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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: White Ladder Press (18 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905410352
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905410354
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 0.7 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,120,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stephen Giles is a journalist and author whose books range from parenting to DIY. He was born in Sussex, England and now lives in North Wales. He has worked as a newspaper journalist and editor, a football pundit and a language tutor. He is a long-suffering supporter of Manchester City FC, an affliction which has endowed him with deep reserves of patience and a keen sense of the absurd.


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Who wouldn’t like to save money?

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Stephen Giles is a highly experienced and professional writer. He is also author of the bestselling parenting titles: From Lad to Dad and You re the Daddy

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Upton on 22 Dec. 2008
Format: Paperback
When I saw this book in the library, my first thought was that it would be full of suggestions that I'd already heard of, but I thought I'd give it a go.

I was fooled by the first suggestion or two being things I hadn't heard of, and I started a list of web links to follow up.
However, it quickly went downhill ...

Most of the book was a mixture of obvious things:
Use your library,
Use store loyalty cards,
Grow your own veg,
Use BBC iPlayer for free TV (Yes, it was published this year !)
Make a babysitting rota
Drink iced water to keep cool in summer ! (No, really !)

Or outrageous things that the ordinary person would never do:
Shoot wild animals (legally)
Cook and eat roadkill
Generate your own hydroelectric power (Initial outlay £11,000+, erm)

Rarely do I feel I've wasted my time reading a book.
In this case, I really felt I was reading a book full of ideas pinched from other people's books/websites,
mixed with common sense (Insulate your house. Compost your foodwaste.)
and sold back to me.
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