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Crocs Unisex-Adult Baya Lined Navy/Bijou Blue Back Strap Sandal 11692-42T-250 9 UK
Crocs Unisex-Adult Baya Lined Navy/Bijou Blue Back Strap Sandal 11692-42T-250 9 UK
Price: 30.51

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great winter crocs!, 2 Dec 2012
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I use a pair of normal crocs I've had for years as slippers/garden visit shoes, but they are a bit cold on bare feet in the winter so these fleece lined versions are just great for the winter months.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not cheap but just right, 1 Dec 2012
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I had a cheap cover for my new iPhone 5 which, though reasonable, added a lot to the bulk of the phone and was not tight enough to hold the phone secure if tipped upside down. Sena quickly brought out their 5 version of their earlier iPhone cases and, though expensive, the simplicity, fit and quality of this real leather cover do the job perfectly for me: adequate protection, with minimal bulk and a lovely 'feel' to the whole package whether in hand or pocket.


Marware Eco-Vue Genuine Leather Cover for Kindle Fire, Black (will only fit Kindle Fire)
Marware Eco-Vue Genuine Leather Cover for Kindle Fire, Black (will only fit Kindle Fire)

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great cover for the Kindle Fire, 1 Dec 2012
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I got this to accompany a Kindle Fire bought for my wife as a present. She likes covers for her mp3s, mobiles etc. and this seems to fit the bill. It is very well made though it is NOT real leather - but then I didn't expect it would be a the the price. The synthetic 'leather-like' material used for the outer will undoubtedly provide good service, however, and the synthetic suede-like interior will protect the Fire well. The Fire is held in four clips that do not encroach on the screen area and which will keep the tablet safely positioned inside the cover, even if it is subjected to quite hard knocks, I would think. There is a hand-strap arrangement on the part that covers the face of the Fire so that one can fold this back behind the tablet, secure it there with another elastic strap, then hold the whole thing securely whilst working with the other hand on the tablet's screen. This may all sound a bit cumbersome but it isn't - the Marware cover provides good protection without significantly increasing the size or handling of the tablet. The only drawback is the price - similar types and quality of covers for the iPad, for example, are much cheaper than this. Hence one lost star...


Belkin EaseFit Armband for iPhone 5 and 5s - Black
Belkin EaseFit Armband for iPhone 5 and 5s - Black

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A good idea, but..., 1 Dec 2012
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Belkin has a deserved good reputation for its products, but I think they may have rushed to market with this one to capture the iPhone 5 new buyers before fully developing the product. The top of the section where the phone is inserted stays open and would allow rain in, as others have noted. NOT a good feature, even though there is hole at the bottom of this section...presumably to let the moisture out! Secondly, even though I'm no muscleman, the band seems rather short and is tight when adjusted, with little or no 'give' when moving or using the arm. Finally the price...this ain't cheap, and given the other drawbacks I'm not sure it represents good value for money as currently designed.


Lensbaby 50mm Spark Selective Focus Lens for Canon
Lensbaby 50mm Spark Selective Focus Lens for Canon
Price: 59.53

3.0 out of 5 stars Something of a disappointment, 1 Dec 2012
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Undoubtedly, and like all worthwhile photographic methods and techniques, practice will improve one's results but I have to say that so far this Lensbaby has not proved a hit with me. Especially given the almost complete lack of written guidance on use provided, and a not particularly helpful series of short videos on YouTube, the user really does have to try this lens out to try to get the any sort of effects. Even then, and in common with other reviewers, I do not seem to be able to generate the sorts of effects promised in the lens literature. I'll keep trying, but I must admit that I am rather disappointed so far with both the build of the lens (will it last?), and how far it provides an identifiably different outcome for one's shots.


2013 Moleskine Peanuts Limited Edition Pocket 12 Month Weekly Dairy
2013 Moleskine Peanuts Limited Edition Pocket 12 Month Weekly Dairy
Price: 13.50

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed, although it does the job, 27 Nov 2012
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I decided to buy this version of the pocket weekly notebook/diary since I find Peanuts amusing and thought that some regular reference to the characters might enliven my weekly appointments etc. Although all the diary and info features are there as in the standard version of this diary, the Peanuts specific content is, frankly, minimal. There is a drawing on the front cover, a page with Schulz's comments on his three main characters at the rear, and a total of just 20 stickers in the rear envelope. That's it apart from the Peanuts zigzag motif inside the front and back cover. So though the diary does it's job, I feel disappointed at the lack of Peanuts content given the price difference from the standard version. Can't blame the product description - I just expected a bit more for the money. Moral: Stick to the standard Moleskine formats and customise yourself!


