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Torelli: Concertos
Torelli: Concertos
Price: £14.36

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good recording, 6 Jan. 2015
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Very nice piece of work by Simon Standage


Delia's Cakes
Delia's Cakes
by Delia Smith
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £5.00

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4.0 out of 5 stars Should be on every aspiring baker's shelf., 4 Sept. 2014
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Some really nice stuff here! I can highly recommend the Poppy Seed & Lemon Drizzle item as being on it's way to being an instant classic in our house. As always the recipes are easy to follow and there is generally a picture for every cake.


DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Rome
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Rome
by Reid Bramblett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad Guidebook to have in your pocket, but is it worth the full RRP?, 29 May 2014
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This is similar to a lot of DK Guidebooks that I have - very nice pictures (essential for a guide to Rome) but a bit skimpy on details (e.g. restaurants in specific areas). The maps can be quite confusing as there are quite a lot of them and the map references in the text seem to refer to a particular map. As I say in the subject it is good to have in your pocket as Rome tends to have a (not always justified) reputation for pickpockets and the iPhone guide might be something you would want to leave at home. However, I would be prepared to go and do some research (especially on good restaurants and where they are located) beforehand.


Vivaldi: L'estro armonico, Concertos Op. 3
Vivaldi: L'estro armonico, Concertos Op. 3

4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice recording...., 19 May 2014
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Very lively and exciting collection by Vivaldi, Just what we've come to expect from Fabio Biondi, Europa Galanti et al. Much recommended for any Vivaldi fan!


Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea
Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea
by Barbara Demick
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.49

5.0 out of 5 stars I read it cos a friend recommended it to me - now I see why., 14 Feb. 2014
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It is pretty un-put-downable as a book. Details the quite extraordinary lives of a cross-section of DPNK citizens as the economy goes down the pan in the latter years of the regime of the "Dear Leader". The author's writing style is simple and uncomplicated and her background knowledge of the subject matter is pretty encyclopedic by all appearances. This is no academic tome however and as a reader you never lose the feeling of identifying with the main characters of the book. This is relatively straightforward to achieve for the part of the story covering the main characters' lives while in the DPNK. For their subsequent lives in RoK, her nuanced style is perfect, never seeking to paint the comparison between the two states as black and white. A superb book and highly recommended.


Acctim 71412 Madera Alarm Clock, White, LCD, Radio Controlled
Acctim 71412 Madera Alarm Clock, White, LCD, Radio Controlled

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it says on the tin...., 14 Feb. 2014
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It's straightforward "Plug 'n' Play" technology. You don't even need to set the time, just put in the batteries and the clock does the rest for you. Haven't had to use the alarm yet so can comment on how user-friendly that is. The clock itself is small enough to be unobtrusive but the digits are big enough to be readable. The only minor quibble that I would have vis-a-vis other clocks is that the viewing angle is quite strange: it is not tilted upwards so you nearly need to keep the clock on a shelf above your viewing angle. Makes it perfect as an office clock but probably not ideal as a desk clock.


Samsung UE28F4000AWXXU 28-inch HD Ready Widescreen Slim LED TV with Freeview
Samsung UE28F4000AWXXU 28-inch HD Ready Widescreen Slim LED TV with Freeview

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Little TV - Very Simple to Use, 5 Feb. 2014
Although this would not be top of the range by any stretch, it is very good quality and as easy to use as any such TV. I simply unplugged the power and other connections from my 19" Samsung TV, put in the remote batteries, did the simple 5 or 6 step setup and I was ready to use.

One downside that I did have was the difficulty in assembly of the stand. It may sound strange but putting in screws into plastic is not straightforward as I didn't want to apply too much torsion and break the screw thread. The result of this was that the zeroth step to the setup (assembling the stand) took a lot longer than it should have. This need not have been the case and gave the impression of a cheapo TV.


Asics Men's Gel Enduro 8 M Grey/Blue/Flash Orange Trainer T2E0N 1142 8 UK
Asics Men's Gel Enduro 8 M Grey/Blue/Flash Orange Trainer T2E0N 1142 8 UK

5.0 out of 5 stars Looks good and feels bouncy when running, 11 Oct. 2013
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I haven't had a dud yet from Asics Gel and this is about my 5th pair at this stage that I've bought online. If you haven't bought Asics before, its probably worth trying them on in the shop first off and from then on its idiot-proof!


Kids full zip fleece royal 12-14
Kids full zip fleece royal 12-14
Offered by COOZO
Price: £13.90

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very warm winter fleece, 11 Oct. 2013
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My son really likes this fleece. It can be time-consuming and error-prone to buy fleeces online as the thickness is variable. This is 250-300 g/m^2 which is the thickest available for fleeces (100 is light, 200 is medium and 300 is the max) and it makes the material feel like a bit its made of towel material! The sizing on this brand is quite generous but given the difficulty getting any kind of coat for this age group for boys its a good thing that there's a lot for him to grow into.


Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet
Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet
by Mayo Clinic
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very useful book (if a bit on the pricey side), 18 Mar. 2013
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I especially liked the bit about 'the greenlight to eat as much as much fruit and veg as you want'. There's useful advice in this book and the Mayo Clinic badge means that its not just from some 'snake oil salespeople'. As with any of the Diabetes literature, it may be true, but its very depressing to read the serving sizes at the end of the book......


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