M. Oswell

Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (18 of 23)
Location: UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,453,302 - Total Helpful Votes: 18 of 23
Owl Micro CM130 Wireless Electricity Monitor Pink by Owl
Excellent, the OWL Micro CM130 Wireless Electricity Energy Usage Monitor Smart Meter is a simple device - easy to set up - does what it says: allows you to monitor your electricity expenditure.
One omission, however, is that you can't program in a standing charge, so (as in my own case) this has to be added by application of mental arithmetic at the end of each day.
Also it does not allow for dual pricing.
But I still find it a useful device.
Doctor Who  Series 6 - Part 1 [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Matt Smith
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
These (Doctor Who Series 6 - Part 1 [DVD] were edge-of-the-seat, imaginative, enthralling episodes, cunningly linked by a question that hasn't yet been answered. Superb. And much enjoyed (from the traditional Dr Who viewing position behind the sofa) by my eight year old grandson. So why the 12 rating? Was it just the scariness? If so, then don't deprive your children. But warn (and let them cover their eyes) for The Flesh - strangely, it wasn't the monsters (so many monsters all over television) it was the Flesh itself, the way it formed almost-people... The Headless Monks were good and scary, too, doing unnervingly what it says… Read more
The Wrecking Light by Robin Robertson
The Wrecking Light by Robin Robertson
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Why is Robin Robertson not as well-known as Seamus Heaney, or Carol Ann Duffy? His language is powerful, his poems are beautiful and heart-wrenching, his imagery lives on when the words have gone. A truly extraordinary poet.

The Wrecking Light contains a range of styles and lengths, from brief observation to epic narrative: contast "Signs on a White Field" with "Tweed"! But beware, they can beguile and inhabit the reader long after the book is closed. I have read, and re-read "At Roane Head" - heard first on BBC's Poetry Please. It won the 2009 Forward prize for a single poem. But I have only read "Cat, Failing" once… Read more

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