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Zagg Keys Pro Portable Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad 2, 3, 4, Air and Mini - Black
Zagg Keys Pro Portable Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad 2, 3, 4, Air and Mini - Black
Price: 77.45

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't fit ipad Air, 30 Nov 2013
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Yeah, the bit up there where it says ipad air? It doesn't fit an ipad Air, it's too big. They should probably remove the bit that says it fits 'iPad air'.


Je veux mon chapeau
Je veux mon chapeau
by Jon Klassen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 9.25

5.0 out of 5 stars hyper-rigolo, 4 Mar 2013
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le plus drole livre de l'année. Adoré chez-nous par les enfants et les adultes tous les deux. J'adore mon chapeau!!!


Under The Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Under The Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
by Jon Krakauer
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary explorations in American fundamentalism, 18 Oct 2004
...although nominally about Mormonism (with a handy picture of a mountain on the cover, just to tempt in Krakauer fans who liked'Into Thin Air'), 'Under the Banner of Heaven' is really about how fundamentalism distorts everyone who touches it.
There's a wonderful scene near the end where he asks Ron Lafferty, who's spent half his adult life in prison for his part in a 'religious' murder of a woman and a baby whether he sees any similiarities between himself and Osama bin Laden... and for just a second, he almost does.
Unusual and utterly engrossing, this book is wonderful reading for almost anyone: it's beautifully written (if often harrowing), and if Krakauer rarely conceals his own prejudices, without his passion, it wouldn't be nearly so intense and fascinating.


From Here to Maternity: One Mother of a Journey
From Here to Maternity: One Mother of a Journey
by Mel Giedroyc
Edition: Paperback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 15 Oct 2004
If you're pregnant, or even vaguely considering it, this book is a brilliant antidote to everyone around you nodding profoundly and talking about how your life is going to mysteriously never be the same again.
It's incredibly funny, scary and true to life and, in the end, very touching. I just wished there could have been more of it, (particularly of the earth mother and super-terrifying chums) however the chapters do come in handy bite- sized chunks, just right if you're fitting them in before dashing to the loo...
Highly highly recommended.


The Time Traveler's Wife
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger
Edition: Hardcover

30 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is more like it., 2 Jan 2004
It's not perfect- the 'Henry as sociopath' sub plot led me off the rails completely and I just didn't buy Artist Claire- but for sheer great pleasure in the act of reading, this book is utterly wonderful. Up all night, missing stops fantastic. The construction of a completely comprehensible universe, wonderful characters, surprises, pacing and such a clever idea- I loved every minute of it. Warning: if you have a tendency to cry, you will. The car crash scene upset me very badly indeed which was embarrassing, as I was reading it in the back of a taxi; 'You alright love?', etc.
Very very classy reading indeed.


Eats shoots and leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Eats shoots and leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
by Lynne Truss
Edition: Hardcover

99 of 122 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is brilliant., 14 Nov 2003
I laughed, I howled, and I immediately wanted to join the militant wing of the apostrophe society. This is great stuff: genuine, heartfelt, and rousing.
Literates- stand up for your rights! (then have a nice sit down again; no need to get too physical). I once got a job I was dangerously unqualified for simply because I used a semicolon correctly in the application letter. Hmm, perhaps that is a cautionary tale. Anyway, in this book I particularly liked the theory that there is a constant balance of apostrophes in the world because they are so often missing or superfluous.
Buy this for any reader you know- you will delight them.


Nobody's Perfect: Writings from the New Yorker
Nobody's Perfect: Writings from the New Yorker
by Anthony Lane
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every single page is great., 13 Mar 2003
I'm still not quite sure why I bought this book. I find the New Yorker really boring. And it's a huge book, vastly inconvenient. And I rarely read anything on the recommendation of Martin Amis. But I did buy it, because the reviews kept suggesting that otherwise I might be missing something- and I would have been.
This is just great. So enjoyable, clever, funny and wise. I missed it when I was away from it. Normally you dip in and out of anthologies, but I kept reading more and more, like eating a whole packet of jaffa cakes. Luckily, unlike jaffa cakes, it will actually make you feel better afterwards. It's great whether you agree with the writer (The English Patient rocks) or disagree (so does Con Air), and the prose is so funny and elegantly done it's like sinking into a warm bath. You're in very safe hands with this one. Just be careful if you have weak wrists.


The Crimson Petal And The White
The Crimson Petal And The White
by Michel Faber
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like stepping into a time machine, 18 Dec 2002
This is one of those stop- answering- the- phone- and- taking- part- in- social- occasions books. In fact, you'll be surprised to even hear a phone ring, because you'll be so immersed in the 1870s you won't believe they've been invented. Funny and terribly sad, it's the completely realised period which is the breathtaking achievement.
A warning: the end may have you wanting to hit the author sharply on the head.


The World's Worst Poetry
The World's Worst Poetry
by Stephen Robins
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, and done with true affection., 16 Sep 2002
It's hard to pick a favourite here, but George Everleigh's attempt to form new economic policy through verse ('Then of the profits which each yieldeth more/ than the same dividend of six percent/ two thirds the government itself will claim') is a definite highlight, as are James McIntyre's many paens to different types of cheese. This book made me laugh as much as anything I've read this year; it's the kind of thing you'll buy for a present but want to keep for yourself, and the dry, unsneering and understated commentary is terrific.


Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love
Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love
by Dan Rhodes
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.71

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just wonderful, 13 Jun 2002
Moving up from very short- 'Anthropology''s stories are only 101 words long- to just quite short, Rhodes manages to cast the same spell of opening up a private universe in the space of a few paragraphs. These stories are lovely, funny, sad, and often surprising. I was particularly fond of 'Beautiful Consuela', but each one is a little gem. Buy this immediately and put some quality back into your reading life!


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