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Badgerlands: The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic Animal
Badgerlands: The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic Animal
by Patrick Barkham
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 12.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful. Touching but unsentimental., 7 Jan 2014
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If you havent read Barkham's previous work "The Butterfly Isles" then you might not be expecting this book to be quite this great. Barkham writes in a magically enthusiastic way about the British countryside, without becoming sentimental, and it is this that allows him to investigate our relationship with the badger in such a readable way. He succeeds in making this account just as personal as the Butterfly Isles. One can only hope that he continues to find topics which inspire him to write more. If you read this you ll find yourself emploring other people to do the same. It's the type of book which you want other people to have read too.


A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954-62
A Savage War of Peace: Algeria, 1954-62
by Alistair Horne
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential - A work of genius - Horne at his best, 6 Jan 2014
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This book should be required reading for anyone seeking to understand France. The Algerian question remains an unspoken one at times, but vital to understanding almost all aspects of French society. This is a fabulous account of a very complex subject, and it is delivered with a good deal more impartiality than many other works on the subject. Do not worry that it was written so long ago, it is testimony to Horne's genius that it remains relevant today.


Feature Hallmarked English made solid sterling silver Money clip or Bill fold
Feature Hallmarked English made solid sterling silver Money clip or Bill fold

2.0 out of 5 stars lightweight, 6 Jan 2014
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Disappointingly light weight, and doesnt grip notes with any conviction. I have added various pieces of cardboard to pad out the thickness of the notes carried, but ultimately i am still looking for the right silver money clip. A heavy one!


Hunting the Golden Lion: A Cycle Safari Through France
Hunting the Golden Lion: A Cycle Safari Through France
by Martin Lloyd
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Genuinely very funny, 6 Jan 2014
i'm sceptical of many books written about France by Brits - they have their place, but I tend to dislike the ones that reinforce stereotypes for cheap laughs. This book is very a funny but also clearly affectionate portrait of the France the author finds on his road trip. He is clearly somebody who understands France as well as any British person can. I recommend it highly.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great motivation tool, 8 April 2013
I just celebrated 100 days with my Fuel Band. I average 3600 points per day and i have lost 5kg in that time. You can cheat it if you really want to, but that isnt the point. For the first week or so just do your usual routine, ignore the bracelet. Then start paying more attention to how you can add say 10 or 20% extra to the score you were earning before. Whatever your level, that sort of extra effort will give results. It doesnt monitor sleep quality like the Fitbit or the Jawbone Up, but you can quickly tell if you have had a restless night - you wake with a higher than usual score.If you are looking for serious data analysis of your running or cycling i would hope that you are not even considering buying one of these, that simply isnt the point. The Nike software that tracks your performance gives you a complete record of your days, even the lazy ones, so slacking off isnt an option!!


Trion:Z DUAL LOOP Ionic & Magnetic Bracelet - All Blue - Large 20cm
Trion:Z DUAL LOOP Ionic & Magnetic Bracelet - All Blue - Large 20cm

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!, 29 Sep 2009
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It might all be in the mind, but after 2 months of wearing the bracelet i have long since lost the stiffness in my knuckles and fingers that was formerly ever present. Placebo effect not disproven, but it works for me!


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