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Get to Grips with French Grammar
Get to Grips with French Grammar
Price: £1.20

2.0 out of 5 stars There's really nothing here that doesn't appear everywhere else. ..., 23 Jan. 2015
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There's really nothing here that doesn't appear everywhere else. Kindle is not a helpful format for this because sections are so hard to refer back to.


The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Price: £3.66

3 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother, 1 Nov. 2014
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Tedious and frequently clumsily-written (and over-written). I managed to get through 10% of the book (according to my kindle); it felt longer. I have no idea why this would have been awarded the Booker prize.


Lighten Up: A New Healthier Way to Cook
Lighten Up: A New Healthier Way to Cook
by Jill Dupleix
Edition: Paperback

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 2 Jan. 2014
I had expected to like this as I was a fan of Jill Dupleix' recipes when she used to write for Delicious magazine, but I thought this was really rather a lazy effort. It is a well-produced, glossy and attractive book, but there's not actually that much in it - one recipe (in very large print) per page with lots of nice pictures makes it look good but ... There's no attempt to provide any analysis of each recipe, so you don't know how many calories or how much fat is in each serve - that's just lazy in a book claiming to be cooking for health. There are lots of nice ideas, but the quality of the recipes seems very variable and they sometimes don't live up to the hype. The chilli bean tofu really isn't as satisfying as the original (Fuchsia Dunlop's veg version is much better), the raspberry eclairs and mock choc ice-cream are really a bit ghastly, with a strong banana flavour and slightly slimy texture (and I like bananas!). Do we really need yet another recipe for spaghetti alla puttanesca? All-in-all, as a fan of hers, I found this book disappointing.


Eat to Beat Arthritis : Over 60 Recipes and a Self-treatment Plan to Transform Your Life
Eat to Beat Arthritis : Over 60 Recipes and a Self-treatment Plan to Transform Your Life
by Marguerite Patten
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Muddled and lazy, 2 Jan. 2014
This is a very disappointing book.There's absolutely no basis for most of the health claims made in the book, and no attempt to cite any studies that might support the authors' claims. Because the thinking about the links between certain foods and arthritis in its various forms is so unclear and muddled, the advice about what to do is also muddled. The recipes are not inspiring! There are various annoying inconsistencies. The authors go on at length about how important it is to stick to the elimination diet and then Marguerite Patten, in reporting her personal experience, simply says she didn't do that! It's not at all clear that the book is actually based on anyone's experience other than Marguerite Patten's and it's all a bit annoyingly self-indulgent.


PetSafe Petporte Smart Flap - Microchip - White
PetSafe Petporte Smart Flap - Microchip - White
Offered by VetnPet
Price: £76.21

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Problem solved, 13 Oct. 2013
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Endless problems with stray cats peeing inside and ours peeing to re-establish territory. Completely solved by this door. I've had to extend the door-open time though because my cats are so indecisive about whether they're really going to come in. Instructions look complex but are ok if you follow them absolutely and don't panic!


VOGMASK Microfiber Filtering Mask: Blue Flowers
VOGMASK Microfiber Filtering Mask: Blue Flowers
Offered by Vogmask
Price: £14.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty but useless, 13 Oct. 2013
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Much the nicest looking mask around, but ineffective against traffic fumes and quite hot and difficult to breathe through. Don't bother.


Biologic Pollution Mask Including 2 Filters - Black
Biologic Pollution Mask Including 2 Filters - Black
Price: £17.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Effective but uncomfortable, 13 Oct. 2013
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This is really hard to review. It's by far the most effective pollution mask I've tried - not the slightest whiff of traffic fumes and complete cessation of allergic symptoms. BUT it's relatively heavy, and the straps seem too flimsy to hold the mask as securely as I would like. It's also very large and conspicuous, and it's impossible to wear glasses while wearing it, bad news for those of us who can't cycle safely without them. For these reasons I've found that I just don't use it despite its effectiveness.


Maths Made Easy Matching And Sorting Preschool Ages 3-5 (Carol Vorderman's Maths Made Easy)
Maths Made Easy Matching And Sorting Preschool Ages 3-5 (Carol Vorderman's Maths Made Easy)
by Carol Vorderman
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Hours of fun, 9 Sept. 2013
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This provided many hours of activity for my four year old grandson. My only quibble would be that a couple of the activities were a bit difficult to explain and to put into practice for a child who is not yet enormously physically co-ordinated.


Crazy Tales of Blood and Guts
Crazy Tales of Blood and Guts
Price: £2.87

2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 9 Sept. 2013
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Really not very interesting. I couldn't decide whether the translation was part of the problem, or whether the stories were just very pedestrian, with only excessive gore to titillate. Not even worth a holiday read.


Natural History Museum Ocean Sticker Book
Natural History Museum Ocean Sticker Book
by The Natural History Museum
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and informative, 9 Sept. 2013
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My five-year old grandson was totally absorbed by this on our recent summer holiday. A great activity book for children who are keen on facts about nature.


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