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SolarCentre Mini London Solar Post Lights (Set of 4)
SolarCentre Mini London Solar Post Lights (Set of 4)
Price: £26.13

4.0 out of 5 stars They actually work, 5 Feb. 2016
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Had these a month now, and remember this is the dead of winter. So I'm impressed that they come on at dusk, and last until somewhere between 9pm and after 11pm, depending on how bright a day it's been. I'm not looking for lots of light, so much as a trail of guide lights so I don't wander off the path in the dark. So they are set to the "P" position. I don't know how long they would last at full brightness, but obviously less. So for me they are ideal. Marked down a bit because they came with plastic spikes rather than metal ones.


In the Blood (Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery)
In the Blood (Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mystery)
Price: £3.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Pacey fun, holey plot, 3 Dec. 2015
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Others have summarised the plot, so I shan't do that. I tend to be fussy about the quality of writing and proofreading, but (for a piece of light entertainment) I didn't have cause for complaint on that score. There is a problem though. Being vague so as not to spoil the plot for you, it can be summarised like this. 200 years ago a criminal family did bad stuff, and finished up with both social position and riches they should not have. Fast forward to the present day, and several groups battle to discover or bury the truth about these historic events. The problem is that the moderns, both goodies and baddies, are operating on the assumption that if the 200-year-old truth comes out, not only would some folks perhaps lose some reputation but that the legal system would intervene to give the riches back to the descendants of the original victims. I just don't believe that would happen. Imagine if today's law courts were in the business of putting right all of history!


Daughter of Sand and Stone
Daughter of Sand and Stone
Price: £3.98

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't do her subject justice, 3 Nov. 2015
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Here is one straight out of the "creative writing" course. Take a poorly documented historical character, and add plenty of the author's rather lurid imaginings. The real Zenobia must have been a far more interesting character than what we get in this utterly conventional story plan. Stock characters support her (the scheming first wife, the hunk of a lover who is too lowly, ...) by doing stock things. Avoid.


Pretty Dead (Elise Sandburg Series Book 3)
Pretty Dead (Elise Sandburg Series Book 3)
Price: £3.98

2.0 out of 5 stars Incredible (that is, stretches credulity), 27 Oct. 2015
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A Gothic concoction, with unbelievable characters and a rather obvious plot. I haven't read others in the series, and with a lot of references to the earlier ones it might have made a bit more sense if I had. However, I'm not motivated to do so now. Competently written, but nevertheless best avoided.


NPW Hypotrochoid Art Set
NPW Hypotrochoid Art Set
Price: £5.48

3.0 out of 5 stars Fun item but limited., 16 Oct. 2015
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This review is from: NPW Hypotrochoid Art Set (Toy)
Limited range of patterns as the selection of gear sizes isn't marvellous. The gears are badly moulded and don't lie flat, so you have to distort them by hand just before use or they jam or fail to draw. On the other hand it was cheap, came in a nice tin, and does work within its limitations.


Sztrokia 40W 8A 5 Ports Rapid Desktop USB Charger Wall USB Charger Travel charger for iPhone,iPad,Samsung S4 S5 S6.
Sztrokia 40W 8A 5 Ports Rapid Desktop USB Charger Wall USB Charger Travel charger for iPhone,iPad,Samsung S4 S5 S6.

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent charger, 16 Oct. 2015
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Very practical and convenient with all these electronic bits and pieces we have these days. Seems to have plenty of power. Neat and smart.


Bialetti Elegance Venus Induction 10 Cup Stainless Steel Espresso Maker
Bialetti Elegance Venus Induction 10 Cup Stainless Steel Espresso Maker
Price: £26.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Smart and works well, 16 Oct. 2015
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It holds 3 good-sized cups, which is fine for our breakfast. Better made than the traditional aluminium ones, and the upper chamber doesn't fill right to the top, so safer to carry and pour.


Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music (Wooden Books Gift Book)
Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music (Wooden Books Gift Book)
by Anthony Ashton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book, 16 Oct. 2015
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A super little book, both for the content and visually - well printed on nice paper. There are some directions on building harmonographs but they are just outlines, and you'll need to look on the web for more detail if that's the way you want to go.


Oypla Heavy Duty 80kg Studio Tripod T-bar Lighting Stand Event Disco
Oypla Heavy Duty 80kg Studio Tripod T-bar Lighting Stand Event Disco

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good solid stand, 16 Oct. 2015
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Really sturdy and stable, it'll do the job. Although the stand was new as expected, the paintwork was mildly scuffed on arrival, probably because the packaging is fairly basic - a few plastic bags and an outer box. It won't show in the dark. Excellent value for money.


Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore
Mr Penumbra's 24-hour Bookstore
Price: £4.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book for book lovers., 30 Aug. 2015
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Wry, well-written and full of clues and references - I had to keep darting off into the real internet to check how close the book's internal version was to reality. Recommended.


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