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Western Digital My Passport Essential 750GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive - Black
Western Digital My Passport Essential 750GB USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive - Black
Offered by Bipra Summer Deals
Price: 45.99

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Agree...has issues!, 17 Oct 2009
Bought this drive as it was the biggest capacity available without a mains lead, intending to back up lots of files from various PC's.

Agree with the previous reviewer in that:

1. The non standard USB lead is irritating - if it gets lost then none of my other leads bought with previous WD drives will work.

2. The drive does definitely want to run as a back up drive and the non-removeable software is intrusive.

3. It crashed and would not work with some of my (presume older) PC's, insisting on installing a version of the .NET framework, which would not then install and caused blue-screen crashes. Hardly convenient on a simple drive bought to make back up easy.

Regret buying this one - posting review so others can be aware.


The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini
Edition: Audio CD
Price: 11.89

14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite Brilliant..., 11 Jan 2006
This review is from: The Kite Runner (Audio CD)
I bought this audiobook having heard a little about The Kite Runner and knowing it was a popular book but not much more. In the end 5 CD's passed all too quickly; this is a superb book and you will not regret buying it. One point, the authors american/afghan accent takes quite some getting used to, I almost called it a day 10 minutes in but but bear with it and by the end of the first CD my ears were tuned in. In the end, this is quite brilliant and one of the best told stories I have heard.


Back Home: England and the 1970 World Cup
Back Home: England and the 1970 World Cup
by Jeff Dawson
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Football and Social History, 2 Mar 2002
I was only four when the 1970 world cup was played. Since then I've developed an interest in the memorabilia of old world cups and collect and deal in it. And that's the problem with memorabilia, it can be rather one dimensional and it's easy for forget the colour and drama of World Cup events in Mexico 32 years ago.
"Back Home" brings the 1970 tournament to life, although pieced together after-the-event from reportage and research, the match descriptions are dramatic and vivid (especially England -v- Brazil) and the story of England's world cup defence, eventually doomed, is lifted by the wonderful story of Pele and Brazil winning the cup. Interlaced with this is the story of Bobby Moore and the infamous "Bogota Bracelet" and an astute link to what was going on Back-Home in Britain whilst the first ever world cup to be televised in colour was going on. Highly recommended and fun reading.


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