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Douwe Egberts Senseo Dark Roast Coffee Pods (Pack of 6, Total 108 Pods)
Douwe Egberts Senseo Dark Roast Coffee Pods (Pack of 6, Total 108 Pods)
Offered by E.U. Xtores
Price: £24.71

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars senseo coffee pods, 2 Oct. 2012
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the senseo coffee maker makes very nice coffee from the coffee pods sold by Douwe Egbert and what's more it's very quick


Walzer Revolution
Walzer Revolution
Price: £11.29

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars life's a waltz, 2 Jun. 2012
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Nikolaus Harnoncourt presents us with a whole range of waltzes, not just the favourite Strauss ones, all beautifully played, but Johan Strauss II was definitely the waltz king.


I Am, Therefore I Think: Philosophers Answer Your Questions About Love, Nothingness and Everything Else...
I Am, Therefore I Think: Philosophers Answer Your Questions About Love, Nothingness and Everything Else...
by Alexander George
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars i am therefore I think, 30 April 2012
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the editor of this book (which reverses Descartes's classic aphorism) assembles a team of half-baked philosophers who try, not very successfully to give answers to our most difficult philosphical questions - at great length and not really convincingly.


Sister
Sister
by Rosamund Lupton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.83

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars sister, 30 April 2012
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What sets this book apart is that it was written in the 2nd person: the narrator writes a (long) letter to her sister. It turns out her sister committed suicide, but her sister is convinced she was murdered. We follow her quest to prove this and to bring the murderer to justice. This was quite an ingenious idea quite well pursued. The book draws you in and is quite suspenseful. The ending is properly gripping.


The Coral Thief
The Coral Thief
by Rebecca Stott
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars paris life after napoleon, 27 Jan. 2012
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This is a short novel about a budding doctor who travels to Paris to work for the famous palaeontologist Baron Cuvier. On the way he meets a fascinatiing woman who steals his travel bag. The story is interspersed with snippets of historical background about Napoleon's voyage to St Helena. The story is quite well told and moderately interesting but the author has done a lot of research and has let it show.


Stress Test: Cartoons on Medicine
Stress Test: Cartoons on Medicine
by Sidney Harris
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Sidney Harris cartoons, 6 Nov. 2011
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Sidney Harris is a brilliant cartoonist with a wicked sense of humour. Some of his cartoons are laugh out loud hilarious. His women alone are worth every cent of what his books cost - and all with such an economic line. Don't miss!


Corduroy Mansions
Corduroy Mansions
by Alexander McCall Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Cordfuroy Mansions, 6 Nov. 2011
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This book is a bit of a trifle, mostly just custard and cream with only the oiccasional mouthful of Victoria sponge soaked in cooking sherry. I didn't really take to the characters very warmly, some of them "managing" women pushing their menfolk about. The most interesting character was a Pimlico terrior called Freddy de la Hay. So this book is a bit of a dog's dinner.


Stonehenge (Wonders of the World)
Stonehenge (Wonders of the World)
by Rosemary Hill
Edition: Hardcover

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3.0 out of 5 stars Stonehenge, 6 Nov. 2011
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This is a broad overview of Stonehenge, starting with a brief outline of its prehistory and continuing with how it's struck more recent visitors. Rosemary Hill has had to be fairly superficial and in the end she seems to throw up her hands "don't ask me to come up with any conclusions!" She fails to mention Rodney Castleden's "The Stonehenge people" with its insights. The latest theory is that Stonehenge was built to commemorate the switch from moon-worship to sun-worship and from the mother goddess with her emphasis on hunting and gathering to the male sungods with their emphasis on the weather and its imortance in a farming economy.


The House of Stairs
The House of Stairs
by Barbara Vine
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Thwe House of Stairs by Barbara Vine, 8 April 2011
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This story is told mostly in flashback. The narrator is also the principal character, which impedes characterisation. The plot uses a modern version of Henry James's "The Wings of the Dove". This is a rather dark story with few attractive people in it. The ending is downbeat and not hopeful.


A Most Wanted Man
A Most Wanted Man
by John Le Carré
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.83

3.0 out of 5 stars Le Carre can't escape the spies, 21 Nov. 2010
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We find ourselves in Hamburg where British-born banker Tom Brue is reviewing his shrinking business. He becomes involved with the fortunes of a young Russian and his patrimony, a money-laundering account left in Tom's bank by the boy's father. At this point Le Carre starts bringing in secret agents working for Germany, MI5 and the CIA - he can't seem to help himself, and the story gallops towards a rather grim conclusion.


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