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Karcher KA 8050 Record Player with in-built Speakers Silver
Karcher KA 8050 Record Player with in-built Speakers Silver

5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a hi-fi nazi but..., 6 Dec. 2014
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I bought one of these to play old Xmas albums in my parents' home during the holidays, I was pleasantly surprised by the build quality and the sound. I swapped out the turntable from my hi-fi rack and was even more surprised by its clarity.

It will sound 'tinny' on bass heavy tracks, but for old easy listening albums it's perfect.


Elastoplast Fabric Plasters 40s
Elastoplast Fabric Plasters 40s
Offered by Greens Pharmacy
Price: £3.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars impenetrable, 26 Jun. 2014
obviously there's some trick to removing the plaster from it's wrapper but there's no hint on the packaging or their website
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All You Can Eat [VINYL]
All You Can Eat [VINYL]
Price: £22.69

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars so a foul mouthed Dokken is a bad thing?, 31 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: All You Can Eat [VINYL] (Vinyl)
It's like the last 25 years never happened. Steel Panther may be a comedy act but if you loved 80s hair metal, this disc will have you punching the air.


American Heartbeat
American Heartbeat
Offered by thelastresortofmusic
Price: £15.75

5.0 out of 5 stars I've never heard this while stationary, 23 Jan. 2014
This review is from: American Heartbeat (Audio CD)
Everyone I knew had this album in their car circa 1984. Dunno if the additions will really add anything, I'll need to go for a burn up round Gower to find out :)


Stark's War
Stark's War

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars smart arse sergeant obeys most orders, 4 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Stark's War (Kindle Edition)
I've made it 50% of the way through this awful, plodding, repetitious, predictable book and can take no more. No physical description of any character is offered, not even the main protagonist, and none display the slightest humor. It's like a Star Trek novel told from the perspective of an anonymous red shirt wearer.


DURAGADGET Canvas "Tree Top" Style Kindle Book Case For New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, Paperwhite 3G, Kindle Fire & Fire HD (Latest Generation, September 2012 Release) & Kindle 4
DURAGADGET Canvas "Tree Top" Style Kindle Book Case For New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, Paperwhite 3G, Kindle Fire & Fire HD (Latest Generation, September 2012 Release) & Kindle 4
Offered by GADGETPLUSUK
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as the real thing, 7 Nov. 2013
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Since developing optic neuritis I've been unable to read ordinary print. I've always had a book in my hands, and while my Paperwhite has been a godsend, it's never felt quite right in hand; that is until I bought one of these covers. Others might offer a little more protection, for ordinary use I'd recommend this cover for any Kindle reader who appreciates 'old fashioned' books.


The World Inside
The World Inside
Price: £3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Tower blocks and free love, 24 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: The World Inside (Kindle Edition)
Part of the joy of reading old science fiction is seeing how the author's own times intrude on their vision of the future. Written in the late 60s, Silverberg imagines an Earth of 75 billion, the vast majority living in 1000 storey concrete tower blocks, and so closely packed together all notions of privacy and marital fidelity banished. It's a dystopia that spends a lot of effort convinces the population they've never had things so good - any dissent(going 'flippo') is treated with 'moral engineering'(brainwashing), or summary execution.

The things it doesn't predict are as telling; the 'post-venereal world' would last another decade before HIV appeared, and massive central computers disappeared in the 80s(I used to work on a mainframe, that was scrapped in 1990). Nor is there any mention of environmental problems beyond population density.

Still, it's an enjoyable, if slow starting, read, with a growing menace, as the characters' lives fall apart in Urban Monad 116.


NEW! Gembird NET-202 Microphone with Earphone Skype MSN
NEW! Gembird NET-202 Microphone with Earphone Skype MSN
Offered by bestbuy66
Price: £2.94

1.0 out of 5 stars I should have read the reviews, 19 Jun. 2013
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I found this product absolutely worthless as the ear clip snapped while I was trying to seat the earphone. My advice would be to avoid at all costs and find something more substantial.


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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the smoothest, 6 Aug. 2012
I've always been wary of using Feathers in my open comb razors, preferring Indian made Gillette Super Platinum blades, which while not as sharp, give a much smoother shave. Unfortunately, the supply of Super Platinums isn't reliable and I've been on the hunt for a replacement.

Timor is not familiar name here in the UK, not even among the shaving cognoscenti, but these German blades are almost as sharp as Feathers, but also incredibly smooth. These may become my blade choice for all types of DE razor.


Seed of Light (Coronet Books)
Seed of Light (Coronet Books)
by Edmund Cooper
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Sic transit gloria mundi... with quite a few bangs, 24 July 2011
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'Seed of Light' was written in 1958 and is very much of its time. It sees the Commonwealth as a political entity acting independently of the US, and able to steal a march on the American and Soviet space programmes by launching a space station while the other two are recovering from an 'atomic war'. Unfortunately British efforts to use the station as a peacekeeping presence, precipitate a thermonuclear war.

Europe is reduced to three domed cities, each a building a multi-generation 'seed ship' to escape the ruined Earth. Only one is completed, and that destroys its city on launch - the apocalypse is much darker than Wyndham's, more in the vein of John Christopher's of the time.

Life isn't great for the 10 survivors of humanity - the women are prone to cancers, and children with birth defects are 'recycled'. There's madness and murder too before they discover that Alpha Centauri has no inhabitable planets after a sub-light speed journey of decades. As the search continues the narrative moves from individual characters to the development of the generations, more in the manner of Wells or Olaf Stapledon.

All quite different from his later stuff and interesting really as a commentary on British attitudes of that time - we had our own rocket programme then after all - though it's attempts at prophecy fall far wide of the mark.


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