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Breville "The Genius" IR25 Digitally Compact Steam Generator 2200w (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Breville "The Genius" IR25 Digitally Compact Steam Generator 2200w (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great iron - and no problem with customer support, 16 July 2006
This is the easiest to use iron I have ever had and unlike the previous reviewers I had no problem getting further filters - I just called the helpline, put a cheque in the post and they arrived a week later.

Read the other reviews for what makes this iron good.

Hate ironing? Then get a good iron like this one - it doesn't make it fun but at least it makes it easy.


The Thinking Fan's Guide to Baseball, Revised Edition (Hall of Fame Edition)
The Thinking Fan's Guide to Baseball, Revised Edition (Hall of Fame Edition)
by Leonard Koppett
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE book, if you want to understand the subtleties of baseball, 16 July 2006
Baseball is an American obsession but for those who have not grown up with the game, its appeal is puzzling - long games with little scoring and a 162 game season.

This book is a fantastic, intelligently written introduction to the way baseball works. Having read this, I could watch games and feel I understood how the duel between the pitchers and batters was working, how the pressure grows on the players in crunch situations, why the managers made changes as the game develops - and what the designated hitter rule means.

Most of all it helped me appreciate great plays, both offence and defence.

The second half of the book is about what happens off the field: how players are found and nurtured, running a baseball team and how the game has evolved and continues to evolve.

Overall I loved this book. It is written by someone with an obvious passion for the game, making it a joy to read.


Play Winning Chess (Winning Chess Series)
Play Winning Chess (Winning Chess Series)
by Yasser Seirawan
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.99

27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Of the many introductory chess books this is the one to pick, 25 Mar 2006
I like this book's style.
If, like me, you are returning to chess after many years of not playing, this is a simple, practical guide to all the basics.
Seirawan encourages the reader to think of chess as a game, not just as a series of moves.
He introduces four principles of chess - force, time, space and pawn structure and then illustrates those elements in practice. Everyone knows chess is a subtle, complex game but his relaxed style gives real insight, without being intimidating or condescending.
Having read this book, I felt inspired to play - not something I felt when I read chess books in my childhood.
I thoroughly recommend this book


The Truth Will Set Us Free: Armenians and Turks Reconciled
The Truth Will Set Us Free: Armenians and Turks Reconciled
by George Jerjian
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read, 21 Nov 2003
The 20th century has many stories of genocide. This book takes one of the less talked about ones and made it real for me. Rather than offering a dry history, it mixes the factual and the personal, and then adds a vision for the future. An excellent read for anyone who wants a thought-provoking picture of an area with a troubled history but real hope for reconciliation. Highly recommended.


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