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Nike Skateboarding Spring 13 Piedmont Backpack Black/Anthracite/Green
Nike Skateboarding Spring 13 Piedmont Backpack Black/Anthracite/Green

3.0 out of 5 stars Fine, 31 Oct. 2013
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What can you say about a backpack? It's well made, is a useful size, what matters is whether you like the acidic lime green and black colouring. I do.


A Tale for the Time Being
A Tale for the Time Being
by Ruth L. Ozeki
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and exciting read, 31 Oct. 2013
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I enjoyed this a lot. The hook is the diary of a teenage Japanese girl that washes up on the coast of a remote island off Canada, to be found by an older woman writer who then tries to translate it. There's a lot about cultural differences and about the difficulties of translation. It is also a compelling narrative, as different stories are revealed. Try it.


Aquarian 6 inches Quik-Bounce Practice Pad
Aquarian 6 inches Quik-Bounce Practice Pad
Offered by Rockem Music
Price: £32.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great, 31 Oct. 2013
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Nice and neat, good size and I like the red edge, arrived quickly. A reasonable cost, not exactly cheap, but not a rip-off either.


Good Food: Easy Student Dinners: Triple-tested Recipes (Good Food 101)
Good Food: Easy Student Dinners: Triple-tested Recipes (Good Food 101)
by Barney Desmazery
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Does what you think, 30 July 2013
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This is a great little book, with sensible, cheap and easy recipes mixed with some more imaginative and slightly trickier meals. Great for those teenagers heading off to fend for themselves, at least you know that they won't starve!


Spear & Jackson 5110WF Traditional Stainless Steel, Long Handled Weed Fork, 12-inch
Spear & Jackson 5110WF Traditional Stainless Steel, Long Handled Weed Fork, 12-inch
Price: £8.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why don't all forks have long handles, 30 July 2013
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This is such a good idea! The long handle gives you that extra bit of leverage when trying to dig out a dandelion tap-root, plant leeks or anything. I have one of these and have given them to two friends who swear by them too. Try one, and your wrist-muscles will thank you for ever.


New Selected Stories
New Selected Stories
by Alice Munro
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.90

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection, 30 July 2013
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This review is from: New Selected Stories (Hardcover)
Alice Munro is as good as everyone says. These short stories are perceptive, warm crystallizations of very human problems and desires. They challenge and illuminate and her prose is a delight.


The Best Of Guru's Jazzmatazz
The Best Of Guru's Jazzmatazz
Price: £7.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Still great, 30 July 2013
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This still sounds amazingly fresh, and my 15-year-old son was quick to identify the influence Guru has had on what is being written now. Buy it!


May We Be Forgiven
May We Be Forgiven
by A. M. Homes
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite up to the hype, 30 July 2013
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This novel seems to be all over the place this summer, and I enjoyed it. There were times, however, when I wondered where it was heading, and having finished it, I'm still not sure. Having said that, there are some excellent passages and memorable writing - you may get more out of it than I did.


I Hear the Sirens in the Street (Detective Sean Duffy)
I Hear the Sirens in the Street (Detective Sean Duffy)
by Adrian McKinty
Edition: Paperback

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric, 30 July 2013
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I grew up in Belfast in the 70's and 80's and McKinty has captured the very strange atmosphere that existed at the time - it is good to be reminded just how extraordinary that time was, and a recent visit to Northern Ireland showed me that the tensions are still there. The political situation is central to this book, as Sean Duffy, the protagonist, is a catholic in the RUC, but McKinty has written an excellent detective novel with the troubles as its backdrop, not a history book. I won't summarize the plot, as one of the pleasures is the way that Duffy goes from investigating the discovery of a corpse in a suitcase to uncover a much bigger crime (and John De Lorean gets a walk-on part). This is the second Sean Duffy novel I've read, and I'll be coming back for more.

Final comment - my copy had bee very badly proof-read with a number of typos (UDr for UDR) which was annoying - particularly as the prose is quite poetic at times, and you want to be sure that a surprising choice of word is just that, not a mistake.


OCR 21st Century Biology A: Revision Guide (Collins GCSE Essentials)
OCR 21st Century Biology A: Revision Guide (Collins GCSE Essentials)
by Bob Woodcock
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 30 July 2013
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A good, clear summary of the course, my son was happy to use this, and said it was helpful. This is a new course, and there aren't many alternatives to this book on the market yet, but this is good.


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