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The Story and Its Writer: an Introduction to Short Fiction
The Story and Its Writer: an Introduction to Short Fiction
by Ann Charters
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Treasure., 1 May 2015
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This book ought to be a standard text for Creative Writers. It has been revised several times, but the informed literary criticism, by critics whose specialism is, for example feminism, is genuinely helpful. No nascent burn-one's-bra, drivel! The stories are easy to read, though some stories convey a distancing, from the familiar contexts each reader, brings to it. But that is no disadvantage. It contains good works, by writers I'd never even heard of. So it's been a source to me of unique, otherwise inaccessible short stories, which are all worthy of inclusion. It also conveys a vibrant interest, in the U.S. in this so-of-our-time, short-story, genre! A uniquely worthwhile, and refreshing anthology. Stimulates interest, innately!


LENOGE® 9-CELL New Replacement Laptop Battery for Toshiba Satellite A200 A300 A350 A500 L200 L300 L400 L500 M200 Pro A200 A300 L450 L500 series L201 L202 L203 L205 L300-01R L300-03C L300-065 L300-07N L300-07P PA3534U-1BAS PA3534U-1BRS PA3533U-1BRS
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Offered by EPC (UK) GRP LTD
Price: £12.73

5.0 out of 5 stars excellent value. A couple of years ago, 11 July 2014
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This battery replaces, the O/E one on my Toshiba Satellite A200 Laptop, which is about 7 years old. It converts the 5-10 minutes duration of the O/E battery, to between 2.1/2-3.1/2 hours charge duration. It is, however I think, important, that one sticks to their instructions, regarding charge-formatting, 8 hours repeatedly, with the laptop switched-off, and and, before charging, reset to the lowest power-settings, on your laptop. When the 8-hours charging, are accomplished, have the laptop disconnected from the charger, throughout your 2.1/2 -.3.1/2 hours, laptop operation, (depending on what demands your usage imposes, on the battery.)
It is, excellent value. A couple of years ago, I had reason to source, or get a quote, for a friend'ś 17"Toshiba, that was newer than mine, and was quoted about £40, to replace the O/E battery. It turned-out the friend's charger had failed, as was left, plugged-in, on-charge, permanently! In summary, a genuine performance enhancement, at a relatively bargain-price! Buy a new laptop? Nah! Give Old Faithful, a transplant!


Raleigh RAT358 Low Stack Headset - Black, 26.4mmx400mm
Raleigh RAT358 Low Stack Headset - Black, 26.4mmx400mm
Price: £21.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Amazon page for this item is useless., 26 Feb. 2014
The dimensions it give are 26.4m/m and 400m/m! What a cyclist looking for a low-stack headset wants, is the upper and lower, vertical dimensions, of the upper bearing, and the lower bearing, respectively, as he is trying to accommodate, a sawn-off strm into a frame stem tube, where there in minimal space to fix the aheadset, and the bearings. Also the type of bearings within, sealed or not, cartridge or not. I hope this helps, as pricewise it is competitive.


Large Print Pew Bible-NASB
Large Print Pew Bible-NASB
by Foundation Publ
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.53

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 21st C. text., 19 Jan. 2014
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It is a larger print, 21st C. American translation of the Old and New Testaments.Gold print on the spine, hardback, the best text-paper. An Anglican or Evangelical Edition, missing Maccabees 1 and 2, but that is a point of non-concurrence with Catholic Editions, like St. Joseph's (the best, I think, American Text), Douai-Rheims, New Jerusalem. It is eminently readable, however. This uses italics to indicate words that are omitted in the oldest texts they have used as referents, but which, in English, are implicit to the meaning. A remarkably good-value text, as it addresses the main reader's problem, with old eyes, that one does not sustain reading, with texts written as if there was a paper-shortage, like after WW2, here! Tiny print! Well capable of many hundreds of readings!


Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers (Routledge Key Guides)
Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers (Routledge Key Guides)
by G.R. Evans
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Was a gift., 2 July 2013
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The recipient regards this as one of his most concisely written books. Looks godd at a cursory examination. Not Copleston, but a good intro. Rob.


Concise Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary of Current Usage
Concise Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary of Current Usage
by S. Khulusi
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Wrong choice., 2 July 2013
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The print is miniscule, if you are familiar with Roman alphabet, totally inadequate. If your eyes are not new, hopeless! Rob.


Bahco 2449 SB-2449 Curved Blade Wrecking Knife
Bahco 2449 SB-2449 Curved Blade Wrecking Knife
Price: £16.46

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard Steel, 2 July 2013
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Comes as best steel for the function it has, holds it's edge, superbly. Comfortable handgrip, too. Colour flash, on handle helps locate it, if it has been put down, at a campsite, at dusk. Rob.


Clarks 203mm Round Disc Brake Bicycle Cycling Bike Rotor Size: 203mm
Clarks 203mm Round Disc Brake Bicycle Cycling Bike Rotor Size: 203mm
Offered by WoollyHatShop
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Looks Good! Stops Better!, 2 July 2013
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Cheap, Reliable, Saves you, when a dork turns left, in front of you, without signalling! As one did at Fallowfield lights, an hour ago! Rob


Upgrading and Repairing PCs (Upgrading & Repairing PC's (W/DVD))
Upgrading and Repairing PCs (Upgrading & Repairing PC's (W/DVD))
by Scott Mueller
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.59

5.0 out of 5 stars The Oracle!, 2 July 2013
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This volume, and it is almost 100 pages, is the Oracle, for pc laymen, like me. It explains in terms that I can understand, the "old" systems, the compatability of components like graphics cards, even what the slots, and adaptations, for updated components, are! The newest systems are, of course, included. This Edition is issued in Spring, this year! What more could you ask? Rob


The Practical Guide to Man-powered Weapons and Ammunition: Experiments with Catapults, Musketballs, Stonebows, Blowpipes, Big Airguns, and Bulletbows (Practical Guide)
The Practical Guide to Man-powered Weapons and Ammunition: Experiments with Catapults, Musketballs, Stonebows, Blowpipes, Big Airguns, and Bulletbows (Practical Guide)
by Richard Middleton
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Impro Projection, 28 Jan. 2013
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A great series of accounts of unconventional contrivances from catapults to home-made air weapons. Rich with warnings about experimentation, crossbows and Compressed Air, but with a marvellously accessible account, almost as asides, that explain projectile mechanics and even how a English Longbow, in wood, Yew, works! A unique work.


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