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Otto Rahn and the Quest for the Holy Grail: The Amazing Life of the Real "Indiana Jones"
Otto Rahn and the Quest for the Holy Grail: The Amazing Life of the Real "Indiana Jones"
by Nigel Graddon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.99

4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting perspective, 22 Dec. 2015
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Not the easiest book to read but it casts an interesting light on an elusive figure from the 20th century history. Was he a true Nazi? What about his mysterious death? Did he even die as has generally been reported? Read the book and draw your own conclusions.


The SPCK Book of Christian Prayer (Prayer Book)
The SPCK Book of Christian Prayer (Prayer Book)
by Various
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, 22 Dec. 2015
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This universal collection of prayers from all ages and all kinds of situations is bound to be useful to anyone who regularly leads public prayer or worship.


Worship Now Book II: A Collection of Services and Prayers for Public Worship
Worship Now Book II: A Collection of Services and Prayers for Public Worship
by Duncan B Forrester
Edition: Spiral-bound

5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, 22 Dec. 2015
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Volume 2 follows on from the earlier collection with different authors and editors. Although maybe very slightly dated now, this collection can easily be adapted for use in the 21st century in a wide variety of public worship gatherings.


Worship Now: Bk. 1: A Collection of Services and Prayers for Public Worship
Worship Now: Bk. 1: A Collection of Services and Prayers for Public Worship
by David Cairns
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful, 22 Dec. 2015
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A useful and varied collection of prayers for leading public worship. Although they are not new they can be easily adapted for worship in the 21st century.


Songs of God's People (Music)
Songs of God's People (Music)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Collection, 7 Aug. 2015
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Originally used as a supplement to the third edition of the Church Hymnary (known popularly as CH3), this book contains 120 items. These items cover a wide range, including some that were "missed" out of CH2 but also introduces some Gospel songs, old and new, plus other less known items from Greek Orthodox and other traditions. Most congregations, whatever their worship practice, will find something of interest and value in SoGP. Although it is intended as a supplement to CH3, in practice it can be used as stand-alone resource for smaller meetings within a church setting. This collection, to all intents and purposes, has been overtaken by the fourth edition of the Church Hymnary (CH4).


The Magdalene Legacy: The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracy - Revelations Beyond The Da Vinci Code
The Magdalene Legacy: The Jesus and Mary Bloodline Conspiracy - Revelations Beyond The Da Vinci Code
by Laurence Gardner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth reading, 26 Aug. 2014
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Really a very interesting book. My head is still reeling after reading it. I am not sufficiently scholarly to give a full critique but I can say that it is clearly written and persuasive.


TP-LINK TL-PA451KIT AV500 Powerline Adapter with AC Pass Through Starter Kit
TP-LINK TL-PA451KIT AV500 Powerline Adapter with AC Pass Through Starter Kit
Price: £31.98

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Solution, 2 Jan. 2014
I occupy the lower floors of a stone built house (c. 1900) having moved there in 2012. My router is on the ground floor and I like to use a small room in the basement as a "den". In the basement, the signal was always low or very low and on occasions would hang up completely. This powerline has been just great. I am not a technical guy - but was given confidence to try powerline after watching some helpful videos on YouTube. You plug one adapter into the router, and the other in the room where the laptop, PC or whatever is situated. Switch on and within a couple of minutes (probably much less) the two adapters find one another and you have a good connection. You can "pair" the adapters for security by following the instructions, if you wish, but in most cases this is not necessary. The adapters can be switched on and off at the end of the day. The two ethernet cables supplied are fairly short. I had to replace one with a longer version.

When connecting a PC, laptop or similar, do remember to disable the wireless connection (go to control panel). I forgot and was puzzled as to why I was getting an identical low signal at first, until I remembered. The pass through facility is really handy. It means you do not lose a socket outlet although it puts the price up. The advice is never to plug one of these adaptors into an extension, although some people have done this without a problem. Certainly, they will not work if the extension is fitted with an anti-surge device - as many are for computer use.

Overall a nice bit of kit and really easy to set up.

So, in short, these adaptors really are plug and play. I have enjoyed a steady reliable signal in the basement since buying mine. I am just sorry that I dithered so long about doing so.


The Last Pope
The Last Pope
by Robert Howells
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Read, 15 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: The Last Pope (Paperback)
I had read Robert Howell's earlier book on The Priory of Zion and was really looking forward to his next book. I was not disappointed. Mr Howells is not some mad conspiracy theorist and takes a balanced yet open minded approach. A very useful aspect of the current book is the excellent treatment of the subject of prophecy across a wide number of traditions. It is worth buying the book for this section alone. The writer takes us carefully through the various prophecies about succeeding Popes up to and including Francis I. He does not force any view on the reader and we are left to make up our own minds. Overall, this is a very interesting book. My recommendation is read the book for yourself. I hope that we can look forward to further publications from this author.


The Royal Mint The Queen's Coronation Anniversary 2013 Coin
The Royal Mint The Queen's Coronation Anniversary 2013 Coin

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Royal Mint Rip-off, 16 May 2013
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It used to be easy to buy £5 coins for £5. This is no longer possible

Now the Royal Mint charges £13 - £5 for the coin and £8 for a bit of cardboard and plastic. I don't mind paying for something but this is a rip-off especially as they then want another £3 for postage and packing. That is the only reason I give this item an "OK" only.

Do look through Amazon and you should find cheaper sources for the identical item. I got mine for £12, include post - a saving of £4 over the Royal Mint.


Old Hamilton
Old Hamilton
by Rhona Wilson
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable Resource, 27 April 2013
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A fascinating and well documented account of old Hamilton (South Lanarkshire, Scotland) set around a collection of old but clear photographs. It is sobering to see how much has disappeared but also how much of the "old" town still survives. My copy was second hand and, at the time, the book was out of print. I understand that it was reprinted in 2012 and should now be easily obtained as new.


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