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The Keillor Reader
The Keillor Reader
by Garrison Keillor
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.78

5.0 out of 5 stars NO ONE LIKE HIM, 29 Mar. 2015
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OK I am a big fan of the great man so I expected to like his latest and I sure did.. I met him at a dinner/reading/book signing in Glasgow in March 2004. He was the epitome of charm,l humour and honest fun as he related stories, dealt with audience questions and entertained us with that wonderful Prarie Home Companion delivery.
This book encapsulates that Garrison Keillor talent. It is a rich collection mostly of previous work with introductory comments about each "story" giving an insight as to where his life was when he first wrote them. We follow his life and work from a young hopeful contributer to The New Yorker to his eminence as a phenomenal radio broadcaster commanding a Saturday night audience in the States to rival the best TV shows. The Reader is packed with homespun wisdom and humour on the laughter scale from chuckle to laugh out loud , slap your knees and double over explosions of mirth. It is also the nearest he has come to an autobiography as now n his 70s he looks back over a fascinating life.
For fans of his radio shows , singing , movies and writing this will be a must. For anyone new to Garrison Keillor there is no better introduction and I garantee that you will become hooked on his Lake Wobegon books , broadcasts and other fine writing.
In these worrying times escape for a while to a nicer world that is the world of Mr. Keillor.


3Pcs Golf Woods Driver Head Covers Set No. 1 3 5 (Gray)
3Pcs Golf Woods Driver Head Covers Set No. 1 3 5 (Gray)
Offered by Highly One
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD VALUE, 23 Mar. 2015
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Not at the very top of the quality range, but the excellent price reflects this. Having said that they are perfectly adequate giving good protection to the club heads while playing or travelling. They look good with attachable numbers giving flexibility . A little tight on my big headed driver otherwise a fine set .


Philips Halogen Light Bulb, 50W, GU10 (Pack of 3)
Philips Halogen Light Bulb, 50W, GU10 (Pack of 3)
Offered by iCell Media
Price: £2.60

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD BUY, 21 Mar. 2015
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Good bright clear light from an established manufacturer . Much better price, even allowing for postage, than major DIY stores.
There is really nothing more to be said. A good buy.


007 Quantum by James Bond Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml
007 Quantum by James Bond Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml
Offered by FragrancesCosmeticsPerfumes
Price: £14.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Dangerously good, 19 Mar. 2015
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Help. I am 71 years old and since I started using 007 I have been plagued by hoards of beautiful , young goddesses battering at my door. Perhaps I should let them out!
Meanwhile back in the real world this is not the most expensive eau de toilette on the market, but it has a very pleasant aroma , not sweet and sickly and feels fresh and invigorating when applied and at my age I need all the help I can get. Although obviously aimed at a younger market, my wife and a few others have commented on how pleasant it is , so for me it does the job and has turned out to be very good value.
Now where did I put that key.


Breville 2-Slice Toaster the Perfect Fit for Warburtons
Breville 2-Slice Toaster the Perfect Fit for Warburtons
Price: £34.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT TOAST AT A GREAT PRICE, 18 Mar. 2015
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At last a toaster that works and works well.I have been plagued by a variety of toasters some expensive and some less so, but all less than perfect. Some far , far less than perfect. This one however looks well on the work top, has the usual variety of settings and makes really good toast with total accurate control of the level of brownness required. While advertised as suitable for "Warburton's " slices which must be pretty long as the grill is pretty deep, it also does the usual variety of bread slices, buns, tea cakes etc perfectly without difficulty in extracting the smallest toasted item.
It can defrost, reheat and do everything you would expect from a quality toaster from a reliable manufacturer.
Believe me having tried several toasters in recent years , THIS IS A GOOD BUY.


