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Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike Book 3)
Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike Book 3)
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars This series just gets better and better although it also gets bloodier and more ..., 4 Mar. 2016
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This series just gets better and better although it also gets bloodier and more violent. This episode is full of so many (mostly detached) body parts that it could have supplied an entire series of Silent Witness although the sheer quantity of gore certainly has the effect of raising the readers feeling of menace and, perhaps, thrill. The sugary relationship between Strike and his beautiful assistant is well handled and provides a fine contrast with the thoroughly unpleasant "baddies" that Galbraith dreams up.
Only 4 stars as I guessed the main perpetrator long before the end but I would still recommend this book to anyone with a strong stomach.


All the Light We Cannot See
All the Light We Cannot See
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A very special book, 4 Mar. 2016
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This is a wonderful book about events during WW2 and the effects that they had on the main characters. It is written with a beautiful light, descriptive touch that draws the reader right into the soul of whichever character is being described. The book has a potentially complex structure in that all the chapters are very short and are about just one of the characters in isolation; this is further complicated by a seemingly random chronology that moves backwards and forwards in time as the book progresses. This is so sensitively handled, however, that it raises the anticipation of the inevitable coming together towards the end and the reader never feels lost in time. I would recommend this book to anybody, young or old, male or female, etc etc and I would be confident that it would move them as much as it moved me.


Cvlife 1000 Lumens CREE XM-L T6 LED Zoom Lamp Light Zoomable Flashlight Torch With Free 2200mAh 18650 battery and charger
Cvlife 1000 Lumens CREE XM-L T6 LED Zoom Lamp Light Zoomable Flashlight Torch With Free 2200mAh 18650 battery and charger
Offered by cvlife-uk
Price: £23.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dodgy, but good if it works, 25 Nov. 2014
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This is a very impressive torch if it stays together. Unfortunately the torch I have received is clearly one that has been returned broken and has been sent straight out again. No packing in the box, no instructions, something with loose wires sticking out of it which I binned. I kept it because it is cheap and it appears to work. So I now have a working torch that has charged perfectly (you need to take the wrapping off the battery which was pre-installed, I suspect, by previous owner) and which puts out a tremendous amount of light into my large dark garden. There is now no hiding place for my sneaky black dog when I put her out late at night and I am content. It would have been 5 stars if it had been new!!


The Pagan Lord (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 7) (The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories)
The Pagan Lord (The Last Kingdom Series, Book 7) (The Warrior Chronicles/Saxon Stories)
Price: £6.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Getting tired?, 11 Nov. 2013
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I am not quite sure about this. It has been a fabulous series but I wonder if the authors heart has gone out of the story. The book seemed very short and contained only one of Uhtred's famous battle scenes, nor did the book really seem to move the reader further along the story "road". I feel the series is going to continue, albeit with slightly different characters, and I will buy the next one but, if it is as insipid as this offering, the next one will be my last.


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

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Big improvement, 11 Nov. 2013
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My biggest issue with Kindle to date has been the impracticality of fitting enough words onto a page to make it "feel" like a book. I have found myself constantly turning the pages and it just didn't feel or look right. This screen is so much sharper, however, that you can reduce the size of the print so that you get more onto the same size page. Now you can have more paragraphs and indents etc on the page and the whole thing just feels a whole lot better. Well done Amazon. Now we just need one that has two screens hinged in the middle so that it opens and shuts like a book; any chance of that as well??


ECCO Shoes Men's Remote Bison/Cocoa Brown Lace Up 52106457600 10.5 UK
ECCO Shoes Men's Remote Bison/Cocoa Brown Lace Up 52106457600 10.5 UK
Offered by Shoes International

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Yukky colour, 15 Oct. 2013
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Wonderfully comfortable - they fit like slippers but you walk on air. OK for gardens and pavements but wouldn't survive long across country. Colour is revolting and badly needs several coats of dark Tan polish


Ecco Chiltern 1944 Gore-Tex Shoe Bison 10.5 UK
Ecco Chiltern 1944 Gore-Tex Shoe Bison 10.5 UK
Offered by Shoes To Choose Ltd
Price: £143.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Expensive but well worth it, 15 Oct. 2013
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These are brilliant shoes for "outside" people. Extremely comfortable, warm, totally waterproof and very practical. I have been buying these and their predecessors for years and wear them every day for work - love them!


The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike Book 1)
The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike Book 1)
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great start, 5 Aug. 2013
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Detective stories are not really my favourite genre but I bought this after all the coverage of JK being the author. I loved the way that she developed the characters so fully; Strike is a great lead character who could, should the will be there, carry on into a much longer series and his faithful companion, behaving like a spaniel puppy, could also run and run. It is a very successful combination. Well done, JK, for demonstrating that you are far from a one trick pony.


Sword and Scimitar
Sword and Scimitar
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Wasted opportunity, 5 July 2013
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The Turkish siege of Malta and the astonishing fortitude of the Christian defenders is one of the great moments of European history. I had high hopes that Scarrow would produce a wonderful historical novel given the rich tapestry that he had to work with. Sadly he has come up with an implausible story line that would have been rejected even by Mills and Boon and this whole effort falls flat on its face. Yes, he has made a reasonable job of describing the thread of the battle and one or two of his fighting scenes are suitably bloody, but the absurd plot is always lingering in the background and troubling the mind of the reader. Don't bother.


Bailout Over Normandy: A Flyboy's Adventures with the French Resistance and Other Escapades in Occupied France
Bailout Over Normandy: A Flyboy's Adventures with the French Resistance and Other Escapades in Occupied France
Price: £11.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Flyboy, fly!, 5 July 2013
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This is one of the most original books ever written about war in that it focusses almost entirely on the characters around the author whilst using the war mainly as a backdrop. Told in the mid-west vernacular of the time, this book is sharply observed and descriptively written with wit and humour on every page, yet it never loses the tension of the moment. I was tempted to give it a five for its sheer originality - enjoy!!


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