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The Americans Season 4
The Americans Season 4
Price: £19.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Series is great. Amazon delivery of streamed episodes is pretty awful, 28 Jun. 2016
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Annoying to have to wait to watch on Amazon's schedule - and with no way to find out when they're going to allow us abother episode. . I've just seen up to episode 6, which I see was released in April already. So why is Amazon making me wait to get weekly episodes. Flipping annoying to be drip fed what I've paid for in full.


Badasheng HS-901 In Ear Headphones,Earbuds, Earphones with microphone, Aluminum Casing Provide High Quality Stereo Audio Sound With Strong Bass For Smart Phones, Iphones/Tablets/Laptop PCs/Mac/MP4/PSP
Badasheng HS-901 In Ear Headphones,Earbuds, Earphones with microphone, Aluminum Casing Provide High Quality Stereo Audio Sound With Strong Bass For Smart Phones, Iphones/Tablets/Laptop PCs/Mac/MP4/PSP
Offered by badasheng
Price: £11.21

1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty much rubbish, 25 Jun. 2016
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Used it 4 times before the sound went on one of them. So now I have to listen with only one ear. I guess you get what you pay for


Globo 44130-1 Metal Leaves and Balls Savanna Ceiling Lamp
Globo 44130-1 Metal Leaves and Balls Savanna Ceiling Lamp
Price: £46.02

5.0 out of 5 stars i like it, 14 April 2016
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lovely lovely lovely


Ladies Womens New Work Office Blouse Shirt Long Sleeve Open Neck Button Fastening
Ladies Womens New Work Office Blouse Shirt Long Sleeve Open Neck Button Fastening
Offered by Metzuyan Ltd

3.0 out of 5 stars Meh, 14 April 2016
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on the small side


Original Issued 100% Wool German Pullover (40)
Original Issued 100% Wool German Pullover (40)
Offered by Army and Outdoors
Price: £16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars nice warm woollen sweater, 14 April 2016
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What it says on the box. warm and functional


Sockwell Women's Plantar Ease Firm Compression Socks, Grey, Medium/Large
Sockwell Women's Plantar Ease Firm Compression Socks, Grey, Medium/Large

3.0 out of 5 stars Squeezes ankles, 14 April 2016
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Good quality but VV tight around the ankles


Ring Around the Rosary: The Memoir Of A Girl, A Nun, A Wife, and A Mother
Ring Around the Rosary: The Memoir Of A Girl, A Nun, A Wife, and A Mother
by Gretchen Grossman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.89

3.0 out of 5 stars OK I guess, 14 April 2016
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I'm a bit conflicted. Gretchen, writes well, but this book wearied me. On the one hand I could quite see how she got embroiled into the nunnery and how she was too meek to walk out as soon as she realised she had made a mistake - many of us would have done the same. She seems to have had a very loving family but was perhaps too babied as a child so that she didn't find her voice and learn to assert herself. She draws parallels between cults and the nunnery and that resonates. Then she leaves and I find myself thinking - eventually - now it gets interesting. I had expected her to find it hard, having read other books about people leaving (Karen Armstrong and Monica Dickens). I did start getting irritated with her when she married Coleman though - seems as if she hadn't learnt anything from being bullied for so long by the nuns. She just let men bully her now. I know - of course the 5 years she spent behind the walls did not help her to stand up for herself. Makes me despair about whether people can learn from their experiences. She does seem to stand up for herself sometimes - like when the priest wants her to confess just before her wedding. So that spunk is there but she seems to keep it pushed down most of the time.

The book is well written but rather on the whiny side. I was exasperated with her which is rather ungenerous of me, but, hey ho, this is meant to be an honest review. And - unlike the other similar books I've read at least she tried marriage, even if she chose poorly. Nice pedestrian read but didn't leave me with any great insights.


A Little Life
A Little Life
Price: £3.66

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tedious and Implausible, 4 Mar. 2016
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This review is from: A Little Life (Kindle Edition)
The book goes on and on and on and on and on.... Much of the book reports the same conversations - I'm sorry, don't be sorry. At the same time you don't get any insights into what the four main characters are really about - they are one dimensional and their actions inexplicable. That they all become rich and famous is so unlikely as to make the story completely unbelievable. And Jude - I started off sympathising with him and then I moved on to irritation and eventually I decided that my time was too precious to spend any more of it reading about people I couldn't stand and didn't care about. I wish I could have given it zero stars.


Yes Prime Minister [DVD]
Yes Prime Minister [DVD]
Dvd ~ David Haig
Price: £6.99

4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this, 30 Dec. 2015
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This review is from: Yes Prime Minister [DVD] (DVD)
I read the negative reviews but watched this series anyway. No, the actors are not of the calibre the great Nigel Hawthorne and Paul Eddington, but I think they did a great job. It is amusing and light entertainment.


Stealing Bess
Stealing Bess
Dvd

1.0 out of 5 stars Stomp, Stomp, I'm out, 30 Dec. 2015
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This review is from: Stealing Bess (Amazon Video)
There might be a story here but after watching fully half of it I no longer cared. There was something about a competition between twins, but how the stomping fitted in is beyond me. It got in the way to such an extent that my irritation overcame my customary perseverance in completing what I start.I gave up


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