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H.I.V.E. 6: Zero Hour (Hive)
H.I.V.E. 6: Zero Hour (Hive)
Price: £1.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent adventure for teens, 26 Feb 2014
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continues the adventures of Otto Wing Raven et al in the same supercharged vein. Well written, pacey and with nice development of the character backstories. Ideal for filming


TimeRiders: The Mayan Prophecy (Book 8)
TimeRiders: The Mayan Prophecy (Book 8)
Price: £3.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Great new volume, 10 Feb 2014
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Excellent fast paced story now with real depth evolving in the narrative. Shocking turn of events for one of the team is handled well an resonates


Anker® Astro E4 13000mAh Portable Power Bank Pack External Battery USB Charger for iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S 4 3GS, iPad 5 4 3 2, Air, mini, Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3 2, Nexus 4 5 7 10, HTC One, Motorola Droid DNA, MOTO X G, LG Optimus, most other Phones and Tablets - Black
Anker® Astro E4 13000mAh Portable Power Bank Pack External Battery USB Charger for iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S 4 3GS, iPad 5 4 3 2, Air, mini, Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 4 3 2, Nexus 4 5 7 10, HTC One, Motorola Droid DNA, MOTO X G, LG Optimus, most other Phones and Tablets - Black
Offered by AnkerDirect
Price: £69.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great travel solution, 20 Nov 2013
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Pretty quick to charge, attractive design and can recharge both my phones 2-3 times each during work trips. The supplied cable is robust and the 2A port is noticeably faster. Net bag is fine but wish it was big enough/had pockets to accomodate the charging cable. Customer engagement/support is exemplary


VicTsing® Black Sync Dock Desktop Charger Docking Station Cradle Stand For HTC ONE M7(Case Compatible-No Need To Remove Your slim-fit Case when it Charge)
VicTsing® Black Sync Dock Desktop Charger Docking Station Cradle Stand For HTC ONE M7(Case Compatible-No Need To Remove Your slim-fit Case when it Charge)
Offered by VICTECH
Price: £9.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly as expected, 20 Nov 2013
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Sturdy, attractive and once the insert is removed, big enough to take the phone with a slim case still atttached


Genuine Blackberry 9700 Bold Onyx Pocket Case - Black
Genuine Blackberry 9700 Bold Onyx Pocket Case - Black
Offered by FLASHSUPERSTORE
Price: £1.65

5.0 out of 5 stars does what it says on the case..., 4 Jan 2012
Pretty standard case with magnetic stripe built into both faces. I've found it to be robust, well made and fit for purpose. Delivery was within 48hrs


Fighting Talk: The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases (General Military)
Fighting Talk: The Military Origins of Everyday Words and Phrases (General Military)
by Graeme Donald
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly entertaining (in small doses), 5 Dec 2009
There seem to have been a surprisingly large number of these 'origins of' books published recently. This is pretty much typical of the type and is first and foremost a historically annotated dictionary of the martial roots of modern words. As a source of 'interesting' conversation points, it's pretty good but (like the 'interesting' points themselves) rapidly fades on longer acquaintance. Quite fun if dipped into now and again though.


Panasonic ES8249S811 4 Head Men's Rechargeable Shaver with Clean & Charge Silver
Panasonic ES8249S811 4 Head Men's Rechargeable Shaver with Clean & Charge Silver

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jaw Droppingly Good, 7 Jun 2009
Me: Dark thick coarse beard which grows in whirls on the neck. Normal skin. Tendency to develop a 5 o'clock shadow around midday unless the shave is particularly close. Have alternated between wet dry shaving over the years.

