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Hanes 6160 Adults 80% Baumwolle Cotton Sweatshirt White M
Hanes 6160 Adults 80% Baumwolle Cotton Sweatshirt White M

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for the price, 1 May 2014
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This sweater was of thinner material and more lightweight than I expected but it seems to be of good quality and finish.


Salix Pod DUFFLE Cricket Bag
Salix Pod DUFFLE Cricket Bag

4.0 out of 5 stars Stylish cricket bag, 1 May 2014
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This a large bag which easily contains a set of pads, gloves, and sweaters. There is a separate compartment for boots. And the bat is strapped inside the main compartment. As one would expect from a duffle bag, everything does tend to fall to the bottom so you do end up rummaging towards the bottom for smaller items. I like that it is really stylish - it really stands out amongst the usual range of cricket bags. It is too early to tell how much it will survive the rigours of the season - although I have no reason to think that it will be anything other than hard-wearing. The one thing which I would add - and which would it make a five-star product - is the addition of a small internal pocket for cash/phone.


Agent of the State (John Kerr 1)
Agent of the State (John Kerr 1)
Price: £4.49

5 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't finish it, 25 Oct 2012
This book may have a brilliant plot and great insight into the workings of British intelligence and policing but I can't comment on that because I didn't want to read on after the first ten pages. I've never before given up reading a sample - this is a first. I found Agent of the State to be badly written with sentences of short and uniform pace, clunky and full of cliche.
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The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus Book 3)
The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus Book 3)
by Rick Riordan
Edition: Hardcover

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Riordan page-turner, 3 Oct 2012
The Mark of Athena is the third book in the Heroes of Olympus series and is another page-turner by Riordan. The Mark of Athena sees the Roman and Greek demi-gods travelling around the US, battling sea monsters in the Atlantic before trying to prevent giants from destroying Rome and then the rest of the world. We learrn more about Leo and Hazel with Piper and Annabeth also receiving more narative time than the male characters. The writing is well-paced and the characters, as we are used to with Riordan, are well-drawn. I had mixed views about the ending - slightly disappointed that the story wasn't fully resolved but pleased that it means that there will be at keast one more book. Highly recommended for the children and adults alike. I do recommend, however, that you read the first two Heroes of Olympus to appreciate fully this book.


Rivers of London (PC Peter Grant Book 1)
Rivers of London (PC Peter Grant Book 1)
Price: £3.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A different take on the police procedure, 18 Sep 2012
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This is an interesting and innovative take on the standard police procedural. It is set in contemporary London where a magician and an apprentice (otherwise known as an Inspector and a PC) set out to solve crimes involving spirits, ghosts, and others too horrible to mention. This, the first novel, has some flaws - perhaps I was reading it too quickly but I didn't always follow the twists of the plot, especially at the end. But I've already downloaded the second in the series and am very much looking forward to starting it.


Murder in a Cathedral: A Robert Amiss/Baroness Jack Troutbeck Mystery #7 (Robert Amiss/Baroness Jack Troutbeck Mysteries)
Murder in a Cathedral: A Robert Amiss/Baroness Jack Troutbeck Mystery #7 (Robert Amiss/Baroness Jack Troutbeck Mysteries)
Price: £3.18

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleased that these are available again, 18 Sep 2012
I first read this when it was published in paperback in the 1990s and was delighted to see that all the Robert Amiss novels are now available on Kindle - including ones which it was impossible to track down when ebooks were only available in the visions of those who wrote science-fiction. Dudley Edwards has created a series of books which poke fun at the heart of the 'British Establishment' most notably through the very memorable character of Jack Troutbeck and her various friends and accomplices. Murder in a Cathedral takes aim at the Church of England and religion generally - and it is a very enjoyable read through various murders and other goings-on in a small Anglican community. Yes, the book contains stereotypes but this is well-written and accessible satire. I recommend all in the Amiss series but start with the first (Corridors of Death) best to follow the relationships between the various characters.


The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas and Sweet Accompaniments
The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas and Sweet Accompaniments
by David Lebovitz
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.60

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does ice-cream get better than this?, 12 Sep 2012
The recipes are easy to follow and the ingredients easy to find. I've not yet tried some of the more unusual flavours but the more routine ones are 'the perfect scoop' of rich, creamy and delicious ice-cream. As an added bonus - the book is lovely to read and look at. Highly recommended.


Fear in the Sunlight (Josephine Tey)
Fear in the Sunlight (Josephine Tey)
Price: £1.19

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 4 Jun 2012
This is the fourth in the series of Upson's Josephine Tey novels and I thought it was by far the weakest. It was more a book about character development than a 'who dunnit' but, in trying to do both, it failed to ever satisfy in either. It was strongest when concentrating on the characters from the previous books and tracing the developments in their lives because that seemed to be the main point of the story. The 'who dunnit' was an almost incidental part of the book, confused by too many characters and too little intrigue. Upson laid some new character plot lines for future books - I hope that they are better than this one.


Jezebel
Jezebel
Price: £1.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read from Eleanor de Jong, 22 April 2012
This review is from: Jezebel (Kindle Edition)
I found Delilah very readable and this more complicated story is just as good. Jezebel is known more for her name than the facts of her life and this novel fills out some of the probable facts of her background and relationships. The descriptive writing is really evocative - it's easy to imagine the palaces she lived in and the other characters she encounters, and as with Delilah the dialogue is excellent, pushing the story along at just the right pace. If you are looking for an easy, engaging read for a long journey or some sleepless nights, then this is the book for you. Really enjoyable. I look forward to the next one.


Delilah
Delilah
by Eleanor De Jong
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended, 11 July 2011
This review is from: Delilah (Paperback)
De Jong has done a really good job of telling this known story in such a way that it keeps the reader's attention to the end of the book. It's well-paced with good characterisation - not only of Delilah and Sansom but also of the other characters that make this a very enjoyable book.


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