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Ring Automotive RCT3 Glovebox Car Travel Kit
Ring Automotive RCT3 Glovebox Car Travel Kit
Price: £11.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Ready for any situation, 11 Oct. 2014
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Full of handy emergency & non-emergency items, packed compactly in a hard-shell giving protection wherever you may chose to store it. It literally contains everything you could need in an emergency so make sure you remember where it is! From a powerful torch to the emergency poncho for those unplanned stops this kit is really useful & doesn't take up too much room in your glovebox. You never know when a hammer could save your life!


China Dolls
China Dolls
by Lisa See
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.38

4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating read, 11 Oct. 2014
This review is from: China Dolls (Paperback)
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Easy flowing read following 3 girls from such different backgrounds brought together by dancing for a living.Their struggles to find & stay in paid work draw the reader in to their world of Asian clubs. Their characters develop as you discover what motivates their very being & gives them drive.You find yourself wanting them all to succeed & be happy. A fascinating insight into a little known aspect of the entertainment industry in the US. This book continues Lisa See's high standards of writing & is thoroughly enjoyable.


Vax Floor 2 Floor Total U86-PM-Te Upright Vacuum
Vax Floor 2 Floor Total U86-PM-Te Upright Vacuum
Price: £75.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful cleaner, 11 Oct. 2014
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The difference using this powerful cleaner over my previous VAX is amazing. Although I have never used an upright cleaner before the excellent attachments make it easy to reach the corners & crevices in the room. So easy to empty & clear the filter afterwards. The incredibly long cable allows me to clean the whole of my downstairs from one socket. I was initially concerned about the weight of the cleaner but 2nd time around it was so much easier, felt lighter & more manoeuvrable. Will stick with this one & a much cleaner house now!


2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas
2 A.M. at The Cat's Pajamas
by Marie-Helene Bertino
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.08

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A festive treat, 16 July 2014
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I notice that this book is due for release in November 2014. That's great, because it is the perfect Christmas book. It has the fantastical elements mixed with real life struggles that reminded me of It's A Wonderful Life. Reading it in July rather detracted from the magic because I think we are more attuned to redemption and miracles at Christmas. That being said, I loved the central character of Madeleine and her teacher Miss Greene and wanted both of them to find what they were looking for. My only problem with the book was the concentration on some of the supporting characters at the expense of the two protagonists. When I was reading about the supporting characters I was impatient to flick through the chapter so I could get back to the story that really mattered. I understand the need for well-drawn subsiduary characters but I felt that the chapters that concentrated on them had come in from another book and in some way detracted from the overall effect. However, I will be re-reading this in December and that is the mark of any successful book.


Forgotten Men [DVD]
Forgotten Men [DVD]
Price: £9.50

5.0 out of 5 stars An old film that forces you to take a new look at WWI, 16 July 2014
This review is from: Forgotten Men [DVD] (DVD)
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This film should be required viewing for anyone who is interested in the First World War. In fact it should be required viewing for anyone who isn't. The fact that the film was made within twenty years of the war's end makes it noteworthy because we see the veterans as vital men in their 30s, 40s and 50s rather than the veterans we have been used to seeing in recent years. That serves to make the events more relateable. However, the real strength of this film is the incredible range of battlefront footage from all sides. Men are killed for real in front of your eyes, bodies are shown and war is presented in all its brutality. It still has the power to shock even a century on. Any teachers who want to make the conflict relevant to their students really must get a copy of this, but of course the caveat about the scenes of killing should be taken into account.


Just a Simple Wedding (For Better or for Worse Collections)
Just a Simple Wedding (For Better or for Worse Collections)
by Lynn Johnston
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.34

5.0 out of 5 stars A satisfactory ending to a brilliant saga, 10 July 2014
Maybe not the absolute best of Lynn Johnston's epic saga but it ties up the story very satisfactorily. I've followed the series through from the first collection, but now I have this I will go back to the start and enjoy one of the most amazing achievements in comic strip writing.


Oral-B Pro 5000 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush with SmartGuide Powered by Braun
Oral-B Pro 5000 CrossAction Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush with SmartGuide Powered by Braun
Price: £66.01

5.0 out of 5 stars A Quality toothbrush, 8 July 2014
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Despite the price, I can definitely say that this toothbrush is worth the money if you can stretch to it. When companies talk about the difference a toothbrush can make I tend to take it with a pinch of salt, as it is one of the most common claims. However, the angle of the toothbrush head actually changes the feel of the brush head and even alters the way you brush. The way that this improves your dental hygiene is a bit of a mystery, but it certainly appears to have done that for me in the two weeks since I got this. The two minute interactive timer is a very useful guide and will apparently frown at you if you brush your teeth too hard, though it has continued to smile at me for the last two weeks! I can wholeheartedly recommend this product and will be using it for as long as it lasts out.


Dynamic Fat Burner 1,200 mg Raspberry Ketones Capsules - Pack of 60 Capsules
Dynamic Fat Burner 1,200 mg Raspberry Ketones Capsules - Pack of 60 Capsules
Price: £17.73

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too much of a risk, 4 July 2014
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I'm afraid that I will not be using this product. I'm sure that it will work for some people, but according to http://www.webmd.boots.com/diet/raspberry-ketones it is not only unproven, (having never been tested on human beings) but it is actually illegal to sell this product in the UK. For that reason this product will remain unopened. Good luck to those of you who use it and I hope it will be of benefit to you.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland HTML Edition
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland HTML Edition
Price: £0.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So enchanting, 30 May 2014
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I was completely lost in this book, joining Alice in her wondrous adventures through Wonderland. I would recommend this book to young and old alike as it's a lovely first book and a brilliant read again and again.


Panic
Panic
by Lauren Oliver
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £14.94

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not her best, 15 May 2014
This review is from: Panic (Hardcover)
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I am a great fan of Lauren Oliver and rate her as one of the best writers around in any genre. Her first book Before I Fall was virtually perfect and her following books, like this one, have all been readable. Where this book is concentrating on describing the world that the characters inhabit with a realism and immediacy that is the envy of many other writers it fairly grips the reader. However, the characterisations seemed a little weak by Lauren's extremely high standards and you don't invest in the central characters to quite the same extent as you do in her other books. It is well worth a read and will reward your time with a story well told, but it doesn't quite hit the heights that Lauren is capable of.


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