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Francis Bacon: 'Taking Reality by Surprise' (New Horizons)
Francis Bacon: 'Taking Reality by Surprise' (New Horizons)
by Christophe Domino
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bacon Well Done, 10 Nov 2012
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This was a birthday gift for my Mum as she is studying for an art degree and loves Francis Bacon's (brilliant but mental!) artwork. After a fair bit of deliberation on Amazon (when buying books about people, if there is a few it's always tricky to work out which is going to be the best value, versus content, hard cover or paperback etc) - but this was the right choice, combining a cheap price with an absolutely comprehensive study of Bacon's life, work and inspirations. My Mum was very happy and will get use out of it both as a reference tool, as well as an enjoyable book with LOTS of well produced mini-prints inside of the artists classic work, like his infamous Triptych's, down to smaller and lesser known sketches. Would highly recommend if considering a book on Francis Bacon.


Laser Soft Touch 5 Piece Knife Block
Laser Soft Touch 5 Piece Knife Block
Offered by Commerce Intelligence Ltd
Price: £38.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cut a Deal, 10 Nov 2012
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I ordered these for my Dad for his birthday, after MUCH deliberation on Amazon, as there is a wealth of options in terms of knife sets for the kitchen to buy. Although they took a little while to arrive (but still within their allotted delivery schedule), he (and therefore me) were extremely happy with the product. Sheffield Steel, very well made - great sizes and handles for differing cooking uses, but one thing I would add for other buyers is that they are all serrated, which means nothing in terms of sharpness and handling, but anyone hoping to get say, a smooth blade on a cleaver type knife as part of the set, may be disappointed. But as an upgrade from your standard wooden blocked - say £25 sets from home stores, but without paying silly £150+ money, this Richardson Steel laser touch is ideal.


Nixon Unisex Watch A137NX001100
Nixon Unisex Watch A137NX001100

5.0 out of 5 stars Watch Out, 10 Nov 2012
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I have been waiting for some sellers of Nixon watches on Amazon closely, as unlike searching online, it has been easier to find a true bargain when they have decided to reduce their own prices. When Mr Watch did so, I saved between £30 and £40 on this Nixon Newton watch. They are beautifully made, chunky and this one that I ordered arrived in really good time (pun intended) & was superbly packaged in a lovely accompanying box and very straightforward to programme and operate. But really its the ease of tracking and holding the watch I wanted here on Amazon in the first place - and Mr Watch as a top vendor for offering such a good deal. Really happy.


30 Rock Season 5 [DVD]
30 Rock Season 5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tina Fey
Price: £10.00

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great price for great comedy!, 14 Sep 2012
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This review is from: 30 Rock Season 5 [DVD] (DVD)
When I accidentally added my fifth season, and subsequent fifth purchase from Amazon of the 30Rock series to the 'save for later' part of my basket, and was then (amazed) - lets say er, pleasantly surprised when it was reduced by over £9.00 last week!! I had to change that status, buy it quick sharp and then add this series five to my now full collection, and as much as I try to convince people here in the UK of the GENIUS of both Tina Fey's writing, as well as her and Alec Baldwin (& all the casts! exceptional roles in the show) - and to ignore the fact that Channel Five were the only UK station with the nous to buy the initial rights to broadcast, (which it stopped mysteriously before sliding back into the safety of endless CSI re-runs and rubbish documentaries) - 30Rock seems to constantly slip under the radar, (unlike say, the crass but great but VERY over-killed both on the BBC and on DVD of say, American Dad or Family Guy) - 30Rock doesn't drop in quality season to season, in fact it gets more addictive, it isn't offensive to the senses but I also get the feeling it won't age as badly as a pointlessly bought 'Friends' series would.

It is smarter and funnier than 75% of even the best in UK comedy and in short, I buzz off having ALL five series for around £60 spent and spread over 3 years, via amazon, that's a great deal. If it remains my secret with a handful of culty convert friends, so be it! But if a long winded review on the mightiest site in the world gets it a few more fans, then that's all good too!

I also MASSIVELY rate this vendor on Amazon for such a bargain, and as is always impressive, the speed in which delivery occurred ahead of schedule.... 10/10.

Duncan W


Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon
by Daniel C. Dennett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Philosophise This..., 1 Aug 2012
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Dan Dennett, along with his excellent lectures and debates on YouTube - is probably the greatest living philosopher and essential listening, viewing and watching for anybody who values scientific enquiry, the human brain and condition and how religion distorts, affects and implants itself into humanity. The book is a VERY careful and tactful and tactical assertion of the man made nature of religion, where the worshipful mentality arose in people and how it manifests itself today - largely in the three Abrahamic faiths, but it also touches, delves and plumbs neurology, psychology and social behaviour with accuracy and research that is indistiputable. A great read and a necessary book as well. Massively recommend!


Richard Pryor - Live in concert [DVD]
Richard Pryor - Live in concert [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Pryor
Offered by HalfpriceDVDS_FBA
Price: £5.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Pryor Commitments, 1 Aug 2012
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If you even vaguely like stand up comedy, you should get this, it is regarded by industry insiders, other comics and true fans of genius as one of the finest, groundbreaking shows ever performed. Compared to the mediocre 7/10 glut of stand up 'comedians' that seem to be making the never-ending journey from the poor 'Mock the Week' studio to the ever-diluting Apollo Theatre at Hammersmith, buy this DVD and realise what a real craftsman of comedy can do. Essential.


Limmy's Show [DVD]
Limmy's Show [DVD]
Dvd ~ Brian Limond
Price: £9.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Gimme Limmy, 1 Aug 2012
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This review is from: Limmy's Show [DVD] (DVD)
Highly underrated and absolutely brilliant new British comedy, if his review helps even one more person get the DVD then fantastic, dry, daft and great value from the BBC - Limmy's show is fantastic, especially as an English fan, where it was not so easily available to watch... Buy it!!!


Designer Shades Sunglasses - New Style - Retro - Black/Clear/Grey Frame
Designer Shades Sunglasses - New Style - Retro - Black/Clear/Grey Frame
Offered by The Bling King Ltd
Price: £2.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Top Shades, 1 Aug 2012
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What a quirky, cheap and great pair of shades and as usual with Amazon's small products, arrived ahead of schedule well put together without excessive packaging and exactly as advertised. I would very much recommend the seller on this type of product.


Twin Pack Energizer CR2430 3v Lithium button coin cell battery
Twin Pack Energizer CR2430 3v Lithium button coin cell battery
Offered by Battery Bandit
Price: £2.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Recharged, 1 Aug 2012
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Such a fast arrival and cheapness deserves a glowing product/vendor review! Why bother shopping around at supermarkets when these specific batteries - in particular powering an oil tank signal receiver, are available so fast. Great vendor, highly recommend.


CLASSIC TRUCKER CAP HALF MESH HAT - 22 GREAT COLOURS (MB070) (LIGHT BLUE / WHITE)
CLASSIC TRUCKER CAP HALF MESH HAT - 22 GREAT COLOURS (MB070) (LIGHT BLUE / WHITE)

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cap Fits, 1 Aug 2012
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Absolutely great mesh caps, both arrived exactly as advertised, nice and light and sturdy and with the price so low, I would highly recommend the vendor for anyone who wants either a large scale order, for sports teams and the like, or like me, just some new individual caps to then customise myself further. Two excellent buys, many thanks!


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