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BLACK WALLET LEATHER CASE COVER FOR NEW SONY XPERIA J ST26I + SCREEN PROTECTOR
BLACK WALLET LEATHER CASE COVER FOR NEW SONY XPERIA J ST26I + SCREEN PROTECTOR

1.0 out of 5 stars Not fit for purpose, 25 May 2013
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Cannot charge the phone whilst in case as access to charging socket impeded - charge plug won't stay in place. Similar problem with on/off switch and volume control.
Crease in the leather down the spine distorted case.


Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans
Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans
by Brian Fagan
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read with some reservations, 21 April 2013
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Brian Fagan is consistently entertaining and informative even though for some of his conclusions/speculations there is little hard evidence. I am reading his book on my Kindle currently but have now ordered a print copy. My reason is that the many diagrams in Fagan's text are too small on the Kindle to be of much use or even readable without a magnifier. Also the author often references diagrams/illustrations located some pages away - back or forward - which can be irritating on the Kindle.
For speed of reading the text, I would still opt for the Kindle version saving some £19 on the print copy but for serious study the print copy would be essential. As the Kindle version is under £2, buying both is a viable alternative.
As other reviewers have indicated, however, for serious study it is essential to read around the subject in some of the many recent texts available so as to be able to separate the speculations from the hard facts or reliable theories. One could do worse, indeed, than read the other reviews of this book on Amazon as a starting point for that study.


And Another Thing ...: Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three (Hitchhikers Guide 6)
And Another Thing ...: Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Part Six of Three (Hitchhikers Guide 6)
by Eoin Colfer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unfortunately a miss, 29 Jan. 2013
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Having read the "trilogy" a number of times I was doubtful that Colfer could provide a "must read" addition. Well I have just finished "And Another Thing" and find my doubts justified. A lot of the alleged humour is pretty infantile and the plot/plots unengaging. I guess that in the later volumes of Adams it was inevitable that the content and style should lose some of its novelty. And unfortunately Colfer has continued this trend. Whilst the trilogy will stay on my bookshelf and be read again and again Colfer will only be there for completeness and I doubt that it will get a frequent airing.


Mikki Training Deluxe Treat Bag
Mikki Training Deluxe Treat Bag
Price: £6.99

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solves my problem quite well, 6 Mar. 2012
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I have been using this treats bag for some weeks now and am generally quite pleased with it. With previous bags which hung around the neck, I found it difficult to get at the treats quickly and easily. The Mikki as a belt bag is much better with access to treats, one handed, made easy by snap hinges which hold the bag open when required. The size is just about right for carrying at ones waist. The inner pouch attached with 4 press studs to the outer is easily removed for washing. However, the press studs do come apart very easily, especially when opening the outer bag, and is more an irritation than a major fault. The pouch holds quite a large quantity of treats and in it, for my cocker spaniel, I tend to keep several days supply of dry ones. The net pocket on the front of the bag is useful for maybe holding a tissue but for little else. The only other pocket is the main one with hinges and into which the pouch is attached. I guess it could be used to hold other things beside the pouch but not with very simple access. The belt is easily adjusted to your size and clips together quickly. The material of bag and belt seems quite hard-wearing. Overall a very useful product. Maybe extra press studs (or velcro?) to secure the inner pouch to the outer would be an improvement.

Since posting this review I have found that the snap hinges are showing some signs of wear. They only work in one direction and if you attempt the opposite direction it places some stress on them. But also the material covering the hinges is showing signs of wear at each end with holes starting.


The Book Seat - Book Holder  Colour: Shiraz Red
The Book Seat - Book Holder Colour: Shiraz Red
Offered by Gilt Edged Promotions Ltd
Price: £24.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solves my book reading problem., 6 Mar. 2012
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Excellent item, well made, very light so no noticeable weight when reading in bed. Holds hard and soft cover books easily and books of varying sizes and thicknesses. None of my books has presented it with any problem even large ones of A4 + . The perspex, attached with an elasticated cord to the seat, very effectively holds the book open. You do need a little care when turning the page to avoid snagging on the cord. I have not yet experimented with using the small pocket on the back of the seat to "hold your favourite chocolate bar" but I'm sure it would be perfect. My only criticism would be that the Book Seat is quite expensive.


Complete Spiritual Doctrine of St. Therese of Lisieux
Complete Spiritual Doctrine of St. Therese of Lisieux
by Francois Jamart
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.87

5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading and studying, 9 Feb. 2012
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This is an excellent study of St. Therese which goes well beyond the normal biographies. It is not difficult to read or understand but can be a basis for careful and thoughtful study (and practice) of Therese's "Little Way". There are a few oddities of translation but none of any real significance. It repays being used in conjunction with Therese's own works notably, of course, "Story of a Soul". My copy of this book is falling apart with use and maybe the new paperbacks will be a bit more robust. Warmly recommended.


If It Wasn't For That Dog!
If It Wasn't For That Dog!
by Michael Forester
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars If it wasn't for that dog - brilliant, 21 May 2010
A brilliant book full of wit and charm. It is one that is hard to put down and it is great to know that the proceeds go to help Hearing Dogs with their important work. My only minor criticism is that it would have repaid more careful proof reading.


Made in Great Britain
Made in Great Britain
by Aiden Byrne
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Curates Egg, 7 April 2009
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This review is from: Made in Great Britain (Hardcover)
Nicely produced book. The recipes, however, often ask for ingredients difficult to find outside of London or, in a few cases, have names difficult to interpret (not even in Larousse Gastronomique).
The methods tend to expect some culinary skill but are within the competence of most amateur cooks.
So, good in parts - useful if not essential on the kitchen bookshelf.


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