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Fighter Heroes of WWI: The untold story of the brave and daring pioneer airmen of the Great War (Text Only)
Fighter Heroes of WWI: The untold story of the brave and daring pioneer airmen of the Great War (Text Only)
Price: £4.72

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent stuff, 25 Jun. 2015
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A fascinating account of men whose bravery never ceases to amaze me, told in their own words, and with some brilliantly inspired words of his own from Joshua Levine. Highly recommended.


Chimsoc - Large Rectangle - Balloon For Chimney Up To 90cm x 38cm (36" x 15")
Chimsoc - Large Rectangle - Balloon For Chimney Up To 90cm x 38cm (36" x 15")
Offered by Chimsoc Limited
Price: £24.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Good company!, 31 Jan. 2015
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Chimsoc have been brilliant. I had a chimney balloon from them before which went down after a while, and they replaced it free of charge. This latest one was a victim of storms which saw it bouncing up and down the flue, and so far, its replacement is fine...


No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI
No Parachute: A Classic Account of War in the Air in WWI
Price: £5.63

5.0 out of 5 stars Both inspiring and heartbreaking, 30 Jan. 2015
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Makes you want to go back in time and strangle the top brass whose stupidity led to many brave men falling or burning to their deaths because they had no parachutes, which had been available since 1912.


Redemption Road: Grieving on the Camino
Redemption Road: Grieving on the Camino
Price: £6.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Both personal and universal, 30 Jan. 2015
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Moving, intelligent and thoughtful. One man's journey which speaks to us all.


Collins A4 Week to View Diary for 2015 - Burgundy
Collins A4 Week to View Diary for 2015 - Burgundy
Price: £6.10

5.0 out of 5 stars Analogue rules OK, 30 Jan. 2015
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Perfect for organising a busy life, and love the colour.


Ordinary Heroes
Ordinary Heroes
Price: £4.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 19 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Ordinary Heroes (Kindle Edition)
Intelligent, thoughtful and with unforgettable characters, one of the best books I've read in ages.


Stereo AUX-IN Cable 3.5mm to 2 x RCA Phono (1.2m) for connecting iPod, iPhone, iPad, smartphones, tablets and mp3 players - With stepped slimline connector, to accommodate cases
Stereo AUX-IN Cable 3.5mm to 2 x RCA Phono (1.2m) for connecting iPod, iPhone, iPad, smartphones, tablets and mp3 players - With stepped slimline connector, to accommodate cases
Offered by InCarCables Ltd
Price: £7.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Looks great, but never got to use it, 17 Nov. 2014
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It looked great and good quality, but I never actually got to use it. I think I damaged the end of the 3.5mm plug when trying to plug it in, so ended up with a really bad earth hum. I then bought another cable from Maplins and plugged one end into an iPod and the other into the phono sockets on a Naim Nait amp. Only to end up with a very bass-heavy sound. A visit to Michael McClean at Lyric Hi-Fi in Belfast revealed that in the early Fifties, LP grooves couldn't produce decent bass, so phono inputs on amps had a bass boost. DIN sockets don't, so in the end the iPod is connected to the five-pin aux socket on the Naim, running Spotify Premium. Result - eventually :) Just be aware of that bass boost if you're plugging any source other than a turntable into phono sockets.


Gone Riding
Gone Riding
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best bike adventure books, 1 Sept. 2014
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A great read from Dom: witty, humorous, thoughtful, articulate and self-deprecating. His background as a history teacher makes him look below the surface of things and gives the book a depth and wisdom lacking in so many others, and his stops to help save the world sloth and turtle populations and teach African children are both deeply moving and a hoot.
And of course he found, as does everyone who goes travelling, especially by motorbike, the wonderful truth that no matter what you read in the news, people are generally good and kind the world over, that we all have the same hopes and fears and dreams, and that we have much more in common than anything which divides us.
Highly recommended.


Alessi Walter Wayle Wall clock, Grey
Alessi Walter Wayle Wall clock, Grey
Price: £36.82

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great form, shame about the function, 22 Aug. 2014
This clock looks brilliant, and I bought the original one when it was more expensive until a housemate broke it by stopping the hands because she didn't like the ticking. D'oh!
I then bought the newer version, which is about half the price of the original, but I fear the mechanism is cheaper, because I've had to send it back twice now because it's just stopped working. Shame, since it is a fabulous piece of design.
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The Road Headed West: America Coast to Coast: A Cycling Odyssey
The Road Headed West: America Coast to Coast: A Cycling Odyssey
Price: £4.19

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life-enhancing, 5 Aug. 2014
You can do two things in life: sit at a desk looking out the window and wishing you were out there, or get out there. Thank heavens for Leon and his readers that he did the latter, and realised several things: that the only thing holding us back from living a full life is fear, that once you make the decision to go, that fear disappears and is replaced by the hugely gratifying discovery that people are essentially good. Well, except maybe in Iowa.
He also discovered that the first time you go on an adventure, you take far too much stuff, but we all do that.
A great read; funny and heartwarming, and with some hilarious lines, like comparing the Midwest to instant coffee and the magnificently dull conversations of its farmers about how many cows and horses they have.
In fact, there's only one fundamental flaw in it: his love for peanut butter and jam sandwiches. Everyone knows that peanut butter and banana ones are much better.


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