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Activheal Foam Non-Adesive Dressing 10cm x 10cm x Pack of 10
Activheal Foam Non-Adesive Dressing 10cm x 10cm x Pack of 10
Offered by iCare Chemist
Price: £24.99

1.0 out of 5 stars Adhesive vs non adhesive, 10 July 2016
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I bought this product for a friend injured in a motorbike accident upon a wound. He asked for the non adhesive version and was sent the adhesive version which he had to use. Both versions clearly work but if you order one that is what you should be sent, surely?


The Iran-Iraq War
The Iran-Iraq War
by Pierre Razoux
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £25.46

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An important book, 11 Feb. 2016
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This review is from: The Iran-Iraq War (Hardcover)
Few books written these days can be called important. This book is an important one if you wish to understand the current situation in the area, how it and about and the subsequent Gulf War 1 and 2.

With an absolutely mastery of the subject and painstaking research it is how history books should be written.

The War itself is almost forgotten in the West but to our peril as it is the genesis of much we see today.

The longest conventional war of the last century deserves the respectful treatment accorded by this author and it will become the definititive text on it.

Read it - it is important.


Gone Girl [DVD] [2014]
Gone Girl [DVD] [2014]
Dvd ~ Ben Affleck
Price: £5.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Truly dreadful, 28 Nov. 2015
This review is from: Gone Girl [DVD] [2014] (DVD)
Dreadful. As a film if you have to be able to hear the script. It's a fairly basic ask ever since the first talkie. It's not asking much and it is a basic mistake to make the background music or other noise drown out what the main characters are saying.

This film fails on that simple point whatever you think about the risible plot and poor acting.


The Original Magicoolglove MultiPurpose Oven Gloves BBQ Fire Place Gloves with 350 °c Heat Resistance- Protects your Hands and Wrists - Best Anti-slip Cooking, BBQ Grilling, Baking, Oven-Gloves -Replaces the need for Pot Holders and Oven Mits, Thick, Tough & Lightweight and very flexible Fire-proof, and Non Sweat. made from superior aramid materials, Kevlar and Nomex and come as 2 Gloves in one packet and can be used on either hand, Now selling on Amazon
The Original Magicoolglove MultiPurpose Oven Gloves BBQ Fire Place Gloves with 350 °c Heat Resistance- Protects your Hands and Wrists - Best Anti-slip Cooking, BBQ Grilling, Baking, Oven-Gloves -Replaces the need for Pot Holders and Oven Mits, Thick, Tough & Lightweight and very flexible Fire-proof, and Non Sweat. made from superior aramid materials, Kevlar and Nomex and come as 2 Gloves in one packet and can be used on either hand, Now selling on Amazon
Offered by CAJCOM LIMITED
Price: £24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great protection, 21 Oct. 2015
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This item gives excellent protection. It does exactly as it should - can use as a single glove obviously to open the front on a wood burner with no tools and then load wood safely.

The sticky fingers offer safe handling. An absolute bargain at the price. I suppose the one size fits all approach might mean those with small hands at a slight disadvantage but.....


Road Angel Gem Deluxe + GPS Fixed & Mobile Speed Safety Camera Laser Detector NEW 2015 Model
Road Angel Gem Deluxe + GPS Fixed & Mobile Speed Safety Camera Laser Detector NEW 2015 Model
Offered by Car Audio Warehouse
Price: £182.78

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but I hate the mounting, 14 Oct. 2015
Good for the many miles of M way which are covered by average speed cameras. This device tracks you speed between cameras giving the average and therefore providing you watch your speed you should be Ok. It is easy to lose concentration after miles of this type of driving and therefore this is a useful aid.

