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The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones
The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones
by Thomas Asbridge
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A deeply researched & absolutely superb account of a great hero from English history who was all but forgotten, 10 May 2015
A deeply researched & absolutely superb account of a great hero from English history who was all but forgotten. A rollercoaster ride through medieval history, culminating with the impossible salvation of the Angevin dynasty at the Battle of Lincoln in his 70th year! Fascinating & enthralling.


Dewalt D28113 110-Volt 900-Watt 115 mm Angle Grinder without Kitbox
Dewalt D28113 110-Volt 900-Watt 115 mm Angle Grinder without Kitbox

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not designed for the British market and no replacement provided!, 16 Feb. 2015
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My 2nd Dewalt Angle-grinder without a British 3-pin plug as described in the Amazon advert & therefore useless! I want a working Dewalt Angle-grinder that has a British 3-pin plug attachment. Although the returns and refunds are an excellent part of the Amazon process they are not providing me with what I want!


Cochrane the Dauntless: The Life and Adventures of Thomas Cochrane
Cochrane the Dauntless: The Life and Adventures of Thomas Cochrane
by David Cordingly
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading for Anyone Interested in the war at Sea in the Napoleonic Era, 22 Feb. 2013
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An excellent account of Lord Cochrane's incredible appetite for danger & adventure. Extremely well researched, but it reads like an exciting adventure novel. A flawed hero, significant inventor, squanderer of fortunes, and radical reformer, who fought establishment authority figures of the day, on behalf of his crews and the Royal Navy in general. I immediately bought two more books on Cochrane's life & times, as he is such an intriguing character.


G-Shock Men's G-100-2BVMUR Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Digital Display and Blue Resin Bracelet
G-Shock Men's G-100-2BVMUR Quartz Watch with Black Dial Analogue Digital Display and Blue Resin Bracelet
Offered by Hollins & Hollinshead
Price: £62.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Typical G-Shock Features & Quality, 1 Feb. 2013
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Really excellent smart G-Shock watch. The backlight only lights up the digital display, which could be improved. But for £45 I am very pleased with this purchase.


Commander: The Life and Exploits of Britain's Greatest Frigate Captain
Commander: The Life and Exploits of Britain's Greatest Frigate Captain
by Stephen Taylor
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brings to Life a Great British Hero & his Staggering Accomplishments, 25 Jan. 2013
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I confess to being slightly put off by the title, as there are many heroic claims put forward for outstanding seamen of the Napoleonic Wars.

Yet this is one of the best books I have read for years - in the barely able to put it down category. Set in a time when the very best of our seamen rose to the surface and national acclaim, as they fought & prevailed fearlessly against impossible odds, Stephen Taylor's painstakingly comprehensive research has highlighted the place that Edward Pellew deserves amongst his illustrious peer group.

If the full detail of some of the battles that Edward Pellew fought & won were known, it would probably appear to be a work of complete fiction. A warrior in the great British tradition, completely fearless & totally musket-ball proof. A great read.


Stanley 1-92-906 Jumbo Toolbox 19 Inch + Tray
Stanley 1-92-906 Jumbo Toolbox 19 Inch + Tray
Price: £18.95

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value for Money Product, 14 Jan. 2013
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I needed a couple of straight-forward toolboxes with no particular frills - one for some remote property renovation work & another for a few car maintenance tools, when fixing a friends car at another property. I have read some of the reviews & I did not expect my pet elephant to be able to stand on a lump of plastic that cost £10, or that the catches would not last out the next century or so, but these toolboxes are such great value for money I bought another two of them.


Raising Teenagers: 52 brilliant ideas for high-performance parenting
Raising Teenagers: 52 brilliant ideas for high-performance parenting
by Lynn Huggins-Cooper
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Patronising cliched drivel!, 11 Oct. 2012
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There is no great surprise that this literary work carries a second-hand value of one penny! It appears at best to be a regurgitation & remodelling of seriously dated teacher training notes! There is a serious danger of applying some of this simplistic advice & ending up with a completely disfunctional family yourself! Seriously over-priced!


Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO Macro DG Lens For Pentax Digital & Film SLR Cameras
Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO Macro DG Lens For Pentax Digital & Film SLR Cameras
Price: £149.00

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Quality Lens - Stunning Value for Money, 15 Jun. 2012
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Decades ago I had a series of SLR cameras, and well remember saving up and buying a screw-mounted telephoto lens. By the time you were screwed up and ready to go however, the object of my photographic intent had invariably bolted, flown away, relieved itself or the season had changed. I think I used it twice to test it then proceded to never use it again, so I was not a committed I must have a telephoto lens fanatic.

At the turn of this year I was persuaded to try out DSLR's, by an incredibly photogenic Husky combined with a need to "professionalise" the photographs I was using for my property business, and bought a Pentax K-r entry model camera.

I then got a bit carried away & bought a series of lenses, but this one with its Macro feature, superb build quality, outrageous value for money & feel is the absolute star. As but one example - if I go near the said Husky she becomes coy difficult & frustratingly reluctant to be photographed. With this lens I can catch her in inumerable relaxed and natural poses from a significant distance & the photographs are absolutely pin sharp & detailed.

If you are teetering on the brink of justifying the purchase of one of these lenses - just go ahead and buy one - you will have no regrets. I am a point and shoot customer, but I am using more & more of the vast range of features of the DSLR cameras. I use this Sigma lens very frequently & will now probably never buy anything other than Sigma & Pentax. These lenses command very strong prices in the second-hand market, which says it all. Very Highly recommended.


Sunoptic OR38E Black Reading Glasses - Strength +2.00 Incl. Pouch
Sunoptic OR38E Black Reading Glasses - Strength +2.00 Incl. Pouch
Price: £4.78

5.0 out of 5 stars First Reading Glasses Purchase, 26 Sept. 2011
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Excellent quality & very robust. So good I bought further pairs immediately taking advantage of the very competitive price at the time.


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