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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Price: £4.19

3.0 out of 5 stars So this is Nordic humour, 15 Dec. 2014
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This makes a change from the gloom we usually expect from Scandinavian novelists, film and TV makers. The tone throughout is one of sober description (the author used to be a local newspaper journalist), but the events described become more and more crazy. Much deadpan humour is extracted from this contrast. Not eveyone's cup of tea, but I enjoyed it.


Miadomodo® ALST01 Aluminium-Synthetic Woven Fabric Chair Set 2pc DIFFERENT COLOURS (dark grey)
Miadomodo® ALST01 Aluminium-Synthetic Woven Fabric Chair Set 2pc DIFFERENT COLOURS (dark grey)
Offered by JAGO24 UK

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4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap at the price, 25 Aug. 2014
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I had been looking for some time for lightweight folding chairs that weren't too expensive, and these do the job. They fit easily into my car boot, and performed well on their first outing. Two chairs for just over £50, including delivery, is a bargain compared to what some other sellers are asking.


Lloytron L2202CR 60 Watt Zenith Touch Table Lamp, 14-inch, Cream
Lloytron L2202CR 60 Watt Zenith Touch Table Lamp, 14-inch, Cream

3.0 out of 5 stars MUST USE HALOGEN BULBS, 22 Mar. 2014
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That's what the sellers of touch lamps should tell buyers. We ordered two of these, put a halogen bulb into one and an ordinary one into the other. As soon as I brought the latter up to maximum brightness, the bulb blew and the lamp no longer worked. We were sent a replacement, but the hassle could have been avoided if the need for halogen bulbs had been advertised. There is other advice, such as a warning that people with heart pacemakers shouldn't use touch lamps, but nothing about the right bulb to use.

Touch lamps are really convenient, especially in bedrooms, where there is no need to fumble for a switch in the dark. One person can also keep reading with the lamp on its dimmest setting and avoid disturbing the other. For some reason it is hard to find touch lamps in cream, and these look good for everyday purposes, though the quality of the shades is not great, and the packaging was not enough to stop them getting marks and dents in transit.


Ingmar Bergman's 'THE MAGIC FLUTE' (1975 - a.k.a.Trollflöjten) All Region DVD (Region 1,2,3,4,5,6 Compatible) starring Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Ulrik Cold...
Ingmar Bergman's 'THE MAGIC FLUTE' (1975 - a.k.a.Trollflöjten) All Region DVD (Region 1,2,3,4,5,6 Compatible) starring Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Ulrik Cold...
Dvd ~ Josef Köstlinger
Offered by Seedhouse-Rare-Movies
Price: £14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Charming production, pity about the subtitles, 2 Feb. 2014
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The DVD arrived promptly and in good condition. The production is a classic, but picture and sound quality are average, and the English subtitles are barely literate.
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10 x MR16 35W Halogen Spot Lamp 12v GU5.3 Light Bulbs
10 x MR16 35W Halogen Spot Lamp 12v GU5.3 Light Bulbs
Offered by Pakeeza
Price: £5.88

3.0 out of 5 stars Jury is still out, 13 Jan. 2014
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The first bulb I used failed in three days. Its replacement is still going after two months, so it's beginning to look as though the ultra-low price of these bulbs might be worth it. Watch this space!


Philida
Philida
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not one of Brink's best, 7 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: Philida (Kindle Edition)
Philida is a slave in the old Cape Colony in the early 19th century, just before the British authorities abolished slavery. Andre Brink draws on his own family's history for the often shocking detail of what happens to her, but too much of his research is decanted into the novel in undigested form, at the expense of the story. In his latter years the writer has become over-enamoured of magical realism, with unfortunate results that are evident here.
In my view Brink's earliest works are his best. Try "A Dry White Season" for a near-contemporary setting in the apartheid era (also made into a film with Donald Sutherland). For me "An Instant in the Wind" is his best historical novel.


Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin)
Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin)
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a classic, 25 April 2013
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If you're in the UK, of a certain age, and think you've heard this before, it was the theme music on "Weekend World". A "Nantucket sleighride" had nothing to do with snow: it was what 19th century whalers in small boats experienced after they harpooned a whale and were dragged all over the ocean, sometimes to their deaths. Google Owen Coffin to find out who he was - it's a pretty macabre tale.


Shenit Multi Angle Stand Premium PU Leather Case Cover Folio for Apple iPad Mini 7.9 inch - black
Shenit Multi Angle Stand Premium PU Leather Case Cover Folio for Apple iPad Mini 7.9 inch - black
Offered by DeeMall
Price: £3.99

3.0 out of 5 stars OK for the price, 25 April 2013
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I wanted an iPad cover/stand that worked in both portrait and landscape modes. This was a fraction of the price of Apple-labelled products, and does the job OK, though it's relatively heavy, and you have to hold the iPad with your free hand to stop it slipping out of position if you are swiping the screen or typing. My cover came without instructions, and it took a while to figure out how to clip the iPad into the base and then clip the base on to the cover.


Hollywood Nights
Hollywood Nights
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4.0 out of 5 stars Available at last, 5 Dec. 2012
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This review is from: Hollywood Nights (MP3 Download)
Classic song, but it was hard to find till this collection appeared. I get the feeling the remastering has changed the dynamics a bit, but when you can't get hold of the original, it's hard to say.


Puccini: Tosca / Act 2 - "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Puccini: Tosca / Act 2 - "Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore"
Price: £0.79

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3.0 out of 5 stars Fine performance, volume set too low, 5 Dec. 2012
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Beautiful singing by Montserrat Caballe, but you have to turn the volume high to hear her. If you forget to turn it down again, the next track blasts you out of your seat.


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