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Not Another Day
Not Another Day
by Julius Chingono
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant. Unpretentious, humorous, perceptive and warm, 20 Dec. 2008
This review is from: Not Another Day (Paperback)
This is a wonderful book - a mixture of short stories and poems. There are few Shona authors today who still tell stories without a lot of pretentious writing. Chingono is one of those few. The character of the man shines through in all his writing. It is perceptive and warm and often very funny. He can tell of some tragic things with an indomitable humour that is not flippant or bitter - he can touch your heart and make you laugh at the same time.

There are some clips of Chingono reading his poetry on You Tube. There are some more unpublished Chingono poems on Poetry International Web - several of them with a soundtrack of Chingono reading.

Verbatim 43533 DVD-R 4.7GB 16x Printable 50 Pack Spindle
Verbatim 43533 DVD-R 4.7GB 16x Printable 50 Pack Spindle
Offered by Blank-Discs-Com SuperSaver
Price: £10.48

176 of 184 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be aware this is photo (i.e. inkjet ) printable only, 7 Oct. 2006
The DVDs are good (Verbatim's always are - I don't buy anything else).

The main reason for this feedback is to let new buyers of printable DVDs know that there are two types: photo (i.e. inkjet) printable and thermal printable. You cannot print photo printable with a thermal printer or vice versa. I'm dumb and didn't know this ...

These DVDs are just described as printable. FYI - they are photo printable - you can't print them with a thermal printer.

Hama Star 61 Tripod
Hama Star 61 Tripod
Offered by TapeCity
Price: £16.89

22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fragile; problems with panning, 4 May 2006
This review is from: Hama Star 61 Tripod (Accessory)
I had problems with this tripod. The first one delivered was damaged in transit and the replacement would not pan smoothly.

Some reviewers are happy with this product and, indeed, the first (damaged) one did pan OK, but the panning problem with the replacement was not a one-off - looking back thorugh the reviews, others have had the same problem.

On the plus side, ordering this product gave me an opportunity to experience Amazon's excellent handling of returns of damaged or faulty items. If you have a printer, Amazon provides a pre-paid return label so you don't have to get a refund for the postage. Also, they didn't wait for the returned item to reach them before sending a replacement (in the first instance) or processing the refund (in the second) - they did it immediately. Therefore, if you decide to take a chance on buying this product, you can at least be confident that Amazon will handle it professionally if the panning is faulty.
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Canon MVX40 MiniDV Digital Camcorder [2.2Mp, 10x Optical, 2.5" LCD]
Canon MVX40 MiniDV Digital Camcorder [2.2Mp, 10x Optical, 2.5" LCD]

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good picture, lots of motor noise, 2 Mar. 2006
I am happy with this camcorder. I chose it because it has optical image stabilisation and was advised that this would do the job without the loss of picture quality that happens with digital image stabilisation. It does indeed give a very good picture. It also handles still images - not as good as with a digital camera but good enough for my purposes.
Be aware that this camera has a LOT of motor noise. This is not a problem for me because I can remove most of it with my video editing software (Magix). Also, although you can take still images while filming video, it is not worth it because you get a very loud clunk on the soundtrack when you press the shutter. Best to use the video and still capabilities separately.
Note that although this camera supports USB, it is for download of stills only; you will need firewire for video download.

HP Laserjet 1022 A4 18ppm Mono Laser Printer USB
HP Laserjet 1022 A4 18ppm Mono Laser Printer USB

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent compact laser printer, 26 Dec. 2005
Excellent printer, good value for money.
Simple installation - the instructions are all given in clear pictures, with no text at all, which even I could follow.
The printer provides very good quality laser printing with good print speed. It also handles duplex (double sided) printing. The duplex process is manual but dead easy: it prints all the pages to go on one side first, then stops and gives you a prompt. You take the whole sheaf from the out tray and put it back on the top of the in tray (no need to turn over or re-orient, so you can't get confused) then press "Go" and the job completes.
Lastly, the printer is small and lightweight - easy to stow away when not in use.
Can't fault it!

Beech Boot-room Wall Rack
Beech Boot-room Wall Rack

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommendation to Amazon, 2 Mar. 2005
This is not really a customer review of this product but a recommendation to Amazon to stock a similar product.
I saw this boot rack in beech adveritsed for nearly £90 on Amazon a few weeks ago. I found the identical style in pine for under £40 from Ascott Smallholding Supplies and ordered it instead. If the expensive Crocus product in beech is unavailable, I recommend you consider stocking the much more affordable product in pine from Ascott. Refer to link:
The rack is excellent for anyone with an outdoor lifestlye; it keeps boots tidy and off the floor, leaving the floor clear and easy to clean. The rack is well constructed and looks good.

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