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Wolfcraft B3630 Fz40 Spring Clamp 40mm
Wolfcraft B3630 Fz40 Spring Clamp 40mm
Price: £2.25

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth getting these better ones, 1 Jan 2012
I have several of these (various sizes), though not purchased through Amazon. Whilst they are a bit more expensive than the various "own brand" versions available in DIY stores and the cheaper ones available, the extra price for these is very worthwhile. These Wolfcraft ones work, and they keep working - whereas the cheapo ones don't.


Wolfcraft B3631 Fz60 Spring Clamp 60mm
Wolfcraft B3631 Fz60 Spring Clamp 60mm
Price: £3.93

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth getting these better ones, 1 Jan 2012
I have several of these (various sizes), though not purchased through Amazon. Whilst they are a bit more expensive than the various "own brand" versions available in DIY stores and the cheaper ones available, the extra price for these is very worthwhile. These Wolfcraft ones work, and they keep working - whereas the cheapo ones don't.


Collins Complete British Animals: A photographic guide to every common species (Collins Complete Guide) (Collins Complete Guides)
Collins Complete British Animals: A photographic guide to every common species (Collins Complete Guide) (Collins Complete Guides)
by Paul Sterry
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.59

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor in several respects, 15 Jun 2011
Disappointed (and returned mine straight away). Poor layout making it unclear for looking things up quickly (e.g. when "in the field"). Photos are horrible - circular on a cluttered background that confuses the eye - a classic example of how not to lay things out. Description says two pages per species but only some species get this. Some have just a brief paragraph. All the wasted space with circular photos could have been used so much better (e.g. more varied photos) and much clearer. When you see many of the amateur efforts at wildlife photography you have to wonder what Collins are playing at.

The old Collins Field Guides were excellent (and I have loads) but this is rubbish. Looks rushed-out top printers because some marketing person thought they could make some money with no real effort of cost. Collins should be well embarrassed by this book. In the past they have done so much better (not sure what their current non-"Photo Series" is like because the one I would want is "out-of-print" !!).

Come on Collins - you can do much much better than this (and have done).


Generation Warriors: Book 2: Planet Pirates Series
Generation Warriors: Book 2: Planet Pirates Series
by Anne McCaffrey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.30

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 19 April 2010
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

I have been reading the series from enjoying Elizabeth Moon's book series (Vatta's War series and the Serrano series - both of which are excellent) and the Planet Pirates was my first Anne McCaffrey experience. The book runs at a good pace (not a continual rush of events but with adequate speed to explore ideas yet maintaining excitement).

One thing I enjoy about the Elizabeth Moon/Anne McCaffrey (and with Jody Lynn Nye in the 2nd book of the series) is that each thread of the story is given adequate time and you are not continually switching between threads every few pages. Some other authors can be a bit like watching TV with a bored child with an interesting remote control - switching threads every few pages. Not so with these books which is a relief.


Sassinak: Book 1: Planet Pirates Series
Sassinak: Book 1: Planet Pirates Series
by Anne McCaffrey
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good series, weakest of the 3 books, 19 April 2010
The 3 book series is excellent and I really enjoyed them. That said, this is the weakest of the three books and I thought lost direction a bit (particularly the last third of the book). That said, it is still enjoyable and is definitely worth reading. Good enough to make you want to read the other two following books - which I found better. Definitely worth reading before the following two books and definitely worth reading as a book on its one merits.

Maybe my opinion is a bit coloured by the fact that I had just finished the Vatta's Series and all the Serrano series by Elizabeth Moon - which I found really excellent. The Planet Pirates Series is also strong, just the first books not quite as strong. I am trying to be slightly negative without wanting to put anybody off (which is difficult).


The Death Of Sleep: The Planet Pirates 2
The Death Of Sleep: The Planet Pirates 2
by Anne McCaffrey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 19 April 2010
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - puts the series back on track as I found the first of the series (book before this one) slightly weaker.

I have been reading the series from enjoying Elizabeth Moon's book series (Vatta's War series and the Serrano series - both of which are excellent) and the Planet Pirates was my first Anne McCaffrey experience. The book runs at a good pace (not a continual rush of events but with adequate speed to explore ideas yet maintaining excitement).

One thing I enjoy about the Elizabeth Moon/Anne McCaffrey (and with this, my first book Jody Lynn Nye) is that each thread of the story is given adequate time and you are not continually switching between threads every few pages. Some other authors can be a bit like watching TV with a bored child with an interesting remote control - switching threads every few pages. Not so with these books which is a relief.


District 9 [DVD] [2009]
District 9 [DVD] [2009]
Dvd ~ Sharlto Copley
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: £3.00

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and enjoyable, 1 April 2010
This review is from: District 9 [DVD] [2009] (DVD)
Whilst it may have been a bit politically obvious (and would probably have been better set in a different country), it was an interesting style of filming, very well done, very engaging and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I can appreciate it not being to everybody's taste - but no films ever are. Certainly it is refreshing to see a film without the "Hollywood stars" and scripted to their own egos. The actors were excellent which can reassure everybody that we don't need the mega-stars with scripts centred around them to create excellent films.


Victory Conditions: Vatta's War: Book Five
Victory Conditions: Vatta's War: Book Five
by Elizabeth Moon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.04

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, great fun, 22 Feb 2010
I wont give my version of the story but ...

Really great fun, good story well told. Nothing to make you think hard about new ideas. Easy to get started (some books take an age and a real struggle to get into - not this series). Then difficult to put down.

However, think of the series as a single large book and read them in the correct order. One excellent aspect about the series is that, unlike some multi-book series, the start of each book assumes you have read the previous book and does not spend ages recapping the story so far. Personally I hate it when you read the 2nd/3rd/4th book and you have to plough through loads of recapping the book before. In this series each book just continues directly from the end of the previous one making all 5 books like one book but split for convenience. So read them in the right order.


Moving Target: Vatta's War: Book Two
Moving Target: Vatta's War: Book Two
by Elizabeth Moon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.41

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, great fun, 22 Feb 2010
I wont give my version of the story but ...

Really great fun, good story well told. Nothing to make you think hard about new ideas. Easy to get started (some books take an age and a real struggle to get into - not this series). Then difficult to put down.

However, think of the series as a single large book and read them in the correct order. One excellent aspect about the series is that, unlike some multi-book series, the start of each book assumes you have read the previous book and does not spend ages recapping the story so far. Personally I hate it when you read the 2nd/3rd/4th book and you have to plough through loads of recapping the book before. In this series each book just continues directly from the end of the previous one making all 5 books like one book but split for convenience. So read them in the right order.


Command Decision: Vatta's War: Book Four
Command Decision: Vatta's War: Book Four
by Elizabeth Moon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.02

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Series, 22 Feb 2010
I wont give my version of the story but ...

Really great fun, good story well told. Nothing to make you think hard about new ideas. Easy to get started (some books take an age and a real struggle to get into - not this series). Then difficult to put down.

However, think of the series as a single large book and read them in the correct order. One excellent aspect about the series is that, unlike some multi-book series, the start of each book assumes you have read the previous book and does not spend ages recapping the story so far. Personally I hate it when you read the 2nd/3rd/4th book and you have to plough through loads of recapping the book before. In this series each book just continues directly from the end of the previous one making all 5 books like one book but split for convenience. So read them in the right order.


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