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AmazonBasics Universal Camera Case FF Black
AmazonBasics Universal Camera Case FF Black

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly shoddy, for bigger cameras only, 21 Oct 2010
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Not too impressed with this camera case. It looks cheap, and is too big for most cameras (But not big enough for anything with a sizeable lens). On the plus side, it is well padded and if you do have an odd-shaped picture-snapper, could be worth your while.


AmazonBasics Camera Case for Digital Cameras Leather
AmazonBasics Camera Case for Digital Cameras Leather

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish, compact case, 21 Oct 2010
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Was impressed with the quality of the case. Sturdy, good-looking, but very small. Did not fit my Panasonic LUMIX so gave it to a friend with a smaller camera.


Philips Lumiware Colour Changing LED Vase
Philips Lumiware Colour Changing LED Vase
Offered by Luzern
Price: £64.50

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent present, 21 Oct 2010
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Got this for my mother, along with some flowers, for mothers day.

She really likes it, and it's proudly displayed in the kitchen. It will probably lose it's novelty eventually, and it may wind up a burden to charge, but this doesn't need to happen too often and you can just leave it plugged in.

Nice novelty item.


British Politics For Dummies
British Politics For Dummies
by Julian Knight
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yet another 'Dummies' book, 15 Sep 2010
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The Dummies books are fairly ubiquitous, and while they're not always the best text books in the range, they're usually worth a go. 'Text-book textbooks', if you like. 'British Politics' is a worthy entry into the series, providing a well-written and engaging introduction to the topic.

'British Politics for Dummies' offers a broad, fairly comprehensive look at what British Politics is. Much more accessible than the various wikipedia articles that exist on similar topics. Anyone with a passing interest could happily snap it up and come away with a lot more knowledge than the average voter.


Alone in Berlin (Penguin Modern Classics)
Alone in Berlin (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Geoff Wilkes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-written inside perspective on that war they had., 15 Sep 2010
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Good translation of what amounts to a fairly bleak book about Berlin during Nazi Germany. Not quite the page-turner that other reviews have claimed it is, but a good character study, with well-painted individuals and an excellent feel for what it might have been like to be a Berliner during such bleak times.

A thoroughly depressing, yet surprisingly powerful story of resistance, oppression and brutality.


Doctor Who: The Ring of Steel
Doctor Who: The Ring of Steel
by Stephen Cole
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £7.76

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining enough, I suppose., 15 Sep 2010
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To anyone who has already listened to and enjoyed other Doctor Who audio-books, I would say that this particular adventure isn't particularly up-to scratch. That's not to say it isn't good, but previous audio outings have been better.

To anyone else, particularly those with young kids in love with Matt and Karen, I'd say go for it. It's a good entry-point into the world of Doctor Who audio-books, and worth your time. Give it a go.


German Truck Simulator (PC CD)
German Truck Simulator (PC CD)
Offered by SC-WHOLESALE
Price: £4.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Truck Simulation?, 21 July 2010
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
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It takes all sorts, I suppose? The idea that someone might be interested in a German truck simulation is a little strange to me, but I suppose anything can be considered unusual when you boil it down.

I gave this game a go anyway, and while it is dull, I can see it might appeal to some. It's not particularly well made, but it's not badly or lazily made either. You drive a truck from one part of Germany to another, earn money, upgrade your vehicle, become better at your job.

If you're an enthusiast for this sort of thing, snap it up! If not, look elsewhere.


Orabrush Tongue Cleaner Fresh Breath Brush With Scraper
Orabrush Tongue Cleaner Fresh Breath Brush With Scraper
Offered by Discount Direct
Price: £6.19

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a tongue scraper, 19 May 2010
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This is a tongue scraper. You use it to scrape your tongue. This helps to remove the evil bacteria that causes your horrific halitosis.

It works, to some extent. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone with an overly sensitive gag reflex, but if people are constantly falling at your feet due to your putrid mouth, check it out.

Not a substitute for a decent mouthwash, though!


How Not to Grow Up: A Coming of Age Memoir. Sort of.
How Not to Grow Up: A Coming of Age Memoir. Sort of.
by Richard Herring
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.17

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb set of memoirs, 19 May 2010
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'How Not to Grow Up' follows a couple of years of Richard Herring's comedy life, and basically consists of him whinging and moaning about how he's old and immature. Well, it's not really whinging and moaning. It's well-written, cheeky banter, easy to read and pretty funny too.

I would like it though. I'm a fan of Richard Herring I've got a bunch of his DVDs, been to several shows, and even listened to all of the Collings and Herrin podcasts. That's over 100 hours of podcasts. If Richard Herring is speaking half of the time, that means I've actually listened to his voice for over two days of my life.

But that doesn't matter. I'm pretty sure I'd have enjoyed this book even if I hated Richard Herring with all my heart. It is a good book, and you should buy it as a present for someone who is stupid and immature or maybe even read it yourself.

B.HNTGU., I didn't really bother reading Mr Herring's blog every day. Now I'll happily check it when I'm bored at work. Higher praise could not be given, therefore I have awarded the lucky Richard Herring FIVE stars.


300 Unmissable Events and Festivals Around the World
300 Unmissable Events and Festivals Around the World
by Whatsonwhen.com
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspired attempt at Inspiration, 11 Feb 2010
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This is another one of those books given as gifts by lazy people to their active, go-getting friends. It aims to highlight the best of what the world has to offer. What time you should go to which place if you enjoy that kind of thing.

Good for the completely clueless, but it's too broad to appeal to a lot of people, and a lot of the information here is easily available on the internet, or even at a travel agent. It feels too much like a catalogue, and I can't recommend buying this book.


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