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Big Ben "fly_mo" (Bedford, UK)
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Tea Ball Infuser 2" 18/8 Stainless Steel.
Tea Ball Infuser 2" 18/8 Stainless Steel.
Offered by Newin Home
Price: £0.78

4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for brewing loose tea in pot or mug, 10 Jun. 2015
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Neat little infuser that worked OK after a bit of fiddling with its catch and hinge


LUPO USB 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive HDD External Caddy Case Enclosure (Various SATA, IDE, USB 2.0 and 3.0 Versions Available)
LUPO USB 2.5 inch Hard Disk Drive HDD External Caddy Case Enclosure (Various SATA, IDE, USB 2.0 and 3.0 Versions Available)
Offered by LUPO STORE
Price: £8.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin!, 10 Jun. 2015
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Does the job well, not the toughest of cases though.


The Long War: (Long Earth 2)
The Long War: (Long Earth 2)
by Stephen Baxter
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Not as warlike as I expected, with a strong story, 10 Jun. 2015
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The next step in the "Long" saga works as well as the first.
Recommended that this series be read in order, or there will be too many gaps...
Excellent read, highly recommended.


Australian Aborigines, The
Australian Aborigines, The
by A.P. Elkin
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Solid volume, can be heavy going, 10 Jun. 2015
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Extensive analysis of Australian Aboriginal people, some say the definitive work on the topic.
But it was researched and written a very long time ago, and it's style makes it heavy going.
Recommended to the determined reader!


For Raspberry Pi - 16GB Class 10 branded SDHC SD Card preloaded with latest NOOBS choice of Linux operating system.
For Raspberry Pi - 16GB Class 10 branded SDHC SD Card preloaded with latest NOOBS choice of Linux operating system.

4.0 out of 5 stars Good SD card for older style of Raspberry Pi, 10 Jun. 2015
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Good SD card pre-loaded with software for the earlier model Raspberry Pi computer. The later models use a much smaller 'Micro-SD" card that does the same job.


The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day (Science of Discworld 4)
The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day (Science of Discworld 4)
by Ian Stewart
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The mighty saga of science continues in great style!, 10 Jun. 2015
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If you are new to "The Science of Discworld", welcome!
Where have you been?
it's a great series that combines the entertainment of Discworld with interesting stuff about science (from proper scientists) and some truly monumental technical funnies.
Look up "Anthill Inside" if you disbelieve me... . .
It is on a fancy holographic sticker you can put on your computer, and yes, there's one on this computer.
But why an Anthill? For the full answer to that you might have to read "The Science of Discworld" - or do a web search.
For those of you who are familiar with the series (as we are, oh yes!) this is more of the same, well up to standard, highly recommended as always.
Newcomers will almost certainly enjoy the series better if they start at the beginning and work their way up, but if you are motivated to start here for your own reasons, who am I to argue?

Wwritten by an erudite team headed by one of the UK's most successful and respected authors, who is alas no longer with us.
If it's not exactly your thing, why not get one for a friend who needs it?


The Invisible Library: 1 (The Invisible Library Series)
The Invisible Library: 1 (The Invisible Library Series)
by Genevieve Cogman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful author, wonderful book!, 9 Jun. 2015
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Epic effort from an author new to me. By golly it is good!
This is original work, with interesting characters in an intriguing fantastical world that revolves around "The Library".
It's well written and plotted - a real page-turner.
Our protagonist is a Librarian sent on a mission with an unusual assistant - just how unusual takes most of the book to reveal. The mission turns out to be unexpectedly weird, of course.
The worlds in which this all takes place are variable, with possibilities from steampunk to modernity via witchier worlds of 'magic' - always with the quiet, dark shelves of The Library (with its infighting and political intrigue) looming over all.
There's a proper villain, too!
If you like Charles Stross, or Terry Pratchett, or Jasper Fforde or a host of other authors in this genre you will very likely enjoy this book.
I am -really- looking forward to the next one.
Strongly recommended to readers of this genre.


SanDisk Ultra Imaging 8 GB microSDHC Memory Card plus SD Adapter up to 48 MB/s, Class 10
SanDisk Ultra Imaging 8 GB microSDHC Memory Card plus SD Adapter up to 48 MB/s, Class 10
Price: £4.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin!, 9 Jun. 2015
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Good quality Micro SD card that works very well with Raspberry Pi 2 and a couple of Android devices.
Recommended!


GadgetpoolUK 3.5mm Stereo Socket to 6.3mm 6.35mm 1/4 Jack Headphone Adapter Converter Plug
GadgetpoolUK 3.5mm Stereo Socket to 6.3mm 6.35mm 1/4 Jack Headphone Adapter Converter Plug
Offered by Newin Home
Price: £0.68

3.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin - for a few weeks only., 9 Jun. 2015
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Originally, I said about this item:

"Can't fault this, it just works. Finished well too. Recommended!"

..and awarded it 5 stars.

Unfortunately its internal 3.5mm stereo socket has gradually lost its grip, and it no longer connects reliably.
This despite light use, and that mostly at the other end.

Can no longer recommend this, sadly.


Replacement Foam Earpads 10 PACK for Sennheiser MX 60 / MX 160 / MX 270 / MX 370 / MX 500 / MX 560 / MX 660 / MX 760 / MX 880 / MX 80 Sport II Also Compatible With Most Other Headphones (13mm Black)
Replacement Foam Earpads 10 PACK for Sennheiser MX 60 / MX 160 / MX 270 / MX 370 / MX 500 / MX 560 / MX 660 / MX 760 / MX 880 / MX 80 Sport II Also Compatible With Most Other Headphones (13mm Black)
Offered by Gadget Zoo
Price: £2.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Do what it says on the tin., 9 Jun. 2015
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These are OK - not as tough as the originals but they do fit well.


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