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Portable ultra violet black light lamp & torch. UV Blacklight
Portable ultra violet black light lamp & torch. UV Blacklight
Offered by Motionperformance - Waxacar
Price: £2.48

1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute rubbish, 22 April 2015
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Absolute rubbish, I gave this one star because there was no option to give zero.

I bought this to check phosphor bands on stamps, as the answers say it can be used, but I could see better by just holding the stamp up to a light. The item itself feels even cheaper than the price suggests. As mentioned in other comments there are no instructions, the markings for the batteries are difficult to see and it is fiddly to get the battery cover back on. The three position switch feels as if it could break at any time the whole thing feels fragile.

When I first tried the lamp the results were dismal as I mentioned at first then I noticed one of the previous answers suggests removing the plastic cover. I tried this and am not sure that the cover is supposed to be removed as the plastic tabs securing it broke as soon as I removed the cover.

I threw it in the bin minutes after opening it. I suggest you save the money.


Jaguar Saloon Cars - The Pushrod Jaguars (ePub Expert Series)
Jaguar Saloon Cars - The Pushrod Jaguars (ePub Expert Series)
Price: £7.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and informative book, 30 Sept. 2012
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Very interesting and informative book. Doesn't just describe the cars but gives background to what was happening with the company and the people involved


The Gathering Storm
The Gathering Storm
by Robert Jordan
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Relief!, 2 Nov. 2009
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After Robert Jordan's death I think many of us expected the worst. Would the series ever be finished? Would it be finished properly?

I started reading this book with a certain amount of trepidation, not knowing what to expect having never read any of Brandon Sanderson's other work.

The style of this book is definitely different to earlier works in the series. It is darker, but also more adult, there is much less straightening of skirts and shawls. This may be in part due to where we are in the story. The pace is much faster than many of the previous episodes, however, the characters are still very much the same.

I believe this is one of the best, if not the best, of the 12 books so far.


Confessor (Sword of Truth 11)
Confessor (Sword of Truth 11)
by Terry Goodkind
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars A Fair Conclusion, 27 Nov. 2007
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Having ploughed through the series I was relieved that this book provided a reasonably enjoyable conclusion. As mentioned by other reviewers of this, and other books in the series, the author tends to ramble on for pages where characters spout monologues supporting the author's philosophy. Apart from this the pace of the book is fast and the action believeable in the context of the story,

As a reader of the Wheel of Time series as well I am pleased that this story has come to a satisfying end.


Fermat's Last Theorem
Fermat's Last Theorem
by Simon Singh
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.49

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Murder, Mystery, Suspense, 27 April 2007
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This isn't a book about mathematics, it is a book about people, full of endeavour and failure, intrigue and murder, revolution and, ultimately success. It provides a history of mathematics and relates it to the times through which it was explored. It provides cameos of the important figures in this history, not just of their work.

Finally, it allows the reader to visualise, and almost to feel, the range of emotions that Wiles must have gone through.


Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Baghdad's Green Zone
Imperial Life in the Emerald City: Inside Baghdad's Green Zone
by Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 41 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Commentary on the Aftermath of Invasion, 4 April 2007
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Interesting revelation of the well meaning, but incompetent post-conflict activities following the invasion of Iraq
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Knife Of Dreams: Book 11 of the Wheel of Time: 11/12
Knife Of Dreams: Book 11 of the Wheel of Time: 11/12
by Robert Jordan
Edition: Paperback

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a relief!, 9 Aug. 2006
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After having ploughed my way through the last few books in the series and getting the feeling that the author had totally lost his way this book was an immense relief. This is the best in the series so far, it's pace is almost breathless. Each of the storylines built so slowly in the previous books start rushing towards their conclusions. I can't wait for the next in the series. Be warned Tarmon Gai'don is fast approaching!


Phantom (Sword of Truth)
Phantom (Sword of Truth)
by Terry Goodkind
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Getting Better, 26 July 2006
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At the start of this book Goodkind still devotes whole chapters to some of his characters lecturing about his anti-communist beliefs. He also introduces a brand new villain which suggests that he may not have a clear idea of where he is going with this. However, it is worth plowing through the first part as the story starts to pick up.

The new villain is used to explain some things that happened in earlier books and, although there is no clear conclusion at the end of this book, there is clearly a feeling that we are reaching the finale.

To clarify my rating, I would buy the next book in this series, but only after I am sure that the next book is the last in the series


Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth)
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth)
by Terry Goodkind
Edition: Paperback

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 6 Mar. 2006
This is an excellent story, the characters are built well and the story line is intriguing. I enjoyed this book so much that I bought the next five books in the series. Although this is the first of a series of books the story is complete and satisfying in itself.


The Nano Flower (Greg Mandel)
The Nano Flower (Greg Mandel)
by Peter F. Hamilton
Edition: Mass Market Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb, 13 Feb. 2006
I have previously read the author's Night's Dawn Trilogy and Pandora's Star and have found them to be excellent stories, but heavy going at times. This is the first of the Event Horizon books I have read and believe this is a much better balance. The characters are built well and the story line is fast paced enough to carry the reader along.
I will waste no time in buying more of the books in this series.


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