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The Prince (Penguin Classics)
The Prince (Penguin Classics)
by Niccolo Machiavelli
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars a must read, 21 Jun. 2014
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Any one interested in politics has to read this. In Nick's day it was acceptable to liquidate rivals. Not quite sure how this applies today. Perhaps Nick was not quite as bad as we think as he himself was tortured when he fell out of political favour.


Lakeland Small Orcio Presentation Gifting Jars & Lids 106ml x 6
Lakeland Small Orcio Presentation Gifting Jars & Lids 106ml x 6
Offered by Lakeland
Price: £5.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars these are small jars, 21 Jun. 2014
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Do note that these are small jars. They are nice for small quantities of relish etc but are not a full half pound jar.


Not Just a Load of Old Lentils
Not Just a Load of Old Lentils
by Rose Elliot
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars an old stalwart, 12 Jun. 2014
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Amazing how well the recipes have stood the test of time.

Inspiration whenever you need a rest from processed and unhealthy food.


New Ladies/Womens Stone Leather Touch Fastening 'Free Step' Shoes - Stone - UK SIZE 9
New Ladies/Womens Stone Leather Touch Fastening 'Free Step' Shoes - Stone - UK SIZE 9

2.0 out of 5 stars hideous, 12 Jun. 2014
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I do not like this product at all. The white looks really shapeless and uninspiring.

In the larger sizes, it looks even more deadly.

Only inertia and the cost of returning it put me off returning it.


Fruit Of The Loom Ladies/Womens Lady-Fit Valueweight Vest
Fruit Of The Loom Ladies/Womens Lady-Fit Valueweight Vest
Price: £1.95 - £8.72

4.0 out of 5 stars a very nice product, 12 Jun. 2014
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This product came today and it is a nice snug fit. I love it. Admittedly, I have not washed it yet, so we will see how it keeps it shape. I think for the price, this is an excellent buy.

To me, they seem an exact fit. I might go do down a size if they do lose their shape when they have been washed a few times.


The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System
The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System
by James Rickards
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

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3.0 out of 5 stars very informative, 22 May 2014
I found this a useful review of the world econeomy over the past 40 odd years. I did not know much about this subject.

However, I find the title a bit overblown. China and Russia want to replace the dollar as the world reserve currency but is that the "death of money"? The world has moved on since the current global system was set up and these two countries want a place at the top of the world economic table. At a non-American, that seems reasonable enough to me.

At some point he says that the UK and US are at risk because our governments are over indebted. But we were not given much information on what needs to happen to remedy that problem.

We were also not given much information on whether the US and/or UK will have another housing crash. I for one would like to whether we will. it was all a bit vague.


The Obstacle Race: The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work
The Obstacle Race: The Fortunes of Women Painters and Their Work
by Dr. Germaine Greer
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars her best book, 18 May 2014
In my opinion, this is her best book. It tells the story of women who aspired to paint for a living whether that it was high art, genre scenes, or still lifes from the 15th through to the early 20th century,, as I recall. Germaine was one of the first scholars to rescue Artimisia Gentilischi from obscurity. Amanda Vickery's "The Story of Women and Art" on BBC right now (May 2014) covers a lot of the same ground and does not acknowledge Germaine's pioneering work.


White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-century India: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-century India
White Mughals: Love and Betrayal in 18th-century India: Love and Betrayal in Eighteenth-century India
by William Dalrymple
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book, 18 May 2014
This book is an absolute tour de force and right won a number of prizes.

It tells the tale of the British in India from the seventeen century when the men were happy to co-habit with the local women. British men adopted Indian customs, learned the various Indian languages, and some even converted to Islam, so they could marry local women. As the century wore and into the 18th century, the racial lines came down. It became increasingly not the done thing to intermarry Indian women and more English women were taken out to the India.

And the centre of it is a single personal story of the two protaganists James Kirkpatrick and Khair-un -Nissa Begum.
meticulously researched but not scholarly in an arid way. Absolutely excellent.


Elixir Polytunnel / Greenhouse Repair Tape | 25M X 50Mm Extra Strong Clear Polythene
Elixir Polytunnel / Greenhouse Repair Tape | 25M X 50Mm Extra Strong Clear Polythene
Offered by Elixir Garden Supplies
Price: £7.45

4.0 out of 5 stars useful product, 18 May 2014
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Finally got round to repairing my polytunnel. This product worked well. it does not get all tangled up when you cut pieces off the roll.


Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth-century Lives
Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth-century Lives
by Natalie Davis
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating book, 18 May 2014
Three fascinating women rescured from obscurity by eminent historian Natalie Zemon Davis. This does not do justice to the autobiography of Glickl of Hamlyn's which even in translation fizzes with energy. A remarkable women indeed. Likewise Maria Sibylla Merion. She went to Surinam to paint insects. Not my thing either but it was good to see more of what she was about in Prof Amanda Vickery' "The Story of Women and Art" on BBC2 in May 2014.


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