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The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
by Claire North
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.85

5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this, and am about to re-read it., 23 July 2015
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First rate writing from an author new to me.... and what an introduction!
It is not often that speculative fiction finds something entirely new in its midst. But this is that rare event!
Well-formed characters, an original idea, well plotted, what more could one ask?
Recommended!


Kingdom / Paul the Record [Explicit]
Kingdom / Paul the Record [Explicit]
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say?, 23 July 2015
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I really do like this.
Five stars, too.
The musicianship is spot on, the eclecticism is bewilderingly brilliant.
It's labelled as "Explicit", and it is, in parts - some lyrics are probably 'Not Suitable For Work'.
But shock schlock is not what it's about - think Pythonesque iconoclasm, maybe a hint of where Zappa was trying to go?
Defies description. I'm struggling here.
Whether it would shock your granny (or your good self) I cannot tell for sure, but I retired 16 years ago and it makes me laugh happily, amongst other emotions.
The falsetto Taxi Driver is a real hoot.
This _does_ require a good quality sound system for best enjoyment (good earphones are fine).
The one inch speakers on most laptops and tablets will render a false impression, as will a pair of bargain price PC speakers.
Recommended to the musically courageous! Hope you like it too.
If you do like this, then you will love "Ogadimma", I'm sure.
website: http://www.apatt.com/


Slide Whistle Pen - Whistle While You Work
Slide Whistle Pen - Whistle While You Work
Offered by CuteBitz Limited
Price: £5.90

3.0 out of 5 stars Works OK, but not a good idea at work!, 1 July 2015
We paid around a quid for ours - which is what it's worth, we reckon.
But it is a slide whistle that works, with a cheap biro in the handle.
Not recommended for whistling at work, someone might well seize the whistle and offer to stab you with it!
It is good fun in a party situation, and produces a clear sliding note. Well, ours did, but the quality is probably variable.
At around a pound, not a bad buy for a party toy.


Get Plucky with the Ukulele: A Quick and Easy Guide to All Things Uke
Get Plucky with the Ukulele: A Quick and Easy Guide to All Things Uke
by Will Grove-White
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

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5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another 5-star review for this excellent book!, 23 Jun. 2015
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This is clearly a very popular book indeed, and we love it!
Many of our family & friends who are into ukuleles will be getting this for Birthday/Christmas/whatever...
But...
A word of warning from reading all the other reviews - it seems to be unanimous that the Kindle edition does not work well on the Kindle-slab itself - reportedly OK on the Kindle App when installed on something more substantial.
We loved everything about the book - it's a mini-encyclopedia of all things Ukulele - the fascinating history and personalities who have played and promoted the Uke particularly interested me.
Jimi Hendrix started with a ukulele!
Who'd have thought it?
So very many fine reviews have already been written that (to save your time) I'll recommend the one by my new friend "Urbanmeister" whose review immediately persuaded me to buy this excellent book.
....................What he said!.................
<grin>
Strongly recommended for anyone who enjoys the ukulele, or just thinks they might.


Ripper Street - Season 1
Ripper Street - Season 1
Dvd
Price: £7.49

2.0 out of 5 stars Underwhelming saga with good costumes., 16 Jun. 2015
Underwhelming indeed - as other reviewers have pointed out the series perpetrates several errors that spoiled it for us.
Now - your mileage may vary - you might like it (lots of people do), but if you like your period details right it'd probably not for you.
If you're not bothered about detail, I'll not spoil your enjoyment with a tedious list of oopsies.
The costumes were pretty good!


small sieve tea strainer 7cm seive ALL METAL
small sieve tea strainer 7cm seive ALL METAL
Offered by Britannia eSTORE
Price: £1.72

4.0 out of 5 stars Neat little sieve, 10 Jun. 2015
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Works well, and does the job


Ever Ready Replacement Blades Corn Plane 10
Ever Ready Replacement Blades Corn Plane 10
Offered by Health & Beauty Online
Price: £1.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Good blades, 10 Jun. 2015
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Good quality blades that do the job in a standard corn plane....
If you have corns, verrucas, or something small that needs planing, this is recommended.


Casio AD-5ML Mains adaptors for Casio Keyboards
Casio AD-5ML Mains adaptors for Casio Keyboards
Price: £9.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the tin, 10 Jun. 2015
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Genuine article, does the job well on our MG-510


StarTech 11 Piece PC Computer Tool Kit with Carrying Case
StarTech 11 Piece PC Computer Tool Kit with Carrying Case
Price: £13.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Good little tool kit, 10 Jun. 2015
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Good little tool kit indeed...
The quality is not the very best, but it works well and the tools stand up to normal use OK


The Last Dragonslayer: Last Dragonslayer Book 1
The Last Dragonslayer: Last Dragonslayer Book 1
by Jasper Fforde
Edition: Paperback
Price: £5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Fforde on form here!, 10 Jun. 2015
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Excellent Jasper Fforde seris that starts right here.
Strongly recommended to Fforde fans and others wanting to try this imaginative author.


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