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How to be a Better Driver: Advanced Driving - the Essential Guide
How to be a Better Driver: Advanced Driving - the Essential Guide
by John Sootheran
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended for drivers who are serious about driving safely on today's roads, 7 Feb. 2016
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Saw this while casually browsing for alternative books on driving, ordered this one and since it came I have been engrossed with what a great read it is for: a driver who has already passed their test, someone like myself who is about to take their ordinary driving test and someone who has been driving for years and is interested in taking their advanced driving test. It is an absorbing book to have as it gives clear photographic pictures of road scenarios, common sense advice on how to stay safe and avoid crashes. It gives the reader an overview of what to expect on your advanced driving test, what your observer is looking for in order to Pass you.

Pleased to see how it covers every single topic you can think of to get you around today's roads safely, it tells you about brake fade and the acronym 'IPSGA' which can be applied to any driving situation or manoeuvre. Thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who takes their driving skills seriously.


DVSA Official 2015 Guide to Better Driving Book
DVSA Official 2015 Guide to Better Driving Book
by Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Driving Test candidate's dream, 1 Feb. 2016
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This book came last week and I was immediately absorbed in what an engrossing read this is. The layout is very reader friendly, the information is invaluable for both a learner about to take their test and also for drivers that have passed their Driving Test as the text, the layout and the way it holds your attention is absolutely outstanding. It makes you think outside the box and gives wise advice on not only driver skills but driving behaviour and the mental skills needed for safe driving. The advice given in this book is vital for learners about to take their test because what you read in the 152 pages given will see you through your test with ease as it prepares you mentally on how to drive with safe thought processes with safety at the forefront of your mind, driving safely from the test centre, around the test circuit and back which is what the driving test examiner will be homing in on during those precious 40 minutes on test day.

I have already read through it and have taken in all the advice from the first page all the way through to the last page, am now reading it through again very slowly so I can take in all the advice this fabulous book gives you. It is so good that I showed it to my ADI on my last driving lesson and he is going to order it on Amazon as he also thought it looked a great book.

There are numerous tables and self reflection charts which are marked from zero to four which you, the learner, have to answer as honestly as you can which makes you reflect on your general driving skills. This is great preparation for a driving test as well because this questions your driving skills, your thought processes, emotions and describes how distractions that you encounter while driving and taking over the counter drugs can impair your performance behind the wheel.

I would recommend this book very highly and wish this book had been written and published earlier and should be read in conjunction with the updated DVSA book 'DRIVING the essential skills' 2015 version, the learner driver's 'Bible'. This is the first edition published but will most definitely purchase any updated editions that are published in the future.


The Break-Up Bible: The Keep Strong, Let Go And Move On Guide
The Break-Up Bible: The Keep Strong, Let Go And Move On Guide
Price: £3.75

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Break-Up Bible, 9 Sept. 2013
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This is a must-have Bible, Guide and Friend to have on your kindle for anyone who has loved and lost and is left bereft, distressed and confused. The author speaks to you like your best friend would when you are in the first stages of a break-up and cannot stop crying; she passes you imaginary tissues through the wires and takes you on an awesome journey through the painful stages from heartbreak on to recovery where you realise that there is a fantastic life out there for you after your ex-partner has callously dumped you all of a sudden, often for no reason. I was enamoured by her sensible style of writing and her advice makes you think twice about becoming a desperate doormat. She explains the 'No-Contact' rule of thumb and everything in this book makes sense. At the end of this book I now have absolutely no longing to get back to my ex-partner, he is a has-been and my future is now so very positive and bright.

I would recommend this book for anyone who is heartbroken and distressed; he or she does not deserve your tears and they do not deserve the inflated ego-trip you could easily give them if you let them know that you miss them so much. Save your loving nature for someone who deserves you and enjoy reading this book. It is a superb tonic.


Theory Test for Car Drivers (Aa Driving Test)
Theory Test for Car Drivers (Aa Driving Test)
by AA Publishing
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AA Theory Test for Car Drivers, 30 Aug. 2013
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So pleased I have bought this book well in advance of starting to take driving lessons. The aim is to learn and memorise all the road and motorway signs that may be asked in the Theory test, so when I start driving I will have a head start over the other learner drivers who may not have bought this book. Would recommend it for serious would-be learner drivers.


LG BP520 Smart 3D Blu-Ray DVD Player FULL HD 1080P USB WiFi Ready
LG BP520 Smart 3D Blu-Ray DVD Player FULL HD 1080P USB WiFi Ready

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LG Smart 3D Blu-Ray DVD Player USB WiFi Ready, 9 July 2013
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Excellent product. You will need to buy a compatible 'N' adaptor, upload the firmware on your computer then download the firmware on to the adaptor, so it will make your DVD work wirelessly. They are not expensive but necessary in order to be compatible with this player and make it wireless. Set up of the adaptor then the player is really easy, you just need to key in the wireless key exactly as stated on the back of your broadband hub, follow the wizard and away you go.

