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MagniViz Magnifying Glass with LED Light And Adjustable Folding Stand - Hands Free or Hand held 3x Portable Illuminated Magnifier - Suitable For Seniors, Crafts, Hobbies & Reading Small Print - Full Warranty & Refund Guarantee!
MagniViz Magnifying Glass with LED Light And Adjustable Folding Stand - Hands Free or Hand held 3x Portable Illuminated Magnifier - Suitable For Seniors, Crafts, Hobbies & Reading Small Print - Full Warranty & Refund Guarantee!

2.0 out of 5 stars Good when it works, 20 Dec. 2016
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The on/off switch was defective. When I inserted the batteries the LED light was permanently on so I returned it. I did purchase one some time ago for a gift and that worked fine.
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The Cartel
The Cartel
by Don Winslow
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Violent epic, 29 Aug. 2016
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A well written novel with graphic violence that becomes wearing with its intensity. I find it remarkable that anyone can survive and in some cases prosper living in such an environment. But such people exist in this novel and make this an exhilarating read.


Gomorrah: Italy's Other Mafia
Gomorrah: Italy's Other Mafia
by Roberto Saviano
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing corruption, crime and violence, 29 Aug. 2016
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I have watched series one and two recently on TV, but the book is far more rewarding. Roberto Saviano is a brave man and a good writer. I spent some time near Naples a few years ago and the organised crime was never evident, thank god.


How to Build a Cathedral
How to Build a Cathedral
by Malcolm Hislop
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.50

3.0 out of 5 stars How to draw a cathedral?, 29 Aug. 2016
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How to build a cathedral is good on illustrations but sadly lacking in a detailed narrative to support them.


Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors (The Wars of the Roses)
Ravenspur: Rise of the Tudors (The Wars of the Roses)
by Conn Iggulden
Edition: Hardcover

3.0 out of 5 stars Sadly Conn Iggulden has tried to shoehorn far too much ..., 29 Aug. 2016
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Sadly Conn Iggulden has tried to shoehorn far too much of the Wars of the Roses in this novel, resulting a numerous set pieces that fail to add up to a coherent narrative.


A Dying Breed
A Dying Breed
by Peter Hanington
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.78

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book I have read this year, 2 May 2016
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The best book I have read this year. An excellent story line with well drawn and believable characters. With a surprising denouement and the potential for a second novel I look forward to more of Mr Hanington's fiction.


The Maverick Mountaineer: The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch: Climber, Scientist, Inventor
The Maverick Mountaineer: The Remarkable Life of George Ingle Finch: Climber, Scientist, Inventor
by Robert Wainwright
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I found this book to be a great disappointment. Wade Davis wrote Into The Silence and ..., 22 Feb. 2016
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I found this book to be a great disappointment. Wade Davis wrote Into The Silence and captures George Finch's character in less than three pages in his profound literary work about the conquest of Everest. Wainwright fails to evoke the risks and challenges of mountain climbing and capture the essence of Finch. I gave up on this book, which is extremely rare for me, but I simply could not put up with the feeble writing.


Rain
Rain
by Barney Campbell
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding novel, 21 Dec. 2015
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I found this book to be a gritty and realistic account of combat. The book contains plenty of dark humour, a love story, drunkenness, loyalty, courage and patriotism. Mr Campbell has a great future ahead of him if he chooses to become an established novelist. I have passed this book onto to my son to read as I found it so moving.


Wenger Men's Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Black Nylon Strap 72805W
Wenger Men's Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Black Nylon Strap 72805W

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, could be better., 22 Jan. 2015
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The watch is robust and has a functional design which appeals to me. However if you have a wrist smaller than 7in circumference (I do not as I am manly and strong!) the watch strap will be too large. The second hand is not synchronised with the second markings on the dial which shows a lack of precision and poor quality control. The packaging is a little over the top and the money spent on that would be better spent on the quality of the watch.


A Burnable Book (John Gower 1)
A Burnable Book (John Gower 1)
by Bruce Holsinger
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I have put this book down about a third of ..., 20 Aug. 2014
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I have put this book down about a third of the way into the novel. It fails to capture any sense of time or place despite its use of ripe mediaeval language and florid descriptions. There appears to be a confusing use of tense that makes the prose seem jarring and cumbersome at times.
I am a fan of historical novels and I have read books by C J Sansom, Rory Clements and Nigel Green, all of whom can conjure up a credible sense of time and place which is sadly missing from A Burnable Book. Perhaps Professor Holsinger is trying to be a little too clever and misses the plot?


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