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Beastly Things: (Brunetti 21)
Beastly Things: (Brunetti 21)
by Donna Leon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Am a fan of Leon, 19 April 2013
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Donna Leon has created a great combination of regular characters around the main police station in Venice, and in this book they are all back again. Also there are always insights into the Italian way of life from bureaucracy/politics/nepotism to domestic family scenes, as seen though the patient eyes of the main character, detective Brunetti. The Venetian atmosphere sucks you into the plot that maintains interest with a colourfu and crediblel plot-line. Another to please the fans and new readers of Donna Leon.


The Mongoliad (The Mongoliad Cycle)
The Mongoliad (The Mongoliad Cycle)
by Neal Stephenson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to comment, 19 April 2013
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I do not think that this last of the three books is easy to comment on. It takes you to the far East, to Rome, to outside Rome, and Mongolia. This aims to be an epic tale, so there is a multitude of characters most with impossible names. Seeing the numbers of authors confirmed to me how some sections felt differently written to others, such as the hand-to-hand combat in different styles to more emotional interpersonal scenes.
On the other hand, it is hard to put down and contains some gripping narratives. I have always liked reading Stephenson's books and his originality. This is all still reflected in this trilogy. This third and last is a thick tome which promises long and satisfying reads....once you can work out or remember which unpronouceable name refers to which character.


Mens Canvas Shoes / Pumps / Plimsolls - Style name Boston (9, Burgundy)
Mens Canvas Shoes / Pumps / Plimsolls - Style name Boston (9, Burgundy)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable, 19 April 2013
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I have not worn these very much yet. I bought them as 'house' shoes, not to wear out in the streets. They are quite 'padded' and comfortable, in a pleasant 'Burgundy' colour. So far I am pleased with them, but who knows how long products like these last?


Deep Waters (Inspector Ikmen Mysteries)
Deep Waters (Inspector Ikmen Mysteries)
by Barbara Nadel
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Confusing, 19 April 2013
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I found the storyline and the characters confusing. Mainly because the names are Turkish or Slav, and grouped into families or clans, so they sound very similar and I found this very distracting. So it was not easy to remember who was who etc...and new characters are introduced during the narrative which does not help. On the plus side, the story line is strong, but there is too much jumping from scene to scene, place to place. The traditions and characters involved in the blood feuds are very believable, others appear less so. Not a book I got easily involved in.


The Americas Cup: To Win At All Costs - 1851 To The Present Day [VHS]
The Americas Cup: To Win At All Costs - 1851 To The Present Day [VHS]
VHS

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film, 5 Jan. 2013
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The whole story of the America's Cup yachting race is told. From the first race in 1851, (the first international sporting event) and how the cup got its name, to the first loss by the Americans after over 120 years of craft defence. It is more a story of rich sportsmen and their search for glory than actual sailing...colourful characters and an American establishment that did almost anything to prevent the trophy leaving the country.


Indoor Fireworks Fun pack of 30 individual fireworks
Indoor Fireworks Fun pack of 30 individual fireworks
Offered by Superstars
Price: £10.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Low expectations, fun results...!, 5 Jan. 2013
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At the end of Christmas lunch, there needs to be drum roll and this pack of daft fun revealed. Most of the items result in coloured flashes and smoke, curling shapes and flares. Everyone is fascinated even though these 'indoor' fireworks need to be be a thousand times less potent than the outdoor variety and cause lots of laughing moans and groans. We inserted the large silver flare on top of the Xmas pudding and it produced a fine bright silver shower for quite long time ("Ooohs and Aahhs"). This pack is well made and assembled and can be relied on to create an amusing half-hours entertainment.


Sekonda Model 3747.27 Gents Analogue Leather Strap Watch
Sekonda Model 3747.27 Gents Analogue Leather Strap Watch

3.0 out of 5 stars A little larger than expected., 5 Jan. 2013
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The actual dial face is fine, but the surrounding metal frame seems a little wider in real life than it appears in the photo. Otherwise it is sturdily built, with a solid brown leather strap, a clear elegant dial (which is why I chose the model) and readable date window. So far (2 weeks) it is keeping time perfectly.


Kenneth Cole Men's Stainless Watch KC3677 Steel Date
Kenneth Cole Men's Stainless Watch KC3677 Steel Date
Price: £39.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Elegant and solid, 18 Dec. 2011
I like many of Kenneth Cole watches for their clean dial designs. This watch has an elegant facia and, unusually, a date 'window' that has large and easily readable digits. For me, the downside is that this watch is quite thick and heavy. The steel bracelet comes in a generous size, so many people will need to have a few links removed. The watch and bracelet seem robust, solid and well-made, and so far, has kept perfect time.


Business Opportunities: Workbook
Business Opportunities: Workbook
by Vicki Hollett
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.50

5.0 out of 5 stars All OK, 13 April 2011
This is the Workbook of the excellent Business Opportunities course books. This Intermediate version is out of print now, but was a very good accompaniment, especally for homework, to the class book.


Business Opportunities: Student's Book
Business Opportunities: Student's Book
by Vicki Hollett
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars All OK, 13 April 2011
This book is out of print now. I found it to be a very effective Course Book for Intermediate Level business students.


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