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After They Killed Our Father: A Refugee from the Killing Fields Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind
After They Killed Our Father: A Refugee from the Killing Fields Reunites with the Sister She Left Behind
Price: £4.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, personal insight into the lives of refugees, 8 Mar. 2016
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This is an excellent follow up to "First They Killed my Father", and you need to have read that one to fully appreciate and understand "After they killed our father".

This book is a very personal account of a family divided by the Khamer Rouge, and I found it very timely as it will give you an insight into why refugees (unwillingly) leave their country and how they can adapt and contribute to their adopted lands, while at the same time dealing with a traumatic past and forced separation from their family.

Despite the severe topic, Loung Ung inserts plenty of humour and makes it very readable.


The Smart Sceptic's Guide to Social Media in Organisations
The Smart Sceptic's Guide to Social Media in Organisations
Price: £3.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise, practical, easy to read and with good examples, 14 Feb. 2016
Social media for personal use is easy: create an account, find some contacts, start sharing.
For an organisation, it is far more complicated: what should the company be saying/sharing? How will people react to what the company say? Would people even care? Will your online presence strengthen or weaken your brand? Will it lead to new business or scare business away?

In this concise and "to the point" book, Yekemi convincingly argues that the organisations that best manage social media are those that allow their employee base to participate and drive them to do so. And she goes on to explain how to achieve this in a simple way that is not necessarily a step by step by step recipe, but more of a collection of recommendations organised in sequence. All this is mingled with relevant case studies and examples.

Whether you are starting a small business or you are an employee/manager of a Fortune 500 company, this book will give you many "I wish I had thought of that" moments and will help you with your social media strategy and implementation.

Finally, the tittle choice is very accurate. Many people are probably sceptical (or afraid) of social media. I'd recommend you pick this short book and give it a go. It will be worth it.


Anker Classic Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Powerful Sound with 20 Hour Battery Life and Built-in Microphone, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Nexus, HTC, Nokia, Laptops, PC and More - Blue
Anker Classic Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Powerful Sound with 20 Hour Battery Life and Built-in Microphone, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Nexus, HTC, Nokia, Laptops, PC and More - Blue
Offered by AnkerDirect
Price: £29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars good sound, well built, great price, 7 Sept. 2015
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No tiny but not big. Good sound, incredible for the price actually and great battery life. All this in a very well built speaker and with great service from Anker.

Speaker phone function could be a bit better, but is not bad.


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

4.0 out of 5 stars Great performance from small speaker, 15 Jan. 2015
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Great performance for a small and cheap speaker. It fills the room a lot more than your mobile would and is very small and portable.

Don't expect to throw a party on this, but great when travelling


Vintage Traditional Antique Brassed Touch Table Lamp With Cream Shade
Vintage Traditional Antique Brassed Touch Table Lamp With Cream Shade
Offered by The Light Factory
Price: £19.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for its price, but a couple of annoyances, 19 Nov. 2014
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The lamp looks good for its price. It arrived swiftly, though the screen was delivered with minor damages.

My issue with it is that the "low setting" is way to bright. I don't know if it is because I am using an LED bulb, I suspect not because there is almost no difference between the medium and high settings.

Also, it makes a buzzing noise that may or may not be annoying to you. I can live with it, but it is the price of a cheap lamp.
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micros2u Clip 'n' Talk Drive Handsfree Bluetooth Car Speakerphone Sun Visor Kit. Supports Echo & Noise Cancellation, and Multipoint supports 2 phone at one time. Compatible with iPhone, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Blackberry, Motorola or any other Bluetooth enabled mobile
micros2u Clip 'n' Talk Drive Handsfree Bluetooth Car Speakerphone Sun Visor Kit. Supports Echo & Noise Cancellation, and Multipoint supports 2 phone at one time. Compatible with iPhone, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, Samsung, HTC, Nokia, Blackberry, Motorola or any other Bluetooth enabled mobile

4.0 out of 5 stars Good volume. Grabs signal strongly. Only occasional eco, 19 Feb. 2014
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Though it can be difficult to hear if you are doing 70 in a motorway and you have a noisy car....


Deepwater Petroleum Exploration & Production: A Nontechnical Guide
Deepwater Petroleum Exploration & Production: A Nontechnical Guide
by William L. Leffler
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £78.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Good non-technical guide, 19 Feb. 2014
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Goes into some depth without going too deep, into the world of offshore and subsea. It gives you an idea of all that needs to happen to exploit an offshore play. Writers are very knowledgeable.

If you are in the industry, I recommend it.


Beets BLU Heart Rate Monitor Bluetooth chest strap for iPhone and Android
Beets BLU Heart Rate Monitor Bluetooth chest strap for iPhone and Android
Offered by Beets BLU Electronics OU
Price: £29.95

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works with Sony Xperia SP with Android 4.3, 19 Feb. 2014
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The strap is easily adjustable, the sensors grip well and it feels of good quality.

It works with Sony Xperia SP only after you have upgraded to jelly bean (Android 4.3). When I say it works, I should clarify I have tried it with micoach, BLE, Mapmyfitness (it didn't work with Edomondo when I tried, though apparently they have announced upcoming android compatibility (Thanks Alina)).

Signal was good and it only lost contact for a few seconds during a very varied circuit training workout.
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Sony Xperia SP Solid Black Hybrid Rubberised Back Cover / Case / Shell / Shield + 6-in-1 Screen Protector Pack
Sony Xperia SP Solid Black Hybrid Rubberised Back Cover / Case / Shell / Shield + 6-in-1 Screen Protector Pack

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good case, 6 screen shields, what else do you need?, 4 July 2013
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Case is solid and in built in the same style as the phone, hence does not take much away from the looks. It feels like is protecting the phone well and it doesnt add much volume.

the screen shields are easy to add (but you need to know how to do it and be patient) and they give you 6 of them because we all know they wear out. Each comes with an individual micro-filter cleaner, which is pretty neat.


Sony Xperia SP SIM-free Android Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)
Sony Xperia SP SIM-free Android Smartphone - Black (discontinued by manufacturer)
Offered by RETRONS

9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great phone at an incredible value, 4 July 2013
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This phone is great. Period. And at below 300 pounds is incredible value.

The processor is fast (though I do not play games in my phone, so I cant judge how good it is for games), the screen is beautifully defined and the colors are well balanced, it has a couple of truly useful day to day features (Stamina mode, mini-floating apps), it is solidly built and it is elegant. The notification bar is an beautiful addition (I thought it would be tacky, it isn't), the battery life is decent for such a large screen (specially when using stamina mode).

To me this phone competes with the S3 and, it beats is based on looks, build, screen and price. Dont compare this with the S4, it is almost half the price.

Not everything is great. Call volume could be louder, and the screen can be a bit too reflective outdoors. But the real let down, which is why I can't give it 5 stars, is the camera. I don't understand it, as Xperias have had great cameras for a long time. It has all the right specs (8Megapixels, which I think is enough, a good sensor, and a decent zoom), but somehow it does not work in low light conditions on when zooming (lot of noise and takes time to focus). I can only hope is a software issue that will be fixed, it is really weird because the video camera works great. That being said, under light and normal conditions, the camera is ok.

For the average user (a few apps and calling), I highly recommend this phone, don't waste your money in power you don't need.
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