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KC-Electronics NOKIA LUMIA 520 Micro USB In Car Charger
KC-Electronics NOKIA LUMIA 520 Micro USB In Car Charger
Offered by ECARTPLUS
Price: £2.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent value and does what it's supposed to., 21 Feb. 2014
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Does exactly what it's meant to do at very little cost. What more can you ask is all I can say.


Flip-Pal mobile scanner with SD to USB adapter and 4GB SD card. StoryScans talking images and EasyStitch automatic stitching software included on SD card*. Ideal for genealogy and memory keeping.
Flip-Pal mobile scanner with SD to USB adapter and 4GB SD card. StoryScans talking images and EasyStitch automatic stitching software included on SD card*. Ideal for genealogy and memory keeping.
Offered by Couragent EU
Price: £149.90

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and perfectly mobile., 21 Feb. 2014
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Although the scanning window appears to be too small to be effective, the Flip Pal's automatic 'stitching' software enables the user to easily scan much larger items and produce a seamless scan with very little effort. Good value for money.


Child of Hull  -  Through the Windmills of my Mind.
Child of Hull - Through the Windmills of my Mind.

1.0 out of 5 stars Interesting life history spoilt by poor presentation, 21 Feb. 2014
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The author provides some interesting insights into life in the backstreets of Hull before and during World War II, but his story is marred by poor grammar, punctuation and spelling. Raymond Edwards, born into a working-class family, the youngest of ten children, who had to leave grammar school after one year, and secondary school at the age of fifteen, has undoubtedly done well for himself. With an MA from Oxford University, another from Leicester and an LLM and DPhil from Surrey, he has more than made up for his disadvantaged start to his education. He has held several top-level posts in industrial relations and is an acknowledged expert in the field of employment law.
It is all the more surprising and disappointing, therefore, that the book is so flawed. In his acknowledgements there is no mention of an editor or even proof reader, and the finished book suggests that no one was employed in either capacity. Commas are frequently bizarrely placed following 'and' (eg: in the dedication: 'To the memory of Dad, Mam and, my Family') and sentence construction is sometimes poor (eg: '... only a few of the streets, and buildings of my childhood, and youth are still there.' and '... this book is about my time in Hull as a child but more particularly it is about my family, and I, and I am pleased, and have no regrets that I took the time ...'). Apostrophes are frequently omitted, as is the definite article ('The family homes during authors early years'; 'Chairman of Industrial relations Commission'). The use of capital letters is inconsistent ('he Married Joyce Trowell'; 'World War one and Two') and some words are incorrectly used or spelled ('decoded' for 'decided'; 'loval' for 'local', 'moral' for 'morale'; 'smoldering' for smouldering'; 'place' [fish] for 'plaice'; 'where' for 'were'; 'of' for ''off'; 'borne' for 'born'; 'Ridding' for 'Riding').
Several of the photographs, which are rather poor in quality, annoyingly overlap and obscure the text and cannot be repositioned. Curiously, the subtitle on the cover differs from the one on the title page.
The author makes some political comparisons of the 'then and now' variety, a standard approach in this genre of personal family history books, and the book follows the usual format of such personal histories. For those with a particular interest in Hull in the early twentieth century, there is much useful detail, providing you are prepared to disregard the presentation. This is unfortunate, since the book could have been so much better.


Be Still and Know Thyself More: The Flight of the Eastern European Jew into Hull and Beyond
Be Still and Know Thyself More: The Flight of the Eastern European Jew into Hull and Beyond
by Michael E. Ulyatt
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor;y edited and produced, 11 Nov. 2012
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Possibly the worst book I have ever read for editing and quality of typesetting. I read this large print book in about an hour, constantly detracted from the content by the poor grammar and punctuation. The author needs to get a decent proof reader and editor. In addition, some of the content is unnecessary and trite. Do we really need to know, for instance, the precise dimensions of the platform at Hull, or of the individual waiting rooms, ticket offices and men's and women's toilets? I suspect these superfluous details have been included to demonstrate the depth of the author's research, which evidently has been extensive. More the pity, then, that the author omits to provide detailed references beyond a very basic bibliography.


Italian Genealogical Records: How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical and Other Records in Family History Research
Italian Genealogical Records: How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical and Other Records in Family History Research
by Trafford R. Cole
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £34.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent research guide, 18 Jan. 2008
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Despite the product information, this book is written in English. It provides a wealth of information on the main Italian genealogical records - what they are, where they can be found, and what information they typically contain. There are plenty of examples of civil and parish records written in Italian or Latin, with appropriate translations. This book will be useful to anyone trying to research Italian ancestors.


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