not be the best choice for a large family etc.

The sound quality is frankly disappointing and very tinny with no bass at all, also there is a distinct hissing on 'S' sounds. I know this is a common problem with flat screen TVs so be prepared to invest in some speakers if this is your main set. The Smart TV functions are well laid out and easy to use. All the Catch-up services work fine and Iplayer HD gives a terrific picture that doesn't buffer even on my (very average) Bb connection.

All in all a terrific TV for the price, I got mine from John Lewis with 5 year guarantee included!


Orpheus: The Song of Life
Orpheus: The Song of Life
by Ann Wroe
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Navigating the Underworld?, 9 Sept. 2012
The author charts an impressionistic journey into the many pathways followed by the myth of orpheus over two and a half millennia. Each of the seven chapters is based on a separate string of Orpheus lyre, with explorations of the different interpretations on themes of love, death made by authors from different cultures and periods. The result is something of a maze of twisting pathways written in a somewhat heady literary style that threatens to leave the reader wandering like a lost soul in Hades. I found the result alternately intoxicating and confusing as references from different authors are mixed together without any attempt at an evaluation of the source material as all becomes grist to the author's personal vision. The result is a useful introduction to the range of material on the myth composited into a sustained poetic narrative. Wroe covers an impressive range although her modern sources are seriously dated, unfortunately including the speculations of James Fraser and Robert Graves - so references to 'vegetal gods' and 'moon goddesses' abound. Also she quotes widely from the 'Orphic' gold tablets whose connection to Orpheus' mystery cult is doubtful. I would recommend Segal's 'Orpheus: myth of the poet' or Henry's 'Orpheus with His Lute: Poetry and the Renewal of Life' for a more scholarly approach that covers a similar range or material with more discrimination.
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50 Words for Snow
50 Words for Snow
Offered by produXa UK
Price: £6.48

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Give it time, 21 Mar. 2012
This review is from: 50 Words for Snow (Audio CD)
I bought the CD on the one day this year that it snowed properly and playing it while watching the snow fall was a magical experience. The album begins with the story of the snowflake voiced by Kate's son. This sounds horribly twee on paper but somehow it works perfectly. The pace continues for the next few tracks with a shifting jazz drum backing and Kate's rolling piano riffs and deeply sonorous vocals - rather like the sensation of romping through snow drifts. Lake Tahoe is a moving ghost story about a faithful dog followed by Misty: a grand guignol masterpiece that recalls Wuthering Heights in the kind of comic-horror supernatural love story that Kate excels at. 'I turn off the light. Switch on a starry night' sets the scene perfectly for what is to follow. Somehow she can take an idea that sounds weird if not risible and make it emotionally convincing while still having fun with it. If only the album had continued in this vein it would have been one of her best works to date.

The momentum of the first half stalls a little at Wild Man, a series of yeti sightings set to music which jogs along nicely but doesn't develop in the same way as Misty. Things take an unfortunate turn when Kate duets with Sir Elton who pops up like David Bowie doing a cameo in a favourite film. Then we are treated to Stephen Fry lugubriously intoning the 50 words for snow of the title track although Gadd's inventive drumming carries it along. Thankfully the album finishes off with the sublime Among Angels which manages to dispel any impending sense of disappointment. Over all this is the work of a mature artist who knows how to balance melody silence and vocals to create an atmosphere that at first obscures but ultimately surrounds and enchants like the thematic snow of the title. It lacks the obvious creative fireworks of earlier albums like the Dreaming - there are no easy hooks here, just let it roll over you and give it time to work its quiet magic.


ADSL FacePlate Filter
ADSL FacePlate Filter
Offered by PixelHeaven
Price: £9.95

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It works!, 2 May 2011
After some time suffering from a slow bb connection I replaced my old extension lead and microfilter setup with this. It took a couple of minutes to fit, I then plugged the modem directly into the asdl socket and connected to my pc wirelessly. At first it seemed to make no difference but I realised my service provider might take a while to recognise any improved capability of my line. Next morning i did another speed test and found speed had leapt from 1.9mbps to 4.9 which is actually higher than i'm supposed to be able to get in my area! This seems to do the same as the BT iplate plus it removes the need for the microfilter as it splits the asdl and phone line at the box. ps you only need the idc tool if you have extension wired direct into the socket. Just wish i'd done this years ago!


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