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Animal Encyclopedia (First Reference)
Animal Encyclopedia (First Reference)
by Dorling Kindersley
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.60

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Animal Encyclopaedia, 3 Nov 2013
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Bought for a 4 year old who loves non-fiction books being read to him, this is a beautifully illustrated and well organised reference book. It contains sections about all the main animal groups, with loads of interesting facts about the animals and picture quizzes which prompt the young reader to explore further. Highly recommended, my only quibble is that I would have preferred to buy a hard-cover version. However the paperback is quite sturdy and the pages are made of extra tough paper so should stand up to heavy handling from young children.


Ewbank All Purpose Polish - 1Litre
Ewbank All Purpose Polish - 1Litre

5.0 out of 5 stars Ewbank All Purpose Polish, 2 Oct 2013
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I have used this polish for many years, this is the first time I have purchased it from Amazon. I first knew the product as "O'Cedar" polish and I remember my mum making me use it to polish the lino surround in our front room! Be that as it may, the product has aged better than myself and I still use it regularly, it is just the job for our old parquet flooring which could really do with re-sealing, a quick rub over with a drop of polish on a cotton floor cloth and the floor looks like new, and it makes the house smell lovely. I used to apply it with a cotton mop but I found that splashes of it did stain the white paintwork of the skirting board over time, so it is better applied more accurately! Also good for any wooden furniture, but then needs buffing dry.


tecni.art - nude by L'Oreal Professionnel Nude Touch Aqua Mousse Curl - For Bouncy Curls 150ml
tecni.art - nude by L'Oreal Professionnel Nude Touch Aqua Mousse Curl - For Bouncy Curls 150ml
Offered by The Salon Look Ltd
Price: 11.75

4.0 out of 5 stars nude touch aqua mousse curl, 23 Sep 2013
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I was very impressed with this product when my hairdresser used it before drying my naturally wavy hair with a diffuser, when I used it at home I found I needed less than the recommended amount,the size of a tangerine, you comb it through damp hair and it perks up the curl straight away even before you dry your hair. It smells nice - a citrussy fragrance - and is non-sticky as long as you don't use too much. The only negative is the cost, it's expensive for a styling mousse.


Still Alice
Still Alice
Price: 5.31

4.0 out of 5 stars Still Alice, 7 Aug 2013
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A very compelling and moving story told from the point of view of a highly intelligent woman's journey into early-onset Alzheimer's dementia. Two moments of the story stood out for me (spoiler alert). Firstly, the tragedy of her not being able to commit suicide as she had planned to do, and secondly, the (rather unlikely) scenario of an Alzheimer's sufferer giving a conference speech highlighting the plight of victims who are in the process of losing their identity and who lack a public voice. Lisa Genova is also particularly convincing on the impact of the disease on partners, children, colleagues, and their differing reactions to it. Nearly everyone will, at some point in their lives, either have to deal with, or know someone who is dealing with, a similar situation: highly recommended.


Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, SPF 45, 88 ml
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen, SPF 45, 88 ml
Offered by united care
Price: 8.49

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-touch Sunscreen SPF 45, 7 Aug 2013
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I like this product, it goes on easily and dries to a matte finish so is very good for my complexion, which gets very shiny with most other sunscreens. It can be used alone, and also makes a good base for make-up. The cream is lightly scented.


Basic Flower Painting Techniques in Watercolor (Basic Techniques)
Basic Flower Painting Techniques in Watercolor (Basic Techniques)
by Rachel Rubin Wolf
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.29

3.0 out of 5 stars Basic Flower Painting, 14 July 2013
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This book is a compilation of material from other sources, most of which are helpful in themselves, but I was disappointed to find that I had already read some of the material elsewhere,in particular selections from books by Claudia Nice and Jan Kunz. It is well illustrated, but contains few step by step demos suitable for a beginner. Some of the chapters are articles from magazines, showcasing an artist's work, which are less detailed and would probably be more useful as a source of inspiration for an experienced artist. In other chapters, techniques useful for beginners in flower painting are included. Techniques for using acrylics as watercolours are also described. So all in all this book is quite patchy, you will probably find something useful in it whatever your level of expertise, but I think the title is misleading. This is not a "hold your hand" basic step by step guide.


LEGO Bricks & More 4635: Fun with Vehicles
LEGO Bricks & More 4635: Fun with Vehicles
Offered by brick-train-shop
Price: 59.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Lego fun with Vehicles, 14 July 2013
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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This set contains 5 separate bags, each one containing all the pieces you need to build a complete vehicle. Some of the pieces are very small and easy to lose, so with young children a bit of adult supervision when building might be a good idea. This set was bought for a 4 year old boy who is fairly new to Lego, but he was able to build a vehicle with a little bit of help. Once built it is a sturdy truck which can be played with as part of his large fleet of toy cars, and has not yet been dismantled. Considering the prices of some Lego sets I think this is very good value for money.


Great Meadow: An Evocation (Bloomsbury Reader)
Great Meadow: An Evocation (Bloomsbury Reader)
Price: 2.57

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Meadow, 20 Jun 2013
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A fascinating autobiography about the life of a boy in a Sussex village in the 1930s. Written very unusually in the voice of a 9 or 10 year old who describes events in his life as "decent" or "rotten", and focussing his relationship with his beloved nanny, Lally, his sister and his rather more distant parents, this nostalgic book is often funny and sometimes very touching. While the book mainly deals with family and village, the politics of the wider world begins to encroach as the writer approaches his teenage years... The Kindle edition is well-edited and includes some nice little line drawings as illustrations, as well as a selection of family photos.


They Were Found Wanting (Writing on the Wall: The Transylvania Trilogy)
They Were Found Wanting (Writing on the Wall: The Transylvania Trilogy)
Price: 3.59

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Writing on the Wall trilogy, 19 Jun 2013
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A wide sweeping picture of aristocratic life in what was then the Hungarian province of Transylvania during the final years of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Banffy tells his story, full of nostalgia for a lost world, through the lives and loves of two cousins. One follows the finer traditions of the Hungarian aristocracy who ruled Transylvania for hundreds of years, with a life of public duty and charity, while the other, more precariously placed, finds that society turns its back on him. Both face tragedy, and while Banffy delights in describing the beautiful region of Transylvania, its forests, mountains and great estates, we are aware of the clock ticking towards the outbreak of war. I did find the "political" chapters fairly hard going, particularly as I was very ignorant of Hungarian history, but the trilogy as a whole greatly repays the effort needed, and I am sure I will enjoy re-reading these books in the future. The Kindle edition appears to be well-edited with only a few annoying typos.


Your Skeleton - Educational Poster Chart
Your Skeleton - Educational Poster Chart
Offered by Poster Display
Price: 4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Your Skeleton poster, 1 Jun 2013
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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My six year- old grandson was delighted to have this poster for his bedroom wall. It is a simple diagram of the skeleton with the main bones named, and boxes on the side explaining the structure and functions of the bones.
The poster is bright and attractive and the quality of the paper is very good, I think it should stand up to a fair amount of wear and tear. All in all, good value for money.


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