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Of Horses and Men
Of Horses and Men
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must see for lovers of Iceland or of horses, 27 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Of Horses and Men (Blu-ray)
A quite stunning film set amongst a horse breeding community in Iceland. Anyone expecting a romanticised and sanitised story about people and animals will be surprised, though. The film is episodic, with the relationship between the events and characters emerging only through the film, humour mixes with tragedy, and the squeamish have to wait for the end for reassurance that the film was made by horse lovers and no horses were harmed. That the actors and crew were all experienced in working with horses is very clear from the start, and, yes, they do speak Icelandic or in one case Swedish, though the subtitling is well done. A film by adults, for adults.


Battle in Spring Sleet by Lila Rhodes 2013 (Albin and the Jouster)
Battle in Spring Sleet by Lila Rhodes 2013 (Albin and the Jouster)
by Lila Rhodes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.04

4.0 out of 5 stars Fighting Hurts, 5 Jan. 2014
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Short novella, second in series about Wars of the Roses. A realistic account of the famous Towton Battle, from participants, followed by a journey home with many adventures. Albin has to co-operate with those he doesn't like or trust, despite his fears. Good pace of story, short chapters: realistic about battle injury in medieval England without being gruesome or macabre.


Stealthy Waters: 1 (Albin and the Jouster)
Stealthy Waters: 1 (Albin and the Jouster)
by Lila Rhodes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.16

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast Moving Good Historic Read - Not Too Long!, 13 Dec. 2013
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Many historic novels set in the Wars of the Roses are long reads, full of dynastic complexity and character analysis. This refreshing short book, apparently first of a series, focuses on a young peasant who gets involved in big events. More mud than blood, but a realistic view of medieval battles and what leads up to them. Short chapters but plenty of events and suspense. A good read for someone who wants to get into the drama of history but wouldn't tackle a long novel.


Battery--World 1300mAh 3.7V (compatible with 3.6V) NP-50 NP50 Replacement Battery Pack for Replacement for FUJIFILM
Battery--World 1300mAh 3.7V (compatible with 3.6V) NP-50 NP50 Replacement Battery Pack for Replacement for FUJIFILM
Offered by ATekCity
Price: £6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Carry several or treat just as an emergency backup, 10 Jun. 2013
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At current prices you can buy three of these for the price of the Fujifilm branded original product, and that might be a good option. Having had one for some weeks I can confirm the experience of some other users that the useful capacity of this battery has been significantly less than that of the original in actual use. Without independent testing it is impossible to be sure whether that is because the marked capacity is misleading or the result of quality control problems, but do not buy this thinking that it will be a direct equivalent of the original, rather it is an alternative.


Kidde 0910UKC Smoke Alarm for Living Areas & Bedrooms Sealed Battery (10 Year) Long Life
Kidde 0910UKC Smoke Alarm for Living Areas & Bedrooms Sealed Battery (10 Year) Long Life

5.0 out of 5 stars Making life easier, 28 Mar. 2013
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Domestic ionisation detectors have a nominal ten year life anyway, and buying a sealed unit to be discarded and replaced when the battery runs out saves a lot of effort standing on a chair or rickety ladder every year or so to replace a regular alkaline battery. Time will tell whether the claimed life of 10 years for the sealed unit is borne out, of course.


Gasket & Filter - Moka/Dama (6 Cup)
Gasket & Filter - Moka/Dama (6 Cup)
Price: £5.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Put new life into your coffee maker, 28 Mar. 2013
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Bialetti coffee makers may be simple and robust, but if you have a habit of leaving it on the stove for too long the washer does degrade, and you are unlikely to be able to make a thorough job of cleaning the filter without damaging the seal. With this pack a proper service is quick and simple.


2 x disGuard Anti-Reflective Screen Protector for Fujifilm XF1 / XF-1 / X-F1 - PREMIUM QUALITY (non-reflecting, hard-coated, bubble free application)
2 x disGuard Anti-Reflective Screen Protector for Fujifilm XF1 / XF-1 / X-F1 - PREMIUM QUALITY (non-reflecting, hard-coated, bubble free application)
Offered by disGuard Screen Protector
Price: £6.90

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality protection, 28 Mar. 2013
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THe screen is the most vulnerable part of the XF, and I found this reassuringly substantial and easy to apply without leaving bubbles.


Ex-Pro Fuji NP-50, NP50, BC50, BC-50 Fast Travel-Pro Charger Fuji Finepix [See Description for Models]
Ex-Pro Fuji NP-50, NP50, BC50, BC-50 Fast Travel-Pro Charger Fuji Finepix [See Description for Models]
Offered by ExpressPro
Price: £7.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal for travel, 28 Mar. 2013
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This is not a direct replacement for Fujifilm's own, which is a more compact and has a charging indicator, whilst this has only a light to show that the charger is powered. But it is a lot cheaper, and with a selection of adaptors for Europe, US and UK as well as car it is a good choice when travelling. Keep the original safe at home, and leaving this behind in a hotel somewhere will be less of a tragedy.


How Not to Visit 15th Century England
How Not to Visit 15th Century England
by Lila Rhodes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.32

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bill Bryson with a Wheeled Suitcase and Medieval Costume?, 1 Feb. 2013
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A charming book about the travels in England of an American who knows more about medieval history than most English people do. Lila describes her trips around castles, bus stations, muddy battlefields and cheap bed and breakfasts with humour and warmth. Good practical advice for Americans coming to England (whether or not they share her fascination with the 15th century). But also a fun read for people in England, reminding us how many places we could easily see on a day out - and to see ourselves through the eyes of an outsider. Including the challenge of getting around by public transport. Best advice to the traveller seeking help: ask three people.


Personal Accountz (PC/Mac/Linux)
Personal Accountz (PC/Mac/Linux)

183 of 187 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flexibility has a price, 1 Jan. 2008
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I've used Personal Accountz for a year, and MS Money before that, and am in no doubt which I prefer. Accountz is quicker to use, and customised to fit my needs. The downside is that you have to think things out for yourself; instead of being presented with a standard template it is up to the user to decide how much detail they want. Is the most that you can realistically manage a simple breakdown of outgoings into cash, credit cards, mortgage, utilities, etc? That's fine, but if you also want to record and analyse exactly how much you and your partner are each spending on, say, alcohol, and where, you can easily include that level of detail without committing yourself to doing so for every other expenditure. If you want to be able to produce reports by payee then you can enter the payee's name; it is unlikely you will want to do so for every domestic transaction and you save enormous amounts of effort by skipping that column. If you want to be able to tell what you are spending your credit cards on then you will need to enter each transaction and allocate it to an expenditure category. The reporting function is a powerful one but depends on the variables having been input in the first place. What may have confused some reviewers is that the programme won't constantly prompt for input because it assumes that the user is omitting it by design.
It does mean investing time in deciding what you want, setting it up and understanding how the programme works, and though I haven't resorted to the support desk the help file could be better. It is not a programme for people who have no idea how to structure home accounts.
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