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Vantage USB Microphone for Wii
Vantage USB Microphone for Wii

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as Disney/Wii branded microphone, 16 Mar 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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I suspect this microphone is the same as that supplied with the Wii sing it games, just not Disney.Wii branded. It's exactly the same, but in white. Since it doesn't seem possible to buy another Disney/Wii microphone without buying another game (surely a serious omission by Nintendo), and the HSM games only come with one microphone, this is an ideal add on to the Disney sing it games.


Panasonic DMCFS3 Digital Camera - Silver (8.1MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.5" LCD
Panasonic DMCFS3 Digital Camera - Silver (8.1MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.5" LCD

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars HIgh quality camera, 30 Jan 2009
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We've had a Fuji and Olympus Digital camera over the last few years, but both have proved to be unreliable and the fuji picture quality wasn't always what it could be. So far this Panasonic beats them both. Easy to set up and use, and excellent quality pictures from the start. Easy to use presets make it a joy to use. The camera is small enough to put in a pocket (we also have the larger and higher spec TZ3, but it's not a pocket camera).


Shoe Goo - Original Shoe Goo Formula by Shoe Goo - Black
Shoe Goo - Original Shoe Goo Formula by Shoe Goo - Black

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy shoe repairs, 30 Jan 2009
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Shoe boo is really easy to use, we used it to rebuild the heels on some shoes that had worn prematurely. It also resticks the little bits of rubber that come loose and dangle round the edges of trainers sometimes, and resticks loose trainer soles back securely.

Verdict, great value for money.


Wish You Were Here (Little Black Dress)
Wish You Were Here (Little Black Dress)
by Phillipa Ashley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely summer read for the beach, 23 Jan 2009
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Another lovely romantic tale from Phillipa Ashley that will leave you feeling all warm and cosy. This is one to return to for a mood lift when you need it. Less steamy than Decent Exposure, and a more mature feeling story. This is my favourite of Phillipa Ashley's first three books.


Decent Exposure (Little Black Dress)
Decent Exposure (Little Black Dress)
by Phillipa Ashley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.51

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Chick lit, 21 Jan 2009
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Great characters, humour, steam, and a lovely "aahhh" ending, wrapped up in a well written little book, what else do you want on a cold winter night?


A Thousand Splendid Suns
A Thousand Splendid Suns
by Khaled Hosseini
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping from beginning to end, 21 Jan 2009
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Once I'd started I couldn't put this down. And I must have gone through a box of tissues while reading it. Be prepared to have your emotions pulled in all directions. The book deals with some very traumatic events, but somehow manages to tie ends up on a hopeful note. It's a big book, but worth every minute spent reading it.


Notes on a Scandal
Notes on a Scandal
by ZoŽ Heller
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So well written it takes a while to realise who the real central character is., 21 Jan 2009
This review is from: Notes on a Scandal (Paperback)
The subject matter may put some people off, but that's not what this book is really about. After you've read it once, go back and read it again; you'll see Barbara for who she really is and you'll be more ready to question her account of the events she describes.

Sad and chilling at the same time, this is a well written masterpiece.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
by Mark Haddon
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 21 Jan 2009
There's not much I can add to the other reviews, so I'll just say this is a must read for everyone. Mark Haddon has shown great skill in portraying the world through the eyes of a teenager with Apserger's syndrome, very literal, but totally captivating.


The Thirteenth Tale
The Thirteenth Tale
by Diane Setterfield
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A good yarn, but a bit like wading through treacle at times., 21 Jan 2009
This review is from: The Thirteenth Tale (Hardcover)
After reading some of the reviews, I had high expectations for this book. Unfortunately a reasonably good story is slightly let down by a faux Victorian gothic style. It's so verbose that it felt like wading through treacle at times and although I wanted to know what happened (which was the only thing that kept me going to the end), I kept thinking, let's just cut to the chase.

There are plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader interested, but I was distracted by the wordy prose style, when I really just wanted to read a good story. There are also a few too many gothic elements thrown in as if the author didn't know which ones to keep back for another book and too frequent references to the classics she was trying to emulate, as if she thought we, the readers, were too stupid or ignorant to notice the connection. Yes, we get it, Jane Eyre is important. I also thought that some things were over explained and others under explained.

It's not a waste of time, but it would have benefited from leaner prose and a little more trust in the reader. I've given 3 stars, because I did want to know what had happened, but the style isn't to my taste.


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