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PremiumDigital Replacement Sony Handycam HDR-PJ410 Battery Charger
PremiumDigital Replacement Sony Handycam HDR-PJ410 Battery Charger
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Price: £8.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 31 Oct. 2015
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I seem to have missed the point that it was for charging in a car and not at home!
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Frank Henry Mason: Marine Painter and Poster Artist
Frank Henry Mason: Marine Painter and Poster Artist
by Edward Yardley
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 31 Oct. 2015
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A well-written and fascinating book about this excellent seascape artist.
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Vita Haroldi: The Romance of the Life of Harold, King of England. from the Unique Manuscript in the British Museum
Vita Haroldi: The Romance of the Life of Harold, King of England. from the Unique Manuscript in the British Museum
by British Museum
Edition: Paperback
Price: £18.01

5.0 out of 5 stars The Death of Harold - open to rational doubt, 31 Oct. 2015
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This book is usually taken as a Romance - not to be taken seriously. However, despite it being a difficult read replete with obscure references and religious terminology, its remarkable conclusions that Harold Godwinson did not die at the Battle of Hastings is backed by the records of a small chapel in Chester (still extant) and the notes from Henry 1's visitation to Chester. The Vita Haroldi claims that Edith Swan-Neck made a mistake after the Battle of Hastings. The Waltham Abbey monks blamed the folly of women in this book. 'Oh dear' she has landed us with the wrong body!'
My reading of this is that her 'error' was deliberate since she knew his tattoo marks having slept with him for many years. It is possible that Harold had left the battlefield severely wounded in the face early on. There is unequivocal evidence that the Bayeux Tapestry has been altered so that the arrow strikes his eye whereas back in 1700s it was originally shown as being a glancing blow. I think that when all is taken into account - given how much Edith (and their five children) loved her handfasted husband - it is possible she helped him to escape. I am researching this.


The New Rivers and Wildlife Handbook (Rspb)
The New Rivers and Wildlife Handbook (Rspb)
by Nigel Holmes
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent and very helpful book, 5 Jan. 2015
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An excellent and very helpful book. I have used it to make a plan for our local wildlife reserve. Clear text, diagrams and photos.


A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
by Ben Macintyre
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.08

5.0 out of 5 stars ... the whole truth is known about Philby - who loved his friends more than his country at a time ..., 5 Jan. 2015
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No one person can ensure that the whole truth is known about Philby - who loved his friends more than his country at a time when the 'Establishment' had those values (and maybe still does by the look of the paedophilia cover-ups that are going on now). However, this book comes as close as possible to the nature and actions of Philby as we would wish to know. It is a stunning read - an adventure in revelation - what it means to be a 'double' as an MI6 officer. How careful you have to be if your real (Soviet) masters accidentally expose you through their own 'traitors'. Blunt, Cairncross, Burgess and Maclean all feature in this tale. Also revealed is the almost total gullibilityof MI6 and CIA colleagues who wanted to believe that friendship is more important than loyalty to nation. But be in no doubt if you are caught up by James Bond style romanticism - these people were mass murderers who sent hundreds if not thousands of unsuspecting agents to appalling torture and death - without qualms. Ultimately - these 'Friends' were total bastards.


ClimeMET CM2000 Professional Wireless Weather Station Includes FREE Easy Weather Computer Software.
ClimeMET CM2000 Professional Wireless Weather Station Includes FREE Easy Weather Computer Software.
Offered by The UK Weather Store
Price: £84.95

5.0 out of 5 stars THE FORECAST IS GOOD!, 5 Jan. 2015
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We have had this in operation since Boxing Day. It works! Very pleased with it. Take time to fit it all together on its various arms and pole. Good display of all required weather factors, rain gauge does not need emptying as it measures rain as it passes through, wind anemometer works well with gusts and overall wind speed averages available on display. Indoor and out door temperatures and respective humidity readings also work well. The outdoor transmitter send signals from down the garden right through the house to the desk where the visual display is situated. All readings can be recorded on PC as continuous record. CD Rom and USB lead supplied.


The Ghan Mouse Pad, Mousepad (Mountains Mouse Pad)
The Ghan Mouse Pad, Mousepad (Mountains Mouse Pad)

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Jan. 2015
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Good photo of Ghan. Inspires wish for trip!


Planting a Small Garden: Simple steps to success (RHS Simple Steps to Success)
Planting a Small Garden: Simple steps to success (RHS Simple Steps to Success)
by Phil Clayton
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 26 Dec. 2014
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Lovely book with clear colour photos - makes you feel enthusiastic for Spring!


Fibre Optics Spark Technology
Fibre Optics Spark Technology
by Basu SC
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.21

5.0 out of 5 stars This really is a superb intro to the subject. ..., 26 Dec. 2014
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This really is a superb intro to the subject. I would hope he updates the book periodically - and I also hope he can give us a 'next step' volume with even more technical detail.


The Wet Grassland Guide: Managing Floodplain and Coastal Wet Grasslands for Wildlife (RSPB Management Guides)
The Wet Grassland Guide: Managing Floodplain and Coastal Wet Grasslands for Wildlife (RSPB Management Guides)
by J. Treweek
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.95

5.0 out of 5 stars with good diagrams. Particularly helpful section in back showing projects ..., 7 Sept. 2014
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This was the ideal book for me as I chair a local biodiversity committee dedicated to improving Combe Valley which floods each winter and is full of wildlife and has rare or infrequently seen species. Book is clear, well laid out, with good diagrams. Particularly helpful section in back showing projects around UK. Also helpful is information on the way to cut stream and river banks at appropriate angles of slope to aid cattle and water birds to transit from land to water. All in all - excellent.


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