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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If only I could give these no stars at all, 19 Oct. 2009
There's a reason why these are so cheap - they're rubbish. I've bought Karrimor shoes before so knew to get a size smaller than I usually take but even so my feet are slopping out of these so badly that they have actually fallen off. No way would I risk wearing these on rougher terrain than a firm pavement. There is no way to tighten the laces without dismantling half the shoe, and they are wider at the back than they are at the front. An absolutely awful product.
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The Four Ancient Books of Wales (Forgotten Books)
The Four Ancient Books of Wales (Forgotten Books)
by William F. Skene
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.38

35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Forgotton Books are best forgotten, 16 Jun. 2009
It's very disappointing that the caveat printed inside the cover of this and other 'Forgotten Books' publications isn't reproduced on the Amazon listings - 'this book has been scanned and reformatted from the original, and as such as cannot guarantee that it is free from errors or contains the full content of the original'. So full of errors that after just a couple of pages I had to get a pencil to mark my own corrections. The text has been very badly corrupted and as both English and Welsh are involved this makes reading both difficult and dispiriting. Don't waste your money on something with such poor production standards.
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British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (Forgotten Books)
British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions (Forgotten Books)
by Wirt Sikes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.68

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 'Forgotten Books' are best forgotten!, 1 Mar. 2009
As with other titles from this imprint, it's very disappointing that the caveat printed inside the cover isn't reproduced on the Amazon listings - 'this book has been scanned and reformatted from the original, and as such as cannot guarantee that it is free from errors or contains the full content of the original'. Once again it was so full of errors that after just a couple of pages I had to get a pencil to mark my own corrections. As with other titles, the text has been very badly corrupted and as both English and Welsh are involved this makes reading both difficult and dispiriting. Don't waste your money on something with such poor production standards.


Communicate
Communicate
Price: £13.30

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Derivative with a capital D, 25 Jun. 2007
This review is from: Communicate (Audio CD)
Every track sounds like something far better by somebody else with real talent. There's nothing original here which makes the whole thing instantly forgettable. Music to be bored by.


The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development (Penczak Temple)
The Inner Temple of Witchcraft: Magick, Meditation and Psychic Development (Penczak Temple)
by Christopher Penczak
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.90

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Foundations to be built upon, 21 April 2007
This is an excellent foundation course which really lays down the bedrock for a lifetime of further study.

Although the accompanying CDs are not sold through amazon uk - and they are essential to get the best out of the course - they are easily available through amazon.com (mine took just 5 days to arrive) and they are not actually needed until lesson 7, and there are four introductory chapters to work through before the lessons even begin. The course takes a year and a day to complete so the last thing to do is to go rushing headlong at it.

If you're prepared to study long and hard, to really commit yourself and understand that the road will often be difficult and painful, then this book is a good place to start your journey.

If all you're interested in is pretence and posing then there are more than enough fluffy white lighters out there to go play with until the next latest craze grabs the attention.


Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia
Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopaedia
by David Day
Edition: Paperback

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Style over content, 14 Feb. 2007
This is an attractive volume and there's a lot of information packed into it, but sadly there's also some very sloppy writing and laughable errors, such as that which marries Elrond off to Celeborn! The illustrations are also pretty dire in places, but it's still probably worth space on the Tolkien shelf.


Unfinished Tales:
Unfinished Tales:
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly brilliant, 10 Feb. 2007
This review is from: Unfinished Tales: (Hardcover)
Best included as an element in a complete read of all Tolkien's Middle-earth writings but if nothing else is worth the money simply for the tale of 'The Faithful Stone' which is perhaps the lovliest and most moving piece JRRT ever wrote.


The Celtic Wisdom of Trees: Mysteries, Magic and Medicine
The Celtic Wisdom of Trees: Mysteries, Magic and Medicine
by Jane Gifford
Edition: Hardcover

8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very pretty, but..., 17 Jan. 2007
Gifford's Ogham associations are in some cases totally different from those found elsewhere. All very strange. But the photography is indeed stunning, for which it earns a grudging three stars.


The Watkins Tarot Handbook: The Practical System of Self-discovery
The Watkins Tarot Handbook: The Practical System of Self-discovery
by Naomi Ozaniec
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not for the novice, 7 Aug. 2006
This is very much a book for those with an extensive knowledge and experience of the Tarot. Anyone just starting out on the road to discovery would be very confused and disheartened if they were to pick up this book early in their travels. It focusses totally upon the Major Arcana and is devoted to exploring the relationship between the Tarot and the Qabalah, is not concerned with divination but with depth work on spiritual development. The exercises are intense and demanding, the tone serious. For those who have many years of work behind them and a working knowledge of the Tree of Life then this is a thought-provoking and useful addition to the bookshelf.


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