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Oaks Lighting Cotton Coolie Shade, 20-inch, Cream(&hellip by Oaks Lighting
Although the external packaging looked adequate, the shade emerged with indentations and creases which can't be smoothed out with the result that it looks cheap and nasty. It will stay for only long enough to find a better one after which it will go in the bin.
Brennenstuhl 1153543134 4-Way Desktop Power Extens&hellip by Brennenstuhl
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
This device is not what it seems. I thought the idea of combining 13A and USB sockets was a really good one, and intended to use it as a USB charger. Given the high price, I assumed that the transformer would be built in - but it turns out that the two sets of sockets are electrically quite separate and just happen to in the same plastic box. Power to the USB ports not only requires a separate 5v power supply - which is not supplied - but the power tip is such an unusual size that I have been unable to find a transformer anyway with the right combination of current, voltage and connector - though of course with the right connector, every USB power adapter on the planet would have worked… Read more
Dominion by C. J. Sansom
Dominion by C. J. Sansom
20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Leaden and laboured, 6 Nov 2012
It isn't easy writing about an alternative reality. Somehow the author has to explain the world he or she has created without resorting to pages of tedious exposition which sits apart from the flow of the narrative and inevitably slows it down. Good writers manage to create the image of a different reality almost without the reader noticing; bad writers constantly remind the reader that he or she is being instructed.

Sansom can conjure up a compelling sense of space and time - he does it in the Shardlake novels. But he completely fails to do so here. The first third of Dominion slowly and laboriously sets the scene. The remaining two thirds are little more than an extended chase… Read more