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Dualit 2 Slice Toaster Stainless Steel 20245
Dualit 2 Slice Toaster Stainless Steel 20245
Price: £109.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Timer's out for Dualit!, 12 July 2014
Adequate toaster with appallingly cheap timer, which lasted a couple of years. Avoid


Dowland: Art Of Melancholy [Iestyn Davies, Thomas Dunford] [Hyperion: CDA68007]
Dowland: Art Of Melancholy [Iestyn Davies, Thomas Dunford] [Hyperion: CDA68007]
Price: £14.59

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive recording!, 21 April 2014
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I've recently had the chance to hear both Iestyn Davies and Thomas Dunford perform this set of songs with lute (and lute solos) at Wigmore Hall, and Ian Bostridge and Liz Kenny a very similar set at the Sheldonian. Both pairs were superb, of course, but Davies and Dunford had the edge in control, subtlety and emotional power. Now wonder this is #1 bestseller on cassette!


Brasenose: The Biography of an Oxford College
Brasenose: The Biography of an Oxford College
by Joseph Mordaunt Crook
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £75.00

1.0 out of 5 stars Read Buchan instead, 17 April 2014
As a good read, and a reasonably good history of BNC's first 400 years, Buchan's work (£5 on Kindle) is much to be preferred. Crook's work is excellent if you want to find out more about the personalities of the dining and sporting clubs of the college.


Tiger A2 artists portfolio with rings for art presentations
Tiger A2 artists portfolio with rings for art presentations
Offered by AbbeyShake
Price: £38.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality and value, 3 Feb 2014
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This portfolio is just the job for art and architecture students. It is light and robust enough for daily use


CR2032 Battery (2 pack) - Panasonic, Lithium Coin Cell, 3V
CR2032 Battery (2 pack) - Panasonic, Lithium Coin Cell, 3V
Offered by eShop Online
Price: £0.83

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing value and service, 3 Feb 2014
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At this price, I don't know how they cover the costs of P&P, let alone the batteries! These would be several quid for the pack at your local shop.


Springyard "Classy" Mens High Quality Galosh, Size Small
Springyard "Classy" Mens High Quality Galosh, Size Small

5.0 out of 5 stars as worn by Jeremy Fisher, 30 Mar 2013
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I tried to buy galoshes in the cold wet winter of 1978-9, but the department stores claimed they'd not stocked them for decades. Now, the power of the interweb means these invaluable items are available once a gain, than goodness. I cycle to work an need to protect my smart shoes from slush and flood. These slim overshoes mean I don't have to carry gumboots and change, and they are tidy enough not to be noticed.


ITTM Outlimits DSS Rugged Outdoor Mobile Phone - orange
ITTM Outlimits DSS Rugged Outdoor Mobile Phone - orange

4.0 out of 5 stars does what it says, 30 Mar 2013
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Excellent value compared with others, and survives abuse like bathtub immersion without complaint. Bi enough for texting with human fingers!


Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and other stories
Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and other stories
Price: £3.85

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant sketches from diverse lives, 30 Mar 2013
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The sheer range of characters Proulx conjures through her writing about overlapping times and spaces in the tumbleweed-strewn vastness of the US West is stupendous. Each story has an absolutely distinct tone, but the whole collage amounts to an impressive portrait of a place. Brokeback is only characteristic of the set in that it gets inside the emotions of individuals struggling to come to terms with a world of challenges and contradictions, and readers should expect the other stories to be utterly different in atmosphere, though equally vivid.


The Shipping News
The Shipping News
Price: £3.24

4.0 out of 5 stars spare, intense, atmospheric, 30 Mar 2013
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This review is from: The Shipping News (Kindle Edition)
Proulx's characteristic writing style is not to everyone's taste, but it follows in an honorable line of american novels that break with the classic literary forms of English to recreate the sense of everyday speech and thought. Although to my "ears" Shipping News is not so successful in this regard as some of her Close Range short stories, it does generate a convincing wordscape around the lives of remote Newfoundlanders trying to recreate their lives after the collapse of both the local economy and the private lives of the protagonists. Very engaging and memorable.


Dracula
Dracula

4.0 out of 5 stars the original and genuine, 9 Sep 2012
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This review is from: Dracula (Kindle Edition)
All of the imaginative, chilling and psychological touches you might have imagined had been created by film-makers of this story turn out to be original to Bram Stoker's novel. A good, pacey, holiday read that has lost nothing of its freshness. It's almost "undead"!


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