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De-Bird Bird Repellent Scare Tape - Deterrent Ribbon Stops Damage and Deters Pests - Silver Diamond Pattern - 125 Ft/38.1M
De-Bird Bird Repellent Scare Tape - Deterrent Ribbon Stops Damage and Deters Pests - Silver Diamond Pattern - 125 Ft/38.1M
Offered by Tried-And-True
Price: £9.90

5.0 out of 5 stars THIS IS GREAT, NO LESS ! WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE ?, 2 Aug. 2016
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The Scare Tape is very well designed, effective, durable, versatile, and is of a generous length.


SMSL SA-36A Audio Stereo Amplifier - Silver
SMSL SA-36A Audio Stereo Amplifier - Silver
Offered by Treasure Nova
Price: £41.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MINI GOLIATH, 2 Aug. 2016
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Compact, powerful, easy, excellent!


SanDisk Clip Jam 8 GB MP3 Player - Black
SanDisk Clip Jam 8 GB MP3 Player - Black
Offered by MyMemory
Price: £24.99

4.0 out of 5 stars TINY, BUT DOES A GREAT JOB., 2 Aug. 2016
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Very good all around, provided you don't need too much volume and you don't mind the "fiddly" aspect that comes with it being so tiny. One irritating feature (although our "all-year-round" usage is unusual) : every forty eight hours, it decides to lower its volume output to about half, so it needs regular manual adjustment. Outside these (very personal) restrictions, it's fine.


By The Sea [Blu-ray] [2015]
By The Sea [Blu-ray] [2015]
Dvd ~ Angelina Jolie Pitt
Price: £7.24

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars full of exciting cinematic touches, 15 April 2016
Whether or not she knows it, Angelina Jolie Pitt’s script of By the Sea digs its roots deep into Shakespeare’s twelfth sonnet which concludes with “And nothing 'gainst Time's scythe can make defence, Save breed, to brave him when he takes thee hence.” The theme of time’s inexorability and breeding as futile defence against the passing years, to which Jolie, as director and leading actor, adds leitmotifs of self-disgust, revulsion and physical violence, amount to a very ambitious film indeed! The pace - mostly slow to very slow - is well judged and uncompromising. The opening touches are full of exciting cinematic touches and proleptic markers : as they approach their destination, a sea wave just misses their car ; a cat and dog emerge from behind a parked vehicle to spy on the arrival of the troubled couple, Vanessa and Roland (Jolie and Pitt) ; Vanessa insists on resting her Yves-Saint-Laurent spectacles on the lenses, while Roland fastidiously rights them to prevent further damage ; on entering their palatial hotel room, they immediately rearrange the furniture in an attempt, perhaps, to regain control over the loose cannons their lives have become. Roland is an alcoholic novelist suffering from writer’s block, Vanessa is a retired ballet dancer ; they are on a mission to reconstruct their lives and ruined marriage ; as he tries to write, she whiles away the hours, reading women’s magazines. Roland befriends the hotel manager (beautifully underplayed by Niels Arestrup) and spends most of his time in the bar, drinking until he can barely get up and return to his room ... So far, so good ... We are now introduced to the film’s central metaphors ; when it comes to the movies, we are all accustomed to a degree of tolerance regarding suspension of disbelief, but there are limits. During Roland’s absence, Vanessa has discovered in one of the walls a hole left by an obsolete central heating pipe which has been removed, and through which she is able to spy on the young couple who occupy the adjacent room ; this hole opens the way to two intriguing subthemes : that of living vicariously, in real life, but also through cinema, the hole being a symbolic viewfinder, and her vision through it being here represented as a quasi rectangle, through the felicitous contrivance of table legs and a tablecloth strategically positioned in the room under observation ; unfortunately, the piece of removed plumbing leaves us with a metaphor that doesn’t hold water : how could such a blatant blemish have failed to be repaired, or escaped clients’ complaints ? Furthermore, Roland, now spying together with his wife, is at pains to shield the hole to avoid the sound of Vanessa pouring liquid in a glass to reach the other room, but he thinks nothing of projecting his voice across the room and is, indeed, not overheard by the unsuspecting couple! ... The other contentious metaphor is Angelina Jolie’s extraordinary face, and extraordinary make-up which occasionally evokes the questionable charm of the Panda bear! Other than that of Tutankhamen, a more mesmerizing MASK would be hard to find, a veritable gift to the insatiable lens and, yes, the camera loves her ; the problem is, so does Angelina Jolie! Or DOES she ? Is so much make up perhaps trying to hide self-loathing ? But whose? Jolie’s ? Vanessa’s ? Any ambiguity might have been dispelled by a few lines of dialogue, or a short scene where we may have discovered her without makeup and in the process of (re)constructing a mask which she feels she must wear even when alone. Admittedly, at one point we see her taking her makeup off, but the more she removes, the more seems to appear! Does one detect a resemblance with Nefertiti ? Is the inclusion on the soundtrack of Gainsbourg’s song named after the great Egyptian queen a coincidence ? Be that as it may, despite its thickness, the mask reveals an exceptional vulnerability, a thoughtful and profound scrutinizing of individual suffering of which Angelina Jolie Pitt has had her unfair share ; we closely witness her unbearable pain ; the film stands as worthy witness to the actress’ own recent reconstruction and, in that sense alone, is more than worthy. The acting is generally faultless, even if it is a little sad to see Richard Bohringer rather cruelly underused. The cinematography is exceptionally fine-grained, the light so well captured as to be virtually palpable. And so we come full circle, the couple has found itself again, vicariously, partly through “cinema”, and through the near-destruction of the “other” couple. Roland concludes : “We should stop watching, we don’t need them anymore, we have our lives.” He puts his old typewriter away and we discover that he had managed, after all, out of their agony, to squeeze a novel which shares its title with the film.
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Bolse® Newly Designed 300Mbps Wifi Wireless-N USB Micro Mini Adapter - Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.5 Greater; 2.4G 802.11ngb 32-Bit and 64-Bit Compatible(*Does NOT Support Win8.1*)
Bolse® Newly Designed 300Mbps Wifi Wireless-N USB Micro Mini Adapter - Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8; Mac OS X 10.5 Greater; 2.4G 802.11ngb 32-Bit and 64-Bit Compatible(*Does NOT Support Win8.1*)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Nov. 2015
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An excellent product which was perfectly packaged and promptly delivered! Many, many thanks.


