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The Lion's Roar
The Lion's Roar
Price: £4.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Buy this album if you love country (yes I know they're Swedish), 23 Nov 2014
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Beautiful voices singing some beautiful songs. Anyone who loves country music will like this album. Lost a star only because some of the tracks are a bit samey.


IBRA® Ultra Slim Wall Mount Bracket System for Samsung, LG and Philips LED TV. Fits most 13" to 70" Screens
IBRA® Ultra Slim Wall Mount Bracket System for Samsung, LG and Philips LED TV. Fits most 13" to 70" Screens
Offered by Hd Zone
Price: £149.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product at a fraction of the high street price, 3 Nov 2014
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This is an amazing value wall mount. I bought this as an experiment as a similar Samsung wall mount was over £90 in the high street. To my surprise it is very well made with sturdy components and fitted my TV perfectly. The wall screws and raw plugs supplied were also of good quality, wwhich is kind of important when you're using them to hang £600 worth of TV onto the wall!


Happenstance
Happenstance
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Trad and contemporary folk from the great man, 2 Nov 2014
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A good mix of trad and contemporary folk. Enjoyable up beat tracks and some ballads too. Only four stars though as some of the tracks and lyrics are a bit obscure and unexplained (e.g "Martin said to his man whose the fool now" doesn't mean a great deal to those of us who don't know who Martin or his man were).


Heavy Duty wall mounted Can Crusher for tins and drink cans
Heavy Duty wall mounted Can Crusher for tins and drink cans
Offered by Thinkrecycling
Price: £14.25

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good crusher. Shame about the fixings, 21 Sep 2014
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This is a well made sturdy can crusher. Unfortunately it comes supplied with very poor quality Chinese made screws for fixing to the wall. On two of these the heads snapped clean off as I was screwing them into place (by hand) leaving half inserted headless screws in the wall. If you want a good crusher then this is a worthwhile buy but you MUST invest a few extra quid in some quality fixings to avoid a catastrophe when it comes to fixing it to the wall. I thought it was a shame that, having built a reasonable quality product the manufacturers have then chosen to scrimp in this way, ruining the customer experience!
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It's Not Rocket Science
It's Not Rocket Science
by Ben Miller
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book so go and buy it!, 28 Aug 2014
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This is an entertaining and highly readable whirlwind tour of everything you need to know about science to hold your own in a dinner party conversation about the state of the world or to pass yourself off as a scientist to the non-expert, and so perhaps improve your job prospects.

I actually bought this for a teenager for whom it proved a bit of a stretch so I have had to read it instead. However I was then able to give dinner table lectures about the cosmos and the evidence for climate change so the learning has still happened!

The only slight criticism is that the chapter on the Large Hedron Collider and the search for the Higgs-Boson is a lot to take in so quickly and that the chapter on evolution is a bit too light on cantering through the reasons for why it's now recognised as a scientific fact.

However it's a superb book overall so highly recommended!


All The Little Lights
All The Little Lights
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb contemporary folk, 4 Mar 2013
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Beautiful songs, fragile emotion filled voice, great guitar playing and nicely produced. This will be a classic album - What else can I say!


GU10 LED BULB WITH 20 X 5050 SMD CHIPS IN WARM WHITE ** HIGH QUALITY GU10 LED SPOT LAMP IDEAL FOR REPLACING 40W-50W HALOGEN LIGHT BULB **
GU10 LED BULB WITH 20 X 5050 SMD CHIPS IN WARM WHITE ** HIGH QUALITY GU10 LED SPOT LAMP IDEAL FOR REPLACING 40W-50W HALOGEN LIGHT BULB **
Offered by Brightlightz
Price: £4.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice light and very low power consumption, 4 Mar 2013
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This is a nice, light yellow light that competes well with halogens. These are actually 3w instead of 4w as advertised but they are still very bright. One of the 20 bulbs that I ordered has blown so far so they are not perfectly reliable. However I still consider this to be a good buy.


Understanding Personality Disorders: An Introduction
Understanding Personality Disorders: An Introduction
by Duane L. Dobbert
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Setting out the basics for the intelligent reader, 29 Jan 2012
In this book Duane L Dobbert sets out the defining features of each of the personality disorders listed in the DSM IV and describes the symptoms in some detail. Each disorder is illustrated with a vignette of how a sufferer is likely to behave in the real world. One strength of the book is that the author steers clear of the ethical issues around diagnosing someone with a personality disorder and of the political criticisms that some of the disorders attract. As such he assumes that the reader is intelligent enough to form their own view of whether some of the disorders may be socially constructed or could be explained as a reaction to challenging or traumatic situations or life events. An excellent introduction to the subject.


Some Luck
Some Luck
by John Bird
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting life - but what does he think about homelessness?, 7 Mar 2010
This review is from: Some Luck (Hardcover)
John Bird is famous for being the editor of the Big Issue. The book sets it streight that John did not actually "create" the big issue but was given the job of editor by the social entrepreneur Gordon Roddick who wanted someone for the job who had experienced homelessness first hand.

Although John Bird's life is an interesting one the book leaves more questions than answers. It's not made clear why he went off the rails and chose to start sleeping in a cement shed as a kid and why he took so long to sort his life out as an adult. The book also describes, but makes no attempt to explore, the criminal and antisocial behaviour that characterised his life into his late 20s meaning that it often reads like a list of unexplained misdemeanours which suddenly end when he sets up a successful printing business.

Perhaps the most important ommission is any sense of what John Bird actually thinks about issues like homelessness, delinquency, social and personal breakdown etc, so anyone buying the book in order to hear his views on what should be done to tackle social problems will be sorely dissappointed.

The book's strengths are John's writing style, which is very easy to follow, and it is a good documentary of what it was like to grow up in a poor family in 1950s London but for people wanting something that touches in any depth on social issues you will probably get more from buying a copy of the Big Issue than from reading about the life of its editor.


NEW Ecozone Ecoballs 1000 washes, NEW improved formula and performance, NEW softer wash balls
NEW Ecozone Ecoballs 1000 washes, NEW improved formula and performance, NEW softer wash balls
Price: £17.44

58 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I don't know what the negative reviews are talking about, 16 Nov 2009
I have been using Ecoballs for over a year now in a household with three adults and I have never had a problem. If you're a grease monkey who enjoys mud wrestling at weekends (fully clothed) then ok these probably aren't for you but for everyone who subjects their clothes to normal use these work very well at 40 degrees. For very soiled items you may want to just add a bit of detergent in with them (a fraction of what you would normally use) or for heavily soiled bed linen turn the wash up to 60 degrees but for 90% of all the washing that we do 45 minutes at 40 degrees with three ecoballs in the drum brings everything up fine.

Also - regarding the smell that some other reviewers have complained about it's not somethuing that I notice much but it does say in the instructions that you have to clean the filters of the machine every six months or so because the balls don't contain all the bleaching and anti bacterial chemistry of normal detergent, but that's the whole point!
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