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SMX 3 SYSTEM RAZOR + 10 REFILL
SMX 3 SYSTEM RAZOR + 10 REFILL
Offered by LOTUS TRIUMPHS
Price: £3.33

2.0 out of 5 stars but there's point ordering these since they aren't really any better than what you could get at Poundland, 4 Aug. 2016
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You get what you pay for, yes, but there's point ordering these since they aren't really any better than what you could get at Poundland.


Garnier The Miracle Anti-Wrinkle Cream For Dry Skin SPF 20 50 ml
Garnier The Miracle Anti-Wrinkle Cream For Dry Skin SPF 20 50 ml
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Price: £4.47

3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 4 Aug. 2016
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A good cream but not enough in it for the money it costs.


Urban Grimshaw and The Shed Crew
Urban Grimshaw and The Shed Crew
by Bernard Hare
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A story of enduring friendship amid crime and chaos, 5 Jun. 2016
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Bernard “Chop” Hare is a disillusioned former social worker whose attempts to educate a gang of criminal youths gets him out of his depths.
Set in neglected council estates in Leeds, England, this book truthfully depicts the moral decay that beset 90s Britain.
Chop is closest to Urban Grimshaw, a reasonably intelligent but uneducated boy who thoughtlessly steals and is addicted to drugs. Despite a large age gap, the two strike a friendship built on a mutual distrust of the establishment.
It's enjoyable reading how the kids take to Chop's stories from history and amateur lessons, which he uses to try and broaden their minds. Yet for all his teachings, Chop is almost as reprehensible as the youths themselves. From shoplifting with Urban to taking drugs with Urban's mother, Chop is seldom more than passive towards hooliganism, drug-use, and theft.
But needs must in the Wild West of post-Thatcher Britain, or so goes the pretext. And whilst council estates undoubtedly suffered a hangover from the closure of industry, Chop offers the Tories' wrongs as a scapegoat for the abandonment of responsibility. It seems contradictory that someone so distrustful of the state should also have shunned personal discipline.
The stories about the adventures Chop has with the Shed Crew are where this book scores a point. The tales are told in an inimitable style that incites compassion, sympathy, and out-rage. Many working-class people in Britain will recognise the social disorder and crime depicted here as an all too real mise-en-scène.
That said, if you're sickened by repeated scenes of carnage on a Friday night, or by innocent people being beaten up for petty cash, you're unlikely to find this a heart-warming book. I walked out with a greater understanding of troubled youths' potentials. But I was not convinced anything good had resulted from Chop's efforts beyond their worth as a reasonably entertaining story.


Wayzon Blue Noise Isolating Precision Sound In Ear Stereo Hands-free Headset Headphone Earphone With Microphone Mic Suitable For Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100
Wayzon Blue Noise Isolating Precision Sound In Ear Stereo Hands-free Headset Headphone Earphone With Microphone Mic Suitable For Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 P5100

1.0 out of 5 stars Small-eared people avoid, 17 May 2015
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If you have small ears don't bother with these as they must be stuck in painfully to stick, and even then they fall mout in no time. Shame as good sound. Would have given more stars but the company were not welcome to my complaint. I asked for a return, they said send the broken ones first. Yeah right, I'm not spending even the price of a stamp on them.


Playland
Playland
Price: £8.99

9 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing to write home to Wythenshawe about, 9 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Playland (Audio CD)
The hype over Marr's new activities is a justified interest but his solo releases have been pretty bland.

This album is no different. None of the songs pack a punch. The lyrics are average and frankly so is the music.

There's some good riffs and hints of decent melody. But I've heard the Kaiser Chiefs come up with catchier, more memorable songs - and that ain't good cos I don't like them.

We waited decades for Marr to come on the scene in his own right. But this is no rival to even Morrissey's latest album, never mind the incredible Viva Hate.

Perhaps the comparison is unfair as they are clearly very different musicians. But in Morrissey's work there remains a ghost of The Smiths.

That spirit just isn't in this album.


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1.0 out of 5 stars Stopped working after a week, 5 Oct. 2014
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Stopped holding charge after a week, but beyond the five day money-back offer


Argan Oil Hair Treatment With Moroccan Oil 100ml
Argan Oil Hair Treatment With Moroccan Oil 100ml
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Price: £2.10

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great hair oil for the price, 10 Sept. 2014
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I've been using this oil for a few months now and I can report that it does make my hair feel stronger and it smells good. As to whether it slows hair-loss in any way I can only say I'm at the mercy f my genes primarily and I don't know if I'd have been balder haven't not used it. But I do use it and have re-ordered it in the past because like I said it smells good and makes my hair feel good.
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Phone Confidence: Stop Avoiding and Start Answering (NLP series for people who stammer)
Phone Confidence: Stop Avoiding and Start Answering (NLP series for people who stammer)
by Hiten Vyas
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

1.0 out of 5 stars I won't be phoning with my criticisms, 10 Sept. 2014
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Waste of money for the price. People looking to overcome fears would do better to buy a book on NLP and Anxiety. This book is very thin and with very little text per page at that. There's no substantial background to the theories suggested and there's nothing in here that couldn't find for free on a website with a quick search.

It's little more than a pamplet and an entirely inadequate response to a very real problem affecting many people in the modern age.


The Cement Garden [1992] [DVD]
The Cement Garden [1992] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Charlotte Gainsbourg
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Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Eery, English, and Enjoyable, 10 Sept. 2014
This is a film like no other. A lush English romp with controversial taboos. The result is a very civilised derailment into the nature of relationships, gender, and identity - with some good humour to boot.

I 'got here' through the opening lines of Madonna's song "What It Feels Like (For A Girl)", taken from the film. I'd like to thank Madge for introducing me to Ian McEwan's work.

In that light I'm off now to read the book, as we do.


Suedehead (Mael Mix)
Suedehead (Mael Mix)
Price: £2.97

1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely terrible, 4 Oct. 2013
Frankly the worst remix of a good song ever. Awful to the ears. The original song is a classic, it's a real shame that Morrissey's name is associated with this tripe. Can't understand why he allowed his name to be associated with this remix, if indeed he did.


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