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Russia - A Journey With Jonathan Dimbleby : Complete BBC Series [DVD]
Russia - A Journey With Jonathan Dimbleby : Complete BBC Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jonathan Dimbleby
Price: £7.70

4.0 out of 5 stars Good overview of the motherland, 7 Jan. 2015
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A thoroughly enjoyable series where Dimbleby travels across the country to look at past and present aspects of Russia. Only one thing: There could have been some extras on the DVD such as the making of the documentary and what went into planning such a trip.


The Goldfinch
The Goldfinch
Price: £4.27

4.0 out of 5 stars epic read, 8 Oct. 2014
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This review is from: The Goldfinch (Kindle Edition)
While I'm not one for long books, this 867 page book kept me gripped from beginning to end. It tells the story of Theo Decker who gets caught up in an explosion in a museum and survives with a small but valuable painting in his possession. Won't say any more about the book. Only criticism is that it could have been a little shorter.


Beat The Devil's Tattoo
Beat The Devil's Tattoo
Price: £8.82

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Patchy at best, 15 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: Beat The Devil's Tattoo (Audio CD)
Although there are some classic songs on here, there are many fillers with the same monotonous tempo and drumbeat. BRMC have some classic, timeless songs but this is far from their vest work. Best songs include Aya, title track and The Toll


SanDisk SDMX18-008G-E46K Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player - 8 GB, Black
SanDisk SDMX18-008G-E46K Sansa Clip+ MP3 Player - 8 GB, Black
Price: £33.40

2.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad device, but not loud enough, 21 Mar. 2014
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This device is easy enough to use and has a reasonable battery life. However, I've had it turned up full volume and it seems terribly quiet. I bought it as a working tool for my English classes, but its difficult to hear even with a decent portable speaker. A bit of a false economy.
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Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
Price: £6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Brutal, 20 Mar. 2014
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Rapes, Murders, Killings, Revenge, starvation, displacement and more. A very brutal account of the first few years after the war. While Britain celebrated VE Day, over the channel was a different story. Keith Lowe provides a detailed but shocking insight of how ordinary people were treated after the war. Be warned!! It's not for the faint-hearted as many will find the accounts of what happened disturbing.


Chinese Whispers: Why Everything You've Heard About China is Wrong
Chinese Whispers: Why Everything You've Heard About China is Wrong
Price: £4.31

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A breath of "Fresh Air", 15 Jan. 2014
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This book is written by a relatively young writer whoprovides an alternative view to the modern China and challenges the stereotypes we have of the people and country. Although it is an enjoyable read and well-researched, you should go to the country yourself and see for your own eyes.


Berghaus Men's RG Gamma Long 3 in 1 Jacket - Black/Black/Black, Large
Berghaus Men's RG Gamma Long 3 in 1 Jacket - Black/Black/Black, Large
Price: £105.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad jacket., 15 Jan. 2014
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Very nice material and not too bulky. However, it could do with more inside pockets as I need them for security reasons. Could be a little warmer. Overall, not bad.


Mad Dogs - Series 1 [DVD]
Mad Dogs - Series 1 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Max Beesley
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Price: £5.66

5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and Gripping., 28 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Mad Dogs - Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
A group of law-abiding middle-aged professionals find themselves in an unexpected situation where they are caught up in a murder of their old friend Alvo. Very watchable and excellent acting from the likes of Philip Glenister and John Simm


Seasons in the Sun: The Battle for Britain, 1974-1979
Seasons in the Sun: The Battle for Britain, 1974-1979
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Informative and Entertaining, 22 July 2013
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This is quite an easy but enjoyable read that reflects an era dogged by 3-day-week, the troubles ofNorthern Ireland, the unions and the rise of the far-right. It also shows how writers were inspired by this period of greyness.
A Recommended read


Hoya 52mm HMC NDX400 Screw-in Filter
Hoya 52mm HMC NDX400 Screw-in Filter
Price: £37.82

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good filter, 23 Mar. 2013
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A durable filter that enables me to take 9stop pics with long exposures. Being a screw-on filter it is a lot more practical when traveling around. Have used Hoya products for years and would recommend them


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