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The Putin Manifesto
The Putin Manifesto

1.0 out of 5 stars TOTALLY UNREADABLE AND A WASTE OF MONEY, 30 Jun. 2014
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Was this book translated from Russian by Google Translate? It is completely incomprehensible, with weird words and phrases, and impossible grammar. The subject is fascinating, and having read other excellent (5 star) volumes recently about Putin and Russia it just goes to show how poor this example is. I have wasted my money on this book and advise that under no circumstances does anyone purchase this volume without reading a minimum of one page to understand what they are getting into. I will complain to Amazon who should put it into their free section at best. DO NOT READ!


At Day's Close: A History of Nighttime
At Day's Close: A History of Nighttime
by A. Roger Ekirch
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars At Days Close: A History of Nighttime, 28 April 2014
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Loads of facts, well written, but a little bit too much of provision of statements, one after another from different sources, which can get a bit overwhelming after a time, and a little more detail rather than one line would have been helpful. I compared this to the momentous book "The Discovery of France" as it seeks to do a similar job, but in that case it is things you may not know about France, and the writing style is absolutely perfect, now that is a 5 star book.

Overall, At Days Close bowls you over with facts about how mankind has dealt with the night and in my view this should be made into a Horizon programme for TV. Fascinating.


NOKIA LUMIA 520 SOFT PU LEATHER HORIZONTAL CASE BY CELLAPOD CASES BLACK
NOKIA LUMIA 520 SOFT PU LEATHER HORIZONTAL CASE BY CELLAPOD CASES BLACK

5.0 out of 5 stars PU Leather Horizontal case for Nokia Lumia 520, 28 April 2014
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Good case, well made, fits my belt and easy to fit and remove, fits my 520 and my iPhone also, which is handy. No marks from use so far, and seems robust and fit for purpose. I hope all Cellapod products are this good, I will look their first for phone products/accessories in the future.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Philips shaver heads, 28 April 2014
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Great product, quite a good price, immediate difference noted in quality of shave. I hadnt changed the heads for 2 years and it showed..! I wont be doing that again. I was tempted to go for a generic set of heads, but was worried that they werent of the right quality. These heads are a bit fiddly to fit and need a bit of working out when doing it for the first time!


Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi
Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Next-Gen Built-in Light, Wi-Fi

5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Paperwhite, 28 April 2014
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Yup, this is the Kindle I have been waiting for, absolutely brilliant at all times, especially at night, reading without lights in bed is a complete luxury for all. Easy as pie to download books and I have found loads of older free books and Kindle daily deals for books at offer prices around £1 so what is there not to like. Good battery life, appears robust, shame that Amazon charges for the charger, but pleased to get the Kindle at the offer price of £99 which is what I said to myself is the correct price to pay for this simple device. Some of the touch controls are a little sensitive sometimes and could be simpler to use. I also have a normal Kobo and the whole user experience is much better with Amazon in my view.


SoundWave SW100 Rechargable Portable Bluetooth Speaker
SoundWave SW100 Rechargable Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Offered by FoneM8store
Price: £29.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Soundwave SW100 Rechargeable Portable Bluetooth Speaker, 28 April 2014
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Excellent product, amazing sound quality, especially for the circa £20 price, before buying Bose, Sonos or similar try this first! Probably will buy another. It was a bit fiddly to set up, and from what I can see it only seems to pair with one device at a time, that may not be the case, but I cant quite sort it out and if anyone finds how to pair with multiple devices could they please tell me how!


Another Earth [DVD]
Another Earth [DVD]
Dvd ~ William Mapother
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £4.05

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Earth, 28 April 2014
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DVD arrived in good time, well packaged and in good condition- as described. Film is excellent, great study of two people and amazingly young director, wish she would do more like this...!


WMA Fashion Retro Style Gorgeous Blue Eyes Peacock Long Feather Necklace Party
WMA Fashion Retro Style Gorgeous Blue Eyes Peacock Long Feather Necklace Party

5.0 out of 5 stars Blue Eyes Peacock Long Feather Necklace, 28 April 2014
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Great product, delivered quickly and a great price. This is a lovely item, and it appears to be a real peacock feather and a thing of beauty.


Duracell Procell AA Alkaline Battery (Pack of 10)
Duracell Procell AA Alkaline Battery (Pack of 10)
Offered by UK Home & Garden Store Ltd
Price: £4.15

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Duracell Procell AA Alkaline Battery (Pack of 10), 5 April 2014
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Arrived very quickly indeed, well packaged and everything is as described. If the batteries are as reviewed, and as good as the "normal" Duracell batteries then I will be ordering more from the same place!!


GARAGE DOOR REMOTE CONTROL KIT
GARAGE DOOR REMOTE CONTROL KIT

4.0 out of 5 stars Garage Door remote control unit, 23 Mar. 2014
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Product arrived very quickly, and well packaged. A real shame that there wasnt even a simple diagram of how to set the unit up. I understand about the You Tube video, but realistically a piece of paper is clearly quicker and more efficient, even a wiring diagram would have been useful. Secondly, it would have been excellent to have bared the wires for attachment to the terminals, OR even better, attached the wires to the terminals and attached ring connectors at the ends to be connected to the terminals on the garage door unit. Thirdly, it is not stated that you have to unscrew the 4 screws holding the unit together to connect the terminals, and that the screwdriver needs to be a watch sized Philips headed and quite a tough item as the screws were put in tight, I wouldnt like to have burred one of the screws over getting it unscrewed. Fourthly, although the video says that both buttons on each remote work after programming, only one button on each does (not a problem in practice though). Overall, a good product that works well. I would have paid another pound or two for the things above to have been sorted out in advance...


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