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A Moment of War (Penguin Modern Classics)
A Moment of War (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Laurie Lee
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Wine with Eulalia rather than cider with Rosie, 5 Oct 2014
Gives a good feeling for the idealism and naïveté of the international volunteers who went to fight Franco. To be read as literature rather than as history as these are memories of events taking place half a century before the book was written. Are there parallels with the motivation of young people going to fight in Syria?


Inspector Moose and the Mysterious Kidnapping of Billie the Kid
Inspector Moose and the Mysterious Kidnapping of Billie the Kid
by Natalie C Whillans
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.26

5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for both adults and children, 24 July 2014
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A children's book which has enough elements to ensure that adults reading it with them are never bored. I particularly liked the corner shop, which sold corners.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Martin Jarvis makes all the difference, 11 Sep 2013
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I think that a Martin Jarvis reading is an art form which transcends the experience of reading a book for oneself. Yes, I really did laugh so much that sometimes I almost had to stop driving. Yes, the end is a bit unsatisfactory, but in the meantime one has enjoyed hours of pure pleasure.


Handel: Deidamia (De Nedelandse Opera) (Sally Matthews/ Veronica Cangemi/ Olga Pasichnyk/ Concerto Köln/ Ivor Bolton/ David Alden) (Opus Arte: OABD7110D) [Blu-ray] [2012] [Region Free]
Handel: Deidamia (De Nedelandse Opera) (Sally Matthews/ Veronica Cangemi/ Olga Pasichnyk/ Concerto Köln/ Ivor Bolton/ David Alden) (Opus Arte: OABD7110D) [Blu-ray] [2012] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Sally Matthews
Price: £29.99

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real discovery, 10 Dec 2012
There is an excellent version of Deidamia on CD by Alan Curtis which whetted my appetite and so it was a real treat to see this production on-stage in Amsterdam. Sally Matthews was the real discovery for me.


Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best (Blandings Castle Saga)
Lord Emsworth Acts for the Best (Blandings Castle Saga)
by PG Wodehouse
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £16.58

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully read audiobook - some stories recycled from earlier set, 3 Dec 2012
Excellent set of stories, but be aware that some of them are recycled from an earlier audiocassette publication "Blandings Castle". That did not stop me buying the set and it is great to have the stories in CD quality.


Post-it Action Notes - To Do Pad - 50 Sheets In Pad - 152 mm x 102 mm (Pack of 12)
Post-it Action Notes - To Do Pad - 50 Sheets In Pad - 152 mm x 102 mm (Pack of 12)
Offered by CLOMER.IT
Price: £3.20

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Organisation for life, 30 Aug 2011
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I buy a pack of 12 pads every year and would be lost without them. Shopping lists, to do lists, reminders. Looks expensive but works out at 2p per day.


Genuine Pure Accessory - ChargePAK E1 Rechargeable Battery Pack for Pure Evoke-1S, Evoke-2S, Evoke Flow, Evoke Mio, One Flow and Sensia Radios
Genuine Pure Accessory - ChargePAK E1 Rechargeable Battery Pack for Pure Evoke-1S, Evoke-2S, Evoke Flow, Evoke Mio, One Flow and Sensia Radios
Offered by Superfi
Price: £26.25

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mind how you manage the battery, 4 Aug 2011
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I am used to allowing laptop batteries to run down so that you prolong active life. However, this battery quickly became useless and eventually lasted about ten minutes after charging. I love the radio, so am forking out for another battery and keeping fingers crossed.

After using the new battery for a month or so all is well and it is holding its charge

Several months in and the battery is holding its charge, but now and again I am careful to run it quite down (around 15 hours) and then recharge.


Welcome to the Sticks (Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis) [2008] [DVD]
Welcome to the Sticks (Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis) [2008] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Philippe Duquesne
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Price: £15.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even English audiences can enjoy this, 4 Jun 2011
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The horror of an employee being transferred from the South to the North of France has relevance in other cultures (just look at the reaction of BBC employees moving from London to Manchester). Good acting, with many Gallic expressions, ensures it can transfer to international audiences. As a result of seeing the film we actually hopped across the Channel to visit Bergues, the town featured in the film, and were very pleasantly surprised.


Apple iMac 21.5" All-In-One Desktop PC (LED Backlit Screen, 3.06Ghz, Intel Core-i3, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD,  ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics, Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) )
Apple iMac 21.5" All-In-One Desktop PC (LED Backlit Screen, 3.06Ghz, Intel Core-i3, 4Gb RAM, 500Gb HDD, ATI Radeon HD 4670 graphics, Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) )

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Switching from Windows takes time and effort, 10 April 2011
Yes, the imac is beautiful, connects to printers and wireless networks within five minutes and eliminates a lot of desktop clutter. But if you are new to Mac you have to put in a lot of effort in the early weeks even if you are already familiar with itunes, iphone and ipod. It is easy to underestimate the expertise in Windows you build up over a period of twenty or thirty years. If you live anywhere near an Apple shop the training courses are a great help in converting you (I have done three so far). Many things are simple when you know how but can drive you crazy as you try to work them out (for example, there is no delete key so you have to use function and backspace). I also found the book imac for dummies helpful. The Apple software has been so hyped, I have been disappointed to find it does not quite live up to it. I was able to stream my itunes music to my hifi with airport express, but it does not work with non-Apple applications such as BBC iplayer. So, I still have wires trailing to the headphone socket. You can buy software to get round the problem (Airfoil) but that is not the issue. A great feature of Itunes is the ability to select quickly from your library, for example "Mozart piano" or "Mozart opera". In iphoto you do not have the same functionality if you have large numbers of keywords (tags). The Apple experts advised me on a third party software to buy as a workaround, but I am still surprised that iphoto libraries cannot be searched in the same way as itunes can. My third big challenge is personal finance software. I exported my ten years' data from Quicken in to iBank, the best reviewed program. Too early to report on that except to say that I will have to put in a lot of work on it. In conclusion, I can see me running a couple of applications on my old Windows PC in parallel for a year or so until the switch is complete. But it is a beautiful machine...


The Dying Light
The Dying Light
by Henry Porter
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A 1984 for our time, 11 Feb 2011
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This review is from: The Dying Light (Hardcover)
The surveillance state projected a few years in to the future. English institutions subtly perverted in the name of security and defeating terror. Surely it could not really happen (or has it already begun?)


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