Kamran Rahman

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,137
Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (501 of 614)
Location: London


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,137 - Total Helpful Votes: 501 of 614
Timex Sport Marathon Midsize Digital Watch With Br&hellip Timex Sport & Outdoor
I bought this watch in 2011 after my last Timex watch failed and it has served me very well for the last 3 years. I don't like big chunky watches, so I wanted something mid-size, and this is just perfect for me. I also wanted something colourful, and again, this fits the bill.

I use it when I go running and wear it when I go swimming. It's very functional (stopwatch, timer, alarm, dual time zone, etc) and very simple to use and very tough, but the strap has recently disappointed me because it has split. Fortunately I have been able to buy a replacement strap from Timex for a fiver. In the past I've had watches with leather straps and nylon fabric straps. Leather is next to… Read more
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Poirot) by Agatha Christie
I picked this up because I heard that in 2013 the Crime Writers' Association voted this book as the best crime novel ever written. So, if a book has been written by the queen of crime fiction and then voted as the best crime novel ever by the Crime Writers' Association there is not much to be gained by me giving it a 5 star review - ca va sans dire - as M. Poirrot himself might say.

This novel has all the ingredients which we associate with early 20th Century crime novels. A murder in a country house with a large cast of characters. Everyone is a suspect. Everyone has a motive Everyone has something to hide. The cunning Belgian detective investigates each suspect meticulously in… Read more
A Social History of Tea by Jane Pettigrew
A Social History of Tea by Jane Pettigrew
This is a revised edition of a book which tea aficionado Jane Pettigrew published in 2001. The 2001 edition only concerned itself with the English tea experience, but for this 2013 edition American tea writer Bruce Richardson has contributed a significant amount of text for views from across the pond. I am not sure if this Anglo-American juxtaposition works as a matter of style and overall experience, but I can't fault the usefulness of the information from either writer - they are both authorities in the field of tea writing and rely on thorough research.

I particularly like the treasure trove of tea related pictures which appear throughout the book - again, a great deal of… Read more

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