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Forefront Cases Leather Case Cover/Stand with Magnetic Auto Sleep Wake Function for Apple iPad Mini - Black
Forefront Cases Leather Case Cover/Stand with Magnetic Auto Sleep Wake Function for Apple iPad Mini - Black
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality case, 12 Aug 2014
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It's a good quality case at an excellent price. Fits the iPad mini well, is effective and unobtrusive, and works as advertised. Very happy with this purchase.


Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB Flash Memory, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion)
Apple 13-inch MacBook Air (Intel Dual Core i5 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB Flash Memory, HD Graphics 4000, OS X Lion)

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent bit of kit, 13 Feb 2013
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I'm a recent Apple convert since borrowing my daughter's MacBook Pro. Chose a MacBook Air for myself and couldn't be happier with it - quality and ease of use are all I expected.


Gentle Johnny Ramensky: The Extraordinary True Story of the Safe Blower Who Became a War Hero
Gentle Johnny Ramensky: The Extraordinary True Story of the Safe Blower Who Became a War Hero
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been so much better, 12 Aug 2012
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This book could have, and should have, been so much more interesting. Johnny Ramensky's life was extraordinary and with the right author would make a fascinating and engaging read. Unfortunately this particular account misses the mark by some distance - it's poorly structured, poorly written and at least 50% of the material is irrelevant waffle and hearsay. It's worth a read, but a decent editor would have increased the quality by at least 2 stars.


Slow Ride (Rough Riders)
Slow Ride (Rough Riders)
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth your time, 12 Jan 2011
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It's not a complete book, more a sample few chapters and an example of the author's writing style. At least it's free so you won't waste any money by downloading it.


Found Wanting
Found Wanting
by Robert Goddard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Found very wanting, 2 Nov 2009
This review is from: Found Wanting (Paperback)
Robert Goddard's name used to be synonymous with well-crafted and intelligent novels, so this book was a disappointment.

This is a shaggy-dog story of a novel. The historical framework is provided by the question of what happened to the Romanov children, and their inheritance of the Tsar's fortune, after their supposed execution at Ekaterinburg. The protagonist starts and ends as an ineffectual grey man about whom we learn little and care less. The supporting cast of characters is large, and in the main very sketchily developed. It isn't easy to tell who is doing what to whom, or to feel much more than indifference about their ultimate fates, because we simply don't get to know them well enough.

It's a page-turner, but not in a good way. During the early part of the story the author spins out the exposition of the mystery almost to breaking point by a number of clunky plot devices. Most revolve around the protagonist's friend Marty, who is always just about to make things clearer, but only when he's eaten, had a drink, had a night's sleep, caught a train to somewhere, received an important phone call... you get the picture. I persisted through this section of the book in the expectation that, no matter how confused things seemed, the loose ends would be satisfactorily dealt with and there would be some sort of resolution in the final few chapters.

Unfortunately the final resolution is as sketchy and unsatisfying as what's gone before. In fact, as I finished the final chapter, I wondered just how much of what I'd read was merely a mechanism to allow the author to work in the lukewarm pun that is both the title and final two words of the book.

You might be prepared to spend ten minutes of your time letting a friend tell you a shaggy-dog story that went all round the houses before culminating in a weak and groan-inducing pun. It was only because of the strength of his earlier work that I let Robert Goddard waste several hours of my time in reading this book, and if he can't do better than this I won't be extending that favour again.


To The Last Man: A Novel of the First World War
To The Last Man: A Novel of the First World War
by Jeff Shaara
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't live up to the blurb..., 7 Sep 2007
An interesting take on the First World War, from a distinctly USA point of view - but the book is ultimately disappointing. A historical novel woven around real characters and events, it is never quite clear where historical fact becomes confused with dramatic licence. The portrayal of Sir William Robertson as a Cockney is simply inaccurate, for example. However, I suspect the book is aimed squarely at the USA market, where the consistent portrayal of Europeans as hidebound, unimaginative prisoners of their colonial past will play better than the more complex reality of the situation.

The underlying theme of the book is "If it hadn't have been for the Americans, Britain and France wouldn't have won the war." It's good in parts, and overall probably worth reading if you have an interest in First World War history, but the blurb on the cover promises "The best novel about the First World War since 'All Quiet on the Western Front'" - to which I can only comment: not in my opinion.


Stupid White Men: ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!
Stupid White Men: ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!
by Michael Moore
Edition: Paperback

11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing and inconsistent, 21 Nov 2003
The further I got through this book the harder it became to take Mr Moore seriously. On the basis that its best to quit while you're ahead, he should have stopped writing after Chapter One. Moore's essay on the contentious issue of George W's legitimacy as an elected president was one-sided and open to debate, but was at least coherently argued.
Sadly, it was all downhill after that. Moving swiftly through race relations and onto world peace, the tone changed from political polemic to ill-informed slapstick. Solve the Northern Ireland troubles by persuading the protestant majority to convert to catholicism - yea, that'll work, Michael. Look forward to you debating that one at the next Old Firm match.
And by the time we reached Michael's open letter to Yasser Arafat proposing his solution for peace in the Middle East I found that I couldn't take any of his arguments seriously any more. If he was going for humour, he certainly achieved it - but at the expense of all his credibility.
In summary, might be worth reading for the first chapter or so, but if you're still agreeing with Michael Moore by the end of this book then I've got a great double glazing deal to sell you.


Palm Zire
Palm Zire

57 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical, functional, and inexpensive, 10 Feb 2003
This review is from: Palm Zire (Electronics)
The key concept for the Zire is practicality. To complain that it's not got the features of a high-end PDA is to miss the point by some distance - it doesn't have the price tag either.
The Zire has been designed to meet the basic needs of most PDA users, and it does that very well. It has all the essential applications on board - Address, Date Book, To Do List, Memo Pad, Notepad - and there is plenty of scope within the 2MB of memory to install a range of other useful programs and games, even a couple of ebooks. The HotSynch function via USB cable works flawlessly and will synch the Zire to the supplied Palm Desktop software or to Microsoft Outlook. While connected to the USB cable, the rechargeable batteries are also being trickle-charged. A fully-charged battery will give up to 3 weeks of normal use.
The IR port allows you to beam contact details to any other IR device, useful for backing up your mobile phone to the Zire or vice versa.
In summary, I can highly recommend the Zire to anyone looking for a practical PDA for everyday use. It's inexpensive to buy and the rechargeable battery makes the running costs negligible, it does everything you really need, and it's small and light enough to go just about everywhere with you.


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