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Digging for Victory: Horticultural Therapy with Veterans for Post-Traumatic Growth
Digging for Victory: Horticultural Therapy with Veterans for Post-Traumatic Growth
by Joanna Wise
Edition: Paperback
Price: £25.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Therapy in spades, 13 May 2015
100 years ago, Dr A. J. Brock developed the use of occupational therapy to treat shell-shock at Craiglockhart in WW1, and to this day, gardening is recognised as a healing balm for wounded minds. It is therefore surprising that so little has been published on the subject. Such books as exist tend to be long on anecdote and short on science. Joanna Wise's Digging for Victory is the first publication to take a rigorous, evidence-based approach to the subject. The author marshals her research methodically so that the theory propounded in the first three chapters provides a sound underpinning for the comprehensive "how to" guide to establishing a horticultural therapy programme which follows. The book's engaging style and clarity make it accessible to the lay reader as well as to the specialist and ensure that it will be indispensable to theorist and practitioner alike.


Wireless Shower Speaker, VicTsing Waterproof Outdoor Speaker with 5W Driver, Suction Cup, Buit-in Mic, Hands-Free Speakerphone - Blue
Wireless Shower Speaker, VicTsing Waterproof Outdoor Speaker with 5W Driver, Suction Cup, Buit-in Mic, Hands-Free Speakerphone - Blue
Offered by VICTECH
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The sound is good and the battery seems to last for ages before ..., 16 Dec. 2014
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Can't fault it. The sound is good and the battery seems to last for ages before it needs recharging. I wish I'd bought it sooner.


Trust Remo USB 2.0 Speaker Set for PC and Laptop (16 Watt) - USB Powered - Black
Trust Remo USB 2.0 Speaker Set for PC and Laptop (16 Watt) - USB Powered - Black
Price: £13.00

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Annoying crackle and hum when turned on, even if nothing is playing, 19 Nov. 2014
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I liked the look of these speakers and they got good reviews. I also thought it would be good to have the USB power, so I didn't have to bother with an extra mains cord to plug in. However, as soon as the speaker is turned on there is a hum and crackle that won't go away, even if nothing is playing through the speaker.

I tried it in different USB ports on my PC in case the port was faulty, and then on my new laptop - same thing.

Disappointing.
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VALUE PACK - Scoot Fox Repellent - 4 x 100g - HUGE SAVINGS ON POSTAGE
VALUE PACK - Scoot Fox Repellent - 4 x 100g - HUGE SAVINGS ON POSTAGE
Offered by Phoenix Direct UK
Price: £28.39

13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, but be patient, 25 Jun. 2014
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I was pleased to find this product. Foxes had taken over my garden during the breeding season, and cute as the cubs were, the vixen was scaring my cats, so that they didn't want to go out and were having to use a litter tray in the house. My cats have always been low maintenance, both for me and for anyone who feeds them while I'm away, so I wanted to nip this in the bud before it became a long-term problem.

I followed the instructions - it's important to follow them to the letter - and at first it had the opposite effect to what was intended. Foxes came and sniffed around and rolled on the grass. Then I read that this is to be expected - the product works by mimicking the scent of a fox, so what was going on was a scent war, with the foxes trying to hold their territory. They soon gave up, however, as I re-applied the product, and within a couple of days were hardly there at all. My cats started going outside as normal. Battle won, problem solved.

So this is a very good product, but be patient - you need to keep applying it for a few days for it to work. It isn't cheap either, but then nor is cat litter.


Sony MHC-EC719IP Home Audio System
Sony MHC-EC719IP Home Audio System

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sound as a pound, 11 Jan. 2014
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As you'd expect from Sony, this is a first rate product. The sound quality is excellent, plus it is future-proofed by having a lightning connecter dock for i-Phone/iPod 5 as well as a USB for earlier iPods/iPhones.

Two criticisms:

The product was shipped from Italy and contained an instruction manual in every European language but English. A quick Google found the English version online, but why not at least enclose/email a link to the relevant user manual, as is standard practice with other electronic gadgets.

On a similar note, the unit came with a two-pin European plug, plus a UK adaptor. The UK adaptor turned out to work very well in the end, but it was by no means obvious how to fit it, and an instruction leaflet would have saved time and frustration.

And why are the speaker wires/cables so short?

But these are quibbles - it's a very good product - both Sony and its stockist need to work on communication to blow their own trumpet better.
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Remembrance of Things Past - Part 1
Remembrance of Things Past - Part 1
Price: £1.50

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Proust, 15 Mar. 2012
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Giving it a go. Looks good so far, but the percentage bar on my Kindle is creeping forward very very slowly.

He's good. But he doesn't half go on.


The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Case of the Brides in the Bath
The Magnificent Spilsbury and the Case of the Brides in the Bath
by Jane Robins
Edition: Hardcover

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tap into her expertise, 6 May 2010
I always relish a good murder, and this gripping story had the added interest for me that some of the action took place within a short walk of where I live. Same streets, very different lives, especially for women.

True crime stories, like biography, can be cluttered with detail at the expense of dramatic tension, particularly when the writer is immersed in his subject. Jane Robins avoids this trap by alternating between historical background and narrative. The background detail - on the precarious position of unmarried women of modest means, and on the emerging discipline of forensic pathology - is essential to our understanding of what happens and why, but it is served up in palatable doses, so that we learn without feeling that we are being taught. Jane Robins has worked hard so her readers don't need to.

The account is pleasingly free of anachronistic psychobabble and feminist preaching, which would be alien to the Edwardians. And while Spilsbury's insights are briefly reconsidered in the light of modern science, this is not done in a knowing or patronising way.

An excellent read.


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