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Wings on Windermere: The History of the Lake District's Forgotten Flying Boat Factory (White)
Wings on Windermere: The History of the Lake District's Forgotten Flying Boat Factory (White)
by Allan King
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wings on Windermere: The History of the Lake District's Flying Boat Factory, 28 Jun. 2014
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If it wasn't for Allan King's thorough research and excellent writing the story of the contribution to the !939/45 war made by the flying boats built on Lake Windermere would be lost. It really is a very fine book and should be on the shelves of all Windermere lovers and flying boat enthusiasts.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Muck Boot Arctic Sport, 16 Mar. 2014
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The most dependable and comfortable 'wellies' I've ever worn and well worth the extra cost. I met a lady wearing a pair when walking the Lakeland hills that had been issued to her while on holiday in the Arctic and she said they kept her feet warm even in snow. Cheap 'wellies' are a waste of money. I've had four pairs in six months and even with light work - dog walking over boggy farm land - they split and started to leak.


Photo Solutions PEC 12 Photographic Emulsion Cleaner (118ml) Spray (PS0010) (010111)
Photo Solutions PEC 12 Photographic Emulsion Cleaner (118ml) Spray (PS0010) (010111)
Offered by Smart Shop UK
Price: £19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Photo PEC 12 Photographic Emulsion Cleaner, 25 Mar. 2013
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Never used film cleaner before and was a bit shaken by the price. It cleaned the negatives and colour slides reasonably well but wasn't as effective as I had hoped and dust spots and embedded hairs had to be cloned out on Photoshop. Could be me not using it properly but I have followed the instructions.


Telephone Pick-Up Microphone - Black
Telephone Pick-Up Microphone - Black

4.0 out of 5 stars Olympus TP-7 Telephone recording device, 29 Jan. 2013
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Nice piece of quality kit. Ideal for recording telephone interviews in conjunction with an Olympus recorder. Very portable but a carrying case or bag would have been appreciated.


Life At The Top [DVD] [1965]
Life At The Top [DVD] [1965]
Dvd ~ Laurence Harvey
Offered by 101Trading
Price: £4.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Life at the Top (DVD), 29 Jan. 2013
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This review is from: Life At The Top [DVD] [1965] (DVD)
This old film has lost the 'angry young man' earthiness of the film of John Brain's first book 'Room at The Top' (also available in DVD) and a change of cast hasn't helped. Lawrence Harvey's 'northern accent' is on a par with Dick Van Dyke's Cockney accent in Mary Poppins.
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The fairy caravan
The fairy caravan
by Beatrix POTTER
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fairy Caravan, 29 Jan. 2013
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I was fortunate to get this low-cost hard back edition of Beatrix Potter's classic from a bookseller in the USA. There is a paperback edition available in the UK but it does not have Beatrix Potter's wonderful paintings. A good read for lovers of childrens' books and that it's still popular after many decades since it was published shows how much it has captured the hearts and the imagination of millions of readers.


HP 300XL High Yield Black Original Ink Cartridge (CC641EE)
HP 300XL High Yield Black Original Ink Cartridge (CC641EE)
Price: £24.19

4.0 out of 5 stars HP 300XL Black print cartridge, 29 Jan. 2013
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Highly over-priced, I would even say a rip off, but not had much success with compatibles and indispensible if print quality is a priority.


Game Cock and Countryman
Game Cock and Countryman
by R.D. Humber
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Game Cock and Countryman RD Humber, 24 Dec. 2012
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A classic book about by-gone Lake District life first published in the 1960s. The explicit descriptions of the barbaric and now banned country sport of cock-fighting are not for the faint-hearted but the author's genuine love of nature and of the countryman's year in the Lake District is revealed in his easy style of writing. In view of the nationwide condemnation of many traditional country sports in recent years, publishers may be reluctant to reprint it, but it does gives an insight into a way of life once popular in the Lake District and for that reason it makes a valuable contribution to Lakeland literature.


Blow-out
Blow-out
by Robert Orrell
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blow-Out - a true story of high drama on a North Sea gas rig that suffered a blowout, 21 Dec. 2012
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I am the author of this book so I can't review it objectively. I bought this copy because the one I had in my library has been damaged. What I can say is that over the years I have had letters from readers in many parts of the world,particularly from rig workers, full of praise for the book. One American toolpusher described it as 'the best doggone book about life on the rigs that's ever been rit' and asked why, since the incomparable Red Adair was involved in saving the rig, 'it ain't never been made into a movie'. I can't answer that one. My life has been full of 'if only's
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Seiko Men's Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Silver Stainless Steel Bracelet SGEF51P1
Seiko Men's Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Display and Silver Stainless Steel Bracelet SGEF51P1

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Seiko Mens Quartz Watch with black dial analogue display and silver stainless steel bracelet SGEF51, 21 Dec. 2012
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Seiko have a bewildering range of watches on offer and not being an expert on watches I chose a Seiko because it was recommended by a friend as a quality make and because this model was priced right and was tasteful without being flashy. I don't like automatic watches so chose an anologue model. Would have liked a fully luminous dial but that would have required considerably more money. I've only had it a few weeks so I can't comment on its long-term reliablility but I see no reason why it should not last and be reliable for a long time.


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