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Tacwise A54 Hammer Tacker +  box (5000) 140/10mm Stainless Steel Staples
Tacwise A54 Hammer Tacker + box (5000) 140/10mm Stainless Steel Staples
Price: £45.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good piece of kit, 26 July 2014
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This is useful bit of kit for a number of jobs - I bought it principally to fix loose underlay on the stairs which took two minutes to return to its rightful place. This is extremely easy to use, easy to load and spares the thumbs from the wrath of the hammer! I thought it might be a little unwieldy but it really isn't and though it's only useful for certain jobs, I can see myself using it again (furniture repairs, shed and hutch roof replacement). Price is a touch high though if it lasts (and it does feel robust) that will become less of a quibble.


McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014 - 1 User - 1 Year (PC)
McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2014 - 1 User - 1 Year (PC)

4.0 out of 5 stars Solid and reliable..., 27 Jun. 2014
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Good value, covering 2 laptops and a PC. Easy installation and straightforward to run. Not encountered any unwanted side effects that sometimes come with over-zealous software .


The Collini Case
The Collini Case
by Ferdinand von Schirach
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars Short, snappy legal thriller, 23 Aug. 2013
This review is from: The Collini Case (Hardcover)
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Set in Germany (and translated from German) this is a fine legal thriller that centres on a young lawyer, Caspar Leinen, who takes on an apparently simple (and apparently unwinnable) case that becomes ever more complex as the plot unfolds.

The novel is well-paced and the way in which the plot revolves around Leinen shows the author has a real grasp of his craft. I read this in a couple of sittings which is always a good sign though it should be noted that the only criticism is that the book is rather slight, and I'd say it falls somewhere between a short story and a full novel. Still, it remains a triumph of quality over quantity and is definitely worth a look.


Zyliss Egg Slicer and Wedger
Zyliss Egg Slicer and Wedger
Price: £12.43

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Effective Egg Slicer!, 23 Aug. 2013
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This is a great little product - it appears very well made and looks like it will be durable. It has the ability to cut into wedges as well as slices and also incorporates a piercing tool to prevent the shell cracking during boiling.

Practical and of good quality, it comes recommended.


AC Adapter Laptop Battery Charger for HP Pavilion g6-1232sa HP Pavilion dm1-4027sa HP Pavilion g6-1233sa HP Pavilion dm1-4020sa COMPAQ Presario CQ56-206SA UK Mains Lead Included BY TAMAYA
AC Adapter Laptop Battery Charger for HP Pavilion g6-1232sa HP Pavilion dm1-4027sa HP Pavilion g6-1233sa HP Pavilion dm1-4020sa COMPAQ Presario CQ56-206SA UK Mains Lead Included BY TAMAYA

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars You probably always get what you pay for..., 4 Aug. 2012
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Whilst this product was cheap it wasn't particularly cheerful. It was noisy, became hot quickly and stopped working completely inside 6 months. They may not all be this bad but beware that you're taking a gamble at this end of the market. Now bought a more reliable replacement.
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The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning
The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning
by Hallgrimur Helgason
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.64

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Intermittently Good but Ultimately Disappointing, 17 May 2012
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This book doesn't really seem to know what it wants to be. Pitched, I think, as a thriller, it doesn't really work as such because there isn't a great deal of edge-of-the-seat excitement. Despite that, there are some genuinely good elements to the book and the author clearly has an eye for a good story, it's just that this one doesn't really go where you expect (or want) it to.

I also found the central character difficult to like and that's crucial in a story like this. Clearly, as a hitman he's going to have some traits that make him unpopular but there are ways and means of making such characters engaging. Good novelists can do that with the most unsavoury of characters but it isn't quite carried off here and that leaves a hole in the book that's difficult to overcome. There is an unfolding back-story that goes some way to redeeming this and this provides some the best moments but it largely comes too late in the story to save it unfortunately.

A good premise but this could have been executed much better.


Kaspersky One Universal Security (3 Multi Device, 1 Year subcription) (PC/Mac/Android)
Kaspersky One Universal Security (3 Multi Device, 1 Year subcription) (PC/Mac/Android)
Offered by Bargain Games UK
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple & Effective, 17 May 2012
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This is an easy to install and operate security system that offers great protection without slowing down either my PC or my laptop. Does the job simply and efficiently and seems to be less imposing than previous systems I've used. Recommended.


American Devil
American Devil
by Oliver Stark
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Satisfying and Stylish, 19 Nov. 2011
This review is from: American Devil (Paperback)
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I enjoyed this, it's well-plotted with enough going on in the periphery to keep you wondering about the eventual conclusion. You could argue that it's just another routine serial-killer hunt and admittedly, there are a lot of this kind of book about. However, the writing is of a high quality with the key characters well drawn and engaging for the most part. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys the genre, of which it's a very solid example.


The Burning: (Maeve Kerrigan 1)
The Burning: (Maeve Kerrigan 1)
by Jane Casey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Well crafted but lacking real guile, 19 Nov. 2011
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This is a well-crafted tale about the hunt for a serial killer known as 'The Burning Man'. It goes at a good pace and will have you turning the pages though it doesn't really scale the heights of other books in the genre. I found the ending a little disappointing after some good intrigue and development early on and it is that more than anything that has led me to give only 3 stars. That's a shame as the writing is generally strong and the early plotting deserves a more satisfying conclusion. Nearly but not quite.


32 Programmes
32 Programmes
by Dave Roberts
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Reminiscing About Football, 19 Nov. 2011
This review is from: 32 Programmes (Paperback)
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I was expecting great things from this book, not least because of the blurb making heady comparisons to Nick Hornby's 'Fever Pitch'. And whilst this does tick some of the same boxes as 'Fever Pitch' - it's driven by a clear passion for it's subject matter that draws you in - it never quite scales the heights of its illustrious predecessor. I think I was just expecting a little more than fairly standard run-throughs of the games involved and some not particularly enlightening personal tales that run alongside those games. The premise of the book is a good one and certainly there are moments of particular historic interest that are captured from the very personal perspective of the author, but too often these personal tales are, well, not really that interesting or that humourous. My advice is to check the list of matches covered by the eponymous 32 programmes and if there are more than a few that catch your interest for whatever reason then this is worth a read. If the games themselves don't hold much interest then you may be a little underwhelmed.


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