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Bodymax Double Handle Medicine Ball - 6kg Bodymax
1.0 out of 5 stars Toxic Medicine Ball, 19 Oct 2012
This medicine ball reeks strongly of chemical fumes. I have had to banish it from the house after owning it for one day. I had to wash my hands several times after handling it, and can still smell the odor throughout the house.
Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death (The Grant&hellip by James Runcie
4.0 out of 5 stars SURESHOT CANON, 6 Sep 2012
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James Runcie's "Sidney Chambers And The Shadow Of Death" is an enjoyable debut in a decidedly "cozy" series featuring a young Church of England priest who discovers that he has a talent for detection.

The writing is urbane and erudite and the atmosphere of nineteen fifties England is well captured. The longish book really comprises a string of six separate mysteries, though with some themes and characters developed throughout. The plots are not much more than workmanlike but the overall effect is successful.

Runcie, as the son of the former Archbishop of Canterbury as well as having his own distinguished career in the arts, is well positioned to portray Sidney's… Read more
Ancient Light by John Banville
Ancient Light by John Banville
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"Ancient Light" contains all the sparkle and mastery one expects from John Banville, though occasionally it borders on showing off rather than artistic consummation.

"Ancient Light" completes a loose trilogy- following on "Eclipse" (2000) and "Shroud" (2002) featuring aging actor Alex Cleave. Cleave, like many of Banville's heroes lives most of his life in his memories. Here the centrepiece is the torrid affair he had at the age of 15 with the 33 year old and somewhat eponymous Mrs. Gray, his best friend's mother. This of course is every teenage boy's fantasy come true as well as constituting a serious sex crime on the part of the adult. Banville captures the passions of… Read more

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