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Blackout Curtain Linings - Ready Made - Pass 3 Quality - 46'' x 90''
Blackout Curtain Linings - Ready Made - Pass 3 Quality - 46'' x 90''

5.0 out of 5 stars Better than I expected, 11 Nov. 2014
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These really do a fabulous job - keeping the room cosy and dark - added bonus they help the original curtains hang better.
Good quality and great price - thank you.


Ethan Frome
Ethan Frome
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful bitterly sad book, 2 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Ethan Frome (Kindle Edition)
This is a perfect novella: a taut daydream based on rumour, intuition and innuendo of how a man's life was lived. Shades of Thomas Hardy's short stories, Wuthering Heights and a preview of Robert Frost's road not taken.

You could read it in one sitting yet it may haunt you indefinitely.


The Critical Examination
The Critical Examination
by Malcolm Peet
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Old school english literary analysis, 11 Oct. 2013
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This was an A level set text back in the day (when dinosaurs roamed the land). Great to re-read it and remember some of the disciplines that were required. I recommended it to a friend whose son is studying English and evidently this has given him a clearer overview of analysis techniques.


600 Hours of Edward
600 Hours of Edward
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars groan making, 11 Oct. 2013
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I had read a lot of reviews of this book and it is evidently very popular - this was my book club's pick and the majority did enjoy it and rated it highly so I am obviously going against the flow with this review.

However I found it derivative, simplistic, poorly written and with a series of twists that you could see coming like Christmas. Mawkishly sentimental at times, and peppered with enough idiosyncrasies that many readers will feel that they identify with Edward and believe that they share his world view: I am afraid I found this tactic/technique more than a little cynical on the writer's part. Public demand evidently generated a sequel and one imagines film rights are not too far away if they haven't already been negotiated. There was something beautiful about the ending of "600 hours of Edward", and had the character and the story been left at that point then there would have been an opportunity for thoughtfulness and reflection on the text.

Read it if you want a "Forrest Gump" meets "Rain Man" within a small town from "It's a Wonderful Life" experience.


Lady Susan
Lady Susan
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Early Jane Austen, 11 Oct. 2013
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Interesting in that Jane Austen is experimenting with the epistolary novel, however she does find that this is untenable and dips out of it at the end.
I enjoyed it in that Lady Susan was a malevolent character unlike the flawed but essentially fine women who populate her later writing. Has been compared to Les Liasons Dangereuses and likely that Jane Austen had read that.
All in worth reading but if you are looking for another Emma or Pride and Prejudice then this wouldn't be for you...


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4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fine, 11 Oct. 2013
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Works perfectly, protects the guitar and not too embarrassing for my status conscious daughter to use! would recommend to anyone


Lexicon
Lexicon
by Max Barry
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read, 26 Sept. 2013
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I bought this because I saw an interesting looking person reading it on a plane, so I knew nothing about the author or the story line but wow!
It's fairly fast-paced and was one of those books that I found hard to put down. Ok it's probably not the finest piece of literature to ever hit the shops but it was a good dystopian novel based on the idea that segmentation of large groups of people through market research, opinion polls and shopper tracking for example can lead to extreme manipulation. The novel moves back and forth through the recent past and future (say around fifteen years) giving some of the consequences before the actions.

This is a great "lose yourself for the weekend" book.


Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell Trilogy Book 2)
Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell Trilogy Book 2)
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars dull and dull-making, 26 Sept. 2013
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I am sorry to say that this was one of the duller books I have read. In order to try to keep interest in it I hoped it might be a re-casting of more contemporary events (whether the Daily Express fuelled who was machinating against Diana, or the last days of Margaret Thatcher or the Profumo affair) but no. It was a trudge through the well-worn Tudor Myth.

I think Hilary Mantel was trying to write in the style of the time in as much as I didn't spot any obvious Shakespearean similes or turns of phrase in it however there were some anachronisms and the use of the term "tail of the eye" proved clunky when reading it.

Characters were not sufficiently fleshed out and remained two-dimensional, consequently dialogue was oftentimes hard to follow. Her description of Henry VIII was vaguely amusing - in that I imagined Joe Pasquale as Henry, the squeaky high pitched voice in the large man's body.

If you are into all things Tudor or a Booker prize winner completist then yes maybe this is the book for you...I read it because it was a bookgroup choice however it's destined to be ditched.


Modern Silver Round LED Make Up Vanity Dressing Table Illuminated Magnifying Mirror Light
Modern Silver Round LED Make Up Vanity Dressing Table Illuminated Magnifying Mirror Light

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Miserable bleak and gloomy, 25 Sept. 2013
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Sorry this was an object lesson in "buy cheap buy twice". Poorly finished and very cheap looking - I can see why it is sold online because if you tried it in a shop you wouldn't buy it. My daughter wanted to buy this for me as a birthday present and that's the only reason why I'm not returning it.
Best advice - don't bother


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2 x RED FOX BOTTLE O' BUTTER PURE COCOA BUTTER MOISTURISING BODY LOTION 16oz
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's good but not brilliant, 8 Aug. 2013
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I'd read a review of this product in the Sunday Times and it sounded like total wish fulfilment in a bottle. While it's ok, it's no better than a lot of other lotions on the market and certainly not a "wow this has changed my life" item...
Certainly the smell is less pervasive than Palmer's Cocoa butter moisturiser so if that is a problem to others then this might be worth a go but I won't be rushing to buy any more of this.


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