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Amplicomms Powertel M7000 GSM Sim Free Mobile Telephone - White
Amplicomms Powertel M7000 GSM Sim Free Mobile Telephone - White
Offered by Hearing Direct
Price: £61.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A good no nonsense mobile telephone, 5 Jun 2014
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I purchased this telephone on the strength of a 'WHICH' recommendation. It seems OK so far but it is too early to make a definitive appraisal. Ask me again in a year's time.


The Travels of Ibn Battutah
The Travels of Ibn Battutah
by Ibn Battutah
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A gripping story well told, 5 Jun 2014
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This abridgment of a superb translation of one of the pearls of travel literature is wisely and wittily editted by a brilliant contemporary Arabist. Don't skip his footnotes. It is fascinating to observe the niceties of Arabic expression shining through the translation.
It is amusing to observe that the cover picture was pinched from another jewel of medieval Arabic writing: 'The Maqamah' of Al-Hariri.


The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
by Alexander McCall Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Is Alexander McCall Smith running out of steam?, 2 May 2014
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Although this is quite an amusing and entertaining read it lacks the sparkle of the author's previous books in this series.


Galvanised Wire Glazing Clips x 100 for Greenhouses
Galvanised Wire Glazing Clips x 100 for Greenhouses
Offered by Highland Garden Supplies
Price: £5.55

4.0 out of 5 stars They clip., 2 May 2014
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Delivered and used with no problems. What more can one say about something as prosaic as galvanised wire glazing clips?


Greenhouse Door Wheels - 32mm diameter
Greenhouse Door Wheels - 32mm diameter
Offered by Threecountiesuk
Price: £5.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars They do their job., 2 May 2014
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It is quite inappropriate to rhapsodize about greenhouse door wheels. Sufficient to say the order was fulfilled without a hitch and the wheels do the job for which they are intended.


Spanish Islam: (A History of the Muslims in Spain)
Spanish Islam: (A History of the Muslims in Spain)
by Reinhart Dozy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.35

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A nice edition of a great classic., 2 May 2014
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Still the most authoritative work on the subject. It also contains a good account of the early years of Islam in Arabia.


Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North (Penguin Classics)
Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North (Penguin Classics)
by Ibn Fadlan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good translations by a couple of experts., 2 May 2014
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There are many translations of Ibn Fadlan's travelogue and this is one of the best. There is the added bonus of selections from other travellers. Ibn Fadlan is the source of our knowledge of Viking funerary practices.


Detergent for Detergent Steam Mop HDSM4001 - 1 Bottle
Detergent for Detergent Steam Mop HDSM4001 - 1 Bottle

4.0 out of 5 stars OK, 2 May 2014
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No problems with the delivery. As far as I can see without getting down on hands and knees with a magnifying class it leaves the floor clean.


Red Lifebuoy Soap 10 x 85 gram bars
Red Lifebuoy Soap 10 x 85 gram bars
Offered by Selectric London Limited
Price: £14.14

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 2 May 2014
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This is not the Lifebuoy soap of my youth. Some meddling clerk in Brussels has provoked a change in the formula that leaves this soap a poor imitation of its predecessor.


Seiko Men's 21 Jewels Automatic White Dial Stainless Steel Watch (SNK789)
Seiko Men's 21 Jewels Automatic White Dial Stainless Steel Watch (SNK789)
Offered by ACE OF WATCHES
Price: £47.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing., 2 May 2014
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An elegant automatic watch efficiently delivered but I have returned it because it does not accumulate sufficient kinetic energy in normal use to keep it going night and day.


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