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Fresh Prints: 25 Easy and Enticing Printing Projects to Make at Home (Simple Makes)
Fresh Prints: 25 Easy and Enticing Printing Projects to Make at Home (Simple Makes)
by Christine Leech
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, for the right person, but not for just anyone, 17 July 2014
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This is not for the casual interest in the craft. To do the jobs in here to an acceptable standard, requires investment in materials and practice. So, if thinking of a one-off project, probably better to buy or have a skilled person make it for you. However, if you want a hobby that might bring in some income, this is a good place to start. The other reason to be interested might be the desire to do things with the kids. Recommend you have working space, as can get messy and you can't live around projects in progress to cook dinner (if using the kitchen) or have a shower (if using bathroom) - a spacious garage would be ideal, especially if water and sink available. Maybe check out local courses to see if you have enough talent before committing and spending out.


The Private Blog of Joe Cowley
The Private Blog of Joe Cowley
by Ben Davis
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.24

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly funny, 17 July 2014
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This is for my 13 yr old nephew but I read it first and couldn't put it down. Hilarious.
There is some real gems of humour (I wonder if the teenager will get all the jokes) inside a story that shows understanding and imagination of adolescence. It was quite nostalgic for this old guy to read and it will tick boxes for early teen males.
Good literacy and plot. An enjoyable read, so treat someone to this. I was quite sad to get to the last page, as I wasn't ready to give up following Joe's life. I hope there is a sequel


Pegasus Health Salmon Oil for dogs 1 Litre
Pegasus Health Salmon Oil for dogs 1 Litre
Price: 18.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Firstly, the dog likes this. Secondly, waiting to see..., 5 July 2014
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First hurdle was "will my dog like it?" and "Yes,he does", for nothing is any good if the animal won't touch it. The benefits of fish oil is widely known and accepted ( I take oil supplements for arthritis) so there is no doubt there should be positives about including this as part of the dog's diet. My terrier is 9 years old and shows some signs of joint problems. I cannot yet say I have seen an improvement in his condition, but it is early days. At the moment, I am satisfied he takes it and, the next day, there are no nasty results for me to pick up during walkies.


How to Manage Your Slaves by Marcus Sidonius Falx
How to Manage Your Slaves by Marcus Sidonius Falx
by Dr. Jerry Toner
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Informative yet wittily written., 5 July 2014
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This is a must have read for anyone interested in Roman History - whether factual, or the novels of Scarrow, Sidebottom, Kane, Jackson etc. I have several historian-written books (e.g. Balsdon's Life and Leisure in Ancient Rome) which inform me, but none entertain me the way this does. I hope to see more in this vein - absolutely brilliant.
It now sits on my shelves between Marcus Aurelius and Seneca.

Separate from Roman History, I found much in it that I could have used in my Management Classes as a lecturer - for are we not "wage slaves" - how to treat people fairly and get improved performance from them.


Forgotten Men [DVD]
Forgotten Men [DVD]
Price: 13.22

3.0 out of 5 stars A curiosity today, 5 July 2014
This review is from: Forgotten Men [DVD] (DVD)
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It's value is that it is authentically of the period (post Great War by little more than a decade) and probably propaganda against the warmongering talk of the early 1930s (rise of fascist Germany). However, the recent documentaries for the centenary have been brilliant and, for watchability, this suffers terribly in comparison. The dialogue clunks on the ear and the presenters are stilted unreal figures, which is a shame, as it includes veterans of several nations from the conflict giving their experiences. But if the original voice is what you want to hear, buy some of the excellent books using "in their words" - the letters and diaries of men at the Front. I thought this might be useful for lessons with teenagers but it would not grab their attention. If you are a WW1 buff, you'll probably want this for your collection of resources. For the rest of us, check out DVDs for the centenary.


The Story of Oxford Speedway
The Story of Oxford Speedway
by Glynn Shailes
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars For fans of Oxford Speedway, 3 July 2014
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For fans of Oxford Speedway, this is obviously a niche book. Great content for nostalgia. Would have liked some action photos and not so many portraits. That way, one could see the stadium in the photo - seeing as how this might never run speedway again. Another lack is an index at the back - this is unprofessional for an author and publisher!. It would be so useful to look up riders if one can't remember the year they rode for Oxford AND for riders of teams visiting Oxford. But for Oxford Speedway buffs, there is no other book like this - so buy and enjoy.


Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue: An An Origami Yoda Book 5 (Origami Yoda Series)
Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue: An An Origami Yoda Book 5 (Origami Yoda Series)
by Tom Angleberger
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.63

3.0 out of 5 stars Marmite, 3 July 2014
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One nephew loves it; the other thinks it's rubbish.
As an adult, I would wish the kids to read something that will improve their literacy skills (this isn't it) but recognise they should have some fun reads as well. Looking at other reviews, they confirm this book is "marmite". I don't know of anything similar so I could say "if you like this...then you'll like this". You'll need to let the child see some test pages before you buy.


Broken Dolls (A Jefferson Winter Thriller)
Broken Dolls (A Jefferson Winter Thriller)
by James Carol
Edition: Paperback
Price: 4.92

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly exciting, 30 Jun 2014
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I'm hooked. Jefferson Winter is an exciting new addition to the genre. It's an easy read (laid out for you and room for your own analysis) but not a simplistic one. I liked the pace and plot changes and the various characters. It was nice that this was a British location, as so much of this genre is Stateside. Looking forward to reading more. This book does not disappoint.


Sarah Beeny's 100 DIY Jobs
Sarah Beeny's 100 DIY Jobs
by Sarah Beeny
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful, 29 Jun 2014
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Well laid out, supporting graphics to each entry. It is a bit simplistic - many years ago I had a DIY book of the house that used colour photos rather than line drawings and it was my bible as a new homeowner. The best content in the book is at the beginning - the advice on tools and their purpose. Makes a good shopping list for the newbie, as good tools are essential for good workmanship.
There are plenty of Sarah Beeny video clips on the net - how about having some demonstrations of the tasks in this book and the link given. I access YouTube for How To videos, and either the publishers have missed a trick here, or they worry that the free on-line video will kill sales of the book.
I think this will be bought as a gift rather than a personal purchase. RRP is 20 - would not recommend at this price, but Amazon currently is doing 10 (which means free p&p) and that is good value.


Sylvie and Star
Sylvie and Star
by Julia Green
Edition: Paperback
Price: 4.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, lovely, lovely, 28 Jun 2014
This review is from: Sylvie and Star (Paperback)
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Excellent story telling. The publishers description has the information about the storyline, so I am content to say it is a well-structured tale of a young girl who wants a dog of her own. It is descriptive while simply written (a skill) so that the young reader will not struggle but will be entertained immensely. I do recommend it as a good read.


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