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LG BD550 Blu-Ray Player
LG BD550 Blu-Ray Player

4.0 out of 5 stars A good buy for starting Blu Ray, 4 Dec. 2011
This is a good starting point for anyone new to Blu Ray DVD players.

Since I have an LG LCD tv also, it was very simple to set up and operate.
Excellent quality image as you would expect from Blu Ray DVDs, but also good on older discs.


Nikon D3000 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens Kit (10.2MP) 3 inch LCD
Nikon D3000 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm VR Lens Kit (10.2MP) 3 inch LCD

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars reliable Nikon - as always, 15 April 2010
As a now retired professional photographer, I have obviously used a lot of Nikon (film) cameras in my lifetime, so I was not sure what to expect in a digital SLR.
I have now tested the camera in each of its modes and the software seems to set the camera up with exactly the preferences I would have chosen myself, to give excellent results for even less experienced digital users than me!
I was very impressed by the performance of this lens in close up mode, though at the telephoto end of the zoom it seems a little soft...
(Maybe this is to give more flattering images in portrait mode?)

In the world of professional photography Nikon has a well deserved reputation for rugged reliability.
The D3000 is no exception and does not feel so light and 'plastic' as other digital SLRs I have held.

Overall, I think this is an excellent camera and I'm looking forward to testing it to the limit in all situations.


Enigma
Enigma
by Robert Harris
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a clever mixing of fact and fiction, 18 Dec. 2009
This review is from: Enigma (Paperback)
Robert Harris's book brings to life the story of the dedicated code breakers at Bletchley Park during WW2 and makes the complex mathematical subject of breaking enemy communication codes seem anything but dull.
Harris creates a wonderful enigma to end off his own fictional account, so this is not just a historical record of breaking the German's famous Enigma encryption machine, but a convincing story about that secret world too.


The Great War and Modern Memory
The Great War and Modern Memory
by Paul Fussell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a definitive account of this human tragedy, 18 Dec. 2009
If you only read one account of the Great War, this should be the one.
So often you have to stop reading and just put the incredible statistics into some kind of personal context, to which you can relate.
If this book is not on the required reading list for A level History students, it should be!
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