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The Unofficial Guide to Britain's Best Days Out, Theme Parks and Attractions (Unofficial Guides)
The Unofficial Guide to Britain's Best Days Out, Theme Parks and Attractions (Unofficial Guides)
by Bob Sehlinger
Edition: Paperback

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Waste of money, 27 Aug. 2011
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I was hoping for more but both my wife and myself found the suggestions fairly dull and mainstream.

It will need yearly renewing but worst it will need more thought.....where was the National Trust?


Celia and the Fairies
Celia and the Fairies
by Karen McQuestion
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect reading for my 8 year old, 27 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Celia and the Fairies (Paperback)
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I passed this to my daughter, who is 8 years old, and loves imaginative stories.

She absolutely adored it and read it twice. My wife and I were both impressed with her enthusiasm and both thought it was worth seeking out other books by the author.

If your child enjoys his or her imagination and loves to imagine a world populated by fairies then this will be a real winner.

We will be seeking other books by the author.


A Tiny Bit Marvellous
A Tiny Bit Marvellous
by Dawn French
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars celebrity cash-in, 21 July 2011
This review is from: A Tiny Bit Marvellous (Hardcover)
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Well, this is goign to sound unfair but this book read like a simple cash-in. Celebrities these days have become brands and they exploit this brand potential by writing (or having ghostwritten) books.

I can only assume D French wrote it. It has her customary signposts but it isn't that interesting a life. Take away the fact it is a TV comedian and what's left?

Nothing much - just another celebrity talking about own lives. Save us!!!


Hunt To Kill [DVD]
Hunt To Kill [DVD]
Dvd ~ Steve Austin
Offered by Direct-Offers-UK-FBA
Price: £2.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars silly TV movie, 21 July 2011
This review is from: Hunt To Kill [DVD] (DVD)
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A bit entertaining but the production values are so cheap it looks like a second-rate TV movie.

I hope that's not affair as it is fairly tightly plotted - though absent of characters except the cliched ones of father who alienates his daughter because he is always working - but then circumstances transpire to bring them together and through the rather awful 'bad guys' and unrealistic 'power' they hold over our man Steve Austin (not the bionic one, incidentally) they get closer and heal their relationship.

That's pretty much it except for the silliness - but it's entertaining.


Nokia Universal MD-11 Mini Speaker Compatible with Lumia Smartphone - Ice
Nokia Universal MD-11 Mini Speaker Compatible with Lumia Smartphone - Ice

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding speaker, 21 July 2011
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I tested this out on my elderly mother-in-law who likes to listen to audiobooks on her MP3 player and gets fed up wearing earphones.

She was initially sceptical but after taking it on holiday and now using it at home in the conservatory, she loves it.

On a warm afternoon when you want to sit and listen to some music but don't want the whole stereo on just to listen to a few tracks or a story this is perfect. Of course there's no stereo but that's not the point.

It is a convenient alternative to earphones and makes the experience of listening to an audiobook in a hotel room a shared experience.


Operation: Endgame [DVD]
Operation: Endgame [DVD]
Dvd ~ Zach Galifianakis
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £3.58

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty entertaining, 21 July 2011
This review is from: Operation: Endgame [DVD] (DVD)
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A new generation of films have sprung up which I variously term 'post-game' or 'hyper-plot'. What do I mean?

Simply this: a film is set up with an initial scenario, some event and then the unfolding of that event - while uncovering the truth behind the original scenario.

This film follows the same trajectory. The event of the film is full of action and dominates screen time - done quite well, no real characters but plenty of fighting, screaming, surprises and laughs!

Ving Rhames doesn't last that long either.

It's a bit like watching a scripted game, in that the pieces on the board follow fairly prescribed rules and the dynamic unfolds linearly.

A distraction from life - but an entertaining one. Some great humour in the two characters watching the drama unfold on their screens..


Cho-Yung Weight Loss Tea - 30 Tea Bags
Cho-Yung Weight Loss Tea - 30 Tea Bags
Price: £19.83

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it really does what it claims, 21 July 2011
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We were initially sceptical and curious in equal measures. A slimmnig tea? Sounded absurd and yet vaguely credible.

When it arrived my wife tried a teabag....

It seems to function as a combination of diuretic and stimulant. Has any weight loss occurred? Only marginally as it tends to function a little bit like a laxative and one does not want to spend all of one's working day rushing to the WC!!

Would I recommend it? Yes, I believe I would. It is great for the alimentary canal and seems to play the usual, if not enhanced benefits, of a digestivo.

Try it.


Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 (1 PC, 1 Year subscriptions) (Mac)
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 (1 PC, 1 Year subscriptions) (Mac)

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Valuable, 17 Jun. 2011
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Having now had this on the Mac for several months I thought I would mention several points:

1. Good at picking up Trojans. On a Mac I'm still not sure what risk viruses have but it seems to do the job
2. Occasional issues with not starting up correctly on reboot. In fact my Mac now sometimes doesn't shut down properly and I'm not sure if the anti virus is creating a problem

On a Windoes PC many people use Microsoft Security Essentials. Shame there isn't a Mac parallel.

Would I recommend it? Not sure. One thing in it's favor is it does pick up Trojans and disinfect the Mac but again I'm not sure how clever it is - Macs have a different OS and Windows viruses don't necessarily create a risk for them


Faulks on Fiction (BBC Audio)
Faulks on Fiction (BBC Audio)
by Sebastian Faulks
Edition: Audio CD

3.0 out of 5 stars ambivalent, self-regarding, 29 April 2011
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The TV series was mixed. And so is this audiobook (and, I suspect the book).

It seems to me that when novelists start intellectualizing and theorizing their subject only the exception has anything interesting to say. The majority sound like undergraduates with a huge chip on their collective shoulders. So, it seems, does Faulks. They tend to sound like failed thinkers - resenting the legitimacy of literary criticism or philosophical criticism. They sound so out of date.

Until of course they remember what they're actually good at....characters, stories, etc.

The best thing about this is his engagement with the characters. That's the strength. Everything else is feeble and weak.

Faulks, also has this awful tendency to over-value his own views. It can be quite off-putting listening to someone telling you (implicitly) how great they are when they sound so ordinary and, well, much like a disgruntled undergraduate having to study post 1960s literary theory. Yes, I can imagine Faulks didn't get on too well with Lacan, Foucault and Derrida. Who cares? Most of his readers aren't drawn to him for that.

If you decide to get this, skip the ranting and stay with the characters...


Collins Livemocha Active Italian (Collins Active/Livemocha)
Collins Livemocha Active Italian (Collins Active/Livemocha)
by Collins
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic idea, 29 April 2011
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What a fantastic idea:

Take a normal language course. Don't give people just a book or CD but give them access to a website where they can even interact with other students and speakers.

This idea has to be the future of the standalone language course I would say.

We recently went to Italy and found, through our wi-fi connections in Hotels that we could still use this and learn.

I loved it and would simply ask for downloadable MP3 files for my iPod to listen and practice.


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