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Say What: New Words Around Town
Say What: New Words Around Town
by Keith Barker-Main
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Chugger author fails to secure shelf space, 14 Nov. 2014
If you like words, especially if you like working out where they come from, then this book may be for you. The author specialises in creating new words with a comic twist. The most well known is possibly his commingling of Charity and Mugger to create "Chugger", but the book is filled with other creations. Some are clever, many raised a wry smile, but at its end I was happy to pass the book onto someone else, rather than have it occupy one of my hallowed shelves to await re-reading.


Never Seconds: The Incredible Story of Martha Payne
Never Seconds: The Incredible Story of Martha Payne
by Martha Payne
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tearful happy journey to a full belly, 24 Nov. 2012
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Having read every word of the NeverSeconds Blog since April I wondered what else could be added, but pre-ordered all the same. How wrong I was to doubt and having read this in 24 hours, I am in awe at the magnificent Dad with which Martha is blessed. Now that I see his care in protecting his family from the media and his unbelievable restraint despite the overpowering provocation from his local Council.

Rising above all that the family has transformed their trauma into providing help for the hungry schoolchildren of Malawi and it was impossible to read this part and remain dry eyed.

Here are no "media people" or celebrities, they could have been the "family next door". Would we have been so sure footed and measured had this been our story?


Flash Superstore Black Water Resistant Neoprene Soft Zip Case/Cover suitable for Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201, Transformer Pad TF300 & Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 (10-11 Inch Tablet)
Flash Superstore Black Water Resistant Neoprene Soft Zip Case/Cover suitable for Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201, Transformer Pad TF300 & Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 (10-11 Inch Tablet)
Offered by FLASHSUPERSTORE
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Fits Looks Good and Leaves Alone, 24 Nov. 2012
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The case fits the TF700T (Transformer Infinity). The zips work smoothly and whether open or shut the case looks like the minimalist design it is. The case leaves out any other functionality, with no spurious pockets, windows or fancy extras.


Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon
Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life Inside the Harry Potter Phenomenon
by Melissa Anelli
Edition: Paperback
Price: £12.24

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a DANGER to your health, 31 Oct. 2011
If you are in any way a HP fan - do NOT begin reading this book late in the day/evening. You will be unable to put it down until you reach the end. I did not know this and foolishly started reading mid evening and so did not get to bed until 3am.
The author follows multiple threads of the HP world and places it firmly inside the context of the Muggle life she and others live. This and a snappy writing style means there is no place you can stop reading until the white pages appear at the end.


Harry Potter: Page to Screen
Harry Potter: Page to Screen
by Bob McCabe
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £32.49

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you are a fan of the films then you HAVE to read and own this book, 31 Oct. 2011
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If you are a fan of the HP films who can handle seeing "behind the scenes", then you just HAVE to read and own this masterpiece. I have just torn myself away to rest my aching neck, legs and wrists, after 4 hours non stop reading the first 118 pages (covering the first three films).


High Speed 90 degree (Right Angle) HDMI Cable Lead 3 m braided Supports 1080p
High Speed 90 degree (Right Angle) HDMI Cable Lead 3 m braided Supports 1080p

3.0 out of 5 stars Do NOT buy for Panasonic P50GT30B Plasma TV, 22 Jun. 2011
Speedy free delivery, great looking product..... BUT it will not fit my Panasonic P50GT30B TV. Reason? HDMI plugs have a narrow and a wide part, so they only plug in one way round. The Right angled plug has the wide part at the top of the plug. HOWEVER the P50GT30B needs the narrow part at the top of the plug.

Of course I had anticipated this difficulty, so before buying the plug or TV had downloaded the user manual from Panasonic. The detailed diagram confirmed that the plug was the right way round to fit. OK?
Well it would have been OK had the Panasonic manual shown what what they had built, but the TV as supplied has the sockets the other way round to what is shown in the manual.

Amazon and InCarCables are almost blameless in this debarcle. Almost? Well Amazon could have dropped a hint that this might have be an issue best resolved by inspection of the hardware itself and InCarCables could have offered cables with the other orientation.

HOWEVER Amazon like the wonderful people they are have provided a refund. Smiles all round!


Eco Battery Wizard
Eco Battery Wizard

33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but will never work alone, 2 Dec. 2008
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Have just received this device and (re)charged 18 Nicad/NiMh. There is a snag to the "clever" microprocessor control logic. If the rechargeable cell has completely discharged, so that it shows zero voltage, then THIS charger declares it as BAD - which for some brand new NiMh cells was just possible but most unlikely. What I had to do for these and some other cells was start off (re)charging them in another, less intelligent, charger for a couple of hours. After that if THIS charger still declared the cell to be bad then I threw it away, but for my brand new NiMh cells and most others, it then saw the cell now had some voltage and got on with the recharging.
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