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Tree.NB Laptop Battery for Acer Aspire 4253 4551 4552 4738 4741 4750 4771 5251 5253 5551 5552 5560 5733 5741 5742 5750 7551 7552 7560 7741 7750 AS5741 Series, 5200mAh/11.1V/6-Cells 3 Year Warranty
Tree.NB Laptop Battery for Acer Aspire 4253 4551 4552 4738 4741 4750 4771 5251 5253 5551 5552 5560 5733 5741 5742 5750 7551 7552 7560 7741 7750 AS5741 Series, 5200mAh/11.1V/6-Cells 3 Year Warranty
Offered by Tree.NB
Price: £18.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Battery technology seems to have improved in the last few years..., 8 Aug. 2017
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Arrived within 24 hours - good.
~80% charged on arrival - good.
Length of charge when fully charged given as ~4 hours - 2x longer than with previous
battery - good.
Discharged to 5% of capacity before screen blanked out, (but music being played
continued for ~90 seconds before shut-down which was a bit puzzling) - good.
Recharging rate seems quite fast - good.


sourcingmap® Cupboard Door Drawer Hardware 3.5mm Thread Hole Wood Pull Handles Beige 10 Pcs
sourcingmap® Cupboard Door Drawer Hardware 3.5mm Thread Hole Wood Pull Handles Beige 10 Pcs
Offered by Ascot City
Price: £9.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Candles, Dork Handles, Door Handles..., 31 July 2017
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I searched the world for simple all-wood handles to fit to my renovated built-in
wardrobes. I could only find them in China - but they were cheap, and are doing a
*great* job. I only wish they were half-an-inch larger.

Four stars because they were not a little larger, but well worth it!!


Passenger to Frankfurt
Passenger to Frankfurt
by Agatha Christie
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1.0 out of 5 stars More tosh from 'The Queen Of Crime'..., 31 July 2017
This review is from: Passenger to Frankfurt (Paperback)
This is basically a 'Conspiracy To Take Over The World' novel, the conspirators being an
organisation which is (loosely) based on the Nazi party. Putting aside the unsatisfctory
and inconclusive ending, this is not a good book! It is scrappily and carelessly written.

It's time, as far as I'm concerned, to demolish the Christie myth. This woman was an
un-intelligent, poorly educated, pseudo-intellectual snob, whose patronising, not to say
prejudiced attitude to differently-coloured folks, Jews, the lower order, etc. was even
nastier than that of some of her contemporaries. She must have been a singularly
unpleasant woman.

This book is typical of her monumentally turgid writing.

In this novel, she also displays to wonderful advantage her almost complete ignorance
of politics, philosophy, ethics, economics, science and world history in general. It would
be extraordinarily generous to describe her ideas as 'half-baked'.

As far as I can see, her only real 'achievement' is that after her marriage to the
archaeologist Max Mallowan, she became a moderately competent expedition/excavation
photographer.

Avoid this tripe!


Elegant Mens 3 Pairs Gentle Grip Plain Super Soft Bamboo Socks, Size UK 6-11, Black
Elegant Mens 3 Pairs Gentle Grip Plain Super Soft Bamboo Socks, Size UK 6-11, Black

1.0 out of 5 stars Holy hosiery, Batman! These socks are not up to snuff!, 19 Jan. 2017
Holes appeared in these socks at the second time of wearing!
Back to George at Asda for me!


Intation to Go: v.i: Vol i
Intation to Go: v.i: Vol i
by John Fairbairn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars More good stuff from John Fairbairn, 19 April 2015
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Fairbairn has written lots of Go material, all of a high quality (and far too advanced for a novice like me).

This short book is an extremely good introduction to Go - as good as anything else I have seen. Run,
do not walk to your bookstore and buy a copy!

Board games enthusiasts should also look at 'Shogi for Beginners', also by Farbairn, also a wonderful
introduction to Shogi (Japanese Chess).


XMI X-Mini Max Duo Portable Mini Speakerswith 3.5mm Jack Compatible with iPhone/iPad/iPod/Smartphones/Tablets/MP3 Player/Laptop - Gun Metal Grey
XMI X-Mini Max Duo Portable Mini Speakerswith 3.5mm Jack Compatible with iPhone/iPad/iPod/Smartphones/Tablets/MP3 Player/Laptop - Gun Metal Grey

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poor, 19 April 2015
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The speakers are fine. BUT after about 4 weeks, one of the cables for charging/playback
just disintegrated, so they couldn't be used for stereo playback! No mis-use, not put under
any excessive strain, kept in the little fabric bag when not in use - simply gave up the ghost!

Also, when run at full volume from my tablet, the track being played sometimes 'skipped', just
as if I were playing a scratched record on an old-fashioned turntable. Dropping the volume by
one notch cures the problem, but...

The speakers can still be chained together to produce mono output, which as it happens
is OK, BUT THAT IS HARDLY THE POINT - the cable supplied with these speakers is simply
not robust enough for the job. Ironically, I was a bit concerned about the robustness of the
OTHER end of the cable (the USB connector for charging from the computer), but it was
the connection to the speaker itself which died 'orribly. Don't touch 'em with a barge pole!


