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Leopard at the Door
Leopard at the Door
Price: £4.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Leopard at the Door, 8 July 2017
Leopard at the Door is such a contrast of a beautifully told story but also a story of a dark time in British and Kenyan history. It is full of wonderful descriptions of Kenya, the people, the heat, the animals, the lush vegetation and the unforgiving wilderness.

The main character Rachel is returning to her childhood home after six unhappy years living in England with her grandparents - where she was sent to after her mother's death. She has missed everything about Kenya and could not wait to come back.

I did not know much about the Mau Mau, the secret society which had sprung up in Kenya and who wanted to unite the kikuyu and overthrow the white people, and some of the brutality of their oath taking did not make for easy reading.

The vastness of the country is portrayed well, their nearest neighbour was 15 miles away, an hour's drive away at least.

The story gives us an insight into Kenyan life at that time for the many white farmers living there, the fear and isolation they endured, reading daily reports of the atrocities carried out by the Mau Mau which were not for the faint hearted.

It is also a story of Rachel's growing up and how she deals with the present and the past, her expectations and her disappointments, especially of her father who sent her away.

This is an absorbing look at a time of unrest and upheaval in history, which I found incredibly interesting as I knew so little of this period. The writing was so descriptive and detailed, the tension rising with each page, and altogether a very thought-provoking read.


Leifheit Hand Tile and Bathroom Wiper Flexi Pad
Leifheit Hand Tile and Bathroom Wiper Flexi Pad
Price: £7.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Decent Product, 5 July 2017
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Nice Product.
This cleaning product is easy to use.
It gives a decent finish in the shower.
I like the fact that you can make this wiper even better if you wish by buying a pole.
You can also buy extra pads when needed although the original pad should last, even with washing it.
Overall a decent product.


Guinness World Records Amazing Animals 2018
Guinness World Records Amazing Animals 2018
by Guinness World Records
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Bright Informative Book., 4 July 2017
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Brilliant book for any animal loving kids.
The book is set out fantastically well, and will keep any young one interested for hours.
The book is informative and funny.
Aimed at 7 - 10 year olds.
It is full of nice bright colours and loads of info.
Brilliant as a stocking filler.


Crock-Pot CSC044 3.5L Stainless Steel Slow Cooker with Hinged Lid
Crock-Pot CSC044 3.5L Stainless Steel Slow Cooker with Hinged Lid
Price: £39.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovvin this Crock Pot, 3 July 2017
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Love this crockpot.
This is a really good size either for a couple, or with young children.

The Crock-Pot 4.5L Slow Cooker has a lovely stainless steel finish.
Easy to use. Just prepare your ingredients, place them in the stoneware bowl before you go to work.
Set the heat setting to low and be welcomed home to the aroma of a delicious slow cooked meal.
It’s not just casseroles. Chillies and curries that can be cooked this slow cooker, so to can pot roasts, soups and even desserts.WOW!!!!!!
There is a recipe book included.
What could be simpler or better.

I like this Crock Pot.


The Skeleton Warrior: Series 1, Book 4 (Team Hero)
The Skeleton Warrior: Series 1, Book 4 (Team Hero)
by Adam Blade
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Action Adventure Book, 30 Jun. 2017
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Get it right here!!!!!

X-Men meets Beast Quest at the school for superheroes!
An epic new adventure series from bestselling author Adam Blade - with amazing comic-book style illustrations.

General Gore's evil army has kidnapped Jack's friend, Danny.
It's time for Team Hero to take the fight underground, right into the heart of darkness.
Students of Hero Academy beware - the invasion is coming!
There are FOUR thrilling adventures to collect in this series - don't miss out! Battle for the Shadow Sword; Attack of the Bat Army; Reptile Reawakened; and The Skeleton Warrior.

My nephew loved this book.
He passed it on to his class friends - all 7 years old - and they loved the book.

There are some pages to colour, and the boys loved this.

A good action adventure book that all boys will love.

This book will be passed about at school.


Crock-Pot CSC037 Slow Cooker with Hinged Lid, 3.5 Litre, Red
Crock-Pot CSC037 Slow Cooker with Hinged Lid, 3.5 Litre, Red
Price: £39.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Low Cost Slow Cooker, 29 Jun. 2017
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I like this Crock Pot.
It is not top of the range or that big,but for a couple it is ideal.
It has a hinged lid for easy serving and less mess.
The pot is very easily removed to make cleaning a breeze.
Cooking with a crock pot lets you cook your meal to perfection while you get on with your day.
The crock pot is perfect for casseroles, curries, chilli, but also soups, pot roasts etc.
The pot has a 3.5 Litre capacity which is ideal for couple and small families.
There is a recipe booklet included.
The settings are easy with low, high & keep warm settings.
The oven-safe stoneware bowl is removable, so the food can be served at the table.

A brilliant low cost slow cooker ideal for a student, or couple, or small family.


Football's Secret Trade - How the Player Transfer Market Was Infiltrated (Bloomberg)
Football's Secret Trade - How the Player Transfer Market Was Infiltrated (Bloomberg)
by Alex Duff
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.61

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best book on this subject., 27 Jun. 2017
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Unless I am missing something, this book is about a subject, about a subject.!!!!!!
At the end of the book, after reading from cover to cover, I was left with very little new knowledge about the subject.
To me, this book is not the best.
I have read much better books on this subject.
The jury is still out, I am afraid.


triplus highlighter 3654-S BK4 Chisel Tip Highlighter - Assorted
triplus highlighter 3654-S BK4 Chisel Tip Highlighter - Assorted
Offered by Fun and Chic
Price: £5.27

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Highlighters, 27 Jun. 2017
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Brilliant,brilliant highlighters.
These highlighters have a chisel tip.
They are triangular highlighters.
Can be used for paper,fax and copies.
They are bright,fluorescent ink.
They are also fast-drying.
There is 4 brilliant vivid colours.

I like these highlighters.


Tork 100278 Extra soft singlefold hand towel Premium H3 / White Zigzag fold paper towels compatible with Tork H3 system / 15 x 200 sheets (23 x 23 cm)
Tork 100278 Extra soft singlefold hand towel Premium H3 / White Zigzag fold paper towels compatible with Tork H3 system / 15 x 200 sheets (23 x 23 cm)
Offered by AMOS UK
Price: £33.06

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Absorbent Kitchen Towels, 25 Jun. 2017
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Super hand towels.
These are very absorbent.
They are ideal for use in the kitchen.
They wipe up spillages very easily.
I do not have the dispenser, but really there is no need.
This is a large !!! box, so these towels will last.
Great product.


Windows 10 Anniversary Update Bible
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Bible
by Rob Tidrow
Edition: Paperback
Price: £25.27

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Reference Book, 23 Jun. 2017
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For anyone using windows 10, this is an invaluable reference book.

This fully-updated anniversary edition features information on using the expanded searching and user features of Cortana, integrating Windows 10 with Azure, and using the enhanced Windows Defender features.

Use the interface, navigate the desktop, and personalise Windows 10.
Manage content with File Explorer and use OneDrive® to save and share files
Create a home network
Protecting yourself with a Windows Firewall
Set up social media accounts, manage contacts, and use the Remote Desktop app
Set up and configure Hyper-V, work in the cloud with Azure, and image and deploy Windows 10
Share Windows 10 installations in medium-size to large organisations

All in all this is a brilliant reference book.
I shall keep it by my pc.

I like this book.


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