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War And Peace (Penguin Classics)
War And Peace (Penguin Classics)
by Leo Tolstoy
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Evocative read, 20 Mar. 2016
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It's a cop-out I know, but it really helps having seen the TV series! The names of the characters are confusing with seemingly many variations of names for each character: formal, familial, etc. Although not every character in the book was portrayed in the series, it does give you a head start. I'm determined to finish this book this time, having started and given up previously. I find the translation rather stilted in places, but then the translator is no doubt trying to be true to Tolstoy's words rather than give a more natural free-flowing translation. It certainly manages to magically evoke the era he was describing.


Home Easy Remote Control 3 Pack Socket Kit - Model HE830S
Home Easy Remote Control 3 Pack Socket Kit - Model HE830S

3.0 out of 5 stars Handy product, 3 Dec. 2015
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Good product, very useful. Previous model worked from further away. So only 3 stars because hsve to be quite close to get this to work,


Joona Linna Crime Series Books 1-3: The Hypnotist, The Nightmare, The Fire Witness
Joona Linna Crime Series Books 1-3: The Hypnotist, The Nightmare, The Fire Witness
Price: £9.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Skip The Hypnotist, start with The Nightmare, 8 April 2015
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The Hypnotist was poor, which surprised me having read the reviews - poor characterisation other than Joona Linna, hopelessly confusing & often totally irrelevant sub-plots, non sequiturs, badly written (or perhaps badly translated) etc. Luckily the main murder/s plot line was good, although even that fizzled out well before the end. I can only presume that one half of this writing duo wrote the murders and the other all the rest. Joona Linna (the 'Harry Hole' of Lars Kepler) is interesting so I read the next two books. Jo Nesbo needn't worry just yet as these are not up to his standard but The Nightmare and The Fire Witness were much better, and compelling to the extent that they were difficult to put down, perhaps because they focused far more on the main murder/s, with only a couple of unanswered questions/coincidences. So skip The Hypnotist and if you like this Scandinavian crime noir genre, the other two are definitely worth a read.


The Swimmer
The Swimmer
Price: £3.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 16 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: The Swimmer (Kindle Edition)
Great read, kept me gripped throughout, good characterisation, good plot - shame about the end!


aerolatte Milk Frother with Storage Tube, Black
aerolatte Milk Frother with Storage Tube, Black
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Matcha tea powder mixing, 2 April 2014
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Haven't tried it for milk frothing, but it's perfect for mixing up Matcha tea powder into fruit juice, smoothie etc. Quick, smooth and easy to clean.


An Introduction to Twentieth-Century French Literature (New Readings Series)
An Introduction to Twentieth-Century French Literature (New Readings Series)
by Victoria Best
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Covers topic well, 20 Mar. 2014
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Good introduction to 20th century French Literature, and the book, although a library copy, was in a good condition. Only issue was that the delivery was slower than expected.


Diary A4 Day to a Page Black 2014 KFA41BK14
Diary A4 Day to a Page Black 2014 KFA41BK14

3.0 out of 5 stars It's a diary!, 23 Jan. 2014
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It's exactly as described - A4 Day to a Page Black diary and arrived promptly, well packaged. My only comment is that the paper is thin. If you write on one page, it shows through on the back, and obviously if you are writing on every page, this is not good. When I compare the thickness of the diary to last year's, it's thinner, which can only be the paper.


Dormy Office Drywipe Starter Kit of Drywipe Eraser and 100ml Cleaner and 4 Whiteboard Markers Assorted
Dormy Office Drywipe Starter Kit of Drywipe Eraser and 100ml Cleaner and 4 Whiteboard Markers Assorted
Price: £5.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential kit for drywipe boards, 16 Nov. 2013
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Had to buy this set because the board I bought didn't include them - why??? All good quality, wipe off well without leaving traces and the eraser works well.


Eton Poultry Plastic Drinker with Handle, 3 Litre
Eton Poultry Plastic Drinker with Handle, 3 Litre
Price: £4.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Chicken plastic drinker, 16 Nov. 2013
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Good quality and does what you'd expect, without leaks. Easy to clean and doesn't tip over. Smaller than I expected, but my fault as I hadn't really visualised what a 3 litre container would look like!


Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula (Travel Guide)
by Lonely Planet
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.58

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful guide to Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula, 16 Nov. 2013
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I wanted the most up-to-date travel guide available in book form (travel guides on Kindles are next to useless in my opinion) and Lonely Planet are still the best. Haven't actually used it 'in the field' yet, but I've done all my research prior to our trip and it was extremely helpful with regard to travel information etc., as always, and 'things to see'. I've only looked at it for Oman, and a larger scale map of Oman would have been handy - it's not easy to work out how far places are from each other in the mountains and which order you should do things in. I've purchased a large scale map separately to use in conjunction with this book.
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