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ONEPRE 3 Pack BC B22 Bayonet Filament Light Bulb 60W Dimmable Vintage Antique Style Spiral Cage Incandescent Tube Edison Light Bulb
ONEPRE 3 Pack BC B22 Bayonet Filament Light Bulb 60W Dimmable Vintage Antique Style Spiral Cage Incandescent Tube Edison Light Bulb
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Price: £28.50

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice bulbs but note - not energy saving!, 1 Aug. 2017
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Nice bulbs. Dim really well. I bought these thinking they were LED-type, but they're actually full wattage old-style non-energy-saving bulbs. My mistake!


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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 13 Nov. 2016
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Charger is great and works so much faster than my other chargers on my ipad, including the original one.


Beat Box A Drum Machine Obsession
Beat Box A Drum Machine Obsession
by Joe Mansfield
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great book spoilt by poor photography, 27 Feb. 2015
Thumbing through this collection of retro technology is a delight, especially for those old enough to remember some of the music they were originally used on. Adverts and notes enhance each drum machine's page and provide useful context.

My issue with the book however is that the photography is very badly lit. In an obvious attempt to make the picture look moody many of the full page pictures of the beloved machines are shrouded for the most part in darkness. Some of the worst offenders are almost nothing but black silhouettes, so that you can't even make out the buttons or lettering on the cases. What a shame to have such a fascinating book spoilt by second rate photo prints.

Still, having said that there's lots here to get your teeth into and any fan of retro music technology won't want to be without this book.


The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century
by Ian Mortimer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.27

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't live up to its promise, 30 Aug. 2012
A lot is made of this author's experiential approach to history. I must admit to having been drawn in by the promise of getting to feel for real through the author's words how it would have been to live in the Middle Ages. However the book falls so far short of actually doing this, it's a wonder to me that so few other reviewers haven't picked up on it. The book begins well, with a descriptive walk around Middle Ages Exeter, but the author soon drops this approach and reverts to something more pedestrian. You are left with the impression it was all a bit too much hard work for him to keep imagining these places and people into being, so he just gives up 30 pages in. So, firstly, here are a some things which do *not* count as experiential "virtual reality" time-travel history:

- Prefixing dry descriptions of places and people found in any history book with "If you were there, you would see..."
- Talking in general in the third person about their customs, laws, literature, achievements etc.
- Using almost no contextual real-life dialogue
- Having only sparse visual and kinesthetic descriptions
- Quoting and paraphrasing poems and prose from the time for modern appreciation with sidenotes about how someone from medieval times would have felt about them
- Dictatating to the reader how he would feel and react to circumstances based on broad assumptions of the differences between modern and medieval people

Basically this is a very typical, fairly dry descriptive book written entirely in either the second or third person, onto which (we might presume) the publisher has attached the intriguing promotional idea that it is a virtual-reality time-travel trip. Maybe my expectations were unreasonable, but I was hoping for first person description, a semi-consistent narrative, real-life scenes of travel, bartering or crime... well, just anything more tangible than a typical history book with "You would see" tacked onto the front of every other sentence!

Had the book not been so marketed to me, I would have been happy to give it four stars. As a delve into the customs and conditions of medieval times, it's well-written and covers lots of interesting ground. Learning about the horrifically unfair laws governing marriage and theft, the feudal systems of society, the unfamiliar food and drink, and the delightful literary tales of heroism - these are all fascinating fodder for the mind. It would be unfair for me to pretend I didn't get anything out of this book, but what I certainly didn't get was a virtual reality trip to the past.
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Swan Song
Swan Song
by RobertR McCammon
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars No literature but a bulldozer of a supernatural apocalypse, 17 April 2012
This review is from: Swan Song (Paperback)
Having come to McCammon's work through his other famous book, Boy's Life, I was initially quite surprised at the style of this earlier work. Where Boy's Life is quite a slow, ponderous, almost literary work, Swan Song gets in your face from chapter one and doesn't let up.

Initially I found it rather overbearing to the point of silliness. No character ever has an everyday expression here, they all have to wear contorted grimaces of pain, masks of writhing agony and clench-jawed steely gazes while their eyes pop and sweat beads down their faces. However once I'd got used to the idea that this was going to be a gory, over-the-top tale with zero to offer in the ways of subtlety, I started to really enjoy it.

The story moves on at a good pace with a large cast of interesting, if rather one-dimensional characters. Interesting situations continue to present themselves and the plot bulldozes on right through to the final chapter, always holding your interest.

