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The Queen Who Saved Her People (Purim)
The Queen Who Saved Her People (Purim)
by Tilda Balsley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Great if you want to learn nothing whilst being annoyed ..., 4 Feb. 2016
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Awful. Badly written. Manages to miss out the reason for dressing up in Purim. Great if you want to learn nothing whilst being annoyed by the terrible rhyming.


Speck ShieldView Glossy Screen Protector for Apple iPhone 4/4S
Speck ShieldView Glossy Screen Protector for Apple iPhone 4/4S
Offered by Elegant accessories
Price: £2.69

5.0 out of 5 stars These are very good indeed. The matt finish is easier to work ..., 5 Nov. 2014
These are very good indeed. The matt finish is easier to work with but doesn't look as smart. You need to clean this though just like the screen itself as it will show fingermarks and can be annoyingly plasticky to use for the first few days.
You need to order these with the phone and put one on as soon as you take off the phones protective wrapper when it comes out of the box. Otherwise you will get dust on the screen and it's almost impossible to get one of these on without trapping some underneath. If you put it on like this it'll last for the whole life of the phone (2+ years daily use).
It will protect the phones screen when you drop it even on concrete and prevent it scratching or cracking. I first had one on an iPhone 4 and it's lasted for 4 years before if looked shabby and, together with the Spec case, it keeps the phone looking almost as good as new. I've had it on an iphone 5s for over a year, again with the same good results. This is in the context of living with toddlers drooling on it, playing with it with sticky fingers, slamming it on the walls and floor and chewing it as much as they can get away with...


Etnies Men's Kingpin Skate Shoe Black/Black 10
Etnies Men's Kingpin Skate Shoe Black/Black 10
Offered by Blue Banana Alternative Fashion
Price: £52.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as they used to be, 5 Nov. 2014
There seems to be a thing with skate shoes where a brand starts off with a really high quality shoe and then as time goes on they lower their standards. Vans, Airwalk and DC have gone this way and it seems to be the case now with Etnies.
This is a nice looking shoe, the material takes a while to break in, being pretty uncomfortable for the first week then very comfortable thereafter. 6 months to 9 months on and they are falling apart. The seems split and let in water. The heels are through to the plastic on the inside and the soles are almost worn out on the outside. This is definitely on the low end of average. Good skate shoes should last two or three times this long...


Bach: Mass in B Minor
Bach: Mass in B Minor
Price: £9.75

4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting recordings worth it for the inclusion of the rehearsals, 18 Feb. 2014
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This review is from: Bach: Mass in B Minor (Audio CD)
Surprising Von Karajan for those more familiar with his later DGG Beethoven cycles although he was known for Bach in the '30s apparently. This is still early in his career soon after WW2 when Vienna must have been still been in ruins so there is a kind of intensity to the recordings especially if you listen to the rehearsals with Kathleen Ferrier on disc 2 where it feels like you are just sitting there in St. Stephan's or wherever. Amazing.
EMI are slightly cagey about who is playing where but according to the Naxos notes it's members of the Vienna Philharmonic in Vienna, but not mentioned is that they cheated by re-recording sections in London with different players at Abbey Road in parts they weren't happy with. Not sure whether there are several versions and we are going back to the original in the remaster or whether the addition of the rehearsals is just to give that impression. In any case very interesting and beautiful recordings well worth a listen.


Haydn: Symphonies 99-104
Haydn: Symphonies 99-104
Price: £9.75

4.0 out of 5 stars Best examples of Beecham, 18 Feb. 2014
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One of the best recordings of Beecham in existence, as technology had moved on, very sympathetically remastered. Well worth checking out


Vivaldi: Gloria / Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Vivaldi: Gloria / Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Price: £7.42

4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best recordings, 18 Feb. 2014
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Classic recording, with fewer microphones giving a sense of the space rather than picking out each singer. Sounds like an actual sung Mass whereas I find some of the English settings of this can seem slightly funereal (Kings Cambridge) or veer towards Operetta which over enunciation of the Latin.


Maglite AM2A011 AA Accessory Pack, Plastic, Multi-Colour
Maglite AM2A011 AA Accessory Pack, Plastic, Multi-Colour
Price: £6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Only way to get a spare glass, 5 Oct. 2013
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Bought this because my daughter took mine apart and lost the glass. The strap is worthwhile although they should really give you one with i, not sure the gels are much use for anything and it's too heavy for the pocket clip...


Zigor Ebro 650 UPS
Zigor Ebro 650 UPS
Price: £62.75

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unreliable, 7 July 2013
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Bought 3 of these all told to use abroad in places where power is unreliable to protect a laptop editing system. They all failed within a few months of normal usage throwing up a series of different faults. Being blown and not able to reset or take a charge was the common thread. This is of course what they are meant to do, take a surge and protect the equipment connected, however APC ones used in the same application in the same set up are still going strong and swapping them out when travelling is annoying.


Numark TTUSB Turntable with USB Audio Interface
Numark TTUSB Turntable with USB Audio Interface
Price: £99.99

11 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of money, 30 Dec. 2008
This is a poor excuse for a turntable which creates nasty plasticky sounding recordings with extenuated surface noise. It's about the quality of a childs toy. If you want digital files then buy the tracks on a CD as recording from this is a waste of your time.
If you want to get an insight into what all the fuss is about with vinyl then save a little more money and get the Pro-Ject USB turntable which is still pretty entry level but streets ahead of this thing.
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