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Churchill's Bomb
Churchill's Bomb
Price: £6.02

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a considered study of the collision of politics and science, 5 Jan. 2014
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Well researched but with a penchant for obscure words, this book leads the reader through the interactions of politics in the figure of Britain's leading wartime statesman and the myriad of super intelligent scientists who only considered the merit of their work after mankind questioned the morality of it.
A fascinating insight.


Standing in Another Man's Grave: A John Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Book 18)
Standing in Another Man's Grave: A John Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Book 18)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ian Rankin can do better, 7 May 2013
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A typical Rebus novel with our hero sailing close to the wind but in this case it was unconvincing. I am not suggesting Rebus is true to life because he isn't but the Rebus series has thrived on being good, far fetched, yarns.
In this case the ending was quite ludicrous and the use of Malcolm Fox as some sort of foil just didn't work.
If Ian Rankin wants to resurrect Rebus he needs to go back in time, a la Morse, and work the prequel route because as a retired cop, even with the carrot of bring re hired hanging there, the stories have run out of steam and credibility.


The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock
The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock
by Charles Snider
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate chronology, 14 Jun. 2012
This is the ultimate chronology of album releases of the more universally accepted genre of progressive rock. I am not saying for one second it is the final word but it does create fantastic debates and gets you revisiting long lost artists and albums.
Well worth it!


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3.0 out of 5 stars solid wall frame lacking the right screws, 4 Feb. 2012
Was able to fit this too the wall no problem although the spirit level attached to it was way out (Use a proper spirit level to make sure the TV looks ok - I have seen TV's where the frame was slightly out but once you attach a 46"+ TV, it looks really bad!)
It came with a variety of screws to attach the TV to the noun ting frame but not ones long enough for my Samsung 46" LCD which has recessed holes for the screws. Fortunately I was able to use some other bolts I had in my tool kit.
But for the price, this is an good frame
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TeckNet® New iPad 4, iPad 3 & iPad 2 Premium Folio Leather Case / Cover and Flip Stand With Built-in Magnet for Sleep / Wake Feature + Screen Protector For New Apple iPad 4th Generation, iPad 3 & iPad 2 - Black
TeckNet® New iPad 4, iPad 3 & iPad 2 Premium Folio Leather Case / Cover and Flip Stand With Built-in Magnet for Sleep / Wake Feature + Screen Protector For New Apple iPad 4th Generation, iPad 3 & iPad 2 - Black
Offered by SPEEDY GOAL LIMITED
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid case that does what it says, 4 Feb. 2012
This case looks good and works like the branded case with the magnetic click close to put the iPad2 to sleep. Fits very snugly inside and protects from much of the day to day bumps.
Worth the money


Murphy's Heart - Special Edition
Murphy's Heart - Special Edition

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome in Concert, 31 Aug. 2010
Thea Gilmore appeared for a 45 minute set on the Bar Stage at the 2010 Solfest and had her audience in the palm of her hand. Her music and the small group she had with her, were awesome (Fluff is a wonderful violinist).
She played a track from Murphy's Heart and forced me, willingly, to go out and buy it.


Sharp LC46XD1E - 46" Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD TV - With Freeview
Sharp LC46XD1E - 46" Widescreen Full HD 1080P LCD TV - With Freeview

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent TV BUT beware the Digital switchover, 30 July 2009
On the whole I have been happy with this TV (owned for 2 years). It has a good HD picture quality.

However, the reason for this review is to point out a flaw in the software which is responsible for the freeview setup.

I live in the Border TV region which is the first to go through the digital switchover. On switchover day the TV would not install any of the new digital channels (picked them all up before the switchover day but the set up changed on switchover day.

I immediately contacted Sharp who said that the TV needed a software upgrade and they would arrange for an engineer to attend to carry this out (fortunately I had a 3 year warranty as result of a promotion when I purchased the TV). The enginner duly arrived and upgraded the software but the TV would still not install any digital channels.

The latest I have heard is that they haven't sorted the problem and don't know when they will. I have given them 28 days to come up with a solution - either a fix that works OR a replacement TV.

Fortunately, I have a Humax Foxsat freesat system so I can get most of the channels I want.

However, a major electronic company such as Sharp who have known (or should have known) about the changes and not be prepared is very disappointing. What is more surprising is that I have another Sharp TV, consirably older, which has undergone the digital switchover with no problems.

BTW: The enginner that came out told me that the problem isn't confined to Sharp - Sony and Panasonic models also suffer from these problems.

PLEASE make sure that if you are buying a digital because of the digital switchover you get a guarantee that it will work after the digital switchover date for your area as the installation will change significantly on that date.
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McAfee Internet Security 2009 - 3 User (PC)
McAfee Internet Security 2009 - 3 User (PC)

5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the box!, 26 Feb. 2009
This product doesn't slow down the system and does what it says on the box without interfering in what you are doing. Recommended


Ian Rankin: Three Great Novels: Rebus
Ian Rankin: Three Great Novels: Rebus
by Ian Rankin
Edition: Paperback

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rankin brings Edinburgh's underbelly to life, 13 Feb. 2006
Ian Rankin tells a right good yarn! Although he admits to having never set foot inside a Police Station and therefore some of his procedural stuff is offside, his central character, DI John Rebus gives Rankin the vehicle to explore different emotions and morals. Each of the three novels in this compendium, has Edinburgh and its criminal underbelly at the core but with a different moral twist as seen through the eyes of that dedicated, work centred, CID cop.
Well worth a visit and with this series, well worth packing into your suitcase for the holidays!


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