In general terms it is good although needs an annual subscription to keep it updating. My main dislike is the swivel mount on the bottom. It will not stick to most dashes and it cannot be 'locked out' so it tends to move about.
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The Martian
The Martian
by Andy Weir
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The book of the film and no great surprise there., 23 Sept. 2015
This review is from: The Martian (Paperback)
Written to be a film you think when you read it. Basically a man who McGyver's the hell out of a bad situation. The final take off is the most improbable part of the book and as you can see a good ending coming you know what will happen. The book kicks along at a fair pace and is a Good if not overly demanding read.


Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration
Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration
by Buzz Aldrin
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

2.0 out of 5 stars A vanity project?, 19 Sept. 2015
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Dreadfully disappointing. Seems like the sort of vanity project. Rather too much use of the personal pronoun and some of the drawings of spacecraft are childish in the extreme. It certainly does not compare to The Case for Mars which is a far better book and much more well written.

I know it is a book with the strap line of My Vision but it is not visionary and rather to much of my.

The best thing you can say about Aldrin is that he makes no bones about the fact the we (the West) must get to Mars before the Chinese. That in itself is the greatest reason to embark upon a serious endeavour to get to Mars.


The Friendly Swede Trilobite Extra Beefy / Wide 500 lb Paracord Survival Bracelet With Stainless Steel Black Bow Shackle - Adjustable Size Fits 7-8 Inch Wrists - In Retail Packaging - Lifetime Warranty (Woodland Camo, 9-inch)
The Friendly Swede Trilobite Extra Beefy / Wide 500 lb Paracord Survival Bracelet With Stainless Steel Black Bow Shackle - Adjustable Size Fits 7-8 Inch Wrists - In Retail Packaging - Lifetime Warranty (Woodland Camo, 9-inch)
Offered by The Friendly Swede [UK]
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars It's big, 28 May 2015
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OK so this is a big bit of kit - let's get that out of the way first. Think oversize watch, a TW Steel or similar. As such you need a second wrist if you wear a watch and fortunately most of us are provided with one.

It looks great on and whereas I was a little sceptical but the method of fastening, which differs greatly from the usual push to fit, it works well.

The first couple of times you will struggle but believe me you get better at it. Of course, some people will simply put in on and rarely take it off. I suppose the one time you need it would be the point at which you did not wear it so beware.

I have showered and swum wearing it and it seems to survive both although it can take some time to dry out.

Overall great bit of kit should you ever need that piece of para cord in an emergency otherwise it looks good until that day happens. One thing I would say is that it would be a one time bit of kit as you could not re-braid it but what is your life worth?


Nathan Bedford Forrest: In Search of the Enigma
Nathan Bedford Forrest: In Search of the Enigma
by Eddy Davison
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £26.50

5.0 out of 5 stars The other genius, 28 May 2015
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Shelby Foote said the American Civil War produced 2 genuine geniuses - one was Abraham Lincoln and the other was Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Read this book and you will see why. Bedford was a man of his time and while we may look back and see fault from our perspective with some of his activities before, during and after the Civil War you cannot disagree with the fact that as a military commander he was peerless in that war with much to teach us even at this great remove.

The book is well written and although the authors have both clearly fallen under his spell it manages to maintain the level of objectivity required to be good history.

It does not gloss over his background and how his fortune was made. It deals effectively with the question which still divides many - the Fort Pillow Massacre and lives up to its sub-title of going in search of a man who was clearly an enigma.

It has some excellent maps of Forrest's campaigns which add greatly to one's understanding and is well indexed.

Overall a great read and introduction to a man who was the only southern cavalry officer feared by Grant and Sherman. You will not be disappointed.


Fire TV Stick
Fire TV Stick
Price: £34.99

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Utter rubbish, 19 April 2015
This review is from: Fire TV Stick (Electronics)
This is basically a good idea let down by a very poor implementation. Avoid like the plague. It will not work and seems designed to get you to part wth the cost of Amazon Prime.

Amazon needs to be very careful as, of late, all their publicity is largely negative. At some point this is going to cost them in terms of reputation and brand image. The Fire TV that simply does not work adds to this.

Avoid, do not go near.


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