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The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike Book 1)
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike Book 1)
Price: £4.99

3.0 out of 5 stars ok, 4 Mar. 2014
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Entertaining, in a fairly mindless way. Too long. That's really all I wants to say about this book thank you very much.


1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More
1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More
Price: £2.41

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars uninspiring, 15 July 2013
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Lots of lists but I was hoping for a bit more in the way of exercises etc. Ok for the price.


Merrell Siren Sport Gore-Tex®, Women's Trekking and Hiking Shoes, J544892, Black, 6 UK
Merrell Siren Sport Gore-Tex®, Women's Trekking and Hiking Shoes, J544892, Black, 6 UK

5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable comfort, 2 July 2013
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This is the second pair of these I have bought. The first pair lasted 3 years of almost daily wear and lots of long walks. The goretex is very good, but in the end the fabric split. They weren't entirely comfortable to start with as the ankle support was a little bit stiff but it soon softens up and the whole shoe is very supportive and shock absorbing. They also don't look too clunky, compared to some. I am usually a wide size 5.5 and I got a 6 which fits just right with ordinary socks.


Albert Nobbs
Albert Nobbs
Price: £1.15

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars odd but moving, 12 Jun. 2013
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This review is from: Albert Nobbs (Kindle Edition)
interesting story about a woman living as a man; writing style is slightly off somehow and the ending very downbeat, not a lot of drama to the story


Gabor Hertha L, Women's Loafers, Black, 6 UK
Gabor Hertha L, Women's Loafers, Black, 6 UK
Offered by Charles Clinkard
Price: £65.00

5.0 out of 5 stars good enough, 12 Jun. 2013
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very comfortable, nice to have a bit of a heel and a bit of style, not the most feminine of shoes, but ok. size 6 slightly big for me - usually 5.5 but wide


Nemesis
Nemesis
by Philip Roth
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.74

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars extraordinary writing, 10 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Nemesis (Paperback)
Wonderfully written short novel that draws you in to the time (1944) and the people so rapidly and so effortlessly. And of course, being Roth, it is about so much more than 1944 and polio epidemics. Read the review by JM Coetzee in the New York Review of Books if you want to explore the deeper meanings of it all - although it does reveal the plot.


Get Out of My Life: The bestselling guide to living with teenagers: But First Take Me and Alex into Town
Get Out of My Life: The bestselling guide to living with teenagers: But First Take Me and Alex into Town
by Suzanne Franks
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you!, 12 Nov. 2011
Really useful book. No prescriptions just helpful insights into the teenage mind. Above all a real confidence booster for parents and a reminder that it's not ALL YOUR FAULT! If you're more interested in the 'why' and 'what's going on' than the 'what to do' (not much, as it turns out, just be supportive and wait for them to grow out of it) then this is a great little book. I found the chapters on Communication and Trust, Controlling Your Teenager and Conflict particularly illuminating, but the section on the outside world (school, electronics, sex, drugs, etc) is also thought-provoking and informative, with some realistic scenarios. I also looked at "Divas and Doorslammers" but this is much more useful.


The Lost Books of the Odyssey
The Lost Books of the Odyssey
by Zachary Mason
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good but hyped, 16 July 2011
Yes it's easy to read, has some fun playing around with Odysseus and his misadventures, and brings a new perspective on some of the better known stories. But the rave reviews this got in the 'books of the year' reviews last December, raised my expectations too high. Some of the stories seem to peter out, as if the author just got bored with them or felt he had to fill a few more pages. I think the idea of reading one a day (or less often) is probably a good one - this is not a book to get lost in. If you're looking for an accessible way into the Odyssey try the BBC dramatisation with Tim McInnerny - fantastic.The Odyssey (Radio Collection)


Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710  - UK layout
Logitech Wireless Desktop MK710 - UK layout
Price: £68.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars too spongy for me, 16 Mar. 2011
This is a lovely looking keyboard and is full of well-designed features (as is the mouse) but I didn't like the feel of it. I couldn't touch type on it because the keys were too spongy and the response wasn't positive enough. I also found the wrist rest a bit awkward because of that V shape at the front. Thanks to Amazon for no-quibble refund - superb service as always.


How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer
How to Live: A Life of Montaigne in one question and twenty attempts at an answer
by Sarah Bakewell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.49

6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Just another biography, 2 Mar. 2011
Something about all the rave reviews for this book gave me the impression that this was more than just a biography. Don't be fooled - that's pretty much it. I wish I'd spent the money on a copy of the Essays instead.


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