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Fujifilm X20 Digital Camera Silver (12MP X-Trans CMOS II With EXR Processor II, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.8 inch Premium LCD (discontinued by manufacturer)
Fujifilm X20 Digital Camera Silver (12MP X-Trans CMOS II With EXR Processor II, 4x Optical Zoom) 2.8 inch Premium LCD (discontinued by manufacturer)

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Smells right, 4 Nov 2013
The only annoying thing I've found about this camera is the twist to start feature. It's lovely to use, smells and feels like vintage camera equipment and takes the most excellent pictures.

Whilst I'm not an enthusiast, I like taking decent photos that are good enough to print. I bought this to replace my Lumix G1 which I found to be too heavy and annoying to carry around. This fits in a handbag (I also bought the hard case) without dragging me down under its weight.

Where this really stands out is the automatic setting (aka "mummy mode"). I used it at a kid's party where the floor was lit up, the room was fairly bright and there were lots of small people running around. To have set the Lumix up to take a reasonable shot in this situation would have taken a while, yet the mummy mode was intelligent enough to compensate and I got some beautiful images.

I still have a Fuji f31d that I use in situations where I don't want to risk the "posh camera" but I've found I'm using the x20 more and more.


The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection
Price: £0.77

4.0 out of 5 stars Great value, 18 Jun 2012
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This is an excellent deal! I've been ploughing through these for months now. Great fun: I've missed my stop on the train a few times because I've gotten so engrossed.


The Sex Myth: Why Everything We're Told is Wrong
The Sex Myth: Why Everything We're Told is Wrong
Price: £5.49

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Evidence based sex, 18 Jun 2012
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Magnati takes a series of things that most people think are true about sex (that pornography leads to rape, that sex workers are all miserable and exploited) and ably demolishes each one through the application of Science.

She reveals instead the vested interests behind these claims, the flaky statistics and the reality that those who purport to be protecting sex workers in fact want to legislate them out of existence.

A fascinating and worthy book, full of interesting nuggests which you may or may not want to unveil at the dinner table...


Forever Natural Bamboo Pouf
Forever Natural Bamboo Pouf

1.0 out of 5 stars Hopeless, 18 Jun 2012
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Doesn't really function as a pouf. It gets too heavy when wet to disperse soap effectively and takes ages to dry. Mine ended up going mouldy.


Nuby Bug a Loop Teether
Nuby Bug a Loop Teether
Price: £4.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent toy from 0+, 18 Jun 2012
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I bought this for my 2 year old daughter after she fell in love with the one her eight month old cousin was playing with. She declared it to be her "present."

Although it's a teether, it's also interesting and fun for older children, who can tell stories about the different bugs on the ring, use it as a hat, a bracelet or a variety of other random things.


The Fastest Loser
The Fastest Loser
Price: £4.11

4.0 out of 5 stars Quirky, intriguing and sensual, 28 May 2012
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This review is from: The Fastest Loser (Kindle Edition)
This book really captures the fevered atmosphere of an Olympic village where cultures and physiques mingle, both figuratively and literally. It's written with a highly evident delight for sport of all descriptions, yet the scars from the Munich massacre give this book a certain dignity not found in many fluffy tales of this nature.

My only real criticism is the italics. Does "lycra" (a word which features fairly often as you might expect) really need to be in italics throughout?


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