Great fun, great value (34 hours as an audiobook) and a great tale!
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Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, 2011 Christmas Special  [DVD]
Doctor Who: The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, 2011 Christmas Special [DVD]
Dvd ~ Matt Smith
Price: £4.99

67 of 90 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Christmas Lobotomy, 2 Jan. 2012
For a long while now Steven Moffat has been getting lazy with his plots and this Christmas "special" seals his reputation as the new master of corny Deus Ex Machina. Just when you believed they couldn't wheel out the "love conquers all" ending again, BBC Cardiff proves you can never have enough of a terrible thing.

I miss the old Doctor Who show, where the Doctor used to actually get put in genuinely threatening situations which he couldn't just cockily extract himself from with a flick of the sonic screwdriver or an exhortation to "believe". It's insulting to the intelligence of the viewer, but moreover, it's just plain boring telly.

Nice visuals, a creepy forest and a touching couple of last minutes are about all the good you'll be able to extract from this story unfortunately.

D- Must try harder.
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The Holy Bible (The Definitive Revised English Version) Complete Old Testament and New Testament (ILLUSTRATED) (The Bible for Kindle / The Kindle Bible)
The Holy Bible (The Definitive Revised English Version) Complete Old Testament and New Testament (ILLUSTRATED) (The Bible for Kindle / The Kindle Bible)
Price: £1.50

32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice bible but same old terrible navigation, 21 May 2011
This bible claims to have "DirectLink" technology which lets you jump to any book and chapter with one click. Unfortunately the reality is not up to this claim. Your "one-click" jump works like this: click Menu, Click Go To, Click Down, Click Table of Contents, Click page forward until your book is on the screen, Click Down until you reach the link to the book you want, click across until you find the chapter you want, click the chapter link to jump there!

No additional navigation features show up on any menus and no navigation instructions are included in the book.

Other Kindle bibles have a facility where you can input an abbreviation for a chapter with the keypad and jump straight there. I was expecting the same or similar with this.

Disappointed and have applied for a refund.
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Pain Free for Life
Pain Free for Life
by Scott Brady
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £22.58

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best and most practical TMS guide, 12 Jun. 2009
This review is from: Pain Free for Life (Hardcover)
This book is the best layman's introduction to TMS theory out there - the theory that unconscious stress coupled with personality traits can result in out-of-control pain responses in the body.
It outlines a very comprehensive and workable programme for recovery and goes into much more detail of the whole recovery process and the hurdles you may encounter than Dr Sarno's books do.
I can highly recommend this to anyone who's read Dr Sarno's books but been unsatisfied with the few pages at the end which he dedicates to the recovery process.
Dr Brady comes across as a knowledgeable and kind practicianer who has much personal experience with the subject matter.


Samsung YP-T6Z 1GB MP3 Player - Silver
Samsung YP-T6Z 1GB MP3 Player - Silver

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Flawed player + abominable service from techsplosion-uk, 13 Mar. 2006
This player really has some problems, and I should know - I worked my way through three replacements before I finally gave up. The player often misjudges how much battery power is left. This can leave the player shutting down on a half-full battery. Secondly, the player is hyper-sensitive to physical shock, and will crash if jolted. This means it's effectively useless if you want to hang it round your neck and go jogging, because it will crash every few minutes. All my replacements had the same problem.

Regarding Techsplosion, the seller, their customer service was slow (often 3 weeks for a replacement), didn't return calls/emails as promised, initially sent the wrong item, never refunded any of my postage costs because of their mistakes, and ultimately refused to refund after I'd received my third faulty player. I'm now receiving a refund through Amazon, who, true-to-form have superb customer service and have never left me wanting. Buyer beware!!


Strange Life of Ivan Osokin: A Novel
Strange Life of Ivan Osokin: A Novel
by P. D. Ouspensky
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique, touching and mysterious, 26 July 2002
If you had the chance to live your life again, what would you do differently?
Ivan Osokin is on the brink of suicide but then magically given the chance to live his life over again with all the knowledge he has now.
He vows not to waste his life this time round and yet year by year he makes the same mistakes once again, until once again he finds himself back where he started - contemplating suicide in St Petersburg station. He is bound to a wheel of inexorable recursion which has turned full circle.
A fantastic haunting novel, originally conceived as a screenplay. Touching and mysterious, it boldly crosses the boundaries of fantasy and science fiction with an unwavering philosophy of man's place in the universe.


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