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Bankers Box System 80 mm Spine Foolscap Transfer Files, A4 Size - Grey, Pack of 10
Bankers Box System 80 mm Spine Foolscap Transfer Files, A4 Size - Grey, Pack of 10
Price: £17.50

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Half the pack of ten were defective, 30 Oct. 2016
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These are bought flat and the user needs to fold them into shape by pushing tabs through slots in the cardboard. Half of the ten box files were properly made - but half were missing an essential slot, which needed to be hand-cut with scissors leading to a sub-optimal result.


Beyond the Robot: The Life and Work of Colin Wilson
Beyond the Robot: The Life and Work of Colin Wilson
by Gary Lachman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £21.80

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for Wilsonians and a great guide for the curious beginner, 1 Oct. 2016
If you are keen on Colin Wilson you will have to read this book, because it is the only complete survey of his work, character and life. I have read (and re-read) a lot of Wilson's work over a span of nearly four decades, and much of the available biographical material (the early biography, both his autobiographies, and memoirs in books and magazines) but there is more detail and balance here. The descriptions and evaluations of his key works are very thorough - and I particularly liked Lachman's 'living', active engagement with the ideas. Beyond the Robot encouraged me to fill-in some of the 'gaps' in my reading - e.g. I had missed out Beyond the Outsider and Beyond the Occult, not having realised their importance; and am now remedying the defect. Probably the ideal reader of this book would be someone who has already read a handful of Wilson's vast output, likes it and is curious to know more, but doesn't know where to turn next.


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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a proper book, 1 Oct. 2016
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This is not a proper book - it seems to have been crudely reprinted and bound, leaving out details of publication, some of the preface, and without basic formatting (the chapter heading at the foot of a page for example. Worst - the book was bound with inadequate inner margins making it very difficult to read the words nearest the spine. On the positive side, they refunded my money instantly and without me having to return the product.


Reflex Gents Analogue Black Dial Green Canvas Buckle Strap Smart Watch REF0001
Reflex Gents Analogue Black Dial Green Canvas Buckle Strap Smart Watch REF0001
Offered by TIMELINE GLOBAL LIMITED
Price: £6.89

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely good value for money - very clear and easy to ..., 7 Sept. 2016
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Extremely good value for money - very clear and easy to read, looks good overall and keeps time accurately. The strap is rather poor quality nylon, with a ragged edge, and picks up fluff from pullovers; the tick is loud but quite pleasant.


Mens 3 Pair Pringle Dunvegan Comfort Cuff Plain Cotton Socks Blues 7-11
Mens 3 Pair Pringle Dunvegan Comfort Cuff Plain Cotton Socks Blues 7-11

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good socks - much better than normal socks, 7 Sept. 2016
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These are very good socks - I ended by buying 12 pairs (four packs) after trying them out. Normal socks cut into my ankles and leave a ridge - which can't be good for circulation: but these socks don't. The cloth is also soft and pleasant feeling, and they don't seem to shrink much - my impression is that they start out about size 10 but go down to 9 after 40 degrees washing and natural drying (many other socks lose two or even more sizes).


Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8'' HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB (Blue) - Includes Special Offers
Fire HD 8 Tablet, 8'' HD Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB (Blue) - Includes Special Offers

3.0 out of 5 stars Good - but DESIGN FAULT in that screen gets bright patches, problems with battery life and memory, 18 July 2016
Generally this is fine, and I use it every day - easily portable. The speakers are very good and usage as an ebook are good becuase the page size has 50% more text - meaning it is far better to read than the 6". But having upgraded from a Fire HD Six Inch model, I noticed a clear and disappointing decline in usable storage capacity and battery life. Most seriously, there is a DESIGN FAULT in the bright screen. I returned my first model because after just a few weeks, the screen started to develop more and more bright patches or blotches. I was sent a replacement, but the replacement has developed exactly the same problem.


In Pursuit of Music
In Pursuit of Music
by Denis Matthews
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A delight, and highly informative, 8 May 2016
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This review is from: In Pursuit of Music (Hardcover)
A really delightful account of a deeply musical and gifted, yet modest, pianist and scholar; active during the mid twentieth century - with many insights and much information about composers, pieces and performers.


Farah Mens 3 Pair Gift Boxed Gentle Grip Argyle Cotton Socks 6-11 Mens Navy
Farah Mens 3 Pair Gift Boxed Gentle Grip Argyle Cotton Socks 6-11 Mens Navy

3.0 out of 5 stars Too small for size 9 feet, 18 April 2016
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I take a size 9 and these socks are too small. The socks themselves seem fine, although the ankles are tighter than I had expected.


Ravens, 1998 (woodcut) by Nat Morley - Mouse Mat Art247 Highest Quality Natural Rubber Mouse Mats - Mouse Mat
Ravens, 1998 (woodcut) by Nat Morley - Mouse Mat Art247 Highest Quality Natural Rubber Mouse Mats - Mouse Mat
Offered by Art247
Price: £6.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Offset picture, angled margin, 12 Oct. 2015
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This was basically fine, but the picture is off-centred and angled - so that there is an uneven margin on the left side going from about 8mm wide at the bottom to zero mm at the top.


Orthodox Russian Cross Pendant Religious Gift St Olga - Olive Wood Holy Land
Orthodox Russian Cross Pendant Religious Gift St Olga - Olive Wood Holy Land

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly made, 4 Sept. 2015
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Poorly made - crudely shaped with sharp corners that needed smoothing. The neck cord was just a piece of embroidery silk, and was too short to go over the head. The ring to hold the cross onto the cord was just bent wire.


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