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Mirror of the Invisible World/D1102P: Tales from the Khamseh of Nizami
Mirror of the Invisible World/D1102P: Tales from the Khamseh of Nizami
by Peter J. Chelkowski
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful and top quality book to read and enjoy its illuminated Persian miniatures paintings, 9 Aug. 2016
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This book is a gem. "Khamseh" by Nezami is one of the most popular Persian poetry book written after Ferdowsi's Shahnameh. It contains seven sections and above all two of the most famous lovers's stories Shirin and Farhad, Leylan an Majnun. The two stories that every body in the middle East and the rest of the world have heard of. Since C 14th The book has been so popular that every ruler of the time had ordered that his court painter and calligrapher produce an illuminated copy for him to read and enjoy.
This book cover English translation of the three stories Shirin/Fardhad; Leyla/Majnun and The Seven Princesses ;supplemented by beautiful reproduction of illuminated Persian miniatures paintings. The book is printed on a top quality paper and each painting is reproduced and attached to pages.An excellent book to read. and to just look at to enjoy


Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
by Reza Aslan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jesus : the singer and his song . Not Jesus the Christ !, 18 May 2016
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This is a book about Jesus life and his deeds before being put on the cross . If you expect to hear what different churches are up to; forget it. This book is not about Christianity after Jesus . It is not about the church either. It is purely about a jew who wanted to guide people who were suffering under the military might of Roman military rule. He came from a humble family . His vision and guidance gave hope to many thousand people at the time(and after) . It is an enlightening book in a sense that it explains the origin of many conceptions that were invented by Church after Jesus. Like Trinity, Original Sin etc,
It is always refreshing to go back to the original time and re- examine the origin of a religion without adverse and extensive add on by organised establishments . This book is about the life of Jesus ; the singer and his song.


Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Digital Camera - Red (20.3 MP)
Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Digital Camera - Red (20.3 MP)
Offered by Phonaticz
Price: £299.99

20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Canon PowerShot SX720 HS experience, 27 April 2016
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I bought this camera because of its pocket size and powerful zoom of 40X. the operation was very easy and good . I was very impressed with the landscape and close up quality. The zoom was very tricky to focus on. But once it had focused and the picture taken ;the picture was sharpe and
colours were very correct. I enjoyed using it but had to return it because I did not want to use it with tripod to get the zoomed photos.
There are other Canon which provide similar zoom for my need without the need of tripod. Sometimes zoom is focused on the nearest object and does not by pass it to the object further away(a bird on the tree). For this very reason I had to retuned the camera.
My overall rating is : it is a very good camera, with lots of features. All the photos are good and colours are natural and exact.
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The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp: The Persian Book of Kings (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
The Shahnama of Shah Tahmasp: The Persian Book of Kings (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
by Sheila R. Canby
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £49.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent publication. I was delighted to see that all ..., 27 April 2016
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Excellent publication . I was delighted to see that all the pages, which are normally scattered in different places, in one volume. Good quality print. If you can read Farsi it will be an extra delight. I wish the dust cover was printed on a better quality paper and could show illuminated aspect of this excellent book. I am saying this because this a pauper version of the limited edition which were beyond many readers financial means.
This is a coffee table book to go back to it and gaze at its painting everyday to cheer you up. Very engaging illustrated book to have.


Nature's Nether Regions
Nature's Nether Regions
by Menno Schilthuizen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.46

3.0 out of 5 stars It is a good book to certain extent, 9 Jan. 2016
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It is a good book to certain extent.. As a Lepidopterist I had to dissect Genitalia of different butterflies for identification purposes. OK i enjoyed what I was doing and it was necessary but for general public it is not an exciting subject.I have no doubt that the author was very keen to discuss different dimensions and oddities of the genitalia but the big picture was quickly lost in the details.


Sonic Prostate Health Massager | Best Home Use Prostate Massage Device | Effectively Stimulates Blood Flow | Promotes Healing and Reduces Symptoms of BPH and Prostatitis | BONUS: Prostate Massage Manual eBook by Harvard MD - DR. Ronald M Bazar
Sonic Prostate Health Massager | Best Home Use Prostate Massage Device | Effectively Stimulates Blood Flow | Promotes Healing and Reduces Symptoms of BPH and Prostatitis | BONUS: Prostate Massage Manual eBook by Harvard MD - DR. Ronald M Bazar
Offered by Home Health Store
Price: £49.50

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars This is simply a vibrator in a different format. ..., 9 Jan. 2016
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This is simply a vibrator in a different format . Any vibrator being used to massage prostate could achieve the same thing . Having said that, it is design and made to achieve a vibrator job.


The Strangest Family: The Private Lives of George III, Queen Charlotte and the Hanoverians
The Strangest Family: The Private Lives of George III, Queen Charlotte and the Hanoverians
by Janice Hadlow
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The writer like to right and impress others by her skill in ..., 8 Dec. 2015
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Although the writer had read most of the document but the length of time it took to compile them into a book create a lack of consistency and disjointed presentation . The writer like to right and impress others by her skill in using words and english language this has lead to long speculative and unrealistic passages. The book could be shorter and more coherent in terms of event timescales. Always read the original diaries, written during or after this time. They are all available free on the internet.


Eighteenth Century: Europe in the Age of Enlightenment (The Great Civilizations)
Eighteenth Century: Europe in the Age of Enlightenment (The Great Civilizations)
by Alfred Cobban
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars ... the History when the foundation of all institution and great buildings are formed, 3 Jan. 2015
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Avery exciting time of the History when the foundation of all institution and great buildings are formed. A very informative narrative and excellent pictures make if a frequent reference book.


Age of Expansion (The Great Civilizations)
Age of Expansion (The Great Civilizations)
by Hugh Trevor-Roper
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful coffee table book for frequent reference, 3 Jan. 2015
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Another informative book in this series. The narrative and pictures rae complimentary and very interesting to read indeed. A beautiful coffee table book for frequent reference.


The Flowering of the Middle Ages (The Great Civilizations)
The Flowering of the Middle Ages (The Great Civilizations)
by Joan Evans
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It is mostly concern with architects of the time therefore ..., 3 Jan. 2015
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It is mostly concern with architects of the time therefore lots of drawings of places .
Unless you are building fanatic the narrative is very poor


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