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The Best of Everything (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Best of Everything (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Rona Jaffe
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 29 Jun. 2011
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Its an interesting read, charecters are well contructed, some how difficult to follow due to the era and the understanding of it. But apart from that its a good book and well writen.


You Against Me
You Against Me
by Jenny Downham
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 29 Jun. 2011
This review is from: You Against Me (Hardcover)
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Well writen, exciting and an interesting read. The plot sets for something great as the charecters are well contructed, and the plot constantly develops. A great read.


The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate The World
The Net Delusion: How Not to Liberate The World
by Evgeny Morozov
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, 29 Jun. 2011
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An interesting read, not to be taken seriously it is kind of like someones opinion put into words in which any sense should be taken lightly. Reading through it is quite well written, a controversial topic and something to keep your attention.


Samsung MB-SPAGEU 16GB SDHC PLUS Class 6 High Speed Memory Card
Samsung MB-SPAGEU 16GB SDHC PLUS Class 6 High Speed Memory Card

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 29 Jun. 2011
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Great little storage device. Robust and solidly built and comes witha rubber carry case. Class 6 so it is faster at writing data than usual cards, which is great. 5 stars.


Hoover Dust Manager Evo GreenRay DME7133 Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Airvolution No Loss of Suction - 1300 Watt
Hoover Dust Manager Evo GreenRay DME7133 Bagless Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Airvolution No Loss of Suction - 1300 Watt

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, 29 Jun. 2011
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A good vacuum cleaner, goes the job and is quite versitile as it can be used for different applications, comes with a varity of tools and a motorized brush which is useful, although it is quite loud and for the price is really could be a alot than it is considering the basic nature of the unit. A good overall cleaner.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, 29 Jun. 2011
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A good value tv bracket, simple and easy to install with the right tools, it makes it simple to change the look of any living space.


Remington S2880 Straightini Unisex Mini Hair Straightener, Black
Remington S2880 Straightini Unisex Mini Hair Straightener, Black
Offered by Universal Exports 2015
Price: £12.78

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great pair of straighteners, 12 Jan. 2011
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Best suited for short hair and styling, these straighteners are super convenient, tiny and offer great results.
First impressions were the light, simplistic design and the Teflon coated plates. Ideal for using abroad, the included travel pouch is also a nice touch. Excellent product.


Gaggia Espresso Pure 74840 Coffee Maker - Black
Gaggia Espresso Pure 74840 Coffee Maker - Black

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It does look good....., 12 Jan. 2011
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The design is definitely a pro to this coffee machine, it does give it a unique look and if you are out to impress fellow enthusiasts, it is certain that it will make an impression. As for the coffee it really is much different than a good old fashioned maker, water being forced through the coffee for a better cuppa, yep I think those are called Bialetti and the cost of the Gaggia in comparison is atmospheric.
As for the Gaggia, the design is top notch, a nice red metallic finish accompanied by chrome accents really give it a professional impression, the controls with the single steam control and water viewing guage are nice touches. The use and control of making a cup with this maker really isnt difficult but it isnt smooth sailing either, it can be messy and if the steam isnt regulated just right the coffee can go pretty much everywhere, i can admit there was a mess trying this for the first few times. Which really brings me to the point of the instructions, they arnt the simplest and they can really be laborious and confusing as the instructions are blunt and to the point with no explaination for optimum results, which for a novice or a general user is disappointing.
Summery, for good Italian coffee, the Gaggia is a good item to have if you are an enthusiast and if design matters more over practicality and use, but there are cheaper alternatives that do just the same or better, the design is nice but not worth the price which for this maker seems its main selling point.
3 stars.
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Philips O'Neill SHO9552/10  Specked In-Ear Headphones
Philips O'Neill SHO9552/10 Specked In-Ear Headphones

3.0 out of 5 stars Average pair of earphones, 12 Jan. 2011
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If artistic design came before sound then these earphones would definitely be a win, the build quality on these earphones is very good, the design is unique which really makes them stand out. The Anti-tangle design, appears to actually work although it seems more of a gimmick than something serious as the cord does sometimes tangle. When listening to music, these earphones really don't compare to some of the competitors, the bass appears to be missing or at least dulled when using these and the quality of the sound doesn't exactly impress. The ear buds are quite fiddly and if you are lucky they might actually stay in your ears. Overall, and average pair earphones.


Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century
Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century
by Sam Kashner
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read...., 9 Nov. 2010
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A decent account on one of the most well known couples in Hollywood's golden age, it really gives you an interesting insight of the pair and the lives they lead in probably the most busiest of their career's.
The narrative is interesting, it accounts the lives of both the two individually and gradually forming both lives in a twist of fate and difference.
Overall a great book, but not to be taken seriously or for reference, its a good account of the couples lifestyle and really does build a sort of fairytale between the two in sake of storytelling, but im sure that it is in no way intended to be completely factual.


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