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Salomon Men's Speedcross 3 Mountain Trail, Cobalt Blue/Granny Green/Black, 10 M US
Salomon Men's Speedcross 3 Mountain Trail, Cobalt Blue/Granny Green/Black, 10 M US

5.0 out of 5 stars Terriffic trainer but comes up small so order bigger size!, 19 Jan. 2016
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Great trainers for muddy conditions and all kinds of cross country, light but excellent cushioning in the sole and good support to the foot..It's important to point out that when ordering you need to get a half size above your usual, I made the mistake of ordering a 9 before reading other reviews and had to return them and re-order a 9.5 which fits perfectly. Just in case I wasn't clear:

NOTE: ORDER A HALF SIZE BIGGER THAN YOUR USUAL SIZE!


God Help the Girl [DVD]
God Help the Girl [DVD]
Dvd ~ Olly Alexander
Offered by rsdvd
Price: £5.46

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars songsmith which was fine, I can take Belle and Sebastian (in small ..., 11 Aug. 2015
This review is from: God Help the Girl [DVD] (DVD)
This film was a Netflix recommendation based on another 'quirky' indie film I'd seen and kicked off with Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie discussing Nick Drake. Oh yes, I thought, I've struck gold here! The titles revealed it was a Stuart Murdoch joint, writer, director, songsmith which was fine, I can take Belle and Sebastian (in small doses) you can have a bit too much winsome and twee in my opinion. Then the film started and oh dear, oh dear oh dear. Clearly a Murdoch vanity project, a thin and obvious story is ill served by a weak script and truly terrible, teeth clenchingly bad acting. I love A Series of Unfortunate Events but Emily Browning is bad and when did Skins become the nursery for British acting talent? The musical numbers jar horribly when they should, like Pennies From Heaven, light up the mundane with a sparkle of fantasy. They don't. It's hard to watch and comes over as a teenage indie boy's bedroom fantasy, in a bad way. I watched it and immediately wanted to listen to Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers! The film is far too twee, cute, self lovingly quirky and very badly acted. Stuart, just stick to the band, please.


Game of Thrones - Season 1-2 Complete [DVD] [2013]
Game of Thrones - Season 1-2 Complete [DVD] [2013]
Dvd ~ Sean Bean
Offered by alentertainment
Price: £39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars It's awesome, everyone knows that but why would you buy ..., 18 Jun. 2015
It's awesome, everyone knows that but why would you buy a box set of season 1 and 2 for £53 when you can get them individually for half the price?


Chef [DVD]
Chef [DVD]
Dvd ~ Jon Favreau
Price: £3.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Cheese Toasties!, 29 May 2015
This review is from: Chef [DVD] (DVD)
Chef, who used to be good but now isn't, chucks his job in a fashionable restaurant to run a cheese and ham toastie van with his kid. It's ok though because his gorgeous and rich ex wife is bankrolling him so everything's fine. It's a vanity project really, Favreu is a likeable guy who clearly wishes he was a professional cook rather than an actor. Contains the noisiest food eating scene you will ever see, crunching through a fried cheese sandwich you could hear from across the road!


All About Eve [DVD] [1950]
All About Eve [DVD] [1950]
Dvd ~ Bette Davis
Offered by westworld-
Price: £8.68

0 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dated and overrated., 2 Feb. 2014
This review is from: All About Eve [DVD] [1950] (DVD)
I watched Sunset Boulevard last week and, in the last 64 years, it had lost none of its cynical, stylish, creepy film noir genius and hadn't dated by a second. Not having seen All About Eve before but well aware of it's iconic status I was keen to see the film that beat Sunset to the main Oscars that year. What a disappointment, the dialogue was so dated, painfully mannered and stylised, like a Terrance Rattigan play or something. The acting was, with the honourable exceptions of George Sanders and Bette Davis, excruciating to watch. I'm glad I've seen it, if only because I won't need to again. Now, where's that copy of Sunset Boulevard.....


The Renaissance At War (CASSELL'S HISTORY OF WARFARE)
The Renaissance At War (CASSELL'S HISTORY OF WARFARE)
by Thomas Arnold
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Start right here, 25 Jun. 2013
I've been interested in warfare in the Renaissance era for years and finding this book a few years ago was a real bonus. It covers all the principle areas, The Italian wars and French Wars of Religion but also the conflicts with Ottoman Turkey but more than that it digs down into a level of detail you don't expect in a small illustrated volume. All the great personalities are covered and the development of permanent professional armies in Western Europe which occurred in the seventeenth century are put into their proper context in this book. The written style is authoritative, assertive and intelligent and one doesn't doubt for a moment that the author is the master of his subject. I've read it several times and keep coming back to it regularly and would recommend this book as the perfect starting point for anyone with an interest in this fascinating period. Great illustrations as well.


It's Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life
It's Not About The Bike: My Journey Back to Life
by Lance Armstrong
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Time to pulp the remaining copies... I think so., 21 Jan. 2013
It's all be said about Armstrong, except by himself on that self justifying partial admission on Oprah but isn't it about time to take his own accounts of his story off the shelves?


Tourism
Tourism
by Nirpal Dhaliwal Singh
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Self loving rubbish, 19 Jan. 2011
This review is from: Tourism (Paperback)
I got this when I was going out with a truly lovely Sikh girl, hoping for a bit of insight. This book did absolutely no favours to either Sikh men, men, Londoners or humans in general. The loathsome protagonist, Puppy, is clearly some kind of avatar for the author who, shortly after some fleeting moments of insight or self awareness dissipates any sympathy for his "hero" by having him act like a self obsessed, parasitic, amoral dickwad. The sex scenes were quite erotic but it's a poor book and the the pay off at the end is too ambiguous to have any real emotional punch.


Squandered
Squandered
by David Craig
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good points but please don't quote the Dail Mail!, 15 Aug. 2008
This review is from: Squandered (Paperback)
As a long time NHS employee, first as a nurse then latterly as a manager, I've seen first hand how billions have been pumped into health, the ranks of bureaucrats have swelled enormously and efficiency and quality have nose dived. As far as the NHS goes, everything in this book is spot on and I suspect that if you picked teachers, soldiers and policemen at random they would agree that the same has happened in their field. The only issue I would raise however is in how the book is referenced. I'm not sure you can get away with quoting newspaper articles in a book which, while clearly aimed at the general public, is also very specific about facts and figures and is sold as a genuine critique of government mismanagement. The most frequently quoted source is that publication well known for its accuracy and balance, The Daily Mail. Sorry, this just isn't on! There may indeed be substance to the points raised in the newspaper articles referenced in the book but I'd be a lot happier if the original source were used. I'm as harsh a critic of the performance of this government as the next man but I'd take The Daily Mail's views with a huge pinch of salt and using them as a source significantly detracts from the credibility of the arguments I'm afraid. No one would seriously quote The Sun or Star to support their arguments and I'm afraid the Mail is in the same bracket for me.


Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris (Ology Series)
Egyptology: Search for the Tomb of Osiris (Ology Series)
by Emily Sands
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.58

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure trove, 24 Feb. 2008
My seven year old used her xmas vouchers to buy this book and wants to take it with her wherever she goes, she loves it. It's beautifully put together with accurate and detailed information but in an imaginitive and exciting way that I know I would have loved when I was a child. The detail and care with which this book has been created is a credit to everyone involved.


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