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Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley (Industrial Archaeology of British Isles)
Industrial Archaeology of the Tamar Valley (Industrial Archaeology of British Isles)
by Frank Booker
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars The Tamar Valley you never knew existed., 13 Nov. 2015
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I first read this book back in 1968 when living in the area. It has since been updated (1971) but the essence remains the same. Not for everyone but the nature of the book gives indications of the social history of the area and how the industry has waned leaving the beautiful Tamar Valley as a place of quiet beauty when once it was a hive of industry.


The Lion and the White Rose
The Lion and the White Rose
by Richard De Methley
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Bad grammar!, 24 Feb. 2015
Sentences starting with 'And' occur five times in the first three pages. It would work perfectly well without the word at the beginning of sentences but unfortunately I found it rather off- putting.


Crocheted Flowers (Twenty to Make)
Crocheted Flowers (Twenty to Make)
by Jan Ollis
Edition: Misc.
Price: £4.99

12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor pattern explanations, 12 Sept. 2013
The art of writing crochet patterns is not easy therefore the addition of crochet pattern charts helps enormously. As an experienced crocheter I found some of the patterns confusing, with a little rewriting they could be more easy to understand. For example when making the Passion Flower p34 the first instruction is to make a slip ring, then "2ch,6sc (UK double crochet) into the ring" By slip ring I presume they mean a magic ring whereas normally a slip ring is the starting loop for a chain. Okay so we make the 6sc(UK dc)pull to close, pull what? Not helpful as this assumes one knows how this ring works, ss into top of 2ch.
Round 1: 1 ch, 1sc(UK dc)into base sc(UK dc) 2sc (UK dc)into each of next 7ch. What next 7 chain? we haven't made 7 chain anywhere yet! The UK terms added in brackets also add to the confusion as it makes the reading difficult. It would also be helpful at the end of each row or round to be given a total number of groups, chain spaces or stitches that should have been created so that we know we are on the right track. A book of seemingly easy projects but not suitable for someone without previous experience.
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Handbook of Crochet Stitches: The Complete Illustrated reference to Over 200 Stitches
Handbook of Crochet Stitches: The Complete Illustrated reference to Over 200 Stitches
by Betty Barnden
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooky bible!, 31 Dec. 2012
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Exactly what I wanted and refers to the British stitches not American which can be very confusing. I use this with my students and it helps to have both the written instructions and the diagramatic instruction, a great help to see what the piece should look like which isn't always apparent from an illustration. Excellent.


Bradshaw's Handbook
Bradshaw's Handbook
by George Bradshaw
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £6.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Comparing notes!, 31 Dec. 2012
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This review is from: Bradshaw's Handbook (Hardcover)
Looked interesting from the T.V. and now we can compare notes with Michael Portillo. Made more attractive because of the facsimilie of old print and adverts of the time. Delivered quickly.


Hoya 67mm Pro-1 Digital Circular Polarizing Filter
Hoya 67mm Pro-1 Digital Circular Polarizing Filter
Price: £48.39

5.0 out of 5 stars good service, 31 Dec. 2012
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Orderedt his quite late but it arrived in plenty of time for Christmas, good service appreciated. Exactly what my son wanted, he is very pleased.


Pugster Pink Angel Teardrop Swarovski Elements Crystal Drop Dangle Earrings For Women Girlfriend Birthday Gifts
Pugster Pink Angel Teardrop Swarovski Elements Crystal Drop Dangle Earrings For Women Girlfriend Birthday Gifts

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty pink ear-rings, 31 Dec. 2012
The picture is misleading because it doesn't give any indication of the size of these ear-rings, a coin or measure would be useful shown in another picture or somebody wearing them.


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