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UC301 - Maroon - 4XL - 180 GSM Classic T-shirt
UC301 - Maroon - 4XL - 180 GSM Classic T-shirt
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Price: £3.67

5.0 out of 5 stars Great VFM, 8 Jun. 2016
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Great value, arrived very qucikly, fit fine - veyr happy


Kustom Kit Hunky Superior T-Shirt Black XXXXXXL
Kustom Kit Hunky Superior T-Shirt Black XXXXXXL
Offered by Discount Clothing 4U--Clothing-Bowls-Snooker
Price: £6.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Big and beautiful, 8 Jun. 2016
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Amazing value Tshirt - bought as a nightie (i am a larger lady) and am delighted with this item. Very generous, lovely fabric, smooth, comfy, nice and long (mid thigh!). Chuffed to bits - dont hesitate!


Magnetic 72 LED Bright Camping / Work / DIY Light By Andrew James, Batteries Inc
Magnetic 72 LED Bright Camping / Work / DIY Light By Andrew James, Batteries Inc
Offered by Andrew James UK LTD
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good little product!, 8 Jun. 2016
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Was very impressed with this purchase. Bought item because bathroom light kept going off, as emergency light (no windows in our bathroom!). Honestly didnt expect much for such a low price. But it arrived extremely fast, very well packaged, complete with batteries - and very bright indeed; easily lit up the bathroom (whilst waiting for the light to be fixed. Again. and Again...) Easily switched on and off, no fiddly bits, and instant light. Tough casing survived me dropping it twice! Can happily recommend,


The Abbess of Crewe
The Abbess of Crewe
by Muriel Spark
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Sly, playful - vintage Spark, 18 Sept. 2014
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I love this sly, crafty, incisive little book. It is extremely enjoyable to read, and not just because of it's comic moments (which are plentiful). A lot of the enjoyment is just pure glee at Spark's imagination and creativity with language. She is writing at a moment in history (post-Watergate) when the possibilities of electronic surveillance are in the public mind. So she fuses this subject with the ultimate surveillancer: God. Or rather, His representatives at Crewe Abbey. At the same time (1974), the hippie era had come to an end, and Peace and Free Love had not proved to be 'all you need'. So Spark also draws this theme into this novella.

This is not a parody of 'real' religious communities, as I see it. It's definitely not an anti-religious book. It's a book very much about people: their parochial concerns; power corrupted, ego-driven, snobbish and high-handed.

One community is in schism: a popular young nun has gathered around her a clique under her banner of Free Love. So popular is she becoming that the recently open position of Abbess of the convent is feared to be within her grasp. So her main competitor (and her superior in several senses) decides to enlist the aid of electronic surveillance equipment - made in the Abbey's admired workshops - to listen in to all the nuns' conversations...

This book is as mildly surreal and somewhat Gothic as it sounds - there is a magical realism at play here years before that form became a cause celebre. But it is not so surreal as to be hallucinatory or ridiculous. Spark is very clever at keeping everything just within the bounds of feasibility, so that you just marvel at her originality and playfulness.

If you enjoyed Hilary Mantel's 'Fludd' you will definitely enjoy this book.


Lupercal
Lupercal
by Ted Hughes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars It's Hughes. So buy it, 18 Sept. 2014
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It's by TED HUGHES. It's a few quid. It's pretty much guaranteed to be a million times better than anything else you read this year. There's nothing I can write here in a review that can describe the earthiness, the wholeness, the flesh-and-bone-and-dirt-ness, of his poetry. This is a collection trying to express an idea of human integration, early integration with nature, which has since been etiolated or enervated or technologised out of existence. But these arent angry protest poems, Hughes isnt an eco-warrior. He is a Nature poet who avoids the simpering, cutesy daffodils-and-bunny-wabbits stuff of the Victorians (I know thats an unfair generalisation, but you know what I mean) but whose animals look you square in the eye, are more than just 'red in tooth and claw' - they are on a different plane, one that is higher and lower at the same time. This collection range from nature poems so intense that you can smell the country air and feel the black soil beneath your feet - to Classical-allusion poems that are complex and are clearly trying to get at the connection between ourselves, our ancestors, and the ties and interdependencies between human and animals.

Of course when you're trying to describe poetry, you always come off worst. Because the poet has already put it best, first - in the Poems. So I will say again. It's Ted Hughes. It's a few quid. Just buy it.