Once the product is working there are countless applications you can go into on the Player, once you navigate around the main screen: You Tube, iPlayer, browse the Internet and so much more. This is a great player for the price and will give you hours of enjoyment, the options are so wide and varied, too much to mention here.

I would thoroughly recommend this product to any amazon customer and I hope you enjoy using this product.


D-Link Wireless 150Mbps USB Adapter
D-Link Wireless 150Mbps USB Adapter
Price: £9.06

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars D-Link Wireless 'N' USB Adaptor, 9 July 2013
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Excellent product for a DVD Player that is Wi-Fi ready but does not have Wi-Fi installed. When I bought my DVD Player I tried everything I could to make it wireless but everything failed until I contacted LG for assistance. They suggested this product and explained why it would work. This product would be totally compatible for the new 'N' technology installed in new devices such as DVD Players and computers. Anything older with 'G' inbuilt technology would need 'N' technology adaptors inserted to ensure they work because they were built with 'G' technology which is older and less compatible with newer Internet Service Provider wireless hubs.

Set up is really easy. Once you insert the CD into your computer you follow the easy Installation wizard in a few easy steps. They tell you when to insert the 'N' adaptor into the USB port on the side of your computer so the firmware can be installed on it. Once you have gone through all the stages, you take the adaptor out of your computer and insert it in the DVD Player then it all works like magic. I would recommend this product for any wireless ready product as this does work if you follow all the instructions carefully.


Samsung UE22F5410 22-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim Smart LED with Built-In Wi-Fi - White (discontinued by manufacturer)
Samsung UE22F5410 22-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim Smart LED with Built-In Wi-Fi - White (discontinued by manufacturer)

53 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Samsung 22 inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p Slim SMART LED with built-in Wi-Fi, 3 May 2013
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After reading the Features and Benefits for this product I ordered this not knowing what to expect because it is brand new on the market and there were no previous reviews. When it was delivered this product was really easy to set up and connected to my WiFi hub in minutes, you just need the wireless serial number and there is a keyboard which pops up on the screen for you to navigate around. The on-screen keys are quite large so it is great for people with impaired vision. Tuning into my external aerial took several minutes. It was superb to see when set up, the picture clarity was outstanding, very sharp; fine tuning is very easy and you can adjust the sound, brightness and tailor how you view the TV screen according to your personal taste. The viewing screen is easy on the user's eye, that is one invaluable option if you wear spectacles.

The navigation buttons are easy to operate and I really liked the way that the arrow buttons beeped when you selected them. There is a very user-friendly on-screen guide to take you through the operation of this TV and there is so many features on here it is going to take me some time to learn how to enjoy them all. The amazon write up is quite brief in comparison to much of the future enjoyment I will gain from this purchase.

A further feature which I really took to when I took the TV out of the packaging was the neat chrome stand. It is in a half moon shape and the TV just slots on to the two raised stands, there are no screws or screwdrivers needed. The TV screen is underneath a glass front which will be easy to clean with a duster now and again so the actual screen will never become scratched or dirty.

This is a truly superb Smart TV for anyone who wants to enjoy hours of home viewing, movies, values picture sharpness where clarity is vital for comfort on the eye and is the best value TV which I am so pleased to have chosen from the wide range on the market. I spent a lot of time searching for a SMART TV and this has really exceeded my expectations and I hope that others who buy this will be equally as happy as me.

There is only one small drawback to this, you can only tune the channels in with an external aerial, the indoor aerials which state they tune in HD TVs can be hit-and-miss as to whether it will actually tune the channels in. This will be down to external atmospherics where you live and the signal from the indoor aerial may not be strong enough to pick up an HD signal needed for this particular TV.

If you go forward and select this purchase you will not be disappointed as this is a great TV set for the price and is likely to give you years of TV pleasure.
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Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC & Xbox One
Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC & Xbox One
Offered by Value_Deal
Price: £105.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Seagate Expansion USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive, 3 May 2013
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This is a great product for anyone who needs to free up a lot of disk space on their hard drive from their computer or laptop. It is easy to set up within minutes and pictures and movies are transferred very quickly from your hard drive or desktop to this hard drive. I liked the fact that it is extremely lightweight and much smaller than older versions. This product really exceeded my expectations and is great value for money as well.


Mary Berry at Home
Mary Berry at Home
by Lucy Young
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mary Berry at Home Hardback, 3 May 2013
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I came across this book in a major store and really liked the layout, clarity of all the photos and the majority of the menus are the sort of dishes that anyone can make. You do not need to be an expert chef because the layout and photography help you choose which recipe you would like to make. I loved this book and have made several dishes from this with great success.


Strength Training Anatomy (Sports Anatomy)
Strength Training Anatomy (Sports Anatomy)
by Frederic Delavier
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.79

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strength Training Anatomy, 20 May 2012
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This is an excellent book for fitness fanatics who want to tone up and work out at the gym and/or at home. The muscle structure is shown in graphic detail so the reader can see which muscles are being toned up. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is serious about toning up their body, achieving body fat loss and a slim figure.


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