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Art: The Whole Story
Art: The Whole Story
by Stephen Farthing
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.57

4.0 out of 5 stars but a great reference, 9 Mar. 2015
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Readable, well presented, the " whole story" perhaps going a bit far, but a great reference book


The Complete Richard Hannay Stories (Wordsworth Classics)
The Complete Richard Hannay Stories (Wordsworth Classics)
by John Buchan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £1.99

5.0 out of 5 stars ... have all the Hannay stories in one volume is wonderful, John Buchan is the father of the modern ..., 9 Mar. 2015
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To have all the Hannay stories in one volume is wonderful, John Buchan is the father of the modern spy story, without Hanny there would probably have been no Bond Bourne, and along with Rider Haggard he created the adventure story genre in which Wilbur Smith writes


Edwin Jagger DE87 Imitation Ivory Double Edge Safety Razor
Edwin Jagger DE87 Imitation Ivory Double Edge Safety Razor

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 9 Mar. 2015
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Nice razor well balance only criticisms that the handle can be hard to grip with wet hands


Osma Bloc - Alum Block 75g (Soothes Shaving Irritation)
Osma Bloc - Alum Block 75g (Soothes Shaving Irritation)
Offered by MERX Health & Beauty
Price: £5.27

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 9 Mar. 2015
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It is what it is, a shaving essential


Taylor of Old Bond Street 150g Eton College Shaving Cream Bowl
Taylor of Old Bond Street 150g Eton College Shaving Cream Bowl
Offered by The Executive Shaving Company
Price: £9.95

4.0 out of 5 stars As expected excellent quality refreshing smell, 9 Mar. 2015
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As expected excellent quality refreshing smell, but does not ( for me) shave quite as well as thevSandlwood


The Loom of Youth (Bloomsbury Reader)
The Loom of Youth (Bloomsbury Reader)
by Alec Waugh
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Hello to all that..., 25 July 2014
Having been educated at an all boys public school during the 80's, I came to this novel at university whilst reserching a disertation on public school literature. I have to disagree with the other reviewers, I found the book almost comforting, the trappings and outward appearance of the publuic school system may have changed but its core values have not, the fundamental nature of the beast is immutable and Waugh taps into this perfectly. The issues I had to facfe at a libberal arts college were often confusing have come from this type of enviroment and Waugh's book provided a touch stone and proved to me that I had not imagined my childhood. . Books such as this and Stalkly and Co alowed me to recalibrate my world view and put it into context and by providing a reference point made the transition into adulthood much easier. It's true that in daily life having won School colours and knowing how recognise a first declention Latin noun have little or no relevance. To those who did not grow up in the sytem this book should show that it is not one of privilage, in fact much that I was expossed to as a School boy would be a contrevention of human rights should a convicted prisoner under go it today, the sytem is just different and in a liberal democracy that is something that should be celebrated, to those who did grow up that way its a reminder of where we came from. Like Graves's " Good bye to all that" it is no love letter to the public school, but it is a teenage boy's honest view of the world he saw, and being written by ALec Waugh it is perfectly executed.


The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook: The First Guide to What Really Matters in Life
The Official Sloane Ranger Handbook: The First Guide to What Really Matters in Life
by Ann Barr
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flashback, 5 April 2014
Having grown up in the world described and being a teenager when the book first came out, I find its resurgence both charming and somewhat confusing. The book was a parody of a moment in time, a journalistic in-joke that spiralled out of control. As much as Chaucer's characters or a column in Private Eye this book was a social lampoon ( al be it an affectionate one), that belonged to Pucci Pizza, the Hurlingham Club and MPW. Most of the Schools referred to have since become co-ed the regiments disappeared or merged. It should be taken as what it is and no more, an artefact of social history,


Zuleika Dobson: An Oxford Love Story (Collectors Library)
Zuleika Dobson: An Oxford Love Story (Collectors Library)
by Max Beerbohm
Edition: Hardcover

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Black Roll neck stuff, 16 Nov. 2013
I first heard this book on Radio 4, it provided a mid day break from my normal routine of doing nothing as a post graduate student, ( i use the term " student" puerly as the English language has yet to provide me with a better term for the officially sanctioned indolence that characterised my academic life). So impressed was I that as soon as the book was completed on radio I dragged my self of to Bristol's Waterstones and ordered a copy. The book when it arrived provided a wonderful excuse to continue doing nothing in pseudo Bohemian coffee shops around Clifton and feel immensely superior to the enthusiastic undergraduates coining exactly the same thing with copies of Brideshead. being able to read this book in public and not spill my coffee due to laughing out loud remains the gradates achievement of my academic career


175 Vegetable Curries: Deliciously Hot and Spicy Recipes from Around the World, Shown in 190 Beautiful Photographs
175 Vegetable Curries: Deliciously Hot and Spicy Recipes from Around the World, Shown in 190 Beautiful Photographs
by Mridula Baljekar
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, 19 Oct. 2013
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Great addition to the kitchen well illustrated and easy to follow what more can one want in a cook book?


Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free
Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free
by Joel Fuhrman
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.54

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fantastic, 19 Oct. 2013
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I have been drifting towards Veganism for a while, though reading the Engine 2 diet this book is somewhere between the two Epstynes it's more scientific than Rip's Engine 2 books but more accessible than his father's


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