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2 x Legal Euro GB Badge Car Number Plate Self-adhesive Vinyl Stickers European decals
2 x Legal Euro GB Badge Car Number Plate Self-adhesive Vinyl Stickers European decals
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Price: 0.97

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy to apply, professional looking, 19 Aug 2013
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very happy with these GB numberplate stickers. Cheap price, fast delivery, very easy to line up and apply, look professional. Highly recommended


The Notebook [DVD]
The Notebook [DVD]
Dvd ~ Gena Rowlands
Price: 4.00

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3.0 out of 5 stars Quite good, but not brilliant, 23 July 2013
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This review is from: The Notebook [DVD] (DVD)
Not my genre but my wife likes them so I took one for the team and watched it with her. Pleasantly surprised I actually quite enjoyed it. James Garner is pure class, but I'm not sure what all the fuss is about Ryan Gosling, he just seemed a bit wooden and one dimensional. Allie played by Rachel Mcadams is also quite annoying with her juvenile rich-girl petulance, I found her rather grating. Allies hard nosed mother however was a fairly interesting character with her own, albeit minor, sub-story.

The story flows quite slowly but has just about enough to keep you interested, but for such young people they did seem to be overly serious about relationships. It's easy to guess the storyline early on, but that didn't take anything away from the film for me. The story switches from past to present throughout and is beautifully shot, but to me the past and the present felt somewhat disconnected and you cannot quite imagine the hot-headed, self absorbed young couple becoming the devoted and dignified older couple. The notebook is a proper tear-jerking chick flick, and although a bit overly sentimental and actually very sad, it is quite good. Keep the tissues close by...


Ultimatum: (Tina Boyd 6)
Ultimatum: (Tina Boyd 6)
by Simon Kernick
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.85

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced thriller, 15 July 2013
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This really was hard to put down, a cracking fast paced read from start to finish. The plot follows on from the previous book Siege, and is a little far fetched but probably just about believable! You dont need to have read Siege, but it would give you a greater understanding on the main villain Fox. The book starts at a frantic pace and continues throughout. The villains are truly ruthless, violent characters, and the good guys are characters from previous books seeing action again. As with other Simon Kernick books its not for the purist, but if you like violent goodies-versus-baddies thrillers this one is as good as they get.


Goodfellas [1990] [DVD]
Goodfellas [1990] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Robert De Niro
Offered by MusicnMedia
Price: 4.39

5.0 out of 5 stars the best gangster film ever, 11 July 2013
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Simply the best gangster film ever made in my opinion. It's a totally captivating story, and so much more than wise guys strutting around whacking each other! Even if you dont like this genre of film you will still enjoy it, my wife is a case in point, she took some convincing to watch it with me but she did, and thought it was excellent.

Ray Liotta is superb as the main character and storyteller, as are Joe Pesci and Robert DeNiro in the main supporting roles as his violent gangster buddies. But unlike most other ganster films the women also shine, and are far more than merely token roles. Lorraine Bracco plays the gangsters wife brilliantly, and really brings to life the excitement and fear experienced when married to a mobster.

Some other reviewers are upset about the 2-sided disc setup of the DVD, this didnt bother me, i simply got up, went to the DVD player and turned the disc round. Easy. What's the fuss is about!


Tripwire: (Jack Reacher 3)
Tripwire: (Jack Reacher 3)
by Lee Child
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.59

3.0 out of 5 stars Good read, but not the best Reacher book, 11 July 2013
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I've read several of the Reacher series (Persuader, One shot, The hard way, 61 hours) and I'd say this one was the least good; it wasn't bad at all but I've enjoyed other Reacher books more, and found the pace of Tripwire slower than his other books. Too much of the book was dedicated to Reachers love interest which was repetitive, quite boring, and really just got in the way of the main story. Maybe it's because this is only the 3rd in the series and his character is still developing. In later books I like Reacher more. Still a good read though, and there's a few twists along the way to keep you interested. If i hadnt read other Reacher books i might not bother reading any more - but i have, and they're great, so i will.


Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder and the Cold War in the Caribbean
Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder and the Cold War in the Caribbean
by Alex Von Tunzelmann
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating read, 28 May 2013
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Before reading Red Heat I knew very little about the cold war or the wider political landscape of the time, and less still about where the Caribbean nations fit into it all. That has all changed now thanks to this book. Written in chronological order covering mainly the 1960's, Red Heat is a fast paced relentless account focussing on American relations with Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic, all within the context of heightening tensions with the Soviet Union.

