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Braun Oral-B Professional Care 6000 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush
Braun Oral-B Professional Care 6000 Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush

4.0 out of 5 stars Braun needs a little more brawn, 24 Mar. 2014
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To be honest, I did not use my Braun Oral-B, until its predecessor really failed. So the delay may have not left it at its best. The speed is adequate, rather than high; and it splutters once or twice during each use. Need for recharging seems more frequent than I would have thought likely.

Nevertheless, I am sure it will give long and satisfactory service, particularly if purchasers do not, as I did, leave it unused for two or three years!


J.R. Alsop: Magnificat And Nunc Dimittis In E Satb/Organ
J.R. Alsop: Magnificat And Nunc Dimittis In E Satb/Organ
by J.R. Alsop
Edition: Sheet music

3.0 out of 5 stars The Canticles modestly set, 24 Mar. 2014
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J.R. Alsop was one of many who, at around a hundred years ago, composed settings for church services. His setting of the Canticles is usable, but not outstanding.

It would probably suit choir not able to cope with more -technically-demanding versions.


Alfred J. Eyre: Magnificat And Nunc Dimittis In D Satb/Organ
Alfred J. Eyre: Magnificat And Nunc Dimittis In D Satb/Organ
by Alfred J. Eyre
Edition: Sheet music

5.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten Eyre Revived, 24 Mar. 2014
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Alfred Eyre's setting of the Eucharist in E-flat, though largely neglected, must be one of the finest settings. One should expect as much of his setting of the Canticles.

I commend Eyre's work to any church that has a capable choir.

I would like to obtain a copy of his other setting of the Eucharist, namely in E & C.
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British Battleships 1919-1945
British Battleships 1919-1945
by R. A. Burt
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.25

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Ships, prematurely lost, that made the Royal Navy great, 24 Mar. 2014
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The book is a masterly work.

I do not think that anyone, in after years, will produce a better work on this subject. It has been meticulously researched, and gives detail beyond expectation, and almost beyond belief. The comparison with contemporaneous ships of other nations adds much to the debate held about the respective merits of the many vessels..


Warspite
Warspite
by Iain Ballantyne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warspite, most hated by the Germans, most loved by the British, 29 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Warspite (Paperback)
This book is a superb companion to Mr Ballantyne's account of HMS Rodney, and is likewise remarkable for its detail. What was it that caused Warspite to be so great? No other capital ship fired its guns so accurately; no other capital sip was so badly damaged at sea, but, supported by her crew, refused to sink. This was the ship that the Germans most wished to sink, but failed to do. Probably, by her service and suffering, she was beyond economic refurbishment; but she should have been made a museum ship, the undoubted wish of Britons.

To whoM (not `who') would I recommend this book? I would recommend this book and the others reviewed in this series, to anyone who values the struggles of humanity in great ships `that are for `a protection to such as pass upon the seas on their lawful occasions'. Facta ducis vivent operosaque gloria rerum


The Battle-Cruiser HMS Renown 1916-48
The Battle-Cruiser HMS Renown 1916-48
by Peter C. Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Renown counts for nothing in the face of bad judgement., 29 Aug. 2013
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Clearly HMS Renown was a lucky ship. She saw action in all areas of the War, but escaped serious harm. Granted that the post-War Government was faced with many problems, including debt; but it neglected its prime duty - the defence of the realm, by scrapping - rather than refitting - ships. The consequence of a continued policy of producing several generations of new, then scrapped ships was far more costly - as the Americans more wisely realised. The reason given for the scrapping of Renown - her lack of speed in a new era - was pathetic nonsense, as she was one of the fastest ships in the Fleet.


The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse: The End of a Battleship Era?
The Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse: The End of a Battleship Era?
by Martin Middlebrook
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars A tale that still provokes sadness and anger, 29 Aug. 2013
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War is the companion of destruction; and destruction in war is inevitable. The paricular sadness about the loss of the Prince of Wales and the Repulse - which provokes anger - is that it could have been avoided. To send those two great ships beneath skies infested by enemy aircraft, wihout carrier support, was one of the lunatic decisions of the War. (It was seen as the end of an era; but, in reality, it was not, as the United States proved, with its refurbished Iowa-class ships supplied with adequate carrier support.) The struggle of the two Captains, to save their ships, though unavailing, is inspiring


HMS Royal Sovereign and Her Sister Ships
HMS Royal Sovereign and Her Sister Ships
by Peter C. Smith
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unvalued ships revalued, 29 Aug. 2013
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Not only is this book splendid for its detail; but it also retrieves the vessels from the slight cast upon them, that they were inadequate. It is true that they did not have the benefits of the modernisation conferred on the Queen Elizabeth Class; but they performed valuable work. To those of us unfamiliar with life on such ships, the author reveals how apparently-similar ships could differ greatly within, for example, in terms of cleanliness.


HMS Rodney: Slayer of the Bismarck and D-Day Saviour (Warships of the Royal Navy)
HMS Rodney: Slayer of the Bismarck and D-Day Saviour (Warships of the Royal Navy)
by Iain Ballantyne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.88

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5.0 out of 5 stars A splendid account of a fine ship, 29 Aug. 2013
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The research requrired to produce an account of such quality must have been very great. The book epitomises the majesty of the Royal Navy and the character of those who served, and implicitly contrasts it with the feeble force now at our disposal.


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