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I AM SHER LOCKED White Mug
I AM SHER LOCKED White Mug
Offered by GBP International 'WANT IT BEFORE CHRISTMAS?' ORDER AND PAY FOR EXPRESS DELIVERY
Price: £5.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift for a Cumberbatch-loving caffeine addict, 28 May 2014
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Bought this as a gift for someone whose twin passions are caffeine and Cumberbatch...

My goodness, she was happy when it arrived by surprise.


Warrior King Legacy
Warrior King Legacy
Price: £2.68

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic historical fiction - a new writer to watch, 28 May 2014
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This book has something for all historical fiction fans. It creates a world that feels and smells real, and drags you into it, right from page 1. Once you're in, you're not getting out until you close the book. It throws light on one of history's more mysterious names, but one that's come to us for tenacity, ferocity, cleverness and skill. Now go beyond the histories of Caesar to live in Vercingetorix's world. What do you do if you're in the way of the world's great superpower and you have resources they want? Vercingetorix redefined his world, forging a nation out of disparate warring tribes, to do battle the might of Rome and the destiny of Julius Caesar. Here, you not only see HOW he did it, but Hogger gives a convincing, indeed a compelling explanation for WHY he did it, in a tale of fathers and sons, of expectation and clashing destinies.

If all you've ever known of Vercingetorix comes from Asterix the Gaul, prefer to find a new respect for the Gauls in general, and their king in particular. If you already know the history, prepare to have it served to all your senses in a believable, savage banquet.

Hogger deserves to be a name, and one to watch. Get this. Read this. Demand the next one from this author.
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Doctor Who - The Complete Series 8 [Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]
Doctor Who - The Complete Series 8 [Blu-ray] [2014] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Peter Capaldi
Price: £39.75

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wowzers, 5 Feb 2014
OK, so who managed to follow this season all the way through?
Capaldi of course nailed the Doctor, though the mid-season costume change to pink mankini and flip-flops was...not without its challenges, shall we say. Not exactly "running down corridors" so much and "pas de deuxing down corridors". But still, if anyone can pull it off, Capaldi can, and he has here.

The explosion of the universe (again!) when all the Claras meet up (including the 560-year old version who - knew it! - told the original Clara to phone the Tardis for tech support) was a bit...samey, but episode 6, The Doctor's Martens, was a whole new league of cool in terms of Doctor-Lite episodes - who knew you could get 45 minutes of sweat-dripping drama from Clara in a shoe shop? Bring on Season 9!


Iron Man 3 [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Iron Man 3 [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Robert Downey Jr.
Price: £9.50

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A whole bunch of endings wrapped up in a light plot, 29 Jan 2014
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This is Marvel's answer to the interminable Dark Knight - it seems to drag its endings out far longer than necessary. That said, Downey Jr continues to burn up the screen whenever he's on it, and the delight of seeing Pepper turn superhero is irresistible. Probably the lamest of the three movies, but still - it's Iron Man.


Death By The Half Dozen (Tarricone Murder Mystery Book 1)
Death By The Half Dozen (Tarricone Murder Mystery Book 1)
Price: £1.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this, 29 Jan 2014
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Had the pleasure of reading this when it was first released. Great fun, a dash of solid psychology in the characters and a whodunnit plot that's hard to beat. Looking forward to the next Tarricone Murder Mystery.


Aerolite® Super Lightweight World lightest Suitcase Trolley Cases Bag Luggage (18" 21" 26" 29" 32") (21", Black)
Aerolite® Super Lightweight World lightest Suitcase Trolley Cases Bag Luggage (18" 21" 26" 29" 32") (21", Black)
Offered by Luggage Travel Bags Ltd
Price: £61.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Did everything I needed it to, 29 Jan 2014
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Bought this recently for a long break in Crete, and took it as cabin luggage. Was brilliant, frankly. Did everything I asked of it and came rolling on through. Would buy from this company again.


Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials [Blu-ray]
Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor & Other Eleventh Doctor Christmas Specials [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Price: £8.00

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Eleventh Is Dead. Long Live The Twelfth, 29 Jan 2014
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The fall of the Eleventh was pretty much like a lot of the Eleventh's era - sentimental, long-winded, reasonably funny and more introspective than usual. But as a tribute to three years of bandy-legged, fez-wearing nonsense, it did its job quite well. The bonus features here - the rest of Matt Smith's Christmas specials - is a nice touch, assuming of course you're not a fan, in which case you undoubtedly have them all already. Thank you Raggedy Man and exit, stage left. Behold, the suited, booted 12th Doctor. He's a-comin'...


Downton Abbey - Series 4 [DVD] [2013]
Downton Abbey - Series 4 [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Maggie Smith
Price: £8.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Well...that was uneventful, 29 Jan 2014
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Downton has made a reputation out of arch dialogue, and stealing Upstairs Downstairs's trick right out of their reinvented mouth. This series was altogether shrugworthy. If you ask most people what happened in this season, they'd probably remember the rape, annnnnd not a whole lot more. My wife, who's much more of a Downton fan, diagnosed that the 2013 Christmas episode had more drama and enjoyment than the whole of this season.
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House of Cards Trilogy [Blu-ray]
House of Cards Trilogy [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Ian Richardson
Price: £13.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Generation-Defining Evil Gittery, 29 Jan 2014
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Dobbs's original novel which started the enduring shelf-life of this story (now reinvented to spectacular effect Stateside) was always a fairly dry and Archeresque affair. In the hands of adaptation-king Andrew Davies though, the material leaps to life, saying things we often dare not think, and dragging us into complicity and culpability as Francis Urquhart rises like something nasty out of the stagnant pool of politics, wielding power with a ruthlessness that is utterly addictive. If you like the US version, this may take a little getting used to, produced as it was back in the Thatcher era (and sagely predicting that Thatcher's successor would be an effete but generally inoffensive nobody), but when Ian Richardson's Urquhart whispers to camera, he's more seductive than Spacey's, and somehow more playfully evil. For the price, you can't miss this one.


Parents [DVD]
Parents [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sally Phillips
Price: £5.60

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hmm, 29 Jan 2014
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Huge Sally Phillips fan, but really, can pretty much see why Sky didn't commission Season 2 of this one. Phillips excels in playing characters who, were you to meet them, you'd probably run a mile from, and she does the same here - her character is snobbish, deceitful, scared, lets her daughter take the rap for her behaviour etc. But it's by no means Phillips who drops the ball here. To some extent, the writing is over-stretched, delivering oddness with the faint whiff of desperation about it, in the hope to raise a titter from the audience. Titters there are, too - but fully committed laughs, sadly few.


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