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Replacement Plastic Credit Card Purse / Wallet Insert Sleeves (1 x 10 Card Portrait)
Replacement Plastic Credit Card Purse / Wallet Insert Sleeves (1 x 10 Card Portrait)
Offered by Just4ugifts
Price: £3.20

1.0 out of 5 stars Useless, Fiddly and Frustrating to use, 7 Nov. 2015
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This is made from a thicker version of Clingfilm/Gladwrap - so when you take your card out, it seals tightly shut immediately and so makes it incredibly fiddly to put the card back in. Honestly, it's really frustrating and useless.


Bluebeard
Bluebeard
by Kurt Vonnegut
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Moving, Funny and Endlessly Re-readable., 19 Jun. 2015
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This review is from: Bluebeard (Mass Market Paperback)
The best novel about Art, women and pretty much everything else important I have ever read. Can't understand why it isn't hailed as one of his best but who cares?


SnuggleSafe Micro Fibre Dog Pet Towel, Big
SnuggleSafe Micro Fibre Dog Pet Towel, Big
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good, 19 Jun. 2015
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Seems to work very effectively, doesn't need washing all that often either.


David Starkey's Monarchy - Series 1-3 [DVD]
David Starkey's Monarchy - Series 1-3 [DVD]
Price: £14.00

2 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The racist elephant in the room., 19 Jun. 2015
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I'm sure it's very informative, but I find it hard to get past the fact that he's shown himself to be a racist bigot and mysoginist. I shall look for my definitive history elsewhere.
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Henweit New 52mm Snap on Front Lens Cap For Panasonic Lumix DMC GF1 GF2 GF3 G1 G2 G3
Henweit New 52mm Snap on Front Lens Cap For Panasonic Lumix DMC GF1 GF2 GF3 G1 G2 G3
Offered by BestDeal-UK
Price: £2.19

5.0 out of 5 stars HALLELUJAH!, 19 Jun. 2015
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IT WORKS! More solid and secure than the Panasonic one that was always pinging off at the slightest opportunity, plus the all-important bit of string, which again Panasonic lacked.


KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (1985) [IMPORT]
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (1985) [IMPORT]

0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: NO SUPERHERO'S IN THIS!!!, 28 Mar. 2015
i thought this sounded like a cool superhero movie. trust me, its not!!!!
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Gerhard Richter Painting [DVD]
Gerhard Richter Painting [DVD]
Dvd ~ Corrina Belz
Price: £10.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More exciting than Die Hard., 28 Nov. 2014
No, really. Less predictable too.

Outstanding work both by him and the film-maker (well done to her for persisting in the face of his obvious doubts about being filmed). A real insight into the creation of his works, full of tension and jaw-dropping moments of beauty being revealed with yet another swipe of the squeegee.

He doesn't talk a lot of bulls*** either, "painting is a different language" he says at one point, and he's fluent enough in it not to try and dress his work up in Artist Statement rubbish.

(If you find the subtitles hard to read, stop watching it on your silly little device, try a decent-size TV for heaven's sake)


Francis Ford Coppola: A Film-maker's Life
Francis Ford Coppola: A Film-maker's Life
by Michael Schumacher
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars As the blurb says: 'The Best Available Biography" with a big BUT...., 15 April 2014
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The tagline on the front cover seems like damning-with-faint-praise and maybe that's true, it feels as though the Man Himself or any of his family were the only ones Schumacher didn't get to interview for it. Perhaps Coppola has an autobiography in mind for the future?

But anyway, for an insight into the arc of Coppola's career and personality this seems to be a fine read. The best stuff comes with the best films, or at least the biggest ones: The Godfathers and Apocalypse Now are covered in fine and page-turning detail and you come out feeling for the man and the struggles he went through to get the films made. The subsequent decline in fortunes is also well-covered, but the author is faced with the problems of keeping it interesting when Coppola descends into being just a jobbing director towards the end of the book.

My biggest problem is the inclusion of detailed plot synopsis of each film, instead of any kind of analysis - these artist biographies usually make me want to go and re-watch their films, and indeed I did catch up on his early films I'd missed as a result, BUT I had to learn to WATCH OUT FOR THOSE PARAGRAPHS WHERE THE WHOLE FILM PLOT IS REPRODUCED.


Sony DVP-SR170 Multi-Region DVD Player
Sony DVP-SR170 Multi-Region DVD Player

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly Fine for playing Region 1 and 2 DVDs, 15 April 2014
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I'm not sure why some reviewers are saying it doesn't play Region 1 DVDs or needs hacking in order to do so: I just switched it on, inserted my Canadian documentary about Stan Brakhage and away we went! Then I tried a Region 2 DVD and that was perfectly OK as well.

The best thing for me about this, apart from the price is that it has no front display/blinking lights/numbers - so you can get as close to a Cinema environment as I've had with a DVD player. Picture quality and stability seem fine, build quality is very good. Yes, it does have a short mains lead, but hey....


An Indian Calling
An Indian Calling
by Mick Sheridan
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - funny and honest, 8 Oct. 2013
This review is from: An Indian Calling (Paperback)
I really enjoyed this book, the chaos and confusion that goes with the beauty of India of course makes for plenty of comic material, but what sets this apart from the usual, light-hearted "Fish Out Of Water", travelogue is the authors conscience & honesty - he's not afraid to admit that he's short-tempered, occasionally intolerant and somewhat set in his ways, but this makes for excellent reading especially in his quest for the "right" sort of car and a bespoke suit, as if Indian tailors are expected to know what a Mod cut is.

The author's long-suffering partner Julie quietly emerges as a real trooper too - all in all a book full of honesty, laugh-out-loud turns of phrase & genuine enthusiasm for India, its flora, fauna and its people.

It made me want to go to Goa - maybe not the 'party' bits, but the surroundings sound fantastic.


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