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Aunt Bessie Joins (An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 10)
Aunt Bessie Joins (An Isle of Man Cozy Mystery Book 10)
Price: £2.39

3.0 out of 5 stars so haven't actually had to pay for them - I enjoy them, for the cosy characters and setting, 25 Aug. 2016
I've read all the aunt Bessie stories on kindle unlimited, so haven't actually had to pay for them - I enjoy them, for the cosy characters and setting, but I don't really understand why the author has aparently given up completely on the actual detection side of her detective stories! In the last few, the story just carries on around aunt Bessie until the criminal spontaneously decides to confess for some spurious reason. Aunt Besdie and her cronies aren't even particularly instrumental in bringing it about. it's a pity, as aunt Bessie is well drawn and ideally placed to be a modern Miss Marple, as she was in the first few books.


Merit Badge Murder (Merry Wrath Mysteries Book 1)
Merit Badge Murder (Merry Wrath Mysteries Book 1)
Price: £3.53

3.0 out of 5 stars Fun writing, awful plot, 25 July 2016
The writing was better than the plot deserved! i won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it but as well as many unlikelihoods, the final twist fails to explain one major event in the book which is simply ignored.


The book of archery : being the complete history and practice of the art, ancient and modern
The book of archery : being the complete history and practice of the art, ancient and modern
Price: £0.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It reads like a badly scanned text from an original which had ..., 2 Sept. 2015
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I don't know whether the positive reviewers received a different version, but the one I received is very muddled, with paragraphs stopping halfway through a story, a few pages of another story, then chopping back to the first etc. It reads like a badly scanned text from an original which had long sections in footnotes or columns. The content is interesting but it is very taxing to puzzle out! Usually the whole point of paying a small price on Kindle for an out-of-copyright work is that you expect a better conversion and good indexing etc.


Living Stones: Complete Resource Book Year B: The All-age Resource for the Revised Common Lectionary (Living stones : the all-age resource for the Common Worship Lectionary Year B)
Living Stones: Complete Resource Book Year B: The All-age Resource for the Revised Common Lectionary (Living stones : the all-age resource for the Common Worship Lectionary Year B)
by Susan Sayers
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE: Despite the title claiming that it is the ..., 25 Mar. 2015
BEWARE: Despite the title claiming that it is the 'Complete' resource, and the blurb on the back stating specifically that it contains the photocopiable worksheets, in fact the worksheets from the individual books are not included in this supposedly 'Complete' edition! All you get is the text with sermon ideas etc. Bizarrely, the introductory matter as well as the blurb on the back make many references to the worksheets, as if they were included. I rang the publishers assuming that there was a missing CD or that the worksheets are available on the website somewhere, and they have confirmed that this is not the case, and the 'Complete' edition does not contain the worksheets previously contained in the individual books (which are now out of print.) As the worksheets are what I bought it for, I have had to return it.


Living Stones: Complete Resource Book: Year C
Living Stones: Complete Resource Book: Year C
by Susan Sayers
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE: Despite the title claiming that it is the ..., 25 Mar. 2015
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BEWARE: Despite the title claiming that it is the 'Complete' resource, and the blurb on the back stating specifically that it contains the photocopiable worksheets, in fact the worksheets from the individual books are not included in this supposedly 'Complete' edition! All you get is the text with sermon ideas etc. Bizarrely, the introductory matter as well as the blurb on the back make many references to the worksheets, as if they were included. I rang the publishers assuming that there was a missing CD or that the worksheets are available on the website somewhere, and they have confirmed that this is not the case, and the 'Complete' edition does not contain the worksheets previously contained in the individual books (which are now out of print.) As the worksheets are what I bought it for, I have had to return it.
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Living Stones: A Complete Resource Book
Living Stones: A Complete Resource Book
by Susan Sayers
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE: Despite the title claiming that it is the ..., 25 Mar. 2015
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BEWARE: Despite the title claiming that it is the 'Complete' resource, and the blurb on the back stating specifically that it contains the photocopiable worksheets, in fact the worksheets from the individual books are not included in this supposedly 'Complete' edition! All you get is the text with sermon ideas etc. Bizarrely, the introductory matter as well as the blurb on the back make many references to the worksheets, as if they were included. I rang the publishers assuming that there was a missing CD or that the worksheets are available on the website somewhere, and they have confirmed that this is not the case, and the 'Complete' edition does not contain the worksheets previously contained in the individual books (which are now out of print.) As the worksheets are what I bought it for, I have had to return it.


Songmics 100% Bamboo Foldable Notebook Laptop Table Lengthen Size 72 x 35cm LLD004
Songmics 100% Bamboo Foldable Notebook Laptop Table Lengthen Size 72 x 35cm LLD004
Offered by Songmics
Price: £22.95

4.0 out of 5 stars A really beautiful table for floor sitting., 30 Jan. 2015
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First, there is a small problem with this table as delivered, as there is a crack in the upper joint of one leg. I hope they will be able to replace just that piece to avoid having to send the whole thing back, and if they do I will update this review and give the item the 5 stars it otherwise deserves. This is such a lovely piece of furniture at a really remarkable price. I bought it to allow me to sit on the floor and use my laptop and the height and width are perfect for that whether I sit cross-legged or kneel. A couple of features are even better than I hoped - the little stopper can be removed and stored in the drawer when using the table flat, and the legs can be folded up even when fully extended so putting the table up and down to your chosen height is extremely simple. I am so glad I chose this table, despite the small problem as delivered.


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever
Price: £7.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully quirky and inspiring, 12 Jan. 2015
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Tidy up once forever by loving each item you own individually - this is the only book on decluttering I have ever read that makes me feel happy rather than sad at the thought. Will I do it? Watch this space....


Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scales - White
Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scales - White
Price: £85.79

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this and have found it a huge help following ..., 16 Sept. 2014
I love this and have found it a huge help following the 5:2 'Fast Diet' as it tracks weight in 0.1 lb increments, so you get a 'Yay' on a slow and steady weight loss and don't get discouraged. Two stone down between beginning of May and mid September! It also tracks body fat % which is also really helpful as often weight can be masked by water retention etc but the body fat % goes down and you know you are still on track. My only criticism is that I have never managed to get the initial network setup to work via my iphone - I have had to do it twice due to changing internet providers and every time on the iphone it gets to the end and then fails with a wifi error. Don't torture yourself by trying - bring it into the room with your computer and set it up there on the computer and it will work first time, probably.


The Rhythm Bible
The Rhythm Bible
Price: £9.29

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle edition does not include any soundtrack!, 12 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: The Rhythm Bible (Kindle Edition)
I wish amazon would keep reviews for Kindle editions separate - in this case the Kindle would seem fairly useless as unbelievably it does not include any soundtrack, even though the text continually refers to the tracks on the CD! I will have to try to return it as it seems useless as it is. Unless I'm missing something?


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