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John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: Series 1
John Finnemore's Souvenir Programme: Series 1
by John Finnemore
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 10.96

4.0 out of 5 stars Radio Gold, 20 Sep 2013
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Fans of the Radio 4 "Now Show" or "Cabin Pressure" should know what to expect here, slightly off the wall comedy that teeters around the brink of the surreal, without ever being impenetrable. If you like silly fun, then there's a lot to tickle your funny bone(s) here. I'm sure there will eventually be a follow up TV show that will stretch the gags thin as often happens when a hit lands on the radio. Enjoy is as it is meant to be enjoyed, sit back and let Finnemore's imagination take over yours. Heartily recommended.


The Countryside Companion: The perfect country walking companion (Pathfinder Guides)
The Countryside Companion: The perfect country walking companion (Pathfinder Guides)
by Dennis Kelsall
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.13

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Great Outdoors, 20 Sep 2013
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After being surprised by a ferret by a riverside (a long story) I suddenly realised that I had only a rudimentary knowledge of the kind of wildlife that can be found around the British Isles. Not wanting to try and run before I could walk, I thought I would get hold of a pocket guidebook that I could keep in a bag whilst going for trips outdoors, for reference purposes (in case I stumbled across something that I didn't recognise). A short volume like this can't be exhaustive, but the most common sights are listed with short pieces of descriptive text accompanied by large, clear images. As the format of the book makes it tall and thin, it fits snuggly in my rucksack so can be taken on journeys easily.


College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students
College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students
by Jeffrey J. Selingo
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Food for Thought, 20 Sep 2013
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For anyone working in Higher Education or perhaps even someone considering it, this is a deep exploration into the radical change that is currently taking place across the sector. whilst being predominantly focussed on the United States, there is still a lot that can be take on board for the UK. The influence of market forces on the industry is the overwhelming driving force behind a lot of this transformation, which some will find abhorrent and others will see as the logical step towards ensuring future standards of education and sustainability.


The Stockholm Octavo
The Stockholm Octavo
by Karen Engelmann
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 16.22

4.0 out of 5 stars Swedish Intrigue, 20 Sep 2013
This review is from: The Stockholm Octavo (Hardcover)
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This is a historical mystery novel set on the late 1700s around the time of the assassination of King Gustav. The kind of Scandinavian literature I'm used to reading typically contains more Dragon Tattoos, but this didn't disappoint. Featuring intrigue and political machinations, this is an absorbing story with many involving characters. The recurring use of gambling and fortune cards made an interesting metaphor for the way the fickle finger of fate controls the lives of individuals drawn into wider events. This may not have been the author's direct intention, but it was something that took away with me.


Manager as Coach: The New Way to Get Results
Manager as Coach: The New Way to Get Results
by Jenny Rogers
Edition: Paperback
Price: 12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Manageable Coaching, 20 Sep 2013
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For anyone who is either in a managerial position, or someone who is engaged in coaching and mentoring training, this is a practical and useful guide to add to your personal toolkit. I would recommend this book to anyone who has tried to tackle the subject before and has found other learning materials to be inaccessible due to the language style or has found the examples given to be unhelpful of difficult to implement. A useful handbook to keep close at hand.


Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse (Retail Packaging)
Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse (Retail Packaging)
Offered by DeservedDeal
Price: 29.35

3.0 out of 5 stars Small and Perfectly Formed, 13 Aug 2013
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This is a wireless optical mouse in Microsoft's 'Wedge' range - which will be evident from the small, cheese-like shape of the divice. It runs on a single battery, which is drained surprisingly quickly for a mouse. It connects by Bluetooth, but a dongle isn't included in the box, so if you haven't got a spare one or a built in receiver, you'll need to shell out some more cash. To use, the divice is supposed to be tailered with Windows 8 in mind and I've used it to navigate around the Start screen. The touch sensitive surface is very responsive and suits the new interface well. The right click feels a little 'off side' for some reason and I found myself left clicking by mistake as the centre of the mouse was pressed. If you like Microsoft's hardware, you'll be used to paying a bit of a premium for the brand, but this is a pocket sized mouse that will travel well with you.


Black & Decker Handle Command Steam Mop, 1600 Watt - White/ Blue
Black & Decker Handle Command Steam Mop, 1600 Watt - White/ Blue
Offered by AHC (Camberley) Ltd
Price: 68.18

4.0 out of 5 stars Steam Power!, 13 Aug 2013
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I'd seen variations of steam mops advertised for a while and though I liked the idea, I couldn't see what was the difference between an expensive brand and a cheap brand. In the end I plumped for this model, which is one of the more expensive variations but I feel that this is a durable unit that justifies its price tag. The instruction included give a very brief description of how to assemle the unit, which should be a 5 minute job - but they don't explain that the two main halved need a very firm push to connect together. They can be slotting into each other, but without giving more force than I would have expected, the two halves won't contact on the inside and the divice won't turn on. However, once that's been addressed, the mop is great to use. The removable reservour is easy to refill and it heats up in just a few seconds. The cleaning results are good, but if you have a very dirty floor/carpet then don't expect it to restore your flooring to it's original colour. For typical day-to-day stains this easily cuts through them and if used on a regualr basis will give great results.


Remington EP7010 Corded Epilator
Remington EP7010 Corded Epilator
Price: 22.50

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Just About Makes The Grade, 13 Aug 2013
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This is a mid range epilator and, like similar products in its price bracket, you'll get a reasonable experience but don't expect miracles. The unit itself is fairly robust, though nothing exceptional. Usage is as comfortable as an epilator gets, there's nothing here that will change your mind if you've always felt these to be more painful that shaving or waxing. The results are mixed, with some areas of fine hair growth being missed by the epilator. If you really don't get on with waxing or shaving, then possibly worth a try. Otherwise, give it a miss.


Logitech G400s Optical Gaming Mouse
Logitech G400s Optical Gaming Mouse
Offered by PineApple Uk
Price: 38.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mouse for Gamers, 13 Aug 2013
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This is an optical mouse with multiple configurable buttons intended for gamin use. The shape is ergonomically designed to fit into the palm of your hand (like any mouse) but it is specifically contoured so that none of the additional gaming buttons are ever far from your fingertips. The unit is lightweight and responsive, though the buttons themselves feel a little too light to the touch. They're responsive, but I wonder how long they will endure under rigorous gaming. As a regular desktop mouse, this also fits the bill well - just having a few extra buttons and a slightly different shape doesn't hamper this from being utilised for normal day-to-day navigation. There may be options out there with more bells and whistles, but they would be much more expensive.


Philosophy and Probability
Philosophy and Probability
by Timothy Childers
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Book (Probably), 18 July 2013
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This is a fascinating and well written book, though perhaps not one for the absolute beginner. If you are not already acquainted with the basic concepts of probability, mathematics and relative frequencies, then you'll find this to be largely hard going. However, in a world where most people suffer from an in ability to accurately judge probabilities (shown by their lifestyle choices e.g. playing the lottery and expecting to win, drinking excessive alcohol and expecting not be suffer ill health). For someone already studying this field, this will be a useful and interesting read.


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