Mr. I. A. R. Pollard

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 65% (55 of 84)
Location: Brighton, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,024,753 - Total Helpful Votes: 55 of 84
Gaggia Espresso Pure 74840 Coffee Maker - Black by Philips DAP (UK Kitchen and Home Supplier)
Gaggia Espresso Pure 74840 Coffee Maker - Black by Philips DAP (UK Kitchen and Home Supplier)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
There's a number of one star reviews for this machine, most of which are completely undeserved; aside from some genuine mechanical failures, they all seem to come down to either misuse or misunderstanding. Making espresso is absolutely not something everyone can do; it does require effort and a willingness to learn. You will make mistakes, there might even be a few undrinkable cups, but it's worth your time if you want a great cup of coffee.

First, all espresso machines -- even ones five times the price of this Gaggia -- leak some water into their drip tray. That's what it's there for. Some leak more than others, but it's not a fault.

Second, making espresso is the… Read more
Griffin Elan Form Graphite Case for iPhone 4 / 4S by Griffin
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The first thing that you notice about this case is how cheap and flimsy the plastic is. The front doesn't connect properly to the back, which makes the case feel very insecure on the phone. I have no confidence that this case will protect the phone from anything. If it were dropped, I feel certain that the front part of the case would simply pop off and the phone would fall out.
Our Island Story: A History of Britain for Boys an&hellip by H. E. Marshall
9 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Christian propaganda?, 5 July 2008
I absolutely agree with the majority of the reviewers of this charming book; it is a fantastic way to present history to children. Enough has been said about that, but not enough has been said about the cringeworthy pro-Christian message that laces some of the chapters. I found it quite tasteless; it absolutely glosses over some of the atrocities of the early Christian church. Some of the revisionism is simply astonishing.

Parents trying to bring up their child in a balanced way should point out to their children that, just like the author suggests "there probably wasn't a wizard called Merlin who lived in fairyland", there probably wasn't "a man called Jesus who was the son of… Read more

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