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The Fry Chronicles
The Fry Chronicles
by Stephen Fry
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Jung at heart, or shadow-boxing and the funny business., 22 April 2017
This review is from: The Fry Chronicles (Paperback)
A logophilic, laugh-out-loud, loveliness of a book. There's plenty of interesting stuff about Oxbridge and some memorable and chucklesome showbiz anecdotes, the best ones being about Alan Bennett. But nothing of substance about Fry's relationships. It's true that there is a little bit too much in the way of the confessional, but altogether a rollicking good read which lifts the spirits.


Ong Bak (2 Disc Special Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2003]
Ong Bak (2 Disc Special Collector's Edition) [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Tony Jaa
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £3.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Skinny guys kicking big guy's butts - enjoy!, 10 April 2017
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All action acrobatic Thai boxing fest, with spectacular fight scenes and some great humour. Disk two reveals the amount of work and what seemed like a thousand takes which went into its making. Loads of fun.


Igenix IG2980 Manual Microwave with Stainless Steel Interior, 20 L, 800 W - White
Igenix IG2980 Manual Microwave with Stainless Steel Interior, 20 L, 800 W - White
Price: £69.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Simple, about the right size and power, easy to clean stainless steel but a bit tinny.., 10 April 2017
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20 litres is about the right size for most tasks and 800w easily powerful enough. Simple to operate and the convenience of a stainless-steel interior earns it four stars. The thinness of the metal outer-case, which makes it resonate when you close the door, lost it a star.


Lucky Jim (Penguin Modern Classics)
Lucky Jim (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Kingsley Amis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.19

4.0 out of 5 stars A slightly dated masterpiece.., 10 April 2017
Confronted with some extravagant claims for the book, you can't help seeing its weaknesses but it is certainly beautifully crafted and acidly humorous. The comedic set-pieces don't quite work when read in an age where bad behaviour is the norm, social anxieties not quite so concerning and social mobility not so visible. Still, the parade of archetypes is very familiar and are awful enough to justify the author's piquant misanthropy. While noticing what had changed since it was written, I also noticed what had not, and when he is scorning the 'organic husband and Esperanto brigade', it was gratifying to acknowledge that some things never change. His description of the Margaret character as having moments of 'minimal prettiness' did make me chuckle and is very memorable.


The Fran Lebowitz Reader
The Fran Lebowitz Reader
by Fran Lebowitz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.30

5.0 out of 5 stars A very chucklesome lesson in humorous writing from a master.., 23 Mar. 2017
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A collection of beautifully crafted hilarious pieces. Slightly dated but still seems to ring true about modern New York. Written with the same rhythm as Woody Allen joke. Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.


Grenade Carb Killa High Protein and Low Carb Bar, 12 x 60 g - Fudge Brownie
Grenade Carb Killa High Protein and Low Carb Bar, 12 x 60 g - Fudge Brownie
Price: £19.75

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very nice way to add a little protein.., 23 Mar. 2017
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Substituted these for my usual chocolate habit, in the knowledge that the indulgence is permissible as they might do some good. Very nice and it is hard to believe you are eating something which is nutritious. A very good price compared with buying them from my local supermarket.


The Mind Benders [DVD]
The Mind Benders [DVD]
Dvd ~ Dirk Bogarde
Price: £10.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Oh no, not the Tank!, 23 Mar. 2017
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Really enjoyed this. Post-war England in beautiful monochrome. Bogarde does his stuff, helped by some quiet performances from the supporting cast. The motives of the characters are never quite clear in an atmosphere of paranoia and distrust. Great stuff!


LENOGE (Imported Samsung Li-ion Cell) New Laptop Battery 18 Months Warranty for Dell Latitude D620 D630 D630C D630N D631 D640 Series Fits P/N PP18L RD300 RD301 PC764 TC030 5200mAh 11.1V Notebook
LENOGE (Imported Samsung Li-ion Cell) New Laptop Battery 18 Months Warranty for Dell Latitude D620 D630 D630C D630N D631 D640 Series Fits P/N PP18L RD300 RD301 PC764 TC030 5200mAh 11.1V Notebook
Offered by LENOGE-UK
Price: £26.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good replacement and at a good price, 20 Nov. 2016
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I had wanted a new battery for a long time (fed-up with the pop-up warnings) but some of the prices never seemed worth it considering the age of my laptop. But this seemed the right price and Samsung are a familiar brand, so thought it was worth it. Very pleased with the quality and finish and made my laptop portable once again. Very pleased so far.


Everbuild EVBSGSUPERF Super Flow Sealant Gun
Everbuild EVBSGSUPERF Super Flow Sealant Gun
Price: £13.52

5.0 out of 5 stars Take's the strain out of caulking., 27 Sept. 2016
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Applying sealant became a job to dread with my old cheapo gun because it took so much muscle to squeeze out the sealant. Upgrading to a the Everbuild proved to be the best few quid I ever spent when I started using it. Well worth the extra and seems to prove that bad workman usually do have the worst tools.


ASUS AMD AM3+ 990FX PRO R2.0 4*DDR3 4*USB3.0 14*USB2.0 GBE LAN ATX MOTHERBOARD
ASUS AMD AM3+ 990FX PRO R2.0 4*DDR3 4*USB3.0 14*USB2.0 GBE LAN ATX MOTHERBOARD
Price: £147.14

4.0 out of 5 stars A very decent middle-tier board with just enough flexibility for future expansion., 15 Mar. 2016
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This motherboard seems well equipped enough for most builds and the components went together without a hitch and it booted first time. No complaints about the layout. I didn't find the UEFI very intuitive but that might be true of other manufacturer's boards too. There are cheaper mother-boards out there but I have been happy with previous ASUS boards and wanted a few more bells and whistles.


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