Mirror Lake
Mirror Lake
Price: £4.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Predictable, but worthwhile, 16 Mar. 2015
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Not as good as Mr. Green's The Headmaster's Wife perhaps due to a lack of any surprise or twist. Fairly predictable story of a bachelor farmer meeting and marrying the local school teacher, falling ill, needing help, wife falling for the help.You get the idea.
A parallel tale of directionless young man striking a friendship with the now old and reclusive farmer as the young man falls for the local barman's daughter. His first serious relationship.
While it is beautifully written, the reader can easily predict where it is leading, but none the less it is a worthwhile read.


Philips GC9236/02 PerfectCare Expert Steam Generator Iron with OptimalTemp - 320 g Steam Boost, 1.5 L, 2400 W, Purple/White
Philips GC9236/02 PerfectCare Expert Steam Generator Iron with OptimalTemp - 320 g Steam Boost, 1.5 L, 2400 W, Purple/White
Price: £179.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST, 13 Mar. 2015
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This is without a doubt the Rolls Royce of steam irons. My previous older model after much use died on me so I was glad to get my hands on this latest version.
There are many pluses well documented on the Amazon blurb, but for me the greatest advantage is that I can iron any material without adjusting any heat or material dial as no such dial exists nor is one necessary . This is a foolproof ironing concept saving much time and occasional damage. The light hand held iron glides effortlessly , the steam has two settings and is more than adequate, the tank holds enough water to last for very large loads and the safety lock makes carrying , stowing away safer and easier.
Two slightly negative comments: like all such systems it is bulky for storing and better if it can be left in situ between sessions and finally again like similar systems it takes a few minutes to " heat up" which is annoying if you want to quickly freshen up one or two items.
It is expensive, but if you can stretch to it,you won't regret it.


Longridge Grip Lock Cart Bag - Black/Silver
Longridge Grip Lock Cart Bag - Black/Silver

4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD VALUE, 13 Mar. 2015
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This is a fine, attractive bag at a very competative price. Holds a full set of clubs in indevidual compartments with ( and this for me is a big plus ) a separate external tube for the putter. I have a thick grip on my putter so in the absence of this compartment it has been frustrating getting it out and in my previous bag. The drinks and ball/teas pockets are rather small, but there are plenty of other pockets to hold rain jackets, sweaters bits and pieces etc.
Fairly light for travelling although I had hoped that given the material It would be even lighter. It comes with a lined hood of the same material as the bag giving good protection to the club heads, unlike the thin nylon hoods with many more expensive bags.
Can't speak for durability at this early stage, but it certainly seems to be robust and should do the job for years to come.
Over all , bearing in mind the low price, it is pound for pound very good value.


Oral B Vitality Plus White and Clean Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush
Oral B Vitality Plus White and Clean Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush
Price: £29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT VALUE, 12 Mar. 2015
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Oral B have been making electric tooth brushes for a long, long time and deliver first class products.
About a year ago I got their all singing and dancing, top of the range Trizone 600 which is excellent , but has more technology than I can use and is substantially dearer than this model. The expensive one has been commandeered by my Hi Tech literate family so I was glad to lay my hands on this simpler and much cheaper , but perfectly adequate item.
It does all that the Amazon blurb says : the charger and timer work , the brush heads are quality and best of all it does a thorough teeth cleaning job. The 2 pin attached plug seems to be an issue with some. An adapter costs about £1 ........problem solved.
Having used the much more expensive Trizone 600 for almost a year I am in a position to fairly compare and I am now perfectly happy to use this " economy " model which for me does a perfectly good job.
Pound for pound this is great value.


Suspects
Suspects
Price: £5.60

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TELLS IT AS IT IS, 6 Mar. 2015
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Very deep, very real, very interesting.Great insight to the day to day world of cops. Not glamorous ,
but I suspect nearer to the truth than most crime novels as broken marriages, alcoholism, depression and other social and mental problems are revealed amoung the force.
A brutal murder and mutilation of a beautiful young mother and her young daughter in there home. There are a few obvious suspects as pressure mounts to nail the perpetrator. This main story line is accompanied by several side issues which in all make for a good , gripping read.
Just a little slow from time to time hence 4 stars although 4.5 would be fairer.
Another great work from the master , Thomas Berger


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