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Rowlinson BINTRPL1 Triple Bin Store - Natural
Rowlinson BINTRPL1 Triple Bin Store - Natural
Offered by find-the-perfect-gift
Price: £265.94

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars *@#!!, 2 Oct. 2016
I confess I'm no expert at DIY, but I found the construction of this thing impossible to achieve without a liberal amount of swearing at pretty much every stage. The instructions are woeful, and the design of it requires screws to be screwed in where there's no easy way to get a screwdriver into the right position. As others have stated, the lids are not easy to open and really ought to have handles on them. The bins themselves have to be reversed into the store so that to getl them out on bin day, the hinge bits that you would normally use as a handle to pull them by are at the back. The quality of materials seems fine, and the end result (if you can manage to get the structure less wonkily built than I managed, so that the doors open and close easily) is okay. But, really, ask yourself: wouldn't you rather have your bins out in the open where you can get at them? Convince yourself that the wheelie bin is a masterpiece of modern design that deserves to be on permanent display. Then you can save money, time and swear words to expend more happily elsewhere.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 8 Oct. 2015
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Seem to be absolutely fine, though it's too soon to judge how well they'll continue to hold their charge.


Detectorists [DVD] [2014]
Detectorists [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Mackenzie Crook
Price: £10.99

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful, 7 Nov. 2014
This review is from: Detectorists [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
This is just pitch perfect. A beautifully written, directed and acted comedy of immense subtlety and warmth. Wonderful. Probably the BBC's finest comedy since Early Doors.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Very prompt service, 19 Jan. 2014
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Ordered around lunchtime and received the next morning; handy after my previous adapter had suddenly died. Very impressed by (and grateful for) that efficiency.

The adapter works fine so far, though I can't speak for its longevity after less than a week. Shown with a T-shaped connector and I was supplied with the newer L-shaped version, but I don't really care about that.


The Man who Laughs
The Man who Laughs
by David Hine
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent, 4 May 2013
This review is from: The Man who Laughs (Paperback)
I can't speak about how good an adaptation of Hugo's source novel this version is, but in its own right this is a magnificent piece of work. David Hine's writing is perfectly judged - he writes very well but also, as a comic artist himself, he knows when to leave the words out of the way and let the pictures do the work (a rarer talent than it ought to be amongst comic writers). And oh, those pictures... I've long been a fan of Mark Stafford's artwork but here he not only finally fulfils the promise he has long displayed but utterly surpasses all expectations. Composition, storytelling, pacing, characterisation are all exceptional, and his use of colour is a revelation. This is a triumph.


What's Up With Jody Barton?
What's Up With Jody Barton?
by Hayley Long
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, 1 Jan. 2013
This is a wonderful book. It's a very easy read, funny and light, but it's also thoughtful and clever and deals with ISSUES without being at all didactic. There is also a very clever PLOT TWIST (though sadly I had read about it somewhere before I began the book - try not to do this yourself. I envy you the opportunity to experience THE SURPRISE without spoilers). The author captures teenspeak very convincingly (and provides extra nuances of expression through the use of BIGGER and smaller typefaces, which is neatly done) and all the main characters are believable, likeable and interesting. I enjoyed spending time with them. The warmth and security of strong family ties is beautifully portrayed. Heartwarming without being cloying, unshowily well crafted, and naturally very funny, this book is a real treat.


Don Quixote Volume 1
Don Quixote Volume 1
by Rob Davis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly inventive, 3 Oct. 2012
This review is from: Don Quixote Volume 1 (Paperback)
Not having read Cervantes I can't comment on how true an adaptation of the prose novel this comic strip version is, but in its own right it's a stunningly inventive, funny, brilliant, playful work. Davis's art is (deceptively) simple and clear, his colours beautiful and his comic timing superb. He takes a novel (or at least half of one, so far) that many would consider a daunting prospect and makes of it an accessible, funny work that, for all its ease of reading is, nonetheless, richly rewarding. A triumph.


Bears in My Bed
Bears in My Bed
by Michael Irwin
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars goofy bear fun, 12 Jan. 2010
This review is from: Bears in My Bed (Paperback)
This is a charming, funny book. The words are quirky and witty, the pictures are fresh, vibrant and full of character, the bears themselves are goofy and adorable. The whole thing is sure to put a smile on your face.


Green Manor Vol.2: The Inconvenience of Being Dead: Inconvenience of Being Dead v. 2
Green Manor Vol.2: The Inconvenience of Being Dead: Inconvenience of Being Dead v. 2
by Fabien Vehlman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars more of the same dark goodness, 25 Mar. 2009
I loved volume 1 of Green Manor and volume 2 is, happily, more of the same (considerably more in fact as this combines two of the original volumes into one book, hence the greater page count here). Bodart's art is detailed and lively and is not just gorgeous but also serves the stories beautifully - he can not only draw excellently he also really understands the mechanics of the comics form (sadly not always the case with comics artists). Vehlmann's stories are again darkly funny and very clever and compact, wonderfully satisfying in half the space that many other writers would require. Delicious stuff.


Green Manor Vol.1: Assassins and Gentlemen: Assassins and Gentlemen v. 1
Green Manor Vol.1: Assassins and Gentlemen: Assassins and Gentlemen v. 1
by Fabien Vehlmann
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars dark treasure, 25 Mar. 2009
Bought this on the basis of Bodart's gorgeous art expecting little from the actual stories but in fact I loved the whole package. Vehlmann's delicious tales of murder and foul play in Victorian London are exactly to my tastes: dark, funny, clever and compact, each one satisfyingly complete in around half a dozen pages at a time. Wonderful. I only hope that more of both Bodart's and Vehlmann's other works may also make their way into print in English translation.


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