The Anglo-German Concertina: A Social History: Volume 2
The Anglo-German Concertina: A Social History: Volume 2
by Dan M Worrall
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.81

5.0 out of 5 stars From the owner of Lachenal 20 button C/G Anglo, serial No. 74693, 29 Oct. 2014
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If, like me, you are interested in social history, this two-volume work, coming at the subject as it does
via the concertina is priceless! It is a thorough, well-illustrated survey of the invention and development
of the Anglo-German concertina, its use amongst the 'working classes' in many parts of the (largely)
English speaking world, and amongst some of the indigenous people in the those parts of the world
colonised by the British. This is fabulous stuff!

It is also, in parts, very funny: "As soon as they got in the `ouse, Mrs. Boyce threw a concertina at his `ed,
and locked the door and `ollered murder" - an extract from a wife-abuse court case...

A couple of other highlights. Volume 2 opens with a frontispiece which is an incredibly evocative
(to me, at least) photograph of a group of musicians in New Zealand ca. 1875. This group are
sporting musical instruments (including a concertina, of course), and some impressive facial
hair (moustache, sideburns, beard). There follows a masterful one paragraph summary of the
European colonisation of Africa (another of my interests).

Finally, in the transcripts of tunes at the end of Vol 2. There is a Zulu walking song for the concertina!
I can't get out of my mind the picture of the Zulus in the film Zulu (Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, et. al.)
jumping up and down playing concertinas, instead of chanting and drumming on their shields with
their assegis

Wonderful stuff! Run (do not walk!) to your bookseller and buy a copy today!

In case anyone suspects that I am biassed - I am! I'm a novice concertina player and
proud owner of Lachenal C/G Anglo, serial no. 74693, ca. 1895 (probably earlier) and
I love this quirky instrument and the sound it makes. To come across a book like this
soon after starting to grapple with the infernal machine is just the icing on the cake.


The Anglo-German Concertina: A Social History: Volume 1
The Anglo-German Concertina: A Social History: Volume 1
by Dan M Worrall
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.81

5.0 out of 5 stars From the owner of Lachenal 20 button C/G Anglo, serial No. 74693, 29 Oct. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
If, like me, you are interested in social history, this two-volume work, coming at the subject as it does
via the concertina is priceless! It is a thorough, well-illustrated survey of the invention and development
of the Anglo-German concertina, its use amongst the 'working classes' in many parts of the (largely)
English speaking world, and amongst some of the indigenous people in the those parts of the world
colonised by the British. This is fabulous stuff!

It is also, in parts, very funny: "As soon as they got in the `ouse, Mrs. Boyce threw a concertina at his `ed,
and locked the door and `ollered murder" - an extract from a wife-abuse court case...

A couple of other highlights. Volume 2 opens with a frontispiece which is an incredibly evocative
(to me, at least) photograph of a group of musicians in New Zealand ca. 1875. This group are
sporting musical instruments (including a concertina, of course), and some impressive facial
hair (moustache, sideburns, beard). There follows a masterful one paragraph summary of the
European colonisation of Africa (another of my interests).

Finally, in the transcripts of tunes at the end of Vol 2. There is a Zulu walking song for the concertina!
I can't get out of my mind the picture of the Zulus in the film Zulu (Michael Caine, Stanley Baker, et. al.)
jumping up and down playing concertinas, instead of chanting and drumming on their shields with
their assegis

Wonderful stuff! Run (do not walk!) to your bookseller and buy a copy today!

In case anyone suspects that I am biassed - I am! I'm a novice concertina player and
proud owner of Lachenal C/G Anglo, serial no. 74693, ca. 1895 (probably earlier) and
I love this quirky instrument and the sound it makes. To come across a book like this
soon after starting to grapple with the infernal machine is just the icing on the cake.


Shogi Problems in Japanese and English
Shogi Problems in Japanese and English
by translated by John Fairbairn Aono Teruichi
Edition: Tankobon Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last..., 17 April 2014
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I've been looking for a copy of this for years!!!

The 'correct' title of this book is 'A Guide to Shogi Openings' though one could be forgiven for
thinking it is 'Shogi Problems in Japanese and English'. This is one of the best books about
Shogi ever written in English and it s now out of print and very hard to find.

The slightly unconventional layout(*) does not detract from the fact that this is a brilliant
study of Shogi joseki and openings presented as a series of problems. Many major
openings are covered -Climbing Silver, Side Pawn, King's Head Vanguard Pawn, Fortress,
etc.

If you find a copy of this book, don't ask too many questions - buy it!

(*) You start at the back and work forward (fair enough - it's a Japanese book and that's
the way they do it). Then, you turn the book over and start at the back again. Wierdly
entertaining, (or entertainingly wierd if you prefer).


Sut Lovingood: Yarns Spun
Sut Lovingood: Yarns Spun
by George Washington Harris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £15.95

5.0 out of 5 stars South-Western Humour does it for me!, 17 April 2014
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I first read this book 30(?) years ago - the copy from the American Literature shelves of
the University of Edinburgh Library.

Over the years, I returned and re-read the book on more than one occasion.

Now, I have finally bought a copy.

The dialect in which the book is written is a little difficult for a Brit like me, but this is
quite simply the funniest book I have ever read. Run (do not walk!) to your nearest
bookseller and buy a copy today.

A sadly-neglected classic!


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