MJ King

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,463
Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (1,169 of 1,504)
Location: Birmingham, England



Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,463 - Total Helpful Votes: 1169 of 1504
Pyramid Repel 55 Insect/Mosquito Repellent Deet Sp&hellip by Pyramid
Used for 5 days in Spain recently and didn't get bitten once!

I'm the kind of food that mosquitoes and inspects of all kinds seem to love to eat! I cannot walk thru fields or long grass in the UK without something biting me :-)

The temperature over the period I used the spray varied from 78F to 93F, so was pretty hot.

I should say there was no rain during this period at all and that is often the time I find the worst for bites.

I sprayed my legs - back and front - above my socks and my arms - again, front and back - below my T-shirt sleeves - which are the areas I usually get bitten.

Reapplied after each swim and had no bites… Read more
Sealskinz Men's Thermal Liners Gloves - Black, One&hellip SealSkinz
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful and well made, 13 July 2014
I bought these for my Mom, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis in her fingers, and my wife who always has cold hands.

They both report the same things: quite well made, reasonable fit and do warm the hands.

My wife found they worked best when used under another pair of gloves; worn on their own they are not waterproof. They do seem to help retain warmth and she does use them.

My Mom wears them in the house, without any other gloves on. They are thin enough to allow her to do things such as operate the TV remote but she struggles to use them with her smart phone - the material is too thick.

But they do warm her fingers, which certainly eases the… Read more
First World War For Dummies (For Dummies (History,&hellip by Seán Lang
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
... the usual Dummies format, provides a great introduction to The Great War and then some.

My son is currently studying WW1 and 'A' Level and he devoured this book! Was full of praise for the logical way it was laid out, wasn't able to spot any mistakes. He used it to research specific areas of the War and also to help him produce a chronological timeline.

I found the book to be really well researched, written & laid out, with pictures, graphics & highlighted quotes, all creating the usual Dummy easy on the eye effect.

The style was interesting - a little like a series of newspaper headlines followed up with more in depth articles. The authors pretty much… Read more

Wish List

The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
The Call of Cthulhu by H. P. Lovecraft
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
The Histories by Tacitus
The Histories by Tacitus
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri
WE (Timeless Wisdom Collection Book 1076) by Yevgeny Zamyatin