Dr. Paul Ell

Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2011 2012
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 43
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (8,923 of 9,661)
Location: NI, UK
Birthday: 30 Jun
In My Own Words:
Eclectic reader of mostly fiction with a bias to historical stuff at present. Also in to gadgets of all types. Happy to review products from manufacturers which match my knowledge base - reflected by my reviews - and on an impartial basis following Amazon Vine guidelines.

Astronomy, electronics of all types, gardening, contemporary design, reading, cats!

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 43 - Total Helpful Votes: 8923 of 9661
BRITA Maxtra Water Filter Cartridge 15 Pack by Brita
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Take a look through the prices for all pack sizes working out the price per filter. The larger packs are not always better value by any means (both in terms of price per filter and total cost). I've found six filters for £2 each and packs of four costing more than packs of six!

Necessary product which works well but is a bit like buying petrol...
The Maharajah's General (Jack Lark) by Paul Fraser Collard
The Maharajah's General (Jack Lark) by Paul Fraser Collard
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I'd hoped that I'd find Paul Fraser Collard's second book more satisfying than his first. I was certainly sufficient interested to read his new novel. As in the previous book we follow Jack Lark a common soldier who through deception becomes an officer in the British military. It's a bit of a risk of using the same plot in two successive novels - and I do hope there's not a third in the wings.

As with novel one, I felt there was too much concentration on battle seems, and really the blood and guts bit of this, and not nearly enough on recreating the experience of the British in India. At no point did I feel that I was gaining an understanding of life in India in the… Read more
Business Networking For Dummies(R) (For Dummies (B&hellip by Stefan Thomas
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tiresome networking, 12 Sep 2014
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I know that Dummies books are supposed to make complex topics easy but this book perhaps goes too far. Much of the content I found pretty obvious and superficial. Largely the focus of the book is on networking at events specifically created for networking. I'm more likely to need to network at conferences or after meetings and didn't find the book much help here. What would have been useful is a more detailed discussion of social media, particularly developing a Twitter following, but all of this is very much peripheral to the books main concerns. The author says this book should be dipped into. I didn't find much incentive to do so and having read much of the book didn't feel I'd network… Read more

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