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HP Q5949X / 49X Black Remanufactured Laser Toner Cartridge for HP Laserjet 1320 1320N 1320NW 1320TN 3390 3392 3392AIO 3390AIO - High Capacity (6000 pages @ 5% Coverage)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A superb, cheaper replacement, 31 Jan 2014
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My printer's very fussy about compatible cartridges, but this one installed without any problem at all and "talks" to the printer. Print quality is excellent.
Add to that a friendly, helpful ordering process, and lightning fast delivery (next say -FREE) and this is one very happy customer!
Will be the first port of call for the next replacement.


Orzly® - Luxfolio Tri-Fold Stand Leather Wallet Smart Case For Tesco Hudl 7" Android Tablet (Black)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product at a good price, 29 Oct 2013
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It's real leather, good tough construction. It holds my new Hudl securely whilst giving easy access to all the sockets and buttons. In fact it's better in the case as helps with orientation; outside the case it's difficult to tell which way up the Hudl actually is!

Very happy that I bought this.


The Vampire of The Villas
The Vampire of The Villas
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, atmospheric short story, 26 Sep 2013
In this brilliantly paced short story, John Pye has expanded upon an event first published in his excellent book, The Force Was With Me.
It begins on an accurately described, miserable November evening in an emptying town centre, bringing exactly to mind what it felt like to be a beat bobby with the world rushing home around him.
A call to a house on the outskirts brings him to an event which would stay with him for the rest of his life. Anyone who's been a police officer will know what it feels like to go into a house where you know that someone's dead, but hoping against hope that this is not what's actually happened! The sentences become short, leaving you panting in frightened anticipation of what's going to happen, just like watching a Hammer horror; but I don't want to give away what happens next!
John Pye has a great gift for telling a story, as we have seen in both his previous books. This volume will not disappoint!


Soul Saviour
Soul Saviour
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A good story, but....., 11 Sep 2013
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The author has written a well researched story, which develops well throughout the book, new twists coming as the reader is drawn into the shadowy world of David.
However, and it's a B-I-G however, some serious editing is urgently required, namely:
1. Repeated use of the same word in the same sentence, and labouring points in sentences when the reader has already 'got it'.
2. Spelling errors
3. Misuse of apostrophes
4. Unusual capitalisations for certain words such as Church, Police etc
5. Use of the wrong word for the context
6. Mixing of tenses in the same sentence, e.g. "Mrs Downes EXITED the room and CALLED David over, he DID as she requested as he IS there to assist..." (capitals are mine)
I'm sorry if it appears that I'm taking it apart, but these are points which spoil the readability of an otherwise very decent volume.
What is really strange is that despite a great deal of interaction between characters, it is all written in summary form, there is not a single word of direct speech in the whole book, not one quotation mark! With use of the actual spoken words, the interplay between people in the tale would have been far more interesting and given more scope to the imagination of the reader.
It's an unusual, very creepy story, and I recommend the reader to stay with it as it's really rather good. A well edited version would easily gain an extra two stars from me.


Cathedral of Lies
Cathedral of Lies
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking, breathtaking read!, 29 Mar 2013
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From the moment you start this book you're taken on a breathtaking roller-coaster ride which never stops or slows down until the last page.

A multi-layered plot, which twists and turns with every chapter. The reader is drawn in, and the only way to cope with your involvement is to keep turning the pages.

John Pye, like myself is a former police officer, his many years of experience at the sharp end of that profession are put to good use; his characters, their actions and thoughts are spot on, exactly what police officers were like in the 80's before political correctness began to pervade the 'job'.

Any reader with a knowledge of the geography of mid-Staffordshire will easily recognise the town where the plot is centred and its surroundings, despite the use of different, but similar place-names, some of which had me laughing out loud.

The characters in the book are uncannily familiar! Anyone who was serving with the same force around 25-30 years ago will recognise them with little difficulty, and also visualise them speaking the dialogue!

Other reviewers have said that this would make a great film, I agree, but it would be a pale imitation of the one that plays in the mind of the reader, so vivid is the description of action as it unfolds.

