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Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Relaxing Body Lotion 250 ml
Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Relaxing Body Lotion 250 ml
Price: £15.20

5.0 out of 5 stars A top class product, 19 May 2011
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As you would expect from Crabtree and Evelyn this body lotion does not come cheap. However, for those of you prepared to pay for real quality this is, as Stella Artois proclaims itself, reassuringly expensive. The body lotion is excellent and with regular use produces a noticeable effect on dry skin. You do not need to use huge quantities as you do with some other lotions so overall the price does not seem to be excessive. If you really want to give yourself or a loved one a treat then look no further.


Crossing
Crossing
by Andrew Fukuda
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.64

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric and interesting novel, 11 May 2011
This review is from: Crossing (Paperback)
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Crossing is a strange novel. It has an excellent sense of place and a very interesting central character. The problem of being a member of a minority is extremely well dealt with. The overarching storyline is engaging and well told. So far, so good. The problem comes in the last 20 pages which seem to relate to a completely different character from the one we have spent 200 pages getting to know. I was totally unconvinced by the final twist and the way he treated the girl he has been 'looking after' for ten years. It is only this problem that stops this from being a 5 star novel. However, a very promising debut overall.


Delirium
Delirium
by Lauren Oliver
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner from Lauren Oliver, 1 May 2011
This review is from: Delirium (Hardcover)
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Lauren Oliver must be the most innovative writer around at the moment. After the tour de force that was Before I Fall with its daring conceit and emotional punch comes Delirium. It imagines a world where love has been 'cured' with an irreversible brain operation. We meet Lena and Hana, two girls waiting for the procedure. Hana seems reluctant to have the operation, whilst Lena positively welcomes it after what happened to her mother. Then she meets Alex and her whole world changes.
I won't give away the rest of the plot because it must be surprising for this story to work properly. All I will say is that, although this is the first part of a trilogy, the ending will leave you winded. Very few books can give you a physical jolt, but this one does.
This is a must read book for any age. Lauren Oliver has done it again.


Favorite
Favorite
by Karen McQuestion
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real page turner, 7 April 2011
This review is from: Favorite (Paperback)
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There is a sense in which the storyline seems very familiar. A girl looking for her mother appears in many stories, as does the creepy house with the enigmatic owner. However, the elements here are put together with such verve that it is impossible not to get caught up in the enthusiasm of the writer. The story starts off quickly and doesn't let up. In fact, by the end you are turning the pages in a blur as every page brings a new danger or revelation. The hero, Angel, is totally sympathetic and you find yourself worrying for her as the end of the book gets closer. I loved it and recommend it to anyone who wants a quick, easy but ultimately satisfying read. Well done Amazon Encore for introducing me to Karen McQuestion.


Monty Python's Flying Circus (Vintage Beeb)
Monty Python's Flying Circus (Vintage Beeb)
by BBC Audiobooks America
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £6.04

5.0 out of 5 stars A trip down memory lane, 29 Mar 2011
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For Python fans this cd is a must have. Unavailable previously on CD, it is the first Monty Python album and an important historical recording, comedy wise. The sketches are instantly familiar but that has in no way diluted their effect. The Lumberjack is as funny 95th time around as it was on the previous 94 occasions. The sleeve notes, though brief, are interesting and it is to be hoped that the subsequent albums will get the same treatment in the months and years ahead. By now, there are very few people who have not made their mind up about this comedy team. If you love them, you'll love this and if you don't you won't.


Modern Cookery for Private Families (Classic Voices in Food)
Modern Cookery for Private Families (Classic Voices in Food)
by Eliza Acton
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a cook book to use, 29 Mar 2011
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I think this book should be seen as a social document rather than a cook book. I was looking forward to receiving this and using it to try out different recipes. However, the print, as mentioned by many other people, is very small for those of us with problems reading large banks of text. The clutter of recipes and comments makes it very hard to follow a recipe even if you can magnify the text. Finally, most of the recipes are of little interest to me even as an enthusiastic cook. Clearly many people enjoyed this as a piece of social history, but I was expecting it to be a usable cook book. On that score it fails I'm afraid, but as long as you know this it is not without its interest.


The Alice Behind Wonderland
The Alice Behind Wonderland
by Simon Winchester
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.79

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing but ultimately frustrating, 22 Mar 2011
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I knew very little about Lewis Carroll before i read this, and I'm not certain I know much more about him now. This book is full of interesting snippets and quite fascinating on early photography. However it doesn't grip in the way it should as the man behind the camera stays enigmatic throughout. A book like this is worth reading once, but it is not one you would want to return to for anything other than research. I agree with the reviewer who said that the lack of pictures robbed this work of much of its impact.


101 Languages of the World (PC)
101 Languages of the World (PC)
Offered by PNA247
Price: £20.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great content, but too much to deal with, 21 Mar 2011
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First off, let me say I do really like this product. The vocabulary range and the useful phrases make this a fantastic choice for any semi-serious language learner. However, the four discs lead you through the hoops in order to load up the product. Either you download every language which takes up huge swathes of memory, or you pick your languages. The most commonly needed languages are not on one disc so you are forced to look at the contents and tick boxes then wait to see if your computer wants to download it properly!
Once set up has been negotiated a wealth of features await that are worth five stars, but the sheer difficulty of loading the software is the reason it is a four star package.


HoMedics MiBody Scales, Pedometer and Blood Pressure Monitor Fitness Analysis Set
HoMedics MiBody Scales, Pedometer and Blood Pressure Monitor Fitness Analysis Set

4.0 out of 5 stars A very useful set, 23 Feb 2011
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First off, let me deal with the plus points. This collection of health analysing products is a very useful guide to anyone trying to lose weight or increase fitness. The scales work on a flat surface like lino and give very accurate readings. The main difference between this and other sets is the ability to upload your readings to any computer. The pedometer is a good guide to overall activity and, once again, you can work out how near you are to optimum activity levels.

The one major minus is the blood pressure measuring. As you will probavly be unused to taking these readings you could very easily be lulled into a false sense of security. If you position the equipment wrongly you could end up with a far lower blood pressure reading than is actually the case. Unless you are confident that you have everything perfect, leave that to the professionals.

Overall, then, a good set at a good price.


Upstairs Downstairs (BBC Audio)
Upstairs Downstairs (BBC Audio)
by John Hawkesworth
Edition: Audio CD

5.0 out of 5 stars A trip back to Eaton Place, 23 Feb 2011
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With the resurrection of Upstairs, Downstairs at Christmas, now is a perfect time to return to the original series. Read by Jean Marsh, the creator and Rose in the original, the listener can picture every one of the characters and remember some of the scenes from the original programmes. Jean Marsh has got a lovely voice and she has a go at all the characters' voices with varying degrees of success. Her Mrs Bridges is spot on, but she naturally has more trouble with Mr Hudson. As an unabridged read you can completely lose yourself in it. Well worth buying for a long journey anywhere, or just some evenings of relaxation at home.


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