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Little House on the Prairie
Little House on the Prairie
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still Magic, 17 April 2012
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I gave this, with the next book in the series, to my niece who is 7 and she loves it. So did my sons at a similar age, so buy with confidence - it is one of those "classic" books that justifies the label.


On the Banks of Plum Creek
On the Banks of Plum Creek
by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still magic, 17 April 2012
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I gave this, with the next book in the series, to my niece who is 7 and she loves it. So did my sons at a similar age, so buy with confidence - it is one of those "classic" books that justifies the label.


God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science
God's Philosophers: How the Medieval World Laid the Foundations of Modern Science
by James Hannam
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.79

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finds light in the Dark Ages, 14 July 2011
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An interesting and illuminating book. It is a well written and fairly comprehensive survey of the development of philosophical thought as it relates to nature (which then became natural philosophy before eventually becoming science). I wasn't convinced that the author made a very good case for saying that the Dark Ages weren't as dark as they're made out to be by others, but he draws our attention to the beacons of light that were there.


Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum 16)
Sizzling Sixteen (Stephanie Plum 16)
by Janet Evanovich
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars As good as the others, 14 July 2011
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This was a gift for a friend, and I warned her that other reviews had said that it was a bit below par. Not at all, was the response. Laugh out loud funny.


The Wire: Complete HBO Season 1-5 [DVD]
The Wire: Complete HBO Season 1-5 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dominic West
Price: £39.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!, 5 Mar 2011
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It's as good as everyone says it is, just order it, set your social life to one side for as long as it takes and enjoy.


Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (3 User Licence) (PC)
Microsoft Office 2007 Home and Student Edition (3 User Licence) (PC)
Offered by Shop Radiance
Price: £134.99

3.0 out of 5 stars What you see......, 4 May 2010
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Does what it says on the tin. There are probably better, cheaper (or even free) products that do the job just as well, but this will work on other Microsoft systems(like the one in my school). So if you want to be sure your teacher will be able to open that PowerPoint on Patagonian Blowfish you did for homework, you need this, and more bills go to Bill.


The Children's Book
The Children's Book
by A S Byatt
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A complex, exciting and stimulating read, 4 May 2010
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Don't understand why this didn't win the Booker. Its a big, chunky, exciting story told with style. Yes, it's long, and there are lots of names to get on top of, but commit to it, and the characters engage and the intellect informs. Give yourself a bit of time to get started, and you'll be hooked.


Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality
by Manjit Kumar
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New to Quantum Mechanics? Start Here., 26 May 2009
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This is a good "new readers start here" trip through the development of Quantum Mechanics during the last century. Kumar takes a character-led approach to the story, using the personalities involved as the hook to lead the reader through the story. This doesn't mean he skimps on the Physics. These people were so committed to their work that you can't understand them and the tensions between them without understanding at least some of the science, and Kumar draws them vividly. The book does a good job of explaining the difficult stuff without any scary maths (there are a couple of equations, but not many) and is written is lively, readable prose. I found it a bit too gossipy for my taste at times, and a tad overlong, but otherwise would (and have already) recommend it to anyone wanting an accessible way in to a difficult subject.


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