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HealthAid Osteoflex Cream - Glucosamine & Chondroitin - 100ml
HealthAid Osteoflex Cream - Glucosamine & Chondroitin - 100ml
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Price: £7.80

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing short term remedy, 16 Jun 2011
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As someone who has been to an osteopath every year for the last five years, I can claim to be an expert on pain relief. Usually I have Ibuprofen or I rub on a Deep Heat type remedy so I expected this to be very similar. Actually, this is like Deep Heat on speed!! It works incredibly quickly, in under five minutes in my case. From hobbling around with sharp lower back pain to feeling completely fine was a total revelation. I cannot recommend this highly enough as a short term fix, but as with all muscular or joint related problems if it persists go and see your healthcare professional.


Sea of Tears
Sea of Tears
by Floella Benjamin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.72

5.0 out of 5 stars A superb meditation on home., 15 Jun 2011
This review is from: Sea of Tears (Paperback)
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Floella Benjamin was a part of my childhood as the first West Indian face of children's television. Her great role in fighting the previously racist world of television cannot be over stated. That alone is a reason for reading anything she writes about the concept of identity and the idea of home. Here, she articulates the conflict that any immigrant or emigrant finds when they move away from their roots then moves back. The central character of Jazzie is at once sympathetic and authentically bratty! Her experience of racism in London is fleeting but expected. Her experience of racism in Barbados, where she moves with her parents, is constant and unexpected. The use of the epithet 'English Girl' is shocking in its power and Floella is brave not to airbrush this racist name calling out of the novel. Even her parents, both West Indian by upbringing, encounter serious problems based on their status as newcomers.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough as a great adventure novel and a fantastic opportunity to introduce the difficult issue of race and identity to a young audience.


Glasruhen Gate: 2 (The Adventures of Jack Brenin)
Glasruhen Gate: 2 (The Adventures of Jack Brenin)
by Catherine Cooper
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.94

5.0 out of 5 stars The magic continues, 22 May 2011
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After the excellent 'Golden Acorn' my daughters and I were really looking forward to the next installment of Jack Brenin's adventures. With many sequels, the narrative urgency is lost and the writer ends up falling back on the characters to drive the story. In this case the continuing story is every bit as engrossing as the first. There is also real development in the central characters of Camelin and Jack as they continue their quest to assemble the cauldron and then to open the portal into Annwyn.
When the story moves into Annwyn, the reader is expecting a country idyll, but the reality is very different. This is a story that delights, amuses and surprises at every turn, and has left us waiting with baited breath to follow Jack's adventures to their conclusion in the final part of the trilogy.
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Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Relaxing Body Lotion 250 ml
Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Relaxing Body Lotion 250 ml
Price: £8.00

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: £5.94

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: £3.05

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
Price: £11.89

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.


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