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I grandi giocatori di scacchi: Da Philidor ad Alekhine vol.I: 5 (Saggistica)
I grandi giocatori di scacchi: Da Philidor ad Alekhine vol.I: 5 (Saggistica)
by Ivano E. Pollini
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended., 25 July 2014
This is an excellent companion for chess players be they beginners or strong players. Having purchased and read it, I invested in 2 more copies as gifts for for a couple of my chess friends. Its rich illustrations make it a pleasure to read. Ivano E Pollini shows a deep understanding of the royal games and his enthusiasm and love of the game are infectious.
My only complaint it that it is available only in Italian. It's to be hoped that an English translation will follow in due course.


Il fascino degli scacchi: Psicologia - Bellezza - Arte - Metafora (Saggistica)
Il fascino degli scacchi: Psicologia - Bellezza - Arte - Metafora (Saggistica)
by Ivano E. Pollini
Edition: Paperback
Price: £23.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 2 Jun. 2013
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Having bought this book some weeks ago I have recently bought the kindle version. It is worth doing so for two reasons: the text itself can be dipped into at will and the illustrations, although monochrome on the Kindle itself, come beautifully alive when seen on a Kindle fire or other tablet. A must for chess lovers and chess novices alike


Sony Xperia T James Bond UK Sim Free Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)
Sony Xperia T James Bond UK Sim Free Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)
Offered by Hale Communications
Price: £189.99

3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this phone, 4 Mar. 2013
After less than two months the phone refused to charge or even to switch on. Apparently this is a common problem with this phone. Unfortunately I did not buy from Amazon. Sony isn't interested in honouring the garantee nor is the shop. Sony's customer care is non existant.
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The Snow Queen. An Illustrated Fairy Tale by Hans Christian Andersen (Excellent for Bedtime & Young Readers)
The Snow Queen. An Illustrated Fairy Tale by Hans Christian Andersen (Excellent for Bedtime & Young Readers)
Price: £2.39

5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely surprise, 28 Nov. 2012
This is one of Hans Christian Anderson's lesser known tales, which deserves a far wider audience. This new version is delightfully written, it remains true to the original but gives it a wonderful contemporary twist.


Hansel and Gretel. An Illustrated Classic Fairy Tale for Kids by brothers Grimm (Excellent for Bedtime & Young Readers)
Hansel and Gretel. An Illustrated Classic Fairy Tale for Kids by brothers Grimm (Excellent for Bedtime & Young Readers)
Price: £2.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Yummy!, 31 Aug. 2012
A house made of sweets and cakes cannot fail to appeal to every child (and not a few adults)! Hansel and Gretel is about what not to do if you get lost in the woods. Highly recommended.


Puss in Boots. An Illustrated Classic Tale for Kids by Charles Perrault (Excellent for Bedtime & Young Readers)
Puss in Boots. An Illustrated Classic Tale for Kids by Charles Perrault (Excellent for Bedtime & Young Readers)
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A good old classic., 31 Aug. 2012
Puss in boots was a particular favourite when I was a child. It's great to see that stories like this really do stand the test of time. This is fun for any small child. Recommended.


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. An Illustrated Classic Fairy Tale for Kids by brothers Grimm (Excellent for Bedtime & Young Readers)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. An Illustrated Classic Fairy Tale for Kids by brothers Grimm (Excellent for Bedtime & Young Readers)
Price: £2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Seven stars!, 31 Aug. 2012
When I was a child this was one of my favourite tales. This is a new version and it differs slightly but all the classic ingredients are there. Most people are used to Sneezy, Happy et alia, but in this version all the characters are renamed and it's all a bit of a hoot.


Tom Thumb
Tom Thumb
Price: £2.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Charming!, 31 Aug. 2012
This review is from: Tom Thumb (Kindle Edition)
This was a charming read. I read it with my nephew and we both enjoyed it. Unlike many children's tales, it is not only fun but also has a good moral.


Toshiba NB100-12A 8.9-inch Netbook, Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, Windows XP Home
Toshiba NB100-12A 8.9-inch Netbook, Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, Windows XP Home

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Keyboardvery hard to read, 31 Jan. 2010
I have had this netbook for some months now but have had to ditch it. The letters on the keyboard are printed in a very faint colour which makes them near impossible to see unless in strong light. It causes strain to the eye and difficulty of use particularly when traveling so, when one has often unfavourable lighting. It therefore defeats its purpose as a travel PC. I liked it very much in other respects but have had to give it away and invest in a netbook by another maker. I would not recommend this netbook unless Toshiba retify that absurd keyboard.Toshiba NB100-12A 8.9-inch Netbook, Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD, Windows XP Home
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Norton 360 (3 User Licence) (PC)
Norton 360 (3 User Licence) (PC)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not waste time and money on N360, 3 Mar. 2008
I have installed this product 5 weeks ago. Since then I have had to use their support line 4 times and have been tod to ininstall and reinstall 3 times. On the last support chat I was told to wait another tow weeks for a possible patch. I have wasted hours and hours on this and woylkd strongly advise not to invest in this. I am now seeking a refund from Symantic so I can buy something else. I would have given tis a zero star if the option was available


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