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The Thinker's Guide For Conscientious Citizens on How to Detect Media Bias & Propaganda
The Thinker's Guide For Conscientious Citizens on How to Detect Media Bias & Propaganda
Price: £3.74

4.0 out of 5 stars An Informative 'Pamphlet', 9 Nov. 2014
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Very short, of course but to the point and well laid out.


COURVOISIER XO Imperial Cognac 70cl Bottle
COURVOISIER XO Imperial Cognac 70cl Bottle
Offered by limato-shop
Price: £71.97

4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good, 9 Nov. 2014
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Not as smooth as Remy Martin XO or Hennesey, but still nice and gives you that warm glow that only an XO cognac can.


All in the Mind
All in the Mind
Price: £3.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Certainly Not Just A Politician, A Serious Writer Too!, 9 Nov. 2014
This review is from: All in the Mind (Kindle Edition)
I bought this book more to find out about the mind of Alastair Campbell than anything the story, per se, promised to deliver. I find him a fascinating figure, regardless of whether people liked him as a politician or not. I wasn't disappointed with this book.

The story is plausible with a nice bit of interweaving between the (seemingly) many central characters. Campbell also seems to ooze insight into mental issues he surely couldn't have encountered first hand (the trauma of the lady who was raped or the burns' victim, for example), and I sense that it might have been cathartic for him to put to paper the predicaments and mind-sets of the chronic depressive and alcoholic. He also seems pretty good at understanding things from a psychiatrist's point of view. Some of the latter is maybe from personal experience, but there's much more of a 3D representation of the psychiatrist in this book surely than anyone might of taken from a few one-on-one sessions).

Campbell takes on a broad swathe of topics face on and deals with them honestly and pretty incisively - massive bouts of depressive, alcoholism, social anxiety, personal relationships, forgiveness, and themes on empathy and the idea that we are all subject to similar problems despite (or perhaps because of) our careers, social standing and outward personalities.

Sort of knowing who the author is it's quite hard to categorize the book. Is it purely a satire and/or comment on a microcosm of society (doubtful - there seems to be too much of him in it for that), a look at psychology, philosophy, or largely a memoir, We'd have to ask him personally.

I couldn't give it a 5* as to do so would to be to place the book in the realms of the likes of Kafka, Dostoevsky, Camus, Dickens et al and I don't think Campbell is quite at their level (although if he dedicated his life to writing I see no reason why he couldn't be), and his style of writing needs brushing up on - some of it feels a bit flat at times. A thought occurred to me that I wondered how well, despite being a 19th century poet, William Wordsworth could have enhanced the use of the language.

Overall, worth your money and time and a very good first effort at a piece of fiction (if we can call it that)


Beethoven: Complete Symphonies
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The CD set that made me love Beethoven's symphonies, 15 Sept. 2014
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I'm no audiophile so I can't comment on any subtle nuances or whether or not the conductor is 'true' to Beethoven, but I never tire of listening to many of the pieces in this set.


1 x 10 Panel Home Drug Test Kit with a Sample Cup - tests for Amphetamines, Buprenorphine, Benzodiazephines, Cocaine, Methadone, Ketamine, Methamphetamines, Morphine, Opiates & Cannabis
1 x 10 Panel Home Drug Test Kit with a Sample Cup - tests for Amphetamines, Buprenorphine, Benzodiazephines, Cocaine, Methadone, Ketamine, Methamphetamines, Morphine, Opiates & Cannabis
Offered by Home Health (UK) Ltd
Price: £7.99


Only Natural Meletonin 3 mg
Only Natural Meletonin 3 mg

4.0 out of 5 stars Quite Strong, 15 Sept. 2014
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I'm surprised these aren't prescription only as they really are 'knock out' pills. Be wary of waking up feeling drowsy though, and even sometimes feeling lethargic all day.


Black Metal Porsche Tyre Valve Dust Cap With Spanner Keyring Key Fob
Black Metal Porsche Tyre Valve Dust Cap With Spanner Keyring Key Fob

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice and Good Quality, 15 Sept. 2014
Nice little addition to any Porsche.


Porsche Leather Crest Keyfob Black
Porsche Leather Crest Keyfob Black

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality, 15 Sept. 2014
This review is from: Porsche Leather Crest Keyfob Black
Nice quality and sits nicely with the key of my Porsche - not much else to say!


PORSCHE GENUINE LEATHER KEYRING : RED
PORSCHE GENUINE LEATHER KEYRING : RED

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality, 15 Sept. 2014
Nice quality and sits nicely with the key of my Porsche - not much else to say!


Harry & Paul - Series 1-4 Boxset [DVD]
Harry & Paul - Series 1-4 Boxset [DVD]
Dvd ~ Harry Enfield
Price: £27.55

0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars RIP Enfield & Whitehouse, 8 Jan. 2014
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They used to be fantastic but based on this, by and large, they've lost it.
There's one or two amusing and well-observed sketches, but knowing what they've produced in the past I felt very disappointed in this production.

For my money, they need to go back to basics or the drawing board while they still have time to maintain their standing as two fine comedians. Much more stuff like this and they'll be in danger of becoming known for this type of stuff instead of the good stuff they used to produce.


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