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FX Factory 1 Amp USB Mains Charger for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, HTC, Kindle, Tom Tom, Navman
FX Factory 1 Amp USB Mains Charger for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, HTC, Kindle, Tom Tom, Navman
Offered by POWERPLUS
Price: £4.35

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How did I do without it?, 16 Jan 2012
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This charger for IPods, MP3s or indeed anything that connects via a USB port is an absolute godsend for a household with at least half a dozen such items. Before I got this the charging had to be done on the computer, usually meaning that you had to turn the machine on specially or extend the usage time. Either way it wasted electricity and cost me money. Now, the charging can be done as and when needed with only a small mains adapter to be plugged in. As well as saving money it is significantly faster than the computer and allows items to be effectively part charged within half an hour. This is an absolutely superb item and, at the price it is going for on amazon.co.uk, extremely cheap.


God Rest You Merry: The Story of Christmas in Words and Music (Vintage Beeb)
God Rest You Merry: The Story of Christmas in Words and Music (Vintage Beeb)
by W. D. Kennedy-Bell
Edition: Audio CD
Price: £5.81

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The True Spirit of Christmas, 2 Dec 2011
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This is one of those CDs that will come out every year during December on those occasions when families want to sit together in quiet contemplation of the central message of Christmas. With beautiful singing and evocative narration from the superb Andrew Cruikshank, this is quite unusual in its approach. In some ways it is like a nine lessons and carols but with the words and music intertwined rather than alternate. I absolutely loved this and I know it will be on our CD for Christmas morning as quiet descends on the house after the Christmas stockings have been attended to.


200 Low Fat Dishes: Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: Over 200 Delicious Recipes and Ideas
200 Low Fat Dishes: Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: Over 200 Delicious Recipes and Ideas
by Cara Hobday
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.68

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really useful cookery book, 28 Nov 2011
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This particular Hamlyn cookbook is an absolute gem! Its mixture of different culinary cultures and approaches would make this a must have in any case, but its focus on low fat dishes is a godsend. With most cookbooks you tend to look at the recipes and, in 90% of the cases, think to yourself that the recipes are just too complex for everyday use. I can honestly say that there is not one recipe that I wouldn't consider using at least once even as a busy husband and father. If anyone in your family is on a diet and you are fed up of overpriced ready meals or flavourless cooking just give this a go. The rest of the family will love the dishes so much they won't even notice it is low fat. If only all cookbooks could be this good!


Audio Essentials (PC & Mac)
Audio Essentials (PC & Mac)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic audio package, 17 Nov 2011
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Audio Essentials is an amazing home editing package. I was incredibly pleased with it because I took on the task of building up an audio archive for my old Primary school. More than twenty former students gave their memories on computer files and I was left with the task of making them listenable. As you can imagine, a lot of the people were unfamiliar with using headsets and microphones so in some cases the audio was so faint you could barely hear it. I used the amplify to enable me to hear it expecting huge levels of distortion, but in fact the amplification is virtually undetectable in terms of the overall effect. I will no doubt use this software for a long time to come and look forward to it immensely as it is incredibly user friendly.


The Financial Crisis - Who is to blame ?
The Financial Crisis - Who is to blame ?
by Howard Davies
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.71

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A book for students, 8 Nov 2011
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If you are a non economist I would be surprised if you make it to halfway in this book. It really demands a very high level of knowledge of business and a keen grasp of the workings of the economy to follow Howard Davies' arguments. That said, Davies is a skilled writer who has taken a very difficult subject and given it a large measure of accessibility against the odds. I expect this to be revised often over the years as more information becomes available, and I wouldn't be surprised to see it as a set text on Business courses.


Black Sheep [DVD]
Black Sheep [DVD]
Dvd ~ Kiril Rubtsov
Offered by rsdvd
Price: £4.28

4.0 out of 5 stars The Russian Dirty Dozen, 8 Nov 2011
This review is from: Black Sheep [DVD] (DVD)
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I was gripped by this film for most of its running time and felt that the insight it gave into an area of history I never studied was well worth the occasional low points. A group of prisoners escape from their guards in the midst of a feared Nazi attack on their prison. We learn a little about each, but they are kept deliberately enigmatic as indeed they would be with their past crimes. When they get to the home village of one of the prisoners they find themselves under attack by the Nazis and the vengeful commandant of the prison. The ending is extremely violent, although it never seems gratuitous, and you find that you have ended up caring about some of these men. This is well worth a viewing, although you might not see it more than once.


Straw Dogs - Ultimate 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1971]
Straw Dogs - Ultimate 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1971]
Dvd ~ Dustin Hoffman
Price: £6.90

3.0 out of 5 stars Poor picture but worth watching, 8 Nov 2011
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I can't say that this is my type of film, but as such a seminal piece of movie making it is worth seeing. As many others have said, the restored picture is not the best quality you'll ever see. In fact you would be a little disappointed with its quality on a DVD let alone a Blu Ray. I'll gloss over the movie itself as that has been covered by others. I found the extras quite fascinating if a little basic. The text covering the censors and their attitudes to the film was quite rivetting, but it could definitely have been presented in a more interesting way. Overall, this is a missed opportunity given the format, but a worthwhile buy for film buffs. I just can't imagine anyone watching it more than once, though.


House of Marley Smile Jamaica In-Ear Headphones - Lily
House of Marley Smile Jamaica In-Ear Headphones - Lily
Offered by Digital Save UK Ltd
Price: £12.95

5.0 out of 5 stars How it should be done., 24 Oct 2011
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The House of Marley have come up with a range of headphones that are absolute must haves. For a thoroughly reasonable £20 you get a brilliantly designed, eyecatching pair of headphones. They are comfortable in the ear and the quality of sound reproduction is excellent. However, all of that pales into insignificance when you realise that every single element is as environmentally friendly as it is possible to be. House of Marley have shown every other manufacturer what is possible and it is amazing that none of the others have been forced into this approach by their customers. Do yourself, and the earth, a favour, buy these!


Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants
Life Below Stairs: True Lives of Edwardian Servants
by Alison Maloney
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Solid but unspectacular, 14 Oct 2011
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I came to this book as a huge fan of the Upstairs/Downstairs or Downtown Abbey type programme. However, this book whilst interesting and well researched never really engaged me. The characters of the servants and the realities of their lives never really touched me as I wanted them to. Just because their lives were often mundane, I didn't feel as though the book needed to be mundane as well. For a would be writer this would be useful research but I can't see it as a book that will be returned to again and again.


You've Got Talent
You've Got Talent
by DK
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well targetted book., 14 Oct 2011
This review is from: You've Got Talent (Hardcover)
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This book is not an X Factor style, famous for 15 minutes guide. It has well thought through, truthful advice for anyone who might have a child considering a career on the stage. The book never glosses over the difficulties, nor does it put across the idea that the child will somehow have failed if their ambition doesn't come to fruition. If it has a message, that message is to enjoy yourself at whatever level you reach. While I didn't really care for the gimmicky mirror cover my daughter loved it and she of course is the target audience. I would advise the adult caring for any star struck youngster to look through the book with the child in order to see how you can help. It is from DK so perhaps the five stars shouldn't come as a surprise, but this is a solid five star book for everyone concerned.


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