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Pereira Maintains
Pereira Maintains
by Antonio Tabucchi
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars A good read!, 14 Dec 2012
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Very well crafted book which skillfully takes the reader along with gently related events and mullings over life, religion, fascism and food (among others). We are guided into a surprising and unexpected climax which echoes well afterwards, as it should!


The Future of Illusion (International Psycho-Analysis Library)
The Future of Illusion (International Psycho-Analysis Library)
by Sigmund Freud
Edition: Hardcover

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic about religion, 14 Dec 2012
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Freud writes clearly, even about complex matters. Surely one of the best books on our "Illusion" ever written? Through Amazon it was a huge (second hand) bargain! very precious.


Say You're One of Them
Say You're One of Them
by Uwem Akpan
Edition: Hardcover

2.0 out of 5 stars Little said!, 14 Dec 2012
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In spite of the colourful events and people this is an unsatisfactory book. It doesn't engage our feelings therefore our interest is stunted. I wonder whether the problem is due to the religious separation implanted by the writer? Or his depression about the problems?
The situations are, or shoulld be, gripping. But like an old, tired tale we are not lifted or involved despite the extraordinary events described.


My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story
My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story
by Ramzy Baroud
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.12

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5.0 out of 5 stars A vital Palestinian viewpoint, 14 Dec 2012
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This is not a sparkling piece of English which is a pity as the content is deeply absorbing. Baroud can, I know, do better!
The book is special because it feelingly presents a history of the dispossessed often in graphic form, always engaging, deeply moving. I was apalled by the suffering, the worldwide lack of engagement and the nobility of Palestinians' dreams.
The media would represent Baroud's father as a terrorist. A "freedom fighter" he most certaily was - dignified, civilised and admirable. So much for the misused term, "Terrorist". Our turning a blind eye on the Palestinian situation is unjustified and shameful.


Intervention Architecture: Buildings for Change
Intervention Architecture: Buildings for Change
by Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.39

4.0 out of 5 stars buildings in distant places, 14 Dec 2012
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This volume is no exception to its excellent predicessors: Well presented, good architectural commentary.
The school in Bangladesh, or was it India (?) is first rate. Generally buildings beyond urban settings are the most interesting. Muslim architecture has a lot to be proud of.


Hidden Histories: Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean
Hidden Histories: Palestine and the Eastern Mediterranean
by Basem L. Ra'ad
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.69

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5.0 out of 5 stars learn about the "Middle east", 14 Dec 2012
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A fascinating book reviewing the varied history of Palestine: language through race, religeon, crafts and settlement.
The best I've come across. Readable, clear and vivid. A must read for anyone interested in that ravaged country (well, it should be a country and in spite of the occupation and attendent Israeli lies).


Braun Oral-B EB17-2 Extra Soft Sensitive Replacement Rechargeable Toothbrush Heads 2 Pack
Braun Oral-B EB17-2 Extra Soft Sensitive Replacement Rechargeable Toothbrush Heads 2 Pack
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Price: £9.74

5.0 out of 5 stars cleanest teeth, 14 Dec 2012
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I had a 10YO Braun toothbrush - never any trouble, except at its end it wouldn't charge so I replaced it. It works over a week uncharged and seems softer and less agressive on teeth and gums, AND ((not according to the Braun rep on telephone!) it DOES fit for re-charging on the old wall unit (although not as stable as the old one), so there's not a lot of junk on the shelf above the WHB. The on/off switch is difficult to find - there's too much rubber background? I miss the tiny red light which glows "on" on the earlier models.
I was shocked that Amazon added additional charges to the purchase: "Handling" and no "discount" as listed on the catalogue page, + VAT (another surprise). It's more like buying a ticket on some cheap and nasty airline. PITY!! Books are more straightforward.


The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg
The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg
by Deborah Eisenberg
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.76

5.0 out of 5 stars Short stories of Deborah Eisenberg, 15 Aug 2012
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Her stories are vivid, truthful and thought provoking. The best I've read for ages. It's a pity the publisher (Picador) put her into such a cheap and nasty book, she deserves the best. It's surprising that she's not more trumpeted as she's so good!


Duronic TVB301L TV Wall Mount 40"-65"- Ultra slim LED/Plasma/LCD Articulating TV Bracket 40" 42" 46"47" 50" 55" 60" 65"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wall TV, 22 May 2012
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The product arrived very quickly, well packed. The instructions about assembly of the frame connecting to the TV are too vague. It's well made, sturdy.


The Dream Room
The Dream Room
by Marcel Möring
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars The Dream Room, 4 Sep 2010
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A sane very moving book about growing up which made me feel renewed afterwards. It is a celebration of small things, often unmentioned, unacknowledged which colour life, ideas and dreams in deep and vital ways. It's not an English book. That's its value. We need reminding of the sacred ordinary in our frantic search for meaning in laws and behaviour in UK. A humane optimism warms the prose (and the reader). It suits most ages over 15. The title says it all!


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