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Betron JRS40 Pop Up Portable Mini Travel II Capsule Rechargeable 40mm Speaker For Iphone, iPod, Ipad, Tablets and MP3 Players - Silver
Betron JRS40 Pop Up Portable Mini Travel II Capsule Rechargeable 40mm Speaker For Iphone, iPod, Ipad, Tablets and MP3 Players - Silver
Offered by Betron Limited ( VAT Registered)
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Success!, 26 Dec. 2015
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A little miracle really, great gift, transforms anywhere with a phone and a spotify account into a party! Excellent value, appears to work seamlessly.


The Fishermen
The Fishermen
by Chigozie John Obioma
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.48

3.0 out of 5 stars Good story development although some characters are sketchy, 14 Dec. 2015
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Well written with some insight into life in Nigeria and its culture and political travails. Good story development although some characters are sketchy. Good development of the transformation of the characters. But the focus on the family story is a bit limiting.


Longitude [DVD]
Longitude [DVD]
Dvd ~ Michael Gambon
Price: £4.50

4.0 out of 5 stars A must-see short series, 12 July 2015
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A must-see short series! Portraying two stories, the original story of longitude and the obsession of a man to restore Harrison's timepieces, this is a classic. The quality of the DVD is good. The performances are top notch and the production is good too. It is also a reminder of how entrenched interests can stifle progress. Highly recommended.


Made In Chelsea
Made In Chelsea
Price: £10.01

5.0 out of 5 stars Good sound and mix quality, 12 July 2015
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Is this soundtrack the only good thing about 'MiC'? Excellent pop and indie songs which good mix and volume. It is quite evocative of that part of town as we all picture it.


Shredded: Inside RBS, the Bank That Broke Britain
Shredded: Inside RBS, the Bank That Broke Britain
by Ian Fraser
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Detailed account of RBS's rise and fall, with some flaws, 12 July 2015
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There is a huge amount of detail in this book which allows the reader to delve deep into the world of the shenanigans at RBS and other banks which brought onto themselves and the rest of the world the plights of a protracted financial crisis (still playing out in Greece and China). However, there are some points to consider

- the author has a point of view about this issue so it does not feel like a particularly objective account
- there are repetitions and side points which are added in the middle of the narrative - better editing would have helped
- there is the need for more proofreading - at some point the 'of' is missing for pages on end, which is irritating

I would recommend this book for those interested in finding out about the detailed story of how RBS failed and how the government failed to rein in its unbridled culture of sharp practices.


The Lost World of the Kalahari
The Lost World of the Kalahari
by Laurens Van der Post
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Disappearance of a culture, 12 July 2015
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Written with poignancy and honesty by someone obsessed with his subject, this is the story of the extermination of the bushman as a people and culture. As a background it helps you understand some of the issues of South Africa today through the interactions between Afrikaner and various black communities. An excellent book.


The Queen's Diamonds
The Queen's Diamonds
by Hugh Roberts
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £39.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Diamonds!, 12 July 2015
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Everything about this book is perfect. The quality of photos is exquisite. The idea is well developed. The text is a pleasure to read. The jewellery from the stunning to the slightly strange. But the diamond as a thing of royalty and beauty shines through every page. A must have and a great gift.


Large Memories Memo Slip In Case Photo Album For Photos 104 5''x7'' - Xmas Gift
Large Memories Memo Slip In Case Photo Album For Photos 104 5''x7'' - Xmas Gift
Offered by Pick2Drop
Price: £7.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 6 Nov. 2014
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Does the job, nice cover, plastic covers slightly opaque but without detracting too much from picture colour.


Camille Claudel [1988] [DVD]
Camille Claudel [1988] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Isabelle Adjani
Price: £10.00

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It's a towering performance by Isabelle Adjani. Unfortunately, ..., 1 Aug. 2014
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It's a towering performance by Isabelle Adjani. Unfortunately, the film is let down by the copy of the DVD recording, which is of changeable quality throughout the film.


Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts
Berlioz: Grande Messe des Morts
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic recording and interpretation, 19 Jun. 2013
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The sound is a bit cavernous given that the mass was recorded live inside St. Paul's Cathedral. However, don't be put off by that as the interpretation is certainly very good and the singing inspired.


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