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Olive Wood Chopping Board - With Handle 42cm
Olive Wood Chopping Board - With Handle 42cm
Offered by Naturally Med
Price: 16.99

3.0 out of 5 stars OK, 2 Oct 2012
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OKish but smaller than I hoped and quality felt quite average. I don't think there is a substitute for seeing what you are buying for such items.


Gelert Global Anti Bacterial Body Towel
Gelert Global Anti Bacterial Body Towel
Offered by Think Fast EU
Price: 12.94

0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too pale blue!, 2 Oct 2012
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Hard to see from the photo, but towel is a very pale blue - not great for camping, so for that reason alone unfortunately I have given it a poor rating. The quality is probably very good.


How To Be a Woman
How To Be a Woman
by Caitlin Moran
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars shambolic, 30 Aug 2012
This review is from: How To Be a Woman (Paperback)
First the postive. Moran at times does show herself capable of writing really well, there is an intelligence, flow and originality which is really good at times. I like the way she celebrates her individuality and some of her observations are excellent. But its all over the place, badly edited, and especially towards the end, jumps from one half-baked idea and experience to another almost completely chaotically. There are the seeds of some good ideas from her personal experience but many of her reported thoughts and experiences on paper last a nano-second and, before any real intellectual or emotional depth can be developed, she has moved onto something else that grabs her attention, very unsatisfying for the reader.

It sounds like she gets tired of listening to her own voice somewhere about half-way through. The expletives and bad language become more persistent and offensive as if to keep up the energy which she knows is flagging, but it becomes quite ugly to read at times, as well as immatuare.

The other problem with her book was that her childhood and adolescence were presented both as bizarre and grim, and also as a light entertainment. I just didn't get what was going on with that.


Coleman Sundome Beach Shelter with UV Guard - Green
Coleman Sundome Beach Shelter with UV Guard - Green
Price: 18.58

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good quality but not pop-up!, 12 Aug 2012
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I put in "pop up" on Amazon search for beach tent and this came up. When I got it, not pop up I realised! Quite substantial though, v. good quality, but fairly heavy i thought for a quick beach or camping sun screen. You need to spend a few minutes putting it up and down etc. But excellent for camping.
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Dr. Jensen's Juicing Therapy: Nature's Way to Better Health and a Longer Life (Dr. Bernard Jensen Library)
Dr. Jensen's Juicing Therapy: Nature's Way to Better Health and a Longer Life (Dr. Bernard Jensen Library)
by Bernard Jensen
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.69

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Limited and sometimes questionable, 8 July 2012
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Although I think the writer had good intentions, I find the book rather disjointed and disconnected in the way it is written, with some questionable and dangerous assertions. I also think the book suffers from a certain lack of perspective, verging on the general "crankiness" aspect that you find in alot of these kinds of books.

E.g. on page 6 he insists on his regimen that people should have "six vegetables, two fruits, one starch, and one protein every day", which is a very regimented way of looking at things that does not listen to the body.

He also page recommends babies who are breastfeeding to also have various juice concoctions - even when they are under 1 years old. This is unnecessary in my opinion, as babies and toddlers get all the nutrients they need from breastmilk - it is a "complete food". There is no need for new mothers to spend their time with this kind of unnecessary and pointless fussing. This is where the "crankiness" comes in, in my opinion.

Neither is this book recommended if you are not a vegan, vegetarian or "raw food" eater all the rest of the time as he has nothing to say about a diet that includes meat.

He goes into a great deal of detail regarding the chemical composition of various minerals and vitamins and if you like that kind of thing this is the book's strength. But for me this approach was not really that useful.

For a more holistic, down-to-earth and inspirational book, I would highly recommend The "Transformational Power of Fasting" by Stephen Harrod Buhner, I found it an amazing read.


Transformational Power of Fasting: The Way to Spiritual, Physical, and Emotional Rejuvenation
Transformational Power of Fasting: The Way to Spiritual, Physical, and Emotional Rejuvenation
by Stephen Harrod Buhner
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.49

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 8 July 2012
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This is simply the best book on fasting I have read. It is amazing and beautifully written. I am the first British reviewer (surprisingly) - but if you look on Amazon.com, i.e. the US site, you will see alot of other people have similar views.

It is very intelligent, really puts fasting into a spiritual perspective (as well as the physical and emotional aspects), in a way that I have not seen done anywhere else. At the same time it is very down-to-earth, easy to read and non-cranky (which I find some fasting books to be) An excellent book I would highly recommend.


Listening in: A Novel of Therapy and Real Life
Listening in: A Novel of Therapy and Real Life
by Kevin Chandler
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Read first 3 pages, 28 Jun 2012
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Glad other people have enjoyed the book. However, to me the therapist seemed weirdly sexist and misogynist - e.g.the first 3 pages were a boring monologue about the attractiveness of his female client, so I decided the rest of the book was not worth persevering with.


Let's Talk About Where Babies Come from
Let's Talk About Where Babies Come from
by Robie H. Harris
Edition: Paperback

9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Too advanced, gimmicky, 22 Jun 2012
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This book is apparently aimed at 8 year olds onwards. Do 8 year olds really need to know about homsexuality, AIDS, masturbation and sexual abuse, because that forms a large part of the end of the book? The book needs to be more clear as to which age-group it is addressed. (That said, some of the rest of the book looks interesting and informative and is nicely presented, particularly about baby development, twins, and so forth.)

For me the other main problem is that the book is too gimmicky. Why does so much have to be done in cartoon form and a vile green cartoon bird shrieking supposedly funny comments on every page. For me, this underestimates children's sensitivities and understanding. The book projects that children can only understand such a serious, warm and interesting human subject when it is presented in this comic-book way. Unfortunately, I am beginning to think/realize that "sex educationalists" all think this way, and that they seriously underestimate children's understanding and feel the need to patronise them in this way.


Interpet Water Filter - PF Mini - 200 Litres Per Hour/44 Gal/hr
Interpet Water Filter - PF Mini - 200 Litres Per Hour/44 Gal/hr
Price: 7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars noisy!, 24 April 2012
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Its small and seems powerful - but it is just too noisy. I had to go back to using my old brand of filter.


FASH Professional 88 color Eyeshadow palette Matte and Shimmer Palette (Makeup, Cosmetics)
FASH Professional 88 color Eyeshadow palette Matte and Shimmer Palette (Makeup, Cosmetics)
Offered by FASH Limited
Price: 25.99

3.0 out of 5 stars not quality, 20 April 2012
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Good colours, so a great present for a teenager perhaps. But for someone my age, I didn't feel the quality was good enough.


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