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Richard's New Bicycle Book
Richard's New Bicycle Book
by Richard Ballantine
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 May 2015
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The classic book full of really helpful hints that will last a lifetime. Recommended


Marumi 77 mm DHG ND100 Filter
Marumi 77 mm DHG ND100 Filter
Price: £110.36

5.0 out of 5 stars Eclipse filter extreme, 15 May 2015
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Does what it says on the tin. A x16.5 stop ND ideal for solar eclipses. Good results.


Philips Shaver Series 9000, Wet and Dry Shaver with SmartClean S9031/26
Philips Shaver Series 9000, Wet and Dry Shaver with SmartClean S9031/26
Price: £218.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wet or Dry it works well and does not irritate skin., 15 May 2015
A lifelong Philips electric shaver owner, I was therefore a little inquisitive and cautious about this new wet and dry system. It is outstandingly better at getting stray hairs and giving a consistently close shave on the neck where previous shavers have failed.
Interesting using an electric shaver 'wet' which goes against everything I have ever learnt but yes it works well although in wet mode the temptation is to shave in lines rather than using the more effective rotation that all Philips shavers require to be effective.
Cleaning unit is quiet and quick.
Very lightweight for travelling and charge lasts well.


Reading & Writing Chinese: Third Edition
Reading & Writing Chinese: Third Edition
by William McNaughton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.20

5.0 out of 5 stars An erudite classic text, 11 Mar. 2014
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If learning the Chinese language, sooner or later you will encounter the 'Tuttle' books.

More like an encyclopaedia into the 'foreign' (for me) world of Chinese characters, I would suggest that this is something to study once you have made the decision to go further with learning the language, and is a great background text for any course especially the HSK exam.

Covers simplified and traditional characters and compounds. Very clearly presented.


Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese
Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese
by ShaoLan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.23

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what do those strange Chinese restaurant signs really mean?, 11 Mar. 2014
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Not being a linguist, I was very pleasantly surprised at how easily and quickly I have picked up these strange 'squiggles' and can now read very basic Chinese words with ease.

The teaching method is so different from anything I have tried in the past, yet can be done at leisure and to be honest, does become a bit compulsive, as there is always something new to learn.

Utilising Noma Bar to illustrate the book is a stroke of genius, as the illustrations make the words so memorable. I would highly commend the book even to those with no prior interest or knowledge in the language. Its amazing how blinkered we become, yet since I started with Chineasy, I have learnt so much about another culture that shares this 'pale blue dot' of a planet.

Do get a copy, even if it is just to help you read a restaurant menu! Theres a great companion website [...] and Facebook/Twitter page that really do assist with the learning, with the many native speakers from all around the world also logging in to help out.

You are not just buying a book, but gaining access to a worldwide community of like minded people, learning at all levels. Come and join in!
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Digital Grey Kard DGK-1 White Balance Card / Gray Card for Digital Photography
Digital Grey Kard DGK-1 White Balance Card / Gray Card for Digital Photography

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 3 Feb. 2014
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…..and a good price compared to some over rated US products (not mentioning any names). All photographers should have one of these sets in their pocket.


Lime in Building: A Practical Guide
Lime in Building: A Practical Guide
by Jane Schofield
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Every builder should be forced to read this excellent volume, 3 Feb. 2014
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A clear understanding of lime in building is provided by this brilliant little guide. I now have the latest version, having originally had a now tatty version, it is so useful and straightforward for any one needing to know about the use of lime in traditional building. A return to such techniques is long overdue. Read the book to find out why.


Microsoft Office University 2011 for Mac
Microsoft Office University 2011 for Mac

4.0 out of 5 stars The Office Standard, 3 Feb. 2014
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I find the Mac Office seems more user friendly than MS's own version for Windows. Which makes my Mac even better, although Keynote leaves PowerPoint in the shade. Word and Excel are so universal in business and everyday life, that having them on the Mac is necessary


Adobe Photoshop Extended CS6, Student and Teacher Version (Mac)
Adobe Photoshop Extended CS6, Student and Teacher Version (Mac)

5.0 out of 5 stars Great to get before CC became the standard., 3 Feb. 2014
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Luckily I obtained this latest version of Photoshop before Adobe went cloud based. As ever, all bells and whistles any photographer could ever need.


Chinese Cursive Script: An Introduction to Handwriting in Chinese (Far Eastern Publications Series)
Chinese Cursive Script: An Introduction to Handwriting in Chinese (Far Eastern Publications Series)
by Fang-Yu Wang
Edition: Paperback
Price: £25.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Deciphers Chinese handwriting, 3 Feb. 2014
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Despite being a complete beginner to Mandarin, this book is so useful as lots of Chinese is not typewritten and the book treads the delicate line to explain the two. The fact that it has been in print for so long is testimony to its usefulness and wide appeal.


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