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The Takeaway Secret: How to Cook Your Favourite Fast-food at Home
The Takeaway Secret: How to Cook Your Favourite Fast-food at Home
by Kenny McGovern
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and very tasty, 2 Oct 2010
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This book gives you very easy to follow instructions which will allow you to recreate certain famous fast-food restaurants' meals. The ingredients listed are easy to get, are not too expensive, and put together they taste great.

The War Against Cliché: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000
The War Against Cliché: Essays and Reviews 1971-2000
by Martin Amis
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bad Writer, Great Reviewer, 10 Oct 2009
Anyone unfortunate enough to have read Martin Amis's fiction could be easily forgiven for deciding never again to pick up anything with his name on the front. In this case, they would be wrong. This is very funny, very passionate criticism. Amis lauds many of literature's greatest figures, such as Larkin, Coleridge, Nabokov and Dickens. This work is at its best, though, when he turns nasty: the relentlessly scathing essay on Thomas Harris's Hannibal alone makes this book worth purchasing.

Wuthering Heights (Norton Critical Editions)
Wuthering Heights (Norton Critical Editions)
by Emily Brontë
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.95

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Norton's 'Wuthering Heights', 7 Jun 2009
As you would expect from any Norton critical edition of a text, this is far more detailed than other editions. The notes at the bottom of the pages are decent - the handy translations of Joseph's dialect are helpful. (It must be said, however, these notes are not as extensive as the Penguin Classics edition.) It contains a selection of Emily Brontë's poetry, a detailed account of the editorial process after the novel's initial publication, and a wide selection of reviews from when the text first appeared.

For a Norton Critical Edition I did feel it was slightly light with regard to more recent criticism. It contains just five recent critical essays - one of which is on the problems associated with depicting Heathcliff in film versions of the text. Where, for example, is Dorothy Van Ghent's important 'On Wuthering Heights'?

This is probably the best edition any reader of this text could buy. It is not, however, as exhaustive as one might like.

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