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The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81
The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81
Price: £4.74

4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging read - eventually., 23 Aug. 2015
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A bit slow to get going but a very witty and enjoyable read. The author has a good understanding of the difficulties, hope, despair and comic moments that come with old age. Recommended reading for the older reader


Sony Stereo Headset Compatible with Smartphones, Laptops, Tablets, iPhones and iPods - Black
Sony Stereo Headset Compatible with Smartphones, Laptops, Tablets, iPhones and iPods - Black
Price: £11.95

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Sound, 12 May 2015
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STH Stereo Headset
In the box
I bought this headset to replace the one bundled with my mobile phone, which was of the type that penetrated deep into the ear canal and which irritated me so much. This set came very smartly boxed and had the less invasive type of speakers that nestled nicely in the ear, being an elongated bulbous shape. There are two speakers embedded in each earpiece, one large, one small – presumably bass and treble. There is an in-line button to take/make/end calls or advance to next track if listening to music. There is also a handy clip for fastening to your lapel. Sony say that these are waterproof too and can be used by a wide array of phones, music players etc.
The Sound
I thought that I was a bit balmy paying 18+ pounds for this as other brands were available locally for just a few pounds, but I needed to be able to take calls. On hearing the first sound, I knew that I had made the right decision. The sound is fantastic, with a lovely deep, rich bass – not a tinny bass but warm and embracing, complemented by light and springy treble!
Evaluation
I tried two tracks that I regularly use for evaluating music quality output – “I Vow To Thee My Country” by The Coldstream Guards and “Whiter Shade Of Pale” by Annie Lennox. The bass sound of the former sounded really natural, with the sound of a xylophone tinkling and dancing away beautifully. On the Annie Lennox track, her voice sounded really rich and fulfilling and natural.
Conclusion
There is nothing I can fault with this headset, and I am so pleased with it and give it 5 stars.
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John Singer Sargent: Painting Friends
John Singer Sargent: Painting Friends
by Barbara Dayer Gallati
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous read and top quality photos, 27 Mar. 2015
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Fabulous read and top quality photos. Each painting described historically and in good detail. Small enough to go in a jacket pocket.


Medipaq® SPEC TABS - Eye Glasses NON SLIP Holders - Grip Spectacles Sunglasses Holders x 6
Medipaq® SPEC TABS - Eye Glasses NON SLIP Holders - Grip Spectacles Sunglasses Holders x 6

4.0 out of 5 stars Hold specs securely, 27 Mar. 2015
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These tabs stop my specs from slipping down my nose perfectly. They do tend to twizzle on very thin frames though.


BT38 Brown Paper Framers Masking Tape 38mm x 50m
BT38 Brown Paper Framers Masking Tape 38mm x 50m
Offered by brushbros
Price: £5.58

4.0 out of 5 stars Good self-stick tape, 27 Mar. 2015
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This tape seals picture frames perfectly without coming unstuck - no need to wet as tape is very sticky. It is however very thin, so two applications may be necessary.


TeckNet® 5M/10M Slide, Negative and Black/White Film Scanner to SD Card, With 32MB Build-in Memory - Full Black
TeckNet® 5M/10M Slide, Negative and Black/White Film Scanner to SD Card, With 32MB Build-in Memory - Full Black
Offered by The Emperor of Gadgets
Price: £68.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Could have been a great product but ..., 15 Dec. 2014
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The only reason I've given this product 2 stars is because of it's ease and speed of use. I bought this to digitise my old 35mm slides, which it does but the quality of scans is pretty poor and far too contrasty. There is a distinct lack of detail in the scans with blocky results even from perfectly sharp film. Money wasted in my opinion.
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Wolfcraft 3051000 Corner Clamps ES 22 (2 Pieces)
Wolfcraft 3051000 Corner Clamps ES 22 (2 Pieces)
Price: £6.58

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars These clamps are made of good quality heavyweight plastic with a strong metal spring, 7 Nov. 2014
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These clamps are made of good quality heavyweight plastic with a strong metal spring, which holds two pieces of the joint together firmly. The jaws open sufficiently for materials less than 20mm thick. Unfortunately, pressure from the spring applies force towards the inside corner of pieces to be joined, meaning that if used for mitred corners, there is no pressure on glued ends where it is needed.


100Pcs Small Triangle D-Ring Picture Frame Hangers Single Hole with Screws
100Pcs Small Triangle D-Ring Picture Frame Hangers Single Hole with Screws
Offered by Sunny Market
Price: £2.37

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars These took some time to arrive but represent excellent value for money, 7 Nov. 2014
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These took some time to arrive but represent excellent value for money. The d-rings are good quality but the screws are too short (5m) so you may want to purchase longer screws to ensure your valuable artwork doesn't fall off the wall!
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Learning Linocut: A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Relief Printing Through Linocut
Learning Linocut: A Comprehensive Guide to the Art of Relief Printing Through Linocut
by Susan Yeates
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This must be the difinitive guide!, 23 Jan. 2014
After getting nowhere with lino cutting, I put this book on my wish list and got it as a Christmas gift. Whatever your expertise in lino cutting there will be something useful here for you. The author makes no assumptions on previous experience, taking you from the very basics to fascinating advanced techniques with many example illustrations. The huge amount of useful information and step-by-step instructions means that you can pick up on anything from anywhere in the book. The hardest looking tasks are made so easy by the author. My rubbish lino cutting has turned into master works of art overnight thanks to this book.
The only minor thing I can find against it is there is a fair amount of repetition in each section, but this makes it all the more fail safe.


Flash Superstore Black Water Resistant Neoprene Soft Zip Case/Cover suitable for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Inch ( 10-11 Inch Tablet / eReader )
Flash Superstore Black Water Resistant Neoprene Soft Zip Case/Cover suitable for Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Inch ( 10-11 Inch Tablet / eReader )
Offered by FLASHSUPERSTORE
Price: £5.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Fit, 25 Jan. 2013
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This case has a nice feel to it and is spongeable with a soft woven fabric liner. It fits my Galaxy Tab 2 10.1" perfectly. The two zips seemed a little stiff at first, but after a few times opening and closing now work smoothly. For six pounds, this is a good item and enables me to slip my Tab into my rucksack without worrying about scratching or (to a certain extent)dropping it.
I can find no negative comments to say about it - nice one!


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