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Zotop 23" Children's Wooden Acoustic Guitar with Pick and Strings Kids Musical Instrument Toy Blue
Zotop 23" Children's Wooden Acoustic Guitar with Pick and Strings Kids Musical Instrument Toy Blue
Offered by 365-home-zone
Price: £11.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this poor excuse for an instrument!, 14 April 2016
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Zero stars. (Had give one star to post review)
This is without doubt, one of the worst examples of Chinese manufacturing I've seen. This so-called guitar is nothing of the sort. What it is, is an unplayable piece of wood in the shape of a guitar. Completely untunable due to the machine heads being unable to cope with any tension. The G string snapped at the first turn. If your child doesn't mind playing on slack, tuneless strings then this is ideal.
The finish was a joke - paint over the fret board, all the way up the neck. Big runs of paint over the body etc.
For £12 (I've seen it advertised here for a lot more!) I wasn't expecting a Gibson but I was hoping for something half-way decent to get my soon to be four year old for his birthday. Luckily I've got time to find something else.

A History Of Cornwall
A History Of Cornwall
by F. E. Halliday
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor, Misleading and Dated, 12 Oct. 2012
This review is from: A History Of Cornwall (Paperback)
When you have a history book with an opening chapter that talks of Stone Age man arriving in England, you know you're onto a loser.
This is one of many errors, omissions and fantasy that pepper this so-called 'essential guide' to Cornwall's history.
So we have barely anything on the Cornish language; Anglo-Cornish wars reduced to mere rebellions, with key Cornish players hardly mentioned; constant erroneous references to Cornwall as a County etc. Nefarious characters like the appalling Anthony Kingston, who along with his death squads, was responsible for the slaughter of hundreds and hundreds of Cornwall's population warrants only a few sentences. People like that (and their masters) changed Cornwall's history forever.

History is there to be had and there's no excuse for misinformation and shoddy research/writing which I'm afraid this book has in spades.

For a more factual, indepth (though not perfect) look at Cornwall's history and constitutional status, Philip Payton's Cornwall: A History is to be recommended over Halliday's.
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Kensa Lyver Redya
Kensa Lyver Redya
by Harriette Taylor Treadwell
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Great little book!, 30 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Kensa Lyver Redya (Paperback)
A lovely, simple book of old tales for younger readers (or learners of any age!). With charming illustrations, the stories are old favourites, such as the Gingerbread Man and the Billy Goats Gruff. It also includes a glossary at the back to help with reading.

An Gerlyver Meur: Cornish-English, English-Cornish Dictionary
An Gerlyver Meur: Cornish-English, English-Cornish Dictionary
by Ken George
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.99

6 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Mickey Mouse Cornish, 30 Sept. 2011
It's a real shame this kind of nonsense is being peddled.
This form of the Cornish language (Kernewek Kemmyn) was invented in the 1980s with the help of a computer. What you end up with is Cornish which resembles nothing historically, is unattested and frankly, ugly.
Do yourself a favour and avoid at all costs. Serious students of Cornish would be better looking at Robert Morton Nance's dictionary New Cornish Dictionary/Gerlyver Noweth Kernewek: Morton Nance Memorial Edition and also Prof. Nicholas Williams 2006 dictionary.
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