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No Great Mischief
No Great Mischief
by Alistair Macleod
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A book I'll always want in my library, 22 April 2016
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Terrific read, with a plot structure that incorporates both the evicted tenants of the Highland Clearances and the lives of their descendants in Nova Scotia. The settings in Halifax and Cape Breton Island remind me of my mother's upbringing there - her father was an economic migrant from England to Canada in the 1920's - and evoke my own more recent visits to the area from Scotland, where the memory of the Clearances still looms large.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Good preventative method, 28 Mar. 2016
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The gel separators are very effective and allow pain-free walking once more. The night-time correctors, I found uncomfortable and abandoned after the first night of wearing them (hence 4 starts, rather than 5). However, the little device to pull the toes apart and the exercises in the e-book are having a beneficial effect and I'm feeling hopeful now that I might avoid the dreaded bunion surgery - an illustration of which in the e-booklet serves as an awful warning. I have met people who have had this surgery without pain but the thought of being unable to walk freely and drive for some weeks is a strong motivator in doing the exercises. I find that keeping the feet moving and walking with the gel separators between the toes is helpful; immobility seems to stiffen the joints and make them worse. Excellent communication from seller.


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Price: £9.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Effective Relief, 28 Mar. 2016
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And so the Age of the Bunion has burst upon me after too dedicated use of a treadmill. Relief has thankfully been achieved by these gel pads which allow me to still achieve 10,000 steps a day in thick socks and hiking boots. Quickly washed and dried and they stay in place all day.


Betron MC500 Mini Bluetooth Speaker - Portable Rechargeable Travel Wireless Purple - For iPhone iPad iPod Samsung
Betron MC500 Mini Bluetooth Speaker - Portable Rechargeable Travel Wireless Purple - For iPhone iPad iPod Samsung
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Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Petite, purple and powerful, 29 Feb. 2016
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An excellent little speaker with a big and clear volume that syncs perfectly with my iPad and if I'm able to start it up, then anyone can! Speedily despatched. Purchase from this seller recommended.


The Taming of the Shrew (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)
The Taming of the Shrew (The New Cambridge Shakespeare)
by Ann Thompson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars the play is funny in places but difficult to like from a modern, 4 Feb. 2016
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Text arrived in pristine condition. Difficult to accept Kate's submission to Petruchio at the end of the play, however; even if we think of the story as having been Christopher Sly's dream. Yes, the play is funny in places but difficult to like from a modern, European point of view.


At Freddie's
At Freddie's
by Penelope Fitzgerald
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Not a wasted word. Very evocative of the atmosphere in the ..., 4 Feb. 2016
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A most peculiar (in the sense of idiosyncratic) novel. Not a wasted word. Very evocative of the atmosphere in the theatre world of 1960's London.


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Finland: The Land of Lakes
Finland: The Land of Lakes
by Franco Figari
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas present to friends off on a cross-country ski-ing ..., 4 Feb. 2016
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A Christmas present to friends off on a cross-country ski-ing holiday in Finland. The illustrations have enhanced their anticipation, despite there not being much text


Chalet School World: 12 Brand New Short Stories
Chalet School World: 12 Brand New Short Stories
by Helen Barber
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.00

5.0 out of 5 stars ... School fan who spent a cosy day re-engaging with favourite characters next to a woodstove, 4 Feb. 2016
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A gratefully received Christmas present for a Chalet School fan who spent a cosy day re-engaging with favourite characters next to a woodstove.


Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965
Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965
by Alice Strang et al
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.88

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to be able to read the catalogue before seeing ..., 4 Feb. 2016
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Great to be able to read the catalogue before seeing the exhibition at the Dean Gallery in Edinburgh. Clear, vivid illustrations and informative text. Quick and efficient delivery. Thank you.


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