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M. S. Howells "Mike H" (Wales, UK)
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The Black Cloud
The Black Cloud
Price: 4.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Seminal SciFi, 13 Feb 2014
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This review is from: The Black Cloud (Kindle Edition)
This is the book which gave SciFi respectability. A genuine scientist writing with scientific knowledge producing a convincing tale which leaves one wondering is this could really happen. The characters are entirely believable, the writing is good and the science is clearly explained.


Speedcam 2012 - Your own radar speed camera - webcam speed trap. Better than radar pistol / radargun
Speedcam 2012 - Your own radar speed camera - webcam speed trap. Better than radar pistol / radargun

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good, inexpensive product to use with a laptop, 4 Feb 2014
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This is a software program and a webcam is needed to put it into use. I found that the built-in webcam on my laptop was not adequate so I bought an additional webcam and the system then worked very well. The software program comes downloaded from its German creator and the instructions suffer from translation so it took me some time (and a number of emails to the Helpline) to install and run the system. Teething problems aside, I am happy with the purchase.


Buster Inflatable Collar, M
Buster Inflatable Collar, M
Price: 10.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Effective, 8 July 2013
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It restrains the dog from licking unwanted places but it soft and comfortable for him to wear. It is not as obtrusive as a lampshade collar


VIGRIOIDS Liquorice Pellets For Clarity of Voice
VIGRIOIDS Liquorice Pellets For Clarity of Voice

5.0 out of 5 stars Huskiness gone!, 24 Jun 2013
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I have used these capsules for years when they used to be called Nigroids and recently de-discovered them under their new name. They really work and get rid of huskiness in the voice very quickly


Folding Dog Ramp 1.5m Pet Access Ramps Car Boot
Folding Dog Ramp 1.5m Pet Access Ramps Car Boot

4.0 out of 5 stars A bit steep, 25 Nov 2012
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The ramp is well made and robust but our two dogs (both small to medium size) found it a bit steep to climb and were reluctant to try it. However, with bribes of lots of treats they were persuaded to walk up it and, while it is not something that they will do without lots of encouragement, they will now do it.


Dominion
Dominion
Price: 3.65

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cultivated thriller, 10 Nov 2012
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This is a tour de force of imaginative writing in which the author creates an alternative universe predicated on how Britain would be in 1952 had Churchill not become Prime Minister in 1940 and a less determined Premier had signed a peace treaty with Germany. It is an entirely believable world. It is not only a good story but the author has done an amazing amount of research so as to get the details correct. It is this research that makes the novel so believable and the writing is so good that I was reluctant to read the last part of the book because I suspected that the ending would not be pleasant reading. (I was wrong). I do urge people to read it for themselves.


Millions Like Us: Women's Lives in the Second World War
Millions Like Us: Women's Lives in the Second World War
Price: 4.68

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well written and researched, 30 April 2012
This is a fascinating account of women's role during and after WW2. It is well reasearched and well written with no sexist bias. There is much material that I had not previously known - particularly the problems of GI Brides.


3D Magna Puzzle - Bugs - Cheatwell Games
3D Magna Puzzle - Bugs - Cheatwell Games
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clever, 30 April 2012
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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There are no tabs and the square pieces have to be aligned correctly or at least one picture in the 3D effect won't fit. It's far more difficult that it first appears.


The Moving Toyshop
The Moving Toyshop
Price: 4.31

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Creaky and old fashioned, 30 April 2012
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This book reads as if it had been written by a schoolboy in the Thirties. It doesn't descend to 'Yaroo' and 'Cripes' but comes close. It's not very ingenious either.


Windows 7 For Dummies Book and DVD Bundle
Windows 7 For Dummies Book and DVD Bundle
by Andy Rathbone
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.59

5.0 out of 5 stars A winner, 10 Dec 2011
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'Dummies' manuals are the benchmark for those of us who are lost without a manual provided by the supplier of the software and baffled by the so-called 'Help'. The only fly in the ointment is the jokey style which grows wearisome after a while.


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