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Integral USB 2.0 Single Slot SD Reader
Integral USB 2.0 Single Slot SD Reader
Offered by KoolTech
Price: 2.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic value, 22 Nov 2011
i bought a digital camera last week and the salesman tried to persuade me to spend 14 on an SD card reader. Luckily I'd been searching amazon for a while before purchasing, and I'd noted this accessory. It's excellent. It's very neat and sturdy, with a clear cover for the plug itself, and works a treat. I don't see how you can go wrong with this - I'm getting another!


Small Man in a Book
Small Man in a Book
by Rob Brydon
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging and Endearing, 22 Nov 2011
This review is from: Small Man in a Book (Hardcover)
I agree with the many positive comments about this biography. It is far less shallow and styled than many 'celebrity' memoirs. The author tells an interesting story about his rather unusual rise from a quite comfortable background, up through well renumerated but limiting voiceover work and stints in local radio, to his belated but well-deserved breakthrough as a performer in his own right on TV in some gems as Marion & geoff and Gavin & Stacey. Honest, self-effecing and bright, he comes across as a nice man, and the book is one of the most satisfying I've read in this area for quite a while.


Opium, The Diary of His Cure: The Illustrated Diary of His Cure
Opium, The Diary of His Cure: The Illustrated Diary of His Cure
by Jean Cocteau
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.82

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 14 Dec 2010
Classic literary accounts of drug experimentation and exploration seem to be back in vogue - there are some good new editions by the likes of Baudelaire and Benjamin, as well as, of course, de Quincey, and this volume from Cocteau is another fascinating account. Recounting the experiences acquired during his recovery from opium addiction in 1929, the writer provides an account that flits from the immediacy of certain moments of the withdrawal process to broader and more reflective thoughts about other figures and things in his contemporary culture. Both as a stylish memoir and as an artistic into an era, this is a rich and rewarding book.


You Never Give Me Your Money: The Battle For The Soul Of The Beatles
You Never Give Me Your Money: The Battle For The Soul Of The Beatles
by Peter Doggett
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.30

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 28 Nov 2010
I can only agree with the other positive reviews. This is well-researched and balanced, with many interesting little details that will be appreciated by Beatles fans.


My Contemporaries (Peter Owen Modern Classics)
My Contemporaries (Peter Owen Modern Classics)
by Jean Cocteau
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.07

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, 27 Nov 2010
This is a fascinating memoir about some of Cocteau's contemporaries. Via fairly brief but very evocative and impressionistic essays, he captures something distinctive about the following figures: Edouard de Max, Catulle Mendes, Anna de Noailles, Diaghilev and Nijinsky, the Empress Eugenie, Apollinaire, Erik Satie, Raymond Radiguet, Proust, Maurice Sachs, Gide, Modigliani, Picasso, Pierre Loti, Chaplin, Piaf, Giorgio di Chirico, Colette. A lovely book to dip into.


James Taylor
James Taylor
Price: 13.50

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting period piece, 21 Nov 2010
This review is from: James Taylor (Audio CD)
My interest engaged by the recent Apple collection, and already a Taylor fan, I wanted to have this. It's very hard, these days, to forget the famous versions and really listen with an open mind to these original efforts. I'm afraid I mostly failed: most of the songs just sounded too hurried and too clumsy compared to the beautifully crafted revisions recorded later on. This is, nonetheless, a very interesting historical document if you admire JT. The sound, by the way, is excellent (as the fine and detailed review above rightly notes) and I welcome the little booklet that provides some background to JT's Apple adventure.


Kenneth Williams: Born Brilliant
Kenneth Williams: Born Brilliant
Price: 6.49

17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 13 Nov 2010
It's a great shame that an author works so hard on a book such as this and then has reviews that attack kindle and/or publishers. If you want to complain about the publisher, write to the publisher! The author can't order his publisher to change the price, so stop victimising him. This is a well-researched book about a complex individual. It is thorough, balanced and compassionate. Ignore the silly one star reviews.


Kenneth Williams' Stop Messing About (Classic BBC Radio Comedy)
Kenneth Williams' Stop Messing About (Classic BBC Radio Comedy)
by Myles Rudge
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 10.96

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun, 9 Nov 2010
I remember reading about this in Kenneth Williams's diaries. Apparently it was regarded as a bit more 'smutty' than Round the Horne. It's certainly not up to that great show's high standards, but it's still an entertaining little show, with Kenneth & Co in good form. The sound quality is excellent.


Beating the Devil: The Making of 'Night of the Demon'
Beating the Devil: The Making of 'Night of the Demon'
by Tony Earnshaw
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fascinating, 8 Nov 2010
This is a fascinating study, made all the more pertinent thanks to the recent release of the film on DVD. I agree that the price could be lower and the binding more secure, but the actual contents are very impressive. Here is an example of an author really driven to do justice to something he cares about, and that passion shows in the attention to detail.


Live At The Troubadour
Live At The Troubadour
Price: 10.97

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious, 6 Nov 2010
This review is from: Live At The Troubadour (Audio CD)
What a treat! Two absolutely brilliant singer-songwriters, both still singing beautifully, working together and celebrating their friendship. The songs are performed with enormous brio, the sound quality is excellent and the live experience is just right. And the DVD is something I can watch many times. A great package at a great price.


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