Some of the things these Caribbean dictators got up to were (unsurprisingly) truly shocking, and the author does not spare the reader. Often gruesome in the detail, it really paints a vividly terrifying picture of day to day life for many ordinary people. It was no beach party for the poor majority. American foreign policy also comes under a great deal of scrutiny.

The author makes extensive use of quotes from the various real life characters from history which give the described events real authenticity, and actually at times show these all powerful high-profile people are ultimately just that, people. It's an all star cast including JFK, Castro, Che Guevara, and Krushchev, plus names that were new to me like Duvallier and Trujillo.

Famous events such the bay of pigs invasion are described in great detail from different perspectives. Particularly fascinating was reading about how Castro & co came to power in Cuba, quite how they managed it is hard to believe given where they started. The personal relationships between some of the key players are also fascinating. It's easy to draw parallels with the actions of those political rebel groups and today's modern equivalents.

At certain points in the book I did find it quite hard to follow who said what and when as there are simply so many names of leaders, politicians, commanders, and rebels featuring. It got a bit `samey' at times, and as a result I found myself rather losing interest around half way through and put the book down for a week or so. It's probably not a book to devour in one sitting. Upon resuming I soon became enthralled again and read it through to the end. If you are new to the subject area or just enjoy real life political thrillers then its definitely well worth a read.


Vengeance
Vengeance
by George Jonas
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping read, 28 May 2013
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Like many others, I bought Vengeance after seeing the film `Munich' which is based on the book. It's a gripping read, in part because of the real life events which lead to the Israeli response, but also because the idea of a modern(ish) day government assembling a group of specialists to carry out such a mission is intriguing. The story is detailed, and flows well making you want to read on, but relies pretty much entirely on the account of the Mossad agent turned assassin `Avner'. How much of that individual's account is true or accurate is open to debate, but I was actually inclined to believe it, accepting there may have been some embellishments for dramatic effect. The author also recognises the controversy over his primary source in a section of the book.

The book gives you a much more in depth understanding of Avner the boy becoming Avner the man, the first section of the book tells a concise story of his childhood which is a welcome addition over and above what the film offers. His background and childhood experiences go some way to explain why a seemingly fairly average young Mossad agent would be chosen to lead such a mission.

Whether you buy into it being true or not the story is a compelling one. It highlights various ethical and moral dilemmas, the rights, wrongs and ultimate futility of revenge attacks, as well as the sheer cost and logistical challenges of gathering intelligence and carrying out these operations. Highly recommended.


Siege: (Scope 1)
Siege: (Scope 1)
by Simon Kernick
Edition: Paperback
Price: 3.85

4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping read, hard to put down, 11 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Siege: (Scope 1) (Paperback)
Fast paced and action packed from the first page, this book will appeal to anyone who enjoys Simon Kernick, Lee Child et al. As you would expect each of the short chapters ends on a cliffhanger making you want to keep on reading, so you could easily read it one sitting. There are lots of characters (on both sides) so you get many perspectives on the siege, adding to the intrigue and excitement. The story is possibly a bit too far fetched (even for this kind of book), I gussed the twist at the end without much effort, and thought the story behind why the siege was taking place was fundamentally flawed. It's not an intellectually stimulating book, but then it's not supposed to be, so take it for what it is and enjoy an action packed, non-stop thriller.


Samsung HDTV Adapter for Samsung Galaxy S3 - Black
Samsung HDTV Adapter for Samsung Galaxy S3 - Black
Offered by Mister Deal
Price: 14.49

5.0 out of 5 stars does exactly what it should, 4 Mar 2013
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This is a genuine samsung product and was much cheaper than other online retailers. I am very pleased, it does exactly what it should, and feels solid so hopefully will last. Picture and sound quality are superb. (p.s. remember to get a separate hdmi cable)


6x9 Photo Frame Silver Plated 'Thin Edge' design
6x9 Photo Frame Silver Plated 'Thin Edge' design

5.0 out of 5 stars Great photo frame, very pleased, 1 Mar 2013
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Arrived promptly and was well packaged. The frame itself looks great, and feels solid and of high quality. Highly recommended


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