R. Purvis

Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (12 of 14)
Location: Fife, Scotland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,060,960 - Total Helpful Votes: 12 of 14
Belkin N300 Universal Dual Band Wi-Fi Range Extend&hellip by Belkin
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
No problems with service and delivery which were quick. Item was very easy to set up and install and it has sorted the range problems with the Wifi in our house. When we are in a different part of the house needing better power you can just unplug it and move it nearer to where you are and it picks up the weak signal from the main router and extends it. I used it as we already had a Belkin router so not sure how compatible it is with other routers.
Blood and Iron: Letters from the Western Front by Hugh Montagu Butterworth
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is an interesting, moving and sometimes humorous account of a young man's initiation into the horrors of World War One in the Flanders mud.

Hugh Butterworth and his fellow men retained their humanity, love for life and sense of humour through the incredible carnage of 1915 in the Ypres Salient. Jon Cooksey does a great job of helping you understand Hugh's character and context and then the finer detail of the incredible battle in which he played a part and lost his life.

To all the fine young men of Britain who gave their all for their country this edited collection of letters is a remarkable tribute.
Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs by Lewis Page
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Thoughtful but entertaining writing style bringing to life what would otherwise be a difficult subject. The fact is that defence of the realm is the single most important point of a government and as this book makes clear our political leaders and policy makers have used it as a very large job creation scheme, and even on these terms they have not been very successful.

Both his theories and background information carry a great deal credibility and as a consequence we citizens of the UK should be hounding our politicians to sort out the mess that is British defence procurement. The complicity of senior armed forces officers and civil servants in the ongoing catastrophe just… Read more