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Between Silk and Cyanide: A Code Maker's War 1941-45
Between Silk and Cyanide: A Code Maker's War 1941-45
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5.0 out of 5 stars I was hooked from the very first paragraph, 2 Mar. 2015
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Leo Marks not only has a fascinating story to tell, but expresses it with a wonderful turn of phrase.
Having visited the historic code-breaking site of Bletchley Park very recently, this privileged glimpse inside the alternative coding department of SOE gave an added dimension to the secret war. The delightful humour which weaves its way through this account of the men and women who held the lives of secret agents in their hands, makes this a book you will not wish to put down.


Panasonic Photo Lithium Battery - CR123A - 6 Pack Special
Panasonic Photo Lithium Battery - CR123A - 6 Pack Special
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Price: £8.66

4.0 out of 5 stars A Lot of Battery Power for a Good Price., 24 Nov. 2014
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Work well. Good price. Only time will tell if they have stamina. If they continue to work as well as they start out, then they will deserve the 5th star.


The 7 Reasons Why Customers DON'T Choose YOU: 1 (How to Build a Brand)
The 7 Reasons Why Customers DON'T Choose YOU: 1 (How to Build a Brand)
Price: £9.37

5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have Book from the Experts in Branding, 24 Nov. 2014
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These two brand experts not only tell you exactly the way to approach the process of building your brand, but they step you through the process including exercises which really challenge you to clarify your thoughts and beliefs, which ultimately become your brand.
If you are not aligned with the values of your brand, you or it must change if the brand is to succeed.
You will find no-one more capable of teaching their expert knowledge of branding than Sammy Blindell and Miles Fryer.
The bottom line is clear: If you want to create or develop your brand - you need to read this book.


AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable 9.8 Feet/ 3 meters Supports Ethernet, 3D, Audio Return
AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable 9.8 Feet/ 3 meters Supports Ethernet, 3D, Audio Return
Price: £5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Cable works well, good price, and prompt delivery, 25 April 2014
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I do not have other makes of cable for side-by-side comparison of image quality, but the result with this cable is completely satisfactory. This cable is being used in a static, domestic setup, so no experience gained of reliability when frequently handled, but quality looks good.
The price was better than many others - some were ridiculously expensive. It is hard to see what possible benefit their higher price might bring.
Product received within a couple of days - well ahead of promised schedule. Well done.


Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, Book 18)
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher, Book 18)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Reacher. Intelligent, absorbing and full of action., 14 Dec. 2013
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Lee Child has produced another gripping episode in the free-wheeling life of Jack Reacher. His knowledge of the US military, and the power-plays between different branches, is used to great effect here. We also see the motivations driving different ranks and individuals. In this adventure, Reacher is not alone. Plenty of input comes from his female companion, avoiding the chauvinism which many other authors display when creating a powerful male lead character. Read this book as slowly as possible, because once you finish it you will be impatient to get your hands on the next great release from Lee Childs.


Matt Helm: Death of A Citizen
Matt Helm: Death of A Citizen

3.0 out of 5 stars Fails to generate excitement, 14 Dec. 2013
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I was looking for an author to take the place of Lee Childs, now that I have read all the Jack Reacher books. Donald Hamilton was suggested, but this, the first of his books I have read, felt very flat. The writing seemed dated and somehow stilted. I found I did not really care about the hero Matt Helm. Whereas Childs makes you almost a participant in the action, Hamilton leaves you as a mere onlooker, like casually watching an old film on a small TV screen, while eating your dinner. I am not encouraged to read more Matt Helm books.


Farewell Angelina: Remastered
Farewell Angelina: Remastered
Price: £7.33

5.0 out of 5 stars Pure simplicity. Very nostalgic, 17 Aug. 2013
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This re-mastered CD takes us back to the early 1960s, when youth was finding its voice to challenge inequality and war. This album, for me, evokes very clear images from my teen years, when all you needed was a powerful song, a good voice and an acoustic guitar to create a masterpiece. Purity and emotion are the strengths, not heavy orchestration or post-production meddling. Several of the tracks were penned by Bob Dylan, some by Joan Baez, and a few of the other great standards of that era.
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Uni Kuru Toga Revolving Nib Black Mechanical Technical Drawing Pencil 0.5mm Nib With Leads
Uni Kuru Toga Revolving Nib Black Mechanical Technical Drawing Pencil 0.5mm Nib With Leads

4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 17 Aug. 2013
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A simple reliable tool which performs significantly better than the cheap throwaway variety. Leads stay sharp and do not break too easily.


Harry's Game (Ultimate Collection)
Harry's Game (Ultimate Collection)
Price: £3.95

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4.0 out of 5 stars Gritty Realism in The Troubles, 17 Aug. 2013
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A compelling look into the unglamorous world where fanaticism is entangled with harsh everyday life. The characters are explored in depth, with their fears and frailties exposed.


6FT 30pin 30-pin Dock Connector Port to Male HDMI cable cables for Apple ipad2 ipad3 iphone4G 4S
6FT 30pin 30-pin Dock Connector Port to Male HDMI cable cables for Apple ipad2 ipad3 iphone4G 4S

4.0 out of 5 stars Effective cable at a good price, 12 May 2013
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This cable works well and is at an attractive price. In retrospect, we would have benefitted from a slightly longer cable, to reach from sofa to the back of the TV. If you do not need more than 6ft, it will serve you well.


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