Wet Shaving history: Able to achieve close shaves after 2 passes (none against the grain) with a Mach3 power/badger brush/shaving cream. Shaves are even closer with a Fusion power but persistent razor burn limits how often I can use it. Wet shaves have been significantly closer than electric until now

Dry Shaving History: Tend to adopt this when cash rich/time poor. Always use a pre electric. Initially had a rechargeable Philishave (1 track) which I used from about 1992-1997 - good on the neck after several passes but caused a fair amount of skin irritation and was prone to leaving small recalcitrant outcrops. Went back to wet shaving for a few years and then bought a Braun syncro in 2003 - it gave me a moderately closer, faster and more consistent shave on the face with less irritation than Philishave number 1. That said it was always quite poor on the neck (worse than the Philishaves) and the overall shave was noticeably inferior to a Mach 3. I still have it and replaced the foils and cutters with a newer style recently - slight performance increase but the battery is fading fast and I still get irritation if going for a 'boardroom finish'. Impulse purchase of a heavily discounted single track Philishave 8850 3 years ago - same issues encountered as with earlier incarnations but overall shave was intermediate between Philishave #1 and the Braun Syncro. Noticeably better on the neck than the Braun but hit and miss elsewhere. Also quite slow (multiple passes ++) and gave me serious razor burn.

ES8249: Very impressive - shaves better than the others in less time and with less irritation

Positives: Dry shaves a 2 day beard as close as a Gillette fusion power in about 5 minutes - still looks good at 16 hours (vs 4 for the Braun). Effortlessly glides through the beard with no 'catching'. Still needs a few passes but each stroke is much closer and doesn't irritate/give razor burn. Spectacularly good on the face and very good on the neck - surpasses the Braun and the older Philishave. Slightly better than the newer Philishave. Wash under tap feature works well but the cleaning unit is much better. Extremely comfortable when shaving in a shower with gel/cream and but the result may be slightly less close. This may be due to the fact that I don't have a fog proof mirror so tend to leave problem areas before they're completely smooth)

Negatives: All a bit subjective. High pitched motor whine may annoy some and the lightweight plastics feel distinctly Airfix like. Head is large and if you have a small infra-nasal area it may be a touch awkward. Those with sensitive skin may experience razor burn early on. £10 for two cleaning cartridges is a bit rent seeking...2 hours for a clean charge and dry cycle is also a little sub par when compared with Braun

Conclusion: Very very impressed. By far the best shaver I've ever used and more than a match for wet shaving. Well worth investing in.


How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine
How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence-Based Medicine
by Trisha Greenhalgh
Edition: Paperback

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Evidence based medicine, 15 Mar 2009
Nice straightforward review of how to systematically assess clinical papers against an evidence based standard.
Frankly most practicing clinicians will be acquainted with at least half the material covered but with revalidation upon us, a reasonably comprehensive work like this probably fills a useful niche.
Probably of greater immediate benefit to medical students, junior staff approaching interviews/PG exams and other healthcare disciplines
Sporting attempt to cover medical stats ultimately falls short but not before highlighting some salient points. Slightly tiresome fawning over the concept of evidence based medicine as a radically new paradigm in medicine that will cure all disease...
Generally a well written and useful summary/how to guide and pretty much worth the cover price


The Dragon and the Elephant: China, India and the New World Order
The Dragon and the Elephant: China, India and the New World Order
by David Smith
Edition: Paperback

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Even dragons and elephants need a good editor, 7 Feb 2009
I found this book fascinating and frustrating in equal measure. Smith provides a terrific overview of the economic histories of both China and India but in seeking to maintain a chapter based comparative structure, I felt that he missed the opportunity to provide an even more compelling economic narrative. In reading it, I frequently found myself flicking between chapters on India and China in order to clarify the comparisons he makes and whilst the retrospective overview is excellent, the forward analysis is a little anaemic. That said he has an engaging 'FT-esque' style and intemixes macroeconomic theory and individual anecdotes with aplomb. In summary, a very good review of economic history that left me feeling that there was an even better book in there somewhere


Outliers: The Story of Success
Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So much for ubermensch..., 7 Feb 2009
A clear, concise and largely coherent analysis of the ancillary congeners to success. As stated in previous reviews, Gladwell makes a case for the idea that success is as much dependent on a serendipitous amalgam of environmental factors - temporal, cultural and even linguistic - as innate ability, effort and persistence. That the difference between achievement and disappointment is as much a function of where you came from and the opportunities available to you as it is your own actions is a sobering one. What's more he makes the case in an entertaining way with frequent recourse to fascinating anecdotes and vignettes of individual histories. I really enjoyed reading it.


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