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HDE Magnetic Folding Leather Folio Case Cover Stand for Apple iPad 1st Generation Tablet (Green)
HDE Magnetic Folding Leather Folio Case Cover Stand for Apple iPad 1st Generation Tablet (Green)
Offered by xyzqujinfly
Price: £5.79

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good for the price, 12 Mar. 2014
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This is not the most slick and stylish of iPad cases, it's quite chunky in fact. But it's a nice bright kid-friendly colour (bright green!) and the padding mans that my old iPad has safely survived quite a few falls since it has been inherited by the kids. Good value.


Good Little Wolf
Good Little Wolf
by Nadia Shireen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.69

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful book, 9 Jun. 2011
This review is from: Good Little Wolf (Paperback)
So there you are of a bed time, reading this book for the first time to the little 'uns, enjoying the distinctive, stylish illustrations and the references to nursery rhymes and other children's stories which work seamlessly with the narrative, when all of a sudden - BAM - the ending is not at all quite what you had been expecting. And at first you think, 'gosh'! But then you smile to yourself, and then perhaps you might laugh a little, or even quite alot. Very amusing indeed. Every child should read this story - and every parent should have this on the bookshelf for when Mummy/Daddy needs cheering up after a long, hard day!


Escape Routes: A hand-picked selection of stunning cycle rides around England (Escape Routes Cycling Guides)
Escape Routes: A hand-picked selection of stunning cycle rides around England (Escape Routes Cycling Guides)
by Matt Carroll
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.95

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My kind of cycling guide, 23 May 2011
A cycling guide that features nice pubs, nice places to eat and other places to stop - that's my kind of cycling guide! The cycle routes suggested in the book mostly seem to be fairly easy day trips or less, lots of photos gives you a really good feel for the rides, and there's lots of practical information too. The maps give a good idea of the route, but I must admit I took along an OS map on the ride I did, and I used that for navigation. Overall, a really lovely cycling guide that has inspired me and my bike to be a bit more adventurous!


CoolCamping: England
CoolCamping: England
by Jonathan Knight
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.89

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Cool campsites, 20 May 2011
This review is from: CoolCamping: England (Paperback)
I must admit I am a bit of a fan of Cool Camping anyway, I had the previous edition of Cool Camping England so wasn't sure if I needed this update (2011) but I'm pleased I did - it's a much more professional and comprehensive book all round. There are 150 campsites now (compared to 70 in the previous edition), so it's a bigger book, and the design seems more user friendly. They still have photos of all the campsites, which I like. And the quality of the recommended campsites seems to be have been maintained. I know 2 of the new campsites already, which I know to be very good, and I've now visited another of the new ones recommended (Forgewood in Kent) which is lovely, so it's good to see they're maintaining their standards. Some of the campsites that were in the previous edition are not now in the new edition - not sure why? Does that mean they have gone downhill? The geographical coverage seems pretty good, although there is a skew towards campsites in Devon and Cornwall and the Lake District, I guess down to the quality of the campsites in those areas. Overall, a good, comprehensive update.


The Cool Camping Guide to Festivals
The Cool Camping Guide to Festivals
by Sam Pow
Edition: Paperback

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A proper Festivals book, 24 April 2009
At last, a book that does more than just scratch the surface of festival culture. And it's a lovely book too - great pics, great write-ups, packed full of festivals - it makes you want to go to all the festivals this summer, in fact, there's probably a festival for every weekend! It also has festivals in Europe, most of which I'd never heard of, but all of which look awesome, and sunny. So it'll suit you if you want to plan a weekend in Europe around a festival. Most of the big British ones are in there like The Big Chill, Bestival, Reading etc but there seems to be an emphasis on the smaller, boutique festivals like 2000 Trees, Truck, Secret Garden Party, Festinho, Offset and the quirky Indie Tracks. I'd never heard of some of them! I've also ordered Rob Da Bank's A-Z of Festivals but that hasn't arrived yet, looking forward to that too. Bring on the summer!


A History of Modern Britain
A History of Modern Britain
by Andrew Marr
Edition: Hardcover

14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marr-velous, 14 Aug. 2007
Don't be intimidated by the size of this book. It's accessible, readable, and may not itself be History in the Making with shocking new revelations on every page, but it contextualises everything in a nice, tidy way for the historophobe and gives a real sense of continuity. And there are nuggets that not everyone knows - eg the fact that Thatcher's economic revolution was funded by North Sea Oil money. It's funny that the Thatcher/Major/Blair years are now classed as History. Seems like only yesterday! Bookshop Bob rating: Buy


The Blair Years: Extracts from The Alastair Campbell Diaries
The Blair Years: Extracts from The Alastair Campbell Diaries
by Alastair Campbell
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The King of Spin strikes again, 1 Aug. 2007
There's no doubting ACs status as a master media-manipulator, and here he does it again, spinning his book out of control, while failing to deliver on the product itself. As someone fascinated by the workings of the Blair government, I was first in the queue - and there is interesting background on decisions made, friendships strained, and the real stories and issues behind the headlines. The TV serialization did that brilliantly - picking out the big events and giving us the backstory. But without that TV footage and the stirring imagery of the big events of the decade, the book is... well, it's a bit dull actually. The writing style is annoyingly staccato. The sentences are short and abrupt, the thoughts jump around, and the repetition is prolific - this really is a plain old diary, notes jotted down in haste at the end of the day. And this is where it falls short, it's not really a book, it's more a 750-page `Sun' article. Campbell actually does think in soundbites and it's very irritating to read, although despite that, you do end up liking the guy. I put that down to spin too. Bookshop Bob rating: Buyer Beware! (Watch the TV serialization instead!)
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