Shakespeare's Restless World: An Unexpected History in Twenty Objects
Shakespeare's Restless World: An Unexpected History in Twenty Objects
by Dr Neil MacGregor
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 21.62

5.0 out of 5 stars Part of a great package, 15 Nov 2012
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This review relates to the book, but refers also to the accompanying BBC website for Shakespeare's Restless World radio programmes, which can be found at [...] As the review title suggests, the book and website together make a great package. It is possible to purchase the programmes on 4 CDs, but I wonder why one would do this given that the programmes and a whole load of additional audio and visual material is available for free (at least if you live in the UK) via the BBC iPlayer radio programme. The book itself is very well-produced and well-illustrated and the reader can dip into the content in any order or simply go through from start to finish as the programmes ran. The big advantage of being able to see larger and multiple additional images and other content via the website makes for a very satisfying and informative totality. Once again a triumph from the BBC, the British Museum and the author, Neil MacGregor.


Fotheringay
Fotheringay
Price: 0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb singer Superb memories, 28 Oct 2012
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What a superb collection of songs that I remember from the 'first time around'. A great anthology of a singer whose voice haunts us still.


The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery
The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery
by Catherine Bailey
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Aristocratic skeletons revealed?, 24 Oct 2012
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This book is the author's follow up to her very successful 'Black Diamonds' work focussing on another landed family, the Fitwilliams of Wentworth in south Yorkshire. That work focused on the decline of a family as the social and economic changes of the 20th century affected both its social standing and its economic power. Ostensibly, given the relative geographical proximity of the Cavendish family's main property at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire to the Fitzwilliams in South Yorkshire, similar social and economic changes in wider society, and the personal and familial complexities, this study may seem to cover similar ground. But this book is more about the 'mystery ' surrounding one particular member of the Cavendish family, the then Duke of Rutland, and the interplay between various family members, much more than the wider social context. Also, it is focused upon a family that still holds considerable economic and social power, at least in the East Midlands, deriving from its aristocratic past but which is not a family dynasty that has effectively faded away. It is quite surprising given the content of the 'goings on' discussed in the book that the existing family members were prepared to have them revealed, which perhaps suggests a family that has changed with the times and is confident with its new, still powerful role in the 21st century.

As with 'Black Diamonds' this is an interesting read, especially for those, like me, who live in the vicinity of the settings for both books, and/or, again, like me, have some sort of personal connection with the subjects. However, some readers may find, even more than with the previous study by this author, the detail and research a little too much and the book a little too long. They may also feel, as I do, that by no means all the mysteries and secrets of the Rutland family dynasty have been looked at, let alone revealed, here.


Diva Professional Styling Rapida 3600 Pink Hairdryer
Diva Professional Styling Rapida 3600 Pink Hairdryer
Price: 37.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot (pink) dryer !, 24 Oct 2012
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Not only is this dryer hot pink, it also provides a really powerful but controllable hair drying that is 'hot' too! Wasn't expecting too much difference between this and previous dryers of about the same price, but as the blurb suggests this is a cut above the normal domestic dryers. For a start it has a good long lead made of high quality flex that will not fold or crack like some cheaper dryers. The motor is powerful and provides a range of heat and blow velocities. On high fan power it really does push out a lot of warm air, again much more than a domestic quality dryer. The removable grill over the air inlet means that accumulated hair etc can easily be removed making for greater drying efficiency and reducing the risk of the element overheating. The plastic housing seems very substantial and indicates once again the target of this market as the professional stylist rather than just a normal domestic user. That said, as a normal domestic user, I was very impressed with this dryer in terms of its combination of fitness for purpose, its build quality and its price. Some may find the dryer a little heavy in the hand in comparison with cheaper dryers, but presumably this is due to the use of better quality materials. One final small but useful feature is that though the dryer comes with a UK standard three pin plug, this can be slid off and inside there is a fully compliant two-pin Euro plug.


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