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Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the secrets of the fastest people on earth
Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the secrets of the fastest people on earth
by Adharanand Finn
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 13 Nov. 2012
I found this book really interesting and raced through it in a day, even though I am not a runner. The best part was getting to know many of the Kenyan runners, including some of the world class ones. Now, when a marathon or similar event is next on the TV it will be possible to put a background story to people who were previously just anonymous Kenyans. The author gives a really good description of the lives led by these hundreds of dedicated runners.


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great shoes, big sizes., 16 July 2012
These are lovely shoes. Comfortable and good looking. However, the sizes are massive. To get a pair that fits you have to order a full size smaller than you usually wear.


Perfect Sight the Natural Way: How to Improve and Strengthen Your Child's Eyesight
Perfect Sight the Natural Way: How to Improve and Strengthen Your Child's Eyesight
by Janet Goodrich
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Visionary book, 23 April 2012
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The author approaches vision improvement from several different angles. There are quite a few specific eye exercises, all which are easy for chldren to carry out. Among other things she recommends massaging certain reflex/acupuncture points to improve vision. There are strategies for balancing left and right brain function. She also takes a more holistic approach, covering deeper issues such as emotional healing. At least some of the techniques and approaches are likely to be useful in any given situation.

The acid test of course is, do they help to improve vision? My child was measured last month at -3 D, and today, after a few weeks of natural vision training, was re-measured at -2 D. I am immensely encouraged by this and we will definitely be continuing.
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Hitting Back: The Autobiography
Hitting Back: The Autobiography
by Andy Murray
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read, 31 Aug. 2011
Overall, I enjoyed this book, which covers Andy's tennis career up to 2008 - and is mainly focussed on the years 2005-08, from his Wimbledon breakthrough when he was 18. It gives a good insight into the life of a tennis player, and there are contributions from the likes of Tim Henman, Mark Petchey and his mother, which help to round out the story.
The only negative point is that there is little evidence of editing and at points, particularly towards the end, the writing has an almost random stream of consciousness feel.
However, a good read and well worth buying.


Make Your Own Bar/Bat Mitzvah: A Personal Approach to Creating a Meaningful Rite of Passage (Jossey-Bass Make Your Own...)
Make Your Own Bar/Bat Mitzvah: A Personal Approach to Creating a Meaningful Rite of Passage (Jossey-Bass Make Your Own...)
by Rabbi Goldie Milgram
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thorough, 7 April 2011
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Helpful in planning the bar/bat mitzvah that's right for your child. It should probably be bought well in advance of the event, at least a year or two, as some of the suggestions take a lot of thought and planning. Much of the book features super-high-achieving kids who show unusual maturity and creativity for 12 year olds. Therefore some of the ideas and expectations might be daunting for others. However, there is probably something for everyone here - even those wanting something a bit more mainstream, but meaningful.


Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus: General and Historical Objections: v. 1
Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus: General and Historical Objections: v. 1
by Michael L. Brown
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One-sided argument, 7 April 2011
This book may be ideal for a narrow target audience - i.e. those already involved in messianic judaism, or evangelising among Jews. It gives the appearance of making some really good arguments. However, it doesn't actually answer Jewish objections to Jesus: the "objections" have been carefully formulated by the author. And he clearly wouldn't include any to which he has no answer. If any reader is interested in reading about the genuine Jewish objections to Jesus, there are several such books available. One is Twenty six reasons why Jews don't believe in Jesus by Asher Norman. Twenty-Six Reasons Why Jews Don't Believe in Jesus


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4.0 out of 5 stars Good racket, 30 Mar. 2011
This is a good all-round racket for intermediate+ or improving players. Slightly more geared towards control than power.
It is Mid plus (98 square inches). Fairly lightweight: 271 grams. 3 points heady heavy. String pattern 16 x 20.
Power level: medium (I'd say around 5 or 6: comparable to the Babolat Pure Drive).
I use it regularly. It feels very comfortable and hits the ball cleanly. Has a slightly dampened feel compared with some rackets. Very low vibration. Overall I'd recommend it.


The Second Half of Your Life
The Second Half of Your Life
by Jill Shaw Ruddock
Edition: Paperback

225 of 244 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So many rave reviews?, 13 Feb. 2011
This is a rather basic book. It's difficult to comprehend the flood of rave reviews about its life-changing nature. And all written within a couple of days?
Curious about this, I clicked on the "see all my reviews" button for the first couple of dozen of the reviewers. Every one of them had only this review to their name.
How likely is it that 47 people who have never reviewed a book on Amazon before will rush to the computer on the same couple of days to write a gushing five-star review for this book? Bear this in mind before rushing to buy.
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The Khazar Empire and Its Heritage
The Khazar Empire and Its Heritage
by A KOESTLER
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.67

11 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wild hypothesis, 29 Oct. 2010
In the light of the other reviews, it's important to mention that this book advances a controversial and implausible theory which is at odds with all other serious research on Jewish history. The Khazars are a very interesting historical phenomenon and the book is of interest where it covers this history. However, there is no mystery whatsoever as to how Ashkenazi Jews came to be in Eastern Europe: they migrated from German speaking lands, and spoke Yiddish, a German variant. These migration patterns are thoroughly documented. After suffering oppression in central Europe, they were initially welcomed in large numbers into Poland by Boleslav the Pious in the thirteenth century and again, in even greater numbers, by his successor Casimir the Great. From there, they spread north to Lithuania and south into the Ukraine. There's no mystery. There are some very small groups of Jews remaining in the area of the Caucuses who may well be descended from the Khazars, ie Daghestani (or "Mountain") Jews, and Georgian Jews.
The hypothesis advanced in this book cannot be substantiated, and the theories of racial descent are disturbing, but it tells an interesting story.
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ABC (Letterland) (Letterland Picture Books)
ABC (Letterland) (Letterland Picture Books)
by Lyn Wendon
Edition: Paperback

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bright and imaginative, 7 Nov. 2005
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A clearly ilustrated and brightly coloured book with plenty to grasp a toddler's attention and encourage letter recognition . Some of the letter characters have been changed, however, which means this book isn't 100% compatible with the earlier Letterland books and videos.


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