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Extra Creamy Lavender Pine Olive Oil Coconut Oil Cocoa Butter Castor Oil Handmade Natural VEGAN Soap Bar Shampoo Face Body 115g 4.05oz
Extra Creamy Lavender Pine Olive Oil Coconut Oil Cocoa Butter Castor Oil Handmade Natural VEGAN Soap Bar Shampoo Face Body 115g 4.05oz
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lavandula, 30 July 2015
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Caria Handmade Soap produce some excellent soaps, this one has a refreshing lavender smell, a nice contrast from the tang of my pine tar bars. The bar is also long lasting.


Tiger Balm Red Big Size 30g (Pack of 3)
Tiger Balm Red Big Size 30g (Pack of 3)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Heat Rub, 30 July 2015
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Nice big containers of the Red Magic, good for muscle ache following exercise.


Max Miller
Max Miller
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5.0 out of 5 stars There'll Never Be Another, 30 July 2015
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A good mixture of songs and patter from an era where almost anything could sound risque in the hands of the Cheeky Chappie. His ability to work an audience is awesome, he leads, cajoles, intimates and then, at key moments, allows them to lead him into the mouth of naughtiness.


Online Business Startup - The entrepreneur's guide to launching a fast, lean and profitable online venture
Online Business Startup - The entrepreneur's guide to launching a fast, lean and profitable online venture
by Robin Waite
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.00

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5.0 out of 5 stars Website 101, 30 July 2015
Getting start-up advice reminds me of the scene in A DAY AT THE RACES where Groucho, keen to acquire the inside knowledge, purchases a book from Chico, but starting to read it he realises he needs another book, and so it goes (book after book) until he finally has the racing tip, at which point the bookies booth has closed and the race started. Starting out in business you will never find a single book that covers everything, and you should not worry if you, too, need to acquire many books. In this case Robin Waite points you through a lot of areas in his strategy section but concentrates on his area of expertise - your website, in the next two sections. He finishes with a useful review through Social Media provider by provider. You, like Groucho, will need other books on other topics, but here's a good spot to start with websites and social media.

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Lutzen 1632: Climax of the Thirty Years War: The Clash of Empires (Osprey Military Campaign)
Lutzen 1632: Climax of the Thirty Years War: The Clash of Empires (Osprey Military Campaign)
by Richard Brzezinski
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars Defeating The Friedlander, 26 July 2015
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The Thirty Years War has suffered (albeit unintentionally) from the military revolution debate in which one form of tactical palette is seen as inherently superior to another. Yet in Richard Brzezinski's hands the battle of Luetzen is seen as much more complex than the old prints of the battle where modern Swedish units clash with huge chequer board tercios in the hands of the horrid Catholics. We see the battle as being mostly a German affair, literally shrouded in smoke, where the League gave as good as it got. It helps that Brzezinski is not just tied to anglophone sources. An excellent work far-removed from some of the fan-generated early Osprey books.


Sophisticated Games In Flanders Field Board Game
Sophisticated Games In Flanders Field Board Game
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4.0 out of 5 stars When The Whistle Blows, 19 July 2015
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This is a comparatively simple race game as the players scramble to take their unit across no-mans land and into the enemy trenches. The events that determine your success are generate by a simple dice system that allows you to take (or avoid) risks. The events you will encounter give a good (if generic) vision of the sorts of issues confronting the advancing Tommies. I doubt it will have extended replayability and the strategies are not very deep, but it does what it says on the tin.


The Monopoly of Violence: Why Europeans Hate Going to War
The Monopoly of Violence: Why Europeans Hate Going to War
by James J. Sheehan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Cheese Eating Surrender Monkeys, 19 July 2015
Sheehan considers the dramatic shift in public policy within Europe that took us from 1914 (with crowds in favour of war) to the present where it can be hard to get enough troops to patrol Afghanistan. Of course all such trends have individual counter-trends with the Falklands (for example) producing a dramatic but untypical return to the spirit of 1914 in the UK. During this period America went in almost the opposite direction to Europe passing from isolationism to being the world's policeman; but enduring difficult times after Vietnam.

