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The Jews in Modern Egypt
The Jews in Modern Egypt
by Gudrun Kramer
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A book to read, 27 May 2014
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Gudrun Kramer does her research properly and this is another of her very comptetent accounts of the factors that have put the Middle East at the centre of the World's trouble spots.


Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi
Price: 21.64

5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, 27 May 2014
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How lucky we are that CDs do not wear out as LPs do. What a great shame that this peformance was, so far as I have been able to discover, only recorded by an American using a hand held video camera. Netrebko and Garanca give an unmissible performance. Buy while you ca.


Clip (DVD) (FSK 18)
Clip (DVD) (FSK 18)
Offered by marvelio-uk
Price: 9.78

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1.0 out of 5 stars Slavs at their worst, 27 May 2014
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This review is from: Clip (DVD) (FSK 18) (DVD)
Having travelled extensively in Russia I bought this to see how it portrayed Slavs. In some ways its accurate ... and toublingly so its crudeness. Although many Slavs live (in their flats etc) as those portrayed do , in my experience they are not as vulgar as the movie suggests. Some viewes will surely watch for gratification ... hopefully others will watch to help them to understand the nature of Slavs.


Peoplequake: Mass Migration, Ageing Nations and the Coming Population Crash
Peoplequake: Mass Migration, Ageing Nations and the Coming Population Crash
by Fred Pearce
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

4.0 out of 5 stars An eye opener, 27 May 2014
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We live on a finite planet so there must be a limit to the population that Mother Earth can support. But there are ways .... and ways of curtailing population growth ...and some are unpalatable. The author is naive and fails to evidence many of his assertions to a level that will withstand a robust peer review ... but his narrative will certainly provoke though amongst those readers intlligent enough to understand the thrust and challenge of his arguments/assetions.


Duets
Duets
Price: 6.71

5.0 out of 5 stars One for all Opera buffs, 27 May 2014
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This review is from: Duets (Audio CD)
We have been so lucky to have been able to enjoy the enduring chemistry between Anna and Rolando. They bring new life to evrything they sing together.


ION CD Direct USB Turntable with Built In CD Burner and Integrated Speakers
ION CD Direct USB Turntable with Built In CD Burner and Integrated Speakers
Price: 219.99

4.0 out of 5 stars So far so good, 27 May 2014
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60 of 250 LPs copied to CD without any problems and no obvious loss of quality. Software a bit clumsy so room for improvement but a good buy for all that.


Habanera
Habanera
Price: 7.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, 27 May 2014
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This review is from: Habanera (Audio CD)
What else can one say about Elina's singing. OK ... its not I Capuleti e I Montecchi (what a great shame that there is no official recoring of Garanca and Netrebko in that opera and only a US hand-held camera version) but a joy to listen to for all that.


Monteverdi: Operas [DVD] [2007]
Monteverdi: Operas [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Monteverdi
Price: 19.02

5.0 out of 5 stars A remarkable man, 27 May 2014
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Truly remarkable opera when viewed against its era. Casts all round good performers. Very different from what many opera fans are used to but still excellent entertainment.


The Bride and the Dowry: Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War
The Bride and the Dowry: Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians in the Aftermath of the June 1967 War
by Avi Raz
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.45

5.0 out of 5 stars A good insight into why the Middle East is still a problem, 27 May 2014
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Avi Raz provides an accurate account of the duplicity of Israel in its negotiations with those who believe that the Zionists have stolen land that has never belonged to them ( see/buy 'A History of Palestine' by Gudrun Kramer' from Amazon) . A very readable book. I have given 6 copies to others it so good.


HP CM750A OfficeJet Pro 8600 Plus e-All-in-One (Print, Scan, Copy, Fax, Web)
HP CM750A OfficeJet Pro 8600 Plus e-All-in-One (Print, Scan, Copy, Fax, Web)
Price: 149.98

1.0 out of 5 stars Don't even think of buying this typical HP rubbish, 27 May 2014
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Bought my first Dec 2102 to replace previous model that had lasted barely 18 months because I had (so I thought) suitable spare ink cartridges .From the outset clearly a problem with firmware as on each print instruction it said it could not connect but after 15 seconds printed. The scanning function failed May 13 and vendor replaced printer. Document feeder developed fault Aug 2013 and HP replaced printer with refubished printer. When I raised failure to print because of lack of WiFi connection with HP they sent me a list of changes to make to software set-up - as I have time to correct a fault they have identified with their software/firmware. I wrote (not for the first time ) in complaint to HP CEO in the USA and once again gained no response. HP good at marketing, lousey at customer support and a vendor of poorly designed products. (I have had problems with HP laptops too.) My recommendation is that you shoulod think tice and then think twice again before considering buying any HP Product until they wake up, stop selling rubbish and improve their customer focus. They probably think they are too big to fail so it is up to us to bring them down. We do need companies like HP anymore. Toshiba runs rings round them.


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