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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
by Ben Macintyre
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a read !!!!!!, 30 May 2014
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Possibly the best book that will be written on Kim Philby and his associates. In this book we go down the main highway of Philby's life as most of us know about but we slip off into little side streets where we are told things for the first time of Philby's life.

As with all Macintyre's books minutely researched and documented making it a simply superb read.


Kim Philby: The Unknown Story of the KGB's Master-Spy
Kim Philby: The Unknown Story of the KGB's Master-Spy
by Tim Milne
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 13.60

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing book, 30 May 2014
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What a let down. The contents of this book as stated were in the main written 43 years ago with updates of sorts. Sorry but I do not see the point of it at all.

When one reads Ben Macintyre's book, 'A Spy Among Friends' one really learns about Philby, many things not before in the public domain.

The main gist of Kim Philby's exploits is in the public domain and this book does nothing to introduce anymore details, in fact it omits many.

Tim Milne time and time again refers to Kim Philby's own book, 'My Secret War'. It is I believe accepted that Philby in no way would have been allowed to write what he wanted without the then KGB authorising and putting their slant on what was written. That book should be read with a large handful of salt !!!!!!.

Most of Tim Milne's book is, 'I think' or ' In my opinion' and much guesswork, there are times when Tim Milne did not even see Philby over periods of time, the longest over a period of 3 years. There are only 3 times that Nicholas Elliot gets a mention in this book whereas it seems he spent far more time with Philby through his life even to his final leaving for Russia from Beirut.

Its good as a door stop and that it about it.


Panasonic Premium ES-RF31 Wet and Dry Four-Blade Men's Shaver
Panasonic Premium ES-RF31 Wet and Dry Four-Blade Men's Shaver
Offered by SussexSpares
Price: 62.81

4.0 out of 5 stars Okay Buy, 29 May 2014
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On the Amazon page for this item I found two lists of items supplied with the razor but they are different. I do not know where or what the 'Cleaning Cartridge' as listed in 'Box Contains' is. Also a 100 reduction in price makes one think this is now an end of line stock and no longer made, one poster has commented he cannot find anywhere to purchase replacement parts including Panasonic's own web site. The big let down which I think cheapens the razor is that there is no case as with 99 out of 100 other electric razors but a black bag. At the end of the day it does what is supposed to do.


Prima Olive Oil Bottle with Stainless Steel Pourer 16oz / 473ml | Drizzler Bottle
Prima Olive Oil Bottle with Stainless Steel Pourer 16oz / 473ml | Drizzler Bottle
Offered by Chefline Catering Supplies
Price: 7.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Good buy, 29 May 2014
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A good buy at a very reasonable price. Only fault if it can be called that is I think the pourer is wrong, it cannot be capped off as there is a small breather opening so air would still get in. That said it does what I want it to do and is great for drizzling along the steaks on the barbie.


Rapesco Supaclip 60 Dispenser with 8 Clips
Rapesco Supaclip 60 Dispenser with 8 Clips
Price: 6.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Handy Tool, 26 May 2014
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I found this very handy indeed when needing to keep together a lot of papers that were too large an amount for the standard stapler to accommodate. The clips are reusable and at the price its a snip.


Nicky Clarke Desired Heated Rollers
Nicky Clarke Desired Heated Rollers
Price: 59.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Expensive, 23 May 2014
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My daughter is a mobile hairdresser so she gave them a try.

She found them to be efficient, well made and well presented. Compared to the older type she found that whilst this unit was good it is limited to use. But at 60 she is very doubtful that she would lay out so much money.


The Hidden Hand: A Brief History of the CIA
The Hidden Hand: A Brief History of the CIA
by Richard H. Immerman
Edition: Paperback
Price: 20.48

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A very detailed book indeed, 2 May 2014
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If this is a brief history then I just wonder what an in depth one would be like. All the i's are dotted and all the t's are crossed.
It is precise in detail from start to finish. For me too detailed with points really not relevant to the ordinary reader. Hence this book is more suitable to someone studying Intelligence services of various countries or even just specifically the USA's as a course subject or the like. Sadly simply too deep for me.


Out of The Furnace [DVD] [2013]
Out of The Furnace [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Christian Bale
Price: 10.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Vine DVD spoilt, 29 April 2014
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The Vine DVD was spoilt with a quarter of the picture every few minutes being taken up with who owned the DVD. It is as nitty and gritty as they come. Suffice to say it is F*** this and F*** that all the way through the film. Well acted by all that star in it and the atmosphere of where it is supposed to sits well. As normal when fighting the blows and damage to others would in real life either kill or maim for life but as is the norm they get up to see another day. No doubt this lifestyle is current across America. The ending ????. All that said, it is certainly worth a watch and will no doubt be on Sky before too long.


Executive High Back Cream Color PU Leather Chrome Base Office Chair 14CRM
Executive High Back Cream Color PU Leather Chrome Base Office Chair 14CRM

4.0 out of 5 stars Like most others of this type, 24 April 2014
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Arrived earlier than expected. No major problem assembling on my own but would at times been easier with someone else assisting. I dismantled my old chair for the wheelie bin and noted that other than the colour it was basically the same. No doubt these chairs are made in one place for different companies with slight differences. I am happy with chair and it is very comfy to sit on and having no problem in recommending it.


Salter 145 Mechanical Bathroom Scale
Salter 145 Mechanical Bathroom Scale
Offered by Harts Of Stur
Price: 21.17

5.0 out of 5 stars A snip at the price, 1 April 2014
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I had two sets of digital scales over period of time. Suffice to say that I found they gave different readings at times. This Salter scale speaks for itself by name to start with. It is well made and the dial easily readable. I tried on carpet and on tiles and the reading was the same each time. A snip at the price and well worth being the replacement set of scales when you need to replace. Only minuscule gripe if that is what it is, took a week to dispatch.


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