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Eliza Tinsley 2014MB/LBK Medium Back Leather Faced Armchair -  Black
Eliza Tinsley 2014MB/LBK Medium Back Leather Faced Armchair - Black
Price: £34.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Value for money, but not what you could call quality, 9 Aug. 2013
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A good solid chair and very good value for the price.
However if you are looking for a quality chair, you should elsewhere and pay a lot more.


In Search of the Trojan War [DVD]
In Search of the Trojan War [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Wood
Offered by Helgy
Price: £5.36

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice series but out-moded ideas, 9 Aug. 2013
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A nice series, a bit wierd perhaps, and it may teach you a few things.
Yet it is possibly a little bit too much wishful-thinking-theory based on some very obscure, isolated and only theoretically transliterated Linear B words. Finding a stone pillar inscribed with Achilles' name and triumphs would be a proper basis for creating such a theory, but to be fair to the series and Michael Wood, he does illuminate many of the flaws in his theory, even if he does push his own view a bit too strongly in the end.


A Companion to Linear B: Mycenean Greek Texts and Their World. Volume 2 (Bibliotheque Des Cahiers de L'Institut de Linguistique de Lo)
A Companion to Linear B: Mycenean Greek Texts and Their World. Volume 2 (Bibliotheque Des Cahiers de L'Institut de Linguistique de Lo)
by Y. Duhoux
Edition: Paperback
Price: £50.40

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A first quality scholarly discussion, 9 Aug. 2013
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More books like this are needed in the field of ancient history.
Well done to the editors and the authors!


Scripta Minoa: The Written Documents of Minoan Crete, With Special Reference, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
Scripta Minoa: The Written Documents of Minoan Crete, With Special Reference, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
by Arthur J. Evans
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.72

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A stupendously low-quality reproduction, 9 Aug. 2013
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This book is a print of a scan of this book's original which can already be found on the internet.
The original of this book is a detailed discussion on the items in the pictures it contains, so the quality of the pictures is paramount.
However, the scan is hugely low quality and contains blurred and unintelligible pictures, so I bought this printed book thinking the publishers would have done a proper job in the reproduction. I was proven badly wrong.
The printed images are are badly corrupted and even worse than the scanned version, many pages are of different sizes, many contain poor quality text.
I can only badly criticise this reproduction as a completely useless waste of paper and pages.
A waste of my time and my money, and of no help as I need to find another copy from somewhere else.


Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization
Ancient Cities of the Indus Valley Civilization
by Jonathan Mark Kenoyer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great entry level book to the subject, 17 April 2013
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This is a great book on the subject, particularly if you are fairly uninformed on the subject.
Much of this book's updated view of the Indus Civilization comes from excavation work that the author was partly involved in, and yet this book is not one of those "author imposes his views" books.
It is a nice balanced work that is essentially in line with the archaeological results.


The Worm of Conscience
The Worm of Conscience
Price: £4.06

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Immersive and informative with some very 'a la Mantel' moments, 17 April 2013
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This book is the War of the Roses as seen through the life of a real-life commoner called Miles Metcalf who is trained in law in London and eventually becomes Richard III's own trusted lawyer.
Depicting the life of many of the smaller names of this period of history, the book makes you realise how the Yorkshire people were inextricably bound to the White rose because their lives were all united in a deep reliance and security which translated to a natural loyalty toward their own local principles - which may partly explain why this feeling about Richard persists in Yorkshire to this day.
Yet it avoids the trap of being really pro-white rose, and shows the cracks and failures that lead to the inevitable end.
The very nice and extensive depiction of the London of this particular period is positively 'a la Mantel', and is a really good evocation of imagery. It is also really nice to see other parts of the English country and its life being so well drawn too.
I've somewhat failed to have a consistent and contiguous understanding of this period of English history, and this book has framed the whole period really well for me.
It is also worth noting that it appears that virtually all the characters are real people from history and the book also appears to have years of solid research behind it.
If you are looking for a detailed, immersive historical read, then this is just what you are looking for.


Samsung Ultra Slim Retail External DVD Writer - Black
Samsung Ultra Slim Retail External DVD Writer - Black
Offered by ADMI Limited UK
Price: £30.95

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good drive, but unfit for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 17 April 2013
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Sorry to poor cold water on all the other good reviews here.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet, be warned! This drive just simply does not work with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.
It regards the drive as a High Power USB device and there is no way to change the tablet's mind in the settings, so it will not connecto to it.
I tried through various combinations of using a USB hub, but it will not work as the Tab 2 has to be the USB master to see the other connected USB devices, and therefore only it can supply the power. Perhaps a chunky powered USB hub may work, but adding a plug and power supply really defeats the purpose of this drive as a USB powered tablet compatible DVD drive.
Samsung should have got this right as these are both their own products.
Other Android tablets come with a separate USB port which allows you to power the tablet and use other devices at the same time, the Tab 2 does not.
so I'm fairly sure that the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will have the same problem as this was also released without a USB port.
You've cut too many corners to keep your prices down Samsung!
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