The Folklore of Shropshire
The Folklore of Shropshire
by Roy Palmer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.95

5.0 out of 5 stars A Shropshire Lass Likes, 18 Sept. 2014
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This is a really comprehensive volume! I was sort of expecting it to be a padded-out local community tourist info pamphlet, but it is a proper book, and the author has a proper authorial, personal voice in his treatment of Shropshire's folklore. I havent had time yet to read it cover to cover, but I suspect it's going to always be a 'dipping in and out' sort of book - good for the bedside table, when you only want half an hours worth of light reading. Though some of the crime/supernatural stories are a bit chilling for that!

There is enough local history and background here to convince you of the authors credentials, and so you are happy to trust him to lead you through lots of colourful local voices through history. There are plenty of references and reports to give historical context and empirical information. My only criticism would be a very partisan point: coming from North Shropshire, I would love to have seen much more about the borders, the Welsh Marches borderlands at the north and north-west of Shropshire. However, I am only too aware that the borderlands are always throughout history the more lawless and ungovernable regions and so often lack the same volume of written, civil data that other towns accrue. So while I know that's not Roy Palmers fault, it necessarily means some of the book is of less visceral interest than perhaps it should be. It'd be great if someone would write such an exhaustive and warmly human history of each Shropshire town in turn.


CDL Micro 5 m Gold Plated TV Coax Aerial Cable Lead Wire (M-M) with Female to Female Adapter (F-F)
CDL Micro 5 m Gold Plated TV Coax Aerial Cable Lead Wire (M-M) with Female to Female Adapter (F-F)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Yesterday's back - but still no Dog :-(, 18 Sept. 2014
Arrived quickly enough, a bit cheap and cheerful but then what do you expect for a couple of quid! Was hoping it would improve reception a little bit, and it has on a couple of Freeview channels, but of course most of the problem is with the aerial. Worth the cost though, especially as one of the channels was my favourite Yesterday channel (hooray now I can rewatch Time Team! and History Cold case!) However (sob!) still no Pick channel though - Dog the Bounty Hunter is one of my guiltiest pleasures..


Lynx Dry Apollo Aerosol Anti-Perspirant Deodorant 200 ml
Lynx Dry Apollo Aerosol Anti-Perspirant Deodorant 200 ml
Offered by Innox Trading
Price: £13.68

5.0 out of 5 stars smells nice according to my teenage lad, 18 Sept. 2014
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No1 Son loved it. Thats good enough for me! (he is incredibly fussy and usually only likes 'smart' ie expensive brands)


25cm (10") Large White Bagasse Plate - Fully Biodegradable & Compostable (Pack of 50)
25cm (10") Large White Bagasse Plate - Fully Biodegradable & Compostable (Pack of 50)
Offered by SHOP 4 LESS
Price: £10.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good size strong plates for parties, work, and teenage boys, 18 Sept. 2014
This is a handy little buy - I have a student son who is forever having mates round, taking food etc up to his room, and I have arthritis so cannot get upstairs to retreive all the crockery etc! - so I now have a new rule. Anything that goes upstairs food-wise must be on disposables. I keep a pack of disposable plates, bowls and cutlery so I dont have to fret about my good china festering upstairs whilst he is away at Uni! (pick your battles - even when they are so-called Grown up!)

These are great because they are reusable, unlike cheap paper party plates. They are big enough for a sane-sized pizza (tho not for those outrageous great flying saucer sized things they deliver these days!) And they are tough enough to withstand the microwave. For butties etc, they'll do a few uses, if kept tidy by a piece of kitchen roll! A bit expensive, but its worth paying in my case to have piece of mind that my nice plates aren't turning into petri dishes full of microbes under his bed...


Milk of Magnesia, 200ml
Milk of Magnesia, 200ml
Price: £3.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Milk of Mag - Best for IBS, 18 Sept. 2014
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Couldnt manage without Milk of Mag. If you have IBS as I do, I am sure you will know what I mean!

A small dose cures heartburn and indigestion even when nothing else will work.
A larger dose cures constipation with no 'unpleasantness' (c.f. psyllium husk, senna, stimulants, etc etc)

Such a simple little medicine - such a lifesaver, and in this mint flavour, not nasty to take either. I always have a bottle in use and a bottle in spare as it simply wouldnt do for me to run out!


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