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The Knight Who Saved England: William Marshal and the French Invasion, 1217 (General Military)
The Knight Who Saved England: William Marshal and the French Invasion, 1217 (General Military)
Price: £5.75

4.0 out of 5 stars A larger than life figure from a turbulent and fascinating time, 7 Mar. 2015
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Unlike many historical figures, William Marshal is not exactly a household name. Yet he deserves to be much better known, most notably (although not solely) as commander of the royalist forces at the Battle of Lincoln in 1217, one of the most decisive (if not very famous) battles in English history.

Of fairly humble origins, William's great prowess as a knight (and marriage into nobility) helped him to become one of the most powerful men in the country. As a statesman, he seems to have pursued moderate and pragmatic policies in what were by today's standards extraordinarily violent times, and this willingness to seek compromise makes him easier to relate to.


e-cloth - Washing Up Pad
e-cloth - Washing Up Pad
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality and works well, 7 Mar. 2015
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Modestly priced and durable, this e-cloth take on the traditional scrubber should help keep your pans pristine for quite a while. The soft (yellow) side can also be used on any dishes that need a bit of extra cleaning.


Canon ER-E1 Hand Strap for EOS M Black
Canon ER-E1 Hand Strap for EOS M Black
Price: £19.49

4.0 out of 5 stars A very "handy" accessory for the EOS M, 7 Mar. 2015
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If you have a Canon EOS M with the 22mm "pancake" lens, you might not want to carry such a diminutive package around your neck. This strap offers an alternative, allowing you to keep the camera securely hanging from your wrist and ready for action.

As with most Canon accessories, this is not particularly cheap, but is of high enough quality. And of course it fits the special lug on the EOS M.


Leon Fleisher plays Beethoven and Brahms Concertos
Leon Fleisher plays Beethoven and Brahms Concertos
Price: £19.71

5.0 out of 5 stars Bargain Beethoven and Brahms, 7 Mar. 2015
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A welcome re-issue, these classic performances deserve a place in the library of every serious collector of piano concertos. The remastered sound is full and rich, with the quality of the recordings belying their age.

This modestly-sized box set would be perfect for those wanting to acquire some of the greatest piano works of all time. And the price is even more modest, offering first-rate performances for not much more than a tenner. A fantastic bargain.


100 Pack Of White Disposable Overshoes For Shoes & Boots To Protect Carpets & Floors - Comes with TCH Anti-Bacterial Pen!
100 Pack Of White Disposable Overshoes For Shoes & Boots To Protect Carpets & Floors - Comes with TCH Anti-Bacterial Pen!
Offered by The Chemical Hut
Price: £5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Only adequate, 7 Mar. 2015
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If you only want overshoes for very light indoor use, these should suffice. However, they are quite thin and not of especially high quality. Scan WWDISSHOE Disposable Overshoes (20 Pairs), also available from Amazon, are much more durable and hence better suited to repeated use.


Canon EW-54 Lens Hood for 54mm Fitment
Canon EW-54 Lens Hood for 54mm Fitment
Price: £11.55

5.0 out of 5 stars Genuine article, 22 Feb. 2015
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A lens hood will not only help with blocking unwanted light, but can also help protect your valuable lens from knocks. This one fits perfectly, and when not needed can be stored unobtrusively round the lens.

If you've spent a lot of money on your camera, don't take chances with third-party accessories that might not fit so well. Get the genuine article.


Wentronic 1m A Plug to B Plug USB 2.0 Cable
Wentronic 1m A Plug to B Plug USB 2.0 Cable
Price: £4.79

5.0 out of 5 stars Durable cable, 22 Feb. 2015
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A nicely designed and finished product, the silver colour of which is less obtrusive (and looks smarter) than the more common black.

If you are in the market for an A-B USB cable, look no further - especially at the very reasonable price these sell for.


Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany and the Winning of the Great War at Sea
Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany and the Winning of the Great War at Sea
Price: £4.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Authoritative and comprehensive, 8 Feb. 2015
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This book is the follow-up to Dreadnought: Britain,Germany and the Coming of the Great War, by the same author. You don't have to have read the first book to enjoy this one, but it does help. Picking up where the first volume left off, the aptly-named Castles of Steel takes an in-depth look at the ships and naval battles of the First World War. Jutland is covered, of course, but so are the less well-known battles (and in a few cases, battles that could have happened but didn't).

Those familiar with the general subject will very likely learn something new, while those who have only heard of Jutland will find out exactly how and why that famous clash came to take place. Highly recommended.


They Flew Hurricanes
They Flew Hurricanes
Price: £0.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy tribute to the men and the machine, 4 Feb. 2015
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The Supermarine Spitfire was more glamorous, but the Battle of Britain wouldn't have been won without the workhorse that was the Hawker Hurricane. This book pays effective tribute to the plane and the men who flew it. There are plenty of tales to tell, as the aircraft was in service throughout the war, in almost every theatre and in a wide variety of roles. For example, the Hurricane proved an effective tank-buster in the Western Desert, its relatively thick wings allowing 40mm cannons to be fitted and used to great effect.

Recommended for all WWII aviation enthusiasts.


Karajan: Beethoven Symphonies 1-9 (1963) Remastered [Deluxe Limited Edition-5 CDs + 1 Blu-Ray Audio]
Karajan: Beethoven Symphonies 1-9 (1963) Remastered [Deluxe Limited Edition-5 CDs + 1 Blu-Ray Audio]
Price: £25.15

5.0 out of 5 stars An essential collection, 31 Jan. 2015
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If you are a collector of Beethoven symphony cycles, chances are you already have the 1963 set in your collection. If not, this luxury re-issue is your perfect opportunity. For those who have more modern versions (by Karajan or others) of these truly timeless works, the set would also definitely be worth your money. And those who have no complete cycle at all could very profitably start with this one.

The current Amazon price is really something of a steal. Buy a copy while you can.


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