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The Last Summer
The Last Summer
by Judith Kinghorn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful first novel, 16 Mar. 2013
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This is a heartbreakingly sad story which starts at the outbreak of the first world war and details the changes which happen between a young couple. Their relationship is shaped by the times and the changes in social mores which occur due to the war and it's aftermath. The book stayed with me long after I finished it. It is an exquisite novel of love and loss.


East of the Sun
East of the Sun
by Julia Gregson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Adventure in India, 16 Mar. 2013
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I love Julia Higson's work. You can see everything she describes as she takes you on a journey with her heroines to far off lands, in this case India in the 1850's. How brave these women were to go on these long voyages, some to find husbands and some acccompanying their families. This is the story of a group of young women who travel together to India and what happens to them once they get there. A beautiful novel.


Channel Orange
Channel Orange
Price: £5.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Frank Ocean's first album, 16 Mar. 2013
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One or two of the tracks are beautiful and Frank Ocean has a mellifluous voice, but the songs have discordant views which don't match the music. I suppose they are designed to make you think or let you know Frank Ocean's views, but if your heart is rising with the melody, the lyrics bring you down again! Still love listening to his voice though!


The Sandalwood Tree
The Sandalwood Tree
by Elle Newmark
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Historical fiction set in india, 16 Mar. 2013
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I read this book just after reading East of the Sun by Julia Gregson and although I enjoyed it, it suffered a litttle by comparison. It is written in the first person by an American wife travelling with her husband at the time of partition in India in 1947. She discovers letters written by female friends almost 100 years earlier and the book switches between the two periods of history as their lives seem to be running in parallel. Although well researched, I didn't 'see' places and situations quite as clearly as in East of the Sun and some of the Americanisms annoyed me, especially the protagonist's endearments to her son! I found the book a bit too inward looking as the author is focusing on the American couple's relationship rather than on the momentous period of history that India is living through, but I would still recommend it.


The Water Horse
The Water Horse
by Julia Gregson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars The futility of war, 16 Mar. 2013
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This was so good, I couldn't put it down. It's the story of a young woman's journey from rural Wales to nursing in the Crimea and I was with her on every step of her hazardous journey. Beautifully written and historically accurate, it contrasts the lives of Welsh drovers with conditions during the Crimean War and details the difficulties of getting women accepted as nurses. I highly recommend it.


The Jazz Age
The Jazz Age
Price: £9.37

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Jazz Age by Brian Ferry, 26 Dec. 2012
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This is such a lovely CD if you like 20's jazz. I saw Brian Ferry being interviewed on the BBC and he said he'd used vintage microphones to record it, so it sounds authentic. His songs are only faintly discernible in the arrangements the band are playing, but as jazz rhythms are so different to pop songs this is to be expected. It's a wonderfully relaxing CD to drive to!


Pamela Mann Twickers Striped Footless Tights - Teal
Pamela Mann Twickers Striped Footless Tights - Teal

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Footless tights, 26 Dec. 2012
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Thes are very comfortable to wear as the waist isn't too tight. The colour is as the picture and I can highly recommend them.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Thermal door curtain, 26 Dec. 2012
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This curtain is made from a luxury fabric with a taffeta like appearance and is lined with insulating material. It hangs well and is washable. It did come a bit creased from the packaging but I was able to iron it with a cool iron. The colour is more cerise/cherry than the picture shows but I like it and it is doing a good job of keeping the draughts from my front door from coming into my hall.


Voyager: (Outlander 3)
Voyager: (Outlander 3)
by Diana Gabaldon
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Superior historical drama, 10 Feb. 2011
This review is from: Voyager: (Outlander 3) (Paperback)
This is the third book in Diana Gabaldon's series of historical dramas. It is well researched and believable, even though some time travel is involved. There's a bit of everything in Gabaldon's books; exciting story lines, unexpected developments, love, sex, travel, war, danger and wonderful rounded characters. I particularly like the way old friends and enemies pop up unexpectedly years after events in which they were first introduced. I think there are 9 books in this series so far and I'm sure I shall be reading them all!


JBL Roxy Reference 250 In Ear Headphone with Microphone - Orange/Pink with built-in mic (iPhone Compatible)
JBL Roxy Reference 250 In Ear Headphone with Microphone - Orange/Pink with built-in mic (iPhone Compatible)

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars JBL Roxy headphones, 17 Feb. 2010
These headphones are really comfortable with 2 sizes of rubber ends to fix on the headphones so they fit your ears properly. The sound quality is good and the earphones don't drop out when you're working out, even lying down doing weights. I do find the cable a bit long and sometimes catch my arm in it, but the colour and look of the headphone set is so cool it more than makes up for it. I have an iPod Shuffle which means I can't change or skip a track with these headphones as the control is on the original cable, but that is a small price to pay for comfortable ears and hearing the music properly!


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