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Subtle Bodies
Subtle Bodies
Price: £6.02

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nebulous Reunion, 5 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Subtle Bodies (Kindle Edition)
A gathering of middle-aged university friends to celebrate the sudden death of their colleague and mentor, Douglas, does little to disguise the witticism and humorous dialogue that is lacking in the ensuing meeting at a remote house. Ned is a charity worker whose wife, Nina, has an obsession to become pregnant. The tensions between the previous friendships become frayed as their true feelings and recollections are brought into the present day. Douglas's wife and son begin to bark with their opinions on his friends. This is the spark that fires a breakdown in communication and a more realistic appreciation of past and present relationships that are somewhat predictably erudite and unfulfilling. The narrative carries the characters along but lacks depth in their development. Reasonable read with the caveats.


Original Biltong 250g Medium, No Fat
Original Biltong 250g Medium, No Fat
Offered by The Chichester Biltong Company
Price: £10.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grand Product, 5 Mar. 2015
This is a no fat Biltong. The flavour is genuine and moresome. The high protein and low carbohydrate content are a bonus but the ultimate test is the taste and satisfaction: no problem. Great nutritional benefit and value for money.


Cider, Gwynt y Draig Cider Selection, 8 Bottles of Artisan Welsh Cider, Cider Gift.
Cider, Gwynt y Draig Cider Selection, 8 Bottles of Artisan Welsh Cider, Cider Gift.
Offered by French Flavour Ltd
Price: £34.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of Welsh Bottled Ciders, 19 Dec. 2014
Cider is a taste that once acquired escalates from the chemical, commercial products on the pub circuit to the upmarket traditionally made apple produce. The Somerset, Devon, Cornish, Hereford and Worcester aficionados all have their claims. All are top rate especially the under the counter scrumpy ciders. These Welsh ciders have their merits and tastes. The selection of Gwynt y Draig Ciders are worthy of comparison. The eight bottle collection offered contain award winners. My favourites are the 'Black Dragon', smooth with a 6.5% alcohol content, the 'Orchard Gold' with a 4.9% content and the 'Cloudy Scrumpy' at 5.3%. This is a comprehensive selection of Welsh Ciders. These are all delightful. I am in no position at the moment to compare them with other varieties. Will recover. My only gripe is that they are available at much less cost locally, but as a collection, acquired from wherever, they are an excellent example of Welsh produced ciders and are worthy of trying and as a gift. All five star ciders but three for cost.


Legends of Cricket 4 DVD Gift Set
Legends of Cricket 4 DVD Gift Set
Offered by skyvo-direct
Price: £14.54

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous Cricket Memorabilia, 15 Dec. 2014
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This is over 7 hours of cricket highlights, more than enough to isolate yourself. The packages are 'The legends of India', containing archived cricket and interviews with Tendulkar and Gavaskar. Similarly, 'Pakistan' features Wasam Akram. The interviews are interesting. 'Australia' is always the highlight worth the price for McGrath and Bradman. The England section brings us into Flintoff, Gower and the ever present Botham. The legends of W,G Grace, Len Hutton, Walter Hammond and Len Hutton are included.

For a cricket enthusiast who maybe prefers the older games' ethics, this is a bargain. A wonderful acquisition at a bargain price. My wife bought it for me, presumably for peace. My only gripe is the absence of the West Indies' dominance of the late 70's and 80's that are not here. Available elsewhere, however, and probably should be X-rated.


Star 066-25 15 x 8 cm Flickering Battery Operated LED Lighting Real Wax Candle, Multi-Color
Star 066-25 15 x 8 cm Flickering Battery Operated LED Lighting Real Wax Candle, Multi-Color
Price: £7.80

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful addition to Christmas, 15 Dec. 2014
This is a solid real wax candle that produces a realistic effect without the worries of fire problems. The edging at the top adds to the authentic effect. It is battery operated with a simple on-off control switch. Safe and easily operated to add to the decorations. Not just for Christmas, but a delight for any occasion, The flickering flame is marvellous. Batteries not included. We have four of these. Cheaper versions may be available but these are reliable from a quality producer.


JVL Pair of stainless steel garden wedding lantern outdoor indoor table candle 33 x 10.8 x 10cm
JVL Pair of stainless steel garden wedding lantern outdoor indoor table candle 33 x 10.8 x 10cm

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dramatic Lighting, 15 Dec. 2014
These were bought from Amazon for my daughter's wedding. They are attractive with or without the candles inside. We also purchased the larger lamps. The smaller ones are still impressive. Fortunately, a dry day with the wedding lanterns produced outside but clearly visible, were a success and added to the memorable day. These are solid stainless steel lanterns, easily maintained and robust with doors providing easy access for the candles. No problems and plenty of admire. Ideal for the Christmas season but we now have them indoors with a special effect that provides a comforting feeling. The candles we have could easily be substituted for scented versions or whatever. The look pretty good even when not alight.


Thorntons Standard Chocolate Advent 83g
Thorntons Standard Chocolate Advent 83g

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Personalised and Attractive, 14 Dec. 2014
My three daughters bought this for my wife. It clearly says 'Mum' on the advent card. My granddaughters clearly ignore this. We are almost nearing Christmas as I write this as dates are irrelevant. Hence, another two have been purchased. Delightful to look at and clearly the contents are just as enjoyable. With a bit of mix and match I think we can get to Father Christmas, as long as he doesn't come too early.


London Snap (Snap Card Games)
London Snap (Snap Card Games)
by Jim Field
Edition: Cards
Price: £4.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Game, 14 Dec. 2014
These cards were bought as a Christmas fun game. It was intended for my granddaughters aged 5 and 10. Snap may be the game but snappy was the way they overcame their older relatives. Big cards with a London educational factor that became a lesser attraction as the nit and grit of winning cut in. Great fun and a source of conflict, especially if the cards are presented upside down. Snap is then a synch. Tell that to my offspring. Competitive and fun.


Street Life - 20 Great Hits
Street Life - 20 Great Hits
Price: £4.05

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music, 14 Dec. 2014
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Bryan Ferry and Roxy Music introduce this package with 'Virginia Plain', a startlingly effective staccato intro featuring Andy Mackay's distinctive saxophone. Remembering the impact it had and its dramatic freshness, 1970 was suddenly hit by this distinctive band and their history began to grow into legendary status. The ' 20 Great Hits' are truly so and need no introduction. Everyone has their favourites. Put 'Love is the Drug' on audio and still watch the response. The charismatic singer is famed for his covers. Often a brave adventure. His take on Lennon's 'Jealous Guy' was bold and dangerous. The emotion of the original is taken head on by Bryan Ferry. The tribute is wonderful. These numbers are a present for my wife. We saw Roxy music with Andy Mackay and lead guitarist Paul Manzanara; a memorable show a few years ago on my wife's birthday. These are truly 'Great' and will be appreciated for many years including family.
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Guinness World Records 2015
Guinness World Records 2015
by Guinness World Records
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive Reading, 12 Dec. 2014
This is full of facts that continue to amaze readers. Year after year, people manage to extend and push the limits of human endurance. Some of these tasks are bizarre and unbelievable. That is the attraction of the book. Why do they do it and how can they? The answer is that they have and we continue to buy the book because it is fascinating.


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