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Apple MD199B/A TV (official UK version)
Apple MD199B/A TV (official UK version)
Offered by Tech-Cessory Shop
Price: £49.99

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dead simple and works every time, needs more UK content, 6 Oct 2013
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Watching Netflix or YouTube on Apple TV is so simple. I can access my iPad, my music collection and more with no fuss. Why TV manufacturers can't think of how to operate their devices from the same user-centric view, I don't know. However compared to USA users of this device, UK users are deprived of TV content. Why no iPlayer, ITV player or 4OD? Why do we have an NBA baseball app, but nothing for UK sport? It is for Apple to negotiate with the licence holders on this, so I feel it's legitimate to take a star of their product until they think of us too.


Plastic Butterfly Netting - 2.6 metres wide
Plastic Butterfly Netting - 2.6 metres wide
Offered by Two Wests & Elliott
Price: £1.75

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It works.. but still they get in!, 6 Oct 2013
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I've sat and watched cabbage flies trying to get through, and eventually they fly off frustrated - if I can anthropomorphise it - to find someone else's brassicas to lay their eggs on. Yet return a few days later, and I find my cabbages and brussels sprouts crawling with green caterpillars. How they get through, I don't know. I've made three brassica cages with this stuff and I'll persevere, but I suspect I'll still have to rely on the old-fashioned hunt-and-squash technique.
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FLOSO® Mens Winter Fingerless Gloves
FLOSO® Mens Winter Fingerless Gloves
Offered by Universal Textiles & Footwear
Price: £5.49

4.0 out of 5 stars careful what you use them for, 6 Oct 2013
They keep your hands warm, so mission accomplished. However beware if you are using them for typing in a cold office. It's true that your finger tips are free to type, but the width of the gloves at the top of your fingers force your fingers apart just enough to make touch typing impossible on most keyboards - even full size boards.


Low noise, non-reflective black USB keyboard
Low noise, non-reflective black USB keyboard
Offered by The Keyboard Company
Price: £22.80

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's not low noise!, 6 Oct 2013
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Bought this so I could make hands free phone calls and type notes without the phone speaker hearing the keyboard clatter. Complete failure on that count. It's quieter than a pneumatic drill and it types OK, but it's not low noise.


Wartime Farm
Wartime Farm
by Peter Ginn
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars packed with excellent information, 30 Dec 2012
This review is from: Wartime Farm (Hardcover)
For allotmenteers, diy enthusiasts, vintage fans, ww2 buffs and more, this book is invaluable. Learn how to plough, darn, jive and recycle. the wartime period was a time when nothing went to waste. It's ironic that today we need to upcycle and recycle in exactly the same way, but now it is because of a shortage of landfill rather than resources. Whatever the motivation, this book shows you how in a readable, accessible format.


The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing and Creating Content for the Web
The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing and Creating Content for the Web
by Yahoo!
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Still the Daddy, 30 Dec 2012
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Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook are making the running these days, but just remember it's Yahoo who was the innovator and is still there, still profitable, still innovating. I don't agree with everything in this book, but it's well written, well signposted and has plenty of excellent advice - and even some useful coding examples. Content marketing is 2013's buzz phrase - this book tells you how to do it and do it well.


Midnight Malice - murder mystery game for 6 players
Midnight Malice - murder mystery game for 6 players
Offered by Red Herring Games
Price: £37.95

5.0 out of 5 stars great evening's entertainment, 30 Dec 2012
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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An easy to use, adaptable murder mystery event. The booklets make it clear what you are supposed to do and when, building the evening through revealing clues to the conclusion where you guess the murderer.

All our party made an effort to dress up and join in, and we had plenty of props to add atmosphere (not difficult - use masking tape for the outline of the murder victim, a bottle of Russian Standard vodka (because it uses cyrillic script), a borrowed set of Russian dolls) and a russian themed meal. All these ideas, by the way, are included in the very comprehensive booklet that also provides useful information on how to make your party go well.

I would add that customer service from Jo Smedley (owner of [...]) is extraordinarily good. Thoroughly recommended.


The Book Thief
The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tragic and very human war story - in spite of the narrator, 16 Aug 2009
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This review is from: The Book Thief (Paperback)
I have cried three times in the last twenty five years:
When my first daughter was born
When my second daughter was still born
When i finished this book

GIve this book 10 pages to get used to the somewhat unusual style, and then submerse yourself in this intriguing, unusual and very human war story.

The central theme is that words and books act for good and evil, and our freedom to think and act as we wish is a precious gift.

The author gives you a sideways perspective on the horrors of living through the Nazi regime through the eyes of the narrator - Death - and a small girl caught up in the events of the second world war. Between them, and with a sense of rising horror, we are taken on an emotional ride that ends in tragedy for some of the characters portrayed in the novel that will cause even the most hardened of readers some sadness.

It is very, very rare when I have been so overwhelmed by a novel, but this is one. I heartily recommend it - an addictive read.


The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very imaginative, compulsive reading, 16 Aug 2009
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I don't generally read Science Fiction, so I picked this up with some trepidation. Yet once the premise of a genetic disorder that moves the principal male character back and forward in time is accepted, this is a good old fashioned love story. The author weaves a compulsive tale with the back drop of time travel as just a feature of fairly conventional boy-meets-girl, fall in love, challenge of successful conception and parenthood, and bittersweet parting.

This is a novel to lose yourself in, and Audrey Niffenegger should be congratulated on her inventive cross-genre novel.

Hugely enjoyable.


Guardian Style
Guardian Style
by David Marsh
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.59

15 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential. Especially for Daily Mail journalists!, 1 Feb 2009
This review is from: Guardian Style (Hardcover)
An honest, readable directory of how to write well. The Guardian encourages accurate writing, and gives excellent advice on abbreviations, spelling, punctuation and other necessities. While I have a few issues with The Guardian (why do they insist on calling Bombay 'Mumbai', the local right-wing nationalist name for the city, while continuing to call Myanmar 'Burma'?) but generally, the guide is consistent and sensible.

The Guardian has always encouraged intelligent journalism, and this volume not only contributes to good style, it is also the sort of book you can study for hours.

A great guide. Please Daily Mail journalists, read this. Not only will it make your articles more readable, it will also improve your general knowledge. Then maybe one day, you could get a job with a proper, grown-up newspaper!
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