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Induction Hob Converter Disc / Hob Trivet / Heat D&hellip by Andrew James
We have a Bialetti coffee maker that didn't work on our new hob so bought one of these. Seemed OK at first but then it marked the hob surface then started to bubble, making the disk wobbly and unsafe. The bubbled area marked the hob even more badly. Not a success so ordered an induction-friendly Bialetti (but smaller, unfortunately).
Boy Bands Have Won ~ Chumbawamba
Boy Bands Have Won ~ Chumbawamba
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
I can't believe this album. As a big fan of the old Chumba sound of 'Anarchy' and 'Tubthumper', I've always been wary of the new folk incarnation. Don't get me wrong - I liked 'Singsong' but the doubts lingered. They've been blown away by this, though. The quality on show is stunning - track after track just hits the mark. 'Add Me' is a classic, 'Refugee' is beautiful and angry at the same time, 'Word Bomber' is a bit like the mature Chumba answer to 'Imagine' - I can imagine it sounding a bit mawkish with anyone else singing it, but Roy Bailey's vocal is just fantastic: up there with Robert Wyatt singing 'Shipbuilding' or Terry Woods doing 'Streets of Sorrow' with The Pogues. 'I Wish That… Read more
The Right Hand of the Sun by Anita Mason
The Right Hand of the Sun by Anita Mason
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This novel gets off to an impressive start as the author brilliantly evokes the life of Geronimo Aguilar, a Spaniard of the sixteenth century who, after being shipwrecked off the coast of Central America, lives as a member of a local tribe, but accepts an opportunity to act as an interpreter for the expedition of Hernan Cortés. As the story unfolds, Geronimo's thoughtful, often poetic narrative, is gradually eclipsed by the more worldly voices of those who surround the ruthless, opportunistic Cortés. Somehow, the story of Cortés's bloody march towards the city of the emperor Moctezuma is less engaging than Geronimo's tale and, as if aware of this, the fifth section of… Read more