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Tefal Piezzo K0051112 Gas Lighter
Tefal Piezzo K0051112 Gas Lighter
Price: £14.14

1.0 out of 5 stars No spark., 11 Jun. 2016
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This lighter broke down within three weeks and produced no spark. Hopeless.


The Night Manager (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Night Manager (Penguin Modern Classics)
Price: £4.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A definite classic, 4 Mar. 2016
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This was le Carre's first post cold war book and revolves around the drug trade in South America. The characters are well drawn and the plot has more twists than spaghetti junction. There is no doubt that le Carre is the ultimate story teller and just when you think his hero is finished, he gets him out of danger. The book is now the subject of a Sunday night serial on BBC and from what I have seen so far, follows the book very well, except one of the principle characters is a woman and not a man. Not only is this a good read, but it is also a good length and keeps you in suspense all the way through. A good story does not date and this one is still a classic.


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4.0 out of 5 stars One to watch., 29 Feb. 2016
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You have to wonder how anybody can produce a watch at this price. This is the second one of this particular model I have owned, the first having got lost and they are excellent value for money. OK the luminous bit only works for a short while after it has been in strong light, but everything else works fine. It keeps good time and is robust. I having tried swimming with it one, but I have no reason to believe it will not survive shallow immersion. A great little watch


Rapesco Hole Punch - 835-P, 40-sheet capacity. Black
Rapesco Hole Punch - 835-P, 40-sheet capacity. Black
Price: £9.69

4.0 out of 5 stars A punchy product, 20 Jan. 2016
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This is a sturdy item which works well and was sold at a good price. It is easy to operate and takes a good number of pages at each operation. The tray is easy to remove and dumping the "confetti" is simple. Delivered on time and no problems.


Bosch: A Look Ahead
Bosch: A Look Ahead
Dvd

5.0 out of 5 stars The character played by Titus Welliver lives up to my mental picture of the great detective. The other actors have been well sel, 12 Nov. 2015
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This review is from: Bosch - Season 1 (Amazon Video)
Having read all Michael Connelly's books and in particular those about Harry Bosch I was most impressed by the first series of videos on Amazon Prime. The character played by Titus Welliver lives up to my mental picture of the great detective. The other actors have been well selected and combine to give a very gritty and dramatic series. Good to see Connelly had a guiding hand in the production - it shows! Lets have more.


Special Branch: A History: 1883-2006
Special Branch: A History: 1883-2006
by Ray Wilson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars The best of the best., 1 Nov. 2015
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This book was well researched and it is a shame that one of the authors (Ian Adams), died before it was published. It should be read with reference to "The Defence of the Realm" by Charistopher Andrew who sketches the history of MI5. There was clearly friction between Special Branch and the Security Service over the years and as the Cold War ended and the Good Friday agreement was signed the Security Service was looking for pastures new to the detriment of Special Branch. However that turf war aside the book is a sound history of the evolution of the Special Branch up to its demise in 2006. It is set against the social history of the late 18th and 19th centuries and the various extremist groups who sought to overthrow our democracy. A great book which can be recommended to students of social and political history, together with all those interested in spies and spooks!


The Safe Man: A Ghost Story
The Safe Man: A Ghost Story
Price: £0.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Cracker!, 13 Oct. 2015
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Although a short story this is a gripping "ghost" tale with a very unusual twist. From the author of some great detective stories Michael Connelly shows that he can turn his hand to other plot types. Sadly a bit too short.


The Pusher (87th Precinct)
The Pusher (87th Precinct)
Price: £2.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive page turner., 26 Jun. 2015
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Ed. McBain weaves this gripping story in an imaginary police precinct with miscellaneous police characters who come and go throughout his books.
He clearly did not want any one of them to be his hero, but it is a great relief that the hero in this particular book survived a shooting at the end. It is a cruel story in places, particularly the way a rogue cop arrests a criminal who has gone straight. Although written c.1971 the story holds up well and paved the way for a successful T.V. series in the USA. The late author really knew how to write a crime novel.


Sentik Electronic UV Insect Killer Mosquito Pest Fly Bug Zapper (White)
Sentik Electronic UV Insect Killer Mosquito Pest Fly Bug Zapper (White)
Offered by dealsassured
Price: £8.79

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the solution., 27 May 2015
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Although this was delivered on time and was easy to install it has had little effect on the flying insects entering my conservatory. The vents do not seem wide enough to admit some larger flying bugs and the receptacle at the bottom has only contained one or two very small flies.


Omron Healthcare M3 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron Healthcare M3 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Price: £39.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a great monitor and stores not only date and time but ..., 16 April 2015
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This is a great monitor and stores not only date and time but other historic facts covering two users. The light showing the cuff has been fitted properly is a bonus and the indicators showing pressure is above the norm are also useful. Easy to use and very efficient.


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