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Adam Frankenberg "Kol adam" (Manchester UK)

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Medical Tuning Fork - Professional Grade - Sigma Lance's EAX Medical Tuning Forks (512Hz)
Medical Tuning Fork - Professional Grade - Sigma Lance's EAX Medical Tuning Forks (512Hz)

5.0 out of 5 stars Well made product., 29 Dec. 2015
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Solidly made and ergonomically satisfying. I got here in good time and was well wrapt up.


Beydodo Edelstahl Anhänger (Glatte Halskette) Für Damen Regenbogen Markierungen 48MM Silber
Beydodo Edelstahl Anhänger (Glatte Halskette) Für Damen Regenbogen Markierungen 48MM Silber
Offered by BeyDoDo
Price: £31.96

5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish and Subtle., 16 Dec. 2015
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I bought this for a friend and was pleased with how it looks its stylish without being overly pretty and is pretty subtle.


Porn for Jews
Porn for Jews
by Sarah Rosen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.84

5.0 out of 5 stars Does exactly what it says, 17 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Porn for Jews (Hardcover)
Straightaway it should be noted that this is not pornography rather it is a series of photos of fully clothed men and women doing Jewish things, lighting shabbat candles etc., along with funny tag lines. Some were funny enough to make me laugh and most to make me smile this is a talking point that i don't mind leaving out in plain sight.


Pretend Friends: A story about schizophrenia and other illnesses that can cause hallucinations
Pretend Friends: A story about schizophrenia and other illnesses that can cause hallucinations
by Alice Hoyle
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A good first story about mental health, 7 Feb. 2015
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Good resource for teaching children about mental health issues. I should start with a disclaimer, this is written by a friend of mine, nevertheless I hope that this review is impartial. I think that book is an excellent and open hearted way to introduce children to issues surround mental health. Providing a positive message and a way to open up discussions. The illustrations, by Lauren Reis are also charming and really rather beautiful. There are useful notes at the back for the adult, parent or teacher who is using the book as a way to help children understand some of the issues relating to metal illness.


Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal
Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal
by Rachel Naomi Remen
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful and moving, 28 Jan. 2015
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This is a great book. I bought if after reading and enjoying 'My grandfather's blessings', for me Kitchen Table Wisdom is not quiet as good as my Grandfathers blessings but it deserves five stars nevertheless. Each short section, story or account is compelling and I have read and re-read the whole thing in the short time that I have owned it. There is plenty of material here and I feel certain that I will return to many of its pages again and again


Pentel P209 Automatic Pencil 0.9 mm Lead Yellow
Pentel P209 Automatic Pencil 0.9 mm Lead Yellow
Offered by K Direct
Price: £3.58

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice feel, 20 Oct. 2014
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This is a great product the grip is ergonomically pleasant and it writes with a smooth motion, because at 0.9mm the lead is slightly thicker than most other mechanical pencils I have used/own it brakes less often. I use it for both drawing (technical as well as artistic as well as for making notes in books.)


The Giver (Essential Modern Classics)
The Giver (Essential Modern Classics)
by Lois Lowry
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Coming of age in a dystopian world, 23 Aug. 2014
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Step by step Lois Lowry draws you into Jonas' world that of his family who live somewhere in the world, simply referred to as the community, sometime in the (distant?) future. Jonas is approaching the ceremony of the twelves where children start to become adults and the role in the community is chosen.
As we learn more and more about the society in which Jonas lives it because increasingly dark and troubling more and more of a dystopia rather than a utopia.

As this is a book for young adults the language is simple and the book itself is reactively short. This does not mean that the book itself is either simply of lightweight. It ask profound question about our own society and indeed all societies. I would highly recommend it to any Young adult, maybe over the age of thirteen as some of the ideas raised I would also say that any adult reader would probably find lots in it to make them think. And it is certainly an engaging read.

I found Jonas' voice utterly realistic though out that the subtle way in which he starts to see the word differently is beautifully conveyed.


Thumbsup! Equation Unisex Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Black Plastic or PU Strap EQUWAT
Thumbsup! Equation Unisex Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Black Plastic or PU Strap EQUWAT

1.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment as a watch, 13 Aug. 2014
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A disappointment really. Basically it doesn't work (or at least mine doesn't) as a watch it keeps stopping and I will re-set it and it goes for a bit and then stops again. I am going to see if it is mendable but for a cheap watch this is a bit of a bother and an expense. As an earlier reviewer said the strap isn't great I have only worn it for day (because it keeps stopping) and it is already cracking.

All this is shame because the dial is clear and easy to read and it's a fun idea.


The Magician's Land (Magicians Trilogy)
The Magician's Land (Magicians Trilogy)
by Lev Grossman
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb and Satisfying, 13 Aug. 2014
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In the third and finally part of the Magicians trilogy Lev Grossman has produced a superb and very satisfying final. I loved books one and two, but I feel that book three takes the series to a whole new level, while book one was like very good fan fiction, which as an avid reader of the Narnia books and of course the harry HP series I loved, it was full of artful jokes. However it took the issues raised in other books (but not really answered) seriously, what does being a magician do to a person? What is like to know that magical worlds exist but not be in one.
The third book brings material planted in the earlier two books to full ripeness. It ties up many lose ends but is a wonderful story in its own right. (But you must read books one and two first). But what I found most heartening was how much more i liked the characters in this novel, than i did in the earlier ones.
Lots more magical detail and drama that kept me reading and guessing right till the last page. Wonderful. I managed not to read it all at once but it took quiet a bit of self restraint not to do so.


Homesick
Homesick
by Eshkol Nevo
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Multiple voices coming together, 3 Aug. 2014
This review is from: Homesick (Paperback)
This novel is made up from multiple fragments in different character's voice and told from different perspectives. Essentially the novel is the story of Noa and Amir students who have set up home together half-way between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It is a will they won't they story? Will the stay together? Will Amir pass his exams will Noa finish her final year art project? These and other questions are answered but it is the journey that is the real joy of the novel. Other stories are woven into the main narrative. The Family life of Noa and Amir's landlords, the family across the road who have lost a son.

The back drop to the story is the peace accords and the assassination of Rabin, and the author really captures something of the feeling of the time. He does not step back from the political situation of the arab-israeli conflict one of the stories is that of an Arab worker who is seeking his old house. This said Nevo does not allow the politics of the time to overwhelm the overall story.

Each voice is distinctive enough that after only a few pages I was able to tell them apart.

Overall a lovely and beautifully written and translated story (I would have liked to read it in Hebrew but sadly my Hebrew is not up to it.)

I liked all the characters and felt for their longing. (Longing for home is really at the heart of all the mini-stories which make up the whole).


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