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Two Drawer Lockable A4 Suspension Filing Pedestal Cabinet Cupboard Matching Piranha Graphite Black Desks and Home Office Furniture - Blenny PC 10g
Two Drawer Lockable A4 Suspension Filing Pedestal Cabinet Cupboard Matching Piranha Graphite Black Desks and Home Office Furniture - Blenny PC 10g
Offered by Piranha Trading
Price: £59.95

1.0 out of 5 stars I would havebeen better going to a furniture store and buying one assembled ..., 11 Feb. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I am having to totally reinforce this piece of kit, without doing it this will fall to pieces. You are not going to get a decent piece of kit using just the screw driver supplied, buy wood screws, power drill etc......Shocking quality.
I will see how this tutns out before decidied wether to send the piranha cupboard back.
I would havebeen better going to a furniture store and buying one assembled for the grief this has caused me.

Getting Over The Storm
Getting Over The Storm
Price: £8.72

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy, relaxing and well produced, 6 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Getting Over The Storm (Audio CD)
UB40 have consistently produced great music for over 30 years now, so to expect something ground breaking or totally new from them is a bit too much, the band are all 50 something's after all, but what they do, they do very well. The smooth, easy laid back rhythms are here in abundance, as is the quality production that we have come to expect from them post UB44.
Being a die hard appreciator of their music I will always support them, they have championed Reggae music ever since conception, so they deserve every bit of credit that comes their way, they have stayed true to their music (my god they have had their critics!!!)
I would not say this is their best work to date by any means, but it is a good album and worth the money.
Do not be misled by the country tag, this is a UB40 album. Yes, there is pedal guitar and there are country songs covered here, but that does not mean that the rhythms are not of Jamaican origin, albeit in that distinct UB40 vein. The one thing that sets this album apart from any of their earlier work, apart from one, it is totally about love, losing out on love or matters of the heart, and this is the big reason why the album works, the tone of the recording somehow could never have carried self penned lyrics such as Tyler, One in Ten or King, and that in itself shows the distinctly different direction that the band have taken.
Stand out tracks for me here are 'Blue Bilet Doux', a Brian Travers penned, heart wrenched belter, totally believable. 'Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain', a reworking of a Willie Nelson song that sits perfectly with the bands feel of their own music & 'On the Other Hand', a reworking of a Bob Dylan tune that the band did with the late Robert Palmer many years ago. There are others that stand up to those mentioned, and there are one or two that are not to my own musical personal preferences, but having said that, knowing what I know now, I would still go out and buy the album.
This album will do nothing to win over any hardened reggae heads, it will also do nothing but annoy their vocal detractors, but the band have always stuck 2 fingers up to them by making the music that they do, and the millions of UB40 fans out there have always had this unquenchable thirst for more, and like myself, they only care that this British musical institution are still skanking away and doing what they do best.
The world would be a duller place without them.
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The Gangs of Birmingham From the Sloggers to the Peaky Blinders
The Gangs of Birmingham From the Sloggers to the Peaky Blinders
by P. J. Gooderson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.98

26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blows open a lot of theories and fairy tales from days back when, 14 Dec. 2011
This book is a graphic piece of social evidence from an era that was tough and when times were undoubtably hard, it is written about Englands second city during a period of massive economic growth, but it highlights a much darker side of the city's history, taken from factual newspaper reports & legal documents, that highlight what could possibly be the earliest form of youth culture known to the UK.
The violent problems in the city would be looked at by the rest of the country in the same way as football violence used to be seen as the 'English disease' by the rest of the world...almost a 'Birmingham disease', Birmingham was a place that was to be avoided becuase of the social problems.
It highlights the slogging gangs of Birmingham that would battle with enemy gangs resulting in injury or even death, it highlights the difficulty of the police force, a force plagued with alocoholism due to the fact the men were under constant physical attack from unappreciative and suspicious Brummies who detested anyone 'who turned copper' or 'grass' as it would be known now.
The book tracks gangs of thieves, well known hard men of the time and details the main men or leaders of the gangs. It highlights in detail the problems between the English and Irish communities in the cheapside and digbeth areas, an area to this day that is locally known as 'the Irish' part of the city. It highlights major violent flashpoints in the city's history.
But the book at the same time describes a vastly changing landscape, of local districts becoming a city, and at a time when young men were working in the thousands of trades that would see Birmingham flourish.
It is a must for anyone that is mistaken into thinking that youth culture, and the violence that goes with it, is a modern day phenomenom. It dispells the myth that fights in days gone bye would be sorted with a 'straightener', or that knives and blades were never used, knives were commonplace.
The pages detail innovations of how the peaky blinders hid blades in clothing were not lost youth cultures that would follow, the innovations of the master forgers that would flood London with fake money.
I read this book in three days and would recommend it highly to anyone with an interest in youth culture or in the history of the working class people of England in the late 1800's, where working class roots were born and working class mentality forged.

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