There remain within Europe warrior nations and more pacifistic nations. The Danes were neutral in World War One, hardly fought in World War Two, but their troops fight doughtily in Afghanistan when their government permits.

I am not sure how much the concept of a pact between citizen and state has actually changed (chiefly because I don't know enough about how the men of 1914 actually felt) but Sheehan points out a trend that shows little evidence of change at present.

Perhaps it is the fate of all empires to teach their subjects the true cost of "glory".


Gamechangers: Creating Innovative Strategies for Business and Brands
Gamechangers: Creating Innovative Strategies for Business and Brands
by Peter Fisk
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.98

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3.0 out of 5 stars Don't Try This At Home Kids, 16 July 2015
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I have been working with entrepreneurial businesses since the Nineties (back in those days these were much rarer creatures) and I've seen the number that succeed and the number that fail. This is a very hard school; one in which you would have to be wise to succeed but if you are wise you will probably not try! Peter Fisk is simply popping with enthusiasm for game-changing new ideas and those who develop these ideas (the new heroes of our age). Telling Dobbin that another horse won the National does not mean Dobbin can suddenly jump, and there is an awful lot of this sort of breathless snake oil in this book. Enthusiasm is a good start for a journey but a poor route-map.

There is also a good deal of self-delusion; my favourite is a comment on the Harley-Davidson brand "It's one thing to have people buy your products, it's another for them to tattoo your name on their bodies... What we sell is the ability for a 43 year old accountant to dress in black leather, ride through small towns and have people be afraid of them." Really? Afraid of them? I don't think so pal, but hey, whatever makes you happy. I also enjoyed the idea that modern innovators do so to help us all. Sadly, the guys they pick to run the business do so in order to keep staff costs down and income up. Nothing a Rockefeller would not find familiar.

However, if you can stand the sweetly sick tone there's a lot here if you can get through to it. The Part 4 Gamechanger Labs are very useful and even if you are not planning a real gamechanger the analysis of what your customer/client wants is well worth doing. You may not be a gamechanger but you can be unique.


Marlboroughs Other Army. The British Army and the Campaigns of the First Peninsula War, 1702-12 (Century of the Soldier 1618-1721)
Marlboroughs Other Army. The British Army and the Campaigns of the First Peninsula War, 1702-12 (Century of the Soldier 1618-1721)
by Nick Dorrell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Where Large Armies Starve And Small Armies Are Defeated, 16 July 2015
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A study of the composition of the Allied armies in Spain in the Spanish War of Succession. This is an esoteric subject and it requires some good detective work to try to follow the shifting pattern of regiments as they move from front to front, change name, and suffer from victory (and defeat). There is not much detail on the Bourbon forces (which are not its focus) but some very useful details of the campaigns and battles.

The maps have improved since the author's useful volume on the Russian Army of similar vintage. There are the odd spelling mistake (the kind spell-checkers cannot catch) and some repetitions (the Portuguese cavalry and their horses) so if this annoys you steer clear. But if you want a work that seeks to shine a light in a notably dark place then this is the one for you.


PINE TAR (dry skin Psoriasis Eczema) Handmade Natural Turkish Olive Oil Coconut Castor Oil Cocoa Butter Soap (Vegan) 110g (3.88oz)
PINE TAR (dry skin Psoriasis Eczema) Handmade Natural Turkish Olive Oil Coconut Castor Oil Cocoa Butter Soap (Vegan) 110g (3.88oz)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent pine Tar Soap From Turkey, 7 July 2015
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Good pine tar smell without being overpowering; the amount of pine tar seemed higher than in many other soaps, but at a good price which is an extra. Works well at lathering and especially good for washing the hair.


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