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The Lark In Morning - The Early Years
The Lark In Morning - The Early Years
Price: £7.89

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Folky and ok, 19 Jan. 2015
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A little heavy going and dated, but still evokes memories.


William McGonagall Collected Poems
William McGonagall Collected Poems
by William McGonagall
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars A fond old friend in the making, 18 Jan. 2015
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McGonagall is renowned to be the 'World's Worst Poet' yet still remains in print with a large following. His poems can be clumsy yet never leave you dissatisfied. The Tay Bridge disaster is probably his most famous poem and tells the tale in grand style. And here's the thing - this book, if read from cover to cover, gives an insightful and poetic narrative to Victorian historical happenings from a man who lived at the time. So do not look upon this as just a book of poetry. It is an historical narrative by a man who may have struggled to find a rhyme at times, and who would fade beside Byron or Keates, but he had a great belief in himself and soldiered on to leave something of himself behind. Thus you may read this aloud and laugh with your listeners whilst recognising the inadiquacies of the verse, but you will become fond of William McGonagall and this book will become a dusty old friend. A good buy.


Pilates
Pilates
Price: £11.66

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The right tempo, 18 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: Pilates (Audio CD)
Standard Pilates music for home or formal classes. It will not disappoint if your sessions need the slow rhythm required.


GrassVillage® Aluminum Credit Card Holder Wallet Pocket Aluminium Case Box Credit Card Protection Waterproof Case (Black)
GrassVillage® Aluminum Credit Card Holder Wallet Pocket Aluminium Case Box Credit Card Protection Waterproof Case (Black)
Offered by New 'N' Nice Fashion
Price: £1.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 18 Jan. 2015
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A sound little clip-tight holder that does the job. More for the handbag than the pocket.


Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet
Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet
by Mike Searle
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inside The Himalayas, 18 Jan. 2015
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Mike Searle has managed to do a Richard Fortey with this well constructed book. Geology was once a relatively bland subject, and I have the books to prove it, but there are now experts in their field who can reach the layman and stir an unlikely interest. Searle has done for plate tectonics what Fortey did for trilobites by entwining adventures and travel with the core subject. Colliding Continents is a well balanced book, beautifully illustrated and simple to understand. It explains how the Indian sub-continent plate moved rapidly North to hit the Asian plate, forcing up the still rising Himalayan range and creating the Tibetan Plateau. The make-up of the Himalayan Giants are explained and there are plenty of asides relating to monasteries, tumbling rivers, disappearing oceans and hidden worlds to keep ones interest.

If you are a geology student, climber, traveller or armchair adventurer, this book is for you.


Island on the Edge of the World: The Story of St Kilda
Island on the Edge of the World: The Story of St Kilda
by Charles MacLean
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The loss of Britain's last tribe, 17 Jan. 2015
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Charles MacLean's classic history of St Kilda is a good read. He covers the whole history of people on the island, how they survived and the value placed on cragsmen climbing the mighty cliffs for gannets, fulmars and guilimots. Before increasing visits from the 17th century it was almost a utopian existence. Once missionaries arrived and the inhabitants were subject to 'civilising' influences, the decline began, slowly but surely to the 1930 evacuation. St Kilda is still there, but now hosts conservationists and the military.
There is plenty of information for the natural historian, not least descriptions of how the St Kilda wren has evolved to cope and its difference from the mainland species. A fine book about a lost society and thought provoking insight as to how good intentions are often disastrous for native peoples.


Living For The Moment
Living For The Moment
by Charles Hanaway
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.44

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A humble hero, 17 Jan. 2015
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This is a perfect little book if one has an interest in the Second World War. Rather than piles of statistics and strategic maps, Charles supplies a narration of his life through childhood to joining the army. This is followed by a first hand account of going ashore at Normandy and the push into Germany. He admits to being lucky as many comrades fell around him, but eventually he was wounded and back to Blighty. He has personal views about controversial moments, all valid and enlightening, and a narrative that never leads to boredom. A fine book of great historic value. Thank you Charles.


Panasonic DMW-BCG10E Lithium-ion Battery Pack
Panasonic DMW-BCG10E Lithium-ion Battery Pack
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Price: £29.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic for Panasonics, 17 Jan. 2015
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I have tried cheaper replacements or spares, but that is a false economy. Panasonic batteries are second to none, hold their charge and should be used in their own devices. Excellent, robust products.


Chartwell Survey Book Field Weather Resistant 80 Leaf 130x205mm - Ref 2026
Chartwell Survey Book Field Weather Resistant 80 Leaf 130x205mm - Ref 2026
Price: £10.93

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best, 17 Jan. 2015
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Chartwell books are the best. I toted mine across the Himalayas and the Andes and they come through with flying colours every time. Good on site, fits in pockets and never break. What more is there to say.


Transcend 16GB Premium SDHC Class 10 Memory Card
Transcend 16GB Premium SDHC Class 10 Memory Card
Price: £5.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 years still good, 17 Jan. 2015
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I've had this card since 2011 and it has lost nothing in quality. It keeps delivering. A good product.


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