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HOMEFRONT FULLY FITTED WASHABLE DOUBLE SIZE MATTRESS COVER DUAL CONTROL (193 x 137 cm)
HOMEFRONT FULLY FITTED WASHABLE DOUBLE SIZE MATTRESS COVER DUAL CONTROL (193 x 137 cm)

4.0 out of 5 stars ... years ago as we have an old house with poor heat retention, 20 Feb. 2015
Bought one 3 years ago as we have an old house with poor heat retention. However even though we like a cool bedroom we don't like the bed to be cold when we get in. This blanket is easy to fit as it has stretchy net edges which tuck under the mattress. The heating elements go right to the edges of the mattresses so no cold spots. After a couple of months you might need need to lift the mattress protector and ensure the blanket is centred, as sitting up in bed will move it around slightly in time. We set it on maximum about an hour before we retire but we like it really toasty. 20-30 mins takes the edge off on cold days and might be enough for you in a modern house. After 3 years the switch on my side failed, which was pity, so it loses a star.


Cascamite Powdered Resin Wood Glue 220g
Cascamite Powdered Resin Wood Glue 220g
Price: £4.97

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best wood glue I have used, 3 Nov. 2010
My tutor at my furniture restoration class who is a professional upholsterer and often needs to mend the underlying wooden frames recommended this to me. It bonds stronger than all the wood filler gun glues in your big name retail park DIY superstores. It is simple to mix, a bit like Polyfilla (add the powder to water), but be warned you only get a few minutes before it starts hardening. It is easy to mix too much and have to throw the excess away, so be sparing. It can be sanded and dries a pearly white colour, so wipe it off any surfaces leaving it in the join only as it is tricky to get off after it sets. I use nothing else now. This product is also called by other names but the pot looks similar. Polymite, Powermite and Cascamite are the same thing - wish they'd make up their minds!


NETGEAR DGND3300-100UKS RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N DSL Gateway
NETGEAR DGND3300-100UKS RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N DSL Gateway

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dead on arrival, 24 Jun. 2010
Sorry to say it but mine was unusable and had to go back. The power light flashed red and the adsl light never lit.


The British Shotgun: 1850-70 v. 1
The British Shotgun: 1850-70 v. 1
by I.M. Crudgington
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gun book review, 15 Aug. 2009
Superb book on gunmaking for the period,relying properly on the evidence provided by the patents, which are analysed with a gunmakers insight, rather than hearsay and repeated errors found elsewhere. Good style, and well organised into gun types, which makes a complicated subject digestible for the less technical gun enthusiast.
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Bang Bang You're Dead
Bang Bang You're Dead
by Narinder Dhami
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Different but really good, 14 July 2009
This review is from: Bang Bang You're Dead (Paperback)
I read Ms Dhami's fantastic books when I was young and its great shes written something for teenagers as I got older. The book grabs you on page one and doesn't let you go until the last page. I hope she writes more of these thrillers.


3D EXPO 1862: A Magic Journey to Victorian England
3D EXPO 1862: A Magic Journey to Victorian England
by Michael Tongue
Edition: Hardcover

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time travel, 11 May 2009
Michael's book is a delight for anyone interested in Victorian history and/ or photography. For those who think 3D entertainment started in mid 20th century think again. It started in the mid 19th century. Victorians sold millions of stereoview photographs that even now allow the viewer to experience the sensation of depth and perspective of faraway events and places. This superb and expensive looking book cleverly incorporates a viewer (using just clear lenses)and 64 views of the largest international exhibition ever to be held in London. The black and white views work particularly well. The few colour views, taken from hand-tinted originals, appear less effective because of the registration problems of imperfect tinting but it is wonderful to see how garish and bold the tastes of the time were.

This book is a fascinating and well crafted introduction to what was shown at the exhibition and to stereoscopic photography generally, which somehow almost persuades the brain into believing that you are actually witnessing the event first hand. Amazing - buy it! p.s Michael I now want a companion book on the 1851 Exhibition when stereoscopic photographs first became a sensation.
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Dani's Diary (Bindi Babes)
Dani's Diary (Bindi Babes)
by Narinder Dhami
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insight into British Asian experience, 5 Feb. 2008
Interesting use of two very different diaries, one set in modern day and one in the 1960s when Dani's gran emigrates from India to the UK.
The two plots blend well together and produce a really surprising ending. Recommended for girls 8-13.


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