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ITV Hub
ITV Hub
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3.0 out of 5 stars Irritatingly not comprehensive catchup, 27 Jan. 2016
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Unlike BBC iPlayer this is not the perfect catchup channel. It is irritating to try to pick upon an ITV missed episode to find the ITV Hub doesn't have it. This can also happen on iPlayer but less frequently.


The Officer's Code (The Schellendorf Series Book 1)
The Officer's Code (The Schellendorf Series Book 1)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pride Love and Honour, 2 Dec. 2015
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The author freely admits that her inspiration for this series was Erich Maria Remarque’s ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’. There is a difference here in that the protagonist’s time is divided only between the Eastern and the German Home front.
The protagonist half English, half German, raised in England but enrolled in the Kaiser’s army engages the reader’s sympathies. This is surprising and a tribute to the authors skill. It would be so easy to write him off as a traitor to his English home and upbringing. He is driven to this by his resistance to his, English, fathers wishes. The reader feels ambivalence to these actions and again the author’s skill leads the reader to understand that imperative nudges, in this case pride and love, can lead up unexpected by-ways.
I lack old prejudices. Some older patriotic readers would not be in sympathy with the protagonist even though the battle scenes are in the east and therefore of little poignancy to westerners. It is here that I feel the author has gone for the easy option in engaging our sympathies for young Erich Foster/ von Schellendorf. I feel the story would have been richer from delving into his internal conflict if he had been posted to Mons, the Marne or Ypres, honour bound to fight against his own half blood and the companions of his boyhood. Or would it have been honourable? What a wonderful struggle it would have been choosing between desertion or fratricide.
The Officer’s Code is an engrossing read, highly recommended.


Indra Medium Stitched and Embossed Leather Journal with clasp 110 x 160 mm
Indra Medium Stitched and Embossed Leather Journal with clasp 110 x 160 mm
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Price: £15.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Fine looking, good value, 25 Oct. 2015
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The embossed leather binding is excellent. The stitching in of the paper is good. The quality of the hand made linen paper is good except that there are some patches, invisible to the eye, on which ball point will not easily write. This is overcome by using a gel pen. Very good value for money for those wanting a luxurious looking journal which will fit into big pockets.


Foxnovo Alike AK1389 Waterproof Mens Dual Time Sports Digital Quartz Wrist Watch with Date /Alarm /Stopwatch (Black)
Foxnovo Alike AK1389 Waterproof Mens Dual Time Sports Digital Quartz Wrist Watch with Date /Alarm /Stopwatch (Black)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing and misleading, 5 Aug. 2015
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I was somewhat disappointed with this item. There are two little screens on the dial that appear to do nothing. I thought one at least would relate to the prominent compass marking on the dial surround but they are not even mentioned in the instruction leaflet. I can only conclude that they are fake functions indicating that the watch has more features than it actually has.
The back lighting functions very poorly in that the numbers are obstructed by the watch hands. Most of the number seven is obscured in this way. I do not find that the backlighting provides clarity in the same way as the broken Armitron that this replaces. Would not buy again and will replace with an Armitron when I return to the USA.


Design Toscano by Blagdon - Persephone, Maiden of the Roses Garden Statue
Design Toscano by Blagdon - Persephone, Maiden of the Roses Garden Statue
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5.0 out of 5 stars This beautiful little statue exceeded my expectations, 5 Aug. 2015
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This beautiful little statue exceeded my expectations. Many reproductions are crude and quite ugly. This one is well defined, refined and beautifully peaceful. It now sits on a plinth in my garden enhanced and surrounded by roses. It is a conversation piece as the telling of the story of Persephone/Proserpine enchants those guest who have never heard it before. Unlike that mentioned in some reviews which found it to be too white mine is very well coloured to simulate aged marble.


Fire TV Stick
Fire TV Stick
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5.0 out of 5 stars Now I watch what I want to watch., 18 May 2015
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Cheaper than Apple TV and just as user friendly. Amazon Fire Stick gets channels that I have been unable to get on my Apple TV. Now between Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video I rarely watch broadcast TV. The Apple TV rests in reserve. Amazing value for money.


Shadow Love
Shadow Love
by Inge H. Borg
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.11

5.0 out of 5 stars Poignant brain teaser, 22 April 2015
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Let me say that romantic fiction is not my bag; that I read this novella out of curiosity and respect engendered by the quality of previous work of Inge Borg. It has stayed in my mind ever since.
Churchill once said about Russia that it was a ‘riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. This story illustrates the meaning of that phrase. It leaves the reader with unanswered questions that linger in the mind long after the reading is over. What has happened here? Was it a foreshadowing, a haunting, or hormone and alcohol induced madness?
This novella is a poignant tale of a woman with baggage left by treachery, isolated, lonely, yearning for fulfillment. What that leads to is for the reader to decide, for me the jury is still out.

This is a remarkable tale with an impact way beyond that to be expected from its brevity.


5.11 TDU Tactical Belt 1.5" Police Security Patrol Nylon with Plastic Buckle Black
5.11 TDU Tactical Belt 1.5" Police Security Patrol Nylon with Plastic Buckle Black
Offered by Patrol Store
Price: £12.15

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5.0 out of 5 stars Reduces the nuisance of airport security., 5 Nov. 2014
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Does the job. I have always resented the inconvenience of removing my belt, binning it and then refitting it on the other side of security. I understand that it's to maybe save my life but it is a nuisance. So straight through this time with no problems. Sorry Al Quaeda just another little failing, one finger to you.


2x TOPIARY SWIRL Artificial Boarder Pot Cypress Effect Tree / Bush
2x TOPIARY SWIRL Artificial Boarder Pot Cypress Effect Tree / Bush

5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic, economical solution to a long term problem., 5 Sept. 2014
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Wonderfully realistic. Arrived on time,well packed. Now an everlasting ornament to our garden replacing the expensive plants which failed to thrive in our soil and needed to be replaced annually.


Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, 'Choral'
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, 'Choral'
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent performance and product, 21 April 2014
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I originally bought another performance which had poor reproduction. In consequence I then bought this version. This is what I was hoping for with the first purchase. Reproduction is crystal clear and the performance is excellent.


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