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Reverse Your Diabetes: The Step-by-Step Plan to Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes
Reverse Your Diabetes: The Step-by-Step Plan to Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes
by Dr David Cavan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.09

5.0 out of 5 stars ... is basically the same as that in the also excellent 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet by Michale Mosley), 19 July 2016
My dad reversed his type 2 diabetes following this advice (which is basically the same as that in the also excellent 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet by Michale Mosley): be more active, reduce calories, particularly from carbs and even more particularly from refined carbs. Still not official UK government advice, but then it can be like turning a battle ship to change official advice. Lots of official inertia and resistance from professionals who have staked their reputations on dispensing the discredited old advice (i.e. keep getting most of your energy from carbs).
Buy the book, follow the rules, and hopefully your diabetes will go or at least become less severe and not require as much or any medication.


Mid Morning Matters Series 2 [DVD] [2016]
Mid Morning Matters Series 2 [DVD] [2016]
Dvd ~ Steve Coogan
Price: £11.54

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly superb, again., 20 April 2016
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Yet more searing genius from Coogan and co. So glad that he and Armando Ianucci have kept Partridge alive, particularly with the infusion of fresh writing talent in the superb Gibbons brothers. Coogan is the greatest comic ever in the English-speaking world IMHO (perhaps the whole world) and this series confirms that. Every detail, linguistic and physical, of his performance is rich in dark comic brilliance and insight into our vanities. It's all too rich to take in in one sitting, so buying the DVD for repeat viewings is a must.

This late Partridge is such a treat. The stripped-down format of Mid-Morning Matters seems to distill the genius even more purely than the great "mockumentary" series that preceded it. We should all be grateful that Coogan hasn't abandoned Partridge, which he must know will be his great legacy, notwithstanding his obvious talent for straight drama (winning an Oscar for Philomena's screenplay) and presumably the greater riches on offer in Hollywood. Let us all pray for another series...


The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose weight fast and reprogramme your body
The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet: Lose weight fast and reprogramme your body
by Michael Mosley
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired my diabetic father to lose nearly two stone and ..., 20 April 2016
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Inspired my diabetic father to lose nearly two stone and bring his blood sugar readings down to the cusp of non-diabetes. Hopefully he'll get all the way soon. Dr Mosley is a national treasure and a major public health champion. Not only is he a trained doctor, he writes very well too.


Miele Complete C3 PowerLine Bagged Cylinder Vacuum, 4.5 L 1600 W - Black
Miele Complete C3 PowerLine Bagged Cylinder Vacuum, 4.5 L 1600 W - Black
Offered by Dalzells Of Markethill
Price: £149.78

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 20 April 2016
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Good strong vacuum cleaner. Not too noisy either.


The Portuguese:A Modern History
The Portuguese:A Modern History
by Barry Hatton
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent history. Hatton has a great eye for the ..., 20 April 2016
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An excellent history. Hatton has a great eye for the telling or witty quote and is a fine observer of the Portuguese, as an expat Brit who has married a Portuguese lady and lived in the country for +20 years. Indeed, the Portuguese language translation was a best seller in Portugal and was much commented upon there. Highly recommended.


The Classical Guitar Compendium: Classical Masterpieces Arranged for Solo Guitar
The Classical Guitar Compendium: Classical Masterpieces Arranged for Solo Guitar
Price: £15.90

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent compendium. Clever transcriptions of many classical masterpieces as ..., 20 April 2016
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Excellent compendium. Clever transcriptions of many classical masterpieces as well as a few good studies for the more diligent students. Clear guidance on playing too, and with a useful CD with performances by Mrs Mermikides too.


Unspeak: Words Are Weapons
Unspeak: Words Are Weapons
by Steven Poole
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit dated in subject matter and slightly like a padded out magazine article, 1 Jun. 2015
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A bit dated in subject matter and slightly like a padded out magazine article, but Poole is always interesting and eloquent.


Franz Schubert  15 Selected Songs   Low Voice (Book And Cds) Book/2Cd (Vocal Library)
Franz Schubert 15 Selected Songs Low Voice (Book And Cds) Book/2Cd (Vocal Library)
by VARIOUS
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great selection of these songs, 1 Jun. 2015
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Great selection of these songs. Nice to have the diction lessons included too if you're taking it properly seriously. The accompaniments are OK - sounds like a Clavinova rather than a real piano, and they sometimes take odd liberties with rubato that can throw you off (maybe I'm just not keeping proper time, though). Overall a very good product though. Oddly little competition out there. I'd assumed I could find the piano accompaniment to all Schubert's famous songs for free online with a quick google, but so far I haven't been able to. If anyone has a link to lieder accompaniments (especially for low voices), I'd be most grateful if you could share it. Thanks.


ASUS 900 Mbps Dual Band Wireless N Router - Black
ASUS 900 Mbps Dual Band Wireless N Router - Black

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent router. I had suffered unreliable internet connections with ..., 1 Jun. 2015
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An excellent router. I had suffered unreliable internet connections with my expensive plusnet fibre to the home connection for a long time. The router supplied by plusnet (the technicolor) clearly wasn't giving a stable signal, as the internet light kept blinking on it. Plusnet weren't much help - they could only check that the line to my house and the BT modem were working OK, which they were. I guess they couldn't admit the 'free' router they supplied is likely defective, but that clearly was the problem, as this Asus router has proved.

Its signal is both stronger than that of the free plusnet one and--crucially--more steady. I no longer suffer endless buffering and inability to load simple pages as I did before. These happened even when I had three out of five bars of reception with my previous router. The problem wasn't so much signal strength as reliability. So far this Asus hasn't dropped once. Video all loads without a hitch in every room of the house, even when multiple devices are connected.

The set-up wasn't totally straightforward plug and play, and I did need to obtain my account details from plusnet first (available easily enough once I'd logged in to my online account over 3G on my phone). But I was up and running within 20-30 minutes of only minor hassle.

Highly recommended.


The Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore
The Collected Stories of Lorrie Moore
by Lorrie Moore
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

5.0 out of 5 stars ... up there with Alice Munro as one of the great contemporary (indeed, 11 Sept. 2014
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She's up there with Alice Munro as one of the great contemporary (indeed, all time) short story writers. Varied, piercingly observed and moving, these collected works are a treat and a bargain.


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