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5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Master but worth persevering., 2 Nov. 2015
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My daughter loves it! Takes a while to master, but even I can do it! These things are going to be very popular!


HP Officejet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One Printer, Printer With Start Up Toner
HP Officejet Pro 6830 e-All-in-One Printer, Printer With Start Up Toner

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars GREAT, once you get it installed!, 2 Nov. 2015
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Having used HP before, and found the install to be pretty simple, this was a very stressful install.

Trying to get something from the HP website was like pulling teeth, and eventually called an office number noted "Not for Tech Support" to be put through to someone in Tech Support. Only then, did I get resolution. Great support once through, and it is now installed, and am very pleased.

It has some functionality that makes it very useful!


Picking Up the Brass
Picking Up the Brass
by Eddy Nugent
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Skive to Survive!!!, 18 Nov. 2008
This review is from: Picking Up the Brass (Paperback)
Pick up this book, read and enjoy. It goes no way to de-mystify that incredible beast the "squaddie", but it does give a great insight into his psyche.

Forget the whistle-blowers like McNabb and Ryan, that weaken the British Forces with their spouting of spec ops MO's, this book talks of the life and true motivations of the individuals that make up a supreme fighting force!

Eddy Nugent morphs inpercpetibly from clueless civvy to soldier, tradesman and non-commissioned officer in an hilarious, entertaining and realistic telling of Army life. The stories seem far fetched, but for those of us that have been prepared to pick up a gun and lay waste to paper and cardboard targets, they will strike a chord.

The authors of this book have delivered a composite individual as real as any soldier I have had the honour to serve with, and further, less troublesome than many!!

Great book for those that have served, for those that are thinking of serving, and for those that look back and wish they had!!

Enjoy this literary feast!


The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari
The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari
by Robin Sharma
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.99

24 of 29 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A Bad MIx of Some Great Works, 25 Mar. 2008
As one other reviewer, I bought this book because I liked the title. But that is where the similarity of our reviews ends.

The book is strange in the way the story develops, and the aide memoires used by Sharma are bizarre in the extreme. While I recognise the sense in providing some life lessons in stroy format, it does not gel well, and has a lot of mixed messages in the delivery (e.g. Julian Mantle (the monk) advocates the seeking of a simple life free from materialism, but then says that the techniques can be used to acumulate wealth, and material possessions.)

It is a poor blend of Napoleon Hills "Think and Grow Rich" - a more preferrable read - and some Eastern Mysticism. I think a lot of the impact is lost in the unfeasibility of the monks in the himalayan hills (not to mention the ease with which Julian apparently finds them!). It is like a blend of red wine and a single malt. Work well on their own, but have little business being put together!

It is my habit to complete a book, but this has been turgid going, and frankly of little or no value.
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Muggers,Mobsters and Me
Muggers,Mobsters and Me
by Stephen D. Smith
Edition: Paperback

13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh! Come All Ye Ungrateful!!, 31 Dec. 2003
Stephen Smith has taken the world of the solicitor and opened it up in a way that makes it more amenable to those less learned. It is a perspective not usually considered, currently, as there seems to be more of a thirst for "cops and robber" stories glorifying either side, and distinguishing features becoming more vague; bad cop, caring villain!! The common theme in these tales is the people portrayed as being stuffy and unapproachable is the Solicitors and Barristers.
In Muggers, Mobsters and Me, Mr Smith peels back the layers of misrepresentation to show a human, seeking truth and justice while recognising his limitations and constanly battling the objections and objectionable to do the best in his vocation. Neither stuffy, nor pompous(unless goaded!), Mr Smith uses a very conversational style to his writing, and the reader feels very much as if the stories have been told by the bar at the Cross Keys with his friends "Pagey, Wilf et al".
The book has been made the more readable coming from Rotherham, but I do not doubt that it would be as enjoyable reading, no matter from wherever you hail.
For those looking to enter the legal profession, I would imagine too, that this will give you a more rounded education, not offered by text books or mainstream lecturers.
In summary, an easy, amusing and enlightening read. Pick it up, and you will not put it down until the final page.


Italian With Michel Thomas Complete Course CD
Italian With Michel Thomas Complete Course CD
by Michel Thomas
Edition: Audio CD

49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy learning from a clear master of languages, 22 Feb. 2002
Michel Thomas has a very simple appoach to teaching a language; by osmosis! It is almost the same way that we all learn our mother tongue, by hearing one word at a time, constructing our own sentences and phrases, and then being corrected in a gentle fashion when we err.
The course builds up using only the present tense, and as Michel Thomas says, he prefers to avoid the grammatical terms that are so common in language teaching in the modern school curriculum. The course gets you off to a good start with the basics over the first four CD's, and then builds with all the other tenses in an easy to understand format, but nevertheless stretching methodology, over the final four CD's.
If some one were to have told me that I would be able to say in Italian, such sentences as "Could you please tell me what I have made the reservation for?" and "Would you please ask her to call me" I would not have believed them. More to the point, I would feel more confident about understanding the response. The technique that Michel Thomas teaches is "the net ball!".
The basis of communication is to get the ball over the net i.e. to be understood. If you get a net ball, then think of another way in which you can say the same thing. Tis is the essence of confidence, and gives us monolinguistic brits, more of a fighting chance to overcome our ingraned inhibitions and start spekaing with our European neighbours!!


LITTLE GREEN MEN
LITTLE GREEN MEN
by Christopher Buckley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Out of this World!, 29 Aug. 2001
This review is from: LITTLE GREEN MEN (Paperback)
Little Green Men is all about the clandestine organisation that is responsible for the hoaxing of all UFO events, from sitings, through abductions, to "probing" and "harvesting".
When a memebr of the organisation does not get the move he desires, he decides to take matters into his own hands and orders the "abduction" of one of Washington's top media personalities. This sets off a chain of events that are amusing to the last.
The book opens up the worlds of UFO's, Washington Society and Political Arenas to inspection and ridicule. The characters are not stereotypical, and have a real depth delivered by Buckley's careful portrayal of the human psyche. It is easy to step into any of the shoes of the main players and feel for them.
All in all a very good read that will have you tittering away to yourself. As the cover suggests, it is for believers and non-believers alike and despite the comical thread is thought provoking. A strong recommendation from me!!


LITTLE GREEN MEN
LITTLE GREEN MEN
by Christopher Buckley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Out of this World!, 29 Aug. 2001
This review is from: LITTLE GREEN MEN (Paperback)
Little Green Men is all about the clandestine organisation that is responsible for the hoaxing of all UFO events, from sitings, through abductions, to "probing" and "harvesting".
Whent a memebr of the organisation does not get the move he desires, he decides to take matters into his own hands and orders the "abduction" of one of Washington's top media personalities. This sets of a chain of events that are amusing to the last.
The book opens up the worlds of UFO's, Washington Society and Political Arenas to inspection and ridicule. The characters are not stereotypical, and have a real depth delivered by Buckley's careful portrayal of the human psyche. It is easy to step into any of the shoes of the main players and feel for them.
All in all a very good read that will have you tittering away to yourself. As the covers suggests, it is for believers and non-believers alike and despite the comical thread is thought provoking. A strong recommendation from me!!


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