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The Music of Chaos
The Music of Chaos
Price: £2.33

4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun and an engaging read, 5 July 2015
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Great fun and an engaging read. The worldbuilding was excellent and the descriptions of New Mexico (an exotic location to someone from a notoriously soggy part of Britain) were vivid.
Regan and her friends were interesting characters. I would love to read more about them in the future.


PLYT - the competitive board game the whole family can enjoy - proven to improve maths, endorsed by experts, great competitive fun
PLYT - the competitive board game the whole family can enjoy - proven to improve maths, endorsed by experts, great competitive fun
Offered by Talkplaces Ltd
Price: £24.67

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant game!, 3 Jan. 2014
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I saw PLYT at the Manchester maker fair and was very intrigued and eager to try it with my son (6).

It works amazingly well. You can determine how many dice each player will use at the start, to adjust the difficulty level appropriately for each player. With our first few games, my son used 2 dice, with one of them permenantly set to 2 - so he learned his 2 times table. I played with 4 dice, which was very challenging! We have really enjoyed playing this.


Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories Series Book 1)
Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories Series Book 1)
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable, 3 Jan. 2014
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A well-thought-out fantasy that uses familiar elements from Jane Austen (and her literary followers) to create a clever story blending a comedy of manners with magic.

I particularly liked the way that the magic is portrayed. Rather than being the more familiar "fireballs and transformations" stuff that appears in so many fantasy novels, this "glamour" creates sensory illusions (sight, sound and smell) that people use to enhance their homes.

Great fun.


GreatShield VIES [Shockproof | KickStand] Neoprene Sleeve Case for 7 to 8-inch Tablets - Fits Apple iPad Mini, Galaxy Tab 7, Nexus 7, LG, Asus Tablet (Gray)
GreatShield VIES [Shockproof | KickStand] Neoprene Sleeve Case for 7 to 8-inch Tablets - Fits Apple iPad Mini, Galaxy Tab 7, Nexus 7, LG, Asus Tablet (Gray)
Offered by theWireless USA
Price: £9.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I wanted, 4 Sept. 2013
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The case is well made and offers good protection for the tablet. It fits my Nexus 7, which has a silicone gel cover, very well.


Etiquette and Espionage: Number 1 in series (Finishing School)
Etiquette and Espionage: Number 1 in series (Finishing School)
Price: £4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Huge fun, 27 Feb. 2013
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A steampunk romp set in a most unusual finishing school. I am looking forward to reading the next in the series.


Vogue Natural History Museum Insulated Lunch Box
Vogue Natural History Museum Insulated Lunch Box
Offered by Luxury Linens Ltd
Price: £19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Smart and easy to clean, 28 Jan. 2013
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The picture went down very well with my son (a huge dinosaur fan). The interior is smooth waterproof plastic, much easier to wipe clean properly than the lunchbag we had before.


Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga)
Captain Vorpatril's Alliance (Vorkosigan Saga)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just wonderful, 28 Jan. 2013
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The plot and style of this book remind me of an old screwball comedy, starring someone like Cary Grant. The plot just goes on and on, getting funnier and more outrageous with every chapter. This is Ivan's book, and he makes a wonderful central character.


Dinosaur Cove Collection 20 Books Box Gift Set Pack by Rex Stone RRP: £99.80 (Finding the Deceptive , Assault of the Friendly Fiends, Chasing the Tunnelling Trickster, Clash of the Monster Crocs, Rampage of the Hungry Giants, Haunting of the Ghost Runners, Stalking the Fanned Predator, Shadowing the Wolf-Face Reptiles, Swarm of the Fanged Lizards, Snatched By the Dawn Thief, Attack of the Lizard King, Charge of the Three-Horned Monster, March of the Armoured Beasts, Flight of the Winged Serpent, Catching the Speedy Thief, Stampede of the Giant Reptiles, Rescuing the Plated Lizard, Swimming with the Sea Monster, Tracking the Gigantic Beast, Escape from the Fierce Predator)
Dinosaur Cove Collection 20 Books Box Gift Set Pack by Rex Stone RRP: £99.80 (Finding the Deceptive , Assault of the Friendly Fiends, Chasing the Tunnelling Trickster, Clash of the Monster Crocs, Rampage of the Hungry Giants, Haunting of the Ghost Runners, Stalking the Fanned Predator, Shadowing the Wolf-Face Reptiles, Swarm of the Fanged Lizards, Snatched By the Dawn Thief, Attack of the Lizard King, Charge of the Three-Horned Monster, March of the Armoured Beasts, Flight of the Winged Serpent, Catching the Speedy Thief, Stampede of the Giant Reptiles, Rescuing the Plated Lizard, Swimming with the Sea Monster, Tracking the Gigantic Beast, Escape from the Fierce Predator)
by Rex Stone
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value, very popular with my 6-year-old, 28 Jan. 2013
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I bought this pack after the first book in the series was a great hit with my dinosaur-mad 6-year-old. They have continued to hold his interest very well - we're now up to number 13.


Memory (Vorkosigan Saga Book 10)
Memory (Vorkosigan Saga Book 10)
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A personal favourite in a great series, 28 Jan. 2013
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Memory is one of my favourite books in the Vorkosigan Saga. It's both very sad in places, and extremely funny. Ivan gets the chance to step into the limelight, as do Simon Illyan and Lady Alys. Miles suffers terribly, but often in a rather entertaining way.


Ready, Steady, Dig! (The Rooks Ridge Series Book 1)
Ready, Steady, Dig! (The Rooks Ridge Series Book 1)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely story, well told, 21 Jan. 2012
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I downloaded this book when I saw it recommended on a forum. I enjoyed it so much that I have now purchased the other books available from the author. It's very funny, especially if you are a fan of "Time Team".
The story is simple, but very well written. The landscape of Rooks Ridge is beautifully described, and the characters are memorable. Great fun.


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