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Books v. Cigarettes (Penguin Great Ideas)
Books v. Cigarettes (Penguin Great Ideas)
by George Orwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No point in buying this if you already have Shooting an Elephant, 13 May 2013
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Anthology of short stories, essays and criticism. All very amusing, easy read and lots of ideas - but it's missing some of his best stuff - other collections are better value.


Shooting an Elephant: And Other Essays (Penguin Modern Classics)
Shooting an Elephant: And Other Essays (Penguin Modern Classics)
by George Orwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this book!, 13 May 2013
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Classic amusing logical thought remains relevant today - series of essays, some long others brief, with flashes of humour along with acerbic critiscism of some modern mores. Good holiday reading.


Blagdon 500ml Barley Straw Extract - Natural Algae Treatment for your Pond
Blagdon 500ml Barley Straw Extract - Natural Algae Treatment for your Pond
Offered by Kettering Koi & Ponds Ltd
Price: £12.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, expensive in acqua shops, good value here., 13 May 2013
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This stuff is good for anyone with a non filtered pond. It lasts a good while but you need to add more every few weeks, along with other products it works much better if you have covered the surface of the water with plants, lillies for example.


Blagdon 500ml Super Value Clear Pond
Blagdon 500ml Super Value Clear Pond
Offered by Kettering Koi & Ponds Ltd
Price: £10.36

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Product, 13 May 2013
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Clears the pond water really well - within a day or two. Well worth the money. Does what is says on the tin.


In The Shadow Of The Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
In The Shadow Of The Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
by Tom Holland
Edition: Hardcover

11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent scope, great effort, spoilt by idosyncratic style, 11 Dec 2012
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This is a work of tremendous courage, scope and ambition. The subject matter is fascinating, the research appears to be impeccable and yet my hopes for a good read were frustrated from the earliest pages. The sloppy quasi conversational presentation, repetition of phrases time and again, the abundance of waffle and failure to get to the point made it a great effort to read this book. I found myself speed reading, skipping pages and looking at the pictures to get over the boredom of reading the text. Am I wiser as a result? Yes - it's all there, but ye gods it's hard work getting the wheat from the chaff!


Tech Deck Skate and Go Park Playset
Tech Deck Skate and Go Park Playset
Offered by Burman
Price: £23.90

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Tech deck skate & Go park playset, 8 Jan 2012
= Durability:3.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:1.0 out of 5 stars 
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Very expensive for what you get - oportunities for play seem limited, but recipient seemed happy enough! I expect that this is one of the crazes that possesses small boys, won't last long.


City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire
City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire
by Roger Crowley
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars City of Fortune: How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire, 24 Sep 2011
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Lovely book written in a narrative style and a rapid pace. If you are interested in medieval civilisation, or in Venice itself, or the history of the eastern mediteranean you will enjoy this book.


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