P. Thody

Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (11 of 12)
Location: Leeds, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,254,007 - Total Helpful Votes: 11 of 12
Canon LP-E6 Battery Pack by Canon
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Looked the part, fitted my camera and charger perfectly, even 'felt' right. But took it as a spare on holiday and discovered that it was clearly a fake. Fully charged, left in my bag for a day then put in the camera ... no power whatsoever.

To Amazon's credit, they offer an outstanding returns service complete with postage paid label. Faultless. But with so many 1-star reviews, you'd have thought they'd have picked up on this problem before now.
Simon Schama's The American Future: A History [DVD&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Simon Schama
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Excellent series of programmes, thoroughly recommended.

Schama explains serious subject - water shortages, religion, war and immigration - in a way that is at once informed and intelligent but also easy to understand and to follow. If, like me, you were disappointed by shallow, rushed nature of the "Stephen Fry in America" series that aired in the UK around the same time ("Just look at this really cute roadside cafe here in Idaho. OK, on to Oregon now."), this series delivers everything Fry's didn't.

Best of all is the cinematography: the whole thing is beautifully shot. It's certainly not a travelogue documentary but you could turn the sound off and still get… Read more
Caution Funny Signs Ahead (Humour) by RoadTrip America
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Fun signs from the side of the road, shop fronts and those wonderfully-American boards where they can change the message every day - I wish we had those in the UK. From the rude (Beaver Liquor Inc.), through unthinking juxtapositions (Cemetery Lane / Dead End) to the plain unfathomable (Cat Crap), this is a great read and an even better gift.