Q-Connect KF24057 Laminating Pouch A4 Matt 80-Micron (Pack of 100)
Q-Connect KF24057 Laminating Pouch A4 Matt 80-Micron (Pack of 100)
Price: £15.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product; nothing else to say really, 30 Nov. 2014
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Excellent product ; nothing else to say really.


La faute de l'abbé Mouret
La faute de l'abbé Mouret
by Émile Zola
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In one of the great marathons of the Rougon Macquart, 15 Aug. 2014
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In one of the great marathons of the Rougon Macquart, Zola develops the internal conflict inherent in the battle between the opposing forces of nature : mysticism and an ineluctable sense of reality, offer the merciless battle ground where the protagonists struggle for air and survival in a journey which takes them through heaven and hell. This book is one of literature's greatest summits.


Germinal (Penguin Classics)
Germinal (Penguin Classics)
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A monument to the human spirit and to the gradual ..., 15 Aug. 2014
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A monument to the human spirit and to the gradual reduction of Man's inhumanity to Man. The Rougon Macquart places Zola in a pantheon where, as an equal, he rubs shoulders with Shakespeare, Dostoevski, Wagner, Freud ... enhancing their endeavours to put in perspective the almost impossible struggle to reach a civilized society.


The Sopranos - The Complete Series [DVD] [2007]
The Sopranos - The Complete Series [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ James Gandolfini
Price: £44.99

5.0 out of 5 stars First Class Copy-Book Lessons in All Departments, 17 Feb. 2014
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Try as you might, you will not fault The Sopranos : the series goes from strength to strength, with all its aspects bouncing off each other magnificently ; whatever you may enjoy in film-making, you could not see it better demonstrated : the writing, producing, casting, directing, acting, lighting, sound recording, all melting together in the crucible of immaculate cinematography. Nothing ever seems contrived, as all events originate from the extraordinarily astute writing which inexorably develops to create characters who react to situations which, in turn, progress from their development. A very rare televisual jewel.


Korg GA-1 Guitar Tuner
Korg GA-1 Guitar Tuner
Price: £9.47

4.0 out of 5 stars As good as it can be, 4 Oct. 2013
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A very simple, concise device ; does what it promises, although it likes some strings more than others ... don't we all ?


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