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niceeshop(TM) 1GB Thumb Stick Swivel Design USB 2.0 Flash Memory Drive,Blue
niceeshop(TM) 1GB Thumb Stick Swivel Design USB 2.0 Flash Memory Drive,Blue
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Price: 2.59

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars satisfactory, 18 May 2014
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Only disappointment was the fact that they had to be dispatched from China, which meant a long wait. Possibly my own fault for not reading the small print enough, but disappointing, all the same


The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books
The Unexpected Professor: An Oxford Life in Books
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The unexpected professor, 26 April 2014
Don't trust the critics. A recent review in the Sunday Times, completely misses the point.This a book is a delight


Panasonic DMR-BWT720EB Freeview+HD Blu-Ray Disc Recorder, with 1Tb HDD & Twin HD Terrestrial Tuner
Panasonic DMR-BWT720EB Freeview+HD Blu-Ray Disc Recorder, with 1Tb HDD & Twin HD Terrestrial Tuner

5.0 out of 5 stars Help please anyone with an annoying feature, 2 Feb 2014
This is a great machine, but with, to me, one annoying fault. A 'reminder' of a programme, which is just about to start recording, comimng up on the TV. In the nature of the timing this usually comes up during the last minute or so of the programme being watched, in what, in a play or film, can be a crucial part of the programme. A further annoyance is that it doesn't always do this. There seems to be no consistancy for this. Does anyone know how to turn this off. Help much appreciated.
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Tunes, Tours and Travelitis
Tunes, Tours and Travelitis
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The story of one of the best bands in the early days of the British jazz revival in the 1950s and beyond, 17 Dec 2013
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This is an Interesting and fascinating book on the days of a great British band and its members, written by one who was there. Highly recommended.


Five Red Herrings (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)
Five Red Herrings (A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery)
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2.0 out of 5 stars arrogant writing, 12 Oct 2013
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I’m aware of Sayer’s reputation and thoroughly enjoyed the first two books of hers I read. Five Tailors and Gaudy Night, but I lost patience with this book after a few chapters and gave it up. I found the attempt to render the speech in a Scots accent extremely irritating. A good author knows that the inclusion of the odd dialect word – ‘canna’, or ‘wee’ – is sufficient to convey to a reader the person is speaking with an accent, plus, more importantly. their speech pattern. I also found her comment on Lord Peter’s unsuccessful search for the missing piece of evidence: ‘(Here Lord Peter Wimsey told the sergeant told the sergeant what he was to look for and why, but as the intelligent reader will readily supply these details for himself, they are omitted from this page) rather arrogant. I know that she herself stated that she wrote for the intelligent and discerning reader - again rather arrogant and condescending – but the duty of an author is to tell a story. If I want to do a puzzle, I’ll do a crossword. A disappointment, I’m afraid.


No Empty Chairs: The Short and Heroic Lives of the Young Aviators Who Fought and Died in the First World War
No Empty Chairs: The Short and Heroic Lives of the Young Aviators Who Fought and Died in the First World War
by Ian Mackersey
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 15.77

11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Empty Chairs, 29 May 2012
Ian Mackersey is a documentary film maker and an aviation writer of repute, whose books include the acclaimed biographies of the pioneer aviator Jean Batten, the great record breaking Australian pilot, Charles Kingsford Smith, and the Wright brothers. No Empty Chairs is his first book to deal with the aviators of the First World War and is a rare book, in that it is of interest not only to the general reader without a specialised knowledge of the subject, but also to those people who have studied the Great War and the part played in that conflict by the Royal Flying Corps, later the Royal Air Force.
The book is divided into thirty-one chapters, covering such diverse subjects as the proliferation of public schoolboys as commissioned pilots; flying training; the Fokker scourge; the raids by both Zeppelins and aircraft on Britain; Bloody April; the Bishop controversy; the death of Richthofen; the role played by Trenchard, etc.
Each chapter deals with an aspect of the RFC and RAF, from the early days to the end of the war, but collectively gives an excellent overall picture of the development of the RFC and RAF, putting the air war in context with the fighting on the ground, detailing the part played by the British air services in each of the main battles.
In the literature of the air war, the essential and all-important work of the two-seater crews of the reconnaissance and artillery spotting aeroplanes is all too often overshadowed by the more colourful, and wrongly perceived, glamour of the part played by the fighter pilots. The author has corrected this and has successfully detailed the part played by both.
The main thrust of the book, however, the personal side of the war by those who fought, is brought vividly to life with the quotation of many letters and diaries of the pilots, observers, and - unusually - those unsung heroes, the ground crew. These personal, and often intensely moving accounts, vividly bring home how the strain of daily flying and fighting in the air took a incredible toll on the physical and mental health of the combatants, resulting in shattered nerves, and often complete nervous breakdowns: conditions which were met with scant sympathy and little understanding by the high command. The author returns to this theme throughout the book and for me this is a slight flaw, in that it tends to give the impression that all aircrew suffered in this respect. The other side of the picture, of those pilots and observers who, despite their fears, and frequent nightmares of being shot down in flames - every fliers dread - successfully contained them and avoided the extremes, is not mentioned.
The book also paints a shocking picture of the incompetence, even stupidity, of the hierarchy of the RFC, many of whom were not pilots nor had any knowledge of aviation. One chapter, entitled The Instructors Who Stuttered, relates how pilots, whose nerves were completely shattered by war flying, were allocated as flying instructors, as a `rest' from combat flying. Many of these `instructors' were completely unfit to teach, regarding their pupils as being as dangerous as their erstwhile opponents on the Western Front, and their disinterest led to just over two thirds of trainee pilots losing their lives in flying accidents - a shocking statistic. Other chapters detail how the rigid class system of the day, with a recruitment selection favouring the public schoolboy, led to a waste of potential talent, and how the high casualty rate later necessitated a relaxation of the officers and gentlemen only rule for commissioned rank.
No Empty Chairs is a fine, thought provoking book. Recommended without reservation


Fall of Eagles: Airmen of World War One
Fall of Eagles: Airmen of World War One
by Alex Revell
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 18.25

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sub title of Fall of Eagles., 3 Aug 2011
Please note that the sub-title shown is not correct. It was corrected to 'Airmen of World War One'. FOE is the story of the last flight/fights of WW1 airmen, famous and not so famous, mainly told in their own words. Hope buyers find it enjoyable.
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British Aviation: Adventuring Years, 1920-29
British Aviation: Adventuring Years, 1920-29
by Harald Penrose
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars History of British aviation, 8 Jan 2010
This excellent book and the others in the series by Penrose are essential reading for any interested in the history of aviation in the UK. All are highly recommended.


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