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American Wife
American Wife
by Curtis Sittenfeld
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Great beginning but then downhill with a clunk, 14 Dec. 2014
This review is from: American Wife (Paperback)
This book had a promising beginning but, to quote others 'then enter Charlie', at which point it all fell to pieces for me. The chacters became unconvincing and one dimensional, and I'm afraid that repeated helpings of sex only made matters worse. It felt like a sad attempt to pep up something that was otherwise rather boring.

It's not often that I give up on a book halfway through but this one I did. Not one I'd recommend.


Yoga matt190cm rot - ENU
Yoga matt190cm rot - ENU

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the job!, 15 Nov. 2014
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This is lovely and thick for lying down doing my physio exercises, and I don't find it at all slippery.


Neewer® CN 160 LED CN-160 160PCS Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras
Neewer® CN 160 LED CN-160 160PCS Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera / Camcorder Video Light, LED Light for Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Panasonic,SONY, Samsung and Olympus Digital SLR Cameras
Offered by Neewer Global
Price: £25.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money!, 15 Nov. 2014
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I was expecting much less for the price - this is very easy to use and easy to adjust the brightness. On full, it's all you'll need to light up most subjects, even from a few metres away. It's great that it comes with the two diffusers as well.


Vktech® Black Camera 323 Quick Release Adapter with Manfrotto 200PL-14 Compat Plate
Vktech® Black Camera 323 Quick Release Adapter with Manfrotto 200PL-14 Compat Plate
Offered by vktech-HK
Price: £9.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for money, 15 Nov. 2014
This is great value for the price. It's not at all flimsy feeling and is very easy to use.


The Shadow Of The Wind
The Shadow Of The Wind
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring and dull, 16 July 2014
This review is from: The Shadow Of The Wind (Paperback)
I'm at a loss to understand why this book is so highly rated. The structure, with overly long accounts by third parties used in an attempt to fill the read in on a contrived plot, was clumsy and awkward. Had the author chosen the simpler option of a letting individuals tell their part of the story a chapter at a time, it might have worked better than these long outpourings to Daniel, who was for the most part a complete stranger to them.

I like a book with well drawn characters - this wasn't one of them. Any attempt to flesh them out created implausible stereotypes. The main character, Daniel, was simply flat.

As for the plot, it failed to engage and the ending was obvious from half way through. No suspense, no drama, no zing.

Maybe it is in part a question of taste. This book wasn't to mine taste at all.


The Time Keeper
The Time Keeper
by Mitch Albom
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.74

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat disappointed, 9 Feb. 2014
This review is from: The Time Keeper (Paperback)
Having read The Five People You Meet in Heaven and read the reviews of The Time Keeper here, I was so looking forwards to reading it. Sadly, it didn't live up to expectations. While the story of Sarah rang true, and the story of Dor was clearly fantastical so acceptable, Victor's story was just too far fetched. It ruined the rest of the book.

I also felt rather cheated with the style. It felt very much as if he was trying to base something on the successful style of The Five People, but it lacked any natural fluidity of that book.

It was ok but nothing more. The Five People I will keep, this goes to the charity shop.
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Sue's Helpful Horse Hints
Sue's Helpful Horse Hints
by Sue Palmer
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant book for all ages, 7 Nov. 2013
What a fabulous little book! It's packed with excellent tips for horse and pony owners of all ages and all experience. I love the presentation, just a few lines on a page with a wonderful illustration is all it needs to get the message across. This is what makes it so appropriate for children as well as adults - no long words or explanations to wade through, just good, practical ideas simply put.

This book really is a must for everyone.


Colloidal Silver For Pets - 250ml Bottle
Colloidal Silver For Pets - 250ml Bottle
Offered by Optimised Energetics Ltd
Price: £10.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really helps my anxious dog, 26 Sept. 2013
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I've been giving my rescue dog colloidal silver for a few months now on my (enlightened and holistic) vet's advice to help rebalance his digestive system. He is becoming much more relaxed and able to cope with the stresses of life. Some of it is of course training and learning, but the difference is so noticeable since starting the colloidal silver that I for one am convinced it's helped.

I'm also giving it to my ex-bat chickens from time to time, as they seem so prone to all the viruses and stuff going around. Fingers crossed!


Lancashire Textiles SLIGHT SECOND Double Hotel Quality 4inch Deep 100% Cotton Cover Mattress Topper
Lancashire Textiles SLIGHT SECOND Double Hotel Quality 4inch Deep 100% Cotton Cover Mattress Topper
Offered by Lancashire Textiles
Price: £45.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect if you want a small double topper, 19 Sept. 2013
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Having read the reviews here first, I bought this for my small double (4ft) bed and it's perfect. It's transformed a rather lumpy mattress into one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept on. As other reviews have said, though, it would be too narrow for a full sized double. From me, though, a big thumbs up!


A Dark Horse
A Dark Horse
by H. C. White
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A fast paced, exiting read combined with great horse understanding, 8 July 2013
This review is from: A Dark Horse (Paperback)
'Beth's dreams of horse ownership are not quite going to plan as her nerves are holding her back. In her mind her imagination creates the answer and her problems will disappear. But when her horse decides to reveal his unique talent to save her life, she is burdened with his huge secret.'

The introduction to this brand new book promises an exciting read between the pages and I certainly wasn't disappointed! A Dark Horse is fast paced and full of adventures and drama, as Beth and her amazing horse Harry meet other horses and owners in need of their special talents.

A Dark Horse is more than just a fantastic read, it's also full of great insights into the way horses think and the reasons behind some of the common problems they face out riding, at shows or just in day to day life. The author understands horses so well herself and uses that understanding to bring all the horses in the book to life but instead of just seeing them as we do, she also reveals them through their eyes.

Whether you're looking for a brilliant horsey story to read, or whether you want to understand horses a bit more through the eyes of Harry, this book will be one you want to add to your library. Although it's intended as a children's book, this reader (somewhat older than a child!) enjoyed it immensely.


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