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Kipling Women's Fabulobag Shoulder Bag K1233791R Black Dust X
Kipling Women's Fabulobag Shoulder Bag K1233791R Black Dust X
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this - wanted a small bag so I didn't ..., 31 Dec. 2014
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I love this - wanted a small bag so I didn't collect loads of rubbish to carry around - comfortably fits coin purse and card holder and mobile phone so is also good as an evening bag

Halloween Tights (adult size) - Bats Design
Halloween Tights (adult size) - Bats Design
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Price: £3.49

1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Bother, 31 Dec. 2014
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Very poor quality - the white bats stuck to everything (rest of the tights, skin, clothes etc) as not fixed to the tights

by Megan Lindholm ; George R.R. Martin ; Raymond E. Feist
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Omnibus edition republishing three early works by some of fantasies master writers, 3 Aug. 2010
This review is from: Otherworks (Hardcover)
This is to help you if you're interested in buying this as the product description isn't very detailed. The write ups below are taken directly from product descriptions of the original versions:

Wizard of the Pigeons by Megan Lindholm (also writes as Robin Hobb)(copyright 1986)
Seattle: a place as magical as the Emerald City. Subtle magic seeps through the cracks in the paving stones of the sprawling metropolis. But only the inhabitants who possess special gifts are open to the city's consciousness; finding portents in the graffiti, reading messages in the rubbish or listening to warnings in the skipping-rope chants of children. Wizard is bound to Seattle and her magic. His gift is the Knowing -- a powerful enchantment allowing him to know the truth of things; to hear the life-stories of ancient mummies locked behind glass cabinets, to receive true fortunes from the carnival machines, to reveal to ordinary people the answers to their troubles and to safeguard the city's equilibrium. The magic has its price; Wizard must never have more than a dollar in his pocket, must remain celibate, and he must feed and protect the pigeons. But a threat to Seattle has begun to emerge in the portents .... and he is the only wizard in Seattle who can face the evil and save the city, his friends and himself.
298 pages

Fevre Dream by George R R Martin (copyright 1982)
Abner Marsh has had his wish come true - he has built the Fevre Dream, the finest steamship to sail the Mississippi. Abner hopes to race the boat some day, but his partner is making it hard for him to realise his dreams. Joshua York put up the money for the Fevre Dream, but now rumours have started about his the company he keeps, his odd eating habits and strange hours. As the Dream sails the great river, it leaves in it's a wake one too many dark tales, forcing Abner to face down the man who made his dreams become reality.
343 pages

Faerie Tale by Raymond E. Feist (copyright 1988)
Successful screenwriter Phil Hastings decides to move his family from sunny California to a ramshackle farmhouse in New York State. The idea is to take some time out, relax and pick up the threads of his career as a novelist. Good plan, bad choice. The place they choose is surrounded by ancient woodland. The house they choose is the centrepoint of a centuries-old evil intent on making its presence felt to intruders.
480 pages

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
by Judith Kerr
Edition: Board book
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Classic, 24 Feb. 2009
A wonderfully imaginative story of what happens when a tiger turns up at teatime. Great fun for young minds and old

Dreamsongs: A Retrospective: A Rretrospective
Dreamsongs: A Retrospective: A Rretrospective
by George R.R. Martin
Edition: Hardcover

57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "If this book hasn't got it - it ain't worth having", 23 Jun. 2006
This was originally published by Subterranean Press as a limited edition only print. As a lover of George R R Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire (ASoIaF)" series, this and the few short stories I'd read of his, had left me wanting more of his work but as it covered such a variety of genres and as one not known to stray too far from my love of fantasy fiction I didn't know which of his works to read. This seemed a perfect introduction but I still had to think long and hard before I did buy it as I'd never spent so much on a single book before.

I certainly wasn't disappointed - this is the most wonderful and expansive selection of short stories and novella's - many award winning - spanning his varied and interesting career that you'll ever find.

But the highlight of the book for me is the biographies prefacing each section of stories - Martin explains what inspired him to start writing as a small boy to entertain himself and friends. From his early submissions to fanzines he tells how the twists of fate led him on his way to a career spanning various genre but all written with his brilliant understanding of what drives people and his amazing ability to put those desires and emotions down on paper. These honest, poignant, generous, "no holes barred" and often very funny introductions show the life experiences that help him to write such masterpieces as " With Morning Comes Mistfall", "A Song for Lya", "Sandkings", "The Pear-Shaped Man" and "The Skin Trade" - all included in this anthology.

I've heard many books described as a must read but if I was to be stranded on a desert island and only allowed one book, for its sheer variety and scope and its page-turning appeal, this is definitely at the top of my list. It was definitely worth every penny I spent on it knowing its something I will go back to time and again - and you lot get it for even less than I paid - so what are you waiting for?

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