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Burley Cross Postbox Theft
Burley Cross Postbox Theft
by Nicola Barker
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Top notch literary fiction, 16 April 2013
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I'm a big fan of Nicola Barker - her writing is always intriguing and wholly original. If you're looking for something a little bit different, then you'd do worse than picking up this (fairly hefty) book...


The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe
The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe
by Andrew O'Hagan
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.42

3.0 out of 5 stars Oddball, 16 April 2013
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Not sure what to make of this very strange biography of Marilyn Monroe. Told through the voice of her dog Maf, it's certainly an original retelling of her doomed existence. Not sure it's 100% effective. For curious, die-hard Marilyn Monroe fans only...


Philips QT4050 Turbovac Rechargeable Vacuum Beard Trimmer Plus With Contour Following Comb
Philips QT4050 Turbovac Rechargeable Vacuum Beard Trimmer Plus With Contour Following Comb
Offered by AOT (VAT registered)
Price: 129.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 16 April 2013
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A great everyday beard trimmer. The vacuum function does a great job of collecting 90% of the cut hairs, making clean up much easier - my girlfriend appreciates this as much as I do... Recommended.


The Rough Guide to New York City
The Rough Guide to New York City
by Andrew Rosenberg
Edition: Paperback
Price: 14.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best There IS, 16 April 2013
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The Rough Guide do their reputation as the leaders in city guides no harm at all with this excellent up date to their New York City guide. Lots of good new restaurant picks, and a sensible write up about recent architectural changes to the city. If you're spending any amount of time in NYC, then this should prove invaluable.


The Elements of Investing
The Elements of Investing
by Burton G. Malkiel
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Brave but unsuccessful attempt to interest a novice in the world of finance, 25 July 2012
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Charles Ellis's book is a pretty tough read unless you're up to speed or familiar with the machinations of the city. As a total novice when it comes to the world of finance, I had hoped that this might be my way in. But while Ellis attempts to make things accessible, he doesn't ever fully succeed.


My Kitchen: Real Food from Near and Far (New Voices in Food)
My Kitchen: Real Food from Near and Far (New Voices in Food)
by Stevie Parle
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hunger-Inducing, 25 July 2012
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A very pretty, neatly written cookery book, which I've used extensively since receiving it. It's bound in a handsome rough cardboard, and the photos are excellent, making for a good-looking book as well as a useful one. There's a good emphasis on growing your own which is encouraging. Perhaps there's not really enough in the way of variety - it's not especially a go-to cook book in the manner of Nigel Slater's Appetite, but as a selection of tasty recipes, it's worth buying and sharing.


Brabantia Window Lid Canister with Magnetic Measuring Spoon, 1.4 Litre - Matt Steel Fingerprint Proof with Matt Black Lid
Brabantia Window Lid Canister with Magnetic Measuring Spoon, 1.4 Litre - Matt Steel Fingerprint Proof with Matt Black Lid
Price: 11.33

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 25 July 2012
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I use this to store my fresh coffee beans, and it does the job very well. It's easy to open, and the addition of the measuring spoon, which very stylishly attaches via a magnet to the side of the jar, is a very nice touch. It's a good looking piece of kit and would be right at home in most modern kitchens.


The Olympic Games through a lens (Time Out Guides)
The Olympic Games through a lens (Time Out Guides)
by Time Out Guides Ltd
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Photo Book, 25 July 2012
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This is a fantastic look at the history of the Olympic Games, presented through a series of genuinely inspiring photographs. The selection is wide and varied and it'll amuse and inform with each browse. Loses a star for being a little too small to really appreciate all of the photos.


Bounce: How Champions are Made
Bounce: How Champions are Made
by Matthew Syed
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 25 July 2012
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Matthew Syed's book is a fascinating insight in to the psychology of modern sports stars and athletes. He writes extremely well - clearly and without jargon - and I thoroughly enjoyed the very intelligent overview on what makes someone a success. If you're a fan of Malcolm Gladwell's books, you'll find plenty to enjoy here.


Self-confidence: The Remarkable Truth of Why a Small Change Can Make a Big Difference
Self-confidence: The Remarkable Truth of Why a Small Change Can Make a Big Difference
by Paul McGee
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Standard Self Help, 19 Mar 2010
I've never been a huge fan of Self-Help books - and despite the author's frequent claims to the contrary, this is a pretty standard example of the genre. The advice is, on the whole, pretty reasonable, but it's rarely ever profound, and there's a lot of stuff that's pretty obvious. Not sure it's worth the purchase.


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