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Landi: Homo fugit velut umbra... /L'Arpeggiata · Pluhar
Landi: Homo fugit velut umbra... /L'Arpeggiata · Pluhar
Price: £15.61

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Audiophile quality recording and tremendous fun with it, 18 Dec. 2011
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Very often music from this era attracts sterile performances that make you wonder why anyone ever listened to it in the first place - not so with these artists. Not only is the quality of the music outstanding, the reproduction is absolutely outstanding and with a good system this CD will make your hair stand on end. Fantastic performance.


La Tarantella - Antidotum Tarantulae /Galeazzi · Beasley · L'Arpeggiata · Pluhar
La Tarantella - Antidotum Tarantulae /Galeazzi · Beasley · L'Arpeggiata · Pluhar
Price: £15.43

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Early music therapy - foot tapping stuff once again from this talented group, 18 Dec. 2011
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In the Middle Ages, there was thought to be a disease called "Tarantismo", which was supposed to be caused by the bite of a tarantula. The only way of dealing with this was by music therapy (no, I am not kidding) and through the dance known as the Tarantella. Intrigued? Well, I was - and this album doesn't disappoint. It is a collection of tarantellas, about half of which were written in the 17th century, the rest of them being more modern - largely because the dance was so infectious. Played by this astonishing group, the music really comes to life and the recording quality is beyond reproach.


InDesign CS5 For Dummies
InDesign CS5 For Dummies
Price: £12.09

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a good advert for the Dummies series, 5 Oct. 2011
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As a previous reviewer suggested, this is not the book to buy if you are new to Indesign - it reads more like a feature reference work. The organisation is poor and the author discusses advanced features like libraries before there is any mention of how to create your first document using the program. If you want a primer, the Indesign volume from the Peachpit Classroom in a Book series beats this one hands down.


Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone - Black / Silver
Gigaset SL400A Twin DECT Bluetooth Cordless Phone - Black / Silver
Offered by liGo
Price: £140.17

33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely piece of kit, 26 Jan. 2011
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We have tried various DECT phones in the house and they have all fallen short one way or the other, usually because of poor keyboard and ergonomics (the current Panasonic line) or simply due to such cheap build quality that the units fell apart. Quite why there are so few quality phones available that are built to last, I do not know, but the SL400 is one of them. The units are quite small, about the size of a large mobile, but they are well made and comfortable in the hand. The keys are easy to use although if you are elderly and have fading vision they might be a problem, but they do have a backlight, which is a tremendous help. The keyboard action is positive, the screen is fairly high definition and easy to read and you can even increase the size of the typeface if you find the default size hard to read. The volume is okay, though it could do with a few steps more volume at the earpiece on the phone and the handsfree volume is far too quiet. Works well with bluetooth and I transferred all my address book from an iMac without breaking into a sweat. The manual is available as a pdf, but the firmware works well and the menus are simple to understand. Setting it up involves plugging everything in and er... it works.
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RØDE VideoMic Stereo On Camera Microphone
RØDE VideoMic Stereo On Camera Microphone
Price: £144.00

15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable mike, but cheap hotshoe foot, 17 Sept. 2010
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There is no denying that this is a good piece of kit, with a nicely made metal casing, but for some reason Rode have used an incredibly cheap plate for the hot shoe attachment. The unit we had wouldn't fit onto any camera we tried until we took it off and filed it down! I guess we had bad luck, but if Rode brought the standard of this part up to the rest of the unit, it would be a real winner. If you run into the same problem, the hot shoe is attached with a cruciform screw, so it is easy to remove and modify.
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Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Classroom in a Book
Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 Classroom in a Book
Price: £26.59

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good workbook, 7 Aug. 2010
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Great book if you are learning Dreamweaver and html/css. Note that the lessons that come on the DVD in the printed version of the book are available from a download link given on the opening page of the Kindle edition.
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Cooking Apicius: Roman Recipes for Today
Cooking Apicius: Roman Recipes for Today
by Sally Grainger
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.00

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cooking Apicius, 3 Feb. 2009
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Just about the best guide there is to recreating Roman food, with a good selection of dishes and plenty of advice about how to find and make fish sauce, which it has to be said, is something of an acquired taste... Good fun.


Manwood's Treatise Of The Forest Laws (1717)
Manwood's Treatise Of The Forest Laws (1717)
by John Manwood
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £37.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Best avoided unless you are desperate for a copy, 3 Feb. 2009
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The publisher has prefaced this reprint with a paragraph to the effect that the repro isn't of the best quality. Boy is that an understatment - it is clear that they didn't have access to a good quality copy to begin with, but many of the pages are blurred and quite a few are virtually unreadable. If you are planning to do any academic work using this reprint, I would advise caution, because it is hard to decipher the text in many places with anything approaching confidence. At the price, I cannot recommend it.


Tournament Of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Asia
Tournament Of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Asia
by Shareen Brysac
Edition: Hardcover

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A reasonable intro to the subject, but full of copy errors, 19 May 2001
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This is not a bad book, but it is not a good one either. The main problem with it apart from appalling copy editing which has left it full of spelling errors, is that the authors have simply strung together a series of accounts of different adventures with little by way of linking narrative. It is competently written, but the writing lacks excitement and appears to have been drawn from readily available secondary sources. Worth a read as an introduction to the subject, but avoid it if you have read anything else - The Great Game by Hopkirk is a much better book.


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