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The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War (Oxford Illustrated Histories)
The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War (Oxford Illustrated Histories)
by Hew Strachan
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 30.80

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Accessible summary by one of the real experts, 25 Dec 2013
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Strachan is one of the main authorities on the war. Here what's especially useful is the way he makes clear the global nature of the conflict, putting


Spear & Jackson - Razorsharp Telescopic Tree Pruner
Spear & Jackson - Razorsharp Telescopic Tree Pruner
Price: 20.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Really useful kit, 25 Dec 2013
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I have a half-dozen old apple trees, too shaggy to get a ladder up in to. While the (v useful) length of this means it waves around a bit, in use, and the cord can get snagged, once you've locked on to a branch the razor-sharp blade cuts stright through. And once you've worked out how to fit the saw-head, it works well on bigger branches.


Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Somme
Major and Mrs Holt's Battlefield Guide to the Somme
by Tonie Holt
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.89

4.0 out of 5 stars The best there is, but needs a rethink, 25 Dec 2013
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The Somme is a big and complex battle zone, and any guide would struggle with a logical progression through it. The Holts' highly-regarded guides have, I guess, been added to over the years. Before a new edition is issued, I suggest a really top-notch consultatnt editor is hired to think about structure and layout. But even so proved vital when hunting down gandfather's war in the summer.


Head Vulcan Backpack, Color- Navy
Head Vulcan Backpack, Color- Navy
Offered by Sweatband
Price: 12.36

3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I wanted - bit small, 25 Dec 2013
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Had I seen this in the flesh I'd have gone for a slightly bigger pack for ludgging files and books on the commuter run. It is well made, and should last a few years - and for what it is the price is good. Main drawback is the lack of a six-inch zippable pocket or compartment for pens, spare glasses, keys etc.


Pas-de-Calais, Somme (Michelin Local Maps)
Pas-de-Calais, Somme (Michelin Local Maps)
by Michelin
Edition: Map
Price: 4.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OS trumps Michelin hands down, 25 Dec 2013
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The British OS maps are brilliant, and we take them for ganted - just how much becomes clear when you're trying to navigate rural French roads on a Michelin. But, better than a road atlas, and the best there is. Essential if you're doing cross-country work, although you will need to use eyes, brain and signposts too.


Walking the Somme (Battleground Europe)
Walking the Somme (Battleground Europe)
by Paul Reed
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful but not brilliant, 25 Dec 2013
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The Somme is a large and complex multi-phase battle zone, and introducing clarity is hard. We used this alongside the Holts' guide. On balance we preferred that for its structure, but Reed's did have complimentary detail, and would serve perfectly well if it was all you had.


Braun ThermoScan 5 IRT4520 Ear Thermometer
Braun ThermoScan 5 IRT4520 Ear Thermometer
Offered by Parisa Online
Price: 29.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Much better than old-fashioned mercury job, 25 Dec 2013
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My wife bought this, and while it costs many more times than a traditional stick thermometer it's worth it when you've got a sicky toddler squirming around in the middle of the night; just about instant read-out.


Centra Double Old Fashioned Tumbler - 11.5oz. 330ml. 9.5cm high. Box quantity 6.
Centra Double Old Fashioned Tumbler - 11.5oz. 330ml. 9.5cm high. Box quantity 6.
Offered by Amethyst Catering Equipment Ltd (prices inc vat)
Price: 11.65

4.0 out of 5 stars Good for everyday or posh, 25 Dec 2013
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Bought these for my daughter who is setting up her first decent house with a car-boot load of tatty student house gear. She really likes them, and may well ask dad for another six..


Draper 50678 Heavy-Duty Telescopic Anvil Loppers with Steel Handles
Draper 50678 Heavy-Duty Telescopic Anvil Loppers with Steel Handles
Price: 15.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So efficient they are a joy to use., 25 Dec 2013
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Really sharp and make easy work of stems up to 1.5 inches. Only drawback is that when extended the handles have a tendency to become unlocked and slide back. But a relatively minor irritation. Essential tool if you've got a biggish garden.


Kitchen Craft 24 cm Home Made Traditional Stoneware Mixing Bowl
Kitchen Craft 24 cm Home Made Traditional Stoneware Mixing Bowl
Price: 11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Really heavy, man, 25 Dec 2013
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Exactly what we expected, but far heavier (i.e. better quality). This is a hard-fired and good-quality ceramic product, better than my granny's cracked old one it's replacing..


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