It's said that everyone has one good book in them. The author wrote an excellent book of his police experiences ''The Force Was With Me' a few years ago, and has now proved that he has at least two good books in him - I eagerly await the third.

A highly recommended read for anyone, but essential for anyone who has been in front line policing. I'm off to enjoy the website now!


The Templar Agenda
The Templar Agenda
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother, 12 Jun 2012
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Less exciting than watching floorboards warp ~ gave up a third of the way through.
Overlong, uninspiring and unimaginative narrative, laced with annoying grammatical errors, not to mention liberal use of that dreadful word 'gotten'.
Even at 77p I feel fleeced.


More From the Deed Box of John H. Watson MD
More From the Deed Box of John H. Watson MD
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another triumph!, 29 Mar 2012
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I read the first book of these tales, and really enjoyed it, it did occur to me though that it was so good that it would be hard to follow. I did not need to worry, these three new tales are even better than the first set, and have every confidence that future volumes will be just as good.

I will give nothing away about the plots of the stories, as this would spoil them. Each of them is well constructed, uses Hugh Ashton's brilliant gift for breathless pace, and keeps the reader thoroughly absorbed and intrigued throughout.

It is very, very difficult to believe that these tales are not the work of ACD himself. To use the word `imitation' implies inferiority, which the style most certainly is not - instead it is a magnificent emulation of the writing style of Sir Arthur, the language, syntax and grammar are exactly as one would expect from the man himself. Also Hugh Ashton remains very faithful to the nature of the characters in the original books; I did find it very amusing though to see the inclusion of a few spoken words from Mary Watson, something I do not believe occurred in Conan-Doyle's tales!

Three great stories, let's have some more please!
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Taunting the Dead (DS Allie Shenton)
Taunting the Dead (DS Allie Shenton)

18 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars At a loss to understand why so many 5*, 9 Mar 2012
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Having spent many years as a police officer in the area in which this book is set, I eagerly anticipated reading this book, especially after so many positive reviews.
I was extremely disappointed, and gave up less than half way through. The plot does not compel one to read further, the characters are one dimensional, and I've heard more intelligent dialogue when I've accidentally tuned into the Jeremy Kyle show.
Additionally, the author's poor grammar coupled with poor editing - liberal misplaced apostrophes etc.- make this a tedious, frustrating read.
I won't bother again. I cannot understand why there are so many positive reviews, perhaps it's just me.
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Red Wheels Turning
Red Wheels Turning
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly good read!, 7 Mar 2012
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It's a good job I was on holiday when I started to read this, as I ended up having to finish it in one sitting (alright, I took a 20 minute break for lunch!)
This book is set in Hugh Ashton's alternative time-line to which we were introduced in 'Beneath Gray Skies', and reintroduces us to a younger Brian Finch-Malloy, who others have described as a 1920's James Bond, albeit a rather more believable character than Fleming's creation.
To give a synopsis of the book would be to spoil it; it is set in Tsarist Russia at the time of Lenin's rise to power, suitably modified to allow for the author's alternative history. It has a complex plot which twists and turns with every passing page.
This is Hugh Ashton's third published novel. In his first two he firmly established himself as a master of relentless pace. Once again, in Red Wheels Turning, he delivers it in spades. Reading this book is like climbing aboard a roller-coaster, and I couldn't get off until I reached the last page!
A thoroughly enjoyable read, intrigue, action, suspense - it's got the lot!


Tales From the Deed Box of John H. Watson MD
Tales From the Deed Box of John H. Watson MD
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Conan Doyle lives!, 9 Feb 2012
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Many have attempted - with mixed results - to emulate Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, and many have failed. However Hugh Ashton has triumphed!

The essence of the original tales, to my mind at least, is Doyle's sleight of hand in his writing, where he buries significant clues in innocuous text, diverting the reader's attention to other, less significant, and often misleading clues; on a second reading, one can discover the points which led Holmes to his conclusions. Now, a century later, Hugh Ashton has decisively managed to capture this essence!

The general style of writing is very much that of the originals; to all intents and purposes, these could be stories written by Conan Doyle which were hitherto undiscovered.

A thoroughly enjoyable read, I do hope we shall see more tales from Dr Watson's deed box.


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