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Bailey 5431 Universal Drain Rod Set in Carry Bag (3 Pieces)
Bailey 5431 Universal Drain Rod Set in Carry Bag (3 Pieces)
Price: £30.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 May 2016
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Did exactly what I wanted it to do. But always screw if clockwise- especially on retrieving.


The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance
Price: £4.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Great idea, but......., 13 Jan. 2016
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I had been lead to believe this was a 'must read', but by half way I had almost given up. Then the section on the 1930's rescued it.
This book is a family history told through objects and materials, with name dropping thrown in. The main characters remain quite two-dimensional, though their history is varied and should be more interesting.
The problem lies in the disjointed writing style and poor editing. For example in one paragraph, the first sentence tells us there are to be two paintings of 'mother' and 'aunt', but the next says they are of the daughters, with no explanation. I often had to read a sentence twice, then resorted to fast reading.
Once I forgot the style, the section on the Anschluss was very moving and informative. As for the netsuke and the hare, they were only light cement to bond the story together - their prehistory was rarely mentioned and so much more could have been made of them.
I'm glad I read it all, but it could have been so much more satisfying with a heavy edit.


Lamentation (The Shardlake Series Book 6)
Lamentation (The Shardlake Series Book 6)
Price: £3.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Best one?, 18 Dec. 2015
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Of all the Shardlake books, this one I enjoyed the most. The insights into Tudor life add so much interest to a good story. The history notes at the end make fascinating reading as well. It must have been difficult to live in Henry VIII's time!


TRIDONIC PC1/26/32/42w TCT Pro Ballast (Tridonic 22176408)
TRIDONIC PC1/26/32/42w TCT Pro Ballast (Tridonic 22176408)
Offered by Dependable Trading LTD
Price: £12.87

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 2 Dec. 2015
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Did the job required!


Panasonic KX-TGH223 Digital Cordless Phone with Colour LCD (Pack of 3)
Panasonic KX-TGH223 Digital Cordless Phone with Colour LCD (Pack of 3)
Offered by eZee Trade
Price: £62.98

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4.0 out of 5 stars Good value so far., 20 Sept. 2015
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So far so good! The button instructions are not quite as obvious as on our previous system, but good once you get to know them.


Wavin OSMA Pack of 2 4T816 WHITE Replacement gutter flexiclips for 100mm / 4" square guttering
Wavin OSMA Pack of 2 4T816 WHITE Replacement gutter flexiclips for 100mm / 4" square guttering
Offered by EEZY Plumbing
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Did the job!, 20 Sept. 2015
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Did the job!


Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: 50 Things You Need To Know About British Elections
Sex, Lies and the Ballot Box: 50 Things You Need To Know About British Elections
Price: £7.47

4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 27 Aug. 2015
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This a great read and dispels many preconceived notions. There were chapters when I wanted more details, but the introduction does say that the authors were limited in words, and there are plenty of references for further reading.


Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell Trilogy Book 1)
Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell Trilogy Book 1)
Price: £3.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Parsons egg book, 25 Jun. 2015
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Much of the plot is interesting, and the characterisations are believable. However the writing style is varied - especially the often ambiguous use of 'he'; and direct and indirect speech being used side by side.


Kyocera TK 580K - Toner cartridge - 1 x black - 3500 pages
Kyocera TK 580K - Toner cartridge - 1 x black - 3500 pages
Price: £40.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Jun. 2015
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Just as hoped for


Sovereign (The Shardlake Series Book 3)
Sovereign (The Shardlake Series Book 3)
Price: £5.22

4.0 out of 5 stars Realistic History, 28 Mar. 2015
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A good story with realistic historical background. one suspects it was more like this than text book histories tell. The conclusion and background stories also ring true, though perhaps the final fight does not. I look forward to the sequel.


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