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NEW 4FT6 DOUBLE ALESHA 8" ORTHOPAEDIC TUFTED HYPO ALLERGENIC MATTRESS
NEW 4FT6 DOUBLE ALESHA 8" ORTHOPAEDIC TUFTED HYPO ALLERGENIC MATTRESS
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Price: £99.00

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Value for Money, 12 Sept. 2013
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I'm not sure what the people who have left poor reviews for this mattress were expecting, but I can honestly say that I was more than surprised at the quality of this mattress - easily as well made and comfortable as mattresses two or three times as much, with a lovely mix of springiness and support. Absolutely delighted with the terrific value-for-money this item offers, and I would have no problem in recommending it to friends and family. Very quick delivery too.


The Daughter Of Time
The Daughter Of Time
by Josephine Tey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.24

4.0 out of 5 stars Richard III is suddenly relevant!, 11 Mar. 2013
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A good 'period' mystery about Richard III; given his body has just been found in a Leicester car-park, this book, for all the period charm of it's style and writing is more relevant than you'd imagine. An enjoyable read.


Postcards From Capricorn
Postcards From Capricorn
Price: £25.02

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An impressive debut, living up to the hype, 18 Jan. 2013
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A tasteful and mature first album from Welsh guitarist Chris Buck, the latest in an impressive and talented line of highly-rated British blues/rock guitarists stretching back to the 60's. The interpretations of some great rock tracks display wonderfully soulful phrasing - you can see why Slash rates him so highly. 'Blue Blood' is a strong opening track, while 'Eminence Front' and 'Still in Love With You' are highlights, along with a superb reworking of Peter Green's 'Oh Well'. Tony Montana's vocals are right on the money (especially on 'Still In Love') and the tracks are powerfully driven by Jimmy Mack's bass and Michael Thompson on drums. 'Off the Wall' (not the Michael Jackson track) is wonderfully evocative of the innocence and spontaneity of the 1960's; you can easily imagine Stevie Winwood playing Larry Lee's keys part.
On the accompanying DVD, the Stones 'Miss You' and Bonnie Raitt's 'Can't Make You Love Me' are tastefully thoughtful reworkings, while 'Machine Gun/Cochise' crackles with energy. A tight and talented band - the next album should be very interesting, especially if a larger proportion of original material can be incorporated - and Chris Buck is well worth a listen; this guy is a serious player with an innate sense of feel and phrasing very reminiscent of mid-period Clapton.
Finally, a special mention for the packaging: it's good to see that actual care and a certain design sensibility have been shown in reproducing the look and feel of an old vinyl double album. Nice touch!


Wish You Were Here [Discovery Edition]
Wish You Were Here [Discovery Edition]
Price: £7.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply a classic album....., 17 Jan. 2013
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Listening to it again after a few years away just emphasises that this is simply an undeniably classic album by a band at the very top of it's game. It's stood the test of time and that's what counts - I wish I was there.


Dylan Thomas Omnibus: "Under Milk Wood", Poems, Stories and Broadcasts
Dylan Thomas Omnibus: "Under Milk Wood", Poems, Stories and Broadcasts
by Dylan Thoams
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars The Welsh Genius of Lyricism, 16 Jan. 2013
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Love him, loathe him or criticise his lifestyle, there is no denying Dylan Thomas was born with a typically Welsh talent for words and the rhythm and cadence of poetry. Maybe his best days were behind him when he whisky'd himself to death, but this book undeniably illustrates that the man was a literary giant of the 20th century. His talent easily encompassed poetry, short stories and broadcasts and as history proves, time and time again, genius is usually contained within a very imperfect human being, sometimes prone to self-destruction. We can only be glad he lived as long as he did and left such a small but perfectly formed legacy. If you buy one Dylan Thomas book for your shelves, let it be this one, and go straight to 'Fern Hill'.....


David Bailey; Look
David Bailey; Look
by Jackie Higgins
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £8.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Enigmatic Mr B, 16 Jan. 2013
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A lovely little book to carry with you as a reference to the many facets of Bailey; for a man who occasionally displays a 'couldn't care less' attitude, the photographs betray a fastidious craftsman who flits across styles and always is thought-provoking and controversial. Full of carefully crafted work that has kept him on - or very near - the cutting edge for decades.


Murder Most Foul (1964)
Murder Most Foul (1964)
Dvd ~ Margaret Rutherford
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Price: £3.59

5.0 out of 5 stars A Rutherford classic, 10 Jan. 2013
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A great film that evokes a time not so long ago and all the rose-tinted memories that childhood is made of. Rutherford, as always, seems born to the role, and despite the comedic approach, she never demeans the role of Miss Marple. Just a delightful way of spending a hour or so; no hidden messages or agenda - pure entertainment.


Level 4 Virus Hunters of the CDC
Level 4 Virus Hunters of the CDC
by Joseph B. McCormick
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 10 Jan. 2013
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A superb book that manages to intertwine the dry world of scientific research and accomplishment with vivid and well-paced storytelling. Well worth the money.


John Lennon: Living on Borrowed Time
John Lennon: Living on Borrowed Time
by Fred Seaman
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A valuable insight, 10 Jan. 2013
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A valuable insight into the final years of John Lennon, that steps beyond the carefully constructed image of the Lennono love match and shows the desperate state the marriage was really in; Lennon at times cuts a lonely and sad figure, while trying vainly to win back Yoko's love and affection. Fred Seaman does a good job of illustrating John's moods and passions, but is a little biased and you get the feeling that a more even-handed approach would have been more appropriate.


The Beatles Graphic
The Beatles Graphic
by Hervé Bourhis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice twist on a familiar story, 1 Nov. 2012
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I was pleasantly surprised when I first chanced upon this excellent book; the story of the Beatles has been told so many times in so many ways that I hadn't expected such a fresh treatment; the graphics/illustrations are dynamic and entertaining and although there are one or two factual mistakes, this doesn't spoil the enjoyment and overall it's a great addition to any Beatles book collection - well worth the money. A strong and worthwhile publication.

My only gripe, as usual, was with the inadequate packaging used by Amazon as the book arrived dented; is it too much to expect that a book should arrive in the same condition as if you'd bought it in the High Street and carried it home in a bag? I don't expect my books to remain pristine, but if anyone is going to inflict damage, I would like it to be me. Come on, Amazon - too often the box used is too large and inadequately packed and padded, allowing movement inside the package, which leads to scuffed lamination, dented ends to the spine and crushed corners on the covers. This seems to be the norm and not the exception - I'm now only surprised when an Amazon book arrives in the condition it left the warehouse. I would suggest a larger and more varied selection of boxes and bubble-wrap is made available to the packers. Am I on my own here or does anyone else have this problem? The pricing is usually competitive, but increasingly I'm asking myself whether it's worth chancing it, especially if buying to give as a present.


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