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Untouchable [DVD]
Untouchable [DVD]
Dvd ~ François Cluzet
Price: £7.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 24 Jun 2014
This review is from: Untouchable [DVD] (DVD)
Don't believe any of the lower ratings. This really is a five star film - great story, moving, funny, superbly acted, directed and photographed. I saw it first at our local film club, then borrowed it from the local library to see it again, then decided to buy it and watch with friends and our local U3A group. Ideal film for people who think of training to be carers. Yes, it's French, but it's head and shoulders above the usual French output. A great deal of the dialogue is quite easy to understand if you have GCSE French, and the subtitles are clear and just right. Can't praise it highly enough.


7 Secrets of Happiness
7 Secrets of Happiness
by Gyles Brandreth
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Brandreth offers real insight, 10 May 2014
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A huge number of books have been written on the subject of happiness. However, I think that this smallish book may be all you need. It's clear, concise, quick and easy to read, amusing, and full of insight. It won't tell you how to be happy if you're suffering from a debilitating mental health condition, or maybe if you have experienced great loss in some way. However, to help in dealing with the usual multitude of worries and disappointments in every day, it's ideal. I originally borrowed a copy from my local library, but found that visitors kept picking it up and burying their heads in it, so bought a copy. It's always popular with visitors and guests.


The Sewing Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face, Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask
The Sewing Answer Book: Solutions to Every Problem You'll Ever Face, Answers to Every Question You'll Ever Ask
by Barbara Weiland Talbert
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.37

5.0 out of 5 stars The title of this book is exactly what it is, 10 May 2014
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The title of this book is exactly what it is, packed with questions and answers dealing with almost all of the usual sewing problems that arise, with diagrams when needed. I came across it in my local library and soon realised that it is book that I could not do without, so bought a copy. It's a great size to keep with the sewing machine or to carry when you go out and dip into at convenient moments.


Amazing Origami for Children
Amazing Origami for Children
by Steve Biddle
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best, 2 May 2014
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There are very many books on Origami for children. Many are confusing and disappointing, but NOT this one. Clear drawings and descriptions to follow. One of the best.


Physics Teaching Precision Optical Glass Prism 6 Inch-- Can Reflect Seven-Color Sunlight, A Good Toy for Your Kids
Physics Teaching Precision Optical Glass Prism 6 Inch-- Can Reflect Seven-Color Sunlight, A Good Toy for Your Kids
Offered by eforlife8
Price: £4.24

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars just what I wanted, 2 May 2014
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This is a very good quality glass prism that splits the light, performs total internal reflection. Ideal for children to play around with and puzzle over, and a basis for interesting conversation with children.


LETO BOW ROSIN RESIN VIOLIN VIOLA CELLO STRING
LETO BOW ROSIN RESIN VIOLIN VIOLA CELLO STRING
Offered by Ebony&Ivory
Price: £2.85

2.0 out of 5 stars It dried out far too quickly, 2 May 2014
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This rosin was quite dry and brittle when it arrived, and after only a little use started to break up uncontrollably. About half now remains but that seems to be more solid. Other than that, it seems to work well in getting the bow to work.


Collins Scrabble Dictionary: A format edition
Collins Scrabble Dictionary: A format edition

3.0 out of 5 stars Quite useful but..., 2 Mar 2014
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This is quite a useful list of words allowed in Scrabble games, including the lists of the (literally) tens of thousands of words that no-one has ever heard of and which quite frankly I think do not really exist. It just shows how random and nonsensical Scrabble seems to have become because when I checked some of the totally rubbish words played against me on my i-pad version, they were not to be found in this dictionary! This was the reason I bought it in the first place, to check the meanings of those words. Also, the introduction tells us that no rude words are included, so someone has made a subjective assessment on what is meant by "rude". Therefore you'll need to get a more expensive sort of dictionary to get everything. Interestingly, other makes of dictionary do not list many Scrabble words at all, which leads one to wonder if someone at Collins is employed just to make up so many strange words that Scrabble players then accept must be real and rush out to get the latest book with the latest lists. The Emperor's New Clothes comes to mind.


SWT Fancy Magic Trick Pen Penetration Through Money Note Trick Great
SWT Fancy Magic Trick Pen Penetration Through Money Note Trick Great
Offered by SWT
Price: £2.71

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars cheap version, 2 Mar 2014
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There are much better versions of this trick around - this is a very cheap Chinese copy. No instructions at all regarding the routine or presentation. Very disappointing.


Hugo [2011] [DVD]
Hugo [2011] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Asa Butterfield
Price: £4.93

5.0 out of 5 stars This is wonderful film, 2 Mar 2014
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A completely different Scorsese film - wonderfully imaginative, great story, very informative, and a tribute to early cinema all rolled in together. I saw it at our film club, went home and ordered a copy so I could watch it with friends at home. Suitable for children 9+ to watch with an adult to explain such things as what a clockwork automaton is.


Archetto 3/4 Natural Finish Violin Bow - Untreated Mongolian Horse Hair
Archetto 3/4 Natural Finish Violin Bow - Untreated Mongolian Horse Hair
Offered by Karacha Music
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Seemingly well made and a very reasonable price, 9 Jan 2014
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I am not an expert on bows, never having played a stringed instrument. I bought this to learn to play a musical saw and to replace the first one I bought which was much more expensive from a local music shop. That one snapped would you believe after a few days (was that my fault I wonder?) but this one seems stronger and actually plays notes, though not yet in any meaningful order. But I'm hopeful. (The only thing about bows - I wish they had instructions with them about how much rosin (and what grade) to put on etc. )


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