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Fujifilm X100S Digital Camera with Bespoke Case, NP-95 Lithium Battery, Lens Hood and Adapter Ring - Silver (16.3 MP, APS-C 16M X-Trans CMOS II with EXR Processor II) 2.8 inch LCD
Fujifilm X100S Digital Camera with Bespoke Case, NP-95 Lithium Battery, Lens Hood and Adapter Ring - Silver (16.3 MP, APS-C 16M X-Trans CMOS II with EXR Processor II) 2.8 inch LCD
Price: 992.08

5.0 out of 5 stars Best Compact in the World, 21 Mar 2014
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Delighted with the quality, functionality and features of the Fuji X100S. It outperforms my DSLR in every department, and is a joy to use. I love its retro looks and its brilliant viewfinder. Far too many otherwise excellent compact cameras are seriously let down by having no optical viewfinder, which is essential in bright sunlight and in being able to hold the camera steady when shooting. If your looking for the best compact currently available, then this is definitely the camera for you. Fuji have done a great job with the X100S I recommend it without reservation. A+++++


Daylight Roxy White Retro Floor Lamp with full spectrum 20 Watt 6400k Daylight Bulb
Daylight Roxy White Retro Floor Lamp with full spectrum 20 Watt 6400k Daylight Bulb
Offered by THE CRAFT LIGHT COMPANY
Price: 47.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Great lamp for reading, 20 Feb 2014
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This is both stylish and immensely practical. It makes reading so much easier. The daylight bulb has been a revelation and makes reading a newspaper so much more pleasurable. If you're struggling with lighting when trying to read, or do other close work this lamp is a godsend. A+++++


Suzuki Overdrive Deluxe Bendable Harmonica, Key of G
Suzuki Overdrive Deluxe Bendable Harmonica, Key of G
Offered by Suzuki-Harmonicas by Best Music A/S
Price: 54.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Simply superb, 20 Feb 2014
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Quite simply, the best and most responsive harp I've ever played. Makes note bending really easy. Well worth the somewhat high price. A+++++


Photographer's Guide to the Fujifilm X100s
Photographer's Guide to the Fujifilm X100s
by Alexander S White
Edition: Paperback
Price: 15.08

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb guide to a great camera, 20 Feb 2014
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Simple to understand yet comprehensive in its coverage. A great help in getting to grips with all the complex functions of Fuji's X100S. A+++++


Expert Shield - THE Screen Protector for: FujiFilm FinePix X100 *Lifetime Warranty*
Expert Shield - THE Screen Protector for: FujiFilm FinePix X100 *Lifetime Warranty*
Offered by Expert Shield
Price: 7.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Service, 20 Feb 2014
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Ordered this and had difficulty attaching it without bubbles, so phoned company and they sent me out a new Screen Protector by return of post and directed me to help on-line.
Item duly arrived next day as promised and I gave the job of attaching the Screen Protector to my wife. Needless to say, the operation went without a hitch and the protector is now perfectly placed on my camera with no bubbles, or problems. Superb service from Expert Shield and I thoroughly recommend both the product and their wonderfully helpful service. Many thanks!


The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth, and Power
The World Turned Upside Down: The Global Battle over God, Truth, and Power
Price: 7.79

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Philosophically Flawed, 11 Oct 2013
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Despite some very perceptive analysis of the failure of the Western media and left-wing intellectuals to appreciate the true and present dangers presented by the fascist ideology of fundamentalist Islam, Phillips general thesis in this book fails on a number of levels.
Her attack upon atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens demonstrates a lamentable misunderstanding of the atheist position. Atheism is not just another set of unsupported ideological beliefs, in fact it is quite the opposite.
Of course, no scientist would disagree with her assertion that science cannot presently, and may never, answer all the questions we are capable of asking, but it does not follow that therefore, there must be a different kind of truth about the universe which implies the existence of some supernatural intelligence which is required to give meaning to existence. Equally, her attack upon evolutionary biology demonstrates a surprising ignorance of the facts, which leads her to some unsupported and invalid assertions regarding creationism.
She is however, to be congratulated for for some very erudite conclusions regarding the immense dangers to Western civilisation from the many manifestations of political-correctness and moral and cultural relativism. A society unprepared to vigorously defend its own culture, traditions and values, is I fear, a culture unlikely to survive.
Altogether, this is an uneven and Judaic centered view of the universe, which because coloured by a bias in favour of the values of Judaism, fails to comprehend the validity of scientific rationalism, or the illogicality of choosing one monotheistic sky-god over another. This is a great shame, as I'd always thought of Phillips as a fellow traveller in the battle against superstition and faith-based tyranny.
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Rebecca's Secrets
Rebecca's Secrets
by Robert Hart
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.06

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rebecca's Secrets, 17 Jun 2012
This review is from: Rebecca's Secrets (Paperback)
Rebecca's Secrets by Robert Hart tells the story of Tommy Angel, a young Jewish boy growing up in London's East End in the nineteen-fifties.
Full of brilliantly observed period detail, this well written story captures perfectly the excitements, uncertainties, fears and hopes of the generation of children growing-up in post-war Britain.
The characterisation, particularly that of Tommy, is skilfully and sensitively handled. There is a truly authentic voice here, which gives the narrative a powerful sincerity. The dialogue is totally believable and although frequently humorous, it is also shot through with pathos, and a poignancy, which is deeply moving.
Tommy's search for information concerning his origins reveals dark family secrets which affect him profoundly and mark both his growing and his future with the painful consequences of truth.
Although often sad, the story is ultimately one of hope and forgiveness, where redemption is achieved through knowledge and the irresistable power of love.
All in all, this is a very accomplished piece of work, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and which I unreservedly recommend.
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Love, Sex and Tesco's Finest Cava
Love, Sex and Tesco's Finest Cava
Price: 1.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Comic Gem of a Book, 8 July 2011
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I first discovered this brilliantly witty and perceptive novel on Authonomy. Having a small taster on Authonomy prompted me to buy it when the complete book became available to purchase as an eBook. I was not disappointed. The story is both humorous and immensely engaging. It details the trials and tribulations of a recently separated guy trying to rejoin the dating and mating game. The narrative is engaging and the emotions of the main character Rob, are cleverly and authentically observed. His uncertainties and insecurities make for a very amusing read. Mr. Carter is to be congratulated for creating a memorable story which demonstrates wit, understanding and clear empathy for the difficulties faced by those who find themselves unexpectedly searching for love in an uncertain world. I thoroughly recommend this amusing and well written story. Like all the very best humour it is grounded in reality and possess remarkable moments of pathos and a genuine understanding of what makes us human.


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