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Mind, Body & Soul
Mind, Body & Soul

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars its okay, 20 Jan. 2013
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a useful cd for background music for pilates lessons. not much more to say - a reasonable music selection which does not intrude


Cramer Ceramic / Enamel Repair Kit for Baths, Sinks and Counter Tops, Colour: Alpine White
Cramer Ceramic / Enamel Repair Kit for Baths, Sinks and Counter Tops, Colour: Alpine White
Offered by ppp ltd
Price: £20.65

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Works OK, 20 Jan. 2013
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The product works OK. However the paint finis seems a bit fragile - will have to see how well it wears


Kärcher WV50 Window Vac - Window Cleaning Vacuum
Kärcher WV50 Window Vac - Window Cleaning Vacuum

5.0 out of 5 stars Crystal clean windows, 20 Jan. 2013
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Have not bothered with spray bottle etc - just the vacuum and it is as good as everyone else has said. If you want clean windows this is a great tool


Jigsaw Puzzle Roll Holder - Make, Move and Store your puzzles with this Jig Roll Includes Free Puzzle
Jigsaw Puzzle Roll Holder - Make, Move and Store your puzzles with this Jig Roll Includes Free Puzzle

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what we needed, 20 Jan. 2013
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Jigsaws had taken over the main table This roll allows us to store up jigsaws when we need space !!!


Filofax A5 Week on Two Pages 2013 Diary - White
Filofax A5 Week on Two Pages 2013 Diary - White

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Insert for filofax, 20 Jan. 2013
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This insert is the heart of the filofax system. I could not envisage one without a diary for the year


Wacom ACK20501 Bamboo Stylus Nib Set (Pack of 3)
Wacom ACK20501 Bamboo Stylus Nib Set (Pack of 3)
Offered by Toys 2000
Price: £3.09

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect product, 20 Jan. 2013
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Exactly what I needed - the first tip lasted just over a year so these should last for 3yrs. Brilliant


Cooking with Chocolate: Essential Recipes and Techniques (Book & DVD)
Cooking with Chocolate: Essential Recipes and Techniques (Book & DVD)
by Frédéric Bau
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £29.95

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive book on cooking with chocolate, 8 Feb. 2012
This book is just brilliant. We have started at the first recipe and are working our way through the book. Excellent photographs of the mouth watering results !! Had to buy a second copy , could well be a feature in all of our homes. Highly recommended


CrystalTec Foam Roller - Blue, 90cm x 15cm
CrystalTec Foam Roller - Blue, 90cm x 15cm

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just what the Pilates student wanted, 29 Dec. 2011
This was exactly what i needed, delivered promptly at a reasonable price. A good product and no issues with the order or delivery. I use it almost daily as part of my Pilates workout


Eastern Inferno: The Journals of a German Panzerjager on the Eastern Front 1941-43
Eastern Inferno: The Journals of a German Panzerjager on the Eastern Front 1941-43
by Hans Roth
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £25.00

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars War in the east as seen through the eyes of a soldier., 1 Oct. 2011
Written in the language of the soldier, the original notebooks of Hans Roth obviously presented a serious challenge to the translators. Roth wrote using terminology and phrases that were unique to his time, and life as a soldier and the authors occasionally struggle to translate his words into something that the modern reader would understand. However, the resulting novel is a compelling account of a man at war.
Hans Roth was obviously a dedicated family man with the soldier's longing for home and family. At the same time, he was a firm believer in his cause and routinely expresses the conviction that the Russian troops are sub human barbarians. Completely immersed in the barbaric warfare on the Eastern Front. Roth's journals record in plain, almost casual, language the death and destruction of everything that the battles touched.
His accounts of the horrific conditions of trench warfare in the frozen mountains, swamps and plains of Russia and the almost offhand descriptions of the weather conditions are recorded as he saw them and as they affected him. The book includes anecdotes that emphasize the barbarity of what happened: the use of `mine dogs' to attack tanks and people and the use of mental patients to clear minefields are just a couple of the images he records.
The constant cold, intense shelling, attack from the air and the endless hordes of Soviet infantry are all recorded in the same dry tone. Rarely does the author record any detail of feelings. The death of comrades is told dispassionately the destruction of a whole division in just a couple of sentences. However, as the journals progress the strain on Roth shows as the accounts become shorter and terser with longer gaps between entries. The reader can only imagine the true suffering, the indescribable fatigue, the constant freezing cold or blistering heat and the endless waves of Russian attacks.
I would have enjoyed the book more if there had been slightly more contextual data. To Roth the battlefield was an endless succession of nondescript villages, towns and trenches and this is how the book comes across. A more complete map of the areas involved would have helped my understanding.
A soldier's description of the maelstrom that was war on the Eastern Front. Well worth reading.
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Brilliant Interview (Brilliant Business)
Brilliant Interview (Brilliant Business)
by Ros Jay
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the help you need, 26 Sept. 2011
What a great book. It was recommended to me and I wholeheartedly endorse it. The questions may appear obvious, in retrospect, but this book helps you understand what is really being asked and to think through the answers. Better than rehearsed scripts it give ideas on how to assemble key facts, i.e what makes you special, and get them across in interview.


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