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OWL Power Saver Strip with 4 Way On/Off Control + 4-Channel Remote Control
OWL Power Saver Strip with 4 Way On/Off Control + 4-Channel Remote Control
Offered by Plumbing Supermarket
Price: 39.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for teenagers who can't be bothered to switch things off!, 29 Nov 2011
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Very simple to set up, works instantly and now my daughter has no excuse not to switch things off! A great product, would recommend it.


Brennenstuhl Energy Efficient Remote Control Mains Socket Set with 3 Receivers
Brennenstuhl Energy Efficient Remote Control Mains Socket Set with 3 Receivers
Offered by Delightful-UK
Price: 16.58

5.0 out of 5 stars So simple to use, 26 Nov 2011
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Quick and easy to setup and very simple to use, the remote is a nice size and fits comfortably into your hand and the units themselves respond immediately to the signal from the remote. (I have a different make in my sons bedroom and they are very slow to switch on and off). Another plus is the price, they are quite a bit cheaper than other brands - I have seen single units on sale at a higher price than these are.

They are ideal if, like me, you like to watch tv in bed and then don't can't get up to switch the socket off as the cats have decided to go to sleep on your stomach!!!


Savic Trotter 1 Pet Carrier Atlantic Blue/light Grey 49 X 33 X 30 Cm
Savic Trotter 1 Pet Carrier Atlantic Blue/light Grey 49 X 33 X 30 Cm
Price: 15.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Value, 26 Nov 2011
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Very sturdy and easy to assemble, took my 12 year old daughter less than 5 minutes to put it together. Comfortable to carry and much cheaper than the ones sold in certain pet supermarkets and I've not found one at that good a price online, especially when you consider that Amazon do it with free delivery. I notice that some people have said it's on the small side, but my two year old fat puss fits in it quite comfortably. I have no hesitation in recommending it.


Faithful Place
Faithful Place
by Tana French
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 25 Oct 2011
This review is from: Faithful Place (Hardcover)
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This has to be one of the best novels I have read for a long time. Not so much a crime thriller as a family drama, but exceptionally well written and French's writing really brings to life the Dublin tenements and the characters within them. It wasn't hard to work out who did what but the reasoning behind the characters actions was at times heartbreaking; I definitely will be reading French's previous offerings.


The Burning: (Maeve Kerrigan 1)
The Burning: (Maeve Kerrigan 1)
by Jane Casey
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, but too obvious, 19 Oct 2011
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Although not brilliant(it was far too obvious who the killer was) it was fairly enjoyable, easy reading. Casey has written a second book that features DC Kerrigan which is much more enjoyable, so hopefully, the books will continue to improve as Casey finds her writing style.


Think of a Number
Think of a Number
by John Verdon
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant thriller, 17 Oct 2011
This review is from: Think of a Number (Paperback)
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At last, a crime novel that lives up the blurb on the jacket. Excellently written, Verdon crafts an exciting and teasing thriller which keeps you guessing right to the end. Definitely one to watch.


Port Mortuary
Port Mortuary
by Patricia Cornwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Her worst yet!, 12 Oct 2011
This review is from: Port Mortuary (Paperback)
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So disappointed with this book especially as it was to be the first in a long while written from the point of view of Scarpetta herself.

So little happens in the book that I'm struggling to find anything to review, the first hundred or so pages read like a manual of how to fly a helicopter! The majority of the investigation is done by Benton and Marino in the background (even though they can't stand each other), whilst Scarpetta muses over her bad choices of employees (again).

I certainly won't be reading another of these books and I think it is high time Patricia Cornwell retired this series. Sorry.


Who is Mr Satoshi?
Who is Mr Satoshi?
by Jonathan Lee
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quirky and charming in places, yet doesn't quite work, 2 Oct 2011
This review is from: Who is Mr Satoshi? (Paperback)
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I started off really quite liking this book - it was quirky and charming, and the characters were quite comedic. At one point I thought it was going to be double act with Foss and his very own Miss Marple in the nursing home, but then, rather annoyingly, the character of Freddie just disappears from the story. This is mirrored when Foss gets to Japan - we are introduced to Daisuke and Chiyoko, who were really interesting characters and then they just drop from the story and we know no more about them

The quest to find Mr Satoshi and to discover just what is in the mysterious packet Foss's mother left behind was rather too easy to work out, as was Mr Satoshi's own secret, and this was rather disappointing. These dark sections of the book just didn't feel right, they weren't powerful enough, and nothing was really resolved. Overall, it was a disappointment.


Blue Monday
Blue Monday
by Nicci French
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Should have been good - shame it wasn't, 22 Sep 2011
This review is from: Blue Monday (Hardcover)
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This should have been a cracking read as the idea behind it was very good and a refreshing change from the usual run of the mill police thrillers. Unfortunately it was long winded (a hundred pages in and we still don't know anything), far-fetched, had an excess of pointless caricatures (stroppy teenager, comedy foreigner, rule breaking boss, alcoholic family member) who served no purpose other than to pad the story out and the dialogue was dull. Even after reading the book to the very end I have no insight into why the people involved did what they did and how they managed to get away with things for so long.

Disappointing as I had high hopes for this.


The Reckoning: (Maeve Kerrigan 2)
The Reckoning: (Maeve Kerrigan 2)
by Jane Casey
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good paced crime novel, 18 Sep 2011
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A very enjoyable, pacey crime novel. The central character of Kerrigan is definitely one I would like to see again, in particular partnered up with DI Derwent; there were times I didn't like her opinions much but for me that only made it better, more believable.

The first half of the book was gripping, with the team trying to track down a serial killer targeting paedophiles and it was interesting to see Kerrigan struggle with her feelings regarding the crimes, despite what the victims had done, she still saw them as victims and was horrified at the way they died. I must admit I was surprised when the killer was discovered, and once he is, the story changes tack completely to that of a missing child, the serial killer's daughter. The pace and the feel of the book changes here and is less gripping, and the tale becomes a bit messy as it goes off on several tangents, but even so it is still a very good read.


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