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A Listmania! list by Meanie (UK)
 
Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters
1.  Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters by David Hockney
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  "Beautifully-illustrated book.  Regardless of whether you agree with Hockney's theories, you will be itching to visit a gallery and stare inanely at paintings."
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Brewers' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
2.  Brewers' Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "you will need a strong will to close this book - look something up at your peril!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Last Word : Questions and Answers from the Popular Column on Everyday Science
3.  The Last Word : Questions and Answers from the Popular Column on Everyday Science by Mick O'Hare
The list author says:
  "An addictive compilation from The New Scientist... all of your everyday questions answered.  (New Scientist web version is even better!)"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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The Shops - How Why and Where to Shop
4.  The Shops - How Why and Where to Shop by India Knight
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  "Especially good for Londoners, a shopping guru shares her secrets with warmth and wit.  (Pants of Steel is very funny)"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

The Science of Cooking
5.  The Science of Cooking by Peter Barham
The list author says:
  "Sauces, gravies, pastry...  a bit drier than Heston, but a fascinating read for anyone who really wants to know 'how it works'"
29.09   Used & New from: 19.83
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Larousse Gastronomique: The World's Greatest Cookery Encyclopedia
6.  Larousse Gastronomique: The World's Greatest Cookery Encyclopedia by Prosper Montagne
The list author says:
  "buy this bible for your foodie friends - full or concise versions available"
Used & New from: 15.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Art Forgers Handbook
7.  The Art Forgers Handbook by Eric Hebborn
The list author says:
  "Ultra-readable, and genuinely fascinating for artists.  This cheeky book is filled with comic anecdotes and practical tips on forgery!"
Used & New from: 88.75
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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1001: Paintings You Must See Before You Die
8.  1001: Paintings You Must See Before You Die by Stephen Farthing
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  "Buy this...  it's hugely eclectic and packed with fascinating paintings you might never have discovered."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Radio 4's History of Private Life (BBC Audio)
9.  Radio 4's History of Private Life (BBC Audio) by Amanda Vickery
The list author says:
  "This entertaining audiobook has proved to be a goldmine of little known details about women and domesticity in history"
20.59   Used & New from: 14.72
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

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