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Jimmie Rodgers 21 Greatest Hits
Jimmie Rodgers 21 Greatest Hits
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Price: £7.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh Oh I'm falling in love again............with his great sound, 5 July 2015
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What a great voice , what great songs , what great value. One of the most distinctive voices of the pre Beatles era. This CD has all his big hits and a few others well worth listening to . I have to admit to hearing them first time around in the late 50s and this CD was a very pleasant trip back to my youth. For anyone not familiar with Jimmie Rodgers have a listen to a beautiful voice with perfect diction. . He was a big name back then and his sound is still pretty damn good.


World Gone By
World Gone By
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not his best, 2 July 2015
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This review is from: World Gone By (Kindle Edition)
Not a patch on The Given Day and Live By Night. This third in the Coughlan series is poor in comparison with the master's usual work. Instead of an epic crime novel reflecting the corruption and social injustices of the day it is a fairly run of the mill gangster yarn. If not for the relationship to the first two , I would have given up on it. Probably 3.5 stars would be a fairer rating.
This pains me as Mr. Lehane is one of the best and certainly my favourite contemporary writer of crime fiction.


Killing Time
Killing Time
Price: £6.71

3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best, 26 Jun. 2015
This review is from: Killing Time (Kindle Edition)
I am a big fan of Thomas Berger so it is with regret that I say that this was a great big disappointment. The story is fairly basic: deranged young man kills a mother , daughter and lodger . This does not give anything away as these facts become clear after a few pages.The rest of the book deals with his guilt or insane innocence. He is obsessed with the passage of time and how to control the inevitable, hence the title.
The problem is that there is far too much philosophising by all concerned much of which is unfounded nonsense.If the book was 100 pages shorter with less philosophical rambling it would be up to the master's usual high standard.
One last word: the ending when at last it comes is worth waiting for!
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LEGO 41104 Friends Pop Star Dressing Room
LEGO 41104 Friends Pop Star Dressing Room
Price: £24.97

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hours and hours of fun, 19 Jun. 2015
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My first, but certainly not my last purchase in the "friends" set. What a great marketing policy. Having received one of the "friends" set any kid will want to collect the lot.
A well presented set in a handsome box which makes it an impressive gift.
Many intricate bits and pieces giving an infinity of combinations. The detail ( dresses, hangers etc.) is impressive , colourful and just begs to be played with. This will give the imaginative child hours and hours of creative fun.. The building components break new ground with hinged parts etc. Well new to me .
The Amazon price is very competative and their delivery is as usual excellent.


Thursday's Child: A Frieda Klein Novel (4) (Frieda Klein Series)
Thursday's Child: A Frieda Klein Novel (4) (Frieda Klein Series)
Price: £3.66

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5.0 out of 5 stars They do it again, 18 Jun. 2015
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While a knowledge of the previous books in this series would help with understanding some references, it is still a fine stand alone piece of writing.
Our hero Frieda Klein , therapist is drawn into her past by the supposedly suicidal death of an old school friend's daughter's death. There are too many similarities to her own bad experience some 23 years before. She must trace the perpetrator before more vulnerable young girls become the victims of some sexually depraved apology for a man. She deduces that it must be one of her schooldays' group, but which one? The elimination of the innocent as she hones in on the guilty one makes for gripping reading.
The background is her home town when as a girl she never really fitted and the death of her unloving mother who never supported her when in need.
The lives behind closed doors of her mother and several acquaintances are gradually and at times surprisingly revealed
Up to the usual Nicci French highly intriguing standard. The bestof believable crime fiction.


Robert Crews
Robert Crews
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE CLEW IS IN THE TITLE, 8 Jun. 2015
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OK I am a big fan of Mr. Berger and have never been disappointed by his writing. From his historic epic Little Big Man to the shorter , but every bit as enjoyable The Feud and the many others he never fails to entertain on several levels. He has the canny knack of writing about different times, places and characters with a total , believable authority . The one thing in common to all his work is his understanding of people with all their virtues and frailties. i know of very few writers who get under the skin of their characters like Thomas Berger.
Robert Crews is a typical Berger character from a privileged background with several ex wives, no real employment history and an overwhelming love of the bottle. Thanks to the luck of the drunk he survives a plane crash to find himself alone in the forrest and lakes wilderness that now is his home. This becomes a story of survival as he learns to make fire, catch fish and small mammals, construct a shelter and become a modern Robinson Cruso. The flash backs to his previous life of self indulgence change the story's tempo and atmosphere before his return to his harsh new reality. All the while abstaining from the half gallon of vodka that survived with him as he plans to effect a return to civilisation by home made raft when things sinisterly change and not at first for the better.
There is irony, there is humour, there is suspence and drama. I could not put down this 208 paged novel until near the last page I learned the fate of Robert Crews'.
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Philips GC2086/30 EasySpeed Plus Cordless Steam Iron with Compact Smart Charging Base, 2400 Watt, Purple
Philips GC2086/30 EasySpeed Plus Cordless Steam Iron with Compact Smart Charging Base, 2400 Watt, Purple
Price: £69.50

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars NEARLY PERFECT, 4 Jun. 2015
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What a great idea thought I the iron man. And it is a very good idea, but unfortunately not perfect. It does pretty much all that my super, duper Phillips GC9236/02 steam iron system does , but not quite as well and given the many , although brief , "recharges" if anything it takes longer to clear a reasonable size load and the pauses can be a little frustrating.
There is the freedom of no flex/hose , but this has never been a problem for me with the above system anyway. It is also very compact compared with its big and much more expensive brother. Another point is that it is ready to use much quicker than the GC9236 so I will use it for single items and use the big one for the usual loads. If it could be further developed to extend the 20 seconds ironing time per charge to say 60 seconds then I would think it perfect.


All Time Greatest Hi
All Time Greatest Hi
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Price: £9.02

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WISH I COULD GIVE IT SIX, 29 May 2015
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Five stars are just not enough for this brilliant album from one of the best country/ cross over pop singer songwriters of the 60s.
Probably best known for his massive hit. King Of The Road , but also recognised for a variety of songs some sad....Husbands And Wives , some happy ....Walkin' In The Sunshine...and some downright crazy.....You Can't Roller Scate In A Buffalo Herd ( but you can be happy if you've a mind to). These four alone show the wide range of his compositions as well as his wide vocal delivery. No one bends a note , phrases a lyric or throws in an impossible rhythm like Roger Miller. In short while he can be melodic and swing with Engine Endine # 9 he is always exciting to listen to. His wordsmith ability is amazing . Who could write a grammatically incorrect line like "Kansas City Star That's what I are" and get away with it or the audacious ryme " roses are red violets are purple/sugar's sweet and so's maple surple" ? Both and many similar examples work beautifully within the context of his songs.
While mostly his own songs on this album he also interprets the work of other writers like Kris Kristofferson with one of the best versions I have ever heard of Me And Bobby McGee and Bobby Russel's Little Green Apples. All his hits are here and some. There are no make-weight numbers on this compilation. Each and every song is worth a listen. The term genius is often overused , but not when referring to the late Roger Miller. If you are already a fan then this is a first class collection. If he is new to you then there is no better introduction than All Time Greatest Hits.
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Electric Hedge Trimmer - 600w 62cm length with 20mm blade gap
Electric Hedge Trimmer - 600w 62cm length with 20mm blade gap
Offered by Garden Secrets
Price: £69.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT TOOL AT A GREAT PRICE, 25 May 2015
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My last hedge trimmer died of old age after years of loyal service so I was apprehensively hoping to replace it with one as good. I am happy to say that this Hecht 62 cms is as good if not better. Fractionally longer than my old one , lighter with a fast efficient cutting action it is a robust tool at a very keen price.
A small point it comes with about a meter of cable, presumably for some obscure safety requirement, so be sure to have a long enough extension cable to reach all areas you wish to work.


The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins
The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins
by Irvine Welsh
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Depends on what you like, 25 May 2015
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If you like reading about rough lesbian sex then this is for you
If you like reading about heterosexual sex then this is for you
If you are obsessive about your body shape and functions then this is for you
If you like the use of the F word as an adjective, noun, verb,adverb or simple as an expletive then this is for you
If you like long descriptions of the infrastructure of art school then this is for you
If you are interested in the world of Miami fitness clubs then this is for you
If you like to read about believable characters then give this one a miss
If you like a really good story line then buy something else
If you like a strong